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Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using WP Optimize Plugin for Site Caching on Your Child Site

WP Optimize was originally a plugin that could easily optimize your child site database and site images. In the most recent 3.0.0 release, WP Optimize now includes support for page caching. To access the site caching feature in WP Optimize, make sure you have updated the most current version. From the admin menu, go to; WP Optimize > Cache Which will show tabs for the following; Page cache Preload In preload, you can set how often the site will have site pages requested, so that those site pages will be cached. The preload in WP Optimize will create a cron

PERSUASIVE EMAIL CTAS
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

How to write call to action in emails that are more persuasive and increases conversions

Sometimes I struggle to write about the topic I have chosen. Do you have this problem too? Scheduling a topic helps me keep on track, but sometimes I get to the subject and just scratch my head. The topic then gets tabled until my brain begins to come up with some insight. Recently, I scheduled a topic about call to actions in emails, and I hit a wall. I wasn’t sure how I was going to talk about that. Then something wonderful happened. My friend Nikki did a presentation, and the ideas began to flow. The title of her presentation

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Easily Find When the Last Time a Plugin was Updated

It can be a pain to find out when the last time any of the installed plugins on your child site were last updated, but you may find yourself needing to. You would normally need to go to the plugin’s page on WordPress.org, then check the last updated section to see when the last time the plugin was updated on WordPress.org. Another way to search your installed plugins is to click on the developer tab of the plugin page on WordPress.org, to find previous updates and view the changelog. To assist, there is now a lightweight and easy-to-use plugin called

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to easily add ACF fields to the Registration Form in WooCommerce

WooCommerce is a well-used e-commerce plugin for WordPress. You may find yourself in the position of needing to easily add additional fields to the registration form on My Account on one of your child sites. Luckily, there is an easy way to add additional fields using Advanced Custom Fields. First, you will need to install and activate the ACF plugin on your child site. Next, you will need to create a group of the fields you want to display on the WooCommerce registration form. Look for the admin menu called as follows; Field Groups Then click on Add New. You

Q&A with Matt Davies & Mel Fallon of Funnel Packs
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Q&A with Matt Davies & Mel Fallon of Funnel Packs

Earlier this year Matt Davies and Mel Fallon launched Funnel Packs. It is a service in which the landing page, the email follow-ups, and the lead magnet are packaged for website agencies. Davies has been a web developer for almost two decades and agency owner for 13 years. He spent time creating a process he uses to execute these lead funnels. He decided to share them with other agency owners. The result is Funnel Packs. Each pack comes with an editable Lead magnet, a Landing page using Elementor, a Thank you page, a Welcome email, Nurture emails, and a Sales

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the Better Detection Plugin on your Child Site

If you need a lightweight option for tracking content changes made directly into a site’s database, one plugin which can help is Better Detection. Better Detection is best used In the case where a site might have been hacked, or content for malware was inserted into a site. Once the plugin has been installed and activated, it will add a submenu in wp-admin on; Better Detection Settings The plugin will add two tabs for errors and options. The errors will be in the form of content which has been directly changed in the site’s database, and not from wp-admin. In

Using the Better Speed Plugin to Reduce WordPress Core Request Files
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the Better Speed Plugin to Reduce WordPress Core Request Files

WordPress (by default) will load a number of assets on the front-end of your Child Site, which will slow it down by adding a number of requests for features you may not be using. Some of the requests that WordPress core adds on load include emojis, embeds, dashicons, jQuery migrate, XML-RPC, pingbacks, generator tag, short link, Windows live writer manifest tag, and the RSD generator. There is an easy-to-use plugin called Better Speed, which will allow you to disable those assets from loading on the front-end of your site. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add

Tools
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Store your page builder layouts in the cloud and more tools

From time to time, we like to take a look at new tools for our users. This week, I am going to talk about four new tools you might be able to use in your agency business. The tools we are going to look at include a cloud storage for your page builder layouts, a new form creator with a unique twist, and Google’s latest toy to use with your WordPress website. Let’s get moving. Site Kit by Google I believe this is going to be a gamechanger for may agencies. I can remember setting up or launching a new

Handy Code Snippets for the Yoast SEO Plugin
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Handy Code Snippets for the Yoast SEO Plugin on your Child Sites

Yoast SEO is a well-known, easy-to-use plugin for SEO. Yoast SEO has a number of code snippets that can be saved to limit or disable specific functions. MainWP has an amazing extension for code snippets, which easily allows you to apply code snippets to your child sites. We have taken the time to save out a number of handy code snippets for Yoast SEO into the code snippets GitHub repo. A common bug in Yoast SEO is when you update the plugin, it can redirect to the about page and tour page. You can use this code snippet so this

Hyperlocal lifestyle blog
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

9 Lessons I learned managing up a hyperlocal lifestyle blog

The newspaper industry is declining. I’m not sure if you noticed. There’s even a Wikipedia article about the decline of newspapers. Doesn’t that make it official? My nephew told his dad that “newspapers are for old people.” That kind of puts in perspective. Frankly, we need local journalism, and if it hopes ever to survive, it will need to be digital. Now, it isn’t easy to start a digital journalism website. Certain responsibilities come with being a journalist. You can, however, create a niche or hyperlocal lifestyle site, and since you know how to build websites, you are already halfway