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Todd Jones

3 Tips to help you write less boring content

Over 4.8M blog posts were published today. That is according to Internet Live Stats. Why are readers going to read your content? There is so much competition in the market that you can’t afford to have content that fails to deliver. You need to move beyond yawn inspiring blog posts. Today, I am going to give you three tips to help you write less boring content. Do your own thing A while back, I did a video where I talked about why it is a bad idea to steal content. In essence, people are copying how everyone else creates content

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the Powered Cache plugin to Improve your Child Sites Load Times

Powered Cache is an easy to use plugin which contains a number of useful features in the free version and includes a number of extensions in the premium version of the plugin. After you have installed and activated the plugin on your child site it will add a new admin menu on your site named; Powered Cache In order to have page caching work using the Powered Cache plugin, you will need to go into the basic options settings and then enable it. You can set if you want Gzip compression to be enabled in the sites .htaccess file as

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using Abraia to Easily Optimize Site Images

There is a new image optimization service called Abraia. The service will be able to process JPEG, PNG, GIF, SVG, and WebP image files. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new menu item under; Settings > Abraia In order to be able to use the Abraia service, you will need to create a new account and then copy the API key into the plugins settings. You can set to have images automatically optimized on upload. After you have added the API key into the setting now you can go to bulk optimize images that

random thoughts
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

April Random thoughts from a fellow MainWP user

Just like everything else going on, this article is a little unusual. I mean, we’ve had a crazy year in 2020, huh? I hope you are all safe and doing well. We are all a little bit uneasy right now. I refuse to use “uncertain times” and a few other phrases used during the great COVID-19 Pandemic. That’s not to say these are not extraordinary because they are.  How are you staying busy? Drop your answers in the MainWP Users Facebook Group. Moving on. So I tossed together a few random thoughts for this week’s article. Don’t stop working  We

content Marketing
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Content marketing has a compound effect that lasts for years and helps you generate business

A few years ago, I worked in a customer service call center. That was just one of the more interesting jobs I had. I worked for two mortgage companies. So we serviced home mortgages. I learned way more about the industry than I ever intended to. One of the regular discussions we had with customers was how to pay off their loans faster. We would walk them through an amortization schedule based on what they projected to pay. One thing was sure, the more that they committed to paying the principle of their loan would allow them to pay off

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the AutomatorWP Plugin on your Child Sites

There is a new plugin called AutomatorWP which makes it easy to be able to connect plugins together to create automation workflows. The main AutomatorWP plugin has a free version that currently supports WooCommerce, BuddyPress, GamiPress and LearnDash plugins. After you have installed the main AutomatorWP plugin and any of the required add-on plugins you will need to create your first automation using any of the available triggers. AutomatorWP You can start adding automations using the provided triggers and actions on your child sites. Using the supported triggers and actions you can now easily put together any number of automations.

World of WordPress
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

World of WordPress: WP Feedback launches summit, WordCamp goes virtual

In this month’s World of WordPress, we are going to take a look at a virtual summit hosted by WP Feedback and the first-ever virtual WordCamp. Additionally, we are going to look at keeping your Zoom rooms secure and a few courses you can take for free. Buckle up partner; this is the World of WordPress Roundup. WP Feedback launches Summit in April The team at WP Feedback has decided to host a virtual conference. Jan Koch, the new CTO, has taken his expertise in hosting virtual conferences to help his new team. The conference takes place April 27 –

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Use the WP 2FA Plugin on your Child Sites

Keeping your child sites secure is always worth taking the time to setup now more than ever. There is a new easy to use plugin for 2FA (two-factor authentication) and it is called WP 2FA. The plugin is from the same developers as WP Security Audit Log. After you have installed and activated the WP 2FA plugin on your child site you can quickly go through the setup wizard. The recommended method will be to use the Google Authenticator application which is available for iOS and Android. The setup wizard will guide you through the QR code to scan in

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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

3 tips to utilize content distribution and attract the right audience to your website

I’ve always believed that content promotion or content distribution is the missing piece of many content marketing strategies. After all, if no one is there to see, hear, or listen to your content, then it doesn’t really make an impact. In the movie Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner’s character Ray Kinsella was told that if he builds it (a baseball field), “they will come.” Unlike what Kinsell was told, creating the content (or website) doesn’t mean they will come. They need to know or hear about the content. Enter content distribution. Some people call it content promotion. The idea is

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use the WP Project Manager Plugin

If you need a simple self-hosted project management plugin for being able to deal with client projects a solid option is to use the WP Project Manager plugin. After you have installed and activated the plugin on your site it will add a new admin menu; Project Manager The first thing you will need to do is create a project once you have created a project you can add tasks, milestones, and even discussions. One of the free integrations is with Trello. Where you can import projects, task lists, subtasks, and even users into WP Project Manager. In the settings

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