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summits and wordcamps
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Here are a few summits and WordCamps to attend in the next few months

With the world still dealing with COVID issues, conferences and WordCamps are still going virtual. On the one hand, it allows everyone to attend something they may not have previously. On the other hand, we miss out on the opportunity to go to places like Bolivia, Japan, and Europe. Hopefully, we can begin attending in-person events by 2022. This week, I learned that one conference in the digital space is planning to return to an in-person meeting by November. This may be a good sign for the future. Regardless, we have several conferences and WordCamps coming in the next few

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use Jetpack Boost to Improve your Sites Load Times

One of the easiest ways to improve your Google Web Vitals site performance is to use the just out beta Jetpack Boost plugin on your site. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new admin menu item called; Jetpack Boost In your order to use Jetpack Boost you will need to connect it to your WordPress.com account for making the Jetpack connection. After you have connected Jetpack Boost you will see what the performance results are for the site before the performance gains have been made. The site performance uses the Google PageSpeed API. The

Featured image: Page Builder Summit 2021
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Page Builder Summit 2021 kicks off May 10th introducing more users to page builders

Anchen le Roux and Nathan Wrigley are back this with their second Page Builder Summit. The summit was well attended in October of last year and will surely be so this year. The two are hosting 35 industry experts who are focused on helping you take advantage of the many page builders to grow your business. The summit is, of course, free, and it kicks off on Monday, May 10th, 2021. The summit lasts through the remainder of the event. Presentations are recorded, and presenters and hosts will be available during each session. Nathan was kind enough to answer some

WordPress Business
Todd Jones

WordPress Roundup: Video, FLoC and Page Builder Summit

In this month’s World of WordPress roundup, we talk about a funny video by Brainstorm Force, a plugin for Beaver Builder users, FLoC, and the upcoming Page Builder Summit. Let’s ride. Giddy up. Weaks vs. WordPress, a video for fun Weaks vs. WordPress – Video Put this one down in the fun category. The team at Brainstorm Force to a jab at Wix and their commercials in a video. It features two people discussing this new website builder called Weaks.  The video digs into the conception of an easy-to-use designer versus important functional features like SEO-friendly and bug-free. The video

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Cleanup the WooCommerce GeoIP Related Transients

WooCommerce is one of the most commonly used plugins to add e-commerce features to a site. One of the most regular issues that WooCommerce can cause to a site in terms of performance in the site’s database is related to transients. Transients are temporary data that is stored as options in the options database table. But certain types of WooCommerce transients do not expire and then get deleted as expired transients. If you are using the geolocation feature to work out the customer’s default location which uses the MaxMind API then those transients can cause a lot of bloat. You

mainwp help
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

New to MainWP? Here’s where to find help

New to MainWP? Welcome to the family! We are happy you are here. Now, I know, I know, sometimes getting started with MainWP is like drinking from a firehose. There is so much to learn. Maybe you are tempted to put it off for a while because some other platforms are already set up, and you just start clicking buttons. Some have put it off and eventually came back to MainWP. Yeah, you will have to spend some time learning a bit and bridging the gap, but it is well worth your time. But, it’s not like you don’t have

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Disable Google FLoC on your Child Sites

Google is in the process of rolling out Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) in the Chrome browser. FLoC is intended as a replacement for cookies as interest-based marketing solution that can be used in the same way cookies are currently used. Google FLoC raises a number of privacy issues and due to GDPR rules in place in Europe currently, the FLoC trial is not being rolled out there. WordPress may or may not end up having a filter or a setting in WordPress core that can be used to disable Google FLoC on your site.  But for the moment you can

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use the Social Proofy Service on your Site

Social Proofy is a service for providing social proof on your website easily. The WordPress for the Social Proofy integration is really easy to use. In order to use Social Proofy on your site, you will need to signup for an account. Pricing starts at $3 a month for up to 1,000 impressions and goes up to $84 a month for 1,000,000 impressions. After you have installed and activated the plugin on your site look for the admin menu called; Social Proofy In the Social Proofy dashboard click on the integration section and then click on WooCommerce. Copy the site

toolbox
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

The April Toolbox: We are talking 3D icons and Reddit.

In today’s edition of Toolbox, we will take a look at 3D icons, Reddit Mania, a backlink tool, and a freelance calculator. Additionally, we are going to talk about a little bit of Toolbox news. So sit back and enjoy. 3D icons that will pop 😉 Icons. There are tons of packages out there. Some are free; most are relatively inexpensive. An icon can really help you communicate your idea visually. I recently came across a set that caught my attention. The 3D icons are something I haven’t seen before. To be honest, I can’t tell if they are really

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use the Ivory Search plugin to Improve your Site Search

Improving default site search on your site is essential to help users find relevant content. In the case of sites running WooCommerce then improved product search is worth changing to. One useful plugin for improving the search on your site is Ivory Search. After you have installed and activated the plugin then you find all of the relevant settings in the Ivory Search admin menu. The first step is to create a new search form, you can create as many search forms as you want for the site. Select the post that post types you want to include in the

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