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ShortPixel Critical CSS Plugin for WordPress
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Use the ShortPixel Critical CSS Plugin on Your Site

Generating critical CSS on your site can help improve front-end performance and remove float issues. Being able to generate critical CSS quickly can be painful if handled manually, or the process can be slow if run locally. There is a new stand-alone plugin for critical CSS generation from ShortPixel. After the plugin has been installed and activated on your site, you will need to add the ShortPixel API, which you can grab from your ShortPixel account. The API key and the settings can be configured in wp-admin from: Settings > SP Critical CSS You can cache Critical CSS for templates

Atarim & MainWP Partnership Announcement
Important Updates
Dennis Dornon

Introducing Atarim Inside MainWP & Vice Versa

Being an agency, developer, and freelancer, how do you handle the entire process of design changes suggested by your clients? Do you get feedback from clients via emails, WhatsApp, etc., and create a list of tasks that still may have ambiguity? How about adding a tool to your workflow where you can visually collaborate with your clients on their websites by putting post-it note-like requests on the page, which are neatly organized? That’s where Atarim comes in handy! 📢 Today, I’m happy to announce the perfect combination for managing your clients’ websites on both front-end & back-end using Atarim inside

Ways to Work Well With Your Web Design Agency
WordPress Business
Editorial Team

10 Ways To Work Well with Your Web Design Agency

Working well with a web design and development partner is a two-way street & becoming the ideal client to work with is the best way to enjoy working with each other and getting the best possible output and results you’ll be pleased with. Now, it’s true that there are hundreds of web dev freelance stories out there, from ghosting developers to missing deadlines entirely. This article will dive into the 10 best ways to work well with your web design agency. Learn how to get the most out of your engagement with your web design and development partner so you’re

August Roundup 2022
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

August Roundup 2022: conferences, messaging, manually installing WordPress and more

In this month’s roundup, we take a look at a some upcoming events, a new platform where you can find more WordPress events, a vulnerability, the importance of messaging in your forms and a couple of new designs. There is a lot to explore, so let’s get started. Shall we? Upcoming conferences Let’s take a look at few of the upcoming conferences and events. Email List Building School Jan Koch of Virtual Mastery Summit is launching an email list building summit in just a few days. The event is free to attend from August 8-12. The event will explore ways

Lazy Loading Background Images WordPress
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Lazyload Background Images in WordPress

A fast loading website is an integral part of building websites nowadays as it may help site visitors stay and explore more. Lazy loading images is one of the techniques which may result in better performance. One of the easy plugins to enable lazyload of background images is called Lazyload Background Images. 1. Lazyload Background Images In the plugin settings, you can also add the selectors for elements that contain background images. By default, the plugin will lazyload background images that are contained in inline CSS. To enable background images to lazyload, navigate to wp-admin, and get into “Lazyload Backgrounds”

Privacy by Design and Foundational Principles
Privacy
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Should You Design Websites with Privacy in Mind?

When building websites for clients, you usually have to juggle multiple priorities, from staying within the budget to presenting outstanding designs that your clients will love, to building out all of the features and functionalities that have been requested. One facet of website design that many designers and clients overlook is the meeting of privacy-related requirements. In this article, we will discuss why you should keep privacy in mind when designing websites, the concept of privacy by design, examples of best practices, and some tips so that you and your agency can build beautiful websites that also meet privacy requirements.

2022 MainWP features
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

2022 MainWP features: Good enough for a crime fighter

The opening story is completely fictional. Do not take this as an accurate account. It is for fun. 🙂 A few months ago, MainWP’s resident support tech, Keith Crain, was monitoring the support tickets when he found a request. The request came from someone who had an email that consisted of Dark Knight and Gotham. Crain thought to himself, “Could it be?” Turns out that the dark caped crusader uses MainWP to manage several sites for his colleagues, a group he called JL.  👀 The Dark hooded knight had a request: Could MainWP launch a dark mode? Crain immediately got

Remove Broken Link Plugin Data
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Remove the Broken Link Checker Plugin Data on Your Site

If you are using the Broken Link Checker plugin on your site, it may cause resource and CPU issues on the hosting server. The blc_installation_log option could get as large as 1MB with 50kb of autoloading data if you have many posts on the site. The options values that the Broken Link Checker plugin uses are; wsblc_options blc_activation_enabled blc_installation_log The Broken Link Checker plugin uses the following database tables to store the data; wp_blc_filters wp_blc_instances wp_blc_links wp_blc_synch The database tables should be removed when you deactivate and uninstall the plugin. However, if they still exist, you can use a plugin

Reasons for Long Term Partnership with WordPress Agency
Tips & Tricks
Editorial Team

10 Reasons to Choose a Long-Term Technical Partnership With a WordPress Agency

A high-quality website can do wonders for online businesses of all shapes, sizes, and niches. After all, your website is the main entrance through which users get acquainted with the products and services you provide. Moreover, businesses with top-notch websites generate more significant revenue and are likelier to establish good relationships with their customers. Remember that the development and maintenance of a site is a time-consuming and all-encompassing endeavor that requires high levels of technical expertise. There aren’t many people who can keep their site fully operational while at the same time staying focused on their actual business growth. This

website care onboarding checklist
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

A Checklist for onboarding WordPress Web Care clients

Today, we are going to ‌take a closer look at a checklist for onboarding WordPress website care clients. At the end of the article, you will find a link to download a PDF version of the checklist. If you don’t already have an onboarding checklist for your website care clients, this article is for you. 1. Add the client to your customer portal and/or CRM Add your client to your client portal and/or client relationship management system. This task should be at the top of your list. Some people have a client portal that they use to manage clients. There

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