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Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using OptiMole to Image Optimize Your Child Sites

OptiMole is a very easy to use service with a straightforward to use WordPress plugin. Using the OptiMole plugin and service will make it very easy to improve the front-end load times of your child sites. In order to be able to use OptiMole, you will first need to install the plugin on your site. Once the plugin is installed and activated from Media it will add a new menu item. On the new settings page for OptiMole, you can create a new account which you will need to enter your email address. Check your email for the new email

5 types of content
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Planning your content? Don’t neglect these 5 types of content

It’s always interesting when people talk about their content strategy in the content marketing industry. Everyone has their own variation. I tend to see things from 30K feet. In my way of thinking, there are certain types of content you need to have to make sure you don’t have gaps in your content calendar. Today I am going to talk about five types of content that tend to get overlooked when planning a businesses’ content. 1. Tell a story of how your client won with your help What is the one thing that will help you close a sale more

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Cleanup EWWW Image Optimizer Plugin Data

There might be a good chance that might have used the EWW Image Optimization plugin on your child sites years ago to optimize site images. It also means that older versions of the EWWW image optimization stored image optimization records in the postmeta database table. The EWWW image optimization plugin now uses two custom database tables to store images and queues in. In order to be able to remove postmeta records easily created by the EWWW IO plugin, you will need to install the plugin. EWWW IO plugin has a tool to be able to migrate older records from the

Featured image: Content marketing mistakes
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

4 Content marketing mistakes website agencies may not think about

One of the things I have noticed about musicians is they play their songs over and over.  They create an album and spend hours practicing and recording the songs. When they are finished recording, and the album is out, they spend months and months touring while singing and playing the same songs all over again. Do you think they ever get tired of playing those songs?  You can get some insight into that by watching interviews. Some have songs they never get tired of singing. Some may get tired of playing and singing them, but their fans still want to

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use hCaptcha on your Child Sites

There is a pretty new captcha service and it is called hCaptcha. Even better is that hCaptcha is a drop-in replacement for reCaptcha and making the change on a site is very fast and easy to do, also hCaptcha is free to use. The service is privacy-centric and you can track the number of times that hCaptcha has been used to protect your site. In order to be able to use hCaptcha on your child site, you will need to sign up for an account. Once you have created an account you can then view the site key and account

an Independence roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

The Independence Day WordPress roundup that opens up The Pro Toolbox

This past week both Canada and the United States celebrated Independence Days. Well, to be technical about it, Canada celebrated Canada Day on July 1st. The day is considered Canada’s birthday. So, happy birthday Canada! The United States celebrates Independence Day on Saturday, July 4th. So, for the next two days (actually weeks) we will be shooting off fireworks. But, I thought about it earlier this week. What does independence mean? Is it just about the birth of a nation? Is it about being self-sustaining? Is it separating yourself from something or someone that is holding you down? I think

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Even More Useful WooCommerce Code Snippets for your Child Site

WooCommerce is a widely used plugin to enable eCommerce on WordPress site and the plugin includes huge ranges of filters, actions, and hooks, which means that you can extend the WooCommerce plugin without adding additional plugins by using code snippets. MainWP has a really solid extension which allows you to be able to save and execute useful code snippets to all of your connected child sites. In order to be able to use the code snippets then please follow the docs on how to save then execute the specific code snippet that you want to run. When you no longer

innovation & website design
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

The innovation of the website design business and creating an advantage against page builders

It’s getting harder to be a website designer. The barrier of entry is lower and lower. There are a plethora of https://www.sitebuilderreport.com/best-website-builderwebsite builders on the market. And that’s not counting the WordPress page builders. Now Gutenberg is picking up steam. So what is a designer to do? After all, you are competing with people who have never learned to code using self-contained platforms. It seems like once something has gone to market, it inevitably becomes commoditized. We, as a culture, always seem to find a make something more efficient, which means more automated. And so it goes on. The website

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Useful WordPress Code Snippets for your Child Site

WordPress contains a huge number of filters in its core and knowing which filters to use will allow you to be able to make a number of changes on your child sites without having to use any plugins for those changes. MainWP offers a very solid extension to be able to save and execute useful code snippets to all of your connected child sites. In order to be able to use the code snippets then follow the docs, on how to save then execute the specific code snippet that you want to run. You can always disable code snippets when

Emotional Triggers
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Pulling the levers: Emotional triggers to sell you services without being a slimy used car salesman

For a month, I worked on a car lot. Fun times. Being one of the new salespersons, I had to fend for myself. That meant as soon as someone came on the lot, we knew we guys had to run after them and get the “customer” to talk to us first. There is a reason many car lots are going away from the haggle approach. Most buyers just don’t like it, and they will not shop your lot. Buyers come on the lot, and sometimes, they know more than the salesperson does about the car and the prices.  Used car

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