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World of WordPress
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

World of WordPress: Staying productive when Facebook goes down

March is a crazy month. Wouldn’t you agree? For many of us, we are exciting Winter and headed straight for Spring. Who still has snow on the ground? The sun starts to shine a little more and the birds start to chirp. It’s almost like we have come out of a slumber. Regardless, there are lots of things happening. Today we take a look into some new WordPress products, the emergence of plugins for the Gutenberg Editor, how we became more productive on the day that Facebook went down, and where we can find more Women leaders in WordPress. Buckle

World of WordPress
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

World of WordPress: New features from UpdraftPlus, new products and a new live event to discuss

In this article, we are going to take a look at the World of WordPress. We will dive into some new products, check out a new feature from a well-known service, and peer into the future of a great new event. Fasten your seatbelts and hang on for the ride! Style your login page with ease Last year, Jeffrey Carandang from phpBits launched a new WordPress plugin called Easy Login WP. The plugin allows you to create a pretty login page for your WordPress website. There is a free version as well as a premium version. According to Carandang, the

2018 year in review
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

A year in review: A walk through Memory Lane at the MainWP Blog in 2018

As we finish up the year, I thought it would be interesting, or fun, to take a look at some of the articles at the MainWP blog in the year 2018. Consider it a walk down the MainWP Blog Memory Lane. See the most popular articles at MainWP in 2017 This year, it seems like, was dominated by some major changes in our industry. First, there was the dreaded GDPR that launched in Europe. This lead to our friends in that part of the world scrambling to determine if they and their client’s websites were deemed acceptable by this new

WordPress Business
Sebastian Moran

Where will WordPress be in 2019?

What new projects would you want to try to use in WordPress? Common current examples of using WordPress for different site builds include brochure sites or e-commerce stores. You could also use WordPress for different sites types, using WordPress as a headless application, selling download licenses if you had a store which sold downloadable products. Both Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce could be used for selling download products (with a license needed). Other possible uses include using WordPress for powering a film festival site, to sell tickets, or for an events site where tickets are sold. Those type of WordPress

WordPress Gutenberg
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

The Gutenberg editor releases is this week. Are you ready?

It looks like everyone’s favorite WordPress update, 5.0.1 which comes with the new Gutenberg editor, is launching on Thursday, December 6. It seems the decision is to coincide with WordCamp US so that contributors can be available to help with any problems. The project has been pushed back a number of times for various reasons, but the consensus seems to be that it will go forward this time due to the timing of WordCamp US. Undoubtedly, the major players on the Gutenberg team and Automattic will be present and can monitor how updates go. So, what does that mean for

WordPress 5.0
MainWP How To's
Sebastian Moran

How to make sure your child sites are ready for WordPress 5.0

With the WordPress 5.0 release less than two weeks away from being shipped, the release is going to be pushed back to be later than November 27, 2018. You need to make sure that your child sites have been updated to deal with the new version of WordPress. The major changes being the new default Gutenberg block editor. WordPress 5.0 release data has been pushed back due to certain issues, with issues found in the beta, and release candidate being delayed till 22nd November, to warrant more time for beta testing a major WordPress update. The Gutenberg default block editor

WordPress Gutenberg
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Ready for Gutenberg? Here are four resources to help

With WordPress Gutenberg getting closer to its version 5.0 release, WordPress professionals are starting to get up to speed. Not everyone is thrilled with the new editor, but it is clear that it is the future of WordPress editing. Recently, WordPress released a “call out” asking users to try the new editor by installing the plugin. You can disable the editor in the Screen Options box or disable the banner on your MainWP child sites altogether. Of course, there will be a Classic Editor plugin which you can use when Gutenberg rolls out. Getting your client’s websites ready may be the

remove gutenberg banner
Extension Tutorials
Bogdan Rapaic

How to hide the Gutenberg Banner from your child sites

WordPress 4.9.8 release, scheduled for July 31, 2018, will include a banner inviting website owners to try the new Gutenberg editing experience. This banner shows for all users with the back end access and each user needs to dismiss it individually. Hiding this banner on multiple sites can take you some time, however, MainWP Code Snippets Extension can come handy and save you some time. With the following snippet, you can hide the banner directly from your dashboard and hide it for all users. Code for removing Gutenberg Invite Banner Add the following information to your Code Snippets Extension and then

Gutenberg
Roundup
Todd Jones

Blockbuster announcements and Gutenberg update

There have been a few announcements of recent weeks that have made quite an impact in the WordPress space. Today we discuss a few of those including a Gutenberg update, a major WordPress company acquisition, and the announcement of a WordCamp US location. So, if you are ready to ride, then hop on. Giddy up WP Engine acquires StudioPress Some of you may have noticed this week that StudioPress has been acquired by WP Engine. This is really big news and one announced with joy on Facebook by Brian Gardner. Gardner explains he will remain with the company, I will

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Roundup
Todd Jones

WordPress Roundup: How the GDPR effects your WordPress business

In this month’s WordPress Roundup, we are taking a look at Gutenberg, GDPR, Theme Frameworks and learning more about Thin Content from Yoast. Buckle up! Let’s ride. April 2018 WordPress Roundup My Gutenberg Experience Thus Far – WP Tavern Are you ready for Gutenberg? One of the most anticipated new features for WordPress, Gutenberg is set to be released around or after WordPress 5. Jeff Chandler of WP Tavern recently posted an article about his experience with Gutenberg to date. While Gutenberg has some good features, according to Chandler, one of the biggest issues is incompatibility with many of his

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