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Todd Jones

A bona fide way to pay it forward using the Buy Me a Coffee plus 2 more tools

Do you remember the end of Avengers: Endgame? Of course, you do. There was a defining moment that I remember quite clearly. Our superheroes gathered around. What to at this point when it looked utterly hopeless. Thanos was still wreaking havoc. The conversation had a hint of doubt. It went something like this: Carol Danvers: So let’s get him and use to them to bring everyone back. Bruce Banner: Just like that? Steve Rogers: Yeah. Just like that. Natasha Romanoff: Even if there’s a small chance that we can undo this. I mean we owe it to everyone who’s not

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Sebastian Moran

Toolbar Extras Plugin for your MainWP Dashboard Site

Easy access of the menu items on the MainWP Dashboard site would normally be from wp-admin, via the MainWP Dashboard menu. But there are other options if you wanted to be able to have quick access from the admin toolbar. To access MainWP Dashboard menu items on your dashboard site, you will need to install the Toolbar Extras, and the Toolbar Extras for MainWP on your dashboard site. Once those two plugins have been installed, there will be a new admin menu in wp-admin of your dashboard site from; Settings > Toolbar Extras The tabs in the toolbar extras plugins

Power of MainWP
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Getting started with MainWP: Learning what you need to know

You are standing on the edge of a vast canyon. Maybe you are standing on something like the Grand Canyon. Taking that leap is difficult. What if I fall? What if I lose my balance? Why would I take the jump when it is safe here on the edge? No, I’m not thinking about the song Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, but I guess it fits. via GIPHY Maybe that’s what you are thinking right now about trying MainWP. I hear you. I am here to mitigate the risk. Today’s post will walk you through the things you

How to use Cloudflare on your Child Sites
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Sebastian Moran

How to use Cloudflare on Child Sites

Cloudflare is among the most solid CDNs out there and has a considerable amount of data centers. To utilize Cloudflare for your child site, you first need to change the domain’s DNS name servers to use the Cloudflare name servers. Now that your child site is using the Cloudflare name servers (which you can check from DNS Checker), the next step is to set DNS and enter the site domain. Cloudflare will show orange arrows for the domain in DNS, which means Cloudflare will be used. Cloudflare also has an option to check that the name servers are being used.

Is WordPress Multisite a Waste of Time
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Why Multisite is a Waste of Time

If you use MainWP for managing your child sites, you already have a way to update plugins, themes, and push different code changes to those sites without having to deal with multisite performance issues. Multisite allows many subsites to share common plugins and themes. In addition, all sites will end up sharing the same database and server resources. The downside to sharing database and server resources will be explained later. Multisite only database tables wp_site wp_sitemeta wp_blogs wp_blogmeta – New added in WordPress 5.1 wp_blog_versions wp_signups wp_registration_log Global database tables shared over all subsites wp_users wp_usermeta Whilst each subsite will

Move to MainWP
Conversion
Sebastian Moran

How to Convert from iThemes Sync to MainWP for your Sites

iThemes Sync is a Software as a service (SaaS) for managing multiple WordPress sites. MainWP is not SaaS-based and it will never be. It is very easy to change over from iThemes Sync to MainWP to manage all your clients’ sites. First, you will need to install MainWP Dashboard to create a Dashboard site to manage all of the connected sites. It is always recommended to use a fresh WordPress install for the MainWP dashboard site. First, install the MainWP Dashboard plugin, then activate and walk through the steps of the setup wizard.  Once you have set up the MainWP Dashboard

Move to MainWP
Conversion
Sebastian Moran

How to Convert from InfiniteWP to MainWP for your Sites

InfiniteWP is a self-hosted solution for managing multiple sites, but the UI and UX have a number of issues. The initial setup takes a lot longer than setting up a MainWP dashboard site. It is very easy to change over from InfiniteWP to MainWP to manage all your clients’ sites. First, you will need to install MainWP Dashboard to create a Dashboard site to manage all of the connected sites. It is always recommended to use a fresh WordPress install for the MainWP dashboard site. First, install the MainWP dashboard plugin, then activate and walk through the steps of the

Move to MainWP
Conversion
Sebastian Moran

How to convert from ManageWP to MainWP for your Sites

ManageWP is a Software as a service (SaaS) for being able to manage multiple WordPress sites. MainWP is a self hosted solution which is not SaaS based. It is very easy to change over from ManageWP to MainWP to manage all your clients’ sites. First, you will need to install MainWP Dashboard to create a Dashboard site to manage all of the connected sites. It is always recommends to use a fresh WordPress install for the MainWP dashboard site. First you will need to install the MainWP dashboard plugin, then activate and walk through the steps of the setup wizard. 

How to use Action Log for MainWP
Extension Tutorials
Sebastian Moran

Using the Activity Log for MainWP Extension

MainWP now has a very useful way to track changes made on both the MainWP Dashboard site, as well as tracking changes to connected child sites using Activity Log for MainWP extension. First, you will need to install the WP Security Audit Log plugin on all of the connected child sites, which is very easy to bulk install plugins on your MainWP Dashboard site. Next, you will need to install the Activity Log for MainWP extension on your MainWP Dashboard site. Once the Activity Log for MainWP extension has been installed, follow the setup wizard for which child sites where

MAINWP BY THE NUMBERS 2018
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

MainWP by the numbers 2018 [Infographic]

Data is all around us. Chances are you look at data every day. Maybe you have a spreadsheet loaded with Google Analytics information. Maybe you double check marketing statistics every day. Making sense of data is a noble quest. In fact, finding the story in the data is more than a noble quest. It helps users see behind the numbers to find out what is happening. Infographics are similar. It allows a pictorial representation of numbers and statistics. Often, infographics become something of a novelty which creates the kind of interest that gets content shared far and wide. We’ve talked

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