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How to Improve The Glance Admin Dashboard Widget

WordPress core includes a default dashboard widget called At a Glance. The dashboard widget will show the number of pages, WordPress version, if the site is public or not, and the active theme. If you are using a plugin like Disable Widgets on your child site to hide certain dashboard widgets, you will need to…

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How to Convert from iControlWP to MainWP for your Sites

Move to MainWP

iControlWP 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 iControlWP to MainWP to manage all your clients’ sites. First, you will need to install MainWP Dashboard to create a Dashboard site to manage all…

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Why Multisite is a Waste of Time

Is WordPress Multisite 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…

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Easy WP SMTP Plugin Vulnerability Update Immediately

Easy WP SMTP Plugin Vulnerability Update Immediately

If you are using the plugin Easy WP SMTP for sending site emails using SMTP, make sure that you update to version 1.3.9.1. Do not delay updating any of your child sites, as using the unfixed version of the plugin gives your child site a high chance of being hacked. For more information about the…

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Which WordPress Core Files are Safe to Delete

Which WordPress Core Files are Safe to Delete

When installed, WordPress will add a number of files which can be safely deleted on any of your child sites. The first of those files is readme.html, which is an information HTML file as part of the famous 5-minute install of WordPress manually. The second of those files is wp-config-sample.php, which is an example of…

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