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Migrate from the Stream Plugin to the WP Security Audit Log Plugin
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Migrate from the Stream Plugin to the WP Security Audit Log Plugin

Stream is a plugin from XWP which works, but compared to newer security audit plugins such as WP Security Audit Log, it is quite limited. Stream can also bloat the site database, depending on how long logs are being stored by. To  reset the database of entries that Stream has created, you can do so from wp-admin; Stream > Settings > Reset Stream Database When you deactivate and delete the Stream plugin, the two custom database tables that the plugin creates will not be removed, unless you click on the uninstall next to the plugin in the plugin list. An

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using WP Optimize Plugin for Site Caching on Your Child Site

WP Optimize was originally a plugin that could easily optimize your child site database and site images. In the most recent 3.0.0 release, WP Optimize now includes support for page caching. To access the site caching feature in WP Optimize, make sure you have updated the most current version. From the admin menu, go to; WP Optimize > Cache Which will show tabs for the following; Page cache Preload In preload, you can set how often the site will have site pages requested, so that those site pages will be cached. The preload in WP Optimize will create a cron

Move to MainWP
Conversion
Sebastian Moran

How to Convert from iControlWP to MainWP for your Sites

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 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 site,

Easy WP SMTP Plugin Vulnerability Update Immediately
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

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 critical zero-day vulnerability issue in Easy WP SMTP plugin, you can read this post. WPScan also has more information. The hack will take the form of an admin user being created, due to a vulnerability in the older unpatched version of the plugin. The siteurl

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

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

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