MainWP Client Report Personalization

I was asked if it was possible to add individual notes to clients when sending out client reports in bulk. As the MainWP community forum had just opened up, I asked there and got this useful reply from Bogdan Rapać.  Having tried this out, I thought I would add a little more context and share…

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What’s new with MainWP Client Reports

Here’s an overview of the two client reports extensions available as part of the MainWP pro package.  Both are more customizable than they may first appear and can be used together. As mentioned in my last video on MainWP  we consider client reports to be essential to our business,  but only to remind customers who…

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Advanced Custom Fields Pro Life Time Deal Is Going Soon

Apologies for mentioning this just after the festive holidays, but the ACF pro plugin lifetime deal is due to end in “early 2020”.  I’m not an affiliate. I’m just a big fan of this plugin. I was in two minds about this. I’m completely behind Elliot Condon’s decision to finally charge subcription, but equally I…

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Client Website Maintenance with MainWP

What’s MainWP MainWP a (5 star rated) WordPress plugin that let’s you turn a WordPress install into a Master Dashboard. From there you manage all your other WordPress sites more efficiently. Updates and changes can be done in bulk with a single button click. We’ve used MainWP daily since 2015  and It’s been central to…

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Using Plugin Load Filter – a performance plugin

In this video post I’m talking about Plugin Load Filter which is a free plugin from the WordPress repository. It allows you to deactivate unnecessary plugins on individual pages and posts to speed up your site. It’s a simpler alternative to plugin I used for some years called Plugin Organizer and is similar to Plugin…

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How I use WordPress Demo Builder by MotoPress

  People have asked me what I use to build my Beaver Builder live demo sites and I’ve avoided doing a video because I was unsure of my set up. When I started in 2014  I used Ninja Demos (from the team who created Ninja Forms).  It was a unique product, but they did not…

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Using WordPress for Client Friendly Project Management

Project Management in WordPress

 I’ve been using 3rd party project management (PM) tools for an age. As an employee I had the job of trailing an early contenders for our Government department.  I carried on as a self employed web “designer” moving about from BaseCamp, to Trello to Asana. More recently, I’ve started to feel they have become…

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WordPress Speed and Performance with Usage DD

Usage DD WP Plugin - site speed

Here we are looking at Usage DD. A free utility plugin from the WordPress repository that allows us to monitor the server resources used in a WordPress install.  It’s a simple and lightweight and  gives us key performance indicators wherever we happen to be in WordPress. What happens when Usage DD is activated? It simply…

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Help and Impress Clients with WP Admin Pages Pro

Admin Pages Pro

Help and Impress Clients with WP Admin Pages Pro A few years ago I made a video on customising a WordPress dashboard with page builder templates. The idea opened up some opportunities for smoother onboarding and client communication. Yet. I never really made use it.  There were limitation of what could be done in the…

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