Alex Mangini

Inside the Labs

THE STREAM is what's new in Marketers Delight.

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#NoCacheNovember

Let’s play a game this month called #NoCacheNovember. The goal is to find out if your site can survive a whole month without a cache plugin enabled. Cache plugins improve site performance but tend to cover up big mistakes that lie under-the-hood (and make it hard to see new changes!). What will you learn about the health your site by disabling it for a month? Find out during #NoCacheNovember!

Marketers Delight 4.8.4 New!

MD4.8.4 adds the exciting new Stream feature, a redesigned admin panel, and other useful enhancements.

See what's new:
  • The Stream is a new feature that allows you to post quick updates, share posts, and more. Activate the Stream on your site from the Features Manager in your WP admin.
  • The MD admin panel has been revamped to make crucial site settings much easier to find.
  • Use the new md_has_content_box filter to remove the content box from any page.

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Start the day

Starting the work day by setting up a new site on MD for a small client project then moving to work on a LearnDash integration into another new site later. The best way I’ve found to keep improving the core of MD is to use it on different kinds of websites and plugins, then pass that knowledge back into the product. The secret to any success I’ve found as a small theme shop owner is to keep all of the work I do connected, and following this strategy has gotten MD to the point it’s at today.

Stream dropin update

The Stream dropin has come a long way in just 2 days and it is really fun so far. The point of this thing is simplicity and making it fast to post quick updates and share content from all over your site. Here’s how simple the interface is to create what you see now:

When adding something new, always take away

Between the admin panel redesign and scripts reorganization, MD4.8.4 weighs slightly less than it did in the previous version of MD. Yes, that even includes the new Stream Dropin! While the rest of the web grows larger and more chaotic with each new feature MD gets leaner and more efficient as it bulks up!

WordPress MD Admin panel redesign

MD Settings Panel Redesign

After a couple of years staying the same, I pulled an all nighter to redesign the MD admin panel. The redesign moves the settings panel to the first page of the MD admin, and also eliminated a ton of clutter that the old Dashboard added. Shooting to have this released in MD4.8.4.

Working on The Stream

I’ve wanted a way to quickly communicate on the blog without writing huge posts. The time it takes to produce quality content and quickly post short updates are in conflict with one another. So how can we combine the brevity of social media and longform content together? Let’s make our own stream…