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Quick Setup Wizard

Right after installing the MainWP Dashboard plugin, the Quick Setup Wizard will be initiated. It is designed to quickly walk you through MainWP Dashboard settings and optimize your MainWP Dashboard plugin for the best user experience.

If you don’t want to go through the setup wizard, you can skip and proceed to your MainWP Dashboard by clicking the Not right now button. If you change your mind, you can come back later by starting the Quick Setup Wizard from the MainWP > Settings > MainWP Tools page!


Quick Setup Wizard 1

On this step, you will be asked if your MainWP Dashboard plugin is installed on a Web host or Localhost. Select the correct option and proceed.

In case your MainWP Dashboard plugin has been installed on a Localhost, you will need to select your Operating System.

Due to a bug with PHP on Windows in case you use Windows, you will need to enter your OpenSSL Library location so MainWP Dashboard can connect to your child sites.

Quick Setup Wizard 2

In most cases, the openssl.cnf file is saved to the default path; however, if you use custom setup, you will need to verify the file location and enter the correct path in the field.


Quick Setup Wizard 3

MainWP Dashboard will check the most critical server configuration settings. If any of the listed checks don’t meet MainWP System Requirements, it is HIGHLY recommended to resolve the issue(s) before trying to connect your first child sites.


Quick Setup Wizard 4

  1. Select a hosting type that your MainWP Dashboard site is on
    This option will appear only in case your MainWP Dashboard is hosted on a Web host. In case it is on a Localhost, this option does not matter.
  2. Select if you are planning to manage less or more than 50 child sites
    If you are starting with less than 50 and later end with 50+ sites, it is not a problem. Just a reminder, you can start the Quick Setup Wizard again from the MainWP > Settings > MainWP Tools page.


Quick Setup Wizard 5

  1. Select if you wish to enable automatic updates for the MainWP Child plugin on your child sites.


Quick Setup Wizard 6

  1. Select if you want to receive important notifications from your MainWP Dashboard
  2. If you enable notifications, provide your email address

Important Note

The MainWP Quick Setup Wizard can be activated at any time from the MainWP > Settings > MainWP Tools page.

If you are not sure about any of the options, you can always use the Skip this Step button.

If you need to go back and tweak any of the options from previous steps, use the Back button.

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