MainWP 4.1.3 - Beta 1



We have tested this update thoroughly on many different server setups but it’s impossible to test every configuration. That is why I am asking if you could install the Dashboard and Child plugins on some of your test sites and let us know if you find any issues.

New Testing Environment

This update should be stable and not cause any major issues however we do recommend you set-up some dedicated testing sites or sub-domains until you have verified everything works on your server setup.

If you are setting up a new testing environment all you need to do is download and install as normal the Dashboard and Child Plugin.

Existing Sites

If you decide that you want to run the Beta on your existing live environment follow these instructions:

Upgrade Dashboard Plugin

  • Download the MainWP Dashboard ZIP from above
  • On your MainWP Dashboard site, deactivate and delete the version that you are currently using
  • Install the new (beta) Dashboard plugin
  • Activate the plugin

Upgrade Child Plugin

  • Download the MainWP Child ZIP from above
  • Then get to your MainWP Dashboard
  • Go to the Plugins > Install > Upload page
  • Select the sites you want to upload it to
  • Upload the Child Plugin you downloaded earlier
  • Be sure BOTH “Activate after installation ” and “Overwrite existing” are selected
  • Press the button to complete the process

That will install this version on your child sites for you.



The MainWP API uses REST conventions and returns all data in JSON format. Requests may be made using the HTTPS protocol and must be authenticated using a Consumer Key and Consumer Secret .

You must be using MainWP 4.1.3 and the REST API must be enabled under MainWP > Settings > REST API . You must enable pretty permalinks (under WP > Settings > Permalinks) on your MainWP Dashboard site.

With the default permalinks REST API will not work!

To perform any operation, API requests must be authenticated by means of the consumer key and consumer secret query. Please see the Authentication section for more details.

Here, you can find the full REST API documentation.

New MainWP CLI Commands

MainWP CLI offers the ability to manage MainWP via the command-line, using WP CLI. In version 4.1.3, the number of available commands has been extended and it can be found here.


Along with the REST API and CLI Commands additions, version 4.1.3 brings in some bug-fixes and cosmetic updates.

START DATE: November 23rd, 2020

RELEASE DATE: December 3rd, 2020


For reporting MainWP 4.1.3 beta issues, we created a separate subcategory under the Support section. To report problems, please go to the Beta 4.1.3 Category and post as much as possible details about the problem you have found.



MainWP Dashboard 4.1.3-beta1

  • Fxied: multiple PHP warnings
  • Fixed: an issue with running scheduled tasks
  • Fixed: multiple translation issues
  • Fixed: an issue with displaying date-picker
  • Added: REST API
  • Added: new MainWP CLI commands
  • Updated: action logs to save records to the database table
  • Updated: multiple cosmetic updates

MainWP Child 4.1.3-beta1

  • Fixed: an issue with publishing custom post type content
  • Fixed: an issue with loading BackWPup backups
  • Fixed: an issue with searching Posts and Pages
  • Fixed: multiple usability issues
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