Proposal: Host 3rd-Party Blocks in Gutenberg’s GitHub Repository

Matias Ventura, Gutenberg’s Lead Architect, recently made a pitch to incorporate some 3rd-party blocks in the Gutenberg GitHub repository: “There’s a growing subset of blocks that we may contemplate creating that are either more niche or—for various reasons—not necessarily an immediate fit for the bundled library in core. This would include blocks that have enough… Continue reading Proposal: Host 3rd-Party Blocks in Gutenberg’s GitHub Repository

Marketing a WordPress Product Live: Session 4

Transcript ↓ In this podcast episode, Corey Maass and Michelle Frechette discuss the strategic pivot of the podcast to concentrate on marketing a WordPress product. They delve into the changes needed for their homepage, refining their messaging, and creating educational content tailored for their audience. They emphasize the importance of demystifying technical jargon like “open… Continue reading Marketing a WordPress Product Live: Session 4

How to Add a Customer Reviews Page in WordPress

Do you want to add a customer reviews page in WordPress? Many businesses add a review page on their website to showcase testimonials from their satisfied customers. This builds trust among potential buyers by proving that your product or service is of good quality. In this article, we will show you how to easily add… Continue reading How to Add a Customer Reviews Page in WordPress

Business Roundup Week Ending February 23

WordPress Performance Team Releases 2 More Speed-Focused Plugins The Core Performance Team released two plugins that accelerate lazy loading and pre-render predicted page navigation. The Auto-Sizes for Lazy-Loaded Images plugin sets the sizes attribute to auto for deferred images. This speeds up the download of images that will be needed when users scroll. The Speculation… Continue reading Business Roundup Week Ending February 23

Changes in the plugin business in the last 15 years

Note from Joost: Marieke and I have decided to start taking turns writing this weekly column, to even better reflect the multiple words within WordPress. So, this week, it’s me! When I started building plugins in 2006, premium plugins did not exist. I just built plugins because I felt functionality was missing in the WordPress… Continue reading Changes in the plugin business in the last 15 years

How to Migrate Google Business Profile Website to WordPress

The news that Google is shuttering Google Business Profile websites has made many users ask us how to migrate their site to WordPress before the service shuts down for good. In March 2024, Google will be shutting down more than 21.7 million websites created with Google Business Profiles. This is the latest in a history… Continue reading How to Migrate Google Business Profile Website to WordPress

WP 6.5 Beta 2, Help Test • Interactivity API • Plugin Dependencies • PHPCS 3.9.0

This Week at WordPress.org (February 5, 2024) News WordPress 6.5 Beta 2 WP Briefing: Episode 73: Inside the Interactivity API Zip uploads not working from Finder/Nautilus/Gnome/etc in WP 6.4.3 Workarounds and testing the patch WordPress 6.5 Welcoming 2024 with WordPress 6.5 Beta 1 WordPress 6.5 Beta 2 WordPress 6.5 Beta 1 Help test WordPress 6.5… Continue reading WP 6.5 Beta 2, Help Test • Interactivity API • Plugin Dependencies • PHPCS 3.9.0

WooCommerce Releases 8.6 & 8.6.1

tl;dr WooCommerce 8.6, delayed due to an Order Attribution Tracking issue, has been released. It features a new Product Details block style, six new layouts for the Product Collection block, and a sales column for marketing analytics. For developers, it offers improved logging, a notice on Legacy REST API removal, simplified customer history calculation, and… Continue reading WooCommerce Releases 8.6 & 8.6.1

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How to Create Custom WordPress Layouts With Elementor

Do you want to create your own custom page layouts in WordPress? Elementor is a drag-and-drop WordPress page builder that allows you to easily design custom WordPress layouts without having any coding knowledge. In this article, we will show you how to easily create custom WordPress layouts with Elementor with just a few clicks. Why… Continue reading How to Create Custom WordPress Layouts With Elementor

What Is Google E-E-A-T? A Detailed Guide to WordPress Websites

Perhaps you have heard about Google’s E-E-A-T guidelines and are wondering what they mean for your WordPress website. Google’s search algorithm and guidelines are constantly changing and evolving to make sure that search engine results pages (SERPs) prioritize quality content that’s helpful and accurate. Although E-E-A-T is not a direct ranking factor, Google wants to… Continue reading What Is Google E-E-A-T? A Detailed Guide to WordPress Websites