Just before the long Whitsun weekend, here's the latest WP news for you: The WordPress Marketing Lead has resigned, Gutenberg gets a block directory, Google strengthens mobile-first indexing and Gutenberg 5.8 is here. We also show you how much a WooCommerce shop costs and take a look at how Gutenberg competes with the established page builders.
Within a few years,WooCommerce has become the most successful software for online shops worldwide. According to BuiltWith, it is currently used by up to 22 percent of all shops. More and more agencies, web designers and freelancers are considering using WooCommerce . But what can the free shop system based on WordPress do? When should you use it and how much does a typical online shop cost? Our WooCommerce expert Michael has the answers for you.
Since the official release of WordPress 5.0 on December 6, 2018, the Gutenberg editor has been an integral part of the WordPress core. This means that Gutenberg has now been in use for over half a year. For this reason, Tariq Baig took a look for us at what has happened in the meantime. He also looks into the question of whether the Gutenberg editor can now keep up with the already established WordPress page builders. You can read his conclusion here.
Install new blocks directly in the editor
The WP Design team is currently working on a "Block Library" for Gutenberg. The goal is to use the WordPress.org API to search for relevant blocks or Gutenberg plugins by their names or descriptions in the editor. This way, new block plugins can be installed directly from the Gutenberg editor.
Gutenberg 5.8 brings new features
Gutenberg 5.8 not only brings new functions, numerous improvements and bug fixes - the new version also performs better in terms of performance. New features include the ability to change the text color of headings. In addition, images of a gallery can now be rearranged directly in the editor. All new features can be found here.
Why WP Marketing Lead Resigns
Joost de Valk - founder of the well-known SEO plugin Yoast - took on the role as "CMO of WordPress" a few months ago. Due to some misunderstandings regarding his scope of duties, he has now officially resigned from his position. The exact reasons for this decision, he explains in a blog post.
Follow the WCEU in the livestream!
You can't be at WordCamp Europe 2019, but don't want to miss the sessions? No problem, because there will be a livestream of the talks on both conference days (on June 21 and 22). Registration is not required. The link will be announced via the WCEU Twitter account.
Mobile-first indexing for new domains
As early as 2016, Google announced its intention to replace the desktop index with the mobile index in the long term. This means that Google will primarily consider and evaluate the mobile version of a website when ranking. From July 1, this procedure is to become standard for new domains.
Successful marketing on a small budget
The colleagues from UPLOAD magazine explain why a well thought-out strategy is the most important marketing investment. Besides the basic questions you should ask yourself regarding your marketing strategy, the article also deals with social media communication and the benefits of corporate blogs for small businesses.
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