The latest release of WooCommerce – version 3.5.7 – is now out. It’s a security release. Get updated ASAP! Details are here. If you’re looking for some bespoke WooCommerce development, or a Woo consultation, I’ve pages on that. Check out the links I just posted.
Amazon and Etsy are a great, low impact, place to dip your toe into the eCommerce waters, but if you have long term plans, running your own store will ultimately become more profitable and give you more flexibility. Here, I dig into what you might want to consider, around some key topics:
Screencast videos are a really powerful way of demonstrating web development issues to clients. Whether showing the impact of changes from back-end to front-end or from third party tools like Pingdom, clients love to see behind the curtain – but ideally in an explainer video lasting no more than 10 minutes.
For those in the know, it’s Gold Cup week and the internet is a-flurry with coverage of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival meet where the cream of the horse racing world gather for top-class Group 1 racing.
I’m regularly in touch with a coterie of around 250 specialist developers over at Codeable and a common pinch-point for their freelancing activities outside the platform is finding an easy way to invoice clients and keep track of payments. Indeed, it’s why Codeable is preferable for many.
Here’s an error which has started showing up for a lot of stores’ product category pages – WooCommerce stores in particular – in Google Search Console:
Since a lot of people out there land on my personal website looking for help and assistance making really really fast websites, which rank well in Google, often I’m asked questions about how to make fast sites.
If you’re running AMP for fast loading pages on the mobile web (and, if you’re not, you should give it a try, it’s awesome!), you maybe got a notification in Search Console (AKA Google Webmaster Tools) that “Image size smaller than recommended size” for some or all of your AMP content.
The WooCommerce core team just shipped WooCommerce 3.5.3, which is really a 1 issue patch release, which resolves the not-so-insignificant issue of the Orders list table (in wp admin) going missing on upgrade to last night’s WordPress 5.0.2 release.
Kelsey Hightower made the following excellent statements on “no code” (in relation to a wider discussion about serverless and Kubernetes, here which I highly recommend giving a listen to):