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AMP Stories are now Web Stories… and they’re pretty cool

I know, right. I don’t say things like “pretty cool” but AMP stories are now called Web Stories, have a WordPress plugin, are officially supported by Google, and feature a simple drag-and-drop interface to allow you to create mobile friendly content which looks like this:

The above utilises a dedicated Gutenberg block to embed a web story in a post. Now, if you’re viewing this content on a mobile or tablet, click here to view the Web Story directly.

This actually is pretty cool.

Web Stories allow you to create “slideshow like” content, which mix (for example) animated gifs, videos, your own annotations, buttons, and etc.

Think of a web story as a standards-compliant slider, which works really well on a handheld device, and you’ll be close.

But think more than this – think of a slider, which ranks in search, directly, and can help you to tell… well, a story.

Heads up, marketers of WordPress, you just got a really solid new tool.

View web stories for WordPress on the dedicated website, here. Install the plugin here and have a play.

Leave a comment below if you like, dislike, or otherwise have something to say about Web Stories.

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Best WP Engine Alternatives

I quite like WP Engine as a host for WordPress sites, but they don’t suit all cases, all the time.

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Find WordPress Posts That Don’t have a Featured Image

A long while ago, I made this website 100% AMP, because mobile first is the future, and the future is now.

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5 Star WordPress Developer –

I was browsing through ratings on my Codeable profile, which I’ve had since 2016, and I’ve got an average rating of 4.95 out of 5, after over 400 completed tasks. This is all 5 stars and three 4 stars reviews.

See some of the recent ones below:

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WooCommerce: All About the Web’s Most Popular eCommerce Software

I’m a WooCommerce developer, and I write a lot of stuff… but I realised I haven’t written a lot about the software itself, so here’s a longread for you… this will go deep, and get deeper over time, but if you’re interested in eCommerce, and specifically Woo, then this post will provide a good deal of context.

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WP Engine Managed WordPress Hosting – Prices Drop

WP Engine just sent around an email to let me know their prices are about to drop – for one account, an actual dollar $ decrease, and for the others, more allowance on the same plans!

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WordPress SEO Services

Looking for someone to search engine optimize your WordPress based business website?

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Silver Lake Buy $500M Worth of Man City

There are no coincidences in this world, just a lack of understanding or awareness of the connecting impetus.

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Web development

WordPress 5.3 & Twenty Twenty Theme

You’ll maybe have noticed this site changed a little (a lot actually) in the past day or so, as I’ve been testing the Release Candidate WordPress 5.3 and have now put the Twenty Twenty theme into production too.

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Web development

How to Setup a WooCommerce store with Wholesale prices

This is something which is a somewhat common request, particularly with the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and other serious businesses, who are increasingly turning to WordPress & WooCommerce as their enterprise-grade software solution, owing to it’s lack of vendor lock-in and flexibility.