WordPress News Digest for Thursday, October 19, 2017

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AMP Project Turns 2, Automattic Partners with Google to Improve WordPress Plugin

By / — Google’s AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) project is two years old today and the company published data demonstrating its growing adoption across the web. More than 4 billion AMP pages have been published by 25 million domains. AMP performance has also… More →

WooCommerce Stores on Track to Surpass $10B in Sales This Year

By / — The third annual WooConf, the official conference for WooCommerce, is underway today. It started off with a keynote by Todd Wilkens, Head of WooCommerce, providing an overview of the project’s accomplishments over the past year and a preview of what’s… More →

EP252 – Sharing your WordPress content using mailing lists

By / — This week on WPwatercooler we're going to be discussing how you can work with mailing list using WordPress. There are many plugins that can assist with this functionally and we'll be sharing our favorites. The post EP252 – Sharing your… More →

Enable Automatic Plugin Updates in WordPress Without Code

By / — One of the best things you can do for security it run updates in WordPress often, ideally as soon as they’re available. Making WordPress automatically pull in plugin updates for you is a great way to make that happen. This… More →

How to Optimize Content for Google News

By / — In many ways, trying to optimize articles for Google News is the same as trying to optimize content for Google […] The post How to Optimize Content for Google News appeared first on Pagely®. More →

How to Automatically Post New Instagram Photos to WordPress

By / — Do you want to automatically post new Instagram photos to your WordPress site? Instagram is an influential platform that can be used to drive traffic to your website. In this article, we will show you how to automatically post new… More →

Create a website with SEO in mind: Technical pointers

By / — After a lot of its and buts, you have finally decided to create a website. A personal website for yourself, or that long overdue website for your business. You know you have to think about design and should supply well-written… More →

Automate Just Got More Amazing – Introducing ‘Safe Upgrade’

By / — G’day all and strewth we’re super happy you liked Automate so much maaaaate. And, as you did, we’ve doubled down our efforts to add in some pretty sweet improvements, starting with what we’re calling “Safe Upgrades.” Wanna take a look?… More →

GetSiteControl Review: 7 Helpful Marketing Widgets In One WordPress Plugin

By / — If you want to connect with your website visitors, you have plenty of options. Navigation bars, live chat, email opt-ins…you name it. But if you want to implement all those different tactics, you usually need to install a separate plugin… More →

Dynamic Amazon Associates

By / — Dynamic advertisement isn't as difficult as all that, provided you have the data you need. The post Dynamic Amazon Associates appeared first on Half-Elf on Tech. More →

How to Create Good Captions for Pictures on Your WordPress Website

By / — Writing good captions for pictures on the web is an art in itself. We often stress on this blog how important it is to supplement your written content with visuals. Images engage readers, make content more entertaining and also boost… More →

Do the Woo Podcast is Coming Back – Conversations Around WooCommerce – BobWP

By / — In March 2016, we started a Do the Woo, a podcast about WooCommerce. By September of that year we made the decision to expand the show to cover all aspects of eCommerce and renamed it the WP eCommerce Show, which… More →

3 Other Reasons Why You Should Use SSL On Your WooCommerce Store

By / — We all know that adding SSL to your store makes it more secure for your customers to conduct transactions. In fact, many payment processors actually require that you have SSL installed on your hosting. Often people just apply SSL to… More →

WordPress 4.9 Beta 3

By / — WordPress 4.9 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.9,… More →

Google Chrome v62 Adds Support for OpenType Variable Fonts, Expands HTTP Warnings

By / — Google Chrome version 62 was pushed to the stable channel for Windows, Mac, and Linux today and will be rolling out to users over the next few days. The browser is continuing to put the pressure on website owners to… More →

Dev Chat Summary: October 18th (4.9 week 12)

By / — This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from October 18th (Slack archive). 4.9 schedule and priorities review Down to 54 tickets in the 4.9 milestone, aiming to get to 40 in time for Beta 3 Beta 3 build process will… More →