This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 34
Over on WPTavern, Sarah has a post about AMP for WordPress. It looks like the plugin is close to its 1.0 release and I am looking forward to seeing what happens with it. AMP, for those of you that don’t know, is Accelerated Mobile Pages. It has been around for three years and is a pet project of Google’s to try to speed up websites so you don’t have to wait forever for pretty designs to get the content you want.
I have used AMP a few times on projects but haven’t noticed any big SEO benefit or user benefit from doing so.
On Twitter today, I found out that the BackupWordPress plugin developed by HumanMade has been taken over by XIBO, as part of that transition, they’ll no longer sell paid add-ons, nor will they support them. They then go on to point to UpdraftPlus and link to a comparison that doesn’t make BackupWordPress look very good.
On WP Couple, they have a post that is basically a love letter to Gravity Forms. I used to work for Rocketgenius, and have always been a big supporter of their plugin, so I can’t help but point out an article that agrees with me: Gravity Forms is super powerful and worth every penny.
That’s it for today’s WP Minute, thank you all for watching.
XIBO has today taken over BackupWordPress from our friends at HMD. We’re committed to opensource and will support the many fans. But we'll no longer sell the paid addons: so to backup to cloud storage or restore we recommend UpdraftPlus instead https://t.co/dnlvH7R4nT
— BackUpWordPress (@wpbackups) September 5, 2018