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his is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 75

Okay, ACF’s implementation of Gutenberg blocks makes me excited. Seeing how custom post type layouts could be done using ACF and Gutenberg is really interesting. It is a little clunky switching between the data input and then the display of what that data will look like, but overall, it brings a level of control and complexity to Gutenberg that will make the drag and drop interface feel more useful to me. Continue reading →

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 74

Stephen Cronin put out a tweet today pointing out that WordPress, according to W3Techs, has reached 32% of all websites and a 59.5% market share for CMS powered websites. The second place CMS is Joomla with a 5.7% market share and the third place is Drupal with a 3.6% market share. Continue reading →

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 73

Over on AdExchanger’s blog, there is an interesting post that talks about WordPress brand safety. For those of you that didn’t know, most WordPress.com users have ads shown on their blogs and that’s how WordPress.com makes a piece of its revenue. That’s right, the post about your cat and the hilarious thing he did that is getting dozens of views is likely being monetized by WordPress.com. How else did you think they could provide a free service to so many people? Continue reading →

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 72

I find installing WordPress to be a fairly simple thing, but I’m always interested in the WordPress deployment solutions others have come up with. Over on the Delicious Brains blog, there is a post called WordPress Deployment Part 4: Automated Deployments, where they look at different tools to deploy WordPress such as Buddy and DeployBot. Continue reading →

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 71

Elementor and Divi both have updates that allow dynamic content from custom fields in WordPress. This allows you to use Advanced Custom Fields data in the front end of your site in a really easy to use way. I’m super impressed with this update from the two competitors and think it is pretty interesting that they came out around the same time. Continue reading →

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 70

Gutenberg 4.0 release candidate one has been released. WPTavern has the details. It looks like the new release includes a new font size picker, better pull-quote style variation and shortcode embeds that enqueue scripts to name a few things. Continue reading →

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 69

A new version of Jetpack is out and it includes multiple changes. Version 6.6 improves site verification tools and introduces Asset CDN, which is built on Photon’s CDN setup. You can find out all about this on WPTavern where they cover all the Jetpack changes. Continue reading →

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 68

Over on WPTavern, there is an article that covers the next phase of Gutenberg. The article talks about the two people that will be taking over leading the next phase. Continue reading →

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 66

I have been getting more and more experience with WooCommerce, and while I think it is a powerful extension for WordPress, I still don’t know it as well as I would like. Thankfully, WooSesh is coming up. Over on WPTavern, they have an article that talks about WooSesh and what you can expect.

WooSesh is a virtual conference on October 18th and 19th and it is free to join the live stream. Day one will be fairly general in how to use and set-up WooCommerce while day two will be more developer focused. I look forward to attending both days as much as possible so that I can deepen my knowledge of WooCommerce.

Over on Domain Name Wire, there is a post entitled The problem with WordPress. The first sentence gives away the authors thoughts stating that WordPress is too complex for the average small business owner to use.

The author then talks about reviews he has done for Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, Yahoo Small Business and GoCentral. I haven’t even heard of the last two.

The article ends with what they think is the holy grail – something like the easy site builder tools but also has the option to unlock the deep flexibility that WordPress has.
The comments on the article seem to agree that WordPress is too difficult to use, but I have trained many people to use the software and the issue seems to be more of a perception of difficulty due to the number of visible options rather than actual complexity.

That’s it for today’s WP Minute, thank you all for watching.

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WooSesh Schedule Info
The Problem with WordPress

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 65

Over on Kinsta’s blog, they have a post about why you should stop using nulled WordPress plugins and themes. For those of you that don’t know, nulled means that they are being distributed without support or upgrades and sometimes have their code changed in one way or another. Continue reading →