This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 111
WordPress.com is giving out free .blog subdomains, so if you don’t want your site to be whatever dot WordPress dot com, you can have it be whatever dot family dot blog or whatever dot news dot blog. It is a nice change for people looking to make their site URL easier to remember, but still not a replacement for purchasing a domain. They aren’t expensive and if you ever want to move off WordPress.com, if you own your domain, it is much easier.
Over on TorqueMag there is a post entitled tips and tools your WordPress site needs, and while I don’t agree that your site needs all of these features, it is a great resource for beginners. They point to page builders, SEO, and more. Two things I don’t agree with are mega menus and image sliders as they typically provide a bunch of page weight bloat and don’t really get used effectively by visitors.
Lastly, 10up, a company I used to work for, is looking for a Creative Director in Seattle, Washington. The company is all remote and work-from-home, so it is interesting to me that they’ve added a position with a location requirement. I wonder if this will continue to happen as the company grows and develops? In person meetings are still a requirement to earn big business and agencies like 10up are trying to make sure they stay competitive. If you know of anyone in Seattle looking to be a Creative Director for a WordPress focused agency, let them know about 10up.
That’s it for today’s WP Minute, thank you all for watching.