The WP Minute – Episode 137

The WP Minute – Episode 137

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 137

I have talked about AMP a few times on this show, but I know there is still a lot of confusion about what AMP is and what it can do for your site. XWP’s Rob Stinson has posted an article entitled What you need to know before you AMP, and it goes over ten things you should consider before using AMP so that you can get the best results.

I still don’t use AMP very often on sites, in part because I haven’t spent the time to really learn its advantages. Many of our client sites use call to action forms, and I haven’t looked into if AMP can support those. If it can’t, those sites wouldn’t be monetized when loading the AMP version. In the end, I think AMP is a cool experiment, and as much as it seems to be moving towards being more widely adopted and respected, I will hold off for a bit.

WPMU has released their Q1 roadmap round-up. A very cool look at what is coming down the pipe from a company trying to be all things to all businesses in the WordPress space, WPMU looks to be adding their own hosting, moving a bunch of their products out of beta, and continuing to expand their offerings.

We have found their premium plugin membership to be of value to PressTitan as we offer access to some of the plugins to our clients and of course on our own sites. While I don’t think they always have the best tool for the job, I am impressed with many of their plugins.

Lastly, at WPShout, there is an article that asks if WordPress is object-oriented. For those of you that don’t know the term, object-oriented is just a different way to wrap and separate code. WordPress, because of its age, isn’t completely crafted in a traditional object-oriented way, and as the article goes on to say, that’s okay. Of course, the article goes into much more detail, so if you are interested in how WordPress is programmed, take a few minutes to read it.

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

AMP – What You Need to Know
WPMU Q1 Road Map
Is WordPress Object Oriented?

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