The WP Minute – Episode 78

The WP Minute – Episode 78

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 78

I have been watching WooSesh and learning a fair bit, but much like Jeff Chandler from WPTavern, a big surprise to me was the news that WooCommerce is going JavaScript.

The eCommerce solution for WordPress is starting to revamp its interface using Gutenberg Components and driven by React. This makes for some cool features and functions but continues the push away from PHP and towards JavaScript.

One of these days, I’ll have to get over my JavaScript is my kryptonite feeling…

Continued coverage of the whole Gutenberg accessibility mess happened the other day on the site with Matias Ventura posting a long article about accessibility. Even for someone like myself, the amount of information is overwhelming and it can be hard to really feel out what’s happening when it comes to Gutenberg. Is it good? Is it bad? Will it be accessible? Will it be legal in the UK? These are really the kinds of questions being asked, and I wish I had an answer for you but until the final release happens and some people smarter than I take the time to really run it through different testing, all I can say is – install the Classic Editor plugin.

The last story today is a post on Sitepoint that gives a basic guide to Caching in WordPress. It doesn’t really seem to be for a technical reader, though it expects some knowledge of technical terms. We typically recommend WP Rocket for caching but there are plenty of options to test out and your mileage may vary.

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

WooCommerce Using Gutenberg Components and React
Accessibility in Gutenberg
Siteground WordPress Caching Guide
WP Rocket

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