WordPress News and Resources: May 4, 2018

WordPress News and Resources: May 4, 2018

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The Products Block from WooCommerce

I’ve been waiting for something like this. With the integration of Gutenberg in WordPress 5.0, it was obvious that a product block would emerge from WooCommerce. It will be interesting to see how store owners use this option, which gives them a bit more flexibility for the product page. You can see their post on it over on Woo or download the free plugin if you have Gutenberg in the works on one of your sites.

Square Buys Weebly

If you didn’t catch this, the payment gateway Square recently acquired Weebly. I only mention this as Weebly, though in a way a competitor of WordPress, it’s really like comparing apples to oranges. The only thing I wonder is how this will affect Weebly’s online store options, which now include the gateway payments Square, Stripe and PayPal. You can read more about this here if you are interested.

The Biggest WordPress Headaches

Now there’s a title that catches your attention. My friends over at Pagely did a survey and the results are in. Interestingly enough, having designed, taught and coached clients in WordPress over the last 8 years, I see that nothing has changed much in the way of pain points. That’s just the nature of the web and having a site. No matter what platform, there are always going to be challenges. So check out the results because you probably will be able to relate.

Accessibility Geeks Tune In – The Best and Worst of Content Management Systems

A friend of mine shared this and although I had never visited, it was interesting to see the results of their research. Teaser: looks like WordPress is doing well in the world of accessibility.

Yesterday Was National Password Day

My oh my. They do have a day for everything. But this is a good reminder to make sure your password is strong. As long as we are on the web, we need to hear this over and over again. So just a friendly reminder.