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WordPress Gets New Gutenberg Editor: What You Should Do as a Developer

WordPress, being 15-year-old content management system (CMS), still grows and experiences significant changes and improvements. During the last 2 years, 5 major versions have been released. Their focus was on editor, customizer, widgets and other minor improvements of UX. I would describe these improvements, released after the REST API in WP 4.4, liked by both ordinary users and developers. However what is to be released very soon, is a major fundamental change of the core WP experience – content editing. This change affects every WP user. For years, WP relied on tinyMCE editor, which is a quasi-WISIWIG editor with an extensible list of buttons to add and edit rich content. Now, the core team behind WP has set a kickoff goal – create a completely new post and page editing experience. Need to adapt to these changes and stay up-to-date As a plugin or theme developer, you may consider how…

The Best Image Optimization Solutions in WordPress

  Images often account for the most of the data downloaded on the web and if you constantly use high-resolution images on your website it can cause several problems. First and foremost, high-resolution images can cause long load times, which will boost your bounce rate, and consequently have an adverse impact on your conversions. Long load time can also impact SEO. Slow websites are generally ranked lower by the search engines. Secondly, if you have a high-volume website load, it will consume huge internet bandwidth from your visitors and will cause real problems for those who have a limited bandwidth. All these problems are particularly notable for smartphone and tablet users. The solution to these problems is optimizing images in your website. There is a number of technics for optimizing images on the web, but today we will focus on solutions that are available for websites created with WordPress. Images…