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10 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Blogging Monthly 008 – Thrive Automator Launch, Divi Speed Optimizations and StudioCart Lifetime Deal
11 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Blogging Monthly 007 – WordPress 5.6, Black Friday Deals, Astra Theme Update, And Genesis Block Theme
With this monthly episode, we will discuss the upcoming WordPress 5.6 release, latest Black Friday deals for Bloggers and Genesis Block Theme BETA for WordPress. Blogging Monthly 007 Episode Hey Everyone, Welcome to the latest episode of Blogging Monthly. This is Sanjeev Mohindra from MetaBlogue and in this episode, we will talk about the latest updates around Blogging and WordPress. We are coming close to the end of 2020 but before that we have to brace one more major update of WordPress – WordPress 5.6. So, let’s start this month episode with talking about the upcoming features in this release. WordPress 5.6 Features Currently, WordPress 5.6 is slated to launch on 8th December unless there are some serious issues in BETA testing. This will be the last major release for WordPress this year and packed with some of the key features. PHP 8 Support The first feature coming with the update is support for upcoming PHP 8 upgrade. PHP 8 upgrade will be launched at start of December 2020 and WordPress will have support for it within a week. Since PHP 8 is a major upgrade and contains a lot of features, you may not want to move your WordPress sites to PHP 8 right away. The WordPress themes and Plugins which you use on your blog also needs to be tested with the latest version before you can think of upgrading the PHP version. Though, it’s nice to know that WordPress core will have compatibility with the latest version and as soon as other plugins are certified, you can plan the move. PHP 8 comes with many enhancements including JIT (Just in Time Compiler). For novice, the JIT will convert the PHP byte code to machine code removing the intermediary formats with the help of Dynamic Assembler. This should speed up the PHP code interpretation which intern should help WordPress improve the page performance. If you want to know more about the PHP 8 changes, Kinsta has a good article on it – Check Here. I use Plesk for managing most of my WordPress installs, so I will be looking for Plesk support of PHP 8. Plesk allows to install multiple versions of PHP and attach web apps to specific PHP version. It means, I can install and test staging sites with PHP 8 before making it live for my sites. The idea should be to look for sites with a smaller number of plugins and traffic, to see the compatibility with PHP 8. Those should be the sites to move to latest version and see the performance enhancement before moving the real money sites. Gutenberg Editor Improvement The upcoming release will pack as many as seven Gutenberg plugin release. All the updates for last seven releases will be pushed into WordPress Core with this release. There are some minor enhancements on the Information section to communicate the structure and word count more clearly for your posts. Typography section gets an option to set the line height along with font size and weight. The Block patterns was introduced in WordPress 5.5 and they are getting some nice UI enhancement. Now, they will be organized under category so that users can easily navigate between them. You will also get more pattern with the default WordPress theme and premium WordPress themes can use the facility to arrange the pattern designed by them. The other major updates like Block based Widgets has been postponed to next WordPress update as there is some more work pending. The complete block-based site editor is also not ready for the prime time, so it will be available in the future updates. Auto Major Updates WordPress already allows automatic updates to minor releases, with the WordPress 5.6, you can opt for automatic major updates also. It’s an optional setting which means you have to choose in the WordPress admin interface to get the automatic updates. Though, the automatic updates are coming for WordPress major updates, I would not recommend enabling it. Major updates can have clashes with WordPress Themes and Plugins. I don’t think developer community currently ready for it. Developers needs to test their plugins with the major updates, release fixes in case of issues. Though WordPress notify them for the release date, I still think, developer community takes some time to adopt the WordPress updates. One of the reasons many webmasters don’t upgrade their sites right away for major updates is themes and plugins compatibility. This would still be an issue and unless we have solution to it, not sure how many webmasters will adopt to it. WordPress currently leave it at optional but in future they want it to make a default option. It means developer community gets some time to practice the WordPress upgrade support before WordPress forces it. Accessibility Updates There are some more updates to WordPress blocks related to accessibility like adding caption to your videos. Along with that there are some more bug fixes how the WordPress accessibility gets handled on Windows or Mac. The update will also bring the new Twenty Twenty-One default theme which is created accessibility in mind. It aims to be AAA ready to provide accessibility for the site. So, these are some of the updates which you will get on 8th December with WordPress 5.6 update. PHP 8 update should come before that but as I recommend earlier, I would wait before moving the sites on PHP 8. Black Friday Deals For Bloggers How it is possible that we talk in the Thanksgiving week and doesn’t talk about Black Friday. Black Friday deals are already pouring in for webmasters and bloggers. If you are looking for specific product deals, I have setup a page on MetaBlogue for Black Friday deals for WordPress. Go ahead and take advantage of that if you are looking to buy some products. Many companies participate in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. For WordPress Theme and Plugins, most of the companies are going beyond to offer the deals for whole week rather than only the weekend. So, you have enough time to look, decide and buy the products you need. Astra Theme Update WordPress has decided to delay the site wide block updates but that doesn’t mean premium themes are stopping. Astra is one of the best WordPress Freemium themes which allows you to create customized sites. They are working on Header and Footer customizer which will allow you to easily build those sections for your sites. They have released a BETA to test the new header and footer creator which will be released in later update. Currently there are limited customers who have access to BETA testing and trying their hands on the new section builder. The early reviews are positive, and it makes it much easy to create beautiful looking header and footer section for your site. The good thing that rather than creating an admin section, they have integrated it in the WordPress Customizer. Astra, true to its roots, integrate well with WordPress way of development. This new integration gives you a freedom to design multi-layer header and footer with the similar experience, you are familiar with. The process is as easy as dropping widgets in the widget space and setting them up. You get three lines of space, you can easily add widgets to before, after and header lines. Based on the widget selection, you will also get the settings in the customizer to enhance the look of your header and footer. Here is a video demo of the new functionality. If you like it, Black Friday will be an appropriate time to get the theme and be ready for it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chbH9T4ppU0 Genesis Block Theme Genesis Themes are running the BETA for the latest WordPress theme called Block Theme. This is different than all the other child themes of Genesis Framework. Till now all the child themes needs Genesis Framework to run on the WordPress, but this Genesis Block Theme will be independent theme. You can install on the WordPress site and with the upcoming full site experience, you can easily build the complete site design using blocks. This will be a big move from the Genesis Framework strategy till now. Till now all the core functionality has been delivered with Genesis Framework and theme layouts with Child Theme. But the overall landscape of WordPress Themes is changing. Now, if you see most of the major themes like Elegant Themes, GeneratePress, Astra, Thrive Theme Builder, all of them are single themes with huge customization options. So, you don’t need to keep changing themes, you can use the customization options to tailor the look of your site. Most of the themes are offering the pre-made templates which can be installed with one click. Genesis Block Theme is the step in same direction. With this theme, you can create most of the theme elements within block editor. Also, WordPress moving towards full site editing, this theme will keep supporting more elements of the site. Templates, Blocks and Block Patterns will be the key for the success of this theme. We need to see how many different block templates will be supported since they also sale Genesis Pro for the premium block templates. Is there something else you would like to listen about or like us to cover as part of this Blogging Monthly series, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any tips for the news around blogging, you can send it to us on email@example.com. You can always follow us on Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates.
14 minutes | Aug 16, 2020
Blogging Monthly 006 – WordPress 5.5, Astra Theme Ban and Amazon Podcasts
With this monthly episode, we will discuss the latest WordPress 5.5 release, five weeks ban on Astra WordPress theme and other security issues relates to WordPress. Hey Everyone, Welcome to the latest episode of Blogging Monthly. This is Sanjeev Mohindra from MetaBlogue and in this episode, we will talk about the latest updates around Blogging and WordPress. WordPress 5.5 Release So, let’s start with one of the biggest news of the month – WordPress 5.5. release. WordPress 5.5 is a major update that will bring a lot of performance improvement and editing enhancement to the core of WordPress. WordPress 5.5 combines the Gutenberg update for version 8.5 and 8.6 to deliver major editing enhancements to the block editor. It also combines some of the basic requirements like XML sitemaps, Lazy Loading in the WordPress core. Earlier, webmasters were using external plugins to get these functionalities but now they can get these by default with WordPress. Automatic Themes and Plugin Updates The first change coming to WordPress Plugins and Themes is automatic updates. You can enable the automatic update for installed themes and plugin individually. Till now, webmasters have to use Jetpack or some other plugins to provide this functionality but now it has been integrated into the core. This means now every webmaster can choose and select which plugins and themes can be automatically updated. You can also pick and choose to only select the items which you trust will not break your site. So automatic updates can be enabled for individual items. Though I would have loved to add a pre-defined delay while enabling the automatic updates. Something like, update the plugin with 3-4 days delay after detecting a pending update. This way if there are any bugs or issues, you will have fixes rolled out before it breaks your site. I always update WordPress plugin and themes for my sites manually after waiting for almost a week from the updates rolled out date. One hidden feature is the ability to block auto-update for specific plugins remotely. So, in case they find any issues with plugin or theme, they can set a flag at the repo level which can block the auto-updates. This is a good security feature to stop impacting multiple sites due to faulty codebase. XML Sitemap XML Sitemaps are one of the important requirements for good SEO. Till now webmasters have to rely on external plugins to generate XML Sitemap but now WordPress will generate the XML Sitemap by default. You can access the sitemap at /wp-sitemap.xml URL of the site. There are filters and hooks available to customize the Sitemap output which can be utilized to make changes in the final Sitemap. Though many webmasters might still depend on SEO plugins to create sitemaps which have already spend a lot of effort on customizing the output. SEO Plugins like Yoast SEO or RankMath has already pushed the update to disable the WordPress Sitemap functionality since their Sitemaps are more customizable. But this will be a useful feature for the sites which are not using any SEO plugin and relying on the WordPress default functionalities. You can check more details about XML Sitemap’s at WordPress Official Announcement. Image LazyLoad WordPress is also including image lazyload functionality by default to the CMS. This way all the images which have proper height and width attributes, will be lazyloaded on most of the browsers. Having a height and width attribute is important so that browsers can block the space for the image otherwise site will have a cumulative layout shift problem which will not be good for core web vitals. So if your themes and plugins are not outputting the proper image attributes, you may not be able to take advantage of this feature. WordPress uses the attribute loading=”lazy” to achieve the lazy loading of the images which is supported on most of the browsers except Safari. Though, it’s already in progress for Safari also. Most of the plugins like Jetpack, WP-Rocket is already updated to work with the new features. They either disable the functionality or fall back on WordPress feature in certain conditions. In any case, this is a good initiative towards faster page loads for WordPress. Block Directory Design Blocks are the way to go for WordPress editing with Gutenberg and WordPress 5.5 is taking it a step further by introducing Block Directory. The Block Directory will provide ways for Gutenberg Block Plugins to get additional visibility. Users can now add the block plugin and block in the editor window without leaving the screen. When you search for a block, it will show the results from Block Directory along with local blocks. You will have an option to add the block directly from that window. This will provide additional ways to reach new users for block plugin creators but also will make it easy for webmasters to include new blocks in their page design. Currently, there are few block plugins are added to Block Directory and additional block plugins should be available once the creators will start submitting their plugins. WordPress 5.5 also comes with standard guidelines for Block creators that need to be followed. Once they follow the standard and submit the plugin, it will be approved and made available in Block Directory. They also have a Block Plugin Checker tool that can run on the plugin code and report possible problems. Block Patterns WordPress 5.5 also introduces Block Patterns which are pre-defined block layouts ready to be inserted in the post or pages. Now Block plugin creators can also ship layouts build using the plugin blocks to make it easy for webmasters to design the pages. There are already some core block patterns available in WordPress 5.5 and many more will come when Block Plugin Creators will start adding the Block Patterns in WordPress. Though many of the plugins are already using the additional Layout buttons to supply pre-defined layouts, we still need to see how they will adapt to Block Patterns. Gutenberg Updates Gutenberg editor is also coming with a lot of updates in terms of UI and editing process. The Gutenberg plugin is shipping the last two versions of the update with this WordPress release. Things like Editor Preview options which allows you to preview the page in different screen sizes including mobile and tablet mode, Inline image editing option, One-click import of external images, Custom line heights for Headings and Paragraphs are some of those changes. There are many more changes in terms of Block Search enhancement, UI enhancement which is shipped with the update. Overall, it will make it easy for editing the post and pages in Gutenberg Editor. Astra WordPress Theme Ban Astra is one of the lightweight and customizable WordPress Theme which is available free on the WordPress theme repository. You can get the Pro version to enable the WooCommerce addon to make it one of the best WooCommerce Theme. This week WordPress has banned Astra Theme for 5 weeks because of using affiliate links. WordPress themes and plugins in the repository are not allowed to use Affiliate Links for the last two years or so. Though it gives creators ways to earn extra money but also gives ways to phony practices. So, WordPress has banned affiliate links. Astra creators have accepted that they are inserting affiliate links using filters provided by third-party plugins. So, there are no direct affiliate links but it gets inserted using filter and hooks of other plugins which are also not valid with WordPress repository rules. Though the theme was banned for 5 weeks, Astra creators have submitted an update to remove the affiliate links from the themes. So after a downtime of 2-3 days, Astra theme is back in the WordPress repository. P2 – A New Collaboration Tool Automattic has launched a new tool called P2 which they are using for their internal communication and now they are giving it to companies to use for their internal collaborations. This tool is more of a replacement of collaboration tools like Slack which allows you to mention your team members, upload documents, or image. Currently, you can’t host it on your server and it comes with 3GB document storage but Automattic is planning to release the self-hosted version also. Automattic is using this tool for their internal communication for long and they think it’s time they can help other organizations also. Genesis Blocks and Genesis Custom Blocks StudioPress is working on the Genesis Pro solution which provides pre-defined layouts and pages. They are planning to rebrand Atomic Blocks to Genesis Blocks and will release an extended version later this month. They will also release Genesis Custom Blocks which will allow you to create your blocks without writing code. This will be helpful for people with a good eye to design but no coding experience. Both the plugins will be released in the WordPress repository and will be free for webmasters. You don’t have to use these plugins with the Genesis Framework, they will work with any themes on WordPress. Amazon Launching Podcast In the latest news from Amazon is launching the podcast platform which will be integrated with Amazon Music and Audible. They have started sending emails to podcast creators to submit the podcast details so that they can be available when they launch the platform. Though they are mentioning it as a piece of confidential information for podcasters, the information is already out. This will provide the creators with another platform to create a reach and showcase their work. You can create your podcast and share it with the audience of Audible and Amazon Music. They have not specified any launch date but since they have already asking the podcasters to submit the podcast, it should not be far. This brings us to the close of this episode. Hope this episode has given some good information to you which will help in your blogging journey. Stay inside and stay safe. Is there something else you would like to listen about or like us to cover as part of this Blogging Monthly series, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any tips for the news around blogging, you can send it to us on email@example.com. You can always follow us on Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates.
12 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Blogging Monthly 005 – Google SERP, Core Web Vitals And WordPress Updates
10 minutes | Apr 4, 2020
Blogging Monthly 004 – Blogging In The Uncertainty Of Coronavirus
With this monthly episode, we will discuss how blogging is getting affected with Coronavirus spread worldwide. Let’s check the impact and what can we do to reduce the impact. Hey Everyone, welcome to yet another episode of Blogging Monthly. This month we will discuss one of the hottest topics running around the world – Coronavirus and its impact on the blogging world. Until and unless you are living outside of this world, you would have already heard about the Coronvirus which is causing the major disturbance across the world. Blogging world is no exception and we are seeing the impact of the virus on the online sites also. Coronavirus Impact On Blogging World Before we start digging in on the impact around Blogging, I would like to mention that across the world governments are trying hard to control the impact and loss of life due to Coronavirus. So, irrespective of where you are, please listen to your local authorities and make sure you are helping them in defeating the virus. So whats happening at my place? We are at complete lockdown and can’t go outside of our home for anything other than shopping for essentials (only one person per house is allowed to go out for shopping.). It’s already been 14 days and we have to go another 15 days more in the same mode before we can make a final assessment. I am following the directive given by the government and local authorities and trying to remain safe. So I would request each and everyone to do their bit in this fight as we have to come out as a winner while saving our loved ones. Coronavirus Impact On Blogging Now how does this is impacting the blogging community? Lets talk about that. Lets first understand the search trends of Coronavirus. As per the trends shown in Google trends, Coronavirus was most searched last month. Which is true giving its expansion in countries like the United States, UK, and India. The search interest is substantially high giving almost no searches before the last few months. So people are searching for the Coronavirus and search interest is peaking. How it will behave in the next few months will depend on how better we will be able to handle the outbreak. Though if you think you have good information or any idea which can help in stopping the virus, you can handle this search term as a seasonal keyword. Don’t expect it to last longer than the virus, there may be small ongoing interest afterwords. What About Other Niches? From the looks of it, Coronavirus is impacting the blogging community like seasonal trends for now. Depending on which niche and geography you are targeting, results are mixed. For example, niches like Travel, Tourism, and Hotels are badly hit. Travel across the world is reduced so that the earning from that niche. Most of the sites around that niche have also reported reduced traffic. The e-commerce based sites or affiliate marketing blogs for e-commerce sites are impacted based on the geography you are targeting. Though sales are down at most of the places, there are few countries where only sales of the essential items are allowed. For Example, in India, Amazon or any other e-commerce sites can’t ship any item other than essential things. So most of them have stopped taking orders and also stopped their affiliate programs. This will reduce the affiliate earnings for the webmasters. It’s a different situation in US-based e-commerce sites. People are ordering more and more things online and we are seeing an increase in sales (for certain niches). So is anyone doing better in this time? We have a guide on the setup of the home office desk on one of the other blogs which list some of the essential products you need. The guide has suddenly started getting a lot of traffic, looks like many people are looking to set up home offices at this time. Let’s check at some of the Google trends for Work from home keywords. The trends are falling into similar lines as Coronavirus. We see a good amount of increase in the search around this keyword which means more and more people are looking to work from home. We are also seeing an increase in posts like Best Monitors for iPad or MacBook, which also falls in similar lines as the earlier mentioned post. You can see similar trends for search terms like Home Office etc which explain the increase in traffic for this post. The other example I have is from the gaming niche. Our list of best Apple TV games is getting increased traffic. The post was ranking before also but we see a growth in terms of traffic. This means people are also looking for entertainment stuff inside the home. We also see a decline in the post related to outdoor activities, which collaborates with the earlier assumption. People are preferring to stay at home and not looking for outdoor activities. So overall we are seeing a mixed result which can impact traffic or revenue. The impact depends on the niche and geography. What can we do now? So if your site is impacted with the Coronavirus effect what should you do? We do not suggest taking any impact (positive or negative) granted. As I have mentioned earlier, this should be seasonal trends and will keep changing according to how Coronavirus spread will happen. You should keep working on your sites, even if traffic or earning is dropped. This is a good time to take a breath and figure out what things you are holding off for some time. Get them done, spend some time doing technical SEO for the site, see if you can spend some time on the outreach efforts. Another good way to revisit the old posts and see if you can update the existing content. What am I doing? I am trying to spend this time to create a community around AWS LightSail. This is something that I have been holding on for some time. I have many people who have joined this blog for the specific tutorials of AWS LightSail. They would love a platform to discuss and help each other. I am already seeing the increased traffic on this blog which might be due to many people sitting at home and browsing. Or maybe many people are looking for alternate ways to create an income stream. The second thing which I want to do at this time is creating videos for MetaBlogue YouTube Channel. The channel was created some time back but I never got the time to create videos or promote the channel. So keep doing hard work and make sure you utilise this time properly. Many of us are staying at home with no travel time, no social gatherings so let’s use that time to improve our blogs. Stay Home, Stay Safe! WordPress 5.4 Release In the last episode, we have talked about the imminent release of WordPress 5.4 (Adderley). It is available to the public on March 31st and you can update your site from the dashboards. Many of the WordPress plugins are also updated to take advantage of the latest changes. So go ahead and update the WordPress, Plugins, and Themes to the latest versions. WordPress 5.4 brings a lot of improvements including new blocks in Gutenberg Editor. If you want to know about it in detail, you can listen to our last episode on WordPress 5.4 Update. Though the process was simple I have lost all of my reusable blocks in this update. I have to recreate those blocks and update the existing posts. I would suggest exporting the reusable blocks in case you are using them. So that if you face a similar situation, you can easily import them back. Is there something else you would like to listen about or like us to cover as part of this Blogging Monthly series, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any tips for the news around blogging, you can send it to us on email@example.com. You can always follow us on Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates.
12 minutes | Mar 8, 2020
Blogging Monthly 003 – WordPress Vulnerabilities and Google Mobile-First Indexing
9 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
Blogging Monthly 002 – Google’s Latest SERP Update And Recovery Process
As part of this month’s Blogging updates, let’s talk about Google’s latest SERP update in Nov-2019. The update has negatively impacted many sites across the web and one of the most talked points for last month. Blogging Monthly Episode 02 Hi Everyone, This month, there have been some major ups and down around Google SERP. So we are going to talk a lot about this update and the things which you can do to recover. Google SERP Update Nov 2019 Last month, Google has released the SERP update called BERT which we have covered in the last episode. Many people have reported another unconfirmed update which was rolled out around 7th Nov. Webmasters have felt the impact across niches where the rakings have gone down for top-ranking pages. Twitter and Webmaster forums are filled with people complaining about lost traffic and rankings. The impact is not limited to any specific niche or category. Most of the niches have felt the rank shufflings. Impact of the Nov-2019 SERP Update While there is no shuffling in the rankings for MetaBlogue, I have faced this issue on my other blogs. Mostly Tech category blogs, which have lost around 30% traffic. I was expecting the traffic to increase due to the holiday shopping but rather than that, now I have reduced traffic and sales. The timing of the update has been one of the big issues as most of the webmasters were preparing for the festive season. The impact is more visible on the small and medium-size affiliate marketing sites. The traffic drop for those sites is significant. Search Engine General has published an article around all the different reports cited for this update. Google has not confirmed any big update other than mentioning that they do regular core updates to the SERP algorithm and they have done the same in that week. https://twitter.com/searchliaison/status/1194365014703923200 According to them, there is nothing that is out of the ordinary in this update. These are just regular update which was targeted towards identifying better content and improved the ranking algorithm. Their suggestion, nothing a webmaster can do to improve it’s ranking other than following Google’s guidelines to quality content. They have provided the content quality recommendations on their Webmaster blog, which is very generic and broad. How To Recover From The SERP Update There is no specific guideline or impacted areas which can give an idea on how to recover from the Nov-2019 SERP update. But, if you go through the link mentioned above by Google, you will see that many of their suggestions are towards improving the content quality and relevancy. Google’s idea is that the content should be better organized and give relevant information to the readers. The problem, with this update there are many complains of ranking spam or low-quality content on the web. If you look at the buzz around black hat SEO forums, people have gained rankings. This is a big concern since Google is asking everyone to follow the quality content guidelines and then end up ranking spam or low-quality content. But, anyone who has done SEO for some time, they know how these things are. So, what can we do? This is a good time to take a step back and do an SEO audit for your blog. Make sure the site is good on the technical SEO front. Pinpoint The Problems Let’s start with finding the exact problem points. If you have lost traffic during the Nov-2019 SERP update, the first action should be analyzing the articles which have lost most traffic. You can easily get this report by comparing last month’s traffic with this month’s traffic report. You would be using one or the other analytics tool on your blogs like Google Analytics or JetPack. Use that to generate the traffic report based on a per article basis and compare it with a similar report for this month. Once you have that, you know the articles which have lost most of the traffic and needs some work. The only thing to do at this time is to revisit those articles and see if there is anything to improve. The content should represent the search query intent which was bringing the traffic. If you think anything could be done to improve the content, go ahead and make the changes. Schema Markups One of the other things which are gaining traction is Google Rich Results like Sitelink, Featured Snippet, People Also Ask. Schema Markup helps in the ability of the article to stand out in this new search result page. You should think of adding some of the schema markups like “How To” or “FAQ” if it makes sense for your content. If you have not started to look for adding schema markups to your pages, this is the high time when you should start exploring. On-Page SEO Updates One of the last things which can be done now is improving the on-page SEO. You can take the help of any On-Page SEO tools like Ahref or UberSuggest. Run a scan and make sure your internal linking is good enough. You are not missing any pages in your internal links. Try to look for broken links and either update or remove those broken links from your site. Another item to look at is – thin content. If you have pages that are receiving little or no traffic, check if they are adding any value to your readers. Either try to improve the quality of content so that they will start serving some value or think about removing them from your blog. Though most of the tips above sound like generic SEO routine work, that’s what a webmaster can do at this point in time. Sometimes we get busy with so many things that we don’t spare time for essential activities. This is a good time to do that work. Let us know if you are impacted with Google’s latest Nov-2019 SERP update and able to recover any traffic. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below to provide the feedback. Gutenberg For Full Site Editing WordPress 5.3 was released last month and it brought a lot of improvement to Gutenberg Editor. Currently, the Gutenberg editor capabilities are limited to the post or page content. Now, WordPress developers are exploring the idea to bring the Editor capabilities towards the complete site. So you will have a place to define the generic site block like headers, footers, etc. You can use them to define the site layout easily through customizer. Every area of the site is made up of the blocks and can be easily customized from the front end. This will help people in easily design and set up the new WordPress site. Though it might take some time before it can be merged into WordPress Core and will be available to the public. Overall it looks a nice and clean implementation. We still need to see how easy it will be to integrate with so many free and premium WordPress themes out there in the WordPress Repository. Is there something else you would like to listen about or like us to cover as part of this Blogging Monthly series, please write to email@example.com. If you have any tips for the news around blogging, you can send it to us on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can always follow us on Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates.
11 minutes | Nov 2, 2019
Blogging Monthly 001 – WordPress 5.3, Genesis 3.2 And AI-Powered BERT Update For Google Search
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