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News & Articles
Optimizing Site Performance: How We Made WPShout Faster (wpshout.com) One of our goals here at WPShout is to have a fast site. There are lots of reasons this is an important goal: it’s better for you, it’s better for us, and it’s impressive and lets us boast. We’ve done a lot of little things to help with that historically, and recently we set out to boost our performance even more. Here’s what we learned about making our site even faster.
So, we introduce the fastest contact form plugin built with vue.js and it has made the interface unbelievably fast. Now, you can create different types of forms for your WordPress site with a single click and within a single page.
Gutenberg 1.0.0 Introduces Drag and Drop for Adding Image Blocks (wptavern.com) Gutenberg 1.0.0 was released this week as another iteration in the beta period that will continue on with 1.1 next week. Design lead Tammie Lister said the team decided “not let numbers set expectations” and will carry on at the same pace with weekly releases.
One of the most visible UI updates in version 1.0 is the new ability to add image blocks by dragging and dropping them into the editor.
How to Protect Images On Your Site (+ What To Do After Theft) (kinsta.com) There is nothing worse than seeing all of your hard work simply copied to another site, intentional or not. It isn’t by any means fair to the creator, but there are also instances where we’ve seen it cause issues in Google image search (which is even a bigger deal). This can be especially bad for certain industries such as photographers, as sometimes images are their primary source of income. Today we’re going to dive into a few ways you can protect your images, how to find stolen images, and what to do if they are used without your permission.