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Angular 12 betas pile on the improvements

Angular 12, a planned upgrade to Google’s popular TypeScript-based web framework, has seen six beta releases since February, bringing enhancements related to performance, the compiler, DOM elements, and more. The project previously noted that Angular 12 would get capabilities impacting production builds, support for the Webpack 5 bundler, and a host of other improvements. A production release […]

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Google Improves Web Stories WordPress Plugin

Google announced updates for the Web Stories WordPress plugin, bringing it to version 1.3.0. The upgrade supports a form-based advertising option to make it easier to monetize plus additional creative design options like animation and additional layouts. Web Stories for WordPress Plugin Web stories is a new content type for the web. The idea is […]

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Google Discover Does Not Display All Web Stories

Google’s John Mueller advises site owners not to expect every web story they publish to get displayed in Discover. Google Discover has its own web stories carousel, which was added last October, but only select content makes its way in. The addition of a web stories carousel lead some people to assume publishing one would […]

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Google Ranks Webpages, Not Websites

I’m about to tell you an SEO fact that will answer so many questions about how Google operates that I can’t even cover them all in this article. It’s also a great way to stir up debate in your finer SEO discussion forums. Google ranks webpages, not websites. Don’t believe me? Ask John Mueller of […]

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WordPress Powers 39.5% of All Websites

WordPress is now powering 39.5% of all websites in 2021, up from powering 35% of sites in 2020. Counting only sites that use a content management system (CMS), WordPress has a market share of 64.1%. A significant number of websites (38.3%) use no content management system at all. This data is provided by W3Techs which […]

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WordPress 5.6: The Good, the Meh and the Ugly

WordPress 5.6 has been released with dozens of improvements and new features. Code named Simone (honoring singer Nina Simone), WordPress 5.6 has been met with a positive response, possibly because it didn’t break anything. The substance of what’s new in WordPress 5.6 can be described as mostly good, some meh and one issue that’s ugly. […]

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Who Is Responsible for Meeting Website Accessibility Compliance?

The pandemic of 2020 has changed the lives of everyone. Were businesses and schools ready to meet the challenges for website accessibility compliance? Adapting to new ways to work remotely or go to school was not always effortless, especially for persons with disabilities. And meeting accessibility compliance historically took a back seat to just about […]

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How to Protect a WordPress Site from Hackers

WordPress is a frequent target for hacking. Hackers are targeting the theme, the core WordPress files, plugins and even the login page. These are the steps to take to make it less likely to be hacked and to be able to recover easier if it should still happen. How Hackers Attack WordPress All sites on […]

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How to Avoid 10 Common Web Design Mistakes That Hurt SEO

Picture this. You’ve spent a ton of time designing your website. You’ve picked an attractive theme, added stunning images, and crafted compelling copy. You’re sure visitors will love it (and you). The only problem? You aren’t getting any visitors. In fact, your site is nowhere to be seen on Page 1 (or even #2 or […]

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