Today, Automattic caught the WordPress community by surprise, by announcing that they acquired WooCommerce. It’s actually a great move, for both Automattic and WooCommerce. Really, everyone wins. Obviously, WooCommerce gets their big payday, and the money will enable them to make an even better product. (And yes, there is room for improvement there). And of course, WordPress.com users will get ecommerce ability, and that’s really the point. WordPress.com needs to compete with the likes of Squarespace and Wix and the rest. Frankly, WordPress.com has fallen behind in its ability to attract users who want more than a simple blog. The
Have you ever wished you could just click on any element of your WordPress theme and edit the CSS style of it, with the ability to see the changes you make immediately – all without having to write CSS code? Or maybe you don’t actually mind a little coding, but you still wish you could see the changes you make without having to edit, save, refresh, see how it looks, edit, save, refresh, see how it looks, again and again. Two WordPress plugins aim to make all your CSS editing wishes come true. Today, we’re going to put both to
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Vladomir Prelovac made note of a new plugin on ManageWP.org today that caught my attention, and also caught the attention of Sarah Gooding of WPTavern. The plugin, called Unplug Jetpack, created by Tanner Moushey, gives access to all of the Jetpack modules that do not require a connection to WordPress.com. The plugin does this by putting Jetpack into developer mode. I’m not sure what effect that might have on things now or in the future, but it is an interesting way to handle the problem of wanting to use some of Jetpack’s modules, without having to connect to WordPress.com in
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