It’s Episode 290 and we’ve got plugins for Removing Old Slugs, Removing Products, Cropping Background Images, Remote Site Search, and Custom States for Woo Commerce. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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How to Choose (and Crop) a Mobile-Friendly Hero Image
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know your website has to be mobile-friendly to avoid search penalties. Google laid down the law about this in 2015. Even if you confuse “responsive design” with the current trend for single-column websites with long scrolling home pages and full-width hero images, you’re aware that your website has to work on phones and tablets.
What you may not know is how mobile-friendliness constrains your design choices. One of the reasons that single-column layouts are so popular is that you don’t have to worry about how to stack the columns on smaller screens and how there’s a good chance no one on a phone will see your ads or calls to action if you put them in the sidebar. There are other solutions to the problem of organizing content for multiple screen sizes, but a single-column layout is a good option if you want the visitor to focus on one thing at a time. Read original article here…. wpfangirl.com
Don’t block CSS and JS files • Yoast
In 2015, Google Search Console already started to warn webmasters actively not to block CSS and JS files. In 2014, we told you the same thing: don’t block CSS and JS files. We feel the need to repeat this message now. We’re currently working on the websites of our first Yoast SEO Care customers, and this is obviously something we’ll look into for them as well. In this post, we’ll explain why you shouldn’t block these specific files from Googlebot.
You shouldn’t block CSS and JS files because that way, you’re preventing Google to check if your website works properly. If you block CSS and JS files in yourrobots.txt file, Google can’t render your website like intended. This, in return, makes that Google won’t understand your website to the fullest and might even result in lower rankings. Read original article here…. yoast.com
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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**
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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**
Woo Product Remover
WP Remote Site Search
Background Image Cropper
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