WordPress 4.9 is almost upon us! The new upgrade brings us ever closer to version 5.0, with all the novelties that it will bring, including Gutenberg. WordPress 4.9 is an important stepping stone that is currently still in beta, but we have taken a peek under the hood so you do not have to, so let’s dive in!
News Blog: WordPress & Joomla Extensions
If you’re anything like us, you probably have files scattered across different devices. Moreover, you might also use a cloud service, such as OneDrive, to share files with your Joomla! collaborators. Whereas before you had to bring files over from OneDrive into your Joomla! blog, Dropfiles is now making that a thing of the past.
In recent times, we have been rolling out updates to WordPress that allow you to access all your OneDrive files straight from WordPress and from WP Media Folder. Now, JoomUnited’s latest offering also brings the cloud directly to Joomla! thanks to DropFiles.
Times are changing for WordPress, and soon you will wake up with the brand new, upcoming WordPress 5.0. Among the slew of new features shipping with WordPress is a reimagined integral part of any WordPress website - the editor.
Gutenberg, an open-source rich-text editor and an alternative to WordPress’ own editor, will now ship by default with the major update to your blog. As an open-source plugin, Gutenberg is not only robust, but also feature-rich.
Whether columns or ready-made templates, DropEditor for Joomla! lets you customize your articles and pages to your heart’s content. These endless possibilities help you tell a great story in the best way possible, but it can be easy to forget the bigger picture - the content itself.
Here’s the deal:
If your website takes more than 3 seconds to load…
… most of your visitors will leave and never come back.
If you want people to read your content and buy what you are selling, you will need to improve your website’s speed.
A faster-loading website means:
- More traffic from Google
- Lower bounce rate
- Better conversion rate
- More sales
You’ve probably used Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive or another cloud service to host your images, videos and other files. When managing your WordPress website, looking for files scattered on different services and make them available in a file manager can be a tedious task.
When you’re creating content on Joomla!, it’s important to have all the right tools at your fingertips. DropEditor is a powerful Joomla! extension that makes it possible to customize the layout of articles and pages, among other tools. The new version of DropEditor builds on previous iterations, making for an ever-growing toolbox to satisfy your needs.
A growing website does not only come with satisfaction. As the number of visitors to your WordPress website grows, so does the burden on your server. At a time when the average internet user is ever-more demanding when it comes to loading times, acquiring and retaining users has become more difficult than ever before.
It’s no secret - today, internet users expect websites to have rapid loading times. Therefore, it stands to reason that a website’s speed plays a pivotal role in retaining users, and having them come back time and time again. Odds are that your WordPress website is not an exception to the rule.