Review

ReviewX – Advanced Reviews for WooCommerce

Introduction Have you purchased from an online store that didn’t have user reviews? These days all e-commece shops have them. For shoppers, reviews provide an independent assessment of products and sellers. For sellers, user reviews can improve SEO and provide social proof. WooCommerce comes with a review feature, but it is pretty basic. In this…

Editorial

Reactions to the Astra Suspension

Background The Astra theme is well respected and has more than a million active installs. The team is very talented and contributes to the WordPress project. On Friday August 7th the Astra theme was suspended from the WordPress theme directory for 5 weeks. A review found affiliate IDs were added to up-sale links. These were…

Site builder

Three Gotchas with Toolset Blocks

Introduction Last updated October 19, 2020 – Although the Toolset team indicated back in July that fixes were in the works, there are still some things to keep in mind, as indicated in the updates below. Updated July 20, 2020 – As noted inline below, the Toolset team responded positively to this article and many…

Site builder

Switching to Kadence and Gutenberg from Astra and Elementor

Introduction I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying, “The shoemakers children don’t have any shoes.”  In discussions with WordPress site builders I often hear comments about the need to update their own sites.  They are so busy working on other people’s websites that their own is neglected.  I’ve been building websites since 1994 and I’ve…