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Google Web Stories Plugin for WordPress Gets First Big Update

Google is rolling out the first major update to its Web Stories plugin for WordPress which comes with three useful new features. Google’s Web Stories for WordPress version 1.1 gives site owners the ability to: Add GIFs to Web Stories via integration with Tenor. Create Web Stories with a greater variety of typography options. Add captions to Web Stories with video content. Here’s a rundown of each of the new updates. GIFs! Google is integrating Tenor into its Web Stories plugin making it possible to add GIFs using a simple drag and drop interface. But these aren’t just regular GIFs. “As an… More Info

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Google Web Stories for WordPress 1.1: more text sets, GIFs

Back in September, Google launched a WordPress plugin for easily creating AMP-based stories through a WYSIWYG editor. Version 1.1 of Web Stories for WordPress is now here as the first major update following the beta period and stable release. The text tab now features several sets that are optimized for “editorial use-cases.” We partnered with the typography experts at iA, known for its award-winning app iA Writer and world-class typography craftsmanship. The result is a set of carefully created combinations that let you mix and match different harmonious typography, and a… More Info

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New Text to Speech WordPress Plugin Allows People to Read on The Go

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With only 24 hours in a day to get everything done, finding enough time to sit down and read a blog can be a challenge. To solve that problem, AudioTilly has launched a new WordPress plugin that converts a blog’s written text into audio, allowing people to listen to their favorite blog on the go. AudioTilly plugin is free to use, offers 20+ voice choices, 3 audio player designs, and even includes an industry first – the ability to add an intro and exit clip that can be customized for advertisements.  AudioTilly – convert… More Info

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New Yext Plugin Brings the Power of Answers to WordPress

Launched in 2019, Yext Answers applies advanced natural language processing (NLP) with Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (BERT) technology to better understand how people ask questions in order to return accurate, official answers. With this plugin, the company can now help even more businesses deliver a superior customer experience, drive more transactions, and lower their support costs. “More than one-third of the world’s websites run on WordPress — and with most relying on legacy keyword-based search, that translates to a lot of unanswered questions and lost… More Info

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Biden-Harris Transition Website Launches on WordPress – WordPress Tavern

The Biden-Harris presidential transition team has launched a new Twitter account and a website powered by WordPress. BuildBackBetter.com is hosted by Automattic and is zippy fast, thanks to Jetpack, Cloudflare CDN, and a lot of other performance optimizations. It loads in 333 ms, performing just 19 requests. The site was created by Ben Ostrower’s team at Wide Eye, an 11-year old agency based in Washington, D.C., and the same team behind Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential campaign website. Their work on Harris’ site won recognition as a finalist in Fast Company’s 2020… More Info

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Ultimate Member Plugin for WordPress Allows Site Takeover – Threatpost

Three critical security bugs allow for easy privilege escalation to an administrator role. A WordPress plugin installed on more than 100,000 sites has three critical security bugs that each allow privilege escalation – and potentially full control over a target WordPress site. The plugin, called Ultimate Member, allows web admins to add user profiles and membership areas to their web destinations. According to Wordfence researchers, the flaws make it possible for both… More Info

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WordPress Site Management Software Market Size, Drivers, Potential Growth Opportunities, Competitive Landscape, Trends And Forecast To 2027 – Eurowire

WordPress Site Management Software Market Overview The Global WordPress Site Management Software Market is showing positive signs of growth. With the current COVID-19 pandemic scenario, new business opportunities are sprouting in the market. Organizations must explore new markets to expand their business globally and locally. For getting a deeper understanding of the emerging trends, the Global WordPress Site Management Software Market report showcases various factors that drive the economy worldwide. Moreover, the companies will get to know the market landscape for the next decade… More Info

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Digital.com Announces Best WordPress Hosting Companies of 2020

SEATTLE (PRWEB) November 08, 2020 Digital.com, a leading independent review website for small business online tools, products, and services, has announced the best WordPress hosting companies of 2020. Top solutions were selected based on multiple server types, uptime and load speed, and customer support. Experts at Digital.com conducted 40 hours of research and analyzed over 30 WordPress hosting platforms. Each… More Info

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WordPress Sites Open to Code Injection Attacks via Welcart e-Commerce Bug – Threatpost

The shopping cart application contains a PHP object-injection bug. A security vulnerability in the Welcart e-Commerce plugin opens up websites to code injection. This can lead to payment skimmers being installed, crashing of the site or information retrieval via SQL injection, researchers said. Welcart e-Commerce is a free WordPress plugin that has more than 20,000 installations – it enjoys top market share in Japan, according to WordPress. It allows site owners to add online… More Info

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