Gravity forms 2.0 update

Gravity forms 2.0 update

Gravity forms 2.0 has been released today.

This is a Major update and it’s great to see all the amazing changes that have come in this release.

The Mobile updates were long overdue in my opinion and it’s great to know we can start to use mobile text field types from HTML5 in the new update.

Usability as a result of this update takes Gravity Forms to a position of being a best in class form builder over the whole internet. I haven’t seen anything as powerful as gravity forms in any software and at M R K we just continue to fall in love with this amazing product.

Why do we use gravity form?

We made a video on why we use gravity forms and what it is, so if you need more information follow this link.

The full release of gravity forms and the documentation is available on their blog. You can read about it here.

We are rolling out these updates tonight to all our servers and expect everyone on our managed service to be able to make the most of these adjustments later today.

If you have any questions or problems with your forms please contact the team via our helpdesk.

WooCommerce 2.6 Update

WooCommerce 2.6 Update

WooCommerce 2.6 Update

Today we have updated all the WooCommerce Websites in our Managed Service Plans for the new 2.6 update which contains some pretty impressive changes and continues to show the amazing rate of development from the team at Automattic.

The WooCommerce 2.6 update is a major update and covers some significant changes and a large array of new features.

The Main 3 we liked that will impact our customers are:

  1. The new and improved cart experience
  2. The My Account Page improvements
  3. New filtering options

They have also done some great API improvements, which for our development team is really exciting. We always love to geek out over API’s and what they can do for our development possibilities.

For people starting out with WooCommerce their is now a native setup for Stripe on the initial setup which looks AWESOME and we can’t wait to try it out on the next group of websites we create for our customers.

For a full detail of the update you can check out the official post from WooThemes here.

We also have linked to the Github account for the HUGE list of changes done by the development team to make this version of WooCommerce another great step for the internet and WordPress users wanting to sell online.

 

Yoast SEO 3.3 Update

Yoast SEO 3.3 Update

Today we are rolling out the new updates for Yoast SEO 3.3 across our managed website services.

What does it mean for you?

It means that the new content analysis tool is being improved significantly. The tool has a number of important upgrades to make sure you get the most out of Yoast SEO.

The Yoast SEO Content tool has been a major help for us in getting better SEO results for our users.

We would suggest you take a look at the video and review this important update to make sure you adjust your content according to the best practice.

Our favorite features

To make it easy here is our pick of the best new features from Yoast SEO 3.3
Yoast SEO 3.3 Publish bar update

The Publish Bar Update

With this latest update we get a really cool new UI on the Publish Bar Update.

I really like this feature because it highlights the SEO top level items before I press publish.

Even on this article it made me revisit my content to make it better and more SEO friendly, furthermore it made me do better analysis across all my content especially around transition words.

Yoast SEO Content Checks

New Content Checks

Yoast SEO now has 6 content checks including:

  • It will check¬†sentence length
  • paragraph length and your use of subheadings
  • The use of passive voice
  • The use of transition words
  • Finally, we it will calculate your Flesch Reading Ease score

This makes it super easy to check your content, not only because it tells you a great list of features but it also gives you links to help documents on how to deal with each item on the list.

This is a big update from YoastSEO and you will see these updates in your Managed Website Service later today.

If you need more help around your content and keeping your site up to date please let our team know or enquire on our managed service plans with ongoing support.

The new Google Analytics app

The new Google Analytics app

As a manager of a business I know that I often don’t look at my analytics enough. It’s often because Im away from my computer or laptop and the existing google analytics app for mobile wasn’t really that good.

Well Google has done something about that with the new Google Analytics Mobile application. It looks really cool and my first usage of it was really valuable and I think that I’ll be using it more.

I have installed it on my Samsung Tablet / iPad and Android Phone so heres hoping I’m not ignoring my stats as much.

How often should you look at your stats?

Ideally you should have core items you check daily and weekly. I check my error page lists daily, my entry and exit pages weekly and then do a deep dive once a month.

reading your analytics sometimes takes a bit of effort to really understand what you are looking at. If you need help on this dont hesitate to contact our team or arrange a booking with me.

Enjoy the new Google Analytics apps.

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