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This is Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus, with a handpicked weekly roundup of eCommerce articles.
Colm was interviewed this week by Abha and Anna from the Do the Woo podcast.
The conversation covered:
- Getting into WooCommerce in the early days building Woo themes
- Business decisions based on longevity in the Woo ecosystem
- Being one of the first to create WooCommerce themes
- What would your store look like for a personal hobby
- Getting started in the WooCommerce community
- Tips on performance
You can listen to the discussion or read the transcript.
Check out the Do the Woo interview with Colm from CommerceGurus
Shopify has announced one of its biggest investments in the creator space to date. It has acquired Dovetale, a software startup that helps brands manage their influencer marketing programs.
As part of the acquisition, Shopify will make Dovetale free for all of its merchants.
Dovetale is geared toward helping the influencers who aren’t yet ready to launch their own brands, but want to promote products from other companies.
This is the type of acquisition I would like to see WooCommerce pursue (or build themselves) - and give users of their platform more powerful tools to retain and grow their customer base.
Read about Shopify's acquisition of Dovetale
Elementor 3.6 has been released and along with the interesting Flexbox Containers feature I noticed a number of welcome performance improvements too.
It introduces a new Lazy Load control to the Carousel widget and the Background Slideshow.
This control allows you to improve website performance by only loading the content that is immediately visible and necessary in Carousels or Slideshows.
The Optimized DOM Output Experiment now also removes the 'elementor-section-wrap' div to make the markup lighter.
Read about Elementor 3.6's new features
I always enjoy blog posts written by Joshua Comeau and this one is no exception. From the design itself to the way he writes, it's always a pleasure.
This one is geared towards self-builders or fully fledged developers, but I think it'd be an interesting read for anyone.
So many frameworks and tools assume that you're proficient with it, without ever explaining it. This blog post is your missing manual, covering all of the most important fundamentals.
Discover the Front-End Developer's Guide to the Terminal
I spotted a cool little tool this week called Magic Eraser. It allows you to remove elements from an uploaded image in seconds.
Upload an image, mark the bit you need removed, and download the fixed up image (up to a max width of 600px). It's free to use.
Give Magic Eraser a try
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Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus