WORDPRESS: RELEASED 5.9 “JOSEPHINE” WITH FULL SITE EDITING!
WordPress released 5.9, “Joséphine”. Named in honor of acclaimed international jazz singer Joséphine Baker. Let’s find what’s new in this release:
- Puts you in control of your whole site, right in the WordPress Admin
- First default ‘block theme’ in the history of WordPress
- Features new typography tools, flexible layout controls, and finer control of details like spacing, borders, and more.
- json supports child themes, users can build a child theme right in the WordPress Admin.
Find more in this new release here.
INSTAGRAM: ROLLS OUT A NEW PROFILE BANNER TO DISPLAY USERS’ UPCOMING LIVE STREAMS
On this Wednesday, Instagram announced a new profile banner that will display a user’s upcoming livestreams. When this banner is displayed, followers can subscribe to get notified about the live stream. Not only your followers but also those who come across your profile can able to view this banner/badge. The head of Instagram Adam Mosseri detailed about this new feature in their video below.
SEO: GOOGLE INTRODUCED NEW ROBOTS TAG (INDEXIFEMBEDDED)
Google introduced a new robots tag called “indexifembedded”. It will bring more control over when your content is indexed. With this tag, you can tell Google you would still like your content indexed when its embedded through iframes and similar HTML tags in other pages. Presently, only Google supports the indexifembedded tag.
Click here to find more details about this new tag.
GOOGLE MAPS: INTRODUCED NEW SECTION NAMED “UPDATES FROM CUSTOMERS” IN BUSINESS LISTINGS
Google has added a new section named “Updated from Customers” in Google maps interface under the Google business profile listings. This will show some recent reviews from Google Local Guides. When you click on one, it loads more reviews from customers.