Summer is officially here, and this update from the Carrot team is sure to turn up the heat...
The latest version of Wordpress is here
We've updated our Wordpress to the latest version (5.7.2 — if you're keeping track). While this upgrade doesn't unlock many new features, it includes several security improvements to keep your sites safe for you — and your site's visitors.
Google's Core Web Vitals Update is coming!
In case you haven't heard, Google is releasing their Core Web Vitals update throughout the summer. The Carrot team has been hard at work testing our templates and sites to ensure our network — and your site — is optimized for Google’s algorithm update.
We will be making some improvements to our backend code and network to improve page experience and site speed scores even further, including a re-evaluation of our code specifically with Core Web Vitals in mind, optimizations to certain plug-ins and script packages, and an enhanced ability for us to monitor site performance and speed data across our entire network. Get the full scoop here →
Carrot has an all new look!
Even the Carrot website needs some TLC at times, and over the past year we've been working behind the scenes to clean up our sitemap, rebuild our pages using our new Visual Editor, and updating the Carrot brand to better reflect our Core Values. Our designer extraordinaire explains the importance of being design-led and having a website that reflects your visual identity in this recent blog post →
Other Fixes & Updates:
We are actively working on our plans for the upcoming quarter, so stay tuned for more awesome Carrot updates!
Laynie from the Carrot Product Team