WP-News: More overview for page optimization & Gutenberg's jump to the default editor

Torben Simon Meier Last updated 10/23/2020
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WordPress  Newsletter #41

Last week, became the default editor for users of Plugins Gutenberg with the update to 1.5. In addition, Mika Epstein has called on the WP community to be careful when selling Plugin. And we have a small but nice tool in our luggage, which has served us faithfully with over 450 WordPress optimizations.

Not all optimization measures are useful
After more than 450 extensive WordPress analyses and optimizations, we know: Not every optimization measure makes sense. Sometimes you get stuck with an idea and invest a lot of time and effort in its implementation. The results are then usually sobering. Or in the worst case: not measurable at all. So that this doesn't happen to you, we have a small but fine framework for you today, with which you can determine exactly which of your optimization steps has the greatest influence on your page load time. So you keep the overview, even with dozens of optimization steps.


Watch out when selling at Plugin!
In response to recent incidents, such as the spam by the new owner of the display widget Plugins, Mika Epstein has addressed a post to the WP community on the topic of Plugin-sales. Her clear message to Plugin-sellers is: "STOP. THINK. BE CAUTIOUS." She also describes nine signs that indicate a potential buyer has questionable interests.

Why don't your customers buy mobile?
Almost half of the traffic on German online shops comes from mobile devices. However, as soon as it comes to buying, one third of the users switch to the tablet or laptop. The colleagues from KonversionsKraft show you how to analyze the behavior of your customers and understand exactly where and how they buy.


Therefore you should now switch to HTTPS
Chrome 62 was rolled out last week. In the new version, visitors to HTTP-sites with input fields (e.g. search fields, forms for credit card information, etc.) receive an explicit security warning. For Chrome users in incognito mode, even all HTTP-sites will show as "not secure". If you're worried that HTTPS will slow down your site , we can reassure you: With SSL your site will be even 45% faster. By the way, about 70% of all websites located at RAIDBOXES have already switched to HTTPS.

Here's what 10 experts have to say about WordPress security
David Hayes spoke with ten WP security experts such as WordPress Core Security Team Lead Aaron Campbell and Sucuri ex-CEO Tony Perez to get fresh input for a new online course on WP security. The key takeaways Hayes took away from each conversation are here.


Update makes Gutenberg the default editor
It's getting serious: The update to version 1.5 makes Gutenberg the default editor. If you don't like Gutenberg at all, there will still be the possibility to use the old editor after the merge into the core. The corresponding Plugin "Classic Editor" can now be tested in the beta version.

New possibilities with "headless" WordPress
With the so-called "decoupled" or "headless" WordPress developers can really let off steam, because the WordPress REST API and Create React App offer great scope for innovative ideas. For example, by decoupling the backend and frontend, it is possible to create mobile apps can be createdthat use WordPress only as a data source. The colleagues from Torque have concrete application examples in their luggage.

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