Last week, after an exciting and educational WordCamp Cologne, it was time to relax a bit 😉 In our WCCGN recap, we looked back on the weekend and the Kölle-Swag. Plus, a great new WordCamp in retreat format is in the wings. And the upcoming integration of the Gutenberg-Editor into WP-Core causes the withdrawal of the first Page Builder Plugins.
WordCamp Kölle Recap - Turn the SWAG on!
After the busy preparations for our talks and three exciting WordCamp days in the beautiful city of Cologne, we're back to our normal routine. A perfect time to review the whole event once again. review the whole event. Our clear conclusion: We were really enthusiastic about the super organization, the BarCamp style, the instructive sessions and the great conversations. And our first Contributor Day was a real highlight for us. Because: This gave us even more of a feeling of not just being there, but really being in the thick of things. Of course, we are not the only ones who went home with a smile: Our colleagues from KittPress, Blog Marketing Factory and Gartentechnik are already looking forward to the next WordCamp. And the most important thing: Lead organizer Marc Nilius also draws a positive conclusion in the PressWerk podcast - despite "cake faux pas" and loss of votes 😉.
What will e-commerce look like in the Gutenberg era?
With the next major WordPress 5.0 update, the new Gutenberg editor will be integrated into the core. The long-term goal is to implement the block system not only at the post level, but also at the sites level. Many Plugin- and Theme-providers must therefore adjust to changes. For example, the WooCommerce blog states: "One thing that isn't yet 100% clear is how complex plugins like WooCommerce will work with Gutenberg". First ideas, how online shops could look like in the Gutenberg-era era could look like, however, already exist.
Linking, sharing and embedding content - am I allowed to do that at all?
Linking to and sharing content that we did not write ourselves is now almost part of our natural online behaviour. However, very few people know which actions can lead to an infringement of copyright, whether there is a legal difference between embedding and sharing, and when it is a private linking or one with the intention of making a profit. Lawyer Dr. Thomas Schwenke has not only the answers to these questions, but also a a practical checklist in the luggage.
"GDPR for WordPress " arms developers for the GDPR
The "GDPR for WordPress " project has received positive feedback from the developer community. The goal of the initiative: to provide developers with tools and standards to validate that their Plugins is compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR ). This comes into force on May 25, 2018. The project was launched by WordCamp Denmark organizer Kåre Mulvad Steffensen and Peter Suhm from WP-Pusher.
The 60 best articles, guides and experts for WP Security
There is no quick and universal answer to many questions regarding WordPress security. There is a lot of information about security topics like hiding the WP admin area, Plugin- and Theme-vulnerabilities, HTTPS and co. - but filtering out the most reliable sources is not an easy task. To bring some light into the darkness, the colleagues from WPMU DEV have made the effort and collected the 60 most helpful sources on the topic of WP security.
The first WordCamp in retreat format
Under the motto "Experience your WordPress community like never before", the first WordCamp Retreat will take place from 4 to 6 May 2018 in the beautiful Lüneburger Heide. The special thing about the retreat format: it combines WordCamp, workshops, joint leisure activities, food, relaxation and overnight stay - all in one location. The event is limited to 250 participants, as it is initially intended to be a test in a local setting. Those who want to travel from further away are of course also welcome. Tickets went on sale last night - if you're interested, you should probably get in quick.
Gutenberg claims its first victim
The team of the page builder Plugins "Tailor" has announced that the project will not be continued. The reason for the decision is Gutenberg's closer integration with WordPress and the strong competition from bigger page builders: "The main reason for us to discontinue Tailor is due to finance which Tailor needs to keep on its development & marketing to compete with all the big players and especially Gutenberg". The Tailor team advises current users of their Plugins to switch to Elementor , Beaver Builder or Divi.