Since there is our WordPress News from now on always on Fridays, we have today the news of the past two weeks in the luggage. Since this year's "State of the Word" speech by Matt Mullenweg at WordCamp US, there is again a lot of discussion about the Gutenberg editor. And questions about the impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation are piling up. Plus, we'll show you our new development feature and four tools to help you manage multiple WordPress projects.
Manage 30+ WordPress sites ? These 4 tools make it possible!
Although WordPress is and remains our favorite CMS, we all know how much effort it takes to keep a single site up and running: Updating the WordPress version, plugins and themes, creating new content, replying to comments and managing backups - plus the constant worry about security and performance of site. Even with just a handful of WordPress projects, this effort is a real productivity killer. That's why we'll show you in which areas you can really save time and nerves with well-known administration tools and the integrated features of your hoster.
Our template feature: A kickstart for your WordPress projects
Our new feature "WordPress templates" saves you a lot of time already during the setup of new WP sites, because a template is a backup, which is stored separately from the original site . From your templates you can then create a new site with just one click. The best thing about it: All your plugins, themes and settings are transferred one-to-one and are ready to use. So you can create your own WordPress templates for different themes or industries and get new WordPress projects rolling even more efficiently.
Mullenweg sets direction for 2018
At WordCamp US, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg gave his annual "State of the Word" address, in which he reviews the past year and sets the course for the next. This year, his speech was all about the new Gutenberg editor. When the editor is ready to be integrated into the core, WordPress 5.0 will be rolled out. According to Mullenweg, that's expected to happen in April 2018. You can watch the speech, including Gutenberg live demo, in full on WordPressTV.
GutenbergEditoron everyone's lips
After WordCamp US and Mullenweg's "State of the Word" session, many community members have been talking about the Gutenberg editor. We have compiled a (non-exhaustive) list of interesting articles and comments about the new editor:
- Gutenberg and the Future of WordPress: Conditions for Success
- Gutenberg and the Impacts it'll have on the WordPress Business Ecosystem
- This Changes Everything: Gutenberg is Good Now
- State of the word - or Tomorrowland*
- Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor
What does the GDPR really change?
The answer is "not very much" - at least that's what lawyer Udo Meisen says in the PressWerk podcast. Nevertheless, there are some areas in which stricter requirements for entrepreneurs will apply as a result of the GDPR . These include target group profiling with Facebook Ads, sending newsletters and concluding order data processing agreements with third-party providers. Udo Meisen also explains the new ePrivacy Directive, which will come into force together with GDPR .
Cyber insurance is becoming increasingly popular
Companies are increasingly afraid of hacking attacks and want to protect themselves against this danger with cyber insurance. According to Heise Online, however, insurers are finding it difficult to assess and categorize the level of risk. The cyber insurance market is currently still manageable, but Andreas Berger, member of the Board of Management at Allianz AGCS, expects a global market volume of 20 billion euros by 2027.
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