WP-News #51

WP-News: Coping with high WordPress traffic & Gutenberg needs a new name

Over the past two weeks, Gutenberg has once again taken center stage in the WP community. More and more WP users are concerned with the block system and the impact of the Gutenberg integration on the WordPress ecosystem. Also, a discussion has been sparked whether "Gutenberg" is even an appropriate name for the new editor. And we show you why WordPress is the right choice for high traffic sites.

WP-News: Coping with high WordPress traffic & Gutenberg needs a new name

High traffic with WordPress - no problem!

WordPress may have started out as a small content management system for bloggers, but today our favourite CMS has much more to offer. Large, high-traffic websites such as those of the TIME Magazine or the White House run successfully on WordPress. With WooCommerce-pluginand the right high-traffic hosting, even larger online shops are no problem for WordPress. We will show you how your WP-sitecan also achieve over 75,000 calls per minute withoutwithout getting on its knees.


How to create your first Gutenberg block
WordPress Developer Bill Erickson describes his first attempt to create his own Gutenberg block using sample code. The biggest hurdle was his insufficient knowledge of JavaScript. For this reason his conclusionIt truly is time to 'Learn Javascript Deeply' to keep up with future WordPress development".

Two days - Two maintenance updates
Only one day after the maintenance update to 4.9.3, WordPress 4.9.4 was released. The reason for this is a bug that prevents the automatic updating of the WP version. Those who use the auto-update function must therefore update their sitemanually to 4.9.4. As a Raidboxes customer, however, you do not need to take action - we have already taken care of your update to 4.9.4.

Is Gutenberg the end of the page builder?
The discussion about the new Gutenberg editor and the evolution of WordPress into a block-based CMS is ongoing. The question of what this development means in the long term for plugin and theme developers as well as page builders such as "Divi" or "Beaver Builder" is very obvious. Geno Quiroz asked some WordPress businesses about this topic and got surprisingly positive answers +

Does Gutenberg need a new name?
Morten Rand-Hendriksen has called on the WP community to find another name for the new Gutenberg editor. Especially after the integration into WP Core, the name would lead to confusion for new WordPress users. As Gutenberg becomes the default editor, there would be no reason to treat it like an "add-on feature". The opinions on this project differ, however.


Your introduction to the Google Tag Manager
Google Analytics provides valuable insights - but you'll get even more useful data if you also use the Google Tag Manager. The simple integration of code snippets makes more complex tracking tasks such as heat maps or remarketing possible. The colleagues from MOZ have a detailed guide that will make it easier for you. Getting started easier.


"Revenue doesn't mean s**t!"
At least that's what Lisa Sabin Wilson, CMO of the agency WebDevStudios. According to Wilson, revenue is not the decisive factor. It's more important to build a system that makes each of your projects profitable. One of these support systems is, for example, a clearly defined cost and schedule for each project. For more tips on how to stay profitable as a WordPress service provider, listen to the MattReport podcast.


Over 2,000 WP pages infected with cryptominers
Once again, over 2,000 WP pages have been infected with keyloggers and cryptomining code. The attackers injected malicious scripts into the WordPress database and generated cryptocurrency at the expense of the attacked pages. generated cryptocurrency. The malicious code was disguised as Google Analytics or jQuery.

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