WP-News: Attracting the best employees & the question of Gutenberg-Merge

Leefke Krönke Last updated 10/23/2020
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In the past two weeks there was a lot of Gutenberg news. Version 2.2 has been released and questions about the merge of the editor into WP-Core are piling up. In addition, Sucuri has discovered attacks on WP sites with hidden Plugins . And we show you how to conquer the heart of Generation Yeven as a small employer.

WP-News: Attracting the best employees & the question of Gutenberg-Merge

How to attract the best employees with few resources

Employers are finding it increasingly difficult to attract young professionals and, above all, to retain them over the long term. This shortage of qualified junior staff is making itself felt in many industries. Agencies and small companies in particular often lose out in the so-called "war for talent". We show you what Generation Y has to do with this development and how you, even as a smaller employer, can increase your chances of success in the battle for the best minds.


Is Gutenberg ready for the merge?
Wondering when the new editor will be integrated into WP Core? You're not alone in asking this question. An overview of the most important implemented and pending features gives a clue, but no clear answers. With this, Gutenberg co-lead Matias Ventura has sparked another discussion about when Gutenberg can be integrated into the core as a "Minimum Viable Product" (MVP).

Gutenberg 2.2 brings "Block Nesting".
The Gutenberg update to version 2.2 brings some new features - including the ability to nest blocks, which many have requested. This feature allows more complex layouts to be created. One example of this is the new column block in Gutenberg 2.2. However, this is an experiment for now, "as it needs further work and has some browser hiccups," writes Gutenberg co-lead Matias Ventura.

How to prepare your customers for WordPress 5.0
Many WordPress users who are not active in the WP community will be surprised and possibly overwhelmed after the update to 5.0 when Gutenberg "suddenly" becomes the new default editor. Web designer Eric Karkovack shows you how to make the transition as easy as possible for your customers.


Website operators are bracing themselves for GDPR
The uncertainty about the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR ) is rising. The colleagues of Elbnetz explain what you have to pay attention to as a website operatorin order not to be warned. The WordPress core team is also working on a review and implementation of the requirements: In the new GDPR Compliance Chat we discuss what still needs to be done for a GDPR -compliant WordPress .

These are the e-commerce trends for 2018
Our podcast recommendation for shop owners:
Patrick Rauland and Scott Bolinger reveal their predictions for how e-commerce will change in 2018. Among other things, they talk about the importance of mobile shopping, the Internet of Things and voice search, and the role of Amazon. Of course, the two also have some tips for shop operators in the luggage.


Unwanted pop-ups caused by hidden WP-Plugins
Security expert Sucuri has discovered a wave of attacks in which hackers are gaining access to WordPress sites and place Plugins named "injectbody" and "injectscr". The malicious Plugins, which do not show up in the WP admin area, cause visitors to your site to get intrusive ad pop-ups whenever they click anywhere on your site .

As Head of Content Marketing, Leefke always has the RAIDBOXES magazine "wp unboxed", the newsletter & the social media channels in her sights. That's why she always knows the latest developments in the WP community. Unfortunately she is rarely to be found in Münster nowadays. But Hamburg is said to be rather nice too.

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