WP-News: Danger of warning for shops & discussion about new JS framework for WP?

Torben Simon Meier Last updated 10/23/2020
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WordPress  Newsletter #22

Over the past week, the community has been buzzing about possible candidates for a new JavaScript framework were discussed. In addition, there are recently extended information requirements for online shop operators. And we have all innovations of WordPress 4.8 at a glance.

WP-News: Danger of warning for shops & discussion about new JS framework for WP?

New JavaScript framework for WP

In a meeting of the JavaScript core team, the switch to a new JavaScript framework for the WordPress core was discussed. The debate currently revolves mostly around the pros and cons of React.js and Vue.js. According to the Session Log majority of team members currently favor React, as the framework is already used for Calypso, the new editor Gutenberg and Jetpack. In addition, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg is in favor of React. A final decision has yet to be made.

The fact that React developed by Facebook has been released is seen critically by some community members: WordPress as an open source project should not make itself dependent on a big company like Facebook. Vue.js fans also swear by its beginner-friendliness and extension possibilities.

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New information obligation for online shop operators

Since the first of February 2017, new information obligations regarding out-of-court dispute resolution have applied to online shop operators (cf. Act on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Consumer Matters, §37). Accordingly, online retailers must clearly indicate in their general terms and conditions and on their websites whether and to what extent they are obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board. The obligation to participate exists from a company size of eleven employees. It is important that when participating in dispute resolution proceedings - whether mandatory or voluntary - the address and website of the competent consumer arbitration board must be indicated.

This regulation is an extension of the existing obligation of shop operators to inform consumers about the dispute resolution platform of the European Commission. It has already been in force since the beginning of January 2016. Many online shop operators who do not comply with this duty to inform have already been warned.

WP-News: Danger of warning for shops & discussion about new JS framework for WP?

This is new in WordPress 4.8

The colleagues from codeinwp show in their latest post how the most important new features of WordPress 4.8 look like in action. The next big update is supposed to be released around the eighth of June and will be "the best WordPress of 2017". At least that's what the WP Core team promises, and in their Field Guide all the upcoming new features. WordPress users, the update will especially make it easier to edit and customize their sites .

More news at a glance

High-Tech Gründerfonds III with 300 million euros approved
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WordCamp Session: WordPress in React
In line with the current discussion about a new JavaScript framework for the WordPress core, Konstantin Obenland demonstrates the use of React in his session from WordCamp Berlin.

WordPress .com vs. WordPress
WP co-founder Matt Mullenweg responds to criticism of the new Automattic TV ads with a lengthy comment on a blog post.

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