Although the current crisis is of course keeping us all very busy, we would like to provide a little routine and as usual we have the WP-News in our luggage: Besides some news from the WordPress world, the focus of this issue is deliberately on free learning offers and virtual conferences. Let's try to get closer together in these times, at least online, and make the best of the situation. Stay healthy and enjoy reading! 🍀
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By now, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has already made an impact on business in many areas. But we can take one worry away from you: Your websites with us are not affected by it. Because our team - including our colleagues in support - is working at full strength as usual. Find out why we at RAIDBOXES are well prepared for such crises in our article.
What matters in content marketing
Quality and relevance replace mass-produced content in marketing. Jan Tissler from UPLOAD Magazine tells you how to persuade and retain your target audience with the right content. In other words: Welcome to the Journey!
11 useful resources for every WP developer
How do I improve my workflow as a WP developer? From great resource repos to free courses to the best application tips: We list eleven valuable resources for your daily knowledge boost!
Corporate Blogs: How to make networking work
Few tools in online marketing are as effective as a blog - according to Daniela Sprung , an expert in digital communication. We asked: What are the advantages of a blog for agencies and freelancers?
WordCamp Europe 2020 postponed
Now it's official: This year's WordCamp Europe in Porto will be postponed to June 2021 due to the current situation. We thank the organizing team for all their hard work and look forward to seeing you again next year!
More female contributors wanted
The goal of 'WordPress Executive Director' Josepha Haden: The release team for the next major update to WordPress 5.5 should consist entirely of women. She reveals her motivation behind this and her initial plans in the official WordPress blog.
Time for further education: Free WordPress -book
Since many people have to stay at home because of the corona virus, Vladimir and Thordis from perun.net are giving away their comprehensive WordPress manual. The download link is here.
Online Events & Trainings
Free Gutenberg conference
On April 2nd WPBlockTalk will take place, a virtual event for designers, WP developers and agencies who want to get the most out of the Gutenberg editor. Among the speakers you will find many well-known names from the international WP community.
WPConf as a virtual WordCamp replacement
As a small consolation for the WP community, a dedicated organizing team is currently setting up an online WordPress conference - the WPConf. The free event will take place on May 16, 2020. By the way: The call for speakers is open until April 7.
Free SEO Training from Yoast
Due to the current crisis situation, Yoast is offering its 'All-Around SEO Training' for free. The online course is suitable for all website owners, not just for WordPress or Yoast users. It is not known how long the offer will last.