Today we have the latest WP news for you: Matt Mullenweg discusses the future of page builders, the first WP Accessibility Day is coming up and Google rolls out the May 2020 Core Update. In our magazine, we take a closer look at usability and user experience, and show you how to produce really good social videos and take powerful photos with your smartphone. Camera off! 🎬
Good user experience creates happy, loyal users - Just what constitutes a positive user experience anyway? Where and how do I start to inspire my users? And is there a magic bullet for good usability? Designer Sonja Hoffmann reveals what user experience really is and why it's so important. Learn more
Smartphone photography isn't real photography? Not at all: Good pictures now come from your pocket. Johannes Mairhofer has the best professional hacks up his sleeve for your next session. Have fun trying them out!
Social videos provide more interaction and reach - even with a small budget. Katja Kupka shares the best ideas and formats to make your video content stand out, not only on the top dogs YouTube and Facebook.
So far Torben, Leefke and Michael are taking care of our marketing. Since April we have energetic design and content support with Annie. Since the newsletter will soon be written by her as well, we'd like to introduce Annie to you in this interview.
Save the Date: First WP Accessibility Day announced
What actually makes an accessible website? How can I test my website for accessibility? And is there an accessible WordPress -Themes? Answers to these questions can be found at the WP Accessibility Day - find out more about the online event here.
Matt Mullenweg on the future of WordPress
WP co-founder Matt Mullenweg answered questions from WordCamp Spain 2020 attendees in a virtual Q&A session. The questions revolved around the future of page builders and Themes, security features in WP Core and much more.
Google May 2020 Core Update - What to do now
On May 4, 2020, Google released its new Core Update - and has since rolled it out completely. SEO expert Neil Patel reveals what the update means for your traffic and why you should check your rankings now.
Social media censorship: blogs and blocked content
"There is still room enough in the network for certain nodes to grow in size and influence based on the quality of their content," writes Chris Maiorana of WP Tavern. Find out how blogs still function in times of algorithmic bias here.
WP-Plugin for privacy compliant visitor statistics
The Plugin Koko Analytics allows you a GDPR -compliant analysis of your visitor numbers. It does not process personal data and does not use external services. A test report, including a comparison to Statify, can be found on perun.net.
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Lockdown recommendation: Affinity Creative Sessions 2020
Want some inspiration and a festival feel? During the month of May, a total of 31 creatives will share exciting work insights and free design tutorials. The premiere is daily at 5pm on Affinity's official YouTube channel. Join us and learn new tricks - it's worth it!