WP-News #55: holacracy, Google AMP and WP-CLI

WP News: holacracy in action & Google launches Mobile First Indexing

Although it was a bit quieter during the holidays, we of course have the WP news of the last two weeks for you: Google has rolled out the long-announced mobile-first index, Caspar Hübinger takes an in-depth look at the AMP project and Florian Brinkmann explains how to make yourself more productive. WP-CLI more productive. We also show you how to implementholacracyin your company.

Holacracy in Action: 5 Steps to a High Performance Team

We "abolished" the executive floor at Raidboxes back in 2016. Since then, we have successfully implemented the organizational holacracy organizational form. We are convinced that many companies would also benefit from this, because holacracy significantly promotes the personal responsibility, productivity and personal freedom of each employee.

The role structure ensures clear responsibilities and creates agility at the same time. Our co-founder Johannes explains what makes this form of organization so successful and how you can implementholacracy in your company in five steps.  


WP-CLI boostsyour productivity
With the command line interface WP-CLI, various tasks can be completed much faster than in the backend. Instead of performing actions with several clicks, a single WP-CLI command is often sufficient. WP-CLI is also pre-installed in the Raidboxes SSH environment to save you even more time during development. Florian Brinkmann shows you how to automate your plugin, theme and core updates with WP-CLI .

Why Gutenberg? And why now?
Tevya Washburn explores in his WP Tavern article why a "disruptive innovation" like the Gutenberg editor is such an important step for WordPress. If you're interested in the different settings for the new WP editor, it's also worth taking a look at the more than 50 comments on Washburn's article.

Practical WordPress glossary for WP newbies
As an experienced WP developer or web designer, it's very easy to forget how many terms in the WordPress ecosystem are "WP jargon" that those outside the field may not even understand. To help WP beginners get started, the WordPress marketing team has created a downloadable WP glossary that briefly explains the most important WP terms.


Google launches mobile-first indexing
As already announced in 2016, Google has introduced the mobile-first index. But this is no reason to panic! The colleagues from SEMrush explain what this really changes and how you can optimize your mobile site . The most important takeaway: "Don't let the disproportionately high amount of chatter about mobile distract you from the financial importance of desktop users."

Google AMP - Hate it or love it
In his extensive article, Caspar Hübinger takes a critical but fair look at Google's "Accelerated Mobile Pages" (AMP). Although Google has set itself the goal of accelerating the mobile web with its AMP project, this technology brings with it some (moral) problems. The overriding criticism is of Google's increasing power and dependence.

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GDPR and Google Fonts - How to play it safe
Many WP themes make use of the free Google Fonts. As soon as a site with Google Fonts is called, these fonts are loaded via the Google server. Since data is transferred to Google during this call, some site owners worry about the GDPR-compliance of Google Fonts. Jonas Tietgen from WP Ninjas shows you how to avoid this problem by loading Google Fonts via your own server.

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