After an eventful weekend at the WordCamp Retreat in Soltau, we're a little late with the latest WP news for you: Tracking is also GDPR -compliant, the WordPress -App doesn't cope with Gutenberg-content and we'll show you technical GDPR -measures for your WordPress site . We also have our experience report from the #WCRetreat Soltau.
As sponsor of the first WordCamp Retreat, we drove to Soltau on Friday (at 4am!) full of expectations. Our short conclusion: The retreat format blew us away! The talks were super informative, the hotel great, the weather bombastic and the mood appropriately exuberant. The icing on the cake for us were the leisure activities together, which rounded off the whole event. Since we were so enthusiastic about the retreat format, we have summarized our impressions and highlights of the weekend for you 🙂
With the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR ) and the ePrivacy Regulation the WP community has to rethink properly. Not only the numerous Plugins, but also WordPress itself are not yet sufficiently prepared for this step. Since there is a lot of uncertainty for most site operators, especially in terms of tracking, Denis Sandmann shows you why Google Analytics is problematic and to what extent Statify is a good alternative.
GDPR -secure with the "WP GDPR Tools"-Plugin
As the operator of a WP site , you have to pay attention to a few things before the GDPR becomes effective on May 25. Because if your site requests, analyzes or stores personal data - which is probably the case - you have to ensure a legally secure processing. The new Plugin "WP GDPR Tools" from Shapepress helps you to implement the requirements of GDPR . The Plugin was checked for German and Austrian law and developed together with lawyers.
GDPR & WordPress : These are the technical measures you should implement
A GDPR -Plugin can help you in many areas to prepare your WordPress site to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation. However, there are some settings and adjustments that you can easily implement yourself, such as the choice of GDPR -secure Plugins. We show you an overview of the technical measures that we consider useful against the background of GDPR and have already implemented.
The WordPress app and Gutenberg don't understand each other (yet).
To test a typical scenario of WordPress users, Jeff Chandler from WP Tavern created and published a post with the Gutenberg editor. He then tried to open the post with the iOS app on his phone, for example to correct a typo. Why he is anything but satisfied with the result of his test, you can read in his short experience report.
The Orga-Team about the #WCRetreat
Lead Organizer Sven Wagener takes stock of the very first WordCamp in retreat format in the Presswerk podcast. Among other things, Sven chats a little about the preparations and reveals which hurdles the organizing team had to overcome on the long way to the event weekend. We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for the great weekend! 🙂
Data protection in times of GDPR - Q&A
At the WordCamp Retreat in Soltau, our data protection officer Virginia spontaneously jumped in and gave a Q&A session with Udo Meisen on the unloved but important topic "GDPR ". Even if you have already dealt with GDPR , there is certainly a takeaway or two for you. You can watch the session online at WordPress TV.
What does the perfect meta description look like?
The colleagues of the popular SEOPlugins Yoast have tested four different meta descriptions (long + keyword once, long + keyword several times, short meta description, no meta description). The result of the experiment: What Google actually uses as a meta description, you have less control than you thought.