WP-News: Five GDPR plugins in comparison & WordPress 4.9.6 brings new privacy tools

Leefke Krönke Last updated 14.01.2020
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Last updated 14.01.2020

Just before the long Whitsun weekend, we have the latest WordPress news for you: The update to WordPress 4.9.6 integrates helpful privacy tools into WP-Core, the plugin collective clarifies the GDPR -conformity of Antispam Bee and in June there will be an online conference about JavaScript for WordPress . In addition, we show how the most popular GDPR -Plugins can help you to make your WP site GDPR -ready in time.

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The 5 most popular GDPR -Plugins in comparison

In just eight days, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR ) will be applicable in all EU member states. For WP agencies and freelancers as well as website and shop operators, this means: Those who have not implemented the guidelines and requirements of GDPR by May 25 risk warnings and fines. But that is no reason to fall into a state of shock! After all, there is now a selection of GDPR -Plugins, which will help you to make your WordPress site legally secure. We introduce you to the five most popular GDPR -Plugins and show you how to use them, how you can use them.

Free GDPR Guide for agencies, freelancers & website operators


Free "JavaScript for WordPress " Conference
A free online conference on "JavaScript for WordPress " will be held on June 29. The conference is being organized by Zac Gordon of the "Learn JavaScript Deeply" learning platform. Of the 14 speakers confirmed so far, many are familiar faces from the WordPress community. Topics range from design, security, data modeling and JS hooks to Gutenberg and AMP.

Antispam Bee absolutely GDPR -compliant
Simon Kraft from KrautPress clears up wrong assumptions about the Plugin Antispam Bee, which were made in the discussion about the GDPR -conformity of WP-Plugins . Antispam Bee is one of the Plugins, which are maintained by the so-called plugin collective - to which Simon Kraft also belongs. Therefore, he clarifies how the functionalities of the Plugins are to be evaluated against the background of the GDPR .

WordPress 4.9.6 brings GDPR tools
Starting today, WordPress 4.9.6 will be available for you. The update brings new tools and privacy settings to WP Core that will help you implement certain GDPR policies more easily. These include the ability to export and delete personal data, anonymize comments, and help creating your privacy policysite .


Data leaks can be expensive for shop operators
When it comes to data leaks, one quickly thinks of well-known cases of large companies that have been widely reported in the media. However, a study by Trustwave shows that the vast majority of data breaches affect smaller retailers. The average damage of such a breakdown amounts to more than 36,000 US dollars even for small shops. The security experts Sucuri explain which aspects make up this high sum.

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Let the code reviewers do their job!
Tom McFarlin from Pressware calls on all WordPress developers not to always explain and justify their code without asking. According to McFarlin, as a developer you should commit your code without comment and wait for the code reviewer's feedback: "Whatever the case, commit your code and step back and let the process of review do its thing".

Why you should love shortcodes as a WP developer
"Shortcodes are an awful experience for users. But for developers, they're among the easiest and most useful testing tools in WordPress ". At least that's what Fred Meyer of WPShout says. In his article, Meyer explains when shortcodes are particularly useful and how you can best use them. He also reveals why not even the new Gutenberg editor will stop him from using shortcodes.

As Head of Content Marketing, Leefke always has the RAIDBOXES magazine "wp unboxed", the newsletter & the social media channels in her sights. That's why she always knows the latest developments in the WP community. Unfortunately she is rarely to be found in Münster nowadays. But Hamburg is said to be rather nice too.

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