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.
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
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.
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.