Before it goes into the well-deserved weekend, we have as always the latest WordPress news for you: The WP community celebrates 15 years of WordPress and the Gutenberg-Plugin gets its 30th update. We also have a podcast about GDPR and photo rights. And we show you what you should consider when hosting your WooCommerce shop.
With the WooCommerce-Plugin you can transform your WordPress site into a functional online shop in no time. Unfortunately, many site operators forget that a shop makes special demands on the hosting due to its special functionalities. For this reason, we show you which specifications and optimization measures are particularly important for WooCommerce hosting.
Actually, XML-RPC serves as an interface for webmasters and developers. However, since it is hardly used, it is primarily one thing for many sites : a security risk. Bots and hackers can abuse it for Brute Force attacks. To prevent this, you can now disable XML-RPC at RAIDBOXES and make your site much more secure. We show how the XML-RPC blocker works, what XML-RPC actually is and explain how Brute Force attacks work.
15 years WordPress - A story with ups and downs
On May 27, the WP community celebrated the 15th birthday of our favorite CMS. Michael Nelson took this milestone as an opportunity to look back at the beginnings of WordPress . If you don't know the story yet, out of which crisis WordPress was born 15 years ago and which hurdles have already been overcome, you will learn many exciting WP "fun facts" in Nelson's retrospective.
The 30th Gutenberg-Update is here!
The update of Gutenberg-Plugins to version 3.0 brings us a long list of improvements and fixes. Matias Ventura - co-lead of the Gutenberg team - highlights three highlights of the 30th Gutenberg update: an improved UX of the block inserter, the distinction between child and parent blocks in the inserter and extended possibilities for Theme styles.
Why there are many small businesses with bad WP sites
Fred Meyer of WPShout addresses the problem that many WordPress sites , created for small businesses, are of poor quality: "Small business website clients tend to suffer the largest gap between what WordPress can be, and how it's implemented on their own projects." Meyer looks at the problem from both the client and developer perspectives, and provides an interesting proposal for a solution.
What WP businesses say about their favorite and least favorite clients
The colleagues at CodeinWP asked 32 agencies, freelancers and WP businesses what kind of clients they like to work with the most and which ones ring alarm bells. The interviewed WP professionals not only share exciting (horror) stories, but also have many valuable tips on how you can best deal with problematic client relationships.
Podcast: GDPR and photo law - What is still allowed?
In their podcast "Rechtsbelehrung" Marcus Richter and lawyer Dr. Thomas Schwenke explain to you in an entertaining way how it is with the photo right under the GDPR . Together with their guest Lars Rieck - specialist lawyer for copyright and media law - they explore, among other things, the question of the extent to which photographing people is still permitted at all.