WP-News: Sense and nonsense of PageSpeed Insights & the new Gutenberg-roadmap

Leefke Krönke Last updated 14.01.2020
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There's been a lot going on in the WP community in the last two weeks: WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg reveals at WordCamp Europe in Belgrade when the Gutenberg editor is ready for the merge; the "Plugin Detective" helps you troubleshoot your WP site ; and we use the New York Times as an example to show you why a low PageSpeed Insights score is no reason to worry.

WP News: PageSpeed Insights

That's why the New York Times only has a PageSpeed score of 52

Many successful WordPress sites such as the Wall Street Journal or Forbes achieve anything but good results in a performance test with the Google PageSpeed Insights tool. This is despite the fact that the business model of such online publications depends on good performance. Using the New York Times as an example, we will show you why you and your customers can safely disregard the PageSpeed Insights score and the tool's optimization suggestions.

WP-News: RAIDBOXES-Interview

RAIDBOXES interview on the topic of blog marketing

We were guests of Denis Sandmann and talked a little bit about our business. Among other things, we revealed in the interview how the blog articles for our magazine OUT OF THE BOX are created and how a company blog brings your business forward. In addition, we talk openly about the hurdles and problems that can arise when you start your own blog.

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WCEU: Gutenberg integration comes sooner than expected
WordCamp Europe in Belgrade was a great success with 54 organizers, 60 speakers, 170 volunteers and over 2000 participants. In his traditional keynote, WP co-founder Matt Mullenweg announced the further Gutenberg roadmap. Berlin was also revealed as the venue for WCEU 2019.

All details about the new WP-Editor by Matias Ventura
At WordCamp Europe, Gutenberg Co-Lead Matias Ventura talks to the WP Tavern. In the 13 minute interview he talks about the beginnings of the Gutenberg project, the mixed reactions from the WP community and the roadmap for the merge into the WordPress core. He also has tips on how you can best get to know the new familiarize yourself with the new editor with the new editor.

How to create your own Gutenberg block
Now that Matt Mullenweg has announced that the Gutenberg editor will be integrated into the WordPress core in just a few weeks, it's time to dig a little deeper. The Atomic Blocks team shows you how to create your first custom Gutenberg block using Ahmad Awais ' Create Guten Block Toolkit (CGB).


The Plugin detective "Otto" helps you with troubleshooting.
With the new "Plugin Detective" you can quickly and easily identify and fix Plugin conflicts on your WP site . As soon as the little detective "Otto" has found the culprit, the responsible Plugin can be deactivated directly. At WordCamp Orange County, USA, the Plugin even won 1st prize at the "Plugin-a-Palooza", a competition for Plugin developers.

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Why you shouldn't write off PHP
In his post, WP developer David Hayes makes a good case for why you should continue to use PHP in 2018. He also addresses the known shortcomings: "PHP is a strange and ugly language. It's not exceptionally fast. It's not beautiful syntactically. It's not formulated around a clear opinion about good software development practices. And it's still what I write a lot of software in..”

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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