Just in time for the weekend we have our WP news of the last two weeks for you: After Soltau, the preparations for the next German WordCamp go into the hot phase, Google Chrome tightens its HTTP warnings and a code of honor for WordPress developers should contribute to quality assurance. In addition, we show what advantages and disadvantages the Gutenberg editor really brings you and your customers.
If you were to count which word has been mentioned most often in the WP community lately, it would most likely be "Gutenberg". After all, the new WordPress editor will be integrated into WP Core in just a few weeks, replacing the TinyMCE editor. However, the new editor does not meet with the approval of all WordPress users. So that you are best prepared, we show you what will change for you and your customers through Gutenberg .
Get your ticket for WordCamp Würzburg!
The official ticket sale for WordCamp Würzburg starts next Tuesday (July 31) at 12:00 noon. If you're not sure yet if you can join us, don't wait too long to make your decision - many members of the German WP community have already expressed their interest on Twitter and Co.
How to make your plugin Gutenberg -ready
If a WordPressplugin you have developed interacts with the TinyMCE editor in any way - e.g. by adding a button to the editor's toolbar - you might run into problems with Gutenberg . To make it work properly with the new editor, the colleagues at codeinwp explain how to make your plugin block API Gutenberg -compatible.
Free Gradients - as far as the eye can see
Are you still looking for the perfect gradient for your design? On Gradient Hunt - an open platform for free gradients - you're sure to find it! If not, you can simply create your own gradient, copy the corresponding code or download the gradient directly as PNG. The idea and implementation of the project comes from 15-year-old Argentine Franco Maldonado.
Sign the code of honor for WP developers now!
Fred Meyer addressed the problem on WPShout a few months ago that many customers do not get good results from WP web designers. As a result, the desire for a code of honor was born. And tadaa: Here it is, the WP Honor Code! As an agency or freelancer you can sign the code and get listed as an "Honor-Bound Dev".
Chrome marks all HTTP pages as "not secure"
As part of its long-term plan to make HTTPS encryption the standard, Google is now marking plain HTTP web pages as insecure with the update to Chrome 68: "Chrome's 'not secure' warning helps you understand when the connection to the site you're on isn't secure and, at the same time, motivates the site's owner to improve the security of their site."