WP-News: Pros and cons of the Gutenberg editor & tickets for WordCamp Würzburg

Leefke Krönke Last updated 10/23/2020
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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 european WordCamp are getting 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.

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The WordPress Gutenberg editor: What's in store for you!

If you were to count which word has been used 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 prepared in the best possible way, we will show you what will change will change for you and your customers with Gutenberg ..


Get your ticket for WordCamp Würzburg!
Next Tuesday (July 31) the official ticket sale for WordCamp Würzburg starts at 12:00 noon. If you're not sure yet whether you can be there, 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 WordPress -Plugin that you have developed interacts with the TinyMCE editor in any way - e.g. by adding a button to the editor's toolbar - there might be 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.

web design

Free gradients - as far as the eye can see
Still looking for the perfect gradient for your design? Go to Gradient Hunt - an open platform for free gradients - you're sure to find what you're looking for! If not, you can simply create your own gradient, copy the corresponding code or download the gradient directly as PNG. The idea and realization of the project comes from the 15-year-old Argentinean Franco Maldonado.

Sign the WP developer code of ethics now!
Fred Meyer addressed the problem a few months ago on WPShout that many clients are not getting 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 be listed as an "Honor-Bound Dev".


Chrome marks all HTTPsites 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."

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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