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WP News: 10 tips for better feedback & the page builders of the future

Our latest WP news: The Gutenberg editor gets a handy new feature and the discussion about the predicted competition between pagebuilders and Gutenberg is ongoing. Furthermore, most of the talks from WordCamp Würzburg are online and we show you how to improve your feedback skills.

WP News: 10 tips for better feedback & the page builders of the future

10 Tips for Improving Your Feedback Culture

Giving feedback to others and accepting it yourself sounds easy at first. But if you think about it, you can remember at least one situation in which you felt uncomfortable after a feedback session. This is because both feedback givers and feedback takers should follow a few "rules" to ensure that honest feedback does not have a negative impact on the working relationship. Since we live a very open feedback culture at Raidboxes, we have 10 tips and experiences for you today on how to make your feedback even more constructive.

WordPress

Gutenberg -the page builder of the future?
"Bloated themes, widgets, shortcodes, custom post types, menu items, page builders, etc. [...] exist because they're compensating for WordPress's shortcomings in fulfilling users' needs. [...] exist because they're compensating for WordPress's shortcomings in fulfilling users' needs." And that's where the new Gutenberg editor comes in, according to ProfitPress colleagues! What their interesting forecast for Pagebuilder and the development of Gutenberg looks like, you can read here.

New template function in Gutenberg
Last week, version 3.9 of the Gutenberg plugin was released. The update brings an exciting new feature: the user can now select multiple blocks at once, save them as a template ("reusable block") and reuse them. These saved templates can also be exported and imported as JSON files.

How Wapuu conquered the world
Do you actually know where the cute WordPress mascot "Wapuu" comes from and how he conquered the hearts of the entire WordPress community in just a few years? The colleagues from Elmastudio got to the bottom of it and have some WordPress fun facts in store.

web design

"Oh, no! GDPR."
In his presentation at WordCamp Würzburg, Torsten Landsiedel shows some pitfalls that you should better avoid when technically implementing the General Data Protection Regulation. The presented problem cases include, for example, the integration of YouTube videos, JavaScript links, Google Maps or Google Fonts. The whole talk is available on WordPress TV.

How do you actually become a good developer?
The Swiss student and web developer Pascal Birchler has given some interesting thoughts on what actually makes a successful developer. He gives the reader five valuable tips that motivate and make you think at the same time.

Performance

A comprehensive SEO case study by Yoast
In their new article series "Jono reviews", the colleagues from Yoast conduct detailed SEO analyses of charity sites. The procedure is documented step by step and thus easily comprehensible. As the first case study of the article series, SEO expert Jono Alderson analyzed the website of "Cats Protection".

Security

Are you prepared for the worst case scenario?
"Website security is about risk reduction, not risk elimination - and risk will never be zero." According to the security experts at Sucuri, as a site owner, you should always keep this unpleasant reality in mind. To be prepared for the worst case that your site (or your client's) is compromised, a contingency plan is essential.

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