Before you start into the well-deserved weekend, here are the latest WP news: Now that the release date of WordPress 5.0 is known, there is of course hardly any other topic. The first WordPress 5.0 beta is already available for testing, there is a new defaultTheme and more and more Plugin- and Theme- vendors release new Gutenberg-features. To make sure that you are also well prepared for WordPress 5.0, we have our brand new Gutenberg e-book with us today.
With the major update to WordPress 5.0, which is scheduled for mid-November, the new WordPress editor a.k.a. "Gutenberg" will be integrated into the WordPress core. This replaces Gutenberg with the TinyMCE editor, which has been the standard in WordPress for over ten years. To help you decide when it really makes sense to update your site (n) to WordPress 5.0, we've included a Gutenberg E-Book Special with the most important facts about the update. In a total of six chapters, we show how the WordPress ecosystem is preparing for WordPress 5.0 and what Gutenberg means for your business.
Last weekend we were at WordCamp Cologne with four colleagues, which was organized in a record time of just under two months. We really enjoyed seeing so many familiar faces and making new contacts at the same time. The location was great again and the atmosphere was as exuberant as usual. We especially liked the BarCamp format again, where every participant gets a chance to give a talk on the spot.In his recap, Johannes tells you why the last-minute organization ultimately had some advantages.
The first WordPress 5.0 beta is out now.
The first WordPress 5.0 beta version was released on Wednesday. The 5.0 core team is happy about every tester, so that the planned release date of November 19th can be realized. Besides the merge of the Gutenberg editor, WordPress 5.0 also brings the new Theme 'Twenty Nineteen', which is of course fully compatible with Gutenberg .
ACF Blocks for Gutenberg
The new 'Twenty Nineteen Theme
With WordPress 5.0 comes not only the Gutenberg editor, but also the new defaultTheme 'Twenty Nineteen', which is of course fully Gutenberg compatible. The first glimpses already look very promising! We are also working on Gutenberg-compatibility of the previous default-Themes for WordPress 5.0.
Customer Reporting with Google Data Studio
Marketing agency 'Kick Point' explains in Moz Whiteboard Friday how to build an easy-to-understand reporting dashboard for your clients with Google Data Studio: "What we've tried to do in this dashboard is really boil it down to the absolute basics, one thing you can look at, see a couple of data points, know whether things are good or things are bad."
We are in 2nd place!
For the fourth year in a row we have won the HOSTtest-election for the "CMS-host of the year" we reached the second place. Thank you for voting so diligently for us! Let's see if we can make it to first place together next year! ?
GDPR -compliant alternative to Gravatar
With the WordPress -Plugin WP First Letter Avatar, the first letter of the entered name is displayed instead of the Gravatar photo in comments. To use the Plugin in a privacy compliant way, make sure that the 'Use Gravatar' option is not selected in the settings. Thanks to Theme Coder for the tip!