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WP News: Our E-Book "WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg" & WordCamp Cologne Recap

Before you start your 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- manufacturers are releasing 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.

WP News: Our E-Book "WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg" & WordCamp Cologne Recap

E-Book: WordPress 5.0 & Gutenberg - Update or wait?

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. With this, Gutenberg replaces the TinyMCE editor, which has been 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 have prepared 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.

WP News: Our E-Book "WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg" & WordCamp Cologne Recap

WordCamp Cologne - Why spontaneous planning also has advantages

Last weekend we were at WordCamp Cologne with four colleagues, which was organised 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 once again great and the atmosphere was as exuberant as usual. We especially liked the BarCamp format again, where every participant gets the chance to give a presentation on site. Johannes reveals in his recap why the last-minute organization ultimately had some advantages.   

WordPress

The first WordPress 5.0 Beta is here
On Wednesday the first WordPress 5.0 Beta version was released. The 5.0 core team is happy about every tester, so that the planned release date of November 19 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 popular plugin 'Advanced Custom Fields' has introduced a new Gutenberg feature. With ACF Block s you can create a custom block in minutes: "Manually creating custom blocks means digging through endless mounds of JavaScript. ACF Blocks, on the other hand, does all the hard work for you so you can sit back, relax and continue writing simple PHP and HTML."

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! Furthermore, the Gutenberg-compatibility of the previous default themes for WordPress 5.0 is being worked on.

Performance

Dashboard Customer Reporting with Google Data Studio
Marketing agency 'Kick Point' explains in Moz Whiteboard Friday how to build an easy-to-understand reporting tool for your customers 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 on the 2nd place!
For the fourth year in a row we have reached the second place at the HOSTtest election for the "CMS-host of the year". Thank you for voting so diligently for us! Let's see if we can make it to the first place together next year! ?

Data protection

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. 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!

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