WP News: Avoid the Gutenberg editor & 7 Black Friday WP deals

Leefke Krönke Last updated 10/23/2020
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Just in time for the weekend we have our WP news in the bag: WordCamp tickets will be more expensive in 2019, Google changes their PageSpeed Insightstool and again a vulnerability was discovered in a WP-Plugin. Plus, Black Friday beckons with great deals around WordPress . And we show you four ways to bypass theGutenberg editor.

Update: In the meantime, it has been announced in the official WordPress blog that WordPress 5.0 will not be released on November 27, so that the release candidate can be tested extensively. There is no alternative date for the final release yet.

4 ways to disable Gutenberg

4 ways to avoid the Gutenberg editor

If all goes according to plan, the big update to WordPress 5.0 will be released on November 27, making Gutenberg the default editor. If your WordPress site (or your client's) isn't compatible with Gutenberg yet, or you're currently rejecting the new WP editor for other reasons, that's no reason to despair just yet. We'll show you what options are available for to bypass the Gutenberg editor.

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WordPress 5.0 at RAIDBOXES
It seems that WordPress 5.0 will be postponed again. Nevertheless we would like to inform you about how we handle the update: Although we usually roll out our auto-updates after about 2 weeks for major version jumps, we will suspend them for an indefinite time for WordPress 5.0. If you want, you can update manually before. Further information can be found here.

WCEU tickets more expensive from 2019
If you want to be at WordCamp Europe in Berlin from 20 to 22 June 2019, it's best to secure your ticket this year. Because: as of January 1, 2019, the ticket price will increase slightly. The reason for this is that the WP Community Team has raised the maximum price for a WordCamp ticket to 25 euros per day.

7 Black Friday WP offers
All week long you could already get decent bargains everywhere. WordPress is of course no exception. On the occasion of today's Black Friday Jonas from WP Ninjas has seven great offers around WordPress for you. Maybe there is even a RAIDBOXES discount among them... ?

Performance

What's new about PageSpeed Insights?
You are wondering why Google's optimization tool PageSpeed Insights (PSI) suddenly spits out different values for your site ? Don't worry, this is not due to your website itself, but to an update of the tool. To make the results of the various Google performance tools comparable, PSI now uses Lighthouse for the analysis.

Security

Security vulnerability in Plugin "AMP for WP"
If you use the Plugin AMP for WP you should make sure it is running at least on version 0.9.97.20. A security vulnerability has made it possible for attackers to place malicious code under certain conditions. According to Heise Online sites , where visitors can register, is particularly at risk.

On our own account

Become part of the RAIDBOXES team!
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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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