With a day delay, Santa Claus has the WP News for you in the luggage: The main role in today's news plays of course the release of WordPress 5.0 yesterday. Due to the tight schedule, not all plugins have managed to be 100% Gutenberg -compatible for the release. Also, today you'll learn which SEO measures will be especially important in 2019. And we'll show you how we've been working on the Raidboxes corporate vision.
Google's regular algorithm updates mean that there are constantly new best practices in search engine optimization (SEO) that you should know and apply. This means that in 2019 it will also be exciting to see which measures you can use to bring your content even further to the front. Michael Schöffmann from the advertising agency FUXIG has valuable SEO tips for you and explains why, in addition to the existing ranking factors, Google's artificial intelligence RankBrain as well as mobile first and voice search will set the tone next year.
A few weeks ago, we discussed sustainability and our contribution to the common good and society in an open workshop format with the whole team. Our goal was to use these ideas to develop a medium and long-term vision for Raidboxes\. Our managing director Johannes tells you how we went about it, what insights we gained and what the interim result was after part 1 of the vision workshop.
Gutenberg and WordPress 5.0
WordPress 5.0 is here!
After months of waiting, WordPress 5.0 was released last night, December 6. Since the final release date was announced only two days in advance by Matt Mullenweg, there were some indignant comments and tweets from the WP community. Our update recommendation: If your website is not yet Gutenberg-compatible or you haven't had time to test it yet, wait until the most important plugins and themes are running under the new WP version. More info about how we handle the update and how you can test WP 5.0 can be found here.
ACF not yet Gutenberg -ready
One day before the release of WordPress 5.0, there was a clear message from Advanced Custom Fields that many plugin- and theme- vendors would probably sign: "We have been working hard to juggle the difficult task of Gutenberg development whilst still supporting an existing product. Yet, due to buggy betas, fast paced release candidates and lack of documentation, we are unfortunately not ready for the WordPress 5.0 release."
Free livestream from WCUS
WordCamp US will take place in Nashville from December 7 to 9. Today at 9:30 CST (16:30 in Germany) the sessions start. There are many exciting topics that you can follow in the livestream. The streaming ticket is free - but you have to register here. The focus of this year's WCUS is of course the Gutenberg editor. At 10:30 CST there will be a session on "The Future of WordPress is Gutenberg" by Gary Pendergast, one of the WordPress 5.0 Co-Leads.
Matt Mullenweg in Gutenberg interview
A few days before the release of WordPress 5.0, WP co-founder Matt Mullenweg answered Adam from WPCrafter's questions for a whole hour. The main topics of the interview are of course the new Gutenberg editor, WordPress 5.0 and Matt's future plans for our favorite CMS.