Just before the well-deserved weekend we have the latest WP-News for you: Our new Plugin makes your database faster, Yoast SEO announces a big new feature and version 5.0 of the Gutenberg-Plugins is there. Also... Tips for load time optimization in the luggage and we show why a WordCamp visit in 2019 is worth it for you.
Every year, numerous local WordCamps take place all over the world, where WordPress -interested people meet, discuss new trends in the WordPress -ecosystem, exchange their experiences and tips and network. If you have never been to a WordCamp before, 2019 is the perfect time. Not least because this year the second largest WordCamp worldwide - the WordCamp Europe - will take place in Berlin. That's why we show you today what you can expect at a WordCamp and which WordCamps 2019 will take place near you.
New Plugin: Add Index To Autoload
With our new Plugin "Add Index to Autoload" you improve the speed of your database. This Plugin adds an index to the autoload field in the options table. This significantly reduces the query time to this table and brings it to a constant, very low "maximum".
Yoast announces live indexing
The makers of the popular SEO-Plugins Yoast have announced that they will soon offer live indexing thanks to a collaboration with Google and Bing. The new feature will ensure that publishing, updating and deleting your posts is reflected in the Google and Bing index in near real time. The update is scheduled for late March.
Gutenberg 5.0 brings exciting features
On 6 February, version 5.0 of the Gutenberg-Plugins was released. The highlights of the update: an RSS block, an Amazon Kindle Embed Block and a Cover Focal Point Picker. The Gutenberg-Plugin in version 5.0 will not support versions older WordPress than 5.0. You can get more information about the Gutenberg-Updates here.
11 versatile WordPress -Plugins
The official WordPress Plugindirectory lists over 54,000Plugins . You can quickly lose track! WordPress -Trainer Birgit Olzem presents eleven of their favourite plugins, covering different areas such as WordPress blogs and magazines, businesssites as well as e-commerce and classified ads.
What you need to know for load time optimization
SEO expert Britney Muller from MOZ explains to you in a 9-minute video the most important metrics, hurdles and potential for improvement that you should know about the speed of your website. She also has some helpful optimization tips for you.
5 Safety myths unmasked
Are statements like "You must hide your WP admin area" or "Yours site is too insignificant to be hacked anyway" really true? The colleagues from iThemes Security explain and reveal five common WordPress security myths, what you should do instead.