Just in time for the weekend we have the latest WP news for you again: The first WordCamp Osnabrück was a great success, WordPress raises its PHP minimum requirement and the Gutenberg ecosystem keeps growing. There's also a new SEO video series from Moz and RAIDBOXES now offers email inboxes.
Last weekend we were at WordCamp Osnabrück. One thing is for sure: the bar for subsequent camps is now pretty high! For us, the WCOS was something very special anyway: On the one hand, because it was the first WordCamp in the "neighborhood". And because Leefke and Johannes were involved in the organizing team. Find out how you can help organize a WordCamp and which sessions you should definitely attend in our WCOS recap.
Since last week, our RAIDBOXES mailboxes are live! From now on you can manage all your websites, domains and mailboxes directly from your RB dashboard. Since we cooperate with Mailbox.org, we can offer you especially secure and professional business mailboxes. This means: an extremely powerful spam filter, all mails can be fully encrypted and european servers with triple redundancy. You can find more information here.
At Gutenberg Times you can find a list of 90 useful Plugins for the Gutenberg editor. Among them are whole block collections, single blocks for specific purposes (e.g. Block Gallery), Plugins for e-commerce, for third-party integration (e.g. Google Maps), for layout & design as well as Plugins, which brings specific tools for the Gutenberg editor (e.g. JSON Content Importer).
New PHP minimum requirement for WordPress
As announced at the end of 2018, WordPress has now ended official support for PHP 5.2 to 5.5. This December, the PHP minimum requirement will then be raised from 5.6 to PHP 7. sites with PHP 5.5 or lower will still get security updates, but will not be able to update to the latest WP version. Read more here.
Holacracy = Self-determination in the workplace?
In his podcast "I love Mondays" Tim Chimoy interviewed our CEO and CFO Johannes about Holacracy . If you want to know if our CEOs sometimes miss hierarchy and status and wonder how much self-determination Holacracy really brings to the table, give it a listen!
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The most important SEO knowledge in one hour
The colleagues from Moz take you by the hand in their new video series "The One-Hour Guide to SEO" and teach you important SEO basics. A new short video in the series comes out every Friday. Part I is about your SEO strategy and Part II is about keyword research. We're excited to see what happens next today!