Just before the weekend we have the latest WP news: The update to WordPress 5.2 comes with an important security feature, tomorrow the global WP Translation Day will take place, the WP admin area will be simplified and we have an exciting interview with a digital nomad. We're also giving away two weekends at WordCamp Europe 2019 in Berlin.
"It all actually started with a very inspiring talk by Nick Martin (6 years of world travel, the most awesome gap in your CV) at the end of 2016," says Michael Hörnlimann. At that time, he was still working at an agency and was often the first one in the office in the morning and the last one in the evening. Today, Michael works completely location-independently and leads a life that is often referred to as "digital nomadism". How location-independent working works and what advantages and disadvantages this model brings with it, he revealed to us in an interview.
From 20 to 22 June 2019, the largest WordPress event in Europe will take place in Berlin: WordCamp Europe. More than 3,000 participants from all over the world are expected this year. And you can be there! We are giving away two tickets, including three nights in a double room and a travel budget of 500 euros. Take part now!
WordPress 5.2 brings important security feature
Thanks to WordPress auto-updates, users don't have to worry about making sure their software is up to date with the latest security. However, if an attacker were to seize control of the WP servers, they could use this feature to spread malicious code to millions of websites. Thanks to WordPress 5.2, this risk is now minimized by cryptographically securing the auto-updates.
May 11th is WP Translation Day
Tomorrow, May 11, is WP Translation Day. The event calls for a 24-hour global translation marathon of Themes, Plugins, documentation and co. The goal is to make the WordPress ecosystem accessible to as many people as possible. Just check out the many online sessions or visit one of the local events near you!
New design for the admin area?
The design of the WP dashboard has hardly changed for years. Especially with many active Plugins the admin area can get quite confusing. That's why there's now a suggestion on Trac to make the navigation bar more user-friendly and scalable. There are even concrete mockups for a new representation of the navigation.
Modular landing pages with ACF
Even though Gutenberg already offers many design options, some websites and landing pages are too complex for the new WP editor. To still offer your customers a simple user interface, you can build flexible layout modules with Advanced Custom Fields . Bill Erickson shows you how this works in his detailed tutorial.
9 Questions for our Head of Development
We have exciting news: Matthias Held is our new Head of Development & Product Manager. Find out what Matthias' future plans are for product development at RAIDBOXES and why he will continue to wear trousers with holes in his new role here.
Contributed image: Adeolu Eletu [Unsplash]
Other images: Michael Hörnlimann, flashpics [Adobe Stock]