After a slightly longer break than usual, here's the latest WP news for you: A critical vulnerability has been discovered in Plugin Ad Inserter, Gutenberg 6.1 brings new animations and there are tickets for the first WP Meetup-Day Potsdam. We also take a look at how to make your WooCommerce shop legally compliant and we have examples and tips for designing website logos.
WooCommerce is geared towards the US market. In the European Union, however, there are numerous legal requirements for online trading, especially in Germany and Austria. You must take these into account when planning and operating your shop - otherwise you could face warnings. Our WooCommerce expert Michael shows you the most important legal requirements and WordPress -Plugins for your online shop.
There is a very permeable boundary between web design and graphic design. Graphic designers often focus on print, designing business stationery, posters, ads and logos. Web designers, on the other hand, design websites, newsletters, banners and, of course, logos. What many forget: Logos for websites follow very different rules than they do for print or other communications. Today, Mark Max Henckel will show you what these rules are, as well as examples and tips for creating your own web logo.
New block animations in Gutenberg
Gutenberg 6.1 brings a new detail to the editor: When creating, moving and deleting blocks there are now small animations. Already in May, Gutenberg-Lead Matías Ventura in a detailed blogpost "Motion can be a great aid in communicating relationships and clarifying the changes experienced in a more intuitive way."
WordPress Meetup-Day Potsdam 2019
On September 14, the first WP Meetup-Day will take place in Potsdam and we are happy to support the event as a sponsor. The Meetup-Day will be a barcamp. This means: all participants can submit a talk on the spot. From complete beginners to hardcore developers, everyone is welcome. The ticket price is 24,99 €, including catering and t-shirt.
New WooCommerce E-Book
Our e-commerce specialist Michael has written an over 70 sites strong e-book on WooCommerce . It contains all necessary information and tips for freelancers, agencies and WP professionals to get started with the development and implementation of webshops with WooCommerce . Besides the German there is also an English version of the e-book.
WebP and WordPress = better performance?
Many WordPress users are interested in the WebP image format because it combines the advantages of JPG and PNG. At the same time, however, it does not replace the two common image formats. For WP users who use a lot of images, however, WebP might be particularly useful. Why this is the case is explained by Stefan Römershäuser in this article.
The advantages of SVGs for web developers
SVG stands for "Scalable Vector Graphics" and is an XML-based vector image format. SVGs are predominantly found on the web. Although they have similar applications to JPEG, PNG, and WebP image types, their DNA is extremely different. Lewis Warren of Deliciousbrains summarizes the advantages of SVGs vividly.
Vulnerability in Ad Inserter Plugin
The security experts at Wordfence have discovered a vulnerability in the Plugin ad inserter which is active on over 200,000 WP sites . Attackers with at least the user role subscriber can bypass control mechanisms and get into the debug mode of Plugins . If you are using Plugin in version 2.4.21 or older, you should update to version 2.4.22 as soon as possible.
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