Today we have our fresh WP news for a change right at the start of the week: Among other things, we have the new features of Gutenberg 6 .4, current information about the Gutenberg block directory and an introduction to the ACF-plugin in the bag. In addition, Jan Tißler reveals typical freelancer mistakes and we discuss the balancing act between data protection and conversion optimization.
"You don't know Advanced Custom Fields ? Without ACF, I definitely wouldn't use WordPress anymore!" After Michael Hörnlimann read this message from his colleague, he started to look into the topic of custom fields in WordPress. Why he too would no longer do without it today and what possibilities custom fields and the pluginAdvanced Custom Fields offer, Michael shows you in his article.
More freedom means more responsibility. And as a freelancer you are of course very, very free... But there are a number of stress factors that don't have to be, such as an ill-conceived customer acquisition, too low hourly rates and more. Jan Tißler from UPLOAD magazine reports on his experience as a freelancer and reveals typical freelancer mistakes that make your life more stressful than it should be.
GDPR, e-privacy regulation, cookie banner obligation... There have been more fun times for website operators. If you're serious about complying with the law like we are, you have a lot of work to do. You also have to keep yourself informed about new developments. The most critical point: your conversion suffers and you gain fewer customers. Why we still want to be a role model when it comes to data protection and what direct effects the implementation has had, you can find out here.
Q&A about the new block directory
In the future, there will be a block directory in Gutenberg , with which you can search for Gutenberg blocks from the editor and install and use them directly. How far the project is and how the new directory will look like, the Block Directory Team reveals in a live Q&A with Gutenberg Times.
These new features are available at Gutenberg 6.4
Highlights of the new Gutenberg update include the ability to round off the corners of inserted images ("circle crop"). In addition, the writing flow has been improved by the fact that text lines slide upwards when you approach the bottom of the screen while writing ("typewriter experience"). All other new features can be found here.
Neuronto translates your WP-site with DeepL
The WP-plugin Neuronto translates your website content into up to eight languages using the DeepL API. Using AI, the plugin even learns which words you often correct and which terms you favor when given a choice of multiple translation options. More info is available from t3n.
How to display the update date
Jonas Tietgen from WP Ninjas explains why it is important that your posts not only show the date of publication, but also the date of the last update. He also has a tutorial on how to implement the update date with an appropriate plugin.
What 15 Companies Say About Business Growth
Our colleagues at Elementor asked 15 successful entrepreneurs and marketing executives what the biggest growth factor was for their business and what hurdles and lessons they learned along the way to success. In addition to the insights from the article, there is an e-book with further tips from the experts available for download.
images: Bank Phrom, Shane Aldendorff, Headway