What's new in the WP world? The major update to WordPress 5.3 is in the starting blocks, the Theme review team discusses preferred Themes, new approach to mixed content errors in Chrome and we take a look at how green WordPress actually is. We also take a critical look at WordPress Page Builder and have tips for self-sufficiency in store.
It is hard to imagine the WordPress universe without page builders. In the feature arms race of the providers of WordPress -Themes the use of a page builder is almost considered an absolute standard. WP-Feelancer Pascal Prohl is ambivalent about the use of such little helpers: "In the course of my work, I was not only able to put some of the best-known page builders through their paces, but also had to solve some problems with customers in this regard." Read more
Currently, hardly any online company can avoid the topic of sustainability. We at RAIDBOXES have also been concerned with green hosting and sustainable business management from the very beginning. Because "the internet", WordPress as well as the hosting of (WordPress )websites consume a lot of energy. How ecological can the web be? And are sustainable approaches authentic? We give an overview of the current discussion.
The path to self-employment is not as complicated as most people think. On the one hand, you need to know which business idea you want to start with and, on the other hand, which steps you need to go through. If you are thinking about setting up your own online business: Sven Scheuerle shows you what he considers to be the five most important phases on the way to self-employment.
WordPress 5.3 coming in November
The next major update to WordPress 5.3 is getting closer. This week the second release candidate came out. The core team is calling for testing the new WP version (but not on your livesite !). If you have found a bug, you can report it in the support forum report it. The release of WP 5.3 is scheduled for November 12, 2019 scheduled.
Which Themes are under "Featured"?
Which Themes is listed on WordPress .org under "Featured"has been a point of discussion for quite some time. Since the old system was increasingly exploited for commercial interests, randomly selected Themes have been displayed there for some time. To what extent the Theme review team wants to change the selection in the future, you can find out here here.
Sustainability: What can companies do?
More and more freelancers and agencies want to work sustainably. But what does that actually mean? And which measures are best suited? Stephie Keilholz and Philipp Stakenborg from the agency The Good Calls have told us in an interview about their corporate philosophy as well as practical tips for more sustainability revealed.
How the fines for GDPR violations are calculated
In a post on Facebook, lawyer Dr. Thomas Schwenke explains the fine concept for violations of the GDPR , which the German data protection supervisory authorities published in mid-October. You can also read the fine concept of the data protection conference here here.
Chrome will block mixed content
Google has announced that Chrome will completely block mixed content in the future. This means that the browser will no longer load resources on HTTPS-sites , which are only available via HTTP. You can read the exact schedule for the changeover on the Google Security Blog.
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