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WP-News: Getting this high GDPR fines & the future of web designers

After the three-week break, we have all the more news for you today: WordPress 5.3 is here, Matt Mullenweg gives his annual SOTW speech, and WordCamp Stuttgart is making headway in terms of diversity and sustainability. We also take a closer look at the job prospects for web designers and explain how GDPRfines are calculated. . And we have a new RB feature in our luggage that many WPML users have been waiting for a long time.✌️

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Will Web Designers Still be Needed in the Future?

Which web designer doesn't know the sinking, slightly helpless feeling when they come across advertisements á la Your own website - do it yourself, free and fast! It's easy to ask yourself "Is my profession dying out?" or "Will I even be needed in the future?" Sonja Hoffmann - herself a web and UX designer - got to the bottom of these questions. She describes her findings in this article.

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What fines do you face for GDPR violations?

It is generally known that GDPR violations can result in fines of up to 10 million euros or two percent of the annual turnover achieved worldwide. In the case of more serious violations, the penalty can be double that amount. Until now, it was unclear how high the fines would be in reality. Now the Data Protection Conference (DSK) has published a concept for the calculation of fines. Attorney Mario Steinberg explains how this calculation is made up in our blog.

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WordCamp Stuttgart: Sustainable, diverse and full of inspiration

The WordCamp Stuttgart 2019 was a complete success: With great sessions, goal-oriented discussions and a sustainable agenda. This makes the #WCSTG a real pioneer in terms of "green" camp. Raidboxes was there as a gold sponsor on all conference days. Our personal impression of the camp with the topics WordPress, support, legal security and social responsibility we reveal in our recap.


WordPress 5.3 aka "Kirk" is here
A new major WP update has been available since 12 November. Among other things, WordPress 5.3 is dedicated to accessibility, improves the design options in the block editor and brings the new "Twenty Twenty" theme. As with all major updates, we will automatically roll out WP 5.3 after 14 days on all Boxes(without a fixed WP version). Of course, you can already update to the latest version manually.

Mullenweg's "State of the Word 2019".
If you make your living with WordPress, you should know roughly what's being worked on with the software right now and what big changes are planned for the future. An ideal resource to find out is WP co-founder Matt Mullenweg's annual "State of the Word" keynote. You can find a video of the entire speech here.

Online Marketing

Hello, BERT! What does the new Google update change?
Google has announced "BERT", saying that it is the biggest update in the last five years and will affect every tenth search. BERT is a so-called Natural Language Processing (NLP) model. The update is intended to help Google better understand language in order to produce more relevant search results. More info on this can be found here.

Being human in times of digital dehumanisation
"Marketing is a newer word for propaganda. So how can I make sure that in this insanely fast-paced, digital age, I don't 'accidentally' make propaganda for things that go against everything I believe in?" - Caspar Hübinger addresses this question and more in his WordCamp talk, which is quite thought-provoking.

RB features

WPML Multidomain: Bye bye language tag!
In our latest feature, we have taken on the topic of "internationalisation" and finally integrated WPML Multidomain. In just a few steps, you can now convert your BOX into a multidomainBOX and thus assign each language of your siteits own domain.


Requirements for international online trade
In e-commerce, special tax guidelines and obligations apply to cross-border shipping. If you sell goods abroad (in the EU) with your online shop, you should know and comply with these regulations. We show you what you need to consider and what will change in this regard in the future.

WooCommerce Themes: 7 tips for more sales & usability
A good web design is enormously important for WooCommerce . It decides whether your visitors stay in the online shop. And whether they actually complete the purchase. What should you look for when choosing your WooCommerce theme? And what are the most important themes? Our guide has the Answers for you.

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