Weekly round-up of WordPress news – Vol 20

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GDPR features today and this is going to be a hot topic in WordPress and web design/development in the coming months. Here is episode 20 of the WP Agency weekly news.

New Team Forms to Facilitate GDPR Compliance in WordPress Core – WP Tavern
This is something that we all need to sit up and take a notice off as if you own a WordPress website with a contact form on it, this will affect you. In May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect and it will mean that you will have to fully comply with the new laws regarding privacy and access to data. This great article from WP Tavern is a great place to start and it also includes links to other GDPR resources that you will find useful.

How To Create Killer Content And Get Noticed – Torque
We all want to write awesome content that gets seen by loads of people, goes viral and brings in loads of visitors to our sites. How can we make this happen? Believe me, it’s not an easy thing otherwise everyone would be doing it. This article will give you a good understanding of what ‘killer content’ is and how you can start to create it to get your content noticed.

The Value of WordPress Designers and Developers in the Gutenberg Era – Elegant Themes
This article is a good read and I always like a good story to start an article with. If you are wondering where we are heading in the WordPress world and what your role might be in the future then this will be a good read for you.

Getting Work Done at a Team Level (All of Our Software) – Tom McFarlin
I am always interested in how other dev teams organize themselves and get their work done in the most efficient way possible. Here, Tom takes us through some of his key tools and why he uses them. If you are looking for ways to streamline your business then check these tools out.

A Beginner’s Guide to Adding Facebook Pixel to WordPress – WP Mayor
Tracking your site’s performance on social media is so important as this is where you often get the most engagement and live feedback on your service or product. This guide takes you through what the Facebook pixel is, how to install it on your WordPress blog and what the benefits of this are for you.

Why you must have a ‘both’ mentality – WP Agency
Getting things done or being a certain way doesn’t have to be a compromise, you can do and have both with the right mentality