Theme Authors “forced” to Catch Up: Hosting Webfonts Locally “Strongly Encouraged”

In light of the recent GDPR related fines in Germany, the WordPress.org themes team took a stand on hosting webfonts locally. Representative @benachi recently announced that it “strongly encourages theme authors to update their themes” and to “download and bundle Google Fonts with their themes”.

For long-time followers of this blog, this good practice has been a known fact for 2+ years. So it’s kind of sad that WP.org is only catching up now, when fines are flying around. But that’s not all…

Google Analytics EU - GDPR

Will a fancy, new Privacy Shield 2.0 give Google Analytics Europe a future?

Policital agreement has been reached between the EU and the US to update their Privacy Shield legislation. A properly updated EU-US data sharing system would mean that Google Analytics EU has a future after all. I told you!

It might still take over a year for any actual legislation to be drafted and checked by all the relevant boards and commissions. That said, I think it’s an important moment to reflect and share with you the roadmap for CAOS Pro.

4 Easy Steps to Optimize WordPress Google Fonts

Optimizing WordPress Google Fonts has become more imporant than ever! Ever since the GDPR has made it mandatory to host Google Fonts locally website owners have been scourging the web to find a solution.

What if I told you there’s more to WordPress Google Fonts optimization than just copying the files to your server? This shouldn’t come as news to long-time OMGF users, but to the thousands of users OMGF has gained in the past month; this one is for you.

OMGF has reached 50K+ Active Installs

OMGF 5 is fast approaching! 🎉 Are you ready for all of this Awesomeness?

Since the recent court ruling in Germany, OMGF has gained over 10.000+ active users — and is still growing! The vast increase in users is more than enough reason for a celebration, but the equally vast amount of feedback I’ve received over the last few weeks forced me to zoom in on certain aspects and the current overall state of the plugin. And I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t take this situation and flip it into something even cooler.

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