Alternatives to Google Analytics, WordPress 6.1, Gutenberg 13.4, and more in our weekly selection without subscription of WordPress links.

[This post was originally published, in Spanish, on Blogpocket on June 16, 2022.]

Top 14 Google Analytics Alternatives for WordPress. If we talk about the statistics of your website, there are two important things: the system must be reliable and, on the other hand, it must comply with the RGPD and guarantee the privacy of your users. Google Analytics meets these two requirements but cookies is a dragging problem. There are also ways to fix it but maybe you should consider some more privacy-rigorous alternative.

Preparing for GA4: Saving your historical data. Currently it is not possible to migrate your data to GA4, as we have explained in Google Analytics 4: how to configure (in spanish). But this Search Engine Journal post explains what you can do to get ready before the July 2023

Blocksy Pro Theme Video Tutorial. At Blogpocket, we chose the Blocksy Pro theme, because of its ease of configuration, its compatibility with Gutenberg, and its flexibility when it comes to customizing our front-end. In this video-tutorial you will learn how this highly recommended topic works when working with blocks.

WordPress 6.1 will focus on refining full site editing, the next phase of collaboration, and multilingual features planned for 2023-2025. Sarah Gooding at WP Tavern brings us up to date on where WordPress is going in future updates. One of the main goals, Sarah tells us, is to make site navigation a more seamless experience through a new “browse mode” that will allow site editors to zoom in and out as they work.

Gutenberg Editor Now in Test on Tumblr and Day One Web Apps. Again Sarah Googding, refers in this post to the words of Matt Mullenweb: «One of the most stimulating statements that came out of WordCamp Europe 2022 was when Matt Mullenweg said: I think Gutenberg can be a greater contribution to the world than WordPress itself. This is not the first time Mullenweg has presented this view of Gutenberg’s pre-eminence as an open source project. In the Q&A session that followed his 2021 State of the Word speech , he said: Gutenberg is something even bigger than WordPress.” The author of this article continues: «Gutenberg is already finding a destiny of its own outside of WordPress. Projects like Drupal Gutenberg and Laraberg were some of the early seeds of the broader Gutenberg ecosystem, showing that communities other than WordPress find value in the project and can adapt it for use with their applications. At WordCamp Europe, Mullenweg announced that both Tumblr and Day One are now testing Gutenberg in their web apps

What’s new in Gutenberg 13.4? (June 8). Héctor Prieto posted last week about the latest version of the Gutenberg plugin: «It’s been a busy time at WordPress. The first WCEU since 2019 took place just a few days after the WordPress 6.0 “Arthur” release . Similarly, Gutenberg never rests and keeps bringing treats every two weeks! Version 13.4 comes with 25 improvements and almost 30 bug fixes.«.

How women can prosper with WordPress. In this Torque post you can listen (with transcript) to an episode of the Press This podcast. Here, David Vogelpohl (of WP Engine) talks with Sam Muñoz, someone who also supports the community through her feature on WP Engine, on how women can thrive with WordPress and technology. This is a topic that we are passionate about at Blogpocket, as we have been supporting women entrepreneurs especially for a long time to have an optimized WordPress website.

WordPress Vulnerability Report – June 15, 2022. In this week’s report on WordPress vulnerabilities (core, themes and plugins) the one in Elementor. This vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 3.5.6.

Top 5 Attacking IP Addresses This Month: Their Locations May Not Be Where You Think. In Wordfence, you see vast amounts of data related to threats, and often that data tells unexpected stories. Taking a look at the top five attacking IP addresses over a 30-day period, you might be surprised to discover where these attacks originate and what they’re doing. When most people hear about the origin of these threats, they think of countries like Russia, China and North Korea. In reality, the attacks come from all over the world, with the top five attackers Wordfence has tracked in the last 30 days coming from Australia, Germany, the United States, Ukraine, and Finland.