WP Weekly 03 / Stretch to CRM

Would you use WordPress as a base for a CRM solution? Well, most WordPress users still tackle CRM (Customer Relationship Management) functionality by integrating with third-party services (I still like that way). WordPress has launched JetpackCRM as a one-stop solution CRM for WordPress users. Technically this is not new, it is a rebrand of ZBS CRM, which was acquired by WordPress sometime back.

Using WordPress as a CRM base seems like a stretch. However, there are few uses cases like a company wanting full control of their data or use in certain niche industries deemed borderline illegal in certain countries. As of now, Groundhogg seems like more baked CRM solution for WordPress users. Another CRM solution WP-CRM was recently acquired by Mario Peshev – competition certainly brewing in this space, watch out!

Useful WordPress bits… 🔋

  1. Atomic Blocks plugin will be re-branded as Genesis blocks. Further, this blocks plugin will have two pro versions: Genesis Custom Blocks, and Genesis Page Builder (the name will change).
  2. For WP developers, no need to use workarounds for passing arguments in template files in WordPress 5.5 and beyond. For more dev goodness, check WP-CLI curated list of resources for command-line interface by Alain Schlesser.
  3. Do read about the final update on Dashicons in WordPress going forward. New icons will be added in WP 5.5 but after that, no new icons in Dashicons as block editor use SVG icons.
  4. Deals: The agency bundle by Page Builder Framework with 3 plugins is a saving. Also, WPDeveloper team is celebrating 3rd birthday with 25% off (use coupon EA3) on Essential Addons for Elementor, NotificationX, BetterDocs, and more. Qubely blocks for Gutenberg plugin lifetime deal is still up for grabs.
  5. Blocks Editor: Here is how to build blocks pattern for the blocks editor or use the blocks pattern builder plugin. Also, the one-off blocks plugin directory is now open for business. Here is how you can tame drop cap styling in paragraph(s) of blocks editor.

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The WordPress Love 💖

Michelle Schulp shared awesome looking WordPress themed dress for attending WordCamp 2020. While it’s sad that there are no WordCamps this year, this share does bring some joy!

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