WP Weekly 115 – Updates

It was a week of big updates from big products in the WordPress space, as seen in ACF, Pods, and Elementor. Also, new partnership offerings for EDD and Atarim users via Siteground and Rocket(.)new hosting providers. Plus, a look back at experiences and memories from the recently concluded WordCamp events.


20i® WordPress Hosting has been rated ‘Top-Tier’ by ReviewSignal in 2021 and 2022. Find out why and get your first month for only $1.

LearnDash is the most trusted online course platform for WordPress. Get your course website online with no code and ready-to-use starter site themes.

SafeUpdates for WordPress: Save Time, Increase Security & Automate with Confidence with Cloudways – Get Started Today!

↑ Community Sponsors supporting this weekly

What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • New Plugins… Bowo has released Debug Log Manager plugin with a neat user interface that allows easy error monitoring and debugging work. While Mark Wilkinson and Keith Devon at Highrise Digital have released the Simple Social Images plugin (free version) that auto-generate featured images based on specified template design.
  • Big Updates… Elementor has listened and finally added Loop Builder functionality, among other enhancements in the v3.8 update like Flexbox Containers feature is now ready for general use. MainWP and SEOPress users now have the option of SEOPress for MainWP Extension, which allows you to control the SEOPress settings of all child sites directly from the MainWP Dashboard.
  • Custom Data Plugins… two most popular options Pods & ACF had important updates this week. Pods 2.9.4 added a new block, ‘Pods Single Item – List Fields’, and five other features. While ACF 6.0 release has given a fresh user interface to free and pro versions of the plugin, along with ‘pagination for repeater fields’ feature.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Partnership & Acquisition… Siteground has launched managed EDD Hosting that includes the combo of their web hosting plan and Easy Digital Downloads Plugin (EDD) to sell online. Also, Rocket(.)net hosting and Atarim have partnered for a one-stop solution for hosting and visual collaboration. While PublishPress has acquired the popular image slider plugin, Meta Slider, from Extendify.
  2. Automation Plugins… the free version of Uncanny Automator has added integration for SureCart, WordPress Download Manager, JetFormBuilder, and Advanced Ads. While the pro version comes with new JetEngine integration. Also, the free Thrive Automator plugin for automation on WordPress websites is now available in the official WordPress plugins repository.
  3. Blocks Life… Brian Gardner has released a new elegantly designed block-based theme called Design Mode, which looks super neat. Also, Daniel Schutzsmith shared a preview of the cheat sheet containing the WordPress Block Editor Keyboard Shortcuts.
  4. WordCamp Look Back… the WordCamp US 2022 event had a lot of interesting sessions. Leonardo Losoviz picked five talks that offered a good learning experience. Also, Femy Praseeth shared memories (and photos) from the WordCamp US 2022 event. While Asadullah Galib shared the experience of attending WordCamp Nepal.
  5. Being Resourceful… Are you a military veteran working in the world of WordPress? WP Connects project is giving you an opportunity to share and highlight your story, journey, and web services you offer.

Quick Bits 👍

Fresh stash of WordPress Plugins

Got Noticed, this free Notification plugin that allows you to customize alerts and notifications based on various parameters, triggers, and conditionals. Also, the B Slider plugin lets you add simple image and text content sliders to your page layouts created in the Gutenberg Block Editor.


WP Webhooks allows you to create powerful WordPress automation workflows directly within your website. It integrates with more than 40+ plugins.

InMotion hosting provides fast and reliable website hosting for businesses of any size. Launch a website fast with an easy-to-use builder and professional tools.

Performance Reports for AffiliateWP allows you to boost your affiliates’ performance by regularly sharing generated views, clicks, and referrals!

↑ Community Sponsors supporting this weekly

Upcoming Events 💬

Dec 06, 2022: Workshop on Mastering Project Management with Scrum.
Dec 16, 2022: WordFest Live, Registration is open & Schedule is live now.
Dec 17, 2022: WordCamp Kolkata 2022 (India), an in-person event.

Like this WordPress Goodness? Get the next issue directly in your email inbox. Check support options and connect on Twitter and Facebook. This content may contain affiliate links, read the disclosure for more.

❤️ Our Community Sponsors

Elementor Cloud

Elementor is the leading website builder platform for professionals on WordPress. Elementor serves web professionals, including developers, designers and marketers, and boasts a new website created every 10 seconds on its platform.

Breakdance

Breakdance is the new platform for WordPress website creation. With 120 built-in elements, a modern UI and workflow, and deep WooCommerce integration, Breakdance is the ultimate website builder plugin for WordPress.

WP Webooks

WP Webhooks allows you to create powerful WordPress automation workflows directly within your website. It integrates with more than 40+ plugins and can communicate with external services directly via webhooks & APIs.

cloudways hosting

Cloudways is building the most valuable agency-focused program in the cloud-hosting world. Access a suite of benefits that boost your productivity, and fuel your agency’s growth. Join the Cloudways Agency Partner Program Today!

Notification Plugin

Notification is the ultimate solution for WordPress Notifications. A free plugin that is easy for users and great for developers. Allows to send all kinds of notifications, overwrites default WordPress emails, and is very extendible.

inmotion website hosting

InMotion Hosting provides fast and reliable website hosting for businesses of any size. Partner with a company that offers 99.99% uptime, free SSL, 1-click WordPress installs, and a free domain for a year.

stellar wp

StellarWP is a collective of WordPress innovators including amazing products for WordPress users like iThemes, The Events Calendar, Restrict Content Pro, Kadence, GiveWP, IconicWP, and LearnDash.

visual composer

Here is an opportunity to enhance the visibility of your WordPress products and services among WordPress users, freelancers, and agency owners with the community sponsorship program at 'The WP Weekly'.