WP Weekly 120 – Niche

The niche ecosystem of Bricks Builder users is brewing very nicely, with new launches every week. Also included in this weekly: a few form plugin updates, new integrations, better block writing experience, and community highlights.

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • For Bricks Builder Users… here are two new launches: Daniele De Rosa has launched the Bricks Forge toolbox for pre-designed elements and features to extend Bricks Builder functionality. While Lovish Gulati has launched the Bricks Awesome shop featuring a templates collection for headers, footers, wireframes, and layouts.
  • New Integrations… now get a message on Slack when something happens on your website with the new Slack integration in the free Thrive Automator plugin. Also, the Pods Pro Page Builder Toolkit is getting integration for Stackable blocks and Divi modules.
  • Form Plugin Updates… the WPForms plugin has released a new Google Sheets addon that sends form entries to a spreadsheet directly. While the Forminator plugin from WPMU DEV has introduced repeater fields functionality for forms allowing better data collection workflow.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Writing in Block Editor… will get more user-friendly with the upcoming changes. Check the list here highlighting important updates like keyboard shortcuts, improved document settings, and more. Also, check this Twitter thread with 8 quick tips by Matías Ventura focussing on the block writing experience.
  2. WP Theme Updates… here is the preview of using the better post-loop system by Kyle Van Deusen in the GeneratePress Pro 2.2 release. Also, Brian Gardner shared about significant changes to the Frost theme to align with the WordPress 6.1 release.
  3. Core Updates… WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 5 (RC5) is now available for your testing. Also, the latest Gutenberg 14.4 update is loaded with new features like distraction-free writing mode, block locking support for the navigation block, easy larger previews of patterns, and more.
  4. Community Highlights… WordCamp(s) event venue accessibility checklist with information to follow for more accessible centers. After the WordPress(.)org homepage, the HelpHub or support page is going through a design makeover very soon. Also, the speaker applications are now open at the WP Wealth Builder summit
  5. Oh WordPress… Mika Epstein has updated on the saga of harassment (never seen at such a level) in the WordPress space. On the brighter side, Katie Keith shared her WordPress story, “…allowed me to achieve my dreams, without the obstacles and prejudices which are common in other industries.”

Quick Bits 👍

New Stash of WordPress Plugins

For Block Users: Thomas Zwirner’s plugin makes ordered lists nested in the block editor. While Block Styles team has released missing menu items plugin that adds menu items for reusable blocks, template parts, and more. Finally, LightBox Block by bPlugins makes it easy to add a lightbox popup for images and videos.

A few utility plugins that caught my attention this week include the admin and site enhancements plugin by Wibowo Sulistio, which adds small yet useful features like displaying a featured image column, duplication option, and more. Also, the shortcode options plugin by Uriel Wilson allows you to output any WordPress option with a shortcode.

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