WP Weekly 122 – Prep

The prep for 2023 has started, be it Elementor tweaking its pricing plans or Divi getting ready for all new Divi. Also, the block editor spread continues with the Blocks Everywhere plugin and the latest Woo 7.1 with new header-footer patterns.

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • Got Noticed… check out this cool tool called WP Admin Colors, which allows you to create a custom color scheme for the WordPress dashboard within the web browser and gives you code that you can add to your website for a quick implementation (no plugin involved).
  • Blocks Life… the new Blocks Everywhere plugin switches the default WordPress editor to the block editor for comments, bbPress, and BuddyPress. Also, Gutenberg 14.5 comes with a document overview panel for easier navigation of the post or page contents.
  • Bookmark Worthy… check this useful collection of 100+ code snippets for WooCommerce store customization by Alex Dudeney over at the eCommerce Hints website. Also, this code collection is available on the Code Snippets website for quick access and use.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Big Pricing Change… for Elementor users has been announced with the agency plan pricing reduced to $399/year from $999/year. The studio plan has been removed, and those users will get the agency plan at $399/year. While the essential plan pricing will go up to $59/year (existing $49/year) from Dec 01, 2022, existing users will be able to renew at the old pricing.
  2. A Big Makeover… of the back end of Divi is coming, as announced by Nick Roach. The Divi 5.0 release will be a rewrite of Divi’s core technologies, migrating away from shortcodes and towards a more modern storage format. It will also allow the seamless transition from Divi 4 and focus on performance.
  3. New WooCommerce Blocks… have been added to the WooCommerce 7.1 update in the form of header and footer patterns. Also, the cross-sell feature on the cart block is now available, allowing you to display ‘linked’ products on the cart page when customers select the specific product(s).
  4. New Releases & Updates… check two new WordPress themes based on the Fresh framework, now open-sourced and ready for use in the headless WordPress setup. Also, the WPCompress v6 update has added a brand new user interface with features like generating critical CSS, delaying unnecessary JavaScript files, and more.
  5. WordPress 6.1.1 update… is scheduled to be released on Nov 15, 2022, before things go a little quiet courtesy of the upcoming holiday season. Also, WordPress 6.1.1 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is now available for your testing which features 28 fixes on Core and 18 fixes for the Block Editor.

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