WP Weekly 15 – Niche Spaces

WordPress has a huge ecosystem and the possibility of discovering your niche within this isn’t that difficult. No wonder, there is WaaS (Websites as a Service), WooCommerce focused, CRMs and even an upcoming barter concept for connecting WordPress people.

What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • Plugin Focus… easily add Google login option to your WordPress site with new Log in with Google plugin by rtcamp team. Sridhar has launched Webnolo navigator plugin that adds useful time saving quick links in the Kadence Theme.
  • New Launches… WordPress website as a service at WaaS Press by Michael Short. Consolidating all the WooCommerce goodness, Bob Dunn has launched all-new Do The Woo website with the focus on WooCommerce community and users.
  • Interesting idea… that Wolf Bishop is brewing in the form of has WP Barter Network. A place where sellers will trade their WordPress products and services in exchange for anything. First 250 email sign-ups get free 1st-year membership.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Community Buzz… iThemes has acquired another product, WPComplete in continued efforts to offer a complete toolbox to their users. Plus, interesting to know if an Automattic IPO change the nature of WordPress?
  2. New FluentCRM… update added MemberPress, Wishlist Member integrations and more coming for Elementor Pro forms, TutorLMS. Also, the heavily discounted lifetime deal is now available only till Oct 14, 2020.
  3. Blocks Life… animation feature added to the Editors Plus plugin to animate content in Gutenberg blocks. The Gutenberg Navigation Screen feature dropped from the WordPress 5.6 release as the development fell behind.

Quick Bits 👍

  • AutomatorWP has added integration for Fluent Forms plugin.
  • GeneratePress 3.0 theme promises to be cleaner and faster.
  • New ready to use solutions option for Metabox plugin users.
  • Ninja Forms for making a WP form into a Hubspot CRM form!
  • The role of PHP workers in WordPress website performance.
  • Dev Focus: Make sense of nonce in WordPress coding.
  • Groundhogg has won the tech startup GOLD Stevie Award.
  • Loom video embed block added to Jetpack 9.0 release.
  • How Freemius handled COVID induces EU VAT rate changes.
  • Clarification on Block based Themes and WP 5.6 release.
  • WordPress 5.6 release progress update, what’s in & out.

[Google Love] Schema for Image Licensing 📷

Google Images recently introduced support for adding image license structured data. You can easily leverage that using this new free Image Licensing Schema plugin by Jean-Baptiste Audras. Besides configuring general image licensing for the whole website, you can also set a different one for specific images. Won’t be surprised if a similar feature is soon added to top SEO plugins for WordPress.

Upcoming Events 💬

May 16, 2022: GenerateWay, with Tom Usborne of GenerateBlocks.
Jun 20, 2022: 4th edition of the Page Builder Summit is here.

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