WP Weekly 21 – For Everyone

WordPress is for everyone, be it a new user making sense of blocks or geeky folks extending WordPress. This issue covers a wide range of topics like draft posts reminders, geeky product updates, and the launch of learn WordPress platform.

What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • Geeky Reminders… for your draft posts that need completion (sometime in future). Guess what? David Artiss has created a plugin for this exact thing. Draft Concluder plugin sends daily or weekly reminders for draft posts. Good Idea!
  • Product Updates… LiferLMS has added cloud importer, and now you can directly import free course templates for a quick head start. Gravity Forms is launching all-new blocks inspired interface with version 2.5 (video by David Waumsley).
  • Interesting Bits… a whole website dedicated on finding right addons for your Elementor powered website. And this plugin looks cool, Google Doc style commenting within Gutenberg blocks editor for quick user feedback by Multidots team.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Dev Focus… WPGraphQL plugin allows extendable GraphQL schema and API for WordPress websites is now available in the plugins directory. Kinsta has launched APM (Application Monitor Tool) for WordPress users to check details of PHP processes, MySQL database queries, HTTP calls, and more.
  2. Core Updates… function wp_after_insert_post added to WordPress 5.6 to execute custom code after a post and its terms. The first release candidate for WordPress 5.6 is now available (check WP 5.6 field guide). New Gutenberg 9.4.0 update added support for button widths, icons and font size options.
  3. In the News… should users be notified about plugin’s ownership changes within the dashboard? Keeping the WordPress people guessing, is it Visual Composer page builder plugin up for sale and asking a “big” amount? Also, why headless WordPress was the final choice for Gatsby’s blog!

Quick Bits 👍

  • How Stackable is refining blocks editor layout & design.
  • Choosing between Metabox and Toolset for custom data.
  • Fluent Forms has hit 40,000 active installs milestone.
  • WP Local now has image optimization via a free plugin.
  • Automating LearnDash documentation, how rtCamp did it.
  • Vulnerability Report Nov 2020, update these plugins quick!
  • Check your website speed with all new GTmetix, like it?
  • Firefox 83 has added security focussed HTTPS only mode.
  • TransMail is a new transactional emails service from Zoho.

[Its Coming] Learn WordPress Platform ✅

Making the process of learning WordPress easy, the soft launch of learn.wordpress.org is scheduled for Dec 2020 coinciding with the release of WordPress 5.6 version. A lot of resources, lessons, videos, and workshops at one single place to become a better WordPress user, bliss!

Upcoming Events 💬

Oct 03, 2022: Future of Contributing to WP, this event will feature Josepha Haden (WordPress Executive Director), Abha Thakor, and me (Davinder).
Oct 10, 2022: The WP Awards 2022 voting starts for all.
Oct 11, 2022: WooSesh virtual conference for WooCommerce user.
Nov 10, 2022: Agency Transformation Live, an in-person event in the UK.

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