All new WordPress 5.7 is out with a lot of new features and improvements. Making WordPress experience feature rich are cool things like website experience checker for core web vitals, better WooCommerce to save form values, eCommerce special hosting offering, and the biggest online summit for WordPress users.
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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖
- New Tools Stash… to check website performance and Core Web Vitals compliance with new Google page experience checker tool from Cloudways. Also, make your blocks life easy with the management of unwanted blocks in the WordPress admin with the Gutenberg blocks manager plugin.
- Make Sure you… check if your website has duplicate meta robots as a result of the new Robots API feature introduced in WordPress 5.7 version. You can check, control, and remove it using this code or with the free disable WP robots plugin by Jeff Starr.
- Better Woo… by removing the frustration of losing form values on the web browser refresh action. This small plugin by Scott Bolinger has a big use case for your Woo store visitors and may even bump up conversions. Or use CheckoutWC with a lot of features for an optimized WooCommerce checkout experience.
Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥
- First Release… of 2021, WordPress 5.7 ‘Esperanza’ is now available with a lot of features like one click HTTP to HTTPS, and simpler default colour palette. Personally, I love how the blocks editor has improved (a lot) and it keeps getting better. Also, the plan and process for the next WP 5.8 is already in motion.
- Community Vibes… reliving the WordPress community goodness is Michelle Frechette in conversation with Matt Mullenweg. From zero to one million users from 180+ countries, the amazing journey of Essential Addons for Elementor (and an exclusive giveaway).
- eCommerce in WP… is getting more attention with WPengine being the latest provider to launch WooCommerce special hosting. While creators using the MemberPress WordPress membership plugin has crossed $1 billion dollars earnings, a great achievement for sure.
- Product Updates… Groundhogg CRM for WordPress is preparing for the big 3.0 release end of March 2020 (video) with 2.4 version adding extensive UX/UI fixes along with 30+ other tweaks. While the Ultimate Dashboard 3.2 has added a feature that allows you to add custom menu items to the WordPress admin menu.
Quick Bits 👍
- WebARX Security for WordPress has rebranded to PatchStack.
- Backstory on building a 1000 page headless WordPress site.
- WP Gridbuilder’s new addon for the Oxygen builder users.
- New WooCommerce 5.1 with updates for blocks & admin.
- Now accept Stripe on free EDD version (but with 2% charge).
- Finding free WordPress themes ideal for newsletter bloggers.
- Cool interesting facts like WordPress support 205 languages.
The Biggest Summit for WordPress Users ⭐
Web Agency Summit by Atarim (formerly WPFeeback) happens this month from March 23 – 26, 2021. This time, sessions will be delivered live allowing even more engagement. Like the last year, my most favourite aspect of the summit is the hangout areas where you get to connect with new people. Grab your free ticket.