It is so easy to serve specific requirements in the WordPress community, as there is someone making some specific solution(s). Be it blocks handling dynamic data, figuring UK VAT, refund triggers in Woo, upcoming WebP image support, and to the goodness spread by Yoast diversity fund and new podcasts.
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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖
- Product Updates… Page Builder Framework theme 2.6.7 added an option to display featured images on pages in the front end and Brizy support for custom sections feature. FluentCRM 2.0.2 got a new WooCommerce product refund trigger for automation to find refund reasons or give a discount to win back customers.
- Advanced Blocks… the ability to display post title or custom field value aka dynamic data is the next big thing in the blocks ecosystem. Stackable has introduced dynamic data features including support for ACF and Toolset. Also, check the free multicollab plugin that allows Google Docs style commenting in the blocks editor.
- WP eCommerce… add a quick view to WooCommerce store products with the new ultimate quick view plugin by David Vongries (this feature was also added to PBF theme). EU VAT plugin for EDD by barn2 team now has full UK VAT support, so just like people in the EU, UK customers can get their VAT reverse charged.
Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥
- WP Ecosystem… Rachel Cherry alerted why the WordPress community should pay attention to what’s going on in the Rails community right now. Also, for supporting underrepresented people and projects in the WordPress ecosystem, Yoast’s diversity fund is back. Applications are open till May 31, 2021, with possible funding of up to $5000 per project.
- New Podcasts… WP Owls kicked off the debut podcast episode on how to encourage people for contributing to WordPress featuring Birgit Pauli-Haack and Greg Ziółkowski. While WooCommerce users can look forward to a new podcast eCommerce Unscripted, Mastering WooCommerce from SkyVerge and GoDaddy team.
- Core Updates… WebP image format support being added to the next WordPress 5.8 release. Jetpack 9.7 plugin now allows the use of a few features without connecting to the WordPressDOTcom login like stats, contact form, and CDN.
- Classic Editor… users (and users of the classic editor plugin) take note of this new classic widgets plugin that disables the new and upcoming blocks based widget system, which is scheduled to be launched in the WordPress 5.8 version.
Quick Bits 👍
- Thrive Themes has launched new Omni theme for WordPress.
- Optimizepress has added integration for FluentCRM users.
- Check visual high-level roadmap for learning WP development.
- Understanding image element in the core web vitals world.
- Bootstrap 5 launched with a new logo and components.
Starts Today… Summit for Blocks & Builder Users 💣
One of the best online summit for WordPress users starts today, May 10, 2021. The Page Builder Summit brings a lot of goodness from various speakers spread across the world. Whether you are a page builder user or into the all-new blocks editor, there is something for everyone to learn and explore. Plus, meeting new people in the community is always bliss. Grab your free ticket!