WP Weekly 45 – Shuffle

Shuffle is the right word to describe how things are moving in the WordPress space. Be it bigger companies acquiring smaller ones, old brands like Genesis trying to re-invest by going free, or products churning new features set: like Groundhogg, Brizy, WP Fusion, and more.

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • Consolidation Flow… in the process with Stellar WP being the new home for all WordPress products of iThemes and Liquid Web like Restrict Content Pro, Kadenace WP, and their recent big acquisition of GiveWP plugin, a popular solution for online donations. Joe Casabona interviewed founders for the acquisition backstory.
  • New Plugins… like WooCommerce quantity manager from Barn2 team for advanced quantity rule, spending rules, and more. Divi users can check all new Divi sorted plugin by Andrew Palmer for adding sort and filter to posts, products, and projects.
  • Themes Ecosystem… checkout sneak peek of the upcoming Kadence Cloud to store your website designs of various websites in the online cloud. Time fly for sure as GeneratePress theme is celebrating its 7th birthday with a special $30 discount.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. WP Ecosystem… Matt Mullenweg (Co-Founder, WordPress) and Josepha Haden Chomposy (Executive Director, WordPress) talked about the future of WordPress on the WPCafe show. Popular in the space, Robert Jacobi has joined Cloudways as director of WordPress.
  2. Genesis Overhaul… is happening (finally!) with Genesis Framework going completely free. Also, vintage Genesis Pro (plus) account holders will get Genesis blocks and custom blocks (pro) for free in an attempt to win back old flag bearers of the Genesis community (like me since 2013). But, is it too late? Let’s See!
  3. WP Companies… WPengine has launched a special WooCommerce website hosting offering for large and high value eCommerce stores. While WordPress VIP has added WebDevStudios to its very exclusive listing of featured gold partners.
  4. Core Updates… update your websites with the new WordPress 5.7.2 security release as it fixes vulnerability related to PHPMailer. While Gutenberg 10.6 added support for duotone filters, table block enhancements, and progress with full site editing.

Quick Bits 👍

  • Creating accessible WCAG 2.1 AA compliant (Gravity) Forms.
  • WP Fusion integration with FluentCRM over the REST API.
  • Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) make debut on Brizy Cloud.
  • Groundhogg’s own neat looking booking calendar feature.
  • New translators community for and by the Elementor team.
  • Sell themes & plugins? Check this cheat sheet from Freemius.
  • Call for community partners for the 2nd edition of WordFest.
  • Chrome’s new back-forward cache option for instant loading.

[Why Not] Game for 4 days work week ⇶

Pippin Williamson from Sandhillsdev, a company behind a lot of popular WordPress plugins is experimenting with 4 days work week. They are not compressing 5 days work into 4 days but instead yanking off the 5th day and moving to 32 hours work week. While Andrew Palmer already got results with two full-day working on Tuesdays and Thursdays, two hours a day for the rest of the working week. Now, this is interesting, what say?

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June 15, 2024: WordCamp Europe 2024 in Torino, Italy.
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September 23, 2024: Digital Asset Congress 2024 in Iceland.

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