WP Weekly 55 – Designer

Bring out the designer in yourself with the new ‘patterns’ directory for the blocks editor. Plus, check cool new free design freebies for creating quick wireframe designs. Also, update on the latest acquisitions, WP 5.8 release, and a new service that makes starting a membership website on WordPress super easy.

Visual Composer is an intuitive drag & drop WordPress website builder that helps you create any professional design quickly for yourself or your clients.

Divi Sorted is a filter and sort plugin to filter through posts, projects, products, CPTs using the Divi visual builder. See this and 20+ other plugins.

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • Design Freebies… here is all new 30+ free Wireframe Blocks added to Kadence Blocks for a quick layout creation on WordPress. Also, from the Brizy team, download this free Design Kit that include 250+ site block designs which you can open in Sketch, InVision Studio, and Figma for quick website layout design creation.
  • Addressing pain points… of creating a membership website on WordPress and self hosting it, which involve a lot of moving parts. Promising to make this super easy is a brand new WPQuickStart’s membership sites service from Nexcess that has everything done for you includiing: hosting, theme, plugins to get started.
  • New Features… Powerpack elements has added a new content reveal widget for Elementor that allow reading more content on a click of a button. FluentCRM 2.2 update added a lot of new features like full REST API Support, cleaner UI, flexible tagging, and new WooCommerce integrations.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. WP Ecosystem… want to create a user role that only has rights to approve, decline, or edit comments without the access to content editing rights? Comment moderation role plugin was shared by Syed Balki among other plugins from the company. Also, LionSher Technologies has acquired a bunch of WordPress plugins and now the new home for relatively popular WP plugins.
  2. Finally its here… WordPress 5.8 “Tatum” (ofcourse, named after another Jazz musician) is now available for everyone bringing the next evolution of the blocks editor, made possible by the hard work of 530 generous volunteer contributors (Thank You All!).
  3. Dev Focus… redesiging website using the power of theme.json and blockbase parent theme, here is a tweet thread by Rich Tabor explaining it all. Also, WHMCS 8.2 and later users can now offer WordPress Toolkit on servers (cPanel and Plesk) that allow users to install, configure, and manage WordPress websites.

Quick Bits 👍

[Blocks Fun] Been playing with Patterns!

It is free and official, the Patterns directory is now available for your play, and you can even create your own collection of your favorite block patterns. Just click the copy button for the pattern you like and then paste it directly within the blocks editor on your website. Confession time, I have been playing a lot with this – it gives so many light bulb moments for layout designs!

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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