WP Weekly 65 – Makeover

This week, a few top WordPress product(s) websites had a polished website makeover. Also, a bunch of new plugin releases, big milestone achievements, the launch of WPPodcasts, and the exciting next edition of the Page Builder Summit.

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

WP Complete helps online course students track their progress and work with the most course & membership plugins for more successful online courses.

Master Full Site Editing is the course for people who want to create great-looking websites without code, all using Gutenberg and the Block Editor.

Community Sponsors supporting this weekly

NEW Contest: Win lifetime license of ShopEngine for Elementor.

What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • New Launches… GiveWP has launched peer-to-peer fundraising solution enabling your supporters to raise money on your behalf on a WordPress website. Also, now you can easily add the power of live webinars and video conferences with Jisti Meet and host live video meetings directly on your WordPress website.
  • Got Noticed… Tailwind CSS theme for WordPress, check the Gust theme that supports Tailwind CSS utility classes, purge CSS, Tailwind config, and more. Also, SEO schema rich-snippet support has been added in the first big update to the Social Ninja plugin’s reviews module, making the output more SEO friendly.
  • Take Note… one of the best online event for WordPress users, the Page Builder Summit 2021 edition is back. I was a speaker in the first two editions and this time (third edition) – going to be a speaker from the ‘vault’. And, find what you need to hear WordPress related with all-new WPPodcasts launched by the HeroPress network.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. WOW Milestones… started as a fork of Jigoshop, WooCommerce is celebrating its 10 years journey. It is now the top eCommerce solution for WordPress users, with (almost) no close 2nd competitor! Also, FluentCRM email marketing automation solution is celebrating its first anniversary has seen tremendous success in the past year and now powering 10,000+ websites.
  2. Blocks Life… Gutenberg everywhere from Automattic allows Gutenberg block editor use at various places like WordPress comments, admin pages, BuddyPress, and more. Also, responsive style controls have been added to the Genesis Block plugin for making adjustments to mobile and tablet views.
  3. Dev Focus… Juliette Reinders Folmer explained what has changed in the WordPress core PHP test suite. Also, can domain mapping be a worthy alternative to WordPress Multisite – interesting. Finally, a few (best) ways to encrypt passwords and keys with PHP.

Quick Bits 👍

  • Divi has new conditional options to hide and display content.
  • Akismet 4.2 more optimized for fewer network requests.
  • Coming soon, webfonts API in the WordPress Core (in 5.9v).
  • Payment page has annouced being a Stripe verified partner.
  • Easily setup email routing with Cloudflare email routing service.

Brand New Look WordPress Websites!

Check the brand new look of websites in the WordPress space. First, the Gravity Forms website has an all-new look that is very colorful and polished, yet very readable. Second, the SEOPress website dropped its blue color splash going all white with a jazzy font choice (I like it!). Bonus, Matt Mullenweg shared about the redesigned and relaunched PrintMag website powered by WordPress.

Upcoming Events 💬

September 27, 2023: WordPress Accessibility Day 2023, Livestreaming Free.
September 28, 2023: WordPress Web Agency AI Summit 2023, by Crocoblock.
September 28, 2023: Best Practices for Email Marketing, BlueHost online event.

Like this WordPress Goodness? Get the next issue directly in your email inbox. Check support options and connect on Twitter and Facebook. This content may contain affiliate links, read the disclosure for more.

❤️ Our Community Sponsors

Tyche Softwares

Power up your WooCommerce store with premium WooCommerce extensions for setting up online bookings and appointments, scheduling of delivery dates, tackling abandoned carts to increase your store sales and profits.

inmotion website hosting

InMotion Hosting provides fast and reliable website hosting for WordPress websites of any busines of any size. Partner with a company that offers 99.99% uptime, free SSL, 1-click WordPress installs, and a free domain for a year.

Pressidium Hosting

Pressidium® free trial is the perfect way to experience our advanced WordPress hosting features and support. Our team is available 24/7, so you can focus on your website's growth. Try our free trial today and see for yourself!

20i hosting

20i® WordPress Hosting that gives you more for your WordPress websites. Save over $200/mo on plug-ins with Staging, Backups, CDN, Cache, SSL, WP Manager, Security, Git Deploy & Email all baked-in. Plus, get 24x7 expert support.

Elementor Cloud

Elementor is the leading website builder platform for professionals on WordPress. Elementor serves web professionals, including developers, designers and marketers, and boasts a new website created every 10 seconds on its platform.


Breakdance is the new platform for WordPress website creation. With 120 built-in elements, a modern UI and workflow, and deep WooCommerce integration, Breakdance is the ultimate website builder plugin for WordPress.


Get first-hand tips and insights on the new Core Web Vitals metric – Interaction to Next Paint (INP). Sign up for the workshop and learn how to pass the responsiveness metric with experts from Google and NitroPack.

visual composer

Here is an opportunity to enhance the visibility of your WordPress products and services among WordPress users, freelancers, and agency owners with the community sponsorship program at 'The WP Weekly'.