WP Weekly 68 – Refunds

Do you know how many WordPress plugins have a liberal refund policy? Besides discovering that, a lot of new stuff in the form of projects like Find It WP and WP Live Streams. A bunch of big product updates from WPForms and Jetpack Backup along with a few new plugin releases and 150+ nominations for The WP Awards.

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • Bookmark worthy… HeroPress network has launched an amazing resource website Find it WP where any user can submit WordPress stuff for free for easy sharing and visibility in the ecosystem. Also, do want to know about livestreams related to the WordPress? Then follow the WP Live Streams Twitter profile by Daniel Schutzsmith (website is coming soon).
  • Got Noticed… is Oxygen builder team launching a SaaS version? Let’s wait and watch, as speculated by Sridhar. FYI, Elementor already has Elementor Cloud option – which is Elementor and hosting done for you, interesting times! While, the FluentCRM team has announced a free plugin Fluent Connect that lets you connect third party services like ThriveCart with FluentCRM for data transfer to enable funnels and automations (plugin is coming soon on WP repository).
  • Big Updates… WPForms has added save and resume feature allowing users to save the current progress and resume later, a good addition when dealing with super long forms. WooCommerce in-person payment option is now available for USA based stores allowing in-person payments for online orders.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Changing Roles… Ben Pines, literally the face of Elementor in the WordPress ecosystem is leaving the Elementor team after 6 years. Looks like he is moving away from the WordPress world, you are awesome and will be missed! Mustaasam Saleem, who represented Cloudways very well in the past has joined the MainWP team in the position of growth manager.
  2. Analysis & Insights… as a WordPress product maker what is your refund policy? Raitis Sevelis analysed the data revealing, 20% plugins offered 20 days refund window and 36% plugins had an extended refund period to 30 days. Also, Justin Ferriman shared his insights on “Matt’s” Gutenberg journey so far with Elementor still going strong but the gap is closing for sure.
  3. WP Ecosystem… Finally, a big in-person WordCamp event is brewing, WordCamp Europe 2022 at Porto, Portugal scheduled for 2-4 June 2022. Matt Mullenweg shared about the TechCrunch’s exhaustive coverage of the Automattic empire, 16 years later – now valued at a massive $7.5 billion.
  4. A Good Surprise… Jetpack Backup feature is now a standalone product, moving forward you don’t need to install Jetpack suite just to use the backup feature. Definitely a good move, with competitive pricing and this change, it positions Jetpack backup as a solid backup service for WordPress users.

Quick Bits 👍

The WP Awards 2021: Over 150+ nominations…

Thanks to your tremendous response, now there are over 150+ nominations for “The WP Awards 2021” starting Nov 01, 2021. You can view all the nominations on this page and use the form to submit if your favorite WordPress tool is missing there. Sponsors will be announced the next week and if you wish to sponsor to support this event, use the sponsorship form on the awards page to get started.

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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