Massive thanks to a massive response to the first edition of “The WP Awards 2021”, the action begins tomorrow! In this issue: a new assistant is here to manage your page builder templates, a lot of CRM updates, Divi with FSE, reviewing the Oxygen builder, and contributing to the WordPress ecosystem.
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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖
- New Launches… promising to be a powerful FAQ manager, Flexible FAQs is a new plugin by David with 100 custom FAQ themes and SEO friendly output. In an endeavor to help you manage page layouts made with your favorite page builder (or blocks), Assistant Pro from the Beaver Builder team is now available. I have been a beta tester for this, very clean UI and the current features work like charm.
- Got Noticed… Divi users can look forward to actual full site editing in the front-end, definitely a direction for every aspiring page builder to take note of – the visual (front-end) editing! Also, noticed a new form plugin easy form builder – which is all free with loads of features to begin with, interesting. Finally, Kadence team is gearing up to launch Kadence Conversions for leads capture via pop-ups and banners.
- CRM Updates… FluentCRM version 2.3.0 update has added new integrations for LearnPress, BuddyBoss, and ThriveCart among other enhancements. While GroundHogg is working on Lead scoring 3.0 mechanism to help businesses easily indentify leads that are more likely to make a purchase. Also, Gravity forms users now have a new addon for Zoho CRM integration.
Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥
- Contributing to WP Ecosystem… HeroPress network has introduced a support program where any individual or company can invest any amount for contributing to the continued development of various WordPress focused projects for the community. Also, Torque has launched Contribute2WP endeavor, where you can pledge two hours of time for WP community tasks.
- Dev Focus… Gravity Hopper 2.0 has merged all their utility plugins and is now available as modules for more easy management of developer tools for Gravity Forms. Making the process of building plugins easy and quick with minimum hassles, Josh Pollock has started working on the plugin machine project.
- Digging into Oxygen… Oxygen page builder has been making a lot of buzz, here is Chris Castillo reviewing the good, the bad, and the competition for Oxygen builder in the WordPress ecosystem. Taking it further, Vitalii Kiiko compared Builderius with the Oxygen Builder.
Quick Bits 👍
- Performance: PBF theme replace built-in icon font with SVG.
- Now directly use Astra style options on SEOPress breadcrumbs.
- GiveWP conditionals to show – hide a form field based on others.
- Gutenberg & page builders bloat level spreadsheet Oct update.
- Buddy is now official CI/CD partner of Kinsta WordPress services.
- Lemon Squeezy’s big WP plans for digital downloads and more.
- Castos private podcasting now for ConvertKit email marketing.
Get Ready for… The WP Awards 2021
A massive thanks for all the support, nominations, and a big response to this event. I have a tough task ahead in organizing all the nominations so that it is super easy for you all to vote (I am up for the challenge).