What is the real price (and trouble) of a lifetime deal? Also, how are WordPress product prices are jumping in the Black Friday week, and which products are going to have a price revision? Besides these price-laden questions, this issue also features a new plugin, a tool, and a project launch for WP users (of course!).
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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖
- Got Noticed… are you a plugin developer looking for another way (an alternative to Plugin Rank) to track of your plugins and themes published on the WordPress repository? Check WP Metrics tool shared by Gobinda over at Twitter. Also, here is a new place to see a lot of beautiful websites made with WordPress – checkout Beautiful Press project launched by folks over at the WP Marmite.
- New Launches… a better (new) Stripe checkout plugin for WooCommerce has been launched by Brainstorm Force, the makers of Astra theme and a lot of other WP products. Also, now your directory website powered by Directorist can provide a better mobile experience with the launch of native mobile app option for Android users (App Store option is coming soon).
- Niche Goodness… if you happen to use Oxygen builder for WordPress websites, then check out Automatic CSS by Kevin Geary promising to be the most practical utility framework ever created for the Oxygen builder. Also, if you are into geeky headless WordPress implementation, then worth noting – RankMath SEO plugin version 1.0.77 now support headless setup out of the box!
Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥
- WP Ecosystem… since it is the end of the year (almost), time to participate in the annual WordPress 2021 survey to find out who uses WordPress and why! The results will be published on the WordPress news blog. Also, with in-person events situation still unpredictable, WordCamp Europe team is keeping an eye on the changing enviroment.
- LTD & Pricing Pangs… Delicious Brains acquired ACF Pro sometime back and was cloudy about LTD buyers, which they cleared then. However, their latest email asking LTD holders to consider yearly subscription is making noise, here is one perspective to take note of. One of the popular ACF alternatives, MetaBox existing price going to have revision to new pricing from Dec 01, 2021, grab a better deal!
- Deals & Prices… with Black Friday Deals dropping everywhere, did you actually get the most discounted deal for a specific product(s)? Well, Raitis Sevelis did some digging to discover some shady corners in the WordPress ecosystem. Also, there will be a price increase from Jan 10, 2021 for the Bricks builder – starter ($79) and ultimate ($199) to starter ($99) and ultimate ($249) . Also, during the current promotion Ultimate plan is available for $149 unlimited websites.
Quick Bits 👍
- TheWPWeekly Milestone… 1500+ Twitter followers, thanks!
- Oxygen has added ACF options page & MetaBox support.
- Page Builder Framework 2.8 improved typography controls.
- Fluent Support has added role based ticketing for customers.
- GoDaddy security breach has expanded to their other brands.
- WordPress has a fancy video for the WordPress 5.9 release.
Last Few Hours: The WP Award 2021
The WP Awards 2021 has been all about your submissions, your votes, and of course your results. Many thanks for the tremendous response to this effort. Here are the last few hours before voting close on Nov 30, 2021 – so, share with your geeky WordPress friends and vote (if not already voted). Also, many thanks to the following amazing sponsors making this all possible – do check them out!