WP Weekly 86 – Experiments

We all love experiments, especially WordPress users! Be it a new million-dollar WordPress page or a simple page that tells you the latest WordPress version. Plus, a more expanded serving in the form of new plugins for avatar images, assigning alt text, and building a portfolio grid – all included in this issue!

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • New Plugins… Mukesh Panchal has released a new plugin easy author avatar image that lets you upload a custom image easily for your profile page. Also, check the fix alt text plugin that promises to make it quick to add alternate text to existing images for accessibility and SEO goodness. WPZOOM has released a new portfolio plugin to display posts in a beautiful grid via Gutenberg.
  • Got Noticed… Ben Townsend at LayerWP is back with a new experiment in the form of million dollar WordPress page which is infact very interesting and also made me (The WP Weekly) grab a spot there! While Aurooba Ahmed has created a one page website that tells you the latest WordPress version upfront.
  • Product Updates… FluentCRM 2.5.6 update has added much requested auto migration feature from the popular email marketing services like ActiveCampaign, MailerLite, MailChimp, Drip, and ConvertKit. While the latest SEOPress 5.5 update focussed on improving instant indexing, REST API, and more powerful regex for redirections.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. WP Ecosystem… what is the future of WordPress is the enterprise space? Spencer Forman from WPLaunchify has a breakdown in a special episode at The WP Minute. Also, WordPress will drop ‘Pee’ and ‘Tinkle’ jokes for more inclusive language, see comments on the page for views from both sides.
  2. Payments on WP… Brandon Ernst has added much awaited Paypal integration to the Payment Page plugin along with 11 stylish payment page templates and a few payment form customization options. While WP Simple Pay 4.4.3 has added integration for page builders like Elementor and Divi.
  3. Acquisitions Train… WebFactory’s Nifty Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode Page plugin has been acquired by folks over at WP Concern. While the WPExperts has acquired Post SMTP plugin used for delivering emails from the previous owner Yehuda Hassine.

Quick Bits 👍

Tracking Block Editor Changes…

Gutenberg’s 12.7 update now allows you to add border styles to columns and margin to group blocks without the need for custom CSS code. This update also allows themes to highlight specific patterns to their users among other changes like improvements list view user interface. Also, here is how you can build a sidebar in your block-based WordPress theme.

Kadence WP suite of WordPress themes and plugins to create beautifully effective websites that are good-looking, user friendly, and optimized for speed.

MemberPress does it all – paywall, create & sell online courses, run premium communities, sell services, run a consultancy… sky’s the limit.

InMotion hosting provides fast and reliable website hosting for businesses of any size. Launch a website fast with an easy-to-use builder and professional tools.

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Upcoming Events 💬

Feb 11, 2023: WordCamp Cebu at Mandarin Plaza Hotel, Cebu City.
Feb 17, 2023: WordCamp Asia at Bangkok, Thailand.
Feb 20, 2023: Page Builder Summit online event.

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