WP Weekly 90 – Legends

Listen to three legends of the WordPress podcasting space having clocked over 200 episodes! Also included in this issue: are a few free community offers, better WebP image support, a plugin name rebrand, various product updates, and a bunch of fresh cherry-picked WordPress plugins.

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • Community Offers… want to grab a free copy of LaunchFlows plugin? Spencer Forman is offering a free copy in exchange for 5 minutes marketing research call. While Convesio hosting has introduced two new partner programs for agencies and solution providers wanting scalable hosting for client sites. Also, GridPane has launched a free 25 websites plan called GridPane Core.
  • Product Changes… ‘WP Migrate DB Pro’ has rebranded to ‘WP Migrate’ dropping the words ‘DB Pro’, a good change for sure! Read here about this name change and other additions in version 2.3. Also, JetThemeCore has been updated to be your theme builder for Gutenberg editor or use pre-made content blocks and Elementor power as per requirement for building any part of your website.
  • New Features… WPForms 1.7.3 has added form revisions feature allowing you to restore a previous version of any form along with a trash feature to restore accidentally deleted forms. The new version of Neve Theme (v3.2 ‘Red Lake’) has added a lot of features like more menu icon options, post type enhancements, featured post controls, and EDD compatibility.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. WebP Image Format… a more optimized and smaller image size compared to JPEG image format – WebP will most likely have deeper integration in WordPress version 6.0 and onwards. Also, for those not interested in the WebP image format usage on their WordPress website, there is disable WebP plugin by David Baumwald.
  2. WP Perspectives… with over 200 podcast episodes in the WordPress space, three amazing WordPress ‘legends’, Bob Dunn, Robert Cairns, and Nathan Wrigley shared how and why they did this! Also, Rich Tabor shared his views on how Gutenberg Block Editor is ushering a new era of WordPress Themes, are you in?
  3. Core Updates… the WordPress version 5.9.3 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is now available for your testing. Also, WooCommerce will remove ZeroClipboard which supports simple copy and paste operations. See if it affects your Woo store, as such WooCommerce itself stopped using it 5 years back.

Quick Bits 👍

Fresh cherry-picked WordPress Plugins…

In the previous issue(s), I shared a few new plugins, and feedback from you ‘readers’ was amazing. So, here is another stash of new cherry-picked plugins worth a test drive. Blank plugin by Bryan Hadaway adds a completely blank template all ready for you to build on. Say hello plugin gives you a shortcode to output greetings like good morning, good day, and good evening. Finally, WooCommerce users will find the Hide Cart Functions plugin very handy!

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