WP Weekly 91 – Surprise

There was a surprise from WordPress(.)com team with new plans and prices, which was met with another surprise! Also included in this issue are a few handpicked videos for extended learning, new feature additions in various plugins, and the weekly fresh hand-picked WordPress plugins listing.

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • Blocks Life… Kadence Blocks has quietly added (April 08, 2022 update) a bunch of useful features like complete flex control layouts, new show more blocks, and MetaBox dynamic source support. Also, here is how to use Gutenberg styling API for extending existing Gutenberg Blocks with additional styles.
  • Being Resourceful… “I Got Happier & More Productive”, we all strive for this, right? Vova Feldman shared a few actionable tips for busy and always thinking creative WordPress people like us! Also, for your WordPress themed wallpaper needs, WP Wallpaper website has been relaunched by Topher at The HeroPress Network.
  • Video Watch… here is Kyle Van Deusen with a detailed video of rebuilding and converting the existing Elementor website to Blocks using the power of GenerateBlocks plugin. Also, which security plugin you should use on your WordPress website? David McCan published a round-up video covering a few options available in this space.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Talk of the Town… WordPress(dot)com did a big change to its pricing plans by consolidating various paid plans into a single WordPress Pro plan priced at $15 per month. The WordPress(.)com free plan got a massive storage cut from 3GB to 500MB, which was later restored to 1GB level after an ‘overwhelmingly negative feedback’.
  2. WP Milestones… WP Manage Ninja (AuthLab), the team behind popular plugins like FluentCRM, Fluent Forms is celebrating its 6th anniversary. Congrats to the team and thanks for being a productive part of the WordPress ecosystem, and yes there is a fun video to wrap it all! Also, WooFunnels’s parent company Wisetr Technology Pvt Ltd has joined Syed Balkhi’s WPBeginner Growth Fund.
  3. Product Updates… with the version 4.2 update, MainWP becomes a true privacy first WordPress websites manager tool. Also, Involve(.)me, a no-code builder now has a WordPress plugin to integrate its services like quizzes, surveys, calculators, forms & payment pages on WordPress websites.

Quick Bits 👍

  • Preview & demo Eementor’s Flexbox Containers on this page.
  • Launched: Divi Cloud Service to store Divi website layouts.
  • Jetpack 10.8 added option to generate QR codes for posts.
  • WordPress 6.0 video walk through for the upcoming changes.
  • Note: WordPress 5.9.3 Maintenance Release now available.
  • Also Note: AI generated content is against Google guidelines.

Fresh WordPress Plugins worth a try!

Here is this week’s stash of fresh WordPress plugins. Easily find posts that have no featured image with Filter Featured Image plugin. For your styling needs, add additional custom shape divider options for Elementor with Shape Dividers Plus plugin by Marcus Burnette and there is an SVG Block plugin to add SVG images directly into the Block editor. Finally, for the curious minds – try the mobile-first flexbox grid with Bs grid system plugin by Roman Nechaiev.

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LearnDash is the most trusted online course platform for WordPress. Get your course website online with no code and ready-to-use starter site themes.

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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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