WP Weekly 92 – Easier

This week is packed with a lot of stuff that makes your WordPress life easier! Be it all-new Chrome extension for InstaWP, the light mode for Oxygen Builder, a new schema builder tool, and a few websites that are fun and useful in the same go!

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • New Launches… check this new visual schema builder in the form of Slim SEO Schema plugin that works with any of your existing SEO plugin. This is a promising entrant in the space dominated by WP Schema Pro plugin from the Astra theme makers. Also, check new WordPress website speed optimization service called AirLift from the creators of BlogVault and Malcare WordPress services.
  • Being Resourceful… InstaWP service to quickly launch WordPress instances now has the InstaWP Launcher Google Chrome extension. Also, check the learning library at the WPCampus website with a huge listing of WordPress talks on a variety of subjects.
  • Block Plugin Updates… Stackable has added time saving feature of saving block defaults. For example, you want to add a specific styled button on multiple pages, just save a button style once and you are good to go. While The Plus Addons for Gutenberg has added support for dynamic content with sources registered through either of Pods, ACF, MetaBox, and Toolset.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Core Ecosystem… call for testers is open for the WordPress 6.0 which is scheduled for release on 24 May 2022. Also, check a lot of new changes in Gutenberg 13.0 update like selecting text across blocks, displaying featured image in the cover block, controlling white space around columns, and more.
  2. New Price Bumps… Croco Block lifetime deal pricing going up from $750 to $999 from April 18, 2022, along with changes to yearly price plans. While WPEngine’s headless WordPress solution called Atlas is now available in four pricing plans ranging from $49 to $499.
  3. New Dev Plugins… a useful debug tool, Variable Inspector plugin allows you to inspect your PHP $variables in a visually clean manner within the WordPress dashboard. Also, check the EasyMerge plugin that promises to be your ultimate tool for the WordPress database merging task.
  4. Video Watch… Brian Jackson, the creator behind Perfmatters & Novashare plugins shared insights on inbound marketing and the entrepreneurship journey in the WordPress world.

Quick Bits 👍

Insights: 2022 WordPress Agency Survey

Kyle Van Deusen at the ‘The Admin Bar’ has published the results of the 2022 WordPress Agency Survey which was conducted in March 2022. Elementor is the most popular page builder among agency users. Digging into numbers: 75% of leads come via referrals, 83% focus on basic SEO. On the downside, over 26% feel their agency is in a stagnant phase, 50% of them don’t use email marketing, and over 35% of website projects are in less than the $5000 price range.

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Upcoming Events 💬

Oct 03, 2022: Future of Contributing to WP, this event will feature Josepha Haden (WordPress Executive Director), Abha Thakor, and me (Davinder).
Oct 10, 2022: The WP Awards 2022 voting starts for all.
Oct 11, 2022: WooSesh virtual conference for WooCommerce user.
Nov 10, 2022: Agency Transformation Live, an in-person event in the UK.

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