WP Weekly 132 – Geeky

A lot of geeky things are in focus this week, ready for implementation on your WordPress websites. Be it ‘save and continue’ in Gravity Forms or connecting online events to Zapier or a simple Stripe block for quick selling.

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • WP Niche Projects… Derek Ashauer has launched the WPShowOff directory website listing user-submitted beautiful websites made with WordPress. While the HeroPress Network has launched the WP Photos Info project that shares stories behind the photos of WordPress that come from the WP Photos project.
  • New Geeky Features… Gravity Forms users can now implement advanced save and continue feature with auto-saving, auto-loading, and draft management functionality. Also, the team at The Events Calendar has launched the Event Automator plugin, promising a quick and easy connection between The Events Calendar and Zapier – among other triggers and automation.
  • Product Updates… SureCart is brewing the first version of conditional forms that allows adding a conditional container in your forms and add the checkout components to enable the show or hide based on some condition. While Otter v2.2 has added Stripe Block to sell a couple of products without setting up a whole store and the Live Search feature that enhances the core block search.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. WP Ecosystem… Josepha asked if “we did another women / nonbinary-led release for WordPress 6.4?”. For sure, and no wonder a lot of positive replies. Also, WordPress(.)com has introduced browse mode feature that provides an easy way to explore and edit website’s templates and template parts. To get such features (for now) on self-hosted WordPress, install the Gutenberg plugin.
  2. Dev Focus… earlier installation of only the free ACF plugin with Composer was possible, but now composer support for installing ACF PRO (premium version) is available. Also, looking at the automated performance monitoring in WordPress core to identify and resolve issues with less effort.
  3. Acquisition Train… the UpdraftPlus team has acquired WP Overnight which specializes in WooCommerce store plugins. Beyond the WordPress ecosystem, Netlify has acquired Gatsby Inc. – creators of the open-source framework Gatsby.
  4. WordCamps & Events… want to ask Matt Mullenweg a question? WordCamp Asia 2023 is giving an opportunity for the same. Also, doors to the next edition of the Page Builder Summit are open for registration. Get your free ticket for this online event scheduled for 20th – 24th February 2023.

Quick Bits 👍

  • New Look for LearnDash website is neat & modern – what say?
  • A checklist for traveling to an international WordCamp event.
  • Download commemorative logos celebrating WordPress at 20.
  • WordPress influencers predict possible 2023 WordPress Trends.
  • Results of 2022 WordPress Maintenance Survey by ManageWP.
  • Brian Dean’s SEO predictions for 2023 – you on the same track?

New Podcasts… for WordPress folks!

Matt Medeiros has launched an all-new The WP Minute+ podcast featuring long-form interviews, commentary, and more from around the WordPress space. While Michelle Frechette and Hazel Quimpo have launched the Audacity Marketing podcast that focuses on the power of audacity in marketing strategy.

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Upcoming Events 💬

September 27, 2023: WordPress Accessibility Day 2023, Livestreaming Free.
September 28, 2023: WordPress Web Agency AI Summit 2023, by Crocoblock.
September 28, 2023: Best Practices for Email Marketing, BlueHost online event.

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