WP Weekly 141 – Launches

A lot of new launches to track this week, like Timetics Bookings, WPvivid Database Merging, AI Writer, and Advanced Themer. Along with notable feature updates to Yoast SEO, FluentCRM, and CheckoutWC.

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • Big New Releases… the beta testing of the WPvivid Database Merging plugin has ended, and the stable version is now available for purchase and use. Also, the creators behind EventIn and WPCafe plugins have launched a new Timetics plugin for online bookings and appointments – the interface does look very neat (and familiar).
  • More New Launches… Munir Kamal at GutenbergHub has released an all-new AI Writer plugin to help write content with the AI powers of the ChatGPT service. While Maxime Beguin has released the Advanced Themer plugin that promises to boost your Bricks Builder made websites, checkout!
  • Notable Updates… CheckoutWC 8.0 is now available with many new features, like integration with SendWP, a new checkout template called Groove, and new output locations and actions for order bumps. Also, FluentCRM 2.8.0 has added the much-awaited company module feature allowing the grouping of contacts by specific companies.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Community Launches… Jonathan Wold has launched Guildenberg – an accelerator for WordPress focused product companies and applications are open for the same. While James Giroux has launched the Team Experience Index – a survey that promises to shape the future of workplace culture in the WordPress ecosystem.
  2. Contact Form Updates… WS Form PRO version 1.9.97 has released a new Google Routing field to display the route on a Google Map field. While Gravity Forms has updated the HubSpot Add-On 1.9 for async (background) feed processing to improve form submission performance.
  3. WP Milestones… the Gutenberg Blocks plugin, Stackable has reached an impressive 80,000 active installs milestone. The hugely popular TablePress plugin by Tobias Bäthge has crossed the 10 million downloads mark in the WordPress plugin directory. Also, the code snippets plugin has crossed 800,000+ active installs milestone.
  4. WordCamps Action… more speakers announced for WordCamp Lisboa 2023, scheduled for May 19, 2023. The call for sponsors is now open for WordCamp US 2023, scheduled for Aug 24, 2023, starting from $75,000 for the Super Admin top sponsor level. Also, the Contributor Day registration is open for WordCamp EU 2023.
  5. WordCamps in Asia… the call for organizers is now open for WordCamp Kathmandu 2023 (Nepal), scheduled for Sep 2023. Also, tickets for WordCamp Sylhet 2023 (Bangladesh) will be available for purchase from April 17, 2:00 PM (Bangladesh Time / GMT+6).

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More Product and Core Updates

Product Updates… Yoast SEO 20.5 has updated mobile and desktop snippet previews to align with Google’s current styling and also removed support for PHP versions before 7.2 (like PHP 5.6 and 7.1). Also, the AB Split Test plugin (1.3.16 – April 07, 2023) has added integration for the Breakdance builder.

Core Updates… check efforts on re-focusing on the future shape of the WordPress app. Also, check the last updates on the exercise to redesign the WordPress ORG website.

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