WP Weekly 142 – Hangout

Let’s hangout together at the Atarim’s Web Agency Summit this week, which will be all live with many lounge areas. Also, in this issue of WPWeekly: Woo extensions getting a price hike, Woo finally has its own hosting offering, new page builder updates, and a lot of new learning resources for WordPress users.

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • Product Updates… GravityKit has released v2.0 of the Maps extension, which allows you to plot Gravity Forms entries on a Google Map. It has the Radius Search feature allowing you to search for listings nearby or type in an address and see listings in the surrounding area. Also, Novashare plugin version 1.4.1 has added a new Pinterest option to enable image attributes without image pins.
  • Page Builder Updates… Beaver Builder 2.7 is a big update with a new responsive editing experience, ACF Blocks Integration with Beaver, and the ability to add per-node CSS and JavaScript code. While Elementor v3.13 beta release has a lot of new things like Elementor AI, container CSS grid, performance, and accessibility improvements.
  • Price Hikes… starting from 1st May 2023, the pricing of the AFL UTM Tracker plugin single site yearly license will go up from $59 to $79. Also, WooCommerce has increased the price of (specific?) extensions from April 16, 2023 – like WooCommerce Subscriptions extension price is changing from $199 to $239, and the new price will be effective from the next renewal.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. New Plugins… AIOSEO (All in one SEO) plugin team (Syed Balkhi, Awesome Motive) has released a new Broken Link Checker plugin to monitor all internal and external links on your WordPress website. While the WPBakery Page Builder is now available for WordPress (.)com users with a monthly ($7.80/mo) or annual ($70/yr) subscription option for a single site.
  2. Jetpack & Woo… Jetpack Stats had a makeover promising to make it easy for you to find the data you need without the hassle of digging through a lot of pages or complex navigation patterns. Also, WooCommerce has launched a new managed hosting service called Woo Express with plans starting from $25 per month, paid annually.
  3. Core Updates… the Gutenberg 15.6 (April 19, 2023) update has added an experimental details block that hides specific content until a user clicks to reveal (like an accordion), and the spacer block now has spacing presets. Also, check the status update on adding support for SQLite in WordPress.
  4. People of WordPress… Marieke van de Rakt is saying goodbye to Yoast and NewfoldDigital with a future focus on investing in open source, sustainable and female-led companies through Emilia Capital. Also, after four years as a Principal Engineer at WPEngine, Mike McAlister is moving to solo adventures in design, product development, and business.
  5. WP Milestones… Courtney Robertson shared about the WordPress Global Community on LinkedIn hitting 10K members milestone. While Paul Charlton’s WPTuts Youtube channel has crossed 150,000 subscribers with over 20 million views – wow!

Quick Bits 👍

Don’t miss this week: Atarim’s Web Agency Summit

This week from April 25 to 28, 2023, mark your calendar for the biggest online event of our space: Atarim’s Web Agency Summit. With over 40+ experts and thought leaders live from the world of WordPress and beyond. I will also feature on a live panel discussion, “From Connections to Clients” on April 26, 2023 at 9am EST.

New Courses & Learning Resources for WordPress Users

New Courses… Mor Cohen has launched an early bird offer for the brand new Conversion By Design course, for you to learn the secrets of designing your brand to be a powerful conversion machine. Also, MasterWP is launching Innovating with AI course on May 01, 2023; the presale for this course is now open to catch up and add AI power to your online business.

Let’s Learn… curious about how to get started with the Builderius builder? Check this free mini course on mastering Builderius builder by Vitalii Kiiko. Also, the team at CertifyWP has released the beginner, intermediate, and expert exams for their WordPress and Design Management credentials.

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Upcoming Events 💬

April 25, 2024: WordPress London Meetup #WPLDN
May 20, 2024: Page Builder Summit, an online WP event.
June 15, 2024: WordCamp Europe 2024 in Torino, Italy.
July 19, 2024: Stellar Spark free online events for WP people.
September 23, 2024: Digital Asset Congress 2024 in Iceland.

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