WP Weekly 165 – Traffic

Which WordPress brand websites receive the maximum traffic? Also, what happens when 100+ plugins are activated at once on a WordPress website? Besides answers to these questions – this issue tracks new acquisition, service launches, free handy plugins, and a sneak peek at the cool 2024 default theme.

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • New Services… Remkus de Vries and Barry Kooij have launched the Scanfully service for beta testers which promises to be a universal dashboard for tracking your WordPress website’s performance and health. Also, 20i Hosting has added an option to upgrade Standard Mailbox to Premium Mailbox which comes with a 50GB storage allowance, along with Contact and Calendar sync.
  • New Free Plugins… the team at WPManageNinja has released the Fluent Comments plugin promising a better comment form and comment spam protection. Also, Joost de Valk has released Less Tags Plugin to tame too many tags mess. For tags that have less than the configured number of posts – it redirects them to the homepage, removes them from the tag listing and Yoast XML Sitemap.
  • New Integrations… the Uncanny Automator 5.1v has added integration for EDD Recurring Payments, Bitly, and Mautic products. Also, Builderius now offers free integrations with CSS Frameworks for WordPress: Automatic CSS and Core Framework.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Product Updates… MemberPress 1.11.7v update comes with Gutenberg Membership Blocks where all MemberPress widgets now also work as Gutenberg membership blocks ready for use in the Block Editor. Also, the Neve Theme 3.7v ‘Sighisoara’ update comes with a new starter site onboarding process and enhancements for improving the user experience.
  2. Services Ecosystem… Code Snippets Cloud is now available for setup that allows you to backup, sync, and share your snippets – and with Code Snippets Pro easily auto sync local and cloud stored snippets. Also, available from October 2023, Cloudflare will allow loading of Google fonts directly from your website thereby enabling better website font privacy and speed performance.
  3. Acquisition & Partnership… Matthaus Klute has acquired the Social Link Pages plugin for $3000 from Corey Maass. It is a small transaction but comes with valuable learning to build a business idea and then pass it to someone more inclined in take it to the next level. Also, Tyche Softwares has partnered with InstaWP which allows users to quickly set up a demo website and experience (click demo on this page) their WooCommerce plugins.
  4. WP Milestones… the Elementor Timeline plugin from the CoolPlugins team has reached the 60,000+ active installs milestone. Also, Marcus Burnette brought to notice that the KitchensinkWP podcast has clocked 500 episodes; congrats Adam Silver!
  5. Events and WordCamps… the team at Elementor is organizing a full-day Dream Web conference in Berlin, Germany on Nov 02, 2023, that will feature keynote sessions, activities, and networking opportunities. WordCamp Udaipur 2023 has been announced and looking for sponsors and speakers, scheduled for Nov 25, 2023.

Quick Bits 👍

Install 100+ Plugins + WP Brands with Traffic

Install 100+ Plugins… what happens to a fresh WordPress website when the top 108 most popular plugins are activated at once? Silvan Hagen shared his findings if the website crashed or worked and which plugin vendors need to rethink their ways!

WordPress and Traffic… Jamie Marsland did keyword research in order to find which WordPress Brands get the most website traffic. The top five websites were: Elementor, WordPress .com, WordPress .org, Elegant Themes, and Barn2.

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Upcoming Events 💬

April 25, 2024: WordPress London Meetup #WPLDN
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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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