WP Weekly 168 – Newly

A lot of newly released and coming soon things to track this week. There is a new managed hosting launching for dynamic websites and a cool block interaction plugin. Plus, all the new AI stuff for WordPress with CodeWP and Divi Code AI. Also, tracking the upcoming improvements in the WordPress 6.4 release.

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • Launching Soon… the team at BuddyBoss is gearing up to launch Raypd Hosting, a high performance managed hosting for dynamic content memberships, LMS, and online community websites. Benjamin Intal, founder of Stackable, shared an early preview of the upcoming WP Interactions plugin focusing on making blocks more interactive, offering versatile trigger and action capabilities.
  • AI for WordPress… James LePage has re-launched a new CodeWP AI promising to make WordPress easy with the power of AI for code, chat, and much more. Nick Roach and the team at Divi have launched Divi Code AI which can write code, generate CSS, and help you customize Divi websites inside the visual builder.
  • Product Updates… the new WS Form PRO update allows you to calculate the number of characters or words in a form field and further use this with other calculations. Also, the Tutor LMS 2.4.0v update has added a bunch of new enhancements to the learning mode, Tutor calendar, and certificates features.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Fluent Booking Integrations… released last week, the Fluent Booking plugin had a good reception from WordPress folks. WP Fusion now integrates and allows you to sync bookings to contact records in over 50+ CRMs and email marketing platforms. Also, Flowmattic has added integration for this plugin for booking confirmation, complete, confirmed, and canceled triggers.
  2. Blocks Life…. Nick Diego shared about the Block Hooks feature coming in WordPress 6.4 for dynamic blocks, allowing a block to automatically insert itself relative to instances of other block types. This feature can expand to many use cases for sure.
  3. Business of WordPress… Themeum has announced a restructuring plan for future product focus; as a result, they will be yanking off three products: Qubely, WP Mega Menu, and WP Page Builder – and will focus on the newly launched Droip page builder product.
  4. New Launches… Nelson Miller has released a new addon for the SureCart users, Lead Magnets For SureCart that allows customers to skip the cart and checkout process and get the digital download for free by entering their email address in a subscribe box.
  5. WP Milestones… Arun shared about the Image Attributes Pro plugin achieving an impressive 80K+ active installs milestone. Also, Mark Zahra shared about the Spotlight Social Feeds plugin reaching 60k+ active installs milestone.
  6. More WP Milestones… Enrique Chavez shared about his ‘little plugin’ JWT Authentication for WP REST API reaching 50K+ active installs milestone. Also, released recently – the Ollie Theme by Mike McAlister has gained the first 1000 users rather quickly.
  7. WordCamps Action… TheWPWeekly is proud to support the WordCamp Udaipur 2023 event. Wordcamp Manila 2023, the first batch of speakers has been announced. Also, which should be the next host city for the WordCamp Asia 2025, have your say!

Quick Bits 👍

WordPress 6.4 Improvements & Core Updates

WordPress 6.4 Changes… WordPress 6.4 will bring HTML markup improvement to the login / registration page and enhancements to the image loading optimization. Also, the much needed change from the 6.4 version onward, WordPress will not create attachment pages by default for every attachment upload.

More Updates & Core… for easier and more reliable test results, WordPress Core, from now on will use Playwright for all browser based tests. WordPress 6.4 Release Candidate 1 is now available for download for your testing containing 420 enhancements and 445 bug fixes for the editor.

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