WP Weekly 174 – Prices

Now that the Black Friday discounted season is almost over, here comes price revisions, especially for two page builders Breakdance and Bricks. Also tracking this week’s updates to WP Social Ninja, Meta Box, Yoast SEO, Gravatar, and more.

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • Page Builder Prices… Louis Reingold shared about price changes for Breakdance with new plans: 25-site plan at $199.99/year and the unlimited plan at $299.99/year. Also, Thomas Ehrig shared about the upcoming price changes for Bricks Builder with lifetime plan changing from $249 to $599 and new yearly plans from Jan 15, 2023.
  • New Free Plugins… the team at Omnisend has released the free Gravity Forms Add-On, allowing the automatic sending of the form data and contact information to Omnisend. Also, the Merchant plugin with over 40 modules to enhance WooCommerce store was released a while back, and now the free version of Merchant plugin is available in the plugins directory.
  • Upcoming Features… Breakdance 1.7v beta comes with many features like optimization for massive WooCommerce stores, password protection for design sets, and the ability to edit Rich Text elements with the TinyMCE editor. Also, the upcoming FunnelKit 3.0v packs in a lot of changes like Funnel Builder with a new dashboard and detailed global analytics, while FunnelKit Automations comes with all-new email block builder.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Data and Social Display… Abandoned Cart Pro 9.4.0 has introduced integration with Google Sheets allowing real-time export of all the abandoned cart data to Google Sheets. Also, WP Social Ninja 3.12.0v has added a new template for Facebook feed , the ability to fetch Facebook reviews or add manual reviews for Woo products.
  2. Interesting Updates… Meta Box has added a new icon field type allowing you to select an icon from a predefined icon library and display it in the front-end as usual stored value in other field types. Also, Yoast SEO 21.6v brings Generative AI for WooCommerce SEO that allows AI powered titles and meta description text.
  3. Got Noticed… Gravatar got a big update and is now almost a perfect tool to build your online profile page showcasing important web links; check the profile page of Matt Cromwell for some inspiration. Also, Patchstack has announced the next generation of protection engine promising more efficient application layer protection that comes with greater vulnerability coverage.
  4. Business & Tools of WP… WordPress plugins shop at CoolPlugins.net has acquired the dot com version, CoolPlugins .com domain for $2800, as shared by their co-founder, Satinder Singh. Also, after eight years with ActiveCampaign, Jack Arturo shared why and how they are switching to self hosted FluentCRM for email marketing of WP Fusion and Fatal Error Notify plugins.
  5. WordCamps Action… check the organizing team members of the WordCamp Europe 2024 with lead organisers: Juan Hernando, Takis Bouyouris, and Wendie Huis in t veld. Also, check information about Matt Mullenweg’s session scheduled for March 09, 2024, at 4 PM at the upcoming WordCamp Asia 2024 event.

Quick Bits 👍

The WP Awards 2023: Voting Ends

After many busy weeks of vote submissions, the voting at The WP Awards 2023 has ended. Watch out for the results next week as I process the submitted vote data. In the meantime, do check sponsors of the 2023 edition of The WP Awards – InMotion Hosting, 20i Hosting, Pressable, Unlimited WP, Meta Box, and Slim SEO.

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