WP Weekly 178 – Launches

Still, in the first month of 2024, there are a lot of new launches to track this week. New Plugins like RoadMapWP , PersonalizeWP, Stripe Risk Score, AI powered FAQs, and a bunch of new add-ons for other plugins. Also, continuing with more ‘2023 Year in Reviews’ to get inspired in 2024!


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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • Interesting Plugins… Get alerted on high risk payments and react to potential fraud payments by viewing Stripe Risk Score in your WooCommerce Orders dashboard through AFL Stripe Risk Score Plugin for WooCommerce. Also, the Notice Plugin has been updated with AI powers, enter your website URL and it will generate a tailored FAQ for your business automatically.
  • New Launches… James Welbes has launched the RoadMapWP WordPress plugin that is designed to enhance user engagement and feedback collection on WordPress websites. Vinny McKee, Founder of WickedPlugins, shared about the launch of WP Easy Email service to fix WordPress website not sending emails or going to spam.
  • Membership Site Features… MemberPress has launched CoachKit promising to be the industry’s first and only WordPress membership coaching platform with all the features baked into one offering. Also, BuddyBoss has launched Reactions Feature allowing users to visually interact with the content through various reaction icons.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Page Builders… Crocoblock has made a dedicated page to highlight five plugins for Bricks builder users, like advanced filters, AJAX search, custom fields, booking, and eCommerce functionalities. WPBakery 7.4v release has added SEO toolkit integration into the page builder for SEO titles, descriptions, and other parameters.
  2. Plugins Updates… Fluent Forms 5.1.7v has added Contact Form 7 migrator and a new admin approval system to manually approve any entries from any forms. After adding integration for the Breakdance builder, the Ultimate Dashboard Pro has added support for Divi builder users.
  3. Gravity Forms Addons… Johnathon Williams has created the Global Search addon for Gravity Forms that allows searching from multiple forms with single search box. Omnisend has released their Gravity Forms Addon that allows the sending of Gravity Forms collected data to their Omnisend email marketing platform.
  4. New Addons Launches… Marcus Burnette has launched the Advanced Composer Blocks, an addon for the Newsletter Plugin, that adds design and content options. For FooGallery (Free and Pro) users, the team has released User Uploads addon, which allows website visitors to contribute images directly from the front end.
  5. Blocks Life… Bjarne Oldrup shared about making the Block Editor user experience better with cleaner options through the MRW Simplified Editor. Also, Gutenberg 17.5v update focus on the editor unification project that combines the Post Editor and the Site Editor into one unified editor.
  6. ACF + Dev Focus… take note of the latest security release of ACF (Advanced Custom Fields version 6.2.5) and also the potential of breaking if you happen to use [ acf field=”field_name” ] shortcode to output unsafe HTML such as scripts or iframes. Kristin Falkner has started WP Fieldwork to share tutorials around modern WordPress development and tools like ACF (Added to the Tools page).
  7. Core Releases… take note of the upcoming maintenance release WordPress 6.4.3 scheduled for January 30, 2024. Also, the release squad formation for the upcoming WordPress 6.5 is now available with Matt Mullenweg as the release lead. The WordPress 6.5 beta 1 is scheduled for release on February 13, 2024.

Quick Bits 👍

Business of WordPress!

Many Thanks for the amazing messages and feedback regarding the goodness of the new Business of WordPress page. It has been updated this week with new info.

Acquisition + Rebrand… Igor Benić has acquired the ZIP Recipes plugin for food bloggers that allows easy creation and management of recipes on WordPress. Formerly known as WP-DXP, with investment and support from Emilia Capital, this plugin has been rebranded as PersonalizeWP and launched with new features.

WordPress Domains… are you looking to buy a few WordPress specific domains? One of the WPWeekly reader, Andrej, is selling a bunch of WP specific domains. Click here to see the domains listing. Also, if you wish to sell WP specific domains – use the contact form to get started (something cooking!).

More, 2023 Year in ‘WordPress’ Reviews!


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