WP Weekly 183 – Features

This week, it is all about tracking many new features across various WordPress products like SureCart, Themify, LearnDash, Presto Player, Groundhogg, Crew HRM, Yoast, Pods, and more. Also, watch out for the new umbrella brand Startise in the WordPress space and a couple of podcast suggestions.

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • New Plugins… Mike Holubowski, creator of the Solid Affiliate plugin, has launched AnalyticsWP Plugin, promising an easy to understand stats, conversion journeys, and more analytics data collection on WordPress websites. Gravity Wiz has released a new free plugin, Gravity Forms Code Chest for Gravity Forms users for easy implementation of JavaScript and CSS code for all or specific forms.
  • Free & Resourceful… Hardeep Asrani shared (Links X) about the QuickWP tool that promises to create an AI-generated theme for Block Editor (Gutenberg) users in minutes, try it! Aurooba Ahmed shared about releasing a new free course, ‘JS Essentials for WP Devs.’
  • Created with Blocks… the team at MaxiBlocks has added over 2000 templates, this collection now also includes the first ever WordPress navigation block patterns featuring header and menu styles. Nick Diego shared about experimenting with adding a block based mega menu on a WordPress website.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Branding & Price Updates… M Asif Rahman has launched a new core parent group, Startise brand for their products like WPDeveloper, Easy Jobs, Storeware, Templately, xCloud, and more. ShortPixel has launched a new unlimited plan for an unlimited number of websites at $9.99 per month and includes support for WebP/AVIF creation.
  2. The Woo Moves… looks like there is an official Woo AI plugin in the making for artificial intelligence power to the Woo eCommerce experience. The WooCommerce Blocks plugin will no longer be available as the merging of WooCommerce Blocks into the WooCommerce monorepo has been completed.
  3. New Integrations… the Conditional Blocks Plugin 3.1v update has added integrations for three popular plugins, which includes: Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Easy Digital Downloads (EDD), and Paid Memberships Pro (PMPro).
  4. WP Milestones… the dynamic blocks form builder, JetFormBuilder plugin, from the Crocoblock team, has crossed the 50,000+ active installs milestone. Michelle Frechette shared (Links X) about the LGBTQ+Press Empowerment grant, where six people were chosen to receive the fund of $500 each.
  5. Podcasts Buzz… watch out for season 2 of the plugin FM podcast, which is coming on February 27, 2024, featuring many big names like Rand Fishkin, Arvid Kahl, Matt Mullenweg, and more. Also, check this episode of My First Million show where Syed Balkhi shared a few business ideas with Shaan Puri and Sam Parr.

Quick Bits 👍

Tracking New Features across WP Products!

Videos and eLearning… Presto Player 2.2v now has an option to either show time elapsed or remaining for the video directly on the player and also the ability to highlight color to all players within the playlist. LearnDash 4.12.0v has added a new blended learning feature that involves online learning along with a requirement (from either the government or for regulatory reasons) for an in-person exam or classroom-based learning.

Content Management… Groundhogg 3.3v has made the text editor inline with the content rather than opening in a modal popup box. Crew HRM 1.8.0v update has added a detailed employee profile management feature allowing you to add employees with detailed information.

Custom Content and SEO… Pods 3.1v has added a new access rights functionality that enable users to limit how their content types can be used by other users. Yoast SEO 22.1v update has added enhancements to the AI capabilities for the generated meta descriptions and titles on your WordPress website.

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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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