WP Weekly 191 – Essentials

It seems many essential features are being covered in-house, be it the upcoming duplicate posts/pages feature in the WordPress core or the launch of Studio tool by WordPress .com team for local WordPress development. Also, included in this issue of WP Weeekly – many new plugins and new feature updates.


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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • New Blocks Plugin… the team at BdThemes, known for Element Pack for Elementor, has launched a new Zolo Blocks plugin for the Block Editor users. It features 30+ free elements for easier layout building with Accordion, Advanced Button, Image Gallery, and more.
  • New WordPress Chatbot… the team at Themeisle has launched an OpenAI powered Hyve AI Chatbot for WordPress users. It trains on your existing content to respond to inquiries, providing accurate and context-aware answers directly. They is also a special launch offer with a lifetime deal at $99.99 for 50 sites.
  • Bricks Element Control… Simrandeep Singh has released a free Bricks Element Manager plugin for Bricks Builder users, which enables you to deactivate or activate Bricks elements from the WordPress admin, allowing more control over elements.

New: Kadence, wpDataTables, FunnelKit, & Aggregator

Kadence White Label… now you can fully control the branding of Kadence Theme and Kadence Blocks in the WordPress admin area with the release of the new white label plugin, available for users of full or lifetime Bundles.

wpDataTables… 6.3v has added a Hidden Dynamic Columns feature for manually created tables with ACF data support and the custom rows per page feature.

FunnelKit Automations… 3.0v has added a new email builder along with a templates gallery, split path automation, global contact activities, and global styles.

Aggregator… WordPress RSS aggregator plugin, 5.0v has a new UI interface for easy usage and a new hub to manage and track your content.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Studio for Mac… Studio by WordPress .com is a free solution for developing WordPress websites locally – it is now available for Mac users and the Windows version is coming soon.
  2. 800 Dell Servers… Hostinger has made its biggest investment in servers to date. It has purchased 800 servers from Dell Technologies and AMD to strengthen the hosting infrastructure.
  3. Posts Curation… Ryan Welcher has updated the free Advanced Query Loop plugin 2.2.3v to include the Posts tool to allow manual curation of content to display on your WordPress website.
  4. Duplicate Content… feature will soon be introduced within WordPress, allowing you to easily duplicate posts and pages content without any additional plugin for such functionality.
  5. Embedding Content… Bjarne Oldrup shared findings after spending four months testing and reviewing several methods to improve privacy and performance when embedding content from YouTube, Spotify, and more using the WordPress block editor embed block.
  6. Plugin Onboarding… Dave Grey has created a quick solution, the Refresh Plugin Page plugin, which automatically refreshes the plugin screen when a button with a class ‘button-disabled’ appears. You can grab this plugin (Links X) for free.
  7. Gutenberg Updates & Next… Gutenberg 18.2v is out with improvements to the pattern overrides experience, and the ability to enable template preview in the post editor for non admin users. Also, check what is coming next in the Gutenberg project.
  8. WP Milestones… Julie Fredrickson shared about registering an account at WordPress .com – which is now 16 years old and going well with 1208 days into writing on the platform.

Quick Bits 👍

  • New look of Code Snippets website, now on Elementor Hosting.
  • WooCommerce is bouncing back well, MJ Cachón shared on X.
  • Rodolfo Melogli shared (Links X) Woo Sale thing, reverted quickly!
  • Preview ‘in the making’ new look of the Plugins directory website.
  • Video: Live building with Elementor, Beaver Builder, Bricks, & more.
  • Follow Up: Refunds due to (Links X) issue with pre-renewal emails.
  • ACF is the 2024 winner of the Plugin Madness Champion contest.
  • Apply to speak at the WP Accessibility Day 2024, an online event.

More: Cloudways, Setary, Groundhogg, & Divi Assistant

Client Billing… Cloudways has launched the Client Billing for Agencies feature to automate billing, the ability to create professional white labeled invoices, and easily accept payments through Stripe.

Team Members… Setary, spreadsheet environment to bulk edit WooCommerce products, has added the teams feature that allows you to add clients or other team members to help manage your stores.

Better Unsubscribe… Groundhogg 3.4v has made the unsubscribe routine better by displaying a form instead of unsubscribe link – enabling you to collect reasons for the unsubscribe by your contacts.

Divi Assistant… a utility plugin for Divi users, has added over 15 new features for import / export, managing global colors, posts and page duplication, SMTP Integration, and email sending tester.


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