WP Weekly 196 – Price Hike

Two prominent plugins have increased their pricing this week, are you thinking about doing the same? Also in this issue: new plugins for affiliates, blocks collection, and extending FluentCRM. From the business world, Hostinger Hosting recorded its first profit and there is a new acquisition.


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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • New Affiliates Plugin… Alex Standiford is gearing up to launch Siren Affiliates plugin, which promises to be the ultimate solution for affiliate management for WordPress sites, and launch LTD at $49.
  • New Blocks Plugin… Tushar Imran, founder of Academy LMS, has released a new free aBlocks plugin featuring a set of additional blocks for easier block based layouts building.
  • Extend FluentCRM… Nazar Hotsa has released free Neat Extras for FluentCRM that allow you to extend FluentCRM with smart codes offering spintax support and random number generator.
  • WordPress Inspiration… Towhid has launched a Web Examples project featuring some of the best WordPress websites along with plugins these use for much needed WordPress inspiration.

New: SEO Alerts, Bricks Tables, Dynamic Content & Woo

SEO Alerts… SEOPress 7.8v will send SEO alerts by email or Slack for 3 critical SEO checks – homepage noindex, robots .txt and XML sitemap index fail to load.

Table for Bricks… Max Addons for Bricks with Nestable Table allowing you to nest various elements and dynamic table with search and pagination features.

Dynamic Content for Elementor… 3.0.0v update has added a special version of the Dynamic Shortcodes plugin free at no additional cost, with advanced features.

FluentCRM… 2.9.0v has added Dynamic Woo Coupons feature to create coupon tag to generate unique WooCoomerce discount coupons for your contacts.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Price Hike after June 01… price of Paid Memberships Pro has gone up from $397/yr to $597/yr for new users, purchases before June 01 will have old pricing. The price of WP Fusion plans has been revised: $247 to $297 (1 site, no addons), $347 to $427 (1 site with addons), $540 to $647 (unlimited sites with addons).
  2. More Block Patterns… Pedro has updated the free patterns collection, which now includes 100+ free patterns that work on any WordPress theme and a paid offering of 10+ full page patterns.
  3. Studio for Windows… free and open source local WordPress development tool Studio from WordPress .com is now available for Windows users, besides the existing Mac version, try out.
  4. WP Milestones… Benjamin Denis shared heartfelt thanks for 1000+ reviews for SEOPress. Adi Spiac shared (links X), TranslatePress has reached 10M downloads and 400K active installs. Gaurav Tiwari’s ‘Dynamic Month & Year into Posts’ plugin has crossed 7000+ installs.
  5. WordCamp Asia 2025… mark your calendar for February 20, 21, and 22, 2025 for the next WordCamp Asia 2025 event. The venue will be Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines.

Quick Bits 👍

  • Divi users: About Divi 5 migration and backward compatibility.
  • Matt shared 11 opinions as WordPress celebrates its 21st bday.
  • Dave Foy’s Youtube Channel has crossed 20K subscribers.
  • WP Product Talk, podcast website with a new look and branding.
  • WP Wonder Women is a new WP newsletter for and by women.
  • WordPress 6.5.4 RC1 download now available for your testing.

Updates: Cloudways, Fluent Support, & Bit Integrations

Malware Protection… Cloudways has introduced a new Malware Protection add-on, powered by Imunify360, starting from $4/app per month, promising to automatically remove detected malware without any intervention.

Fluent Support 1.7.9v with new Activity Reports feature which enables you to predict which day and what time you will most likely face ticket overload.

Bit Integrations… has added Academy LMS Integration allowing various actions on course enroll, lesson complete, course complete, reset user progress, and more.

Biz & More: 1st Hostinger Profit, Acquisition, & Victory

Hostinger first year profit… Hostinger has achieved first year of EBITDA profitability, reaching € 2.4 million. Also in 2023, the consolidated revenue increased by 57% year-over-year to €110.2 million.

Acquisition Train… Benjamin Rojas from All in One SEO, which is part of Syed Balki’s WPBeginner growth fund, has acquired LowFruits, a keyword research tool to discover low-competition and high-potential keywords.

Automattic’s Victory… the team at Automattic shared about the victory for freedom of expression online – regarding the takedown demands from Turkey (Republic of Türkiye) and supporting bloggers against those.


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