WP Weekly 198 – Busy

Many WordPressers were busy at the WordCamp Europe event, as evident by the super busy WCEU hashtag posts on X (Twitter). In this issue, what got acquired and what is venue country of the next WordCamp Europe?


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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • Course for Beaver Users… Joshua Long has released WordPress & Beaver Builder for Beginners course to help with the journey of going from a WordPress novice to a Beaver Builder pro.
  • New GeneratePress Templates… Kyle Van Deusen has released SimpliCloud Template ideal for plugin developers or software companies. Mike Oliver has released new Agency Template available for the WB Collective members.
  • Repeatable Form Fields… Jared Atchison shared (Links X) about the latest WPForms 1.8.9v with the repeatable fields feature which allow users to dynamically add more data for existing form fields.

New: Astra, FlyingPress, PersonalizeWP, & Bricks

Astra Theme… 4.7v has added pre-made header layout options in the form of header presets and also added the native option to upload SVG format logo.

FlyingPress… 4.14v has introduced GZIP page caching for GZIP pre-compression of cached files that results in 80% reduction in cache file size and more performance.

PersonalizeWP… 2.2v has added new access control features for blocks, the ability to use visitor profile data like name, email, country in you content blocks. It has also added integration with the WS Form plugin.

New Bricks Release… 1.9.9v of Bricks is now available with over 70+ changes with progress towards the 2.0v release. The big change is for ‘contributor’ user role , which can now only edit their own Bricks created posts.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Hosting Buzz… 20i Hosting has added Node .js optimised cloud servers, support for Razorpay through HostShop, and auto purge of cache now done in the WordPress manager.
  2. New WP .com Dashboard… users of WordPress .com can look forward to the newly introduced unified dashboard that allows you to manage and view all your (multiple) websites and domains.
  3. Dev Focused… Ryan Welcher has published a detailed guide to Transients API covering saving, retrieving, and removing a transient along with relevant code examples.
  4. Core Update & Bug Bounty… WordPress 6.6 Beta 2 download is now available. Also, bug bounty reward has been doubled for the period between Beta 1 and the final Release Candidate (RC), which is scheduled for July 9, 2024.
  5. Acquisitions Train… Ionut Neagu from Themeisle has acquired (Links X) ‘Redirection for Contact Form 7’. This plugin has over 300,000+ active installs, and the pro version is priced at $99 and $199.
  6. WP Milestones… the team at Melapress is celebrating the 11th Anniversary of the WP Activity Log plugin with the 5.0v release which includes a revamped reports module, MainWP support, and more.

Quick Bits 👍

WordCamp Europe 2024… Action & Next!

Event Videos… Catch various sessions from the WordCamp Europe 2024 event via the official streams: Day 1 sessions Track 1 and Track 2, Day 2 sessions Track 1 and Track 2. Also, check out Matt Mullenweg’s keynote presentation which was followed up by the Q&A session with the audience.

Next WordCamp Europe… Basel, Switzerland, will host the next WordCamp Europe 2025, which will be held from June 5 to 7, 2025. Also, see highlights for more information on the WordCamp Europe 2024 event which saw over 2,584 attendees.


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Upcoming Events 💬

✅ The WP Awards 2024: Call for Sponsorships is now open.

July 11, 2024: WordCamp Canada 2024 in Ottawa, ON Canada.
July 18, 2024: WordPress in higher education, an online event.
July 19, 2024: Stellar Spark free online event for WP people.
July 25, 2024: WordPress London Meetup, 6.30PM BST.

September 17, 2024: WordCamp US 2024 in Portland, Oregon.
September 23, 2024: Digital Asset Congress 2024 in Iceland.
October 09, 2024: WordPress Accessibility Day 2024, online event.

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