WP Weekly 199 – Packed

This issue is packed with various product updates, all new plugin releases, and many core updates. Plus, relive the WordCamp Europe experience with stories and images shared by various folks.


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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • Advanced Elementor Forms… the team at Cool Plugins has released a new Cool FormKit For Elementor Forms plugin that adds more features to the Elementor Form Widget like: conditional fields, range sliders and country code.
  • Find Website Problems… automatically check your WordPress website for potential problems with the new SiteCare Score Plugin which looks for issues related to SSL, PHP, Hosting, Outdated code, email deliverability, and more.
  • Upcoming Sure Product… got noticed a new product from the ‘Sure’ family of products. Check the free version of the Sure Forms plugin for creating contact forms on your WordPress website.
  • Search & Replace on WP… Syed Balkhi’s WPCode has released a new free Search & Replace Everything plugin that promises easier content management with the ability to replace text, images, and more.
  • Woo Custom Shipping… Ahmed Mohammed Nagdy has released his 4th plugin, free Custom Shipping Zones for WooCommerce plugin, which allows you to create detailed shipping zones.

New: Elementor, WPExtended, MB CPTs, Max, ShopWP

Elementor… 3.22.1v of Elementor has added a Off-Canvas Widget, which you can trigger to open and close a container from a link and slide into view on a page.

WP Extended… 3.0.0v is a big update that comes with the entire UI and UX overhaul along with new modules like Layout switcher (List / Grid).

MB CPTs & Custom Taxonomies… has been refreshed with new UI using the block editor’s components making it look modern and familiar to the Block Editor.

Bricks & Woo… Max Addons for Bricks Builder 1.10.0v has added feature to display Stock Progress Bar and Free Shipping Bar on WooCommerce store.

ShopWP… sell Shopify products on WordPress, 8.8.0v has added support for all subscription apps, open checkout in popup, and a new Divi extension.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Hosting Buzz… Bluehost has launched an agency partner program providing access to discounts, free cloud hosting, priority support, and education. Tomzur shared (Links X), from now on – Kinsta’s website migration service will include free malware removal.
  2. WP Perspectives… Is the WordPress future bright? James Giroux shared 11 reasons with an explanation. Sam Alderson has highlighted the need to elevate the standards of the WordPress Photo Directory for higher quality photo listing.
  3. WP Beta & Gutenberg… WordPress 6.6 Beta 3 is now available featuring more than 50 updates. Also, Gutenberg 18.6 released with background image support for Quote, Verse, Post Content blocks.
  4. Learn Overrides… pattern overrides are coming to Synced Patterns in WordPress 6.6 release. Check the introduction to overrides by Nick Diego to learn about this useful feature addition.
  5. Design options per block… Birgit Pauli-Haack shared a table highlighting which design tools are available per block like align, typography, color, dimension, border, layout, and gradient.
  6. Core Dev Focus… theme .json is upgrading to version 3 and is recommended when your minimum supported WP version reaches 6.6 – for font and spacing size changes. Also, note the upcoming changes to Options API for disabling autoload for large options.
  7. Acquisition Train… Ahmad Hussein has acquired (Links X) the Ai Bud plugin, AI Content Generator WordPress Plugin, from Çağdaş Dağ – and shared the learning during this acquisition process.
  8. WordCamp Action… the call for organizers for WordCamp Europe 2025 is open until August 31, 2024. Also, tickets are available for the upcoming WordCamp Canada 2024 scheduled for July 11-13, 2024.
  9. WP Milestones… WordPress booking plugin, WPAmelia is celebrating 6th birthday. Alexander Gilmanov, founder, shared an interesting video (LinkedIn) and the fact, Amelia, is his daughter’s name! While Vikas Singhal shared (Links X) about InstaWP crossing the one million websites milestone.

Quick Bits 👍

WordCamp Europe: Sponsorship Value & Date Conflict

WordCamp Sponsorship Value… Maarten Belmans from Wombat Plugins shared a detailed breakdown of the 4,258 USD spent on WordCamp Europe sponsorship and the overall experience. Katie Keith from Barn2 initiated an informed discussion (Links X) by asking, “Is it even worth having a Barn2 booth next year?”.

Next WC EU Date Issue… next WordCamp Europe 2025 is scheduled to take place in Switzerland from June 5 to 7, 2024. However this date overlaps the most important religious holidays in the Muslim calendar, Eid al-Adha. Shahjahan Jewel has written an open letter to highlight this and event organizers to take note of this conflict.

WordCamp Europe: More Cool Recaps & Images

WordCamp EU Recaps… Vova Feldman from Freemius shared recap of WC EU 2024 attendance along with photos of familiar people. Katie Keith’s recap of being the first time speaker and losing her suitcase. James LePage summed the WC EU experience as ‘Inspirational’.

More Recaps… Check more interesting recaps full of pics and event journeys from: Greyd Suite, Nitropack, Kestrel, Atarim, and Patrick Posner.


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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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