This week wpnews covering up some exiting updates on WordPress where’s divi added AI superpowers some plugin updates and more.
Top WordPress Stories:
- Gutenberg 16.4 has been released with a new auto-inserting blocks experimental feature.
- BuddyPress 12.0 is set to introduce a new Community Visibility feature that gives site administrators the option to restrict access to the community sections of the site.
- WordPress.com Makes a Bid for Google Domains Customers, Offering 1 Million Free Transfers.
- Jetpack Launches Newsletter product. It allows users to send blog posts as newsletters, without the hassle of having to copy and paste from the WordPress editor into another newsletter.
- WordPress is honoring contributors the community has lost over the years through a new memorial page called WordPress Remembers.
- Bricks 1.8.5 makes a new changelog with New Elements for Blogging, Image Mask & Sources, Background Video Improvements.
- SoftLab introducing Integrate Google Drive Plugin v1.2.4. with Improved Gallery Module Added PHP 8.2 compatibility.
- “Bit Assist” has reached an important milestone with over 1000 active installations also they make a changelog Addressed the issue of vulnerability & security of the Bit Assist to XSS attacks.
- Stackable Gutenberg Blocks just released a hot fix update— Version 3.10.3 with new features.
- The Kadence Blocks plugin, which is used on more than 300,000 WordPress sites, has patched a critical vulnerability in its Advanced Form Block file upload capability.
- ConvertKit has updated its official WordPress plugin and WooCommerce add-on to support a range of new features. More than 40,000 sites use ConvertKit’s plugin to integrate their newsletters, email campaigns, and digital products with WordPress.
- WordPress’ Plugin Review team is wading through a backlog that was over 900 plugins awaiting approval earlier this week. The current count has 870 plugins sitting in the review queue, with an average wait time of 61 days before initial review.
- WPastra Introducing Spectra Pro. Pro is for power users who need advanced features for their web design.
- Beaver Builder users can use the AI power in Beaver editor powered by OpenAI via the Beaver Team Pro plugin.
- elegantthemes release Divi AI, a powerful text and image generator built inside of Divi, allowing you to create spectacular images, write fantastic content, and improve your existing website on the fly using artificial intelligence.
- Elementor 3.15v has added much awaited Taxonomy Filter along with an improved Accordion widget with nested items.
- WP Ultimo 2.1.3 is out now with WordPress 6.3 support – plus a number of other updated add-ons.
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WordCamp and Meetups:
- WORDCAMP KAMPALA 2023 – WordCamp Kampala will happen on the 5th and 6th of August 2023 and will be hosted at MoTiv, Old PortBell Rd, Kampala.
- WordCamp Nairobi 2023 – the heartbeat of the WordPress community in East Africa will pulsate from one place – iHub Nairobi on the on the 5th and 6th of August 2023.
- WordPress Community Summit 2023 – will be held August 22-23, 2023, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, located in National Harbor, Maryland.
- WordCamp US 2023 – National Harbor, Maryland August 24-26th, 2023.
- WORDCAMP DENMARK 2023 – on August 26-27, 2023, in Aalborg Portland Park, Aalborg.
- One and all, to the wondrous world of WordCamp Jinja 2023 – happening on Monday 4th – Tuesday 5th September 2023 at Iganga Secondary School.
- WordCamp Netherlands 2023 – This year WordCamp Netherlands will be held on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 September 2023, in Burgers’ Zoo, Arnhem.