This Week In WordPress

Plugin Updates, New Features and a Cache Plugin War

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We’ve got two new releases announced this week from JetPack and WP Rocket – the former seems to be getting better with each release, and WP Rocket continue to improve on their already great plugin.

The market for cache plugins is hotting up and the war between the big three (WP Rocket, W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache) is growing each week. For me, the market leader WP Rocket is leading the way both in terms of speed and product quality.

Which solution do you use?

Top News Stories

  • After the drama with the popular Astra theme a few weeks ago, the WordPress directory now contains a “Delist” status – which provides the WP review team to  hide a theme from the search results, while maintaining the ability for developers to pass updates.
  •  JetPack users will be excited to hear that they are launching a suite of email marketing tools in partnership with the Constant Contact brand.
  • WooCommerce has announced release of version 4.5 – this is a small release which fixes several bugs and is completely backwards compatible should you need to roll-back.
  • WP Rocket 3.7 released with the focus on delaying of JS execution and link preloading.

Quick Snippets

Hot Deals

  • Happy Forms ($49 Lifetime Deal) provide better way to build WordPress forms, sign-ups, surveys, polls, and checkouts.

Featured Tools

  • GeneratePress is a superfast and lightweight theme we use across many of our projects to form a foundation from which to build our custom themes on. They offer both a free and pro option and when combined with Elementor 3.0 – they make an excellent platform for creating a blog or business website.

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