Plugins

WPForms Acquires WP Mail SMTP Plugin

WPForms, founded by Syed Balkhi, has acquired the free WP Mail SMTP plugin from WordPress plugin developer Callum MacDonald. WP Mail SMTP has more than 600,000 active installs and WPForms will allow it to continue to operate as an independent plugin on WordPress.org. Balkhi said the plugin will become the (more…)

Version Control Featured Image

Nealy a year ago, VersionPress 3.0 was released. This version added new search capabilities, bulk undo, and a number of bug fixes. It was the first release since it became a free, open source project. In a post on the project’s development blog, Borek Bernard, co-founder of VersionPress, describes what the (more…)

Weglot Multilingual Plugin Closes $450K in Seed Funding

Weglot, a multilingual plugin which has been in the WordPress market for a little over a year, has closed $450K in seed funding from SIDE Capital. Co-founder Rémy Berda reports that there are now more than 10,000 websites using Weglot and the company has passed 30K€ in monthly revenue. Over (more…)

Jetpack 4.9 Introduces EU Cookie Law Banner Widget

Jetpack 4.9 gives self-hosted WordPress users access to some of the widgets that are available on WordPress.com. One of the most useful ones for European websites is the new EU Cookie Law Banner widget. The WordPress plugin directory has dozens of plugins related to cookie consent, but Jetpack users can (more…)

Shopify Discontinues Its Official Plugin for WordPress

Shopify’s official plugin for WordPress was removed from the plugin directory this week. The plugin allowed users to create “Buy Buttons” for products from their Shopify stores and insert them into WordPress posts and pages using a shortcode. It was built by WebDevStudios and had approximately 9,000 active installations before (more…)