WordPress Watch:

New WordPress tools, plugins & presentations to learn from

Today, I’d like to highlight a couple of valuable news items from the WordPress Community. We saw some great things happening with new solutions and updates to already existing plugins. Enjoy!

WPCampus Online

WPCampus Online happened on January 31 and featured a lot of great content. If you missed out or want to revisit the conference, the website has links to all the slides and speaker information on their schedule page. All sessions were recorded, just like the last time, and will be made available soon.


When you have a blog that needs an editor workflow – most times because you work with a multi-author blog – you’ll probably want something as nifty as the PublishPress plugin. Especially, now that it’s integrated into Gutenberg. PublishPress has introduced a very cool add-on called Content Checklist. It allows you to specify certain requirements your content should meet before it’s published. They have very cleverly integrated this in the new Block Editor’s pre-publish panel.

New tool: WP Acceptance

Our friends at 10up have released a beta of a new automation tool called WP Acceptance. WP Acceptance runs tests against either a local environment (it works best with WP Local Docker) or a WP Snapshot stored in the cloud. Once a working WP Snapshots ID is committed to the project, anyone on the team can run tests against the same database and permalink structure stored in the Snapshot. It’s available in beta now.

Central panel for Wordfence

Wordfence is a very popular firewall and malware scanner solution for your WordPress sites. In other words, it’s meant to protect your WordPress site and keep unwanted visitors out. They have announced Wordfence Central. Which essentially is a new central panel where you can manage the security of all your WordPress sites in one place. Once you’ve created an account on their panel, you’ll need to connect that account with your websites in order for you to control them all in one place. A huge time saver if you’re using Wordfence on a lot of sites.

Looks like a very handy solution and, quite frankly, makes me wonder why there are still not that many plugins using client dashboards like this.

That’s it for this week! Anything I missed? Let me know in the comments!

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9 Responses to New WordPress tools, plugins & presentations to learn from

  1. 먹튀폴리스
    먹튀폴리스  • 1 year ago

    I think is a very best and powerful plugin. This plugin I am Always Using in the WordPress Website.
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  2. Teassist
    Teassist  • 1 year ago

    These seem to be very informative and stunning updates. Thank you for sharing.

  3. laurenlewis
    laurenlewis  • 1 year ago

    Thanks for sharing such good information with us, keep up the good work and keep sharing with us in future as well.

    • Remkus de Vries

      Thank you so much!

  4. Kingstuntz
    Kingstuntz  • 1 year ago

    All are worth it, good as you lost them to help people find them… I currently use Publishpress by the way and it’s worth it!

  5. Michael Babcock
    Michael Babcock  • 1 year ago

    Really appreciate these posts, and I’m not sure why more plug-ins don’t use a centralized dashboard to manage them typically, when you’re administrating a word press site, most have a select series of plug-ins you leverage for each of the sites you admin. So you think that more of those universal plug-ins would use a dashboard to help the admin aspect of their tools. Keep up the awesome work.


    • Remkus de Vries

      Thanks for the kind words, Michael! Much appreciated.

      And yes, centralized dashboards, like we’re doing with MyYoast for example as well, really needs to become a thing. It’s all about the optimized customizer experience, right?

  6. Jimcy Johnson
    Jimcy Johnson  • 1 year ago

    These seem to be very informative and stunning updates. Thank you for sharing.

    • Remkus de Vries

      Thank you, Jimcy!