Allie Nimmons asks members of the WordPress community what we can expect to see in 2020: core, conferences, companies, and community.
There’s a lot to look forward to in 2020 in the WordPress world. At Impress, we asked developers, Automatticians, bloggers, and many other WordPress community members what they had up their sleeves for the coming year. This is what they told us. A new year, a new decade. In the past ten years, we have seen significant and notable growth in the WordPress ecosystem. The past year alone held some of the best of it, and so we were curious about what 2020 might bring. From WordPress Core itself to events to new products and company news, here are some of the biggest and most exciting things to look forward to in 2020.
What to Expect in WordPress Core
WordPress Core is the nucleus around which everything else rotates. It’s the heartbeat that keeps everything else flowing. That makes the 2020 Core Roadmap one of the most exciting and impactful things coming this year.
At this time, there are 3 major Core releases planned for 2020: March, August, and December. We can expect new and powerful things like:
a navigation menu block,
custom block-aware content areas for themes,
widget areas to support blocks,
block directory search and install,
automatic plugin, theme and major code updates,
Scott Deluzio has purchase Quick Checkout for WooCommerce from Impress.org. We think it's a great fit and he'll take the plugin to the next level.
As of December 1, 2018, Quick Checkout is now owned and maintained by Scott Deluzio. As announced earlier this year, part of our rebranding effort was to find a new home for Maps Builder and Quick Checkout. After several weeks negotiating multiple offers, we’re proud to announce that Quick Checkout has a new owner. Scott Deluzio is well-known in the WordPress community for his ability to maintain and develop a wide array of quality WordPress products. His current offerings include Privacy WP, Fullscreen Background Images, WP 1099, WP-CRM System, and his most popular plugin: Conditional Checkout Fields. Quick Checkout is an excellent companion plugin to Conditional Checkout Fields.
Scott’s customers know his commitment to high-quality code and technical, patient, and results-oriented technical support.
As we prepared for the sale of Quick Checkout, we ensured that any new owner would enjoy a new logo and fresh website. We’re happy to see that Scott has launched the new site with that new vision and creativity.
We also had a version 2.0 that was already far in development. As Scott indicates on his announcement post, he’ll be reviewing the 2.0 version and listening
Love the new rebranding by these guys! Stellar job. Especially the slogan: “Code for Good.”
We are extremely excited to announce that we’re rebranding our company with a new name, new logo, and new website. As of today, we are no longer WordImpress but Impress.org:
Here’s a little insight into why we are rebranding and what this means for our future.
Impress.org now serves as our corporate identity and showcase for our growing product offerings. No products will be sold on the site directly, but we will continue publishing relevant and thought-provoking articles.
Our new identity signifies a few important concepts for us, which are summarized fairly clearly by our new slogan: “Code for Good.”
With the tremendous success of our flagship product, GiveWP, we felt compelled to arrange our entire company around the idea of bringing more good into the world through our products. This means a lot of things:
Our products must “impress” and do real good in the world.
Our company must “impress” and be a place where our employees feel they are doing good in the world.
Our customers must benefit from development and support best practices that press forward and help them succeed online.
What does this mean for our existing products?
The Maps Builder free and Pro plugins are looking for a new home. This page provides all the details.
For sale is an established WordPress plugin with a strong presence on the WordPress.org Plugin Directory. The plugin was created in 2014 as a free plugin on the WordPress.org Plugin Directory. The Pro version was created a year later and sold exclusively from WordImpress.com. Google Maps are the defacto go-to solution for online maps and Maps Builder Pro quickly was recognized as an intuitive and powerful way to create and embed Google Maps directly on your WordPress website.
Maps Builder Pro is priced at $57.99 for a single-domain use. That has proven to be a price-point that customers are happy to pay. It also sells at $79.99 for up to 5 sites, and $129.99 for up to 15 sites.While the advanced features that the Pro version provides are powerful, a new owner would be wise to consider implementing more advanced features like a store locator, or Google Maps’ drawing feature. Features like that, when well announced to existing and potential customers, can help see an immediate increase in sales.
Active Installs and Customer Count
Maps Builder free currently boasts 30,000+ Active Installs on wordpress.org and is rated at 4.3 Stars out of 5. At $0.80 per active install,