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It is the final week of Torque’s Plugin Madness 2019 and we are down to our two finalists. Be sure to vote today for your favorite on PluginMadness.com.

We also have a great new update from WordCamp Europe and news about WP Campus 2019.

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This is it, the final week of our Plugin Madness competition. We started with 64 great WordPress plugins and thanks to your help we’ve narrowed it down to just two finalists: Advanced Custom Fields and Elementor Page Builder.

Elementor is a page builder plugin with drag and drop capabilities and an emphasis on responsive design. It replaces the basic WordPress editor with a live frontend editor, so you don’t have to switch back and forth between the editor and preview mode. You can create the layouts visually and see how it looks right away. It also has over 2 million active installs and a near perfect rating with nearly 3,000 five star reviews in the plugin repository.

Advanced Custom Fields is a plugin which allows you to add extra content fields to your WordPress site. These custom fields help you build websites faster and are easy for your clients to use. You’ve probably heard us rave about Advanced Custom Fields in the show before and you may recall that they were the winners of our first ever Plugin Madness competition in 2016.

Now we know that these are two great plugins and were sorry to make you have to choose, but that’s how these things work. To make sure your favorite plugin wins this covetted trophy, be sure to go to PluginMadness.com to cast your vote today.

WordCamp Europe is coming up in June, so let’s check in with the organizers to see what’s in store for this year’s event:

Thanks for that update. Can’t wait to see y’all in Berlin this year.

Speaking of WordCamps, WPCampus a 3day conference that focuses on accessibility and WordPress in higher education. The organizers of this year’s event have announced that it will be happening July 25-27, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. I’m hoping that either Emily or I will be able to make it this year because it sounds like a rad event.

That’s it for this week, thanks to our friends at WCEU for sharing another great update and thanks for all of the folks who have voted in this year’s Plugin Madness. We’ll see you next week to announce our final winner of Plugin Madness 2019.


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