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I have a great set of plugins for you today!
To start off I have a couple plugins that I have yet to use but thought you might want to know they exist. Keep in mind the ratings are based off the descriptions on their site and using their demo if available.
Sent in by Kuldip Patel
What they say:
Add shipment tracking information to your WooCommerce orders and provide your customers with an easy way to track their orders. Shop managers can add shipment provider, tracking number and date to orders, the customer will receive the tracking info in the “Completed” orders email and the tracking info will display in Customer accounts under order history. This plugin provides more than 50 shipping providers and you can also add your own custom providers.
- Add Shipment Tracking info to orders in order admin – shipping provider, tracking number and date.
- Add multiple Tracking numbers to orders
- Order shipment tracking info + tracking link will display on user accounts
- Order shipment tracking info + tracking link will be added to “completed order” emails
- More than 50 default shipping providers
- Add custom shipping providers
- Select which shipping providers to display in the shipping providers dropdown
- Select default shipping provider
- Rename the Completed Order status to Shipped (Optional)
- Enable a New Custom Delivered orders status (Optional) – No email is being sent to customers for this status. orders with delivered status will be included in WooCommerce reports. we add “Change Status to Delivered: in the bulk order actions in orders admin and single order admin.
- If you choose to set the custom order status “delivered”, you can activate “delivered” order emails that will be sent to your customer once the order is marked as delivered (in WooCommerce emails settings)
Rating 3 Dragons
Sent in by Ivan Zambouka
What they say:
This plugin allows users quickly book a table in your cafe or make a restaurant reservation. Also it can be used for co-working, internet cafe (cybercafe) and nightclubs.
- Rich schedule settings: opening hours, week days, holidays, siesta…
- Custom email notifications for admin and guests
- Selectable tables for reservations (one table can’t be reserved by different people simultaneously, e.g. no collisions)
- Add and edit bookings from the admin panel
- Check correctness of user-input data (date, party, time, name, email, phone, message)
- GDPR compliant
Pro Version :
- Unlimited venues: restaurants, cafes, clubs etc.
- Advanced reservations manage system: create/delete reservations
- Each venue has its own page and booking form
- Selectable duration of visit
- Quick support (<12 h.)
Rating 3 Dragons
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The next plugin I have for you is:
If you are working on a WooCommerce website and are in need of offering discounts for bulk purchases, this may be a plugin for you. It allows setup in the free version of discounts for multiple purchases same product, Total order discounts, category discounts, discounts on variable sizes etc.
Pretty decent to setup and seems to work ok.
Rating 4 Dragons
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Next up I have:
If you have a newspaper site or trivia well pretty much anything and want to add a little fun and interaction to your site you can add this simple little plugin. It let you create a Crossword Puzzle to be placed on your site using a short code.
All you need to do is set up the words and clues and insure that letters from words are used to start other words. The plugins then creates the crossword setup for you. Simple to setup and use. Seems to work quite well.
Rating 5 Dragons
Since the release of Gutenberg, and it fallout ClassicPress has garnered a lot of attention. This is a fork of WordPress and is focused on Business Websites and is looking pretty good. It does seem in the past few months ClassicPress is coming into its own a bit and with some plugins now being created specifically for ClassicPress I do believe it has a future.
This weeks ClassicPress plugin is:
While Elementor is a page builder theme it is also a plugin. Since I have adopted it for sites going forward I wanted to see how it performs on ClassicPress and well so far it is is great. I am of course using the Pro version of Elementor and the install and setup went smoothly. I am also using The customized Jello theme from JezWeb at https://www.jezweb.com.au/ who has taken the Hello theme and customized it up for a much cleaner look and feel.
Rating 5 Dragons.
I am in the process of setting up my first pure ClassicPress website and running experiments at the same time. I noticed that it is pretty clean on install with minimum amount of junk on initial install. I realize a couple things are needed by new users such as a sample post and page and a couple themes to choose from. So I thought I would run my standard first install plugin “Tasks After Install” which cleans everything up. Seems it does too good a job probably due to not recognizing ClassicPress. It removed all the themes except the basics needed to run the admin area. I do like that there are no junk plugins auto installed in ClassicPress.
I noticed that when you are doing a search using the repository it show you right away if the plugins are compatible with your version of Classic Press. You can also search with the tag “ClassicPress” to find plugins made to work in ClassicPress
To find a listing of ClassicPress specific plugins check out this link https://forums.classicpress.net/t/plugins-built-specifically-for-classicpress/1011?u=codepotent there is currently 37 plugins here and growing I look forward to the day they have their own repository. I can still recall WP when it had a small repository.
Closing out this Episode the Plugins I covered were:
John’s Plugins: Advanced Shipment Tracking for WooCommerce – 3, Table Reservation – 3, Woocommerce All Discounts – 4, WHA Crossword – 5, Elementor – 5
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