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It's Episode 444 and I've got plugins for Stock Photography, Lazy Loading, Newsletters, and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! StockPack, Lazy Load for GMaps, Boldermail and ClassicPress options in Episode 444

It’s Episode 444 and I’ve got plugins for Stock Photography, Lazy Loading, Newsletters, and ClassicPress Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Its episode 444 half of the perfect 888 and well it is the rise of a new dawn and The Monsoons have returned to Victoria for some wet cost weather,time for some water walking, hunkering down in the Brewery Overlook hoping I wont float away. . We are off and I hearing from folks again and it seems all is not lost lets keep this going…. This is #4 of 52 episodes for 2020.. Working to provide you with the best WordPress/ClassicPress show on the interwebs.

I am still looking for more participation from you my producers this year as the sword of Damocles is hanging over the show. The feed back is starting to pick up but keep it going.

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ClassicPress Options

ClassicPress is a fast growing fork of WordPress that is starting to come into its own. ClassicPress is focused on Business Websites runs fast and is looking pretty good. There are a few plugins specifically for ClassicPress and all plugins for WordPress 4.9.9 work well on it. I do believe it has a future.

One thing I am looking forward to in the ClassicPress World is the expansion of the number of ClassicPress specific plugins and their own repository. Currently there are not a lot of ClassicPress specific plugins but I do know it is going to grow and I’ll have to expand this segment then. Who knows, it could take over the whole show.

This week for ClassicPress I have:

Quiet week for Classsic press this week.

Just a note for my ClassicPress listeners please send me info to help keep the ClassicPress section full.

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An alternate forum for the non-techies.

“Must Have” Plugins List

To find a listing of ClassicPress specific plugins check out this link there is currently 37 42 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.

CodePotent’s plugin directory

WordPress plugins


Requires:4.6 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.4
Released:03 December 2019
Last Updated:09 June 2024
(4.6 star out of 5)

Calara Ionut

The Lowdown:
I fyou use any of the following Stock image suppliers Unsplash, Adobe Stock, Pixabay and Deposit Photos you will want to lookinto this plugin as it make it easy to connect your site up to them and quickly access the stock images and then iport them into your Website.

This is a freemium plugin but they have a very generous package of allowing up to 50 requests per hour not too sure if this means downloading 50 iimages or if you get to load up to 50 images to choose from per hour. On the whole it looks like the free version would serve most people well.

Rating 4 Dragons


Lazy Load for GMaps

Requires: or higher
Compatible up to:
Released:01 January 1970
Last Updated:01 January 1970
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
if you are reaching for thay elusive 100% on Google Pagespeed this may help you get there when your using Google maps. Since odly enought while Google promotes speed many of thiuer serives do nothing but slow down your site.

using this is not as simple as most google maps in that you have to build out your short code manuall it appears but it could be of great help to you.

Rating 4 Dragons


Talking about MailList Plugins and services
While I have a couple of email plugins to talk about I wanted to reference this article since it does what I don’t have the time for at the moment and that is comparing different services.

MailPoet and WordPress Newsletter Plugins vs Mailchimp and Drip

You might also check out this plugin


Requires:5.4 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.4
Released:05 December 2019
Last Updated:20 April 2024
(3.7 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This is a premium service but may be well worth your while to check out if your getting tired of the others or simply looking for a solution.

Rating 4 dragons

You may also want to check out

Mail Poet

This is a great plugin and listen to the interview I did with Kim Gjerstad from MailPoet to find out more.

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Closing out this Episode the Plugins I covered were:

John’s Plugins: StockPack – 4, Lazy Load for GMaps – 4, Boldermail – 4

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