It’s Episode 416 and I’ve got plugins for Push Notifications, Managing Files, Improving WordPress Performance, and ClassicPress Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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Pushing towards Episode 420 and looking to have some fun with it.
I have a great set of plugins for you today!
To start off I have a plugin 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 Demetrius Tautu
What they say:
This plugin allows your visitors to subscribe to your push notifications as well as receive push notifications whenever you publish a new post.
The process of subscription is 100% automated and your subscribers will be saved within your DigitalPUSH account.
The process of sending notifications on a new post is also 100% automated and it will notify all your previously subscribed users with the following information:
* Post title ( up to 64 characters )
* Post content without any HTML tags ( up to 128 characters )
* Post permalink
* Post featured image ( If the post has no featured image, a standard bell image will be used instead. The same applies if your featured image is http:// instead of https:// )
The push notification sending process is handled by making a POST call from the plugin to the DigitalPUSH API ( https://api.digitalpush.org/push/ ).
To make use of the plugin you will need an account with DigitalPUSH which can be created here: https://digitalpush.org/register.php
The registration is instant and completely free.
DigitalPUSH is a free to use push notifications service which can be found here: https://digitalpush.org
Rating 3 Dragons
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Big warning on this plugin, you can do serious damage to your WordPress website if misused or if some have higher access than they should have.
This is a great plugin for getting a look around in your files and perfect for those who for not understand FTP or use of cPanel file manager. It allows you to access all the files in your hosting account down to the root of the account so use caution with it. You can use it to edit, move, upload, download, zip files and more.
remember this is powerful and with great power come great responsibility.
Rating 5 Dragons
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ClinicalWP Core (freemium)
This plugin help you tweak your WordPress website performance in many sectors and with some of their addons you can improve performance even further. Here is a list of the items covered in the free version:
Key Features Include:
- Set Max Page / Post Revisions (keep Database slim)
- Set Trash Removal Period (keep Database slim)
- Set Page / Post Autosave Interval
- Customise WordPress System Sender Name & Email Address (Looks More Professional)
- Create Admin / Dashboard Notification Messages
- Numerous Admin Bar Tweaks
- Remove hidden code from Copy / Pasted text
- Add Featured Image Column to Page / post overview. Easily see which pages have featured images
- Enable a growing library of time saving shortcode
- Various quick toggle options, eg: Enable shortcodes in widgets
- Numerous options to improve your site appearance / branding
- Custom CSS & SCSS support
- Login screen customisations inc replace WordPress logo with your own & set colour scheme
- Admin Colour Schemes: Disable ability to change scheme &/or force one of the custom ClinicalWP Schemes
- Set a default user avatar for user comments – improves site branding
- Create a pool of images for Pages / Posts that are automatically used if you forget to add one to a published post
- Force Server to send ‘Keep Alive’ signal to improve site connection speeds
- Enable browser caching (various methods available)
- Optimise Etag Header to improve caching effectiveness (selectable header types)
- Remove QueryString from scripts & resources for better caching & improve GTMetrix / Yslow / Google PageSpeed scores
- Cache user avatars (gravatars) for a site speed boost
- Minify scripts & styles(css)
- Load some WordPress core files direct from wordpress.com for a spped boost
- Set a Content Delivery Network (CDN)
- Enable File Compression to reduce data sizes & improve load times
- Set the memory available to WordPress pages / posts & WP Admin pages
- Enable / Disable WordPress, theme and plugin updates by type
- Enable automatic updating of plugins &/or themes
- Route your WordPress system emails via your dedicated email server for greater deliverability
- Delay publishing of RSS feeds (in case you publish a page/post by mistake, or want to keep new posts exclusive)
- Set the custom excerpt length
- Restrict which content types are visible in site searches
- Ignore Self Pingbacks and prevent those annoying pingback comments
- Enable / disable Debug mode & whether to write error to the log file, screen or both
- Prevent direct access to your debugging log file for better security
- Easily activate and access the WordPress Database Optimisation tool
- Gain quick and easy access to all the data stored in your wp-options table. Make changes with ease
Rating 4 Dragons
Since the release of Gutenberg, and its 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.
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:
You can now listen to the Interview with James Nylen and Michelle Coe from ClassicPress Two of the Leads for the ClassicPress Team, Michelle Coe (lead designer), and James Nylen (lead developer) it is a great interview so follow the link to listen to it.
If you are looking for how to migrant over to ClassicPress check out the great tutorials over at https://omukiguy.com/ from Omukguy some great looking videos on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk_CWbiRCi34etpks2KwNuQ
An interesting perspective on converting from WordPress to ClassicPress article by Elisabetta77 ClassicPress – My journey so far.
I am going to be running an experiment over the next few weeks of migrating a fully mature WordPress website over to ClassicPress and record the results of that for people to see.
The ClassicPress Club
An alternate forum for the non-techies.
“Must Have” Plugins List
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: DigitalPUSH Notifications – 3, File Manager – 5, ClinicalWP Core – 4
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