It’s Episode 408 and I’ve got plugins for Syncing WooCommerce and QuickBooks, Metric Conversions, Importing/Exporting Users, Username Protection, and Classic Press Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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With that lets dive right into the meat and potatoes. 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.
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WooCommerce to QuickBooks integration makes the industry’s best accounting software even better. With automatic order syncing, InfinitySync facilitates up-to-the-second accounting of every order, every time.
Real-time order sync means real-time accounting. Orders in WooCommerce immediately link to QuickBooks Desktop, saving you time and eliminating entry errors. Keeping flawless books is the first step to business success. InfinitySync streamlines this process by taking out the middle man – you.
InfinitySync links QuickBooks Desktop’s complete inventory management software to your WooCommerce store, allowing both platforms to communicate in real time. That means no more manually adjusting inventory across platforms or worrying about inventory discrepancies.
With InfinitySync you can trust the numbers. Our reliable WooCommerce to QuickBooks integration gives you the full confidence of knowing that you have the complete picture when it comes to inventory management.
InfinitySync not only connects your WooCommerce orders and inventory to QuickBooks, it automatically connects your customer information as well. Now you can easily identify, track and understand the purchasing habits of your retail and wholesale customers.
Rating 3 Dragons
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Single Site License for WooCommerce All Discounts which was reviewed in Episode 405
The Last Discount Plugin you will need for WooCommerce:
Set up bulk discounts by applying a percentage or fixed discount off the quantity of an item ordered by your customer. It is a selling strategy that works for product sellers that want to move unsold products faster.
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The next plugin I have for you is:
I was all set to give this a glowing ranking until I discovered one big flaw. While this plugin is great , simple, works, and does exactly what it is supposed to do (and that is provide a table for converting meters to feet and vise versa), I found you cannot place it on a page due to a lack of a short code.
The plugin works only in a couple page builders. Not the one I am using for the project I need it for and as a widget.
So while it is great plugin, it is not perfect. But the fork of it will soon be. I am forking this plugin to be more usable and be offered by the soon-to-be-launched Plugin Dynamics, a joint venture between Shawn DeWolfe Consulting and JohnOverall.com.
Rating 4 Dragons.
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Next up I have:
This is the second plugin I tested out for doing user imports and exports for the Ultimate Membership Plugin on a project I am finishing up. I found this plugin to be exactly what I needed. It not only imports very cleanly, but makes an initial export so you can have a good CSV file to work from for creating your import of all your members.
If you go with the pro version you can also import and export extra meta data of your users. I opted not to, I just used the free version as I was only working with about 50 members and minimal meta data.
The plugin worked great and performed exactly as expected. You may want to check this one out next when you need to import and export users to your site.
Rating 4 Dragons
Since the release of Gutenberg, and it fallout ClassicPress has garnered allot 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 plugin 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’s ClassicPress plugin is:
Username Protection is a plugin that removes anonymous access to usernames in ClassicPress to help mitigate brute-force attacks. For visitors who are not logged in, usernames are removed from the REST API, feeds, author pages, and prevented from exposure through other common vectors of discovery.
Rating 4 Dragons
And more, this is a community that is growing and many talented people are migrating over to it as it looks to be treating people better.
An older article, but something to think about:
Rebel, Right Now – A Few Thoughts for WordPress Theme and Plugin developers
The ClassicPress editor for WordPress is being used over 4 million times and will lose support in 2022, only 3 years away. If you are one of them you might want to start a plan for moving to ClassicPress CMS. More about it at https://www.classicpress.net/
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 is had a small repository.
Closing out this Episode the Plugins I covered were:
John’s Plugins: Infinity Snyc – 3, , Length Converter – 4, Import Export WordPress Users – 4, Username Protection – 4
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