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With that, let’s dive right into the meat and potatoes. 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 Russ Mate
What they say:
WP Pay Per View lets you sell access to streaming video content. Perfect for anyone who wants to charge a fee for access to video content. Supports Vimeo, YouTube, Amazon S3, and self-hosted videos.
WORDPRESS PAY PER VIEW FEATURES
Offer video access using one-off payments. Just set up your videos as WooCommerce products and add your price.
Sell access to your video content by subscription using a WooCommerce subscription plugin.
Set Viewing Limits
Limit viewers to a certain amount of views.
Allow users to share videos that they’ve purchased access to.
Multiple Platforms Supported
WP Pay Per View provides flexible video hosting options including videos hosted at Vimeo, YouTube, Amazon S3, and self-hosted videos.
Video Preview Limit
You can set the preview video message as well as the length of time of the preview.
Rating 4 Dragons
WordPress news and info
Page speed optimization for WordPress: 8 errors you should avoid
This is an interesting article from WP Rocket on how you can improve your websites speed.
As a further indication that WordPress is moving to a page builder Automattic is Testing an Experimental Full Site Editing Plugin
Your WordPress website may be leaking data an interestinng article on how the REST API leaks info
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The next plugin I have for you is:
This fun little plugin could help you if like me you are a Boy Scout leader. What does it do well its simple enough you simply ad the plugin to your site and enter a short code with the text you want and it displays it as Morse Code this could be used to help your kids learn a lost art.
Rating 5 Dragons
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If you’ve ever had issues with your media library when doing a theme upgrade or for some other random reason this plugin may help you get it all back on track.
It is useful when:
- Really old database is used and there are a lot of problems with Media Library found
- New thumbnail sizes are registered
- Some thumbnail sizes are not used anymore (theme change, upgrade), but image files are still exists
- There are Media Library entries present pointing to image files that don’t exist anymore
- Some entries in Media Library are not displayed, while image files are present (_wp_attachment_metadata meta field corrupted)
- There are a lot of images in wp-content/uploads folder that are no longer used
- There are duplicate attachments pointing to the same image file
- Images are used by website, but you can’t find them in Media Library
- You want to update attachments GUID fields containing old/staging urls
- Detects major database corruptions affecting media library functionality
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:
An interesting article by CodePotent testing the speed of WordPress vs ClassicPress
Check this article from ZigPress and what they have to say about ClassicPress and how they are moving forward in that ecosystem. Quote from the article ” ZigPress is now committed to ClassicPress as a key platform in our business activities.”
Developers for ClassicPress and WordPress
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 is had a small repository.
Closing out this Episode the Plugins I covered were:
John’s Plugins: WP Pay Per View – 4, Scout Tools – 5, Fix Media Library – 4
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