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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 Zharfan Mazli
AppointFox Booking Plugin
What they say:
Google Calendar, multi-language support, accept group bookings, ability to handle local and PayPal payments. The customer only pays a single price for all the premium features. There will be more features coming up soon.
What I say:
They provide a great test site with a full admin setup so you can see how it works in the back end. It looks like it is pretty complete. It might even be a competitor with the current system I use for booking all my appointments. It has full Google calendar integration in both directions. Just from the demo site, it looks pretty good.
Rating 4 Dragons
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Next up I have:
Gravity Forms Dropbox Add-On
This is a premium plugin addon for Gravity Forms and if you have been a listner for very long you will know I do like Gravity forms allot. Overall it is a great plugin and has so many addons for it that it often fits the bill when nothing else seems to work great.
I used this plugin for the new Cover Art submission process after looking at several possible solutions and not finding anything that was just simple.
This add-on for Gravity Forms allows you to create a form to accept file submissions and to decide what formats of files you will allow to be uploaded. It then will send the files to a Dropbox folder so you can have easy access to them.
It works great and does not take that long to get all setup.
Rating 5 Dragons.
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next up I have:
http://cmscommander.com/members/aff/go?r=2281 < Affiliate Link
It was time I brought this one back again since I have had inquires the last couple months about Site Managers. This is the one I settled on a few years back now 7 now and have been very happy with how it performs. The link is an affiliate link (one of the few I still use).
So what can you do with it? Well it allows you to monitor as many sites as you need in one place, you can do bulk updates, check on backlinks, site speed, up time stats and more.
You can setup a default site for deployments and then use it to clone new sites for fresh starting. It can perform site backups and you can even make bulk posts to multiple sites from the dashboard.
This plugin has lots of features for pretty much all that you do on a WordPress website.
Rating 5 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:
Choosing Classic Press
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: AppointFox Booking Plugin – 4, Gravity Forms Dropbox Add-On – 5, CMS Commander – 5
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