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Mid Summer Blues It's Episode 519 - We have plugins for Time Wasting, Saving Time, Deliveries ... and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! Orderable Pro, WoPo Minesweeper, One Page Checkout for WooCommerce ....... and ClassicPress options on Episode 519.

It’s Episode 519 – We have plugins for Time Wasting, Saving Time, Deliveries … and ClassicPress Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

Get all the grisly Plugin details and full access to the complete show notes on our website! You can follow the show on Twitter at @wppluginsatoz, and join our Facebook at WordPressPluginsA2Z for the latest in WordPress Plugin related news - some we come across in-between shows, and some we talk about on our weekly show.

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Orderable Pro, WoPo Minesweeper, One Page Checkout for WooCommerce ……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 519.

John’s Intro:

The new magik number is 66, July 1 is the new majik Day. Trust the plan.

With great appreciation for the No Agenda Show for their inspiration of ideas and the occasional stolen sound clip.

This is a value for value show and I look forward to everyone providing some value back.

Before I get started, you will want to hang around to the end of the show for our Q & A segment with Amber…. and to those listening on the podcast, you may want to check out the YouTube version which has some great discussions before the show starts…

Producer Credits:

Show Art:

Daniele Pais —

All the show notes can be found at:
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Ambers’ Rant:

This is #27 of 52 episodes for 2021. Its Episode 519! I hope every was able to survive the heat dome that passed through! I know I felt a bit like I was melting….

Now that it’s cooler, maybe get out and about, go swimming in the lakes and rivers if there are any nearby you, go for a walk somewhere green! Remember though, bring water! Just because it feels a million degrees cooler doesn’t mean it actually is – it just feels cooler comparatively. You still needs loads of water!

Also remember, turn off the media! Have a nap, read a book, enjoy the lazy summer as much as you can! And media/radio/tv will just kill that enjoyment.

Rinse and repeat as often as needed.

We have some news from the world of WordPress for you today as well as some great plugins.

News this week:

PrintNightmare Bug and Microsofts Patch for it – There’s a virus going around called PrintNightmare Bug, and it is using the Print Spool in Microsoft to gain access to your computer, take over and use it remotely. Microsoft has put out a patch, even for Windows 7 to fix this issue. So if anyone else has been finding that their computer is shoving an update down their throat recently, this is the reason for it.

It seems WordPress is making lots of changes, time for me to be contrite and work though it all.

WordPress 5.8 adds support for new Emoji’s – for those of you out there to whom Emoji’s are rather important, this is great news! I have found that there are a lot of people who use emoji’s as a regular part of their speech when typing or writing out just about anything….

WordPress Green Lights In-Person meetups for events! – the only draw back, is that you will have to be vaccinated in order to attend.

Major Revamp coming for GitHub issues – GitHub unveiled new features this week – they are doing a complete revamp of the spreadsheets, custom fields, task lists, issue forms – pretty well anything and everything. A good thing to know if you are a GitHub user.

Email fatigue opens door for cybercriminals – I found this an interesting read, and realized that email fatigue is something that a lot of us, especially these days, are experiencing. Something to be aware of and to think about.

This is the extra news stuff that someone out there might find interesting. To read more, you can head on over to the show notes or newsletter and check it out! If you find something to add for next show, send me a link at

The extras – for even more extra news, check out our Facebook, or Twitter page!

9 ways to customize WP footer by hand & via plugin – this could be useful for people.

Windows 11 focusing on Security – The new release of the Windows 11 is focusing primarily on security. This is a great article just going over the things that they are doing to do this focus on security.

Researchers find smart devices to be ‘ripe for hacking’ – interesting article on why smart devices are not nearly as secure as once thought.

Automattic releases Sketch Block for Drawing – this seems pretty cool! I like the idea of having a sketch capability within the system. Makes signing easier for sure, but depending on how good this is, artists could get A LOT of use out this!

Local Pro free for all users – This could be great news! If Local Pro is something that you have been wanting to get into, you can now get all the pro features for free!

Vivaldi now offers it’s own internet suite: back to the 90’s! – this is a neat idea, launched recently and is already getting a lot of downloads! This is based on the 90’s style, essentially based on the all-in-one kitchen sink release of 1997.

The hall of shame via Automattic:

Matt’s Famous Quotes

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Show Producers

We’d like to acknowledge all the producers who have supported the show in the various ways over the last week.

This weeks show Art Work comes from:

Daniele Pais —

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This week’s Executive Producer/’s are:

A big thank you to all the Producers who came in under $50 and to those who have set up weekly subscriptions they will remain anonymous and I thank you very much.

All these small subscriptions really help the show out.

A big thank you to those who have hired me because of the Podcast, thank you that is as good as donating to the show.

You can Support the Show by:

Yes, I am pimping out my daughter here, if you want to see her very pretty mug in the live stream it is now up to a $500 donation and until it happens that price will continue to go up… At the rate it is going she will never be live. Someone may want to start a Go Fund Me to make her mug live.

Donating money to help the show Donations of $50 and over are credited with an Executive Producer Credit in the Show Notes, and their note is read out on the show.
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Submit plugin suggestions for reviews
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Or something I may not have thought of.

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Off we go into the meat and potatoes, Into the depths of plugin depravity…..

ClassicPress Options

ClassicPress is growing really well, but I just don’t have the time to add reviews on ClassicPress myself. I am always open to reviews sent in by listeners; though unless there is a review sent into me on ClassicPress, I am not going to do more than mention that ClassicPress is a thing, and here are some resources. I hope some listeners out there find this information useful!

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. 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, I just have not time to help them in getting it out there.

ClassicPress Resources:

For some up to date news on ClassicPress check out the ClassicPress Blog.

“Must Have” Plugins List

It seems ClassicPress now has it own repository you can check it here they now have 72 plugins available.

CodePotent’s plugin directory

WordPress Plugins

Are you looking for some great newly released plugins check this link

John’s Plugin

Orderable Pro

The Lowdown:

This is a very interesting plugin that can help you turn your WooCommerce site into a delivery site so you can avoid those ocer prices programs. You can set up to allow deliveries and/or pickups, and set the hours that you allow these things.

There are lots of customizations you can make to allow for a good looking display and order flow and more.

Rating 5 Dragons


John’s plugin

WoPo Minesweeper

Requires:5.2 or higher
Compatible up to:6.4.4
Released:30 June 2021
Last Updated:21 November 2023
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

What everyone needs is another way to waste time while attempting to work on their website or offering a way for visitors to your site a way to waste time. This is the classic game from days gone by, works great and you can waste all kinds of time playing it.

Rating 5 Dragons


John’s plugin

One Page Checkout for WooCommerce

Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:5.7.11
Released:07 July 2021
Last Updated:07 July 2021
(5 star out of 5)

The lowdown:

Make the checkout on your WooCommerce site easier for your users. With this plugin your checkout is made into a single page so they can check out faster and smoother.

Rating 5 Dragons.


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I do want to thank Charlie for coming to the aid of the show and getting our contests all organized. I also want to thank all the developers again for supporting our show with their plugin donations! Please check them out.

Short note about participating in the contests folks. Remember we go to great efforts to get these licenses and look for more participation from you the producers.

Welcome back to our contests!
Congratulations to the Winners of the three lifetime licenses from Blocksy!
Check out the great review given to this plugin from Charlie who was our guest on Episode 515
Luis Hermenegildo – Personal
Martin Wedepohl – Professional
Elson Myer – Agency

1st Place – Agency Lifetime, valued at $299 with unlimited licenses
2nd Place – Professional Lifetime, valued at $199 with 5 sites license
3rd Place – Personal Lifetime, valued at $149 with 1 site license

Enter our new Contest now for Orderable

Making Online Ordering a Breeze and very profitable. Accept pickup or delivery orders for food, goods, products or
services from your business location. Take online ordering to a whole new level with Ordable.

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The plugins we covered were:

John’s Plugins: Orderable Pro – 5, WoPo Minesweeper – 5, One Page Checkout for WooCommerce – 5

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