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It's Episode 460 with plugins for What the Future Holds, Sanitizing SVGs, Sticky Headers, lots of Colour, Displaying Posts and Images and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! Central Color Palette, Sticky Header Effects for Elementor, Safe SVG, Display Posts – Easy lists, grids, navigation, and more, Ultimate Carousel For Elementor, Tarot Card Oracle and other ClassicPress options in Episode 460

It’s Episode 460 with plugins for What the Future Holds, Sanitizing SVGs, Sticky Headers, Lots of Colour, Displaying Posts and Images and ClassicPress Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Central Color Palette, Sticky Header Effects for Elementor, Safe SVG, Display Posts – Easy lists, grids, navigation, and more, Ultimate Carousel For Elementor, Tarot Card Oracle and other ClassicPress options in Episode 460

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Producer Credits:

Show Art:

Sherri Lynn

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Johns Rant:

Its episode 460 and while there is participation this week from you the producers I am still looking for more and while this is helping to push the sword of Damocles off to the side a bit further. Don’t Let Up, Keep the feedback coming….. This is #19 of 52 episodes for 2020..

As we are now 19 weeks into 2020 and 8 weeks into the isolation/lock down game. Our government overlords are coming to their senses at least here in Beautiful BC as they have given us permission (thank You Overlords) to finally get out and meet in groups this May long weekend. I think this beats my record grounding as a teenager. You will just have to imagine what I did to earn that grounding..

So its party time this long weekend, get out and do something.

These are strange times indeed.

So, relax folks take a breath, go for a walk, build a garden and realize that while our world is now changed forever we will get though it. Save your sanity and your Amygdala and find out why your not gonna die by listening to the No Agenda Show

I do have more show spaces coming up for guest hosts, if you would like to join me as a guest host on the show please reach out to me at You can also go to

Today we have a Guest host who has contributed to the show in several ways from submitting plugins to providing most of the great art that has been showcased. He is a graphic designer with years of experience and seems to enjoy WordPress.

Joining me today is Angel Lemus.

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

Let get to the fun we have today.

WordPress News and Info

Before we jump into the news, a quick question about WordPress.

WordPress has seen some boosts during the Rona Virus and I am wondering how many other CMS systems and quick builders have had a boost also. What will happen to the leader as they head down what I feel are crazy paths?

News this week:

Bringing Back Blogs in the Age of Social Media Censorship

ClassicPress free plugin roundup May 2020

How to Prevent Your Clients From Accidentally Deactivating Plugins

Where Gutenberg Went Wrong: Theme Developer Edition
Whether you like the block editor is of little consequence when there is no buy-in from theme authors.

Bringing Back Blogs in the Age of Social Media Censorship
Great article about censorship.

How to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

WordCamp Spain 2020 Q&A: Matt Mullenweg Discusses Virtual Events, Decoupled WordPress, and the Future of Page Builders
Some thought by our benevolent Dictator himself in particular the veiled message that most page builder are going the way of the Dodo.


Matts Famous Quotes

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This Show will not work without you the producers as it is a Value for Value model meaning if your’e getting any value out of it then give some value back and help the show out.

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

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Sherri Lynn

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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:

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ClassicPress Options

ClassicPress is a fast growing fork of WordPress that is starting to come into its own. ClassicPress is focused on Business Websites runs fast and is looking pretty good. 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.

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:

Just a note for my ClassicPress listeners please send me info to help keep the ClassicPress section full.

Random Links to ClassicPress supporters

ClassicPress Resources:

For some up to date news on ClassicPress check out the ClassisPress Club news.
An alternate forum for the non-techies.

“Must Have” Plugins List

To find a listing of ClassicPress specific plugins check out this link there is currently 37 42 49 50 52 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.

CodePotent’s plugin directory

WordPress plugins

Angel’s Plugin

Central Color Palette

Requires:5.2 or higher
Compatible up to:5.3.18
Released:21 February 2015
Last Updated:16 August 2023
(4.9 star out of 5)

Manage a site-wide, central color palette for an uniform look’n’feel.


John’s Plugin

Display Posts – Easy lists, grids, navigation, and more

Requires:3.0 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.5
Released:13 July 2011
Last Updated:03 June 2024
(4.8 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This is a great plugin that gives you a short code to allow displaying posts just about anywhere you can place a short code. You can limit the display by category, setup a grid display and more. Check this one out.

Rating 4 Dragons


Angel’s Plugin

Sticky Header Effects for Elementor

Requires:5.3 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.5
Released:26 May 2018
Last Updated:14 May 2024
(4.6 star out of 5)

Sticky Header Effects for Elementor adds useful options that are missing from the “sticky” header feature introduced in Elementor Pro 2.0. Giving users the option to change the background color and height when the visitor starts scrolling down the page. This allows for a “transparent” menu effect that can become any color, semi-transparent or solid, once the visitor begins to scroll.


John’s Plugin

Ultimate Carousel For Elementor

Requires: or higher
Compatible up to:
Released:01 January 1970
Last Updated:01 January 1970
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This is a pretty great plugin for you. Elementor users to display a great looking carousel on your pages. You can create carousels out of just about anything check this one out.

Rating 4 Dragons


Angel’s Plugin

Safe SVG

Requires:5.7 or higher
Compatible up to:6.6
Released:03 July 2015
Last Updated:05 July 2024
(4.9 star out of 5)

Allow Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) uploads.


John’s Plugin

Tarot Card Oracle

Requires:4.6 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.5
Released:08 May 2020
Last Updated:02 June 2024
(3 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
Become your own Oracle, you can use this to create Tarot reading off your website and pass them along. It will allow you to use any deck you have and define the positions and more.

Rating 4 Dragons..

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Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

Hello John,
Your podcasts are great and well formatted.
Question: I enjoy coding text only websites.
May I directly code everything HTML/CSS in WordPress?
Richard Hopp

I get busy and have a narrow focus so loose track of things please help out here if you can.
*** request for you the producers*** Still need
Hi John.
Been a while, and hopefully everything is going well for you over there.
Wondering if I could pick your brain on a plugin needed for a client? They want to be able to send a quote from WordPress for some products and service, and have the client able to log into WP to approve/question/pay for the quote.
I didn’t see anything in Woocommerce to manage something of this scope, and was wondering if you had any other recommendations?
Keep the faith on the podcast, man. We’re still listening!


Listener Questions

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With thanks back to Martin who won this contest last time. He realized there were no projects he could use it for so it has been recycled back into the show. So we once again have a contest running to give away the key for Event Espresso.

We have a new contest and we are giving away a license for Event Espresso. Running May 8, 2020 until June 10, 2020

Enter for your chance to win either the Event Espresso 4 Everything License or the Event Espresso 4 Developer license.
Event Espresso is a flexible event registration, ticketing, and calendar plugin for WordPress. This plugin can handle a variety of events from organizing an annual conference for your company, holding training courses to teach CPR, hosting art or painting classes, or planning an event to raise money for a nonprofit.
Event Espresso can make your event registration and ticketing with WordPress enjoyable, easy and profitable. The best events registration and ticketing features come standard in the core WordPress events plugin plus fantastic support.
Both support licenses are valued at $300 and the coupon is good for one redemption. You choose which version best suits your needs.

For more about this plugin check out the Interview with Seth Shoults

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After you enter the contest remember to share on social media and you get more chances to win.

For all developers who would like to support the show. You can donate a premium license to be used in a future contest please go to

Closing out this Episode the Plugins We covered were:

Brian & John’s Plugins: Central Color Palette – , Sticky Header Effects for Elementor – , Safe SVG – , Display Posts – Easy lists, grids, navigation, and more – 4, Ultimate Carousel For Elementor – 4, Tarot Card Oracle- 4

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