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It's Episode 483 with plugins for Images, Delivery Dates, Gifts, Partial payments, Favourite Boxes, Barcodes, and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! Deposits and Partial Payments for WooCommerce, WP Image Sizes, Order Barcode Plugin, Select Delivery Dates Woo, Halloween Box, Gift Hunt, and ClassicPress options in Episode 483.

It’s Episode 483 with plugins for Images, Delivery Dates, Gifts, Partial Payments, Favourite Boxes, Barcodes, and ClassicPress Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Deposits and Partial Payments for WooCommerce, WP Image Sizes, Order Barcode Plugin, Select Delivery Dates Woo, Halloween Box, Gift Hunt, and ClassicPress options in Episode 483.

John’s Intro:

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 segment with Amber…. Also 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:

Angel Lemus —

All the show notes can be found at:

Johns Rant:

The Answer to Life the Universe and Everything……………………..

This is #42 of 52 51 episodes for 2020. Its Episode 483 and we are now only 9 weeks away from the end of the year and the show is moving into new directions. We are now 43 weeks into 2020 and 32 weeks of the Rona, I find it hard to believe they are still pushing this crap on us, but I guess they need to keep the sheepole scared for the great reset.

If you want your life and sanity back now is the time to turn away from Social Media and the M5M folks. Claim back your sanity and life. Go out into the real world without a useless paper mask, meet and talk to real humans, relax and do not be afraid.

Find yourself an Oasis like the one at The Rogues Tavern, a place where you can check out from the world, unplug and recharge your soul.

Heal Your Soul in a few short weeks by:

Minimizing or eliminating your M5M exposure,

Stop using FaceCrack

Make your own little part of the world a better place to be.

Inspire others around you to do the same.

Don’t worry about things you cannot control.

Stop accepting and doing things that are not be your best interest.

Work in your best interest while at the same time respecting and helping others, the rewards will follow.

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

Let’s get to the fun we have today.

WordPress News and Info

News this week:

The 2020 WordPress and PHP 8 compatibility report

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: October 2020, Part 2

Nailing First Time User Experience (FTUE) for WordPress Plugins & Themes

Clear your mind

The hall of shame via Automattic:

Matt’s Famous Quotes

Donor – Support

Show Producers

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.

Start by Subscribing to the newsletter for additional information and get out there round them up and rope them all in, Belly up to the bar and enjoy. Spread the word about WP Plugins A to Z and catch it live every Thursday at noon PDT on my YouTube Channel.

I’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:

Angel Lemus —

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.

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Or something I may not have thought of.

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

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 55 57 58 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

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

John’s plugin

Deposits and Partial Payments for WooCommerce

Requires:5.5 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.5
Released:28 October 2020
Last Updated:16 July 2024
(4.9 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

If you’re building out a WooCommerce store and looking for a way to possibly increase sale this may work for you. This plugin will allow you to set a deposit your clients can pay for your product or service.

The main limitatiion on the free version is that they can only do either a deposit or pay in full in same order you need the pro version to allow both.

Rating 4 Dragons


Amber’s Plugin

Select Delivery Dates Woo

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

The Lowdown:
A plugin designed for Convenience.
I wasn’t able to fully test this one out, though it seems fairly straightforward.

A bit of warning, it is rather far down the page when you are searching up the plugin, so don’t just look for it in the first few rows.

Total freebie, and brand spanking new!

You download the plugin, activate it, and it automatically becomes an option for your customers.

So far as I can tell, you can’t tell it to deliver the next day. If the general delivery date takes 8-12 business days though, as a customer, you can choose which date it arrives at your door step – which could be VERY useful for those of us who are not home on particular days of the week!

This seems like a total steal at the moment, I recommend you go and check it out.

Rating 5 Dragons

John’s plugin

WP Image Sizes

Requires:4.7 or higher
Compatible up to:5.7.12
Released:27 October 2020
Last Updated:27 May 2021
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

Gaining control of the images on your site seems to be the biggest item for speed and appearance when using WordPress. This is another image management tool you may want to look at. This one helps with control of all the various image sizes created for your site.

It will allow you get rid of the junk sizes and to only create the ones you need. If you jump to the pro, you can even create them on the fly.

This looks to be a pretty good plugin to gain control of you image issues.

Rating 4 Dragons


Amber’s plugin

Halloween Box

Requires:4.6 or higher
Compatible up to:5.5.15
Released:23 October 2017
Last Updated:23 August 2020
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
Looking for something kinda Gothic yet tasteful?
Very simple, total freebie, and brand spanking new!! Less than 10 downloads even!

Download it, activate it, and it turns all of your posts into a black box with a tasteful selection of carved pumpkins at the bottom.

I personally love this plugin, easy peasy, and very tasteful!

Go check this out if simple and easy and tasteful decoration is your thing.

Rating 5 Dragons

John’s plugin

Order Barcode Plugin

Requires:4.9.4 or higher
Compatible up to:5.8.10
Released:16 October 2020
Last Updated:21 July 2021
(3 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

This is a plugin to help enhance your tracking for orders placed in your WooCommerce store. It creates a unique barcode for each order that integrates into WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips this barcode can be used for all your tracking purposes.

Rating 4 Dragons


Amber’s Plugin

Gift Hunt

Requires:4.1 or higher
Compatible up to:6.1.0
Released:20 November 2019
Last Updated:14 November 2022
(3.5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
Last Halloween plugin of the year!

Cool thing about this is not only for Halloween. It has a collection of ALL the major holidays, as well as a couple of other pictures that are not holiday related at all!

Now, this DOES have a PRO version, but the free version is just as awesome, I think. Unfortunately, with the PRO version keeping things back DOES cost them a whole Dragon Point.

What this is about is: Creates a pop up ‘gift’ for people who spend long enough on your site.

Once the person clicks on the ‘gift’, they will fill out a form with their info which you can than collect and grow your business, and they get a ‘gift’ of your choosing in return! Very useful!

You don’t need WooCommerce, or any specific theme to use this either.

It’s a bit of a long form to fill out at first, but it is well worth it since you can simply change the icon that appears depending on the season, or simply deactivate the ‘gift’ for when you don’t want to have it going.

I would definitely recommend this for people looking to grow their business, and also, the fact that you can make it full of Halloween awesomeness, certainly cool!

Last chance to decorate for Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Rating 4 Dragons


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Listener Questions

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I was told once by a web host that it is a resource hog but I am watching their weekly YouTube live and considering bringing it back into my recommended plugins. I used to have it on a lot of sites but removed it.

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Contest runs from October 22 until November 3rd winner announced November 5th.

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The Plugins We covered were:

John’s Plugins: Deposits and Partial Payments for WooCommerce – 4, WP Image Sizes – 4, Order Barcode Plugin – 4

Amber’s Plugins: Select Delivery Dates Woo – 5, Halloween Box – 5, Gift Hunt – 4


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