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It's Episode 588 and we have plugins for Frequent Buys, Mail Catcher, Buying Free Stuff, Freesoul Deactivating, Editing Elementor, Lazy Elementor... and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

Rolling The Dice on 2023 with WordPress

It's Episode 588 and we have plugins for Frequent Buys, Mail Catcher, Buying Free Stuff, Freesoul Deactivating, Editing Elementor, Lazy Elementor... and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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John’s Intro:

It’s Episode 588 and we have plugins for Frequent Buys, Mail Catcher, Buying Free Stuff, Freesoul Deactivating, Editing Elementor, Lazy Elementor… and ClassicPress Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

– ‘good morning, good afternoon, good evening, wherever you happen to be hiding out there on the globe today! Coming to you LIVE from …’

Amber’s Rant:

Welcome to Episode 588 – Rolling The Dice with WordPress – WELCOME to the first LIVE show of 2023!! So far, a very interesting and exciting start to the year with the funky weather – is anyone else starting to feel just a little like they will need gills to breathe outside soon? The rain is falling so constantly that my front yard could be rented out as a mud wrestling pit!!

Remember: This is a Value for Value show, meaning any value you find here, offer that same value back! We accept all currencies including time and talent currency! Chocolate is always good too…

And don’t skip the end of the show – you never know what kind of amazing life altering advice you might catch!

A special note to all of our Listeners out there: What do you think about the way our show flows? Got an idea? Share it with us! Got a question? Don’t be shy about asking! If you have a question or an idea that will make this show better, don’t hesitate to chuck it at us – if we can’t catch it we will just duck.

…When you see this in the notes, this means we didn’t read this on the show, and that the only way to find this information out is to read our Show Notes!

…You can send any questions/suggestions or notes saying ‘hi’ over to me at amber@wppro.ca, or hit up our site wpppluginsatoz.com/contact – Be creative with the title so that the spammer eater doesn’t eat your note though!

Let’s start the show with this weeks Featured Artist:

Artist: Angel Lemus —  http://www.koadigital.com

DICE!!! WOOT!!! I lOVE DICE!!!!!!
We are still lacking in new art, however because of this we get to bring forth some amazing art that has not been seen for a while!

Feeling Inspired? Hit up our site at https://wppluginsatoz.com/artwork/ and submit some artwork of your own!

…We can NEVER have too much art!

Or check out allll the artwork at: https://wppluginsatoz.com/artwork/

Breaking News in the WordPress World at large!!

…If I missed something, shoot me a link at amber@wppro.ca – it may show up on the next show!

News this week:

WordPress Vulnerability Report – January 4, 2023 (https://ithemes.com/blog/wordpress-vulnerability-report-january-4-2023/) – There is a very long list of plugins that have had vulnerabilities fixed recently. Be sure to check that out!

The list we have for plugins with vulnerabilities this week is a good one, though not super long thankfully. The ones I recognize most easily are: WP Limit Login Attempts, Accordion Shortcodes, Social Sharing Toolkit, and EU Cookie law.

We have a lot of WordPress Themes with issues this week listed: Aidreform, Kingclub-theme, Footysquare, Spikes-black, Stratfort, Spikes, Club-theme, Soundblast, and Bolster.

Check out the link in our show notes so that you can see what specifically is going on with these plugins and themes.

ClassicPress at a crossroads, Directors consider re-forking WordPress (https://wptavern.com/classicpress-at-a-crossroads-directors-consider-re-forking-wordpress) – ClassicPress is currently polling its users to try and determine what next step should be taken for the software. The two options in the poll are: ‘re-fork ClassicPress using WordPress 6.0, or continue as is’.

There is an exploratory of WordPress 6.0 with the block editor removed on GitHub called WP-CMS, and could potentially become ClassicPress 2.0. The upside of re-forking like this is that ClassicPress would catch up to WordPress compatibility with PHP, and would open up more plugins and themes for users so that they could have 5.0 compatibility. Downside – it will take many months to accomplish this and would need to be maintained in terms of security for some time – my understanding is that it would need to be maintained rather carefully and watched closely, which would be hard to do with so few people available to do the work.

Regarding the other option doesn’t really seem to have any real upsides asides from keeping ClassicPress as Classic as possible – though there seem to be a lot of drawbacks: will take a while to catch up on PHP compatibility, backporting for WordPress is prioritized so new ClassicPress features may not happen, inability to catch up with WordPress features and functions, incompatibility with themes 5.0 and up.

The question driving this poll seems to this: ‘… is ClassicPress a pre-WordPress 5.0 or just WordPress without Gutenberg?’

Linux backdoor Malware targets WordPress sites with outdated, vulnerable Themes and Plugins (https://wptavern.com/linux-backdoor-malware-targets-wordpress-sites-with-outdated-vulnerable-themes-and-plugins) – Researchers at Dr Web have discovered some seriously misbehaving malware from a Linux program; this malware is targeting outdated and vulnerable themes and plugins, and works by injecting JavaScript into said plugins and themes, giving them the ability to resell traffic or arbitrage. There is a worry that this script is giving them a long term ability to to give them administrative access even after users have updated the plugins and themes – creating a long term gain.

There are currently two versions known: Version 1 targets plugins like WP GDPR Compliance, Easysmtp, WP Live Chat and more. Version 2 seems to just be a different list on a different server targeting plugins like FV Flowplayer Video Player, Brizy Page Builder, WooCommerce, and more.

Awesome Motive acquires Duplicator Plugin (https://wptavern.com/awesome-motive-acquires-duplicator-plugin) – While the creators of the plugin are relinquishing control in order to pursue other endeavors, the rest of the team is apparently going to continue working under Awesome Motive – which hopefully means that Duplicator will not change overly much in any sort of negative way. It seems that the creators of this plugin may have sold the plugin with the caveat of them accepting their wish list for the future of the plugin – I really hope it works out and that this plugin so many of us know and love will be able to keep the same core of awesome!

WordPress.com launches Newsletter Project (https://wptavern.com/wordpress-com-launches-newsletter-product) – This appears to be a new product by WordPress for creating, personalizing, and sending out emails from your WordPress site. I’m not entirely sure how well this will work out since there are already sooooo many Newsletter plugins, though this is apparently adjusted to go with Gutenberg, for those who want to have a newsletter site, rather than an additional newsletter for their site to send to their subscribers.

Commercial and Community Categorization is live on WordPress.org Theme and Plugins (https://wptavern.com/commercial-and-community-categorization-is-live-on-wordpress-org-theme-and-plugin-directories) – One of the things mentioned at State of the Word this last year, was an addition of new taxonomies for the theme and plugin directories in order to help users more easily search through them. Both Community and Commercial designations were made live a couple of weeks ago at the writing of this, though it seems the new classifications have not fully caught on. There is apparently a much broader version of these classifications to come, to be added into the site. It should be interesting to see what new classifications are to come, and whether or not they actually help or hinder – it has been my experience that sometimes, too many categories make it much harder to figure out what you are looking for.

Block Protocol Announces New WordPress Plugin Coming in 2023 (https://wptavern.com/block-protocol-announces-new-wordpress-plugin-coming-in-2023) – Block Protocol is a project that was launched earlier in 2022 with the goal of building a universal block system. Sometime soon they will be announcing their new WordPress Plugin that will allow users to embed interactive blocks compatible with Gutenberg. This should be an interesting development, I look forward to checking it out – although I also fear for the long term consequences of having globally accepted blocks through a plugin; what happens every time they patch something and/or update to keep up with one platform, to all the other platforms? How will changing something to work with one platform affect the other platforms?

WordCamp Europe 2023 speaker applications open, organizers call for more interactive sessions (https://wptavern.com/wordcamp-europe-2023-speaker-applications-open-organizers-call-for-more-interactive-sessions) – WordCamp Europe 2023 is being hosted in Athens, with two conference days planned for June 9th and 10th. First day’s theme is ‘WordPress Now’ – meaning ‘everything that can currently be achieved with WordPress’, and second day’s theme is ‘WordPress Tomorrow’ – no meaning given, but I suppose the idea is to bring forth items and ideas for what might be in the future of what WordPress can do. Organizers are calling for speakers, with an emphasis on ’empower(ing) people to feel more comfortable using WordPress’. They are specifically looking for new voices with fresh perspectives. You can check out our show notes to find the link and sign up if you think this might be something you are interested in joining!

How to live off the grid as a techie (https://thenextweb.com/news/how-to-live-off-the-grid-as-a-techie) – This is an interesting article that goes through the various ways you can give yourself electricity, save heat by doing things like building a tiny greenhouse off the southern side of your house, and water filtration methods. Everything explained is based off of these interesting ReGen Eco Villages that are popping up all over the Netherlands. If nothing else, it’s a great thing to go over in order to learn how to keep some power whenever your lights go out – at least enough power to save and close down everything you have open for work!

ClassicPress News:

…Our News Section really isn’t complete without ClassicPress News…

ClassicPress has released 1.5.0 which which brings full support for PHP 8.0., Image Lazy Loading, And More In v1.5.0  Read up on all the changes that come with the new version.

Remember to do your backup before you upgrade!!
https://www.classicpress.net/php-8-0-support-in-v1-5-0/

ClassicPress is doing a Poll of its users to see where they want ClassicPress to go in the future.  They have given two options to vote on. Go check out the options and cast your vote!
https://forums.classicpress.net/t/community-poll-the-future-of-classicpress/4446

ClassicPress has projects they are looking to have some support with.  They have a page with these projects listed and who the contact is for the project.  Check out the following page if you are using ClassicPress and are interested in helping them move forward!    https://forums.classicpress.net/t/currently-active-projects/3630

They also have some petitions posted check them out!

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

The Extras – check out our Facebook, or Twitter page for even more!

…Here you will find news on tech in general, and some random things I think are pretty nifty! If you come across something you think should be added, send me a link at amber@wppro.ca

Evernote has been acquired – here’s how its new owner can fix it! (https://thenextweb.com/news/evernote-acquired-how-new-owner-can-fix-it) – Evernote was sold on January 3rd to an Italian Company called Bending Spoons. Could be good, could be bad – who knows? I haven’t updated my Evernote on my laptop in 4 years because I updated it regularly on my regular computer, and stopped about a year ago because I hated what they were doing. I so prefer my oldest version on my lap top – I still have my ‘sync’ button. I miss that so much on the newer version….

What to expect from AI in 2023 (https://thenextweb.com/news/what-to-expect-ai-in-2023) – After the recent launch of the OpenAI’s ChatGPT, we are looking at some pretty exciting things coming our way this year! Check out the link to find out more!

Microsoft ends Windows 7 extended security updates on Tuesday January 10, 2023 (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-ends-windows-7-extended-security-updates-on-tuesday/)

Hackers push fake Pokemon NFT game to take over Windows devices (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-push-fake-pokemon-nft-game-to-take-over-windows-devices/)

Malicious PyPi packages created CloudFlare Tunnels to bypass firewalls (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malicious-pypi-packages-create-cloudflare-tunnels-to-bypass-firewalls/)

Chik-Fil-A investigates reports of hacked customer accounts (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/chick-fil-a-investigates-reports-of-hacked-customer-accounts/)

Air France and KLM notify customers of account hacks (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/air-france-and-klm-notify-customers-of-account-hacks/)

VSCode Marketplace can be to host malicious extensions (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/vscode-marketplace-can-be-abused-to-host-malicious-extensions/)

FCC wants telecom carriers to report data breaches faster (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fcc-wants-telecom-carriers-to-report-data-breaches-faster/)

…Some random entertainment in the World of WordPress!

…Matt’s Famous Quotes
https://www.idrlabs.com/quotes/matt-mullenweg.php

…The hall of shame via Automattic:
transparency.automattic.com/tag/hall-of-shame/

Let’s have a peek at our Contests for this week…

Firstly we want to thank Simple Giveaways for being totally awesome and providing us with their Premium Version for our contests!

Secondly we want to thank Steve Goodtime & Brant Matthews for creating our amazing jingle we still use!!

And we want to thank Charlie for coming to our aid and rescue yet again with another fantastic contest!

Reminder to our winner of the last contest, David be sure to check your email! I sent you a new confirmation email in case you missed the first one over the holidays, but unless you respond we can’t pass on the prize!

Our Contest this week IS:

 Enter for your chance to win SweepPress – Unlimited Lifetime Agency Licence Giveaway valued at $459!

Powerful Database Cleanup Plugin for WordPress

SweepPress is an easy-to-use plugin for WordPress, built around 28 different Sweepers for database cleanup, support for WP-CLI and WP REST API, the ability to create sweep jobs that can include one or more sweepers, and that can be scheduled to run periodically, and other useful tools for database clean up and optimization.

Click HERE to visit SweepPress

…To Enter, head on over to wppluginsatoz.com/giveaway and enter for your chance to win!…

Remember, this is YOUR show! We are just the Worker Bee’s here – Don’t be afraid to jump up and down and demand a turn at the wheel to help guide the show to where YOU want it to go!

That goes for all the Developers out there too – this is YOUR show! by supporting us with your Plugin donations you are helping to guide the show to where you want to see it go! A GIANT Thank You is owed to the Developers who have been supporting us this whole time, we honestly could not have even gotten this show started without you!

If any Developers out there listening right now are interested in adding to the show by donating a Premium License for our Contests, you can do so by going to WPPluginsAtoZ.com/PluginContest!

Time to dive in to the meat and potatoes of plugin depravity!

WordPress Plugins

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John’s Plugin

Frequently bought items

https://wordpress.org/plugins/frequently-woo-bought/

Version:1.0.1
Requires:5.0 or higher
Compatible up to:6.0.3
Released:20 October 2022
Downloads:77
Last Updated:22 October 2022
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

Used to indicate frequently purchased items by other users. Fully Responsive. All you need to do is add the shortcode to the single-product page.

Shortcode:

You can use this shortcode to display products :

Features:

  1. Show frequently purchased items based on past data.
  2. It is based on machine learning
  3. Ajax Add to cart
  4. After add to cart redict to cart page

Rating 4 Dragons

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Amber’s Plugin

Freesoul Deactivate Plugins – plugin manager and cleanup

https://wordpress.org/plugins/freesoul-deactivate-plugins/

Version:1.9.4.1
Requires:4.6 or higher
Compatible up to:6.1.1
Released:13 June 2018
Downloads:164818
Last Updated:12 January 2023
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

I actually only found this because I noticed Freesoul’s Elementor cleanup plugin – though I have to say that this plugin is pretty fantastic!

This is a premium plugin, although the free version absolutely gives you everything you need to do basic maintenance on your site.

Once installed and activated, you go to the plugins dashboard under ‘Freesoul Deactivate Plugins’ on your left hand menu – here you can see every plugin you have activated, and where it is active. There is a guided tour you can take of the plugin which is very helpful in getting to know the basic menu items and what they do.

You can go through and deactivate each plugin on each separate page, post, or section of your site – and you are able to check out the effect of deactivating the plugins in each part you are testing out. You can see an information bar at the bottom of the preview page that tells you: number of plugins deactivated, number of database queries, initialization time of this page, page generation time, memory usage of this page. Thanks to just this little addition, you are able to see the difference you make on each separate area by deactivating plugins. I also like that unless you click ‘save changes’, what you see is not what others will see – you are seeing the testing, not the permanent changes.

There are a lot of things you can do with this plugin in the free version; before testing this plugin out, I had no idea that there was even an option to change the firing order of plugins – that was a bit of learning curve! There is also an area where you can import/export a list of your favourite plugins, and an option where you can ask it to tell you to suggest unused plugins for pages/posts/etc – makes it a lot easier.

I found this plugin useful for debugging, speeding up, and forcing plugins to play nicely by separating them. Amazingly helpful!

Rarely done for a premium plugin, but this plugin is just so useful in the free version alone that I am giving it a:

Rating: 5 Dragons

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John’s Plugin

Mail logging – WP Mail Catcher

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-mail-catcher/

Version:2.0.5
Requires:4.7 or higher
Compatible up to:6.1.1
Released:20 December 2017
Downloads:81267
Last Updated:23 July 2022
Ratings:
4.9
(4.9 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
Logging your mail will stop you from ever losing your emails again! This fast, lightweight plugin (under 140 kb in size!) is also useful for debugging or backing up your messages.
Just install and activate, then all of your contact form emails will be logged and saved to your DB with no additional configuration required.
View and manage all your form submissions through the default WordPress interface. An email failed to send? With a single click you can resend the backed up email.
Send emails out directly from the WordPress interface. Also includes support for attachments.
Immediately find out if your contact form submission was successfully sent.

Rating 4 Dragons

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Amber’s Plugin

Editor Cleanup for Elementor: clean up and solve plugin conflicts with the Elementor editor

https://wordpress.org/plugins/editor-cleanup-for-elementor/

Version:0.0.3
Requires:4.6 or higher
Compatible up to:6.1.1
Released:20 December 2021
Downloads:1254
Last Updated:02 November 2022
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

The first thing to know about this, is that it needs the Freesoul Deactivate Plugins – Plugin manager and cleanup in order to work – though just the free version.

This plugin gives you the ability to disable plugins in the Outer Editor, Inner Editor, and the Editor Loading areas. A definition of each section is offered in the ‘details’ section on the WordPress site.

This plugin seems to be fairly straightforward, though when I was going through it I realized I wasn’t not entirely certain which plugins were actually utilized in Elementor – like Black Hole Bots; by deactivating this will I deactivate some of my security in general because that part of my site will no longer be secured by Back Hole Bots? To be safe, I simply left it on and moved onto other plugins I know aren’t used – like Dinasaur Game.

Trying this out on my Sandbox I did notice a difference in the loading up of Elementor. Enough to make a difference on my Sandbox, likely will make enough of a difference to really notice on a much busier site with a lot of content.

This is a completely free plugin, and works very well.

Rating: 5 Dragons


We Interrupt the Meat and Potatoes of Plugin Depravity Edition to bring you our Donations Segment and to thank our Producers!

Remember, this is YOUR show! We’re just the Worker Bee’s here. Don’t forget to restock the show’s larders with some Time, Treasure, or Talent Donations! Need more info on how to do that? Check out our site wppluginsatoz.com – right up in the menu you will see each one under ‘Donations’!

Special thanks goes to:

Free-Lance Producers popping in and out:

Though always showing up at unexpected times, these Producers are surely part of the reason our name is getting out there! Thank you!

…If you have listened to even 10 minutes of this show, or shown up a single time to one of our live shows on YouTube, you are one of our many Free-Lance Producers! Although you guys are always popping in and out at unexpected times, we appreciate your support and periodic help with one thing or another – thank you!

Back Room Producers hanging-out in the Lounge:

Always about the place consuming all the coffee and donuts, these Producers earn it by helping out with our contests, artwork, site organization, notes, questions, suggestions, licenses, and by hiring us! Your Time and Talent Donations are equal to your Treasure Donations of under $50, and we would not be here without you – thank you!…Back Room Producers, if you ever notice something that needs some work feel free to reach out to us and let us know – you can offer to take it up yourself, or just let us know and we will add it to our list.

War Room Producers:

With their donations of $50 or more these Producers receive a few extra perks – an official AtoZ Handle of their choice, a spotlight in that weeks show for a short speech, an official Executive Producership Credit, and seeing the ‘Magic’ as it happens up in the War Room before we send the show out into the netherworld of the internets! Thank you for sticking by us and helping to keep the Back Room Producers stocked in coffee and donuts!

…**If you prefer to stay anonymous, please let us know at the beginning of your note to us regarding your donation! We are more than happy to keep you anonymous from the world – nobody is ever forced out of the tender embrace of the shadows on this show!**

…To receive your Official AtoZ Handle, think up an original name, and send it into us! Be sure to note down the show number and title of the show so that we know when to log it!

…Your spotlight can be an elevator pitch for your business, a note, or you can just skip it!

…The Producership Credit we offer is REAL! When you send your donation in to us of $50 or more, please be sure to note down the number and title of the show your donation shows up on, and we will back up your right to claim Producership!

…’Seeing the Magic Happen’ refers to being part of the show – if you are interested in taking up a larger part in the show, reach out to us and let us know! We will be happy to discuss the options!

…War Room Producers, same as for the Back Room Producers, reach out to us if you notice something that needs work! Whether you are wanting to take up the job yourself or just inform us and leave it, we will add it to our list!

Thank you, now back to the Meat and Potatoes of Plugin Depravity Edition!


John’s Plugin

Buy One Get One Free for WooCommerce

https://wordpress.org/plugins/buy-one-get-one-free-for-woocommerce/

Version:1.0.0
Requires:6.1.1 or higher
Compatible up to:6.1.1
Released:06 January 2023
Downloads:55
Last Updated:06 January 2023
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

Completely free and simple plugin to add buy one get one free offers to WooCommerce. No ads, no upsells.

This plugin adds an easy-to-use page to your WordPress admin that allows you to create and customize your own Buy One Get One (BOGO) offers.

Rating 4 Dragons

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Amber’s Plugin

Lazy Load Control For Elementor – Remove the Lazy Load attribute from specific images in Elementor

https://wordpress.org/plugins/lazy-load-control-for-elementor/

Version:0.0.2
Requires:4.6 or higher
Compatible up to:6.1.1
Released:06 January 2023
Downloads:248
Last Updated:10 January 2023
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

This is an interesting plug and play type plugin; in order to choose ‘do not lazyload’, you change the option in the ‘edit area’ of the chosen widget in ‘Elementor Image Widget’ options, and choose ‘do not lazyload’.

I like the fact that you have to choose to use this for your images individually rather than turning it on and it going wild and doing this for every single image on your site.

I wasn’t really sure if it would actually do much, since as far as I understand using lazy load is supposed to compress and speed up your site. I personally did not really see much of a difference on my sandbox, although I would be interested to see how it works on a busier site full of content.

I would love to hear back from someone who has either tried this out, or will test it out on their busy site with a lot of content.

Rating: 3 Dragons

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ClassicPress

ClassicPress is at a crossroads right now, we aren’t sure whether or not they are going to stick around. It seems that either option they choose will have a lot of hard bumps ahead – I hope that they manage to keep ClassicPress going, that they become super strong and amazing like I know they can, and that they manage to keep that part of themselves that caused us to like them so much in the first place.

…A little about ClassicPress for those who aren’t sure: ClassicPress is WordPress frozen at version 4.9. Once WordPress moved to 5, they added in a whole lot of new folders, and the experimental additions to the Core started in earnest. ClassicPress is literally the Classic version of WordPress. A few plugins have been made over the years for just ClassicPress, though all Plugins compatible with WordPress 4.9 should work for ClassicPress.

To any ClassicPress user listening right now: I challenge you – yes YOU – to write a review of your favourite, or least favourite ClassicPress plugin, and send it into us! You can do so by hitting us up at https://wppluginsatoz.com/submit-plugin-review/!

…And feel free to add more to this section by reaching out to me at amber@wppro.ca.

ClassicPress Resource Section:

This information is like Fruit Cake! It doesn’t wither away and will still be good years down the road so it’s great for learning! Go and check this section out in our Show Notes if you have an interest!

…We have thrown some ClassicPress Resources in here for you – and they appear to have stuck like well cooked pasta! Glad you made it to this part of the notes since we only mention it lightly on the show – If we missed something, let us know!

…Learn more about ClassicPress 1.4.0 RC2:
https://forums.classicpress.net/t/classicpress-1-4-0-rc2-release-notes/3785?fbclid=IwAR3wGK5IW8ssJ-XC4k7IiZMBtSjUTVN2pexk6ATCRvuMN-Fn-McOy-XJJv8

…ClassicPress Tutorials on their site:

https://www.classicpress.net/category/tutorials/

…ClassicPress’s “Must Have” Plugins List:

https://forums.classicpress.net/t/must-have-plugins-list/1163

…ClassicPress Repository!!

https://directory.classicpress.net/plugins They now have 71 plugins (and counting!) available.

…WordPress Plugin Section compatible with ClassicPress:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/classicpress/

Questions, Notes, and Feedback from our Producers out there:

…Send us your thoughts and opinions, but most of all send us your questions! No such thing as a stupid question people! I was new not too long ago, and I know how overwhelming it can be stepping into this world at this stage – I know for a fact that questions you have are the same questions others out there have!

How to be part of your own production!

Interviews – get yourself out there using us as your tool!
…Looking for a way to get your name and work out there? Use us as a stepping stone! Hit us up at https://wppluginsatoz.com/interview

Send in Plugin Reviews, or suggestions for Plugin reviews!
…Have a plugin you love? Or one you really think people should avoid? Reach out to us and get your words and opinion out into the world by hitting us up at https://wppluginsatoz.com/submit-plugin-review/

Send in questions and/or comments!

…Have a thought to share? Send it in! You can stay anonymous or belt your name out in all caps!

Stuff and reminders about Stuff:

Meetups:

Nothing new has been set out yet, it all depends on how moody our Island is going be this winter and how much snow/rain we get – no sense having a meetup if the main highway gets washed out again!

Keep an eye here for the next Meet Up, eventually we will get it going!

Random:

Remember you can check out our Show Notes on our site wppluginsatoz.com! There is extra information to grab up there that we don’t even speak out loud on the show!

Today’s Plugins we covered were:

John’s Plugins:

  • Frequently Bought Items – 4
  • Mail Logging – WP Mail Catcher – 4
  • Buy One Get One Free for WooCommerce – 4

Amber’s Plugins:

  • Freesoul Deactivate Plugins – Plugin Manager and Cleanup – 5
  • Editor Cleanup for Elementor: Clean Up and Solve Plugin Conflicts with the Elementor Editor – 5
  • Lazy Load Control For Elementor – Remove the Lazy Load Attribute from Specific Images in Elementor  – 3

Ways to support the show!

You can support us by Subscribing to our Newsletter, Donating, or reviewing us on Stitcher Radio, Google Play, or the iTunes Store.

Join us on our Facebook, and hit the *Like* button on our YouTube Channel!

…Just showing up to our YouTube Channel and joining us live every Thursday at 11am PDT is a FANTASTIC show of support! So is joining our FaceBook page and hitting *Share* on our posts every once in a while!

…Giving a review of us on any of the platforms listed above would be super helpful too!

Want to get ahold of us???

If you still do Snail Mail, you can send an actual, physical letter or item to this Brick and Mortar address:

…(Pssst! I love receiving things that are not bills! Especially art if you enjoy drawing – no matter what age!)

WP Plugins A to Z
C/O John Overall
20-754 E Fairview Rd.
Victoria, BC  V9A 5T9
Canada

OR, you can email us!

Amber: amber@wppro.ca
John: john@wppro.ca

Q & A Time with Amber – Catch this info on our YouTube Channel

If you have questions you would like to have asked on the show, send them in to me at Amber@WPPro.ca – let’s see if we can stump my dad!

  • When using FTP, I noticed that often times you will get a ‘target file already exists’ notification, even though you are uploading this file for the first time into an empty folder. I also noticed that more often than not, the source file is actually smaller than the target file – what is that about, and why does it happen?
    • Is choosing the option of ‘overwrite file’ the right option if both are the same file, even though the source file is smaller?
  • Why are some WordPress Admin Logins so freaking slow…? And how is it that the Admin Login is freaking slow, but the rest of the site is not – and once you make it into the Admin Dashboard Area, nothing there moves slowly either – why?

I have a couple more questions for my dad just after the closing credits, for those listening elsewhere, you will have to make your way over to the YouTube’s!

Questions asked after closing credits:

  • When making a full site backup in cpanel, you can choose the email that the backup completion notification is sent to. What reasons would there be for not receiving that notification for a site backup once the backup is complete?
  • When making a Sub-Domain through CPanel, it seems pretty straightforward for making it and transferring all the files over through PHPMyAdmin – at least for those who know what I am talking about. However, I am a little lost on separating the sub domain from the main domain – how do you do that? Why do you do that?

One more time for the ways to contact us!

Our Brick and Mortar Address – just in case you decide to send along a gift!
(Especially art if you enjoy drawing – no matter what age!)

WP Plugins A to Z
C/O John Overall
20-754 E Fairview Rd.
Victoria, BC  V9A 5T9
Canada

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John can be contacted at:
Website: https://www.johnoverall.com/
WordPress Emergency Support: https://wppro.ca/wpemergency
Email: john@wppro.ca

Amber can be contacted at:
Email: amber@wppro.ca

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