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Transcript of Episode 402 WP Plugins A to Z

All transcripts start from the point in the show where we head off into the meat and potatoes. They are the complete verbatim of  John’s discussion of the weekly plugins he has reviewed.

WordPress Plugins A to Z Podcast and Transcript for See complete show notes for Episode #402 here.


It’s Episode 402 and I’ve got plugins for Live Chatting, Members Directory, World Time, Content Creation, and ClassicPress Options, all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!


Episode #402

John:    It’s Episode 402 and I’ve got plugins for Live Chatting, Members Directory, World Time, Content Creation, and ClassicPress Options, all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

[Intro]

WordPress, it’s the most popular content management and website solution on the internet. And with over 80,000 plugins to choose from, how do you separate the junk from the gems? Join us for a weekly unrehearsed conversation about the latest and greatest in WordPress plugins. This is WordPress Plugins from A to Z.

John:    Well good morning, good afternoon, or good evening wherever you happen to be hiding out there on the globe today. Coming to you direct from the Brewery Overlook in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, I’m John Overall. And of course, I have the usual great show for you today.

But right off the top, I want to put out a public service announcement, and what it is is I am the chair of a local charity organization here, and the sister organization that I work with needs a webmaster for their website – someone to manage it. We’re looking for a pro bono person who would like to manage a WordPress website. If you’re interested in this, please send me an email to john@wppro.ca and I will get all the information and communicate back and forth with you if you want to pick it up, so looking forward to it.

And of course right off the top, you can get all the show notes over at wppluginsatoz.com and if you’ve got a couple of minutes, I’d greatly appreciate your time over at Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and the iTunes Store, subscribing to the show and leaving reviews. You can also catch the show every Thursday at noon live on YouTube and that’s where you can also subscribe to all the videos and other items that we have there, so please check it out.

You could also follow me on Twitter @wppluginsatoz. Join me on our Facebook page at wppluginsatoz.com/facebook or take a couple of minutes and sign up to the newsletter on our website where there’s even more information that goes out on a weekly basis there – stuff that’s not covered in the show.

With all that being said, it’s time to dive right into the meat and potatoes of the show.

[Plugins lead-in rock music]

All right, and I have the usual great set of plugins for today and to start off, I have a couple of plugins that I have not tested but were sent to me by developers, so I thought you might like to know they exist. I never get a chance to test them, I don’t have projects for them, but they look to be of use and value to those of you in the community who may be doing work like this that these plugins apply to.

The first one I have for you was sent in by Bianca Allery and it’s called Live Chat & Talk. This is a plugin that will connect your WordPress site through a 3CX live chat phone system. You need to have the 3CX phone system installed. 3CX is a piece of software that allows for VOIP setup of phone systems and you can integrate that then into this plugin and integrate it into your website so that people could do live chatting and talking. Maybe you’re chatting and you need to raise it up to a phone call, get them to call. They don’t have to call you; you can call them. There’s lots of connectivity in this, but you do have to have this phone system installed for the plugin to work.

It does look like an interesting tool and if you’re running a big enough website where you have these kinds of questions and other stuff and you’re communicating with visitors on a regular basis, this could be an additional tool for you to add that extra level of customer appreciation and customer connectedness for your website. So it’s something that may allow you to connect with your customers better, so make sure you check this plugin out. It’s called Live Chat & Talk and currently I give it a 3-Dragon rating. Go check it out.

The next item I’ve got for you here was sent in by Richard Taylor and this is Membership Software. It’s a third-party plugin access to your WordPress website. This is a third-party service; it ranges from free if you have less than 50 members to $239/month if you have 10,000 members, and the prices are varied in between. The costs vary of course depending on the number of members you have, and it offers up a lot of the services you would need for running a membership site.

Now, I have my reservations about using third-party services. I’ve never been a fan of sticking my content into somebody else’s system. I’ve seen it too many times over the years where a great third-party service appears, you get content you build up with them, they become successful, they get bought out by a competitor or something where a competitor kills them, your information gets rolled into a new system. All of a sudden, what you’re used to isn’t there. Or, they may – there’s a possibility the could just go away. The problem of handing your data over to a third-party system – you’ve got to make sure that you can retrieve that data in a usable fashion that you can then take elsewhere, so that’s something to check out with something like this, especially something as important as a membership site, because you could have some really important data there.

So anyway, it looks to be a great service. It does offer up everything you need such as an events calendar, online payment systems, member directories – all of the little bits and pieces for running a membership site. Now again, the content is not on your site; it’s contained on their site. Your website just interfaces with that website, so you’ve got to think about how that’s going to work for you.

At any rate, go check it out if you’re looking for a membership solution that you don’t have to go through a lot of headache to deal with. Check out Membership Works and I currently give it a 3-Dragon rating.

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Currently also, we are running a contest, and the contest ends today at midnight. You’ll want to check it out. I’ll be announcing the winner the next show. It is for the Simple Giveaways plugin and this here – oh, no. It’s not for the Simple Giveaways plugin. What am I thinking, brain? Okay, the contests are powered by the Simple Giveaways plugin, who kindly provide us with the premium plugin for the website.

What we are giving away is a one-year expert license for Graph Comment, which is a free, powerful commenting system that makes for easy discussions, easy reading, and helps keep the trolls under the bridge where they belong and off your website. No more disorganized discussions piled on several pages. With Graph Comment, your audience can easily follow the discussions. One of the great things about this plugin is all the data stays on your website, so if ever you decide to leave them, you just revert back to the regular commenting system and you don’t lose any of that data, such as if you were using – I can’t remember the comment plugins that do that, the ones that take the data off your site.

So you’ll want to go check them out. For more information about this plugin, it’s over at graphcomment.com. Make sure you get in there, enter the contest today, and we’ll be drawing the winners first thing tomorrow morning. So thank you very much for all of those who have been participating in our contests and we will have another one coming up shortly hereafter.

Okay, the next plugin I have up for you is called CoolClock – a JavaScript Analog Clock. Now, I know a few episodes back I talked about a few different clock plugins and I had settled on what I thought was a really great clock plugin for a project I was working on where I needed to display multiple clocks in a widget to showcase the projects I’m working on with their multiple offices across the globe. I needed to showcase that in a very nice, clean way and I thought I’d found it. It worked well on my test site.

When I went to put it on the development site, I couldn’t get it to work and I was having problems and I didn’t find it for a little while, but it was a jQuery error and it was conflicting with the FooGallery, and a FooGallery was a must-use plugin. So I had to revert back, and I decided, “Well, let’s go back through that list of clocks I had looked at and see if one I missed.”

Well, this one I missed in the system. I needed something that was able to produce multiple clocks with shortcodes, set up multiple time zones, give a very clean look. This one here was even better than the first one I looked at. It gives you these really nice skins that you can choose from for your clocks. It can set up with a shortcode, so you can set up multiple clocks within one widget block.

You can also take this one here and it’s got another function that the other didn’t have, and that when you set up dial clocks and people see the dials, they don’t know if it’s a.m. or p.m., just off the dials of the clock. And with international time zones that I’m setting up, there’s some zones that would be in the a.m., some in the p.m. Well, this one here has another added thing that you can turn on that turns on a little digital function, which is in the middle of the clock face that tells the time in digital format and sets it for a.m./p.m.

Really nicely done, nicely laid out, an excellent plugin. It’s free, sets up well, functions, and it played well with the other plugins that are using jQuery, which was a major bonus. So go check this one out. It’s CoolClock – a JavaScript Analog Clock, and I give it a 5-Dragon rating.

[Dragon roar]

Okay, and listener feedback. I would really love some. Just hit me up on the Contact page up on wppluginsatoz.com. You can also get the SpeakPipe down in the lower right-hand corner of the website and leave me a SpeakPipe voice message. I’ll play it out for everyone to hear, answer your questions – all kinds of stuff. Think of it as a way to gain some insights from an expert and save money.

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I’d like to thank this week for those from Patreon with the small donations you’re providing – much appreciated. And if you’d like to support me through Patreon, just click the link in the show notes to take you to the Patreon location. Preferably, just go to wppluginsatoz.com/donate and donate to the show. All the donations go to support the show and the things I do, such as transcripts, server bandwidth, etc., so thank you to everyone out there.

Okay, the next plugin I have up here for you is called Edit Flow. Now, this plugin here is one that would be very useful, and you might be able to use it for yourself too if you’re a single author, but this seems to be mostly usable if you have multiple authors on your site. I have a client currently – we just launched their site. They have five people in their office, all of them contributing content, all of them doing it through separate login accounts so that they know who’s creating the content. But there’s still one overall person who manages the content and makes sure it’s happy.

This is a plugin to help you do that. It allows you to set up a work flow so that you can set up on here an edit flow that will allow you to go from the point of conception to completion. It has a calendar. You can set up so when certain content is due. You can set up custom statuses for the content, if it’s in edit, if it needs a review, if it needs a rewrite, if it needs to be published, set up all these different things.

It offers up the ability to add editorial comments that get passed back and forth with the notes so that if someone says, “Hey, take a look at this and read it,” the person who reads it can leave editorial comments, making suggestions on how to change it and make it better. It’s a really nice way to gain control of all your editorial content on your website, and something you will want to have a look at and check out.

A really nice little plugin. It seems to flow quite nicely from the free version. They do have a couple of premium support pieces in it that could be of help with you, so go check this out. It’s called Edit Flow and currently I give it a 4-Dragon rating.

Okay, and finally we have ClassicPress options here for you. And of course, since the release of Gutenberg and its fallout, ClassicPress has been gaining ground, and I’ve noticed lately it’s gaining ground at even more rate. After this last week’s fiasco with WordPress (and if you haven’t heard about that, just go google “Jetpack and inserting ads.”  That’ll give you exactly what you need.) So anyway, I imagine ClassicPress will gain a few more people.

At any rate, this week here I have a plugin specifically for ClassicPress. They now have a list of plugins on the ClassicPress forums that will allow you to search up and see plugins that are written specifically for ClassicPress, not just for WordPress and ClassicPress, but pure ClassicPress.

This week here, what I have for you here is called Registration Honeypot, and this is a plugin that allows you to go in, plug it in turn it on. It adds a hidden input into the ClassicPress registration form and if the input contains any data when the form is submitted, the account won’t be created. This is a spammer prevention tool. I’m beginning to wonder, does this exist for WordPress? Because it would be a really nice tool to have, because I have sites that the spammers just won’t leave alone.

So at any rate, this is a very nice tool, fantastic, and free plugins that just work, do a job and do it right, only one thing for them: this gets a 5-Dragon rating. Go check it out: Registration Honeypot.

[Dragon roar]

Anyway, well that wraps up the plugins for this week. I covered up the Live Chat & Talk, which I gave a 3 to; the Membership Software, which I gave a 3 to; the CoolClock, which I gave a 5 to; and then the Edit Flow, which I gave a 4 to; and then the Registration Honeypot, which I gave a 5 to.

And one more time, I’d like to give a special shout-out to Steve Schmidt at nowowl.com for his donation of the WP Plugins A to Z logo. We thank you very much.

Also, the next WordPress Meetup, which if you didn’t catch it, you can go catch last night’s WordPress Meetup which was a presentation on WordPress SEO 101. The next Meetup is going to be on May 21st and the subject has yet to be determined. In fact, I might have a different speaker for that night, which would be cool for me – I mean one less presentation for me to actually prepare for. So go check it out. The information can be found at wppluginsatoz.com/meetup for all the information for that.

Be sure to subscribe and check out the YouTube channel where you’ll find training videos, screencasts, and of course, the live show here every week.

And a final note to developers: if you’d like to support the show and you’d like to donate a premium license to be used for future contests, please go to wppluginsatoz.com/plugin-contest. Or, if you would like to have a plugin reviewed, just go to wppluginsatoz.com/plugin-review to get a plugin reviewed. Submit it; you don’t have to be a developer to submit a plugin you think should be reviewed.

And one final reminder just about the fact that I am looking for a WordPress developer would like a pro bono project, I am stacked to the gills with my pro bono projects. I can’t take on another one anymore. I’m full on that. At any rate, it is for a health cooperative and it is a really great local organization here in Victoria. If you would like to support and help them out in some way, please get a hold of me and I will get you hooked up with all the information to manage and maintain this site.

That’s pretty much all I’ve got for you, so thank you all for tuning in and listening to the show today. I greatly appreciate your time. Y’all have fun, take care. Bye-bye.

[Female speaker]

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[Outro]

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[Child giggling]

 

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Transcript of Episode 398 WP Plugins A to Z

All transcripts start from the point in the show where we head off into the meat and potatoes. They are the complete verbatim of  John’s discussion of the weekly plugins he has reviewed.

WordPress Plugins A to Z Podcast and Transcript for See complete show notes for Episode #398 here.


It’s Episode 398 and I’ve got plugins for Selling Games, Social Media, World Time, Block Management, and Shortcode Factory, all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!


Episode #398

John:    It’s Episode 398 and I’ve got plugins for Selling Games, Social Media, World Time, Block Management, and Shortcode Factory, all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

[Intro]

WordPress, it’s the most popular content management and website solution on the internet. And with over 80,000 plugins to choose from, how do you separate the junk from the gems? Join us for a weekly unrehearsed conversation about the latest and greatest in WordPress plugins. This is WordPress Plugins from A to Z.

John:    Well good morning, good afternoon, or good evening, wherever you happen to be hiding out there on the globe today. Coming to you direct from the Brewery Overlook in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, I’m John Overall. And I have the usual great show for you today but right off the top, don’t forget you can get all the show notes over at wppluginsatoz.com.

And if you’ve got a couple of minutes, I’d greatly appreciate your time over on Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and in the iTunes Store, subscribing to the show and reviewing it for us. We’d greatly appreciate that time you take.

Also remember here on YouTube, if you’re watching us live or you’re coming in later to watch it, remember to subscribe to the show. Hit the little bell down there on the bottom. That way, you get notification of when new videos come up or when we’re getting ready to go live.

I do have a show that goes out on Saturday nights – not every Saturday night. I try to make it a regular, but it turns out I actually have a life on Saturday night sometimes, so it’s an intermittent show so you’ll just have to tune in for it or watch for it.

You could also follow the show up on Twitter @wppluginsatoz. You can join us on our Facebook page at wppluginsatoz.com/facebook – let’s get that one correct. And don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter. It goes out every Friday and it’s got more information and tidbits in it that are not covered up in the show.

With all that out of the way, let’s dive into the meat and potatoes of the show.

[Plugins lead-in rock music]

All right, and to start off I do have a couple of plugins that I have yet to use but they’re ones I thought people would like to know about. These are plugins that are sent in to me by developers to be reviewed, and either I don’t have time to get them into a project, they’re not needed for a project, I can’t get them into a test site, but they’ve been accumulating. I really think people will want to know that these plugins exist, so I’m letting everyone know about them.

First up, I have one that was sent in by Paul Myerson and this is a third-party service and it’s CodesWholesale and it’s from codewholesale.com – wow, that’s a tongue twister. And here’s what they have to say about the plugin:

“This is a plugin that provides you with the free extensions to online stores using WooCommerce. It’s designed to integrate seamlessly into WooCommerce and give you unlimited access to over 2,000 digital games in the product catalogue.” This way, you don’t need to own them to resell them. It’s basically a reseller’s item that you can bring into your store. It’s powerful; it’s got lots of features, price, and stock up dates, postback, system notifications, replaces the manual price adjustment with the universal pricing rules, program your store to fulfill the orders in seconds (so I assume that they’ll do the drop shipping for you and all of the other little tidbits with it.)

It looks kind of interesting, but it is a third-party service you have to pay for or sign up for for their little test for free to see how it works. All in all, if you’re running a WooCommerce store and you’re looking to add some additional products with minimal amount of effort and no stock overhead, check this plugin out. I give it a 3-Dragon rating. Go check it out. It’s called Codeswholesale and it’s at codeswholesale.com. (Whew, that’s still a tough one to say.)

What I have next for you is a plugin that was sent in to us by Daniela Turcanu and it’s another third-party service, and this one here is from https://walls.io and it’s a social media feed plugin. And this being a third-party service, they do have a free account you can get to test it. It allows you to bring in feeds from all of the social media outlets out there such as Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, etc. and it creates a wall feed on your website for you.

From what I gather from reading everything on it, it helps keep that information up-to-date for you, maybe possibly dragging in more visitors to your site who might engage with you, buy your products or your services – whatever you’re doing on your website – so it looks kind of interesting. Again, a third-party service with a free sampler that you can sign up for for a premium account. Something to go check out if you’re looking to add more content to your website through a little bit of work. All in all, it looks like a pretty decent plugin to help with that information.

Go check it out. It’s called Walls.io and I give it a 3-Dragon rating.

[clears throat] I got a frog this morning. I’m gonna chase those frogs away.

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And contests – we do have a winner from the last contest for the WooCommerce Product Feed Manager. The winner was Mike. Congratulations to Mike. He’s been notified so as soon as he gets back to me, we will get him out his information for his license. So thank you to everyone who entered the contest last month – much appreciated. It’s a way to get yourself a free license; you just never know. All you gotta do is enter your name and email address.

And we do have a new contest coming up and it starts on Friday being tomorrow on March 8, and it will run through until April 4th. We are giving away a one-year expert license for Graph Comment, which is a free and powerful commenting plugins system that has a premium version, so we’re giving away the premium version license for it and you’ll want to check them out at graphcomment.com, and I believe we might have even reviewed this plugin, but I’ll have to get the further information about it.

Anyway, it’s something to bring in the comments to your WordPress website and hold them there and you keep them. It uses a third-party service along with your site. It’s kind of an interesting way of doing things. So anyway, it’s something you may want to check out. It’s Graph Comments and that contest will run from March 8th – yeah, we’re in March now – March 8th until April 4th, so make sure you go to wppluginsatoz.com/contests to enter the contest to win the one-year license for Graph Comments.

Okay, what do we got next? We have World Time Clocks. Now this one here is one that I had to search for. It turns out that if you are searching for a way to display actual clocks (not just digital time on your site), not a lot of choices out there at the moment, and a couple of them that are out there that work, they use Flash. (And well, everyone knows where Flash is going.)

This here is called jClocksGMT World Clocks and it is a plugin that will work not only as a widget – which almost all of them are pure widget – this also uses shortcodes that you can then place on a page or a post so that you can create multiple clocks for world times across the globe. So if you’re setting up a page, and in my particular instance I was working on a client’s site and they needed – they had offices all over the globe, so they needed time clocks on a particular page so everyone could look at one page and see the time zones for all the different offices they have, and seeing the digital stuff didn’t always equate if you’re a person that gets used to seeing analog clocks. I know that analog clocks are a little rough for a lot of younger folks out there, but analog is the way to go.

At any rate, great plugin, works wonderful. The shortcodes have a lot of input variations to allow you to have different clock faces, different time zones, different titles – a whole bunch of little things in it. It worked great; just install it, activate it, either set it as a widget, set your shortcodes, and poof, it worked. A really nice plugin. It is an older plugin, so I do know it works with the latest version of WordPress and also works in ClassicPress, so something you might want to check out. It’s called jClocksGMT World Clocks and I give it a 5-Dragon rating.

[Dragon roar]

            Go check it out.

I’m still looking for that listener feedback. You’ve got questions you’d like answered, any thing that gets you excited, feedback about the site – anything – send it my way. You can do that by going through our Contact page at wppluginsatoz.com or you can drop a SpeakPipe just in the lower right-hand corner, hit the little “Leave a Message” button, and it’ll record your vice and send it in to me. You can get a hold of me via a direct email or off the Facebook or Twitter pages – anywhere – get a hold of me. I do get back to people (sometimes not as quick as I should), but I do get back to people and I look forward to your comments and questions and anything you’d like to give me.

This show, also a value-for-value model, meaning if you get any value out of it, please give some value back. And in that vein, I’d like to acknowledge all those who have donated to the show in the past week, past month. Currently, I’d like to acknowledge and thank all the Patreon donors out there that donate small amounts. The Patreon payment came through this month, so thank you very much for that. Those that are $50 and over, they get a note read out here and everyone below $50, thank you very much for your support. It remains anonymous.

And if you would like to support the show, just go to wppluginsatoz.com/donate to donate to the show. Fill out the form, submit it to PayPal, and I will get your donation. And those donations do not actually make it to my pocket. They help support the things we do on the show such as transcripts, server bandwidth – yeah, that’s pretty much where it all goes right now. Eventually it might pay for some of the time I put into it, but I’m not worried about that.

A big thank you also to those that hire me because of the podcast. That’s as good as donating to the show as far as I’m concerned, because that helps pay for my time. So thank you very much!

Okay, the final – the next – actually, I’ve got one more. I’ve got a couple. The next plugin I’ve got for you here, this one here is if you’ve started working in Gutenberg, you’ll understand this a little bit. I mean, I’ve started to work with Gutenberg in bits and pieces. I have a couple of smaller clients that are using Gutenberg and one of the things in Gutenberg is all the blocks that get installed, and many of those blocks can be confusing. Some of them might not even be useful for your customers. You might just want to get rid of them and turn them off.

This is a plugin to do that. It disables Gutenberg blocks. It is a block manager to go in and disable a whole bunch of blocks. It supports turning off core blocks, advanced Gutenberg blocks, cadence blocks, jetpack blocks, editor blocks, WooCommerce blocks, other blocks. It’s got a whole list of blocks that you can turn off with this plugin.

And according to them, they’re adding to it to help you control your blocks, because you can end up with a lot of blocks, confuse your customer. They only need to do the stuff they need to do – or even yourself if you’re working on a website. You only want the stuff you want to do. You don’t want to open it up and have a whole list to scroll through, categorize – all the other stuff.

A great little plugin, works very nice. You just turn it on, turn off the stuff you don’t want to see, and it’s not gonna be shown. A great plugin, works well, and we always love free plugins that work well which get a top 5-Dragon rating.

[Dragon roar]

Check it out: Disable Gutenberg Blocks – Block Manager.

And finally, we have ClassicPress Options. This one here is to talk a little bit about the ClassicPress plugins since I do have a site right now that is going ClassicPress and I need to be testing and using stuff on it and bringing stuff into it. This week’s Classic Press plugin is called Shortcode Factory, and Shortcode Factory offers a wide range of ready-to-use shortcodes for your daily WordPress operations. There are plenty of shortcodes available at hand and they try to bring the most common shortcodes to you.

It’s got shortcode templates, you know, no need to remember them for shortcodes for posts and pages, uses roles, forms, and fields, UI and utility, and I think it’s got an ability for you to go in and edit your own. All in all, it looks like a pretty good plugin to use in your website if you use shortcodes, and I use a lot of shortcodes, especially like the WP Plugins site. I’ve got an old plugin in there that manages all our shortcodes that handle a lot of stuff in there. So this is one you’ll want to go check out. It looks to be a pretty great plugin. It’s called Shortcode Factory and I give it a 4-Dragon rating.

So that wraps it up. I covered up in this show here the Codeswholesale plugin, which I gave a 3 to; the Social Media Feed plugin, which I gave a 3 to; the jClocksGMT World Clocks, which I gave a 5 to; the Disable Gutenberg Blocks – Block Manager, which I gave a 5 to; and the Shortcode Factory, which I gave a 4 to, so make sure you go check these out.

A couple of quick reminders…the next WordPress Meetup in Victoria will be April 3rd and it will be broadcast live on YouTube. For location and more information, go check it out at wppluginsatoz.com/meetup. So if you’re in the Victoria area, please come out to the meetup and join us. We’ve got a pretty big group of people that are coming out regularly now – somewhere around 20 to 30 people show up regularly and you can meet other WordPress users, get some tips and information. The next meetup presentation I’ll be giving is SEO 101, which is basic SEO setup for your WordPress website and things you want to think about and do, so make sure you join it. It will be broadcast live and the livestreams have been getting better and better, so I’m pretty sure the next one will be even better than the last one.

Be sure to check out and subscribe to the YouTube channel where you’ll find training videos, screencasts, and more. And little by little, I’m getting more of those training videos up as I find the plugins that I need to do them for.

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Plugins for WooCommerce Extensions, Social Media Feed, World Clocks, Disable Gutenberg Blocks, and Shortcode Factory in Episode 398

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It’s Episode 398 and I’ve got plugins for Selling Games, Social Media, World Time, Block Management, and Classic Press Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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