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It’s Episode 466 with plugins to Colour Your World, Zipping it all up, Insuring those products are available and ClassicPress Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
John: Okay, ClassicPress Options. What have I got this week? I don’t have anything really for ClassicPress Options. I do have a bit of news that I think I might have covered, but let’s cover it a little bit more in-depth, and that is ClassicPress’ Classic Commerce. The beta release is out for people to test out, and this is a really good article talking about what they did, how they forked WooCommerce, kept most of it intact, kept all the major functionality of it intact unless it depended on Jetpack or WooCommerce Store, and will allow people to build upon the top of this to have a really good solid e-commerce platform for ClassicPress. And it’s called Classic Commerce and it’s going to be really quite good I think when they get it all done up. So go check that information out.
Other than that, I don’t have anything else except for the usual spiel about ClassicPress resources, the ClassicPress Club, the forums, the plugin lists, et cetera. Go check those links out in the Show Notes. If you’re listening and you use ClassicPress, send me information on what you can find. I haven’t had a whole lot of time to research ClassicPress as I’ve been solely working in WordPress for the last few months, and it’s really hard for me to make the time to do the research for ClassicPress. So help me out here, folks. I’d love to get more but I really need some help to do it.
Okay, plugins this week. What do I have for plugins for WordPress this week? First off, what I’ve got for you here is one called Export Media Library. This was sent to me by Angel Lemus, and you all know him very well. He did a guest host with me along with – he supports the show in numerous different ways. So, this one here is something that will help you export your entire Media Library. It allows you to export the entire Media Library files as a compressed zip file, and archive. Simple to use, the export option is added to the dashboard under media and being open-source and free, it does exactly what it claims to do, and Angel has given this one a 5-Dragon rating.
Go check it out if you’re looking for a way to download and preserve your Media Library. It could be important depending on how much stuff you have up in there and how you get your backups and downloads.
Okay, the next one I’ve got for you here is called the Amazon Affiliate Product Availability Tracker, and what this one does for you is if you’re an Amazon Affiliate, you may or may not know if you’re a really big one that you’ve got to monitor your Amazon links unless you have some dynamic ones in there to make sure that they always point to viable Amazon products. This is a plugin that goes in and it checks all your Amazon affiliate links in your websites, and then, goes checks at Amazon to see if those products still exist and making sure that they’re viable, thereby helping ensure that when people click those links for you, you actually make a little bit of money when they buy the products.
Very cool plugin. I’m not an Amazon affiliate anymore. I didn’t make enough sales when I had it, so they booted me out of the program. Half expected that because I really didn’t promote it all that much or spend a lot of time on it. If you’re going to be an affiliate marketer, that becomes your full-time job. You build your website and then you spend all your time dealing with the affiliate marketing. So basically, no matter what we do in the world, we always end up having to specialize and do something. Anyway, great little plugin, seems like it could solve some really great problems. They do have a premium version of it, so we give it a 4-Dragon rating. Go check it out, the Amazon Affiliate Product Availability Tracker.
Okay, and the final one I’ve got for you here today. This one again comes from Angel Lemus, and it’s called the Central Color Palette. And this one here allows you to use and manage a site-wide central color palette for a uniform look and feel with your site. This goes into the theme customizer as well as the Classic Editor. You define the Central Color Palettes through the settings menu, and all plugins that make use of the WordPress color picker can benefit from this as well. So there are lots of different things you can do with this one here, help you get colors all setup and situated on your WordPress website. So go check this one out. It’s called the Central Color Palette. And Angel gave it a 5-Dragon rating.
Thank you very much, Angel. You made my week easy this week along with the other fella. So anything to help me get everything carried through.
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Okay, and contests, I don’t have one yet, still getting it prepared and ready, it will happen. Life is always in the way it seems. Okay, and finally, I close now this episode. I covered up the following plugins: the Central Color Palette, which I gave a 5 to – which actually Angel gave a 5 to; the Amazon Affiliate Product Availability Checker, which I gave a 4 to, and The Export Media Library, which Angel gave a 5 to.
Okay, and a couple of quick reminders, the Meetup this past week was a bit of success. You know we had someone drop out from the WordPress community to visit, and I had a couple of friends of mine that attended. It was a really nice, good nice sunny kind of day. We had burgers and dogs over the barbecue. One buddy brought along some homemade pork and beans. We had ourselves a really great time exploring the garden, chatting, talking for a few hours. So hey, next time, we do one hopefully sometime in July. If you want to attend, please feel free to reach out to me.
Okay, and if you would like to be on an interview show, please contact me at wppluginsatoz.com/interview. If you want to find out more about me and the crazy things I do in life, go check out theroguestavern.com. And you can find out what I’ve been doing, especially the garden that I got the show off this last weekend. And that’s everything I’ve got for you, shortened down version of the show today, but hey, that’s all there is worth, but it’s still worthy of a tequila shot. And thanks, Hemdien, you were there, and so thanks a lot. I’m glad you enjoyed the barbecue. All right, off we go. We’ll let my girl take us on out of here.
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