It’s Episode 515 – We have plugins for Blocks, Stopping Spam, Accessibility, Accounting, Scripts…, and ClassicPress Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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Bloksy, A11y Kit, Disable WP Registration Page Spam, I Order Terms, Finpose – Accounting Plugin for WooCommerce, Flying Scripts by WP Speed Matters, Royal Elementor Addons ……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 515.
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This is #23 of 52 episodes for 2021. Its Episode 515, and summer is well and truly working it’s way into our daily lives! No more feeling like a zombie – except on those inevitable cloudy days. Though some of those cloudy days feel like a thunder – lightning storm is going to rear it’s head, it never seems to here on the island. I wish we had more thunder – lightning storms here – I remember seeing an amazing one when I was in New Zealand, rolling in over the water. We never get weather like that here… ah well.
Despite us never really getting really cool thunder lightning storms here on the island though, we do get pretty good weather here – and I recommend you get out and take advantage of it while it lasts! Spend some time in the great outdoors with a friend, or even on your own; turn off that media and give yourself a break! No radio, no Internet, just relaxation of the mind and exorcise of the body!
If you can’t make it outside for whatever reason, try just opening a window and turning off the media for about an hour every day. Read one of those books you likely got kicking around collecting dust! I’ll bet you a beer it helps!
Rinse and repeat as often as needed.
We have some news from the world of WordPress for you today as well as some great plugins.
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Further issues brought on by the forced update – some sites that were forced to update were not even brought up to the most recent version.
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Off we go into the meat and potatoes, Into the depths of plugin depravity…..
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:
Codepotent leaving the ClassicPress system
ClassicPress directory update
Just a note for my ClassicPress listeners please send me info to help keep the ClassicPress section full.
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For some up to date news on ClassicPress check out the ClassicPress Blog.
“Must Have” Plugins List
To find a listing of ClassicPress specific plugins check out this link https://forums.classicpress.net/t/plugins-built-specifically-for-classicpress/1011?u=codepotent 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
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Sent in by Oz Arslan
Finpose – Accounting Plugin for WooCommerce
What he says:
Finpose is a plugin for WooCommerce that provides all the features you need to cover all the accounting bases of your operation. With Finpose, you’ll be able to track costs, acquisition spending, and expenses. Not to mention you’ll also be able to get an overview of the taxes of your store.
If your e-commerce store is small or medium, Finpose is the right accounting tool for you and it’s one of the best ones you’ll find on the market. Bigger and more complex e-commerce businesses will require something more, such as dedicated accounting software. But for smaller businesses, this plugin will do the trick.
Using Finpose will allow you to access all the financial information you need to stay on top of your accounting tasks. You will be able to track costs, expenses, sales, shipping, taxes, and accounts. You’ll also get full reports and uncover metrics like ROI or AOV, which is extremely useful.
Finpose is integrated with WooCommerce, which means it will automatically retrieve tax data for the sales you make, which you’ll be able to check on the taxes page. It will also retrieve tax data from all your spendings. You’ll receive monthly taxes payable and receivable reports so you can record the taxes you’ve paid. Not to mention the automatic calculations will let you know what your yearly tax balance is.
What I say:
This is a pretty nice plugin once installed. It gives you access to all kinds of reports that you will need for managing your inventory, taxes and money flows. It has pretty readable reports and gives lots of information. You can use it to track expenses and more.
Rating 5 Dragons.
Really awesome plugin designed for people with disabilities in mind – though for people who spend a lot of time on the computer, this is equally useful.
This is a CSS thing, you need to add in the CSS class to your menu. If you don’t have a menu, and you just turn this plugin on, it makes everything a really pretty purple and black. Looks great – but no useful buttons.
This is designed to give your users the option to do the following:
- make the font 30x larger
- change to dark mode
- have high contrast
- low or high saturation
- change font to comic sans or arial
- space out the letters for easier reading
This is a great set up, each option can be turned on or off through the menu. There is a ‘normal’ setting as well.
Very useful, and I think it’s a great idea!
Each setting has it’s own code that you will need to put into the Menu’s CSS. If you want everything, just put it all in. They give you everything you need to get this working properly, and I really like it.
Totally free to use, and it works well!
Rating 5 Dragons
Blocksy is one of the best free themes for WordPress. Not only is it lightning fast, which keeps Google happy, but it offers a lot of features that you can normally only find in a paid version of a theme. As a member of the Brizy Community I know how much people love Blocksy as it works fluently with, not only Brizy, but Gutenberg, Elementor and Beaver Builder. The Global colour palette makes full site colour adjustments as simple as a few clicks. The header and footer builder allows you to build creative menus by easy drag and drop. To make building a site even simpler there is a great selection of “usable” starter sites, which are both stylish and professional. The “Pro” version of Blocksy takes your web design to the next level. The header and footer gets even more powerful with multiple conditions, a mega menu and some very useful blocks, such as search box and language switcher. It also brings further enhancements to your WooCommerce store, and lots of special extras like Local Google fonts and their Advanced blog module. I have been so impressed with Blocksy that I am seriously thinking of buying their Agency Lifetime Licence.
Rating 5 Dragons
I Order Terms
This is a pretty useful plugin that will allow you to create a filter you can place on an archive page that will allow your visitors to sort though the posts by category. It does require some coding be applied and is not simple plugin and play but it can be of great use to those who are doing custom work to a webpage.
Rating 4 Dragons.
Royal Elementor Addons
This is a brand new plugin, and I think it’s pretty awesome! The widgets work amazingly, and the amount you get in the free version is great!
I also really like the settings they give you – you can choose which widgets you want to actually be activated in the settings; say you didn’t have WooCommerce on your site, you can turn all of the WooCommerce off. And if you only needed one of the widgets out of the choices, you can turn everything except for the one you need off. You can turn any of them back on whenever you want.
They also give you an option to create your own templates, and make it possible to fill in all information for things like MailChimp in the settings of plugin rather than the page you are working on so that when you go to use the widget in your page making, everything is already in there. The same goes for preferences in designs and patterns for particular widgets.
If not for the pro version, I would give this a 5!
Rating 4 Dragons
Flying Scripts by WP Speed Matters
Why should I use this plugin?
Rating 5 Dragons
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Blocksy is a blazing fast and lightweight WordPress theme built with the latest web technologies. It was built with the Gutenberg editor in mind and has a lot of options that makes it extendable and customizable. You can easily create any type of website, such as business agency, shop, corporate, education, restaurant, blog, portfolio, landing page and so on. It works like a charm with popular WordPress page builders, including Elementor, Beaver Builder, Visual Composer and Brizy.
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The plugins we covered were:
John’s Plugins: Finpose – Accounting Plugin for WooCommerce – 5
Amber’s Plugins: Royal Elementor Addons – 4, A11y Kit – 5
Charlie’s Plugins: Bloksy – 4, Flying Scripts by WP Speed Matters – 5
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Going to ask your opinions about some things today.
- What do you think is going on with the uptake in cyber security issues we have been seeing?
- On Tuesday, we lost a lot of the Internet. This was due to CDN’s (Content Delivery Networks) supported by Fastly. It appears to have been a malfunction within their own system as they solved it within an hour – Do you think due to the amount of people trying to access these sites these days has anything to do with the issue?
- I’ve noticed a lot of problems over the past few months with things on the ‘net. Things like debit machines, my own Internet at home. What’s on my mind here is a mixture of too many people trying to use the Internet at the same time, hackers attacking the providers and causing the bandwidth to be taken up fighting them rather than allowing it to supply the customers. Am I at all on the right track with these thoughts?
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