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WordPress / ClassicPress Tips & News for May 20, 2021

This weeks newsletter from: WordPress / ClassicPress Plugins News and Tips from WPPluginsAtoZ - The Longest Running WordPress & ClassicPress Plugins Podcast With Your Hosts Amber Overall & John Overall of

Last Week’s Show

It’s Episode 512 – ‘Charging Forward’, with plugins for Filling Your Time, Tracking Email, Social Sharing, Simplifying Things, Going Fishing, and ClassicPress options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

Join Amber and John every Thursday at 11:45 am for the pre-stream and noon for the show!


The Contest

Enter The Contest to Win!!

Contests Powered by Simple Giveaways who kindly provides us with the premium version for our contests.

I do want to thank Charlie for coming to the aid of the show and getting our contests all organized. I also want to thank all the developers again for supporting our show with their plugin donations! Please check them out.

Short note about participating in the contests folks. Remember we go to great efforts to get these licenses and look for more participation from you the producers.

We are taking a hiatus from the contests until June 2021. Watch for more information on our social media pages.

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For all developers who would like to support the show. You can donate a premium license to be used in a future contest please go to or book an interview with John!


WP Plugins A to Z News

Thank you to all our contributing artist for supplying us with new creative cover art for the show.  We appreciate the time and effort you put into them for the show.

Check out the new system for submitting art work for the show You can also view the art work from the past and you can even vote on the art work. Please, get over there and vote!! Also, if yo have any feedback about the new system, please send it to us.

Remember, you will want to hang around to the end of the show for our Q & A segment with Amber…. and to those listening on the podcast, you may want to check out the YouTube version which has some great discussions before the show starts…

If you would like to send something to WP Plugins A to Z you can send to the following address:

WP Plugins A to Z
C/O John Overall
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Victoria, BC V9A 5T9

In Other News


Googles Project Starline – very Star Trek. – Who knew that hologram tech would actually come to the fore so quickly? I think it’s pretty nifty.

AccessiBee and other overlay products are coming under fire due to their 3rd party overlay coding! Open letter from advocates and developers calling on industry to unite against the accessibility of these technologies.

WordPress Business Cheat Sheet for selling Themes and Plugins – Not a bad list to go through.

Random note on how much your private information is worth on the dark web.

Looking for work? – here’s the current job listings for WordPress.

SEO tips and practices from WP Rocket

Persistent Dismissible – a bit of code to help with centralizing/minimizing ” code required to execute multiple different calls and checks to the User Meta and User Options APIs inside of WordPress Core.” To be a little more clear, the creator states this: “How many times have you written some WordPress code to help you with storing the state of whether-or-not a logged-in user clicked “dismiss” on an admin-area notice, promo, or banner? Yeah. Us too.”

Google Quantum Computer by 2029!? – And they aren’t the only ones. IBM is in the race as well! Interesting read if nothing else.

Hackers hide in your network for up to 11 days before attacking says this report.

CryptoCurrency Glossary – from DogeCoin to BitCoin.

Auto Bot for CryptoCurrency Trading how to guide!

WordPress News and Info

Not news, but a warning to those who listen about old tricks being used in spam again. Recently I have been receiving on my honeypot emails, simple emails saying that I have exceeded my allocated space please click below to fix.

WPTavern discusses vax stats requirement – Heads up if you are wanting to join a WordCamp in person, you may be required to give your private medical information, stating whether or not you have had the vax. Not cool in my opinion.

Rebranding Plugins may be the new fad – Next up for Plugin Rebranding and Repurposing: Profile Press Plugin! It is now known as: WP User Avatar Plugin! This plugin is now full fledged user registration, profile, login, and membership management plugin rather then single purpose custom-avatar solution plugin.

Massive updates to Gutenberg 10.6 that include (but are not limited to) duotone filters, query pattern carousel, and most used tags selector.

WordPress 5.7.2 now available! Short cycle security release is what they are calling this – the next major update will be in the 5.8.

Top 10 Threat detection – for common threats vexing cloud customers whether the business is huge, medium, or small.

The hall of shame via Automattic:

Matt’s Famous Quotes


ClassicPress News and Info

Just a note for my ClassicPress listeners please send me info to help keep the ClassicPress section full.

WordLift has released a new version that is compatible with ClassicPress

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