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It’s Episode 594 and we have plugins for AI Teacher, Accessing HT, Hiding Ghosts, Font Font Typo, Logging In’n’Out, Element Widgets… and ClassicPress Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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Welcome to Episode 594 – WordPress Plugin Pug Hugs – Hoping that the new show time is working out for everyone! The sunshine is starting to come out a little, it’s starting to warm up a bit, here’s hoping that the sunshine will come and hang out sooner rather than later!
Onto the art!
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…
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Let’s start the show with this weeks Featured Artist:
Angel Lemus — http://www.koadigital.com
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!
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Breaking News in the WordPress World at large!!
…If I missed something, shoot me a link at firstname.lastname@example.org – it may show up on the next show!
News this week:
WordPress Vulnerability Report – March 1, 2023 https://ithemes.com/blog/wordpress-vulnerability-report-march-1-2023/ – There are a decent amount of plugins to be aware of in this weeks list. The ones I most easily recognize are WordPress Login Logout Menu plugin, WordPress Admin Block Country plugin, WordPress Hero Banner Ultimate plugin, WordPress Easy Google Analytics for WordPress plugin, WordPress Custom Settings plugin – there are more, though this weeks list is very long and seems to consist almost entirely of WordPress plugins.
There are a few themes that have had their vulnerabilities fixed as well, so be sure to check out our show notes to look over the list yourself.
All In One SEO Patches Multiple Stored XSS Vulnerabilities in Version 4.3.0 https://wptavern.com/all-in-one-seo-patches-multiple-stored-xss-vulnerabilities-in-version-4-3-0 – The vulnerabilities potentially impacted more than 3 million users on versions 4.2.9 and earlier. Researchers found that there was insufficient input sanitization from Word Fence – this made it possible for authenticated attackers with contributor-level access or higher to inject arbitrary web scripts in pages that will execute whenever a user accesses an injected page.
MonetizeMore acquires advanced ads plugins https://wptavern.com/monetizemore-acquires-advanced-ads-plugin – For those who use advanced ads plugin, this could be a great thing, or it could be a terrible thing – it all depends on what MonetizeMore decides to do with it. It seems that the previous owner had made a connection with them long before thinking of selling, so hopefully the plugin will not be changed beyond recognition.
Gutenberg 15.2 introduces revisions for template editing https://wptavern.com/gutenberg-15-2-introduces-revisions-for-template-editing – 15.2 now has support for revisions when editing templates and template parts. The revision panel has now been placed on the surface, making it a little easier and less intimidating. There have also been improvements to the navigation of the site, making it a little easier to use in general. There are a few more new goodies that have been added as well, so be sure to check our show notes to get the link and check them out!
New proposal seeks to update WordPress release for merging Gutenberg features after Beta 1 feature freeze https://wptavern.com/new-proposal-seeks-to-update-wordpress-release-process-for-merging-gutenberg-features-after-beta-1-feature-freeze – There is a new ‘Gutenberg-merge’ ticket introduced by lead developer Andrew Ozz. This would formalize the latitude Gutenberg contributors have been given for committing code after feature freeze during the release cycle. Generally any new feature and enhancement needs to be added before the release of Beta 1. There were rare exceptions made via tickets, though his has been happening more and more it seems, so the goal is to make it so that nothing new can be added more than 2 or 3 days after, rather than the 2-3 weeks after that has been happening.
WordPress themes team proposes community themes initiative https://wptavern.com/wordpress-themes-team-proposes-community-themes-initiative – WordPress representatives of the themes team are wanting to carry forward the momentum created leading up to the WordPress’s 6.1 release, publishing a proposal extending this new era of increased design contribution. The goal is to carry forward the themes style variations, keeping the old and only bringing in little new – rather than changing the entire thing from bottom up.
WordPress community on Mastadon launches ‘toot the word’ survey https://wptavern.com/wordpress-community-on-mastodon-launches-toot-the-word-survey – Since last month’s Twitter outage, Mastadon has gotten a boost! Daniel Author, who runs a WordPress agency based in Sweden, curates and maintains a list of WordPress community members’ Mastadon accounts that anyone can follow by downloading the CSV file and importing it into Mastadon. And now he and 5 other large Mastadon instances have come together and have created a survey for WordPress users. The goal of the survey is to improve Mastadon instances that are WordPress related.
What Mesopotamian’s can teach us about ChatGPT and the impact of new tech https://thenextweb.com/news/what-the-mesopotamians-can-teach-us-about-chat-gpt-and-the-impact-of-new-tech – This is a pretty cool article, talking about how Mesopotamia was, where written language was a major change within the civilization, and then goes on to talk about the inventions, the effect of the inventions 4000 years ago, and draws lines of comparison between now and then. Very interesting read!
…Our News Section really isn’t complete without ClassicPress News…
Nothing new has been posted on the ClassicPress website this week but we know from past weeks they have been keeping busy. Check the news below for what has been happening and stay tuned!
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!!
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!
Will non-linear work days be the new hybrid working? https://thenextweb.com/news/will-non-linear-work-days-be-the-new-hybrid-working
European space agency unveils new plan for growing plants on the moon https://thenextweb.com/news/european-space-agency-unveils-new-plan-for-growing-plants-on-the-moon
Why US-based Unicorn Hacker-One keeps their dev team in Groningen https://thenextweb.com/news/why-us-based-unicorn-hackerone-keeps-their-dev-team-in-groningen
DJI quiety discontinues its drone-detecting AeroScope system https://www.theverge.com/2023/3/5/23626057/dji-discontinues-aeroscope-drone-detecting-system
Ukraine’s year of war exposes changing roles for cyber weapons https://thenextweb.com/news/cybersecurity-in-ukraine-war-one-year-anniversary-russia-invasion
Uh-oh! The Crypto collapse has reached the real financial system https://www.theverge.com/2023/3/4/23623964/crypto-silvergate-bank-run-stablecoins-dollars
Meet the companies trying to keep up with ChatGPT https://www.theverge.com/2023/3/5/23599209/companies-keep-up-chatgpt-ai-chatbots
OpenAI launches an API for ChatGPT, a startup attempts a humanoid robot, and salesforce turns it around
Generative Ai is immature: why abusing it is likely to end badly https://www.technewsworld.com/story/generative-ai-is-immature-why-abusing-it-is-likely-to-end-badly-177849.html
Tips to help mask your identity online
‘Father of Internet’ warns sinking money into cool AI may be uncool https://www.technewsworld.com/story/father-of-internet-warns-sinking-money-into-cool-ai-may-be-uncool-177837.html
…Some random entertainment in the World of WordPress!
…Matt’s Famous Quotes
…The hall of shame via Automattic:
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!
Our Contest this week IS:
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Breakdance Page Builder One-Year Licence valued at $149 each
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With 120 built-in elements, a modern UI and workflow, and deep WooCommerce integration, Breakdance is the ultimate website builder plugin for WordPress.
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…To Enter, head on over to wppluginsatoz.com/giveaway and enter for your chance to win!…
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!
Off we go….
AI English Teacher
The AI English Teacher plugin is an advanced tool designed to help website administrators improve the quality of their website’s content. It utilizes OpenAI’s advanced natural language processing algorithms to correct grammar and rephrase sentences with ease.
Rating 4 Dragons
Fonts Plugin | Google Fonts Typography
This is a useful plugin I found for a client’s site – it offers you all the Google fonts, a way to set up the various Google fonts for the different typographies through your customizer on your site.
This plugin also hosts Google fonts locally for you, and offers you the option to upload your own personal fonts.
Very cool plugin, worth checking out!
Rating: 4 Dragons
Advanced Htaccess Optimizer & Editor
The Advanced Htacess Optimizer & Editor is a WordPress plugin that is designed to help website owners optimize their .htaccess file for improved website speed and security. The plugin includes a range of features that make it easy for users to optimize their website’s .htaccess file without the need for technical knowledge.
Rating 4 Dragons
Login or Logout Menu Item
This is a really useful plugin if you are just wanting a simple login/logout menu item.
Once a person has logged into the site, the word changes to ‘logout’.
This is only a simple plugin to create the login/logout button, and does not have any way to create anything else.
The way you use it, is by adding it to your menu – or you can make a seperate menu with just this added.
Easy and simple, automatically brings you to whatever login/logout page is already there, though you can put your own link in there.
Rating: 5 Dragons
We Interrupt the Meat and Potatoes of Plugin Depravity Edition to bring you our Donations Segment and to thank our Producers!
Since we just work here, it’s up to you, our Producers, to keep the show’s larders stocked with Time, Treasure, or Talent Donations! If you need more information on how to do that, you can check out our site wppluginsatoz.com – right up in the menu you will see the definition for each one under ‘Donations’!
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Though always showing up at unexpected times, these Producers are surely part of the reason our name is getting out there! Thank you!
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Thank you, now back to the Meat and Potatoes of Plugin Depravity Edition!
Hide My WP Ghost – Security Plugin
A quick easy way to change the login URL for your site and more.
Rating 5 Dragons
Unlimited Elements for Elementor (Free Widgets, Addons, Templates)
This was a great find in my opinion – most Elementor plugins with this amount of addons tend to show up in your site with everything activated.
This one does not, you have to scroll through the options and choose which ones to download.
There are free and there are premium ones, though they make it clear which is which so you don’t get any surprises.
Very useful, and I really appreciated the fact that you have to go in and specifically select which ones you want to download.
Rating: 4 Dragons
…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 email@example.com.
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:
…ClassicPress Tutorials on their site:
…ClassicPress’s “Must Have” Plugins List:
…https://directory.classicpress.net/plugins They now have 71 plugins (and counting!) available.
…WordPress Plugin Section compatible with ClassicPress:
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…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!
Nothing this week, seems our homing pigeons didn’t find their way home yet!
How to be part of your own production!
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Stuff and reminders about Stuff:
Continued reminder, we are moving the show time to Monday’s at noon-thirty PST. The pre-stream will begin around 12:15 PM PST, so join us for our pre-show chat while we adjust everything before the show.
Nothing yet, though be sure to keep an eye here for the next Meet Up, eventually we will get it going!
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:
- AI English Teacher – 4
- Advanced Htaccess Optimizer & Editor – 4
- Hide My WP Ghost – Security Plugin – 5
- Fonts Plugin | Google Fonts Typography – 4
- Login or Logout Menu Item – 5
- Unlimited Elements for Elementor (Free Widgets, Addons, Templates) – 4
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- A question from a listener:Does he have a recommendation among the free SSL certificates? I use Cloudflare’s SSL certs to protect the sites I host, but I’ve got ‘Let’s Encrypt’ available from my current web host. Should I switch to ‘Let’s Encrypt’ or is Cloudflare equally or more secure? Thanks so much!! -Jason Lee
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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:
Since I am asking a larger question, there is only one for the second part today.
- Do you think it’s possible that if the AI gains total sentience, that it will be able to differentiate between the a-holes and the awesome people out there? Or do you think that will take a few thousand years of development before it will be able to do that, in the same way it took humans? Or do you think since humans have lost their ability to do so, will AI ever be able to?
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