WordPress Plugins A to Z Episode 402

Listen to John Overall LIVE, on #YouTube, Thursday April 4, at 12 pm PST, on Episode #402 of the #WPPluginsAtoZ #podcast!
The WP Plugins A to Z Podcast is where we review and discuss four of the many available free, freemium and premium plugins for WordPress. John describes and reviews the plugins and then rates each of these plugins on the show. He also talks a little WordPress and is happy to answer questions you may have about #WordPress or a plugin he’s reviewed.
 
Have a question or comment for John about the show or a plugin? Send a message via any of our social media, through the website or give him a call!
 
Schedule us into your Thursday afternoon lunchtime routine.

Victoria WordPress Meetup – April 2019 Seminar

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For our April 3, 2019 meeting, there will be two presentations about WordPress with time for questions and a break. This months presentations will be made by John Overall. The first presentation will be on “To Be announced” and the second will be on “To Be announced” both by John Overall. Please bring a pen, paper, your questions and laptop if you like. There will not be any tables available.

If you have any suggestions on future presentations, or presenters, please message Sherri Lynn or leave a message on the message board and we will look at creating a presentation for it.

You must RSVP so we know how many to expect as space is limited.
Please bring $5 cash to pay John upon arrival to help cover the cost of the room.

There is limited parking in the parking lot for KW Optical however, there is on street parking in front and in front of Esquimalt High School. When you arrive, enter through the front door for KW Optical. Head up the stairs to your left at the far side of the foyer. The classroom it straight across from the stairway.

We look forward to seeing you!

WordPress Seminar – April 2019

For our meeting there will be one presentation about WordPress with time for questions and a break. This months presentation will be on “SEO 101” by John Overall. Please bring a pen, paper, your questions and laptop if you like. There will not be any tables available.

If you have any suggestions on future presentations, or presenters, please message Sherri Lynn or leave a message on the message board and we will look at creating a presentation for it.

You must RSVP so we know how many to expect as space is limited.
Please bring $5 cash to pay John upon arrival to help cover the cost of the room.

There is limited parking in the parking lot for KW Optical however, there is on street parking in front and in front of Esquimalt High School. When you arrive, enter through the front door for KW Optical. Head up the stairs to your left at the far side of the foyer. The classroom it straight across from the stairway. We look forward to seeing you!

Interview 33 with Shakhawat Sultan from RexTheme

Today’s interview is with Shakhawat Sultan from RexTheme, who have created a 360 degree virtual tour plugin.

This is the second interview with RexTheme, the last one was Interview 24. Their plugins have also been reviewed by us previously.

If you’re a plugin developer and you’d like to appear on the show, you can schedule an interview, donate your plugin for an upcoming contest, or submit your plugin for review.

The WP VR plugin creates a virtual tour using 360 degree panoramic photo. It’s a much cheaper and more flexible alternative to making videos or hiring a camera crew. WP VR is designed for realtors to showcase homes, but it is also useful for hotel owners, theme parks, museums, etc.

You can use the plugin in both the Gutenberg editor and the classic WordPress editor.

Basic features include clickable info hot spots, buttons to take you to another room/place, and Gutenberg block support.
Premium also includes customizable hot spot buttons, an on-screen compass, unlimited scenes, and more.

We also talk about some of their other plugins and upcoming projects.

The free and premium versions of WP VR are available on their website, rextheme.com/wpvr/.
YouTube tutorials – RexTheme
Find them on Facebook – facebook.com/RexTheme/
Follow their twitter – @rexthemeltd

WP Plugins A to Z WordPress Weekly Round Up – March 30, 2019

Watch John Overall LIVE, on #YouTube, Saturday March 30, at 8 pm PST, on  #WPPluginsAtoZ #WordPress Weekly Round Up #podcast!

A new weekly live stream from WP Plugins A to Z covering the news John has heard in the past week about WordPress and anything else that comes up pertaining to the WordPress Community.

Catch up on this weeks WordPress news with John and sign into YouTube to chat with him during the show.

Transcript of Episode 401 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 #401 here.


It’s Episode 401 and I’ve got plugins for Dynamic Maps, Android App Builder, Bulk Moving Posts, Locking WooCommerce, and ClassicPress options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins from A-Z!


Episode #401

John:    It’s Episode 401 and I’ve got plugins for Dynamic Maps, Android App Builder, Bulk Moving Posts, Locking WooCommerce, and ClassicPress options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins from 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 in Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and the iTunes Store, subscribing to the show and leaving reviews there. They really do help the show out and I greatly appreciate the time you take to do it.

You can subscribe and check out our training videos here on YouTube. Also catch me live every Thursday at noon where I also put out screencasts, extra training videos, and other extra shows as I have the time to get them out the door. And on Saturday nights, I’ve been touch-and-go lately. I have not been able to get the Saturday night show out, but they’ll come, and they’ll be hit and miss. Just, you know, subscribe to the channel, hit the notification bell; that way you get notifications whenever I go live with the show.

You can follow me on Twitter @wppluginsatoz. You can join me on the Facebook at wppluginsatoz.com/facebook –there we go. You can also subscribe to our newsletter right there on the front page. Just enter your name and your email address and we’ll subscribe you to the newsletter and you get information that is not covered in the show and other tidbits of helpful advice, and there’s more things coming down the pike for that newsletter. We’ve been working at improving it and working it, putting in content that people like.

So, that’s all out of the way. It’s time to jump right into the meat and potatoes of the show.

[Plugins lead-in rock music]

All right, and to start off I’ve got a couple of plugins that I have yet to use but thought you might want to know that they exist. Keep in mind the ratings are based off the descriptions, their site demos (if they have one), and other bits and pieces that I can find as I dig around with them. The reason I haven’t used these is one, I don’t have the time to get them into a test site to test them all out, or I can’t use them in any of my current projects (and I have a couple on the go right now). Not too many, but I do have a few on the go.

All right, so the first one I’ve got for you was sent in to us by Yancho Yanchev and this one here is called Image Map Pro, and this is an image map plugin that creates more than just country or county maps. It creates maps for just about anything – kind of a cool plugin. I really like it. I wish I had a use for it right now so I could dig into it and see what it can do. I do like their test site that showcases the human body where you can click on the different muscles, figure out what the different muscles are, get more information. That’s on their test site there.

They do also have with the plugin you get 50+ maps of countries and continents that are included. You know, custom polygon shapes – basically, you create an SVG map and then you map it with the overlays for all the clickable stuff that you want. A really cool, interesting plugin – something I thought was quite interesting to look at. This looks to be a really cool plugin to check out. You might want to go check it out.

It is a premium plugin; it’s $39 over at CodeCanyon and you can get it there. The link is in the show notes. All in all, it looks pretty great – something to check out. I would give this one a 4-Dragon rating based on everything here. Who knows? If I test it out, it could end up at a 5, so make sure you go check it out. It is called Image Map Pro for WordPress – SVG Map Builder.

And next up I’ve got for you – this one here was sent in by Nissar Mashina and it is a freemium plugin – [rotary phone ringing] – and get that one off. It’s a freemium plugin and it’s called Movipress, which [smartphone ringing] doesn’t really describe what it does. It kind of leaves you – what? Is this about movies? But no, it is an Android app builder and what it does is it allows you to create an Android app over on their website and then you can embed and use this app over on your WordPress website.

It allows you to create an app to interface with your clients if you can get them to use the app. It’s kind of something – I don’t know how good or bad it would be. I don’t really do apps myself, so if you’re into apps or building apps, this might be a really nice tool for you to turn your website into an Android app. It does not look to be anything for iPhone, but of course Android has a larger share of the market nowadays, so you might want to check this out.

And there’s a whole lot that it can do: change the appearance anytime/anywhere, use Google Fonts, you know, link articles with different templates. You can add your own logos, save articles, send new comments, support for videos, and more in it. So go check this out. It’s called Movipress and it is an Android app builder and currently I give it a 3-Dragon rating, so go check that one out.

Okay, currently this show is brought to you by …

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Whoops, wrong button.

Re – [outro]

Wrong – still wrong button.

Take the work and worry out of maintaining and caring for your WordPress website. JohnOverall.com has 20+ years’ experience and offers hosting, maintenance programs, emergency support, and more to keep your site up-to-date and running smoothly. We offer free estimates and only bill you for the time used, not by the block. While you’re caring for your business, let JohnOverall.com care for your website. Think of us when you think of WordPress. Visit JohnOverall.com.

Absolutely. Come see me for all your WordPress needs, especially if you’re looking for WordPress hosting that won’t slow you down. See JohnOverall.com.

And currently we do have a contest running right now and the contests that we run are powered by the Simple Giveaways plugin. They were kind enough to provide us with a premium plugin for running all our contests, a really great plugin, so go check out that plugin. There’s a link in the show notes to it.

And our current contest is running for one more week until April 4th. We are giving away a one-year expert license for Graph Comment, which is a free and powerful commenting plugin for great discussions. It helps you organize your discussions, makes it easy, and keeps the trolls under the bridge where they belong: away from your website. They can’t get up on top and extract their toll.

So go check this one out and I also reviewed this plugin back in Episode 394, so you can go find out what I really thought about that plugin when I gave it a good review. For more information go check out their website, graphcomment.com. All you’ve got to do to enter the contest is go to wppluginsatoz.com/contests for more information on it.

All right, the next plugin I’ve got for you here is called Bulk Move. Now, if you’re ever in the middle of redeveloping a website that’s been around for five, 10, 12 years or so – however long they’ve been running WordPress – and they’ve got maybe hundreds or thousands of posts. Well, when you’re redeveloping, sometimes you start to rethink the categories that you have assigned to all your posts or you’ve assigned to bulk amounts of posts.

Well, this is the fate that I faced in the last couple of weeks with a big project that I’m in the middle of redeveloping on. The client wanted to reevaluate their categories for their posts; in other words, move a large chunk of posts from one category to the other. Well, you can do that, you know, at 10, 20, 50, 100 pages at a time in bulk editing mode on the post listing page, but that just takes way too long.

Well this plugin here allows you to go in, choose a category of posts you want to move, and you can move them from one category to the other. Real quick, simple, easy, click and move. You can also move posts from one tag to another. Or you can move posts from a category to a tag. Or you can move custom taxonomies around. There’s a lot that this plugin does. They’re even working on some development for it to add the ability to bulk move pages to posts, bulk move users from one role to another.

All in all, this is a pretty nice plugin and having used it, fantastic plugin. It does what it says it’s gonna do. It’s really quick and easy. It gets that stuff out of your way and it allows you to move on with more productive work, so this one here, a fantastic plugin – free – go check it out. Bulk Move for moving your post categories around gets a 5-Dragon rating.

[Dragon roar]

Okay, and feedback. I do like listener feedback when I can get it. It’s been a while, so go hit the Contact page, send me an email, go hit me up on SpeakPipe at the lower right-hand corner of the website. Send me a SpeakPipe message. Any way – you can also send me an email direct to john@wppro.ca. Go to our Facebook page, Twitter – any number of ways to get a hold of me. Send me feedback on the show, send me comments, send me questions – anything. I’m looking for any kind of feedback, folks. Send it in. I’ll happily help it out.

This show, also a value-for-value model, meaning if you get any value out of it, please give some value back. If it saves you five minutes, what’s that five minutes worth to you? Do $50, $5, whatever – donate to the show. Simply go to wppluginsatoz.com/donate to donate to the show and all donations are gratefully accepted and none of them ever make it into my pocket. They simply help support the show for its necessary needs such as transcripts – and we get fantastic transcripts sent for the show.

Also, it helps handle things such as bandwidth and time, so thank you very much to those who donate to the show and I’d like to thank all those small donations that come in on a weekly basis. Everything under $50 stays anonymous; $50 and over, leave me a note. I’ll put it in the show notes, read it out on the air, and link to any links you put in the show notes for me.

I would like to give a big thank you out to those who have hired me because of the podcast. Thank you very much. That is as good as donating to the show, because that gives me an income, so I greatly appreciate those of you who contact me because of the show to do some work for you. So just go to wppluginsatoz.com/donate to donate to the show.

Okay, and the next plugin I’ve got here for you – this one here is called Lock My WooCommerce. This is a really nice plugin. It’s relatively new and what it does for you is if you’re running a specialized membership WooCommerce store, this could be an excellent plugin for you. And what I mean by that is maybe you’re running a wholesale club, maybe you’re running a members-only eStore – you know, something specialized where it’s not open to just the general public; it’s only open to the membership that you select to come in here.

This plugin locks down your WooCommerce website. It hides it without affecting the theme. It hides it from sidebars and official widgets. It creates a login form with a custom message for you. Its option to allow – it has an option where you can allow users to see a store, but they can’t interact with the store. It’s a way to sort of, you know, entice people. “Hey, join our club. Get all this cool stuff. You can buy all this cool stuff from us.” It’ll even hide the store from search engines for you so that you don’t get it indexed or they don’t come in through the backdoor of search engines.

All in all, it looks to be a pretty fantastic plugin for specialized use in WooCommerce by locking your WooCommerce store down. Go check this one out. It’s pretty useful if you have that particular niche market. All in all, it looks great. I think it is worth a 4-Dragon rating, so go check it out: Lock My WooCommerce.

And the final thing I’ve got for you here today is the ClassicPress option for this week. And of course, if you haven’t used ClassicPress – maybe you don’t need to but you many need it – is a fork of WordPress that is focused on business applications of what WordPress used to do well and with Gutenberg does not do so well (as I’ve discovered in at least one instance).

Now this plugin is called WP ADA Compliance Check, and this is one here that I’ll probably be testing out for WordPress, so I’ll bring it back again after I’ve given it a full test-out. It allows you to get in there and run the ADA compliance checks, some basic checks on your WordPress website, to see if you’re in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Now, this mostly applies to Americans, but it could create problems for everyone else across the globe in some areas, especially doing business in the States.

And as we know in the last year, many big, giant websites, people with big pockets, are being sued for ADA violations on their website, which if you’ve ever tried to do ADA compliance on your website, it takes a fair amount of work to do. So this is something you might want to check into, check out this plugin. If you’re using ClassicPress, this plugin does work in ClassicPress.

It seems to function just fine. I didn’t run it through all its tests, but I did run some basics on it, and it installs, activates, and allows you to start doing some checks on it, so go check it out, the WP ADA Compliance Check Basic plugin and I give it a 4-Dragon rating for ClassicPress.

Okay, well that wraps it up. In this episode here I covered up the following plugins: Image Map Pro for WordPress, which I gave a 4 to; Moviepress Android App Builder, which I gave a 3 to; the Bulk Move plugin for moving bulk categories, which I gave a 5 to; the Lock My WooCommerce, which I gave a 5 to; and the WP ADA Compliance Check Basic, which I gave a 4 to.

And a couple of last reminders: another thank you out to Steve Schmidt, the creator of the logo that we use on WP Plugins for his generous donation of the WP Plugins A-Z logo we currently use, and that’s from nowowl.com, so go check him out. And another reminder – the last reminder here – next week is the WordPress Meetup in Victoria on April 3rd. It’ll be broadcast live on our YouTube channel here, and this meetup here is going to be covering SEO 101. I’ll be giving the presentation, presenting it out to the people who show up and to the live YouTube audience and for those that want to come back and watch the show later.

This is a great presentation. If you happen to be in the Victoria area, please come on down, say hi, tell me you heard about it on the show. I’d be really thrilled to hear that. So go check it out at meetup.com, wppluginsatoz.com/meetup. We’ll take you to the link for all of our events that happen at the Victoria WordPress Meetup and events.

And a final reminder, please subscribe to the channel down below. Hit the subscription bell and then hit it again to get notifications since YouTube is always messing with stuff. They make it very difficult for people – you’ve got to hit this twice. Yeah, you’re subscribed. Are you sure you’re subscribed? Hit it again, so make sure you do that.

All right, and that’s pretty much – oh, one final note out to developers who would like to support the show. If you’d like to donate a premium license to be used in a future contest, please go to wppluginsatoz.com/plugin-contest to enter all of the information needed to support the show. Hey, it’s great free advertising for you. You get like several episodes of advertising, promoting and plugging your plugins. You know, all you gotta do is supply that license and we’ll do all the rest of it.

So thank you very much to everyone listening to the show. I appreciate your time and that’s all I’ve got for you, so I’ll let my girl take us out of here.

[Female speaker]

Reminders for the show: All the show notes can be found at wppluginsatoz.com, and while you’re there, subscribe to the Thursday newsletter for more useful information directly to your email inbox. Wppluginsatoz.com is a show that offers honest and unbiased reviews of plugins created by developers because you support the show. Help keep the show honest and unbiased by going to wppluginsatoz.com/donate and set the donation level that fits your budget.

Help us make the show better for you by subscribing and reviewing to the show at Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and in the iTunes Store. You can also watch the show live on YouTube, check out the screencasts and training videos, and remember to subscribe and hit the bell to get notification of all new videos. Also, follow the show on Twitter @wppluginsatoz.

John can be reached at his website at JohnOverall.com or send him an email, john@wppro.ca. Thanks for joining us and have a great day.

 [Outro]

Thanks for listening to the show. This show is copyright by JohnOverall.com. So until next time, have yourselves a good morning, good afternoon, or a good evening, wherever you happen to be out there on the globe today.

[Child giggling]

 

[End of Audio]

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WordPress Plugins A to Z Episode 401

Listen to John Overall LIVE, on #YouTube, Thursday March 28, at 12 pm PST, on Episode #401 of the #WPPluginsAtoZ #podcast!
The WP Plugins A to Z Podcast is where we review and discuss four of the many available free, freemium and premium plugins for WordPress. John describes and reviews the plugins and then rates each of these plugins on the show. He also talks a little WordPress and is happy to answer questions you may have about #WordPress or a plugin he’s reviewed.
 
Have a question or comment for John about the show or a plugin? Send a message via any of our social media, through the website or give him a call!
 
Schedule us into your Thursday afternoon lunchtime routine.

WP Plugins A to Z WordPress Weekly Round Up – March 23, 2019

Watch John Overall LIVE, on #YouTube, Saturday March 23, at 8 pm PST, on  #WPPluginsAtoZ #WordPress Weekly Round Up #podcast!

A new weekly live stream from WP Plugins A to Z covering the news John has heard in the past week about WordPress and anything else that comes up pertaining to the WordPress Community.

Catch up on this weeks WordPress news with John and sign into YouTube to chat with him during the show.

Transcript of Episode 400 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 #400 here.


It’s Episode 400 and I’ve got plugins for Instant Site Security, Project Management, WooCommerce Orders, Admin Emails, Top Page Builder, and Elementor for ClassicPress, all coming up on WordPress Plugins from A-Z!


Episode #400

John:    It’s Episode 400 and I’ve got plugins for Instant Site Security, Project Management, WooCommerce Orders, Admin Emails, Top Page Builder, and Elementor for ClassicPress, all coming up on WordPress Plugins from 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 this is Episode 400 of the WP Plugins A-Z show. It’s been a long time coming. Four hundred weeks, seven and a half years now of doing this show, and I’d like to thank each and every one of my listeners out there that have joined me, donated to the show, donated stuff to the show, the website – everything that is done to bring this show this far along. Getting to 400 episodes for a podcast is usually quite a feat for most people. Most shows usually die out somewhere in the first 50.

But at any rate, we’re gonna do a little couple of toss back things and just for some fun here.

Wow.

            Yeah.

            Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. Woooow. Woooow.

            Wheeeeeeee!

            [eerie tone]

            There we go, and I’d like to thank the No Agenda show for those sounds. This is a quick throwback before I dig right into the show itself. This is from Episode 45 and the old, old intro to the show and how bad the sound used to be…. Okay, and not it’s not gonna play. I tested it several times.

[child laughing]

            [old WP Plugins intro plays] ♪♪ A dragon has come to our village today. We’ve asked him to leave but he won’t go away. Now it’s met with our king and they’ve worked out the deal. No homes will he burn, and no crops will he steal. ♪♪

            Well good morning, good afternoon, or good evening wherever you happen to be out there on the globe this fine, fine, wonderful day…

And there you go. There’s my old intro going back several years – just for some fun. All right, with all that out of the way and little bits about hitting 400, reminders – don’t forget you can get all the show notes over at wppluginsatoz.com. If you’ve got a couple of minutes, I’d greatly appreciate your time over at Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and in the iTunes Store, subscribing to the show and leaving reviews there if at all possible. It really helps the show out.

You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel which the show is on every Thursday at noon and I also put up training videos and screencasts as I get the time to do them. Lately, I haven’t had much time for it. And I also do a live show on Saturday nights about 8:00. It’s hit-and-miss these days because it turns out I’ve found things to do on Saturday night besides sit around and do a podcast when I do another one during the week.

And you can also follow me on Twitter @wppluginsatoz. Join me on the Facebook page at wppluginsatoz.com/facebook and take a few moments and drop over to the website and sign up for the newsletter where there’s even more information. And we’d really appreciate any feedback on that newsletter for those of you that subscribe to it. Let us know what’s working and what’s not working. We’re really trying to get it refined down so it’s a very usable item for you, so please drop into the website and hit the Contact page and send us your information about that.

With all that out of the way, I think it’s time to dive right into the meat and potatoes of the show.

[Plugins lead-in rock music]

All right, and first up I have for you here a couple of plugins that I have yet to use but these are ones that were sent in to me via developers, and I think you might like to know about them. I don’t have time to test them. I don’t have a project I’m currently working on that I can use them in, but they do look to be usable plugins.

So the first one I’ve got for you here, it was sent in by Alan Wiat, and this is an antivirus/antimalware plugin and it’s called WebDefender. And it’s GDPR-ready. It’s got smart protection, website hide function to help prevent hackers from getting in there, antispam protection, diagnostic for vulnerabilities detection, it’s got blacklist monitoring, built-in malware removal tool if you go with the pro version, because this is a freemium plugin. It’s got GDPR tools – lots of stuff in here for this plugin.

It’s a pretty comprehensive antispam and web defender for your WordPress website. You might want to go check it out if you’re not already using something that you’re happy with or you’re looking to switch or your looking for something new. Go give this one a checkout. It looks like it’d be pretty good. If I wasn’t settled into my methods, I probably would give this one a good go, but all in all, not too bad. Check it out. It’s WebDefender security protection and GDPR and I give it a 3-Dragon rating.

The next one I’ve got for you here was sent in by Cylan James and this is a freemium plugin also. It is called Zephyr Project Manager, and this is a project manager plugin, and project managers – if you do several projects – like currently I have four projects on the go. I launched two projects last week and then two new ones came in to fill the spot. So what I have to do is I have to manage these projects carefully. I already have a project management system, so I’m not about to change. But if you haven’t developed one yet, you might give this plugin a checkout.

It’s a pretty comprehensive one. It works inside your WordPress website, so it’s another way to draw your clients back to your website on a continuous basis. They get your name embedded in them. This then here manages project tasks, it’s got an Android app for it, personal dashboards, discussions and attachments, email notification, file manager, category calendar progress, teams and members, customizations, and they do have a pro edition which has got even more stuff added to it where you could put Kanban boards in there, Asana, custom fields – a whole lot of stuff to it.

It looks like a really good, comprehensive project manager that is built inside your WordPress website, so something you’ll want to go check out if you don’t already have a project management tool in action, and I know switching them is really hard, so that’s one reason why I had not bought and not tried it out, because I’m really happy with my project management tool and I’m not about to switch, because I already know where it’s all at. And once you get your systems down, changing them requires a ridiculous learning curve and slows down your process.

At any rate, go check this out: the Zephyr Project Manager, and I give it a 4-Dragon rating.

And this show currently is brought to you by…

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Absolutely. Come see me if you’re tired of WordPress hosting that slows you down. So for WordPress hosting that won’t slow you down, see JohnOverall.com.

And thinking of anniversaries and thanks, Giftedones – “Congratulations on Episode 400.” Yeah, I’m really happy and you started about 350. Well that’s 50 episodes. That’s almost a year you’ve been listening to me. Thank you very much for following the show. I really appreciate it.

And there’s another anniversary that’ll be coming up and I’ll be putting more stuff out about it. My business, JohnOverall.com, is actually turning 20 years old this year, so in October of this year, it’ll be 20 years since I started into the web hosting/web development business as a self-employed person. So another big one coming down the pike.

And contests – we do have a contest running right [random alert notification/sound effect] now until April 4th, and of course there’s always sounds that kick out at the strangest time. April 4th, we have a contest running. We are currently giving away a one-year expert license for Graph Comment, which is a free and powerful comment plugin for great discussions. It helps organize your discussions, get rid of the trolls, no more disorganized discussions piled on several pages. Graph Comment helps your audience easily follow the relevant discussions that are occurring.

And this plugin here, I reviewed it back in Episode 394, so go check out that review and that show if you haven’t already heard it. And all you got to do is go to wppluginsatoz.com/contests to enter the contest. All we’re looking for is your name and email address. Sign up and win a one-year for the expert license of this plugin. They do have a free version, but the expert license is really nice.

Okay, next up the plugin I’ve got for you here is a really nice one. Now, this is called Autocomplete WooCommerce Orders, and this is kind of an interesting thing. WooCommerce is a fantastic e-commerce plugin. I’ve been using it for years now and it’s had a lot of really nice features in it that I just took for granted and I didn’t pay attention to it. From time to time, I’d realize, “Oh, that feature is gone,” and it turns out they seem to like yanking out what should be core features and then turning them into a plugin. And one of them was what this plugin replaces.

If you have a website that’s selling digital items, you need it to autocomplete the purchase. Once that purchase has been made through PayPal or whatever processor you’re using, it gets feedback to the website that says, “Yep, they paid their bill. You can ship them,” so they get instant download to it. Well, what happens is default for WooCommerce is to leave it as processing, which means that people might not get instant access to their stuff, they’re waiting for you to get in there, approve it. Well, this plugin here puts back the feature that was taken out of WooCommerce in that once it gets the official notification that it was paid, it automatically completes the process, sends them all their emails, so then they can download those digital products.

It’s a really excellent plugin. I really want to give a quick shout-out to Liam, the developer of this, who gave this away, thereby you don’t have to pay the $49 over at WooCommerce for the plugin to do the exact same thing (which I thought was kind of ludicrous for it). At any rate, a fantastic plugin – Autocomplete WooCommerce Orders. I give it a 5-Dragon rating.

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Feedback, feedback, feedback – I would love some listener feedback. I don’t care how you get it to me. You can go over to the website, drop me a line via SpeakPipe in the lower right-hand corner, you can drop me an email. If you want to send it direct, you can go to john@wppro.ca or you can hit the Contact page on the website and send me a contact notification. There’s also Twitter, Facebook – multiple ways. Send some feedback about how the show is going, what you guys think about it, whether or not it’s still going in the right direction, if I’m losing my mind – whatever it might be. Please give me some feedback.

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And anyone who donates $50 or more, they get a note read out here on the show at this point. And for all of those who come in below $50, they remain anonymous and I thank you very much.

This week here I would like to thank Jeremy at Jezweb Pty. Ltd., who donated $50. And the note they’ve got on it: This donation is on behalf of Best Removalists Newcastle at https://www.bestremovalistsnewcastle.com.au/ the best moving company for moving home locally. It is a WordPress website created by Jezweb https://www.jezweb.com.au and it’s built with Elementor, which is a plugin I’m just now digging into and really enjoying it. I wish I’d got to it a lot sooner, and it uses the J Theme Jello, so thank you very much, Jez. I really appreciate you supporting the show and donating on a semi-regular basis. You’re a fantastic supporter of the show. Greatly appreciated.

I’d like to give a big thank you to all those on Patreon, the small donations, those little bits help, and for all the other minor donations that come in via PayPal, so thank you very much for those. So remember, if you want to give some value back, drop on over to wppluginsatoz.com/donate to leave something for the show.

The final plugin I’ve got for you today – well not the final. This is the final before I hit the ClassicPress. The next plugin here is called Multiple Admin Email Addresses. Now, from time to time when you’re working on a website (which I ran into on a project that I just recently launched), is there’s multiple administrators to the site and each of them need to get notifications for when the website sends out administrative notifications. Now, default for WordPress is you can only put one administrator notification inside the general settings, and you need to set up either some coding or use a plugin like this one here.

This plugin goes in, it creates a new field in your general settings tab, to allow you to create a comma delimited list of email addresses that will send out all the notifications from the website to all those administrators, and this can be very important depending on the project or what you’re doing. At any rate, a very fantastic plugin, simple to use, solves a major headache problem, just works, and of course being free, all plugins like that, what do they get? A 5-Dragon rating for this one here.

[Dragon roar]

That’s Multiple Admin Email Addresses.

And ClassicPress – and of course this one here, ClassicPress is growing in community size, I believe, and getting better and better. At any rate, I’m still checking out plugins that are mostly WordPress-based but seeing how they work with ClassicPress in my test and development site I’m working on, this one here is for Elementor, which I just briefly mentioned, thanks to Jezweb. They have a free version of the plugin and I also have the pro version, so this is a little discussion about both the free and the pro version and how it works with ClassicPress.

It seems to work fantastically with ClassicPress with one minor caveat I noticed. After I installed the pro version into the ClassicPress, I found that it needed an update, but it would not do the auto update in ClassicPress. It might be a glitch in there. Maybe they’ll fix it, maybe they won’t. I hope they do, because that would make it really nice to allow it to continually update.

All in all, ClassicPress is allowing me to create some really new and uniquely designed websites, stuff that I’ve been doing with other types of themes and doing it through additional work in those themes. But it’s just making the task of development a whole lot easier and I’m also finding that I’m not running into headaches with Gutenberg using Elementor, which is also kind of a nice toy.

At any rate Elementor works really well with ClassicPress. You might want to go check it out if you’re moving into the ClassicPress area. And of course, Elementor being so good as it is, I give it a 4 rating for the free version, which always is a point for free. But for the pro version it gets a 5-Dragon rating.

[Dragon roar]

Hey, it’s a roaring kind of day.

Okay, well that closes it out I covered up in this episode here WebDefender, which I gave a 3 to; the Zephyr Project Manager, which I gave a 4 to; the Autocomplete WooCommerce Orders, which I gave a 5 to; the Multiple Admin Email Addresses, which I gave a 5 to; and then the Elementor Page Builder, which got a 4 and a 5 for free and pro.

And I’d also like to give another shout-out to Steve Schmidt of nowowl.com and his generous donation of the WP Plugins A-Z logo we currently use. A really great logo and lots of people like it, and I really appreciate his talents and his time for creating that for me. You see, there’s lots of ways to donate to the show, folks. If you really like it, there’s other things that I need besides money. Sometimes, I just need somebody to do edits on the website. I don’t always have time for it. I have a person that does it, but she’s only here four hours a week, so not always enough time.

Also, the next WordPress Meetup is in Victoria on April 3rd, so that’s just over a week from now – I believe it’s just over a week. No, let me look at my calendar real quick. Bring up the calendar. Oh, sorry. A week and a half. So it’s a week and a half from now. It’s a Wednesday. So anyway, it will be broadcast live here on YouTube and I’m pretty sure I’ll get it right this time. Every time I’ve done it, I’ve gotten better and better, but I’m pretty sure it’ll be right, so you’ll want to check this one out. I’m doing a presentation on SEO 101 for WordPress. This is basic SEO stuff, so if you’re not already dealing with SEO in your WordPress website or you’re just learning it, this is for you. This is not for someone who’s experienced in WordPress SEO. So make sure you check it out.

And if you happen to be in the Victoria area, come on down. Say hi. Tell me you listen to the show. I’d really like to hear it. I really appreciate when people tell me about it and I really appreciate you, the listeners.

Also, be sure to check out and subscribe to the YouTube channel for WP Plugins A-Z, where you find training videos, screencasts, and of course, the live show every week.

And a final note out there to developers, if you want to support the show and you would like to donate a premium license, all you gotta do is head over to wppluginsatoz.com/plugin-contest, enter all the information, the license information, and we will create a contest giveaway where you get show after show, free advertising, promoting, and pushing out your plugin. It’s the best form of free advertising I could think. All it costs you is the cost of your license, which is pretty minimal for digital products, you know. It could be some time helping the person that wins it if they need support, but that’s all it really is.

That’s pretty much it, so thank you very much everyone for showing up and for those of you listening to this Episode 400 and may there be another 400 shows. Who knows? At any rate, I’m gonna let my girl take us on out of here, so thank you very much.

 

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