It's Episode 461 with plugins for Merging form data to PDF.s, Controlling your World, Exporting to PDF, Stopping the XML-RPC and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! Formidable PRO2PDF, Advanced Access Manager, E2Pdf – Export To Pdf Tool for WordPress, Simple XML-RPC Disabler and other ClassicPress options in Episode 461

After the Storm

It's Episode 461 with plugins for Merging form data to PDF.s, Controlling your World, Exporting to PDF, Stopping the XML-RPC and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! Formidable PRO2PDF, Advanced Access Manager, E2Pdf – Export To Pdf Tool for WordPress, Simple XML-RPC Disabler and other ClassicPress options in Episode 461It's Episode 461 with plugins for Merging Form Data to PDF's, Controlling your World, Exporting to PDF, Stopping the XML-RPC and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

Formidable PRO2PDF, Advanced Access Manager, E2Pdf – Export To Pdf Tool for WordPress, Simple XML-RPC Disabler and other ClassicPress options in Episode 461

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Daniele Pais

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Johns Rant:

Its episode 461 it's been a quiet week here with little feedback from you the producers of the show. While slow weeks are bound to happen I need your support to keep this show going help keep the sword of Damocles from snapping the thread it is attached to, Keep the feedback coming….. This is #20 of 52 episodes for 2020..

As we are now 20 weeks into 2020 and 9 weeks into the Rona, life is starting to return in many places including here in BC where businesses opened this week including hair cutters so those that want one can get out and get one.

We are almost halfway into this year of insanity, the most I have seen in my lifetime. I had thought the SJW was the worst of things I would have to deal with but the “Karen's” have proved that one wrong.

These are indeed strange times to be alive and I am doing what i can to prepare my kids and grandkids for what is coming.
One of the best things you can do is relax take a breath, go for a walk, build a garden and realize things have changed nothing has changed you can save your sanity and your Amygdala and find out why your not gonna die by listening to the No Agenda Show

I do have more show spaces coming up for guest hosts, if you would like to join me as a guest host on the show please reach out to me at You can also go to

Today I have a Guest host who is an Honorable US Navy Vet from some of my home turf, San Diego, CA, and the developer of a couple of the great plugins we will be talking about today.

Joining me today is Marcus Boyd.

I have some news from the world of WordPress for you today as well as some great plugins.

Let's get to the fun we have today.

WordPress News and Info

Before we jump into the news, a quick question about WordPress.

WordPress has seen some boosts during the Rona Virus and I am wondering how many other CMS systems and quick builders have had a boost also. What will happen to the leader as they head down what I feel are crazy paths?

News this week:

Envato Launches Template Kits Marketplace for Elementor

WordPress Tutorials

The Elementor Attacks: How Creative Hackers Combined Vulnerabilities to Take Over WordPress Sites


Matts Famous Quotes

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I'd like to acknowledge all the producers who have supported the show in the various ways over the last week.

This weeks show Art Work comes from:

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ClassicPress Options

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:

General info:

GitHub – ClassicPress / ClassicPress-Migration-Plugin
Switch your WordPress installation to ClassicPress.

ClassicPress Plugins

GitHub – ClassicPress-plugins / classicpress-seo
Classic SEO is the first SEO plugin built specifically to work with ClassicPress.

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

Random Links to ClassicPress supporters

ClassicPress Resources:

For some up to date news on ClassicPress check out the ClassisPress Club news.
An alternate forum for the non-techies.

“Must Have” Plugins List

To find a listing of ClassicPress specific plugins check out this link there is currently 37 42 49 50 52 55 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

WordPress plugins

Marcus Boyd's Plugin

Formidable PRO2PDF is a third-party add-on for Formidable Forms to merge form data to PDF forms. (4.5 Stars)

Requires:3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to:6.4.4
Released:30 April 2015
Last Updated:10 November 2023
(4.7 star out of 5)

Both plugins have more than doubled in average installation and sales since the Covid-19 stay-at-home order began, due to the need for businesses and individuals to automate working from home.

Rating 5 Dragons

John's Plugin

Advanced Access Manager

Requires:5.2.0 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.4
Released:30 July 2011
Last Updated:15 June 2024
(4.2 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This is a pretty powerful tool to manage all aspects of access to your WordPress install. You can manage access to content for any role, individual user, visitors and define access to all posts, pages, custom post types, categories and custom taxonomies.

Most of the tools are free for this plugin and it give you an amazing amount of control while protecting privacy. if you in need of some significance control check this plugin out.

Rating 5 Dragons


Marcus Boyd's Plugin

E2Pdf – Export To Pdf Tool for WordPress

Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.4
Released:20 August 2018
Last Updated:18 June 2024
(4.7 star out of 5)

E2Pdf is the next generation PDF plugin for WordPress and has a 5-star rating. The plugin includes a PDF document and form creator/editor, PDF viewer in WP, and data injector to create dynamic PDF documents from the Formidable Forms, Gravity Forms, Forminator Forms by WPMU DEV, Divi Contact Form, Caldera Forms, as well as WP pages and posts, we're currently adding WooCommerce and Contact Form7.

Rating 5 Dragons

John's Plugin

Simple XML-RPC Disabler

Requires:3.5 or higher
Compatible up to:5.7.11
Released:13 May 2020
Last Updated:15 May 2021
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
While it is pretty easy to disable the xml-rpc with a small chunk of code in the wp-config file and ht access as below

Add to wp-config
add_filter(‘xmlrpc_enabled', ‘__return_false');

Add to htaccess
# Block WordPress xmlrpc.php requests
<Files xmlrpc.php>
order deny,allow
deny from all
allow from

This plugin make that task allot easier for those who do not like messing with thier code in any way. Simple and efficent

Rating 5 Dragons


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Enter The Contest to Win!!:

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With thanks back to Martin who won this contest last time. He realized there were no projects he could use it for so it has been recycled back into the show. So we once again have a contest running to give away the key for Event Espresso.

We have a new contest and we are giving away a license for Event Espresso. Running May 8, 2020 until June 10, 2020

Enter for your chance to win either the Event Espresso 4 Everything License or the Event Espresso 4 Developer license.
Event Espresso is a flexible event registration, ticketing, and calendar plugin for WordPress. This plugin can handle a variety of events from organizing an annual conference for your company, holding training courses to teach CPR, hosting art or painting classes, or planning an event to raise money for a nonprofit.
Event Espresso can make your event registration and ticketing with WordPress enjoyable, easy and profitable. The best events registration and ticketing features come standard in the core WordPress events plugin plus fantastic support.
Both support licenses are valued at $300 and the coupon is good for one redemption. You choose which version best suits your needs.

For more about this plugin check out the Interview with Seth Shoults

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Closing out this Episode the Plugins We covered were:

Marcus & John’s Plugins: Formidable PRO2PDF – 4, Advanced Access Manager – 5, E2Pdf – Export To Pdf Tool for WordPress – 5, Simple XML-RPC Disabler – 5

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