It's Episode 500 – We have plugins for Bitcoin, Animated Menu, Getting Sticky, Media Organization, Crypto Conversion, Multi Currency ….., and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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Animated Hamburger for Elementor, Accept Bitcoin, Crypto Converter ? Widget, All-in-one Floating Contact Form, Call, Chat, and 50+ Social Icon Tabs – My Sticky Elements, Multi Currency for WooCommerce – The best free currency exchange plugin – Run Smoothly on WooCommerce 4.x, Bulk Edit Image Alt Tag, Caption & Description – WordPress Media Library Helper by Codexin and ClassicPress options on Episode 500.
We have made it, it is Episode 500! I would like to give a big shout out to all of you, our producers/listeners, for getting this show to episode 500. This time last year I was contemplating killing the show but some new life has been breathed into it and we are moving forward. One thing that would be great is to have more contributions. I know I contribute in small ways to the show I listen to. While I may not always get an acknowledgement, I hear things I submitted to them so my little contribution may have helped them make a better show.
Make sure to have a look at the new system for submitting art work for the show https://wppluginsatoz.com/artwork/. You can also view the art work from the past. Currently you can see all the submissions for Episode 500 here https://wppluginsatoz.com/show-art-submitted/ and you can even vote on the art work.
Just a reminder we are now in the 49th week of 2 weeks to flatten the curve from the Rona. The greatest Scam perpetrated on the entire world at once. Prepare now for the annual holiday of only 2 weeks to flatten the curve.
With great appreciation for the No Agenda Show for their inspiration of ideas and the occasional stolen sound clip.
This is a value for value show and I look forward to everyone providing some value back.
Before I get started, 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…
The first episode of our podcast is here https://www.johnoverall.com/inaugural-podcast-wordpress-plugins-a-to-z/
Daniele Pais — https://danielepais.com/
All the show notes can be found at: WPPluginsAtoZ.com
This is #8 of 52 episodes for 2021. Its Episode 500!! I haven't been on the show that long, but I am feeling pretty excited to be part of the Big 500!! Pretty awesome really! Hard to believe how long this show has been going on for now! I'm rather stoked to be part of today's show! And we are going to have a little bit of fun in the plugin's part today – just a friendly little competition that I'm sure I'll win. Loads of fun!
As I don't have much else to add to that, I shall now rant about the Zone Out Spaces that everyone – especially these days – should create and climb into!!
Really, these are quite easy to set up. Just do the following: Retreat from the world to under a blanket, curl up on the couch, listen to some shows with no news hours, or to books! And don't forget the drink, hot or cold, whatever suits for fancy!
And remember – don't be afraid to tell your kids to bugger off for an hour – it's totally allowed to demand they not bother you unless they are broken, dying, or bleeding for the entirety of the hour! Maybe help them to create their own zone out spaces, than walk away quietly while they are ‘arranging' it – you will more than likely get about an hour all to yourself this way. Just don't crumple any chip or cookie bags….
Remember, remove all social media and main stream news from your zone out time!
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.
News this week:
WordPress.org Removes Fake Reviews for AccessiBe Plugin
How to Hide Elements with CSS on Your Website
WordPress 5.6.2 Maintenance Release
Tips Tuesday – Core Web Vitals Workshop, WP 5.6.2, Theme Speed Tweaks
How to Accept PayPal Donations with WooCommerce on Your WordPress Site
Pagespeed Comparison: Themify vs Divi, Elementor, Astra, Avada, OceanWP, Beaver
Bluehost Misuses WordPress Trademark, Reigniting Controversy Over Recommended Hosts Page
The hall of shame via Automattic:
Matt's Famous Quotes
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Note to the Artists who are supporting us we are heading for Episode 500 and it would be great to have some special artwork for that show.
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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:
Just a note for my ClassicPress listeners please send me info to help keep the ClassicPress section full.
Random Links to ClassicPress supporters
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
Are you looking for some great newly released plugins check this link
Animated Hamburger for Elementor
Basically this is to have a little pizzaz for your mobile menu by making it a bit animated and providing some eye candy for the hamburger. Not too bad overall, but I suspect it is just another design fad like the one I encountered the other day, the old single page site build.
Rating 3 Dragons
All-in-one Floating Contact Form, Call, Chat, and 50+ Social Icon Tabs – My Sticky Elements
If you need a contact form with style, and MANY options, this is a pretty good one!
Once activated, you go into the the option on the left, ‘myStickyelements', and set it up! The form looks pretty good, and in the free version they have a decent amount of options, including MailChimp and MailPoet for integrations.
In the title itself, they claim to have over 50 social icons, though you only get to use them if you go pro, so that was a little low of them.
Also, it's a little odd when you go into the dashboard of this plugin – there's a pop up video that plays to show you how to do it – but it does not stop playing if you press play and then press the little X to close it. It just keeps going! And you have to refresh to make it stop! And there is a little pop up chat thing that offers help….
It is certainly a very busy little dashboard.
As I said, it is a good looking form, and very easy to use with a good set of options for the free version – though they also add two sections: Recommended Plugins, which is all of their own plugins, and Upgrade to Pro.
I thought that was a little forward and irritating of them, though if you love this plugin, I could see the usefulness of having instantaneous access to all of their plugins.
Go and check this out, crazy long name of a plugin.
Rating 4 Dragons
It is time for me to find and open my bitcoin wallet that contains moths I am sure. This is a simlple payment gateway you can add to your Wocommerce store to accept Bitcoin no third party just direct to your wallet as was inteded by bitcoin.
Simple setup and away you go
Rating 5 Dragons
Multi Currency for WooCommerce – The best free currency exchange plugin – Run smoothly on WooCommerce 4.x
This is an amazing plugin if you are using WooCommerce, and find yourself with the need to translate between various currencies.
In the free version, there are A LOT of different currencies, and you can choose more than 1 for your customers to switch between!
This shows up on the front page as a little side bar, and the customer can choose which currency to exchange the prices to, and can also check out with that currency.
You can set this up to auto detect where the person is from, and you can set it up so that the options don't appear on the front page – though I personally love that option to have that exchange rate on the front page is there. I find myself landing on a lot of USA sites since we are so close – even my phone can't always tell what country I'm in!
The premium version offers up a lot more options, though the free version gets you started pretty well. I can see a lot of usefulness in this plugin.
Go and check it out!
Rating 4 Dragons
Crypto Converter ? Widget
Ok, you now have your Crypto wallet ready, so what is its value compared to fiat currencies? Well, this widget will help with that not only for bitcoin but for over 1600 Cryptos that you can get, but that is an aweful lot of wallets to have.
Rating 5 Dragons
Bulk edit image alt tag, caption & description – WordPress Media Library Helper by Codexin
So, I feel like you have actually covered this one, though I wasn't able to find it when I went searching, so I THINK that this is SIMILAR to another plugin you recently covered, though not exactly the same.
This is a plugin designed to edit a large number of your media's Alt Text and Meta at once, or to delete it all at once. Very simple really, just activate it, and go into your Dashboards Media settings, under your library tag, you open the list mode, and turn on the ‘edit mode'. Once you've done that, you can work on everything all at once or one by one straight on down the list! Although be sure to turn the ‘edit mode' off again once you're done.
I can see how this could save A LOT of time – after all, I think most of us are guilty for adding about 10 different media files, and once we get the right one we forget to delete all the ones we decided against. This could go a long way to organizing that mess you created in the beginning!
Or someone else's mess…
Best of all, you get this awesome set up for entirely FREE! I highly recommend this one!
Rating 5 Dragons
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Listener Feedback / Audio Clips
Hey Amber & John!
I just wanted to make a small request in how you announce your plugin scores. You guys currently say, “this plugin which i gave a 4 to, this plugin which i gave a 5 to…” and it sounds weird when you say “to” after the numbered score, because it sounds like you're announcing another number.
I would like to suggest you say, “this plugin which i rated 4 dragons…” or “this plugin scored 5 dragons…”
That's it 🙂
Keep up the great work!!
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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.
Current Contest is:
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Accessibility Checker Pro
Accessibility Checker Pro is the most comprehensive accessibility scanning tool for WordPress websites, with in-post accessibility audit reports and guidance to help you make your website ADA and WCAG 2.1 compliant. Accessibility Checker Pro includes unlimited scans of posts and pages, bulk scanning, and centralized lists of open issues.
This giveaway is for an ANNUAL license valued at $149.
Visit http://WPPluginsAtoZ.com/contests for more info.
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 WPPluginsAtoZ.com/PluginContest
The plugins we covered were:
John’s Plugins: Animated Hamburger for Elementor – 3, Accept Bitcoin – 5, Crypto Converter ? Widget – 5
Amber's Plugins: All-in-one Floating Contact Form, Call, Chat, and 50+ Social Icon Tabs – My Sticky Elements – 4, Multi Currency for WooCommerce – The best free currency exchange plugin – Run smoothly on WooCommerce 4.x – 4, Bulk edit image alt tag, caption & description – WordPress Media Library Helper by Codexin – 5
Matt's Famous Quotes
Reminders / Commercial / Promotions:
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****Show segment Q & A Time ——– Catch this info on our YouTube Channel*****
Questions and Answers –
*** Note if you have questions you would like asked, send them to Amber at WPPro.ca she will get them into this segment. ****
Security plugins work for your site – but what if one of your registered users has malaware? Can this affect your site? Or does them not being an administrator save your site from getting this?
How does one protect their pictures from being grabbed up (other than watermarks) off the site? I have come across sites that simply do not allow you to save the pictures on the site.
A little background first: The other day, I learned that no Wal Mart was able to connect properly to Western Union, and that this had been an issue for a little while now.
It seems to me like there are a few systems out there right now that can't figure out how to shake hands properly – I have seen mention that it could be due to the PHP transition? Or is this just a regular sort of issue that large companies like Wal Mart and Western Union have more often than we little people know about?
Closing out this Episode
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