It's Episode 518 - Happy Canada Day! We have no plugins for today, just news and a chat about what's coming up for the show... and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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It's Episode 518 – Happy Canada Day! We have no plugins for today, just news and a chat about what's coming up for the show… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

John's Intro:

67 weeks and the count continues; trust the plan, life is what it is and the show continues.

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, normally you would want to hang around to the end of the show for our Q & A segment with Amber – however today there are no questions. Today is a bit of a strange show everyone…. 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…

Producer Credits:

Executive producer:

Show Art:

Angel Lemus —

All the show notes can be found at:

Ambers' Rant:

This is #26 of 52 episodes for 2021. Its Episode 518! Man-o-man, I hope everyone out there is fairing alright with this CRAZY heat! I had to call and bug my dad for tricks on how to stay cool in heat like this – I've only ever experienced heat like this when I had AC. The BEST trick he told me about was wetting down sheets, and hanging them over the doors and windows while those are open. The breeze blows through and gets cooled by the water. You need to wet the sheets down a lot throughout the day to keep it going though, so it's a bit of work- but totally worth it!

Normally, I would recommend you get outside, but not this time. If you can, stay inside close to your endless supply of water and cold food. Or, head to somewhere with running water and shade. Either way though, turn off your media and enjoy the quiet and the calm!

Rinse and repeat as often as needed – though hopefully we don't get any more 42c days this summer.


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

News this week:

Windows 11 – will it work on your computer? Not even the developers know! – This could cause some issues for people… we shall see what happens!

EA left the security holes from December 2020 – So if you are a user of the gaming giant Electronic Arts, be aware that there are some serious cybersecurity issues going on with them. They are getting alot of flack about it now, but the issues have yet to be resolved.

Gutenberg 10.9 renamed the Query Block – And has added Collapsible List View Items, and is rolling out Rich URL Reviews. I'm sure the renaming will cause a little confusion, though I suppose it's better done now rather than later.

Jetpack Launches a new Mobile App – Now available on iOS and Android. Gives you notifications and helps you in general to keep tabs on your site.

This is the extra news stuff that someone out there might find interesting. To read more, you can head on over to the show notes or newsletter and check it out! If you find something to add for next show, send me a link at

The extras – for even more extra news, check out our Facebook, or Twitter page!

How technology is changing hiring and HR practices in general – This is a great article to look over as those of us who have been in the working world for a while need to get a better handle on how things are being done these days. No more shaking hands and learning a bit about the person who is interviewing or being interviewed through the hand shake – just looking at their face in a screen and hoping that their voice sounds at least similar to what you are hearing….

A look at how shared hosting is a bad idea for business – A good read if you are looking into this idea of sharing your hosting.

Good tips for avoiding loss of your data on your site – some of these tips are pretty well just common sense, but common sense still needs to be taught before it can be practiced in my opinion.

What is ALT text, and why should you use it? – A great article for learning about and using ALT text.

The hall of shame via Automattic:

Matt's Famous Quotes

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Show Producers

We'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:

Angel Lemus —

Check out all the art work at

A big thank you to all the Producers who came in under $50 and to those who have set up weekly subscriptions they will remain anonymous and I thank you very much.

All these small subscriptions really help the show out.

A big thank you to those who have hired me because of the Podcast, thank you that is as good as donating to the show.

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Yes, I am pimping out my daughter here, if you want to see her very pretty mug in the live stream it is now up to a $500 donation and until it happens that price will continue to go up… At the rate it is going she will never be live. Someone may want to start a Go Fund Me to make her mug live.

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Normally here is where we would go off we go into the meat and potatoes, Into the depths of plugin depravity….. Today though, there are no plugins. Tune in next week for some awesome plugin reviews!

ClassicPress Options

ClassicPress is growing really well, but I just don't have the time to add reviews on ClassicPress myself. I am always open to reviews sent in by listeners, though unless there is a review sent into me on ClassicPress I am not going to do more than mention that ClassicPress is a thing to be checked out. Here are some resources I hope listeners will find useful!

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. 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, I just have not time to help them in getting it out there.

ClassicPress Resources:

For some up to date news on ClassicPress check out the ClassicPress Blog.

“Must Have” Plugins List

It seems ClassicPress now has it own repository you can check it here they now have 72 plugins available.

CodePotent's plugin directory

WordPress Plugins

Are you looking for some great newly released plugins check this link

Random links for plugins

WordPress plugins crafted from love and experience


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Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

We have no listener feeback/Audio Clips for today. We would love to hear from you!

Listener Questions

No listener questions this week. If you have any burning questions or just idle curiosities you would like to have delved into on the show, please feel free to send them in! Remember, no such thing as a stupid question.


Enter The Contest to Win!!:

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

Steve Goodtime & Brant Matthews created a new jingle for us for 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.

Welcome back to our contests!

Congratulations to the Winners of the three lifetime licenses from Blocksy!
Check out the great review given this plugin from Charlie who was our guest in Episode 515
Luis Hermenegildo – Personal
Martin Wedepohl – Professional
Elson Myer – Agency

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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

No plugins covered today, though Matt's Famous Quotes is always entertaining to peruse.

Matt's Famous Quotes

Reminders / Commercial / Promotions:

Next Week:

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If you have suggestions on plugins you would like to have reviewed please submit them on the website at

Q & A Time with Amber didn't happen this week, though you can catch extra stuff on our YouTube Channel that isn't on the podcast

(remember, if you have any questions you would like to have asked, send them to Amber at she will get them into this segment. )

I honestly don't have any questions today – my brain gears just aren't turning in the right direction for curiosity in this heat – perhaps the humidity rusted the gears a little. I'm sure they will be back to their tip top shape for next week's show though.


Closing out this Episode

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