Prime Mover, Easy FancyBox, CBX Currency Converter, and ClassicPress options in Episode 415

It's Episode 415 and I've got plugins for Cloning WP Sites, Image Light Boxes, Currency Conversion, and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Pushing towards Episode 420 and looking to have some fun with it.

With that, let's dive right into the meat and potatoes

I have a great set of plugins for you today!

To start off I have a plugin that I have yet to use but thought you might want to know they exist. Keep in mind the ratings are based off the descriptions on their site and using their demo if available.

Sent in by Emerson Maningo

Prime Mover (freemium plugin)

Requires:4.9.8 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.4
Released:29 June 2019
Last Updated:26 April 2024
(5 star out of 5)

What they say:

Why should you choose Prime Mover? It is simple to use, powerful and complete WordPress single-site / multisite migration solution.

  • Single restoration option (upload support only)
  • Migrate single-site to single site
  • Migrate single-site to existing multisite sub-site
  • Migrate multisite sub-site to multisite existing sub-site
  • Migrate multisite sub-site to single-site
  • Migrate within WordPress admin
  • Cross-platform compatible (Nginx / Apache / Microsoft IIS)
  • Debug package

PRO Features

  • Migrate faster using remote URL (WordPress HTTP API)
  • Encrypt database inside package (AES 256-bit)
  • Encrypt media files (AES 256-bit)
  • Save package as snapshot (use Prime Mover as a backup tool)
  • Export package to Dropbox
  • Exclude plugins
  • Exclude media upload files
  • Settings screen
  • Specific blog ID for new sub-site
  • Disable network maintenance
  • Option to delete backups
  • Option to enable migration logs
  • Configure migration parameters
  • Complete restoration options

Rating 3 Dragons


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Easy FancyBox

Requires:5.0 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.4
Released:06 August 2010
Last Updated:13 June 2024
(4.7 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

I was working with a theme for a client that needed repairs and to get some functionality fixed. They were also having issues with dealing with setting up their simple galleries using the media library. I showed them how well it works and there was the problem is that the theme conflicted with the gallery and since they are not in a position at this time to upgrade their site, I opted for a plugin solution to popup the images in a light box.

This plugin solved that problem in a beautiful way and even improved all the other images display on the site.

Rating 5 dragons.

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Next up I have:

CBX Currency Converter (freemium)

Requires:5.3 or higher
Compatible up to:6.4.4
Released:05 January 2015
Last Updated:01 April 2024
(4.6 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
While working on a client project I had need to find a good easy to use free curreny converter. There are lots to choose from but many require manual setting and changing of the base curency and some have a fee attached to the API needed to acces a sourde for automatic updates.

This one is easy to use and is free and after a couple minutes of setting up for a free API you have access to about 95% of the world currencies. The setup is fast and easy and it fits beautifully into the theme design and only a couple minor CSS tweaks for a perfect fit.

The premium version does offer you the ability for custon conversionas and bitcoin so could be of use to some.

Rating 4 Dragons

ClassicPress Options

Since the release of Gutenberg, and its fallout, ClassicPress has garnered a lot of attention. This is a fork of WordPress and is focused on Business Websites and is looking pretty good. It does seem in the past few months ClassicPress is coming into its own a bit and with some plugins now being created specifically for ClassicPress 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:

Coming up in about a week I have an interview I did with Two of the Leads for ClassicPress Michelle Coe (lead designer), and James Nylen (lead developer) it a great interview so stay tuned for it.

ClassicPress as an alternative to WordPress

Hello No WordPress Gutenberg! Hello ClassicPress

General info

ClassicPress Resources:

The ClassicPress Club
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 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.

Closing out this Episode the Plugins I covered were:

John’s Plugins: Prime Mover – 3, Easy FancyBox – 5, CBX Currency Converter – 4

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