That's Not a Unicorn It's Episode 505 - We have plugins for Pulling off April Fools day; including Unicorns, Fresh Eggs, Seeing in Black & White, Making it all Disappear....., and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! WP Pranks, Cornify for WordPress, Easter Egg Drop, WP Pranks, Now You See Me!, Zing! and ClassicPress options on Episode 505

That’s Not a Unicorn

It's Episode 505 – We have plugins for Pulling off April Fools day; including Unicorns, Fresh Eggs, Seeing in Black & White, Making it all Disappear….., and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WP Pranks, Cornify for WordPress, Easter Egg Drop, WP Pranks, Now You See Me!, Zing! and ClassicPress options on Episode 505

John's Intro:

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 we have here https://wppluginsatoz.com/show-art-submitted/ and you can even vote on the art work.

We are now at 54 weeks of the Rona lock-downs, and yet the world still has not found its collective brain and insanity still abounds. Well it seems we do not get our power back from our governments and live life again. We have just been locked down again for another 3 weeks due to stupidity. Waiting for them to say April Fools, Gotcha!!!!!

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…

Producer Credits:

Show Art:

Greg's Graphics (Greg Holdsworth) — https://gregsgraphics.com

All the show notes can be found at: WPPluginsAtoZ.com

Ambers' Rant:

This is #13 of 52 episodes for 2021. Its Episode 505 – I even got it right this week! I hope that everyone has gotten themselves ready for a cooler summer this year, because it seems that Mother Nature has decided to go a bit nutty on us. Not too terrible though – plenty of good things this change in weather will do for us in the long run – for the most part anyways.

But enough of my whinging about the cold, time for me to say my regular speech: Time to retreat from the world to under a blanket, curl up on the couch, listen to some music with no news hours, or to an audio book! Grab yourself a drink, and tell your kids to bugger off for an hour! Never be 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 for your own mental health! Do this for an hour a day.

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:

How Many WordPress Plugins Are Too Many?
How to Get Started with Pinterest Advertising
PHP Compromised: What WordPress Users Need to Know
WordPress Vulnerability Report: March 2021, Part 3
WordPress Vulnerability Report: March 2021, Part 4

The hall of shame via Automattic:
transparency.automattic.com/tag/hall-of-shame/

Matt's Famous Quotes
https://www.idrlabs.com/quotes/matt-mullenweg.php

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Show Producers

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:

Greg's Graphics (Greg Holdsworth) — https://gregsgraphics.com

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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.

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Off we go into the meat and potatoes, Into the depths of plugin depravity…..

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:

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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 ClassicPress Blog.

“Must Have” Plugins List
https://forums.classicpress.net/t/must-have-plugins-list/1163

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
https://codepotent.com/classicpress/plugins/

WordPress plugins

Are you looking for some great newly released plugins check this link
https://wordpress.org/plugins/browse/new/

John's plugin

Easter Egg Drop

https://wordpress.org/plugins/easter-egg-drop/

Version:1.1.0
Requires:3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to:5.7
Released:25 March 2021
Downloads:239
Last Updated:04 April 2021
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

This is a fun little Easter egg that is simply dropped on your page and you can customize the message that it displays when your visitors click on it.

Rating 5 Dragons

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Amber's Plugin

Zing!

https://wordpress.org/plugins/zing/

Version:0.1.0
Requires:2.3 or higher
Compatible up to:4.2.29
Released:08 January 2015
Downloads:491
Last Updated:21 April 2015
Ratings:
4.6
(4.6 star out of 5)

Description

Looking to get someone back for last year this April Fools?
Grab this plugin! It's an oldie but a goodie!!
Plug it in, activate it, and everything goes upside down!! Works beautifully!

Totally free too!

Took me a moment to orient my brain to read upside down and right to left, but I eventually figured out where the plugin was to deactivate it. I can only guess what would happen if one were to put it into a buddy's site, and they had no idea what the plugin is called!!

Definitely go and check this one out!!

Rating 5 Dragons

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John's plugin

Cornify for WordPress

https://wordpress.org/plugins/cornify-for-wordpress/

Version:1.3
Requires:2.9 or higher
Compatible up to:5.3.6
Released:03 April 2011
Downloads:2837
Last Updated:14 December 2019
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

Time to enter a fantasy world and add Unicorns to your website. Simply add this plugin and turn it on. If your visitor pauses on your site for more than about 5 seconds, the screen begins to fill up with Unicorns.

Rating 5 Dragons

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Amber's plugin

Now You See Me!

https://wordpress.org/plugins/now-you-see-me/

Version:1.1.0
Requires:2.3 or higher
Compatible up to:4.1.32
Released:10 April 2015
Downloads:1023
Last Updated:10 April 2015
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

Description

Another fantastic, yet evil April Fools joke plugin!

This one, once you activate it, makes everything vanish. You need to press ‘h' to see the page again. Press ‘h' again to make it all vanish once more!

I couldn't actually find this one in the plugins page for easy download, so you need to actually go to the page using the link here in order to find it. Odd, I obviously found it once before, and it still exists, but it won't show up when you look for it.

Again, totally free!!

Because why make people pay when those using the plugin are causing such havoc? It's like all these trickster plugin creators are Loki worshipers or something… It's great!

Go and check this one out!

Rating 5 Dragons

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John's plugin

WP Pranks

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-pranks/

Version:1.0
Requires:4.6 or higher
Compatible up to:5.3.6
Released:27 January 2020
Downloads:307
Last Updated:27 January 2020
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

Whatever you do, do not visit https://2030countdown.com/ it will make your head break.

This is a fun plugin to mess with people. So if you have admin access to a friend's website and want to mess with him, just add this crazy plugin and turn on your favorite prank. Flipping it upside down is my fave at the moment; the egg falls up.

Here is the list of Pranks

  • B&W – Turns website into black and white like the old days.
  • Upside Down – Turns website upside-down.
  • Hide All Odd Numbered Paragraphs – Self explanatory, come on.
  • Blurry – Turns website so blurry even eye-glasses won’t help.
  • Poop Emoji – Puts a poop emoji in upper left of the page.
  • Comics Sans – Turns text to use the Comic Sans font.
  • Insanely Large Text – Makes fonts larger for those who have really really bad eye-sight.

Rating 5 Dragons

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Amber's Plugin

WP Pranks

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-pranks/#description

Version:1.0
Requires:4.6 or higher
Compatible up to:5.3.6
Released:27 January 2020
Downloads:307
Last Updated:27 January 2020
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

Description

The last prank plugin I have for you today, is WP Pranks.
This one has a list of pranks, unfortunately, it only does one at a time.

  • B&W – Turns website into black and white like the old days.
  • Upside Down – Turns website upside-down.
  • Hide All Odd Numbered Paragraphs – Self explanatory, come on.
  • Blurry – Turns website so blurry even eye-glasses won’t help.
  • Poop Emoji – Puts a poop emoji in upper left of the page.
  • Comics Sans – Turns text to use the Comic Sans font.
  • Insanely Large Text – Makes fonts larger for those who have really really bad eye-sight.

They all work, and this is a totally free plugin!

Love this plugin, works really well, just wish it could do more than one prank at a time. Go and check it out!

Rating 5 Dragons

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Random links for plugins

WordPress plugins crafted from love and experience
https://codeat.co/

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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.

We are taking a vacation from the contests so check back for when we have a new one ready to roll!

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: WP Pranks – 5, Cornify for WordPress – 5, Easter Egg Drop – 5

Amber's Plugins: WP Pranks – 5, Now You See Me! – 5, Zing! – 5

Trivia:

Matt's Famous Quotes
https://www.idrlabs.com/quotes/matt-mullenweg.php

Reminders / Commercial / Promotions:

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If you have suggestions on plugins you would like to have reviewed please submit them on the website at https://wppluginsatoz.com/submit-plugin-review/

****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. ****

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