Time to Escape It's Episode 504 - We have plugins for Crypto, Duplication, Donations, Cookies, Videos....., and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! Cookielay, Switch Video Quality, Embed Plus for YouTube – Gallery, Channel, Playlist, Live Stream, WPSiteSync for Content, Philantro – Donations and Donor Management Plugin, Cryptocurrency Donation Box – Bitcoin & Crypto Donations and ClassicPress options on Episode 504

Time to Escape

It's Episode 504 – We have plugins for Crypto, Duplication, Donations, Cookies, Videos….., and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

Cookielay, Switch Video Quality, Embed Plus for YouTube – Gallery, Channel, Playlist, Live Stream, WPSiteSync for Content, Philantro – Donations and Donor Management Plugin, Cryptocurrency Donation Box – Bitcoin & Crypto Donations and ClassicPress options on Episode 504

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 for Episode 500 here https://wppluginsatoz.com/show-art-submitted/ and you can even vote on the art work.

We are now at 53 weeks of the Rona lockdowns, and yet the world still has not found its collective brain and insanity still abounds. Here's to hoping that we can gather our intelligence and take back the power we gave our governments and live life again.

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:

Daniele Pais — https://danielepais.com/

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

Ambers' Rant:

This is #12 of 52 episodes for 2021. Its Episode 505! Sorry for missing last week, apparently camping in the snow did not agree with me…. which sucks, because I Love camping! I would happily live off grid in a Yurt or something. Though I don't think I would be able to do any of this if I lived in a Yurt off grid, so better that I am here. I honestly do quite enjoy this!

Since camping with the snow doesn't agree with me, my hour of no media a day remains rather important. Helps a lot with the mental fatigue of life. Best way to do it is: 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! Drinks, warm or cold – those help too.

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 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:

Elementor Patches XSS Vulnerabilities Affecting 7 Million WordPress Sites

How To Set up a WordPress Development Environment

PHP and cURL: How WordPress makes HTTP requests

Active Exploits Hit WordPress Sites Vulnerable to Thrive Themes Flaws

WordPress vs Wix

The hall of shame via Automattic:

Matt's Famous Quotes

Donor – Support

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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:

Daniele Pais — https://danielepais.com/

This week's Executive Producer/'s are:

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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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:


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

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

WordPress plugins

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

John's plugin

Cryptocurrency Donation Box – Bitcoin & Crypto Donations


Requires:4.5 or higher
Compatible up to:6.1.7
Released:30 July 2018
Last Updated:13 July 2024
(4.7 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

If your looking for an easy way to accept Cryto currency this may be the solution for you. You can accept up to 30 currencies simply by adding your wallet address and then use a shor code to place this box on your website.

Rating 5 Dragons


Amber's Plugin

Embed Plus for YouTube – Gallery, Channel, Playlist, Live Stream


Requires:4.5 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.5
Released:24 December 2012
Last Updated:26 April 2024
(4.6 star out of 5)


This is a YouTube plugin, though it is pretty amazing! It gives you the ability to play or stream your stuff, both playlists and live streams, on your site.

There are A LOT of options here, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed when I first looked at it. There are 9 tabs full of options, and a 10th tab for your API key.

The initial set up has you set up the way you want this to show up on your site, where you can choose whether or not you show the YT logo, if you want it to show all videos related or just videos from your own channel, if you want the screen to auto-fill your customers screen or just to play as the size it is….

And that's all just with the free options!

There is an upgrade, of course; this is YouTube. The upgrade is part of the YouTube Pro I am always getting notifications about when I am checking out videos on YouTube.

This is certainly something that I will be playing with and learning how to use to the fullest extent – I can see a lot of uses for the free version of this plugin.

Go and check this out!

Rating 4 Dragons


John's plugin

Philantro – Donations and Donor Management Plugin


Requires:4.1 or higher
Compatible up to:6.3.5
Released:10 February 2015
Last Updated:12 September 2023
(4 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

If you are looking for a donation plugin that will help you with specific projects and goals, this may be one for you. You can create single one off donations or reoccurring donations. You can have event ticketing, you can track your goal for a specific fundraiser and showcase that to your supporters. It does offer quite a bit but it is a third party service.

This is a third-party service

Rating 4 Dragons.


Amber's plugin

Switch Video Quality


Requires:3.6 or higher
Compatible up to:5.5.15
Released:27 August 2015
Last Updated:13 November 2020
(4.3 star out of 5)


These plugin creator's took a lesson from Vimeo and YouTube.

Once this is activated, you will automatically have an option for which quality you want to upload your video in.

You can only use this once per post, so there is only one video available per post, though you can have a nice long playlist of as many videos or music lists as you want.

The only thing limiting the size of your playlist is your site settings – example, what is the max size of a file you are able to upload at a time?

There is also an Iframe available as an option as well.

This is a pretty neat, and free, plugin. It works pretty well, and is worth checking out if you are finding that your quality is not quite what you are needing.

Rating 5 Dragons


John's plugin

WPSiteSync for Content


Requires: or higher
Compatible up to:
Released:01 January 1970
Last Updated:01 January 1970
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

This is a plugin I used a few years back for doing syncing between two websites and they broke it so badly I had to drop it. I promptly forgot about it and recently discovered it again and it seems they have fixed everything but in the fixing they have separated out the parts into premium features.

It is still good for the basics I need now though, so I can recommenced it again

Rating 4 Dragons


Amber's Plugin



Requires: or higher
Compatible up to:
Released:01 January 1970
Last Updated:01 January 1970
(0 star out of 5)


This plugin is to easily manage your cookies for your site.

You can do the following:

  • Disable cookie hint for bots and crawlers.
  • Reload the page after the user has saved his cookie settings
  • Add exceptions for the cookie overlay
  • Different overlay layouts to choose from
  • Free customization of the overlay
  • Easy management of cookie settings via shortcodes

You can even change up the text that customers will see for the cookies. I always have so much fun with these areas where you get to write your own messages to your customers.

These guys have a REALLY nifty dashboard, very fancy, and lots of options even in the free version. They do have a Premium version, though they don't skimp on the free version.

If cookies are something that you have an interest in controlling to the best of your ability, then this plugin is for you!

Rating 4 Dragons


Random links for plugins

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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: WPSiteSync for Content – 4, Philantro – Donations and Donor Management Plugin – 4, Cryptocurrency Donation Box – Bitcoin & Crypto Donations – 5

Amber's Plugins: Cookielay – 4, Switch Video Quality – 5, Embed Plus for YouTube – Gallery, Channel, Playlist, Live Stream – 4,

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. ****

What part of the site is counted in the space given to a site by a host on the server? The content only? Or the site as a whole?

Does this mean that the more plugins the site has, the less space it has to work with?

I believe that most hosts limit their clients space for their sites – what does limiting the space do for them? What do they get out of it?

How does limiting their space effect the site itself?

When the space is not limited, what does that do for/to the site, and every other site hosted on that server? Do sites run slower on that server as a whole?

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