It's Episode 425 and I've got plugins for Product Backgrounds, Event Calendar Layouts, Form Integration for Elementor and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

Wocommerce Remove Background, The Events Calendar Shortcode and Templates, Contact Form Integration For Elementor (All in One) and ClassicPress options in Episode 425

It's Episode 425 and I've got plugins for Product Backgrounds, Event Calendar Layouts, Form Integration for Elementor and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! It's Episode 425 and I've got plugins for Product Backgrounds, Event Calendar Layouts, Form Integration for Elementor and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Starting out I have a plugin that I have yet to use but felt you would want to know it exists. Keep in mind the ratings are based off the descriptions on their site and using their demo if available.

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Wocommerce remove background

Wocommerce remove background is a wordpress plugin, which allows automatically remove or change any background of woocommerce product images using API of service. You can easily set transparent background, make the background to be any color you want or put your own image as the background.

Key features
-automatically change/remove any background at product photos
-process either all products or only specified
-choose which image types to process (main image or gallery images)
-back up and restore original images
-choose output image size
-preview background removal result before actual removing

Supported images
Any JPG or PNG image with up to 8 megabytes. All photos that have a subject that is clearly meant to be the foreground are supported. For instance, most photos of products, persons, animals, cars and other objects work. If the image resolution is larger than 10 megapixels (e.g. 4000 × 2500 pixels or any other aspect ratio) it is resized to this maximum resolution.

How it works?
For background removal the plugin uses API of service The service allows 50 free requests which provide resulting images of 0.25 megapixels max (e.g. 625×400 pixels). If you like the result, need more requests or higher output resolution – you can obtain a paid subscription and enjoy the full resolution of outputted photos

Rating 4 Dragons


WordPress news and info

The WordPress 5.2.3 Security Release Unpacked

WordPress update fixes assortment of XSS flaws

The latest info for plugins with vulnerabilities

Johns news:
Plugin Dynamics is starting to come to life and we have 4 plugins just about ready for general testing plus 3 more in the cue.
Date Calculator
Metric Conversions
Clock de Resistance
Tabular Data dynamics

in the development cue
the Tarot Reading plugin
Intranet Lockdown
All coming soon to

Contest win a Premium Plugin License For:

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

The current contest is running until September 18th, 2019 and we are giving away a license for the Magic Conversation for Gravity forms plugin from the makers of WP Payper view.

Magic Conversation For Gravity Forms is a conversational form WordPress plugin that let’s you convert a Gravity Form into a conversational web form.
The plugin provides a chat style conversational interface that provides a more user-friendly alternative to the standard form check it out here

Check out the Interview with Russ Mate from WP Pay Per View talking about this plugin and others that they create.

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The Events Calendar Shortcode and Templates (freemium $29)

Requires:5.0 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.4
Released:01 May 2017
Last Updated:07 May 2024
(4.8 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
If you use The Events calendar from Modern Tribe, you are aware of the shortcoming of the layouts available even in the premium version of the plugin. This plugin help with that issue by giving you two layout options in the free version of the plugin and four more in the premium version. They look pretty good on a website and are a great improvement over the standard layouts from the plugin.

Rating 4 dragons

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Contact Form Integration For Elementor (All in One)

Requires:4.4 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.4
Released:16 July 2018
Last Updated:15 April 2024
(4.3 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This plugin offers the promise of integration of forms into Elementor unfornantly it dellivers less than that. While it does have some adjustments to the look they are limited and it does not do a very nice job of presenting the form into the site. I used it for Gravity forms in the hopes of finding a better way to show the form but it was lacking. I have to warn you off this one.

Rating 2 Dragons

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:

Listen to the Interview with James Nylen and Michelle Coe from ClassicPress Two of the Leads for the ClassicPress Team, Michelle Coe (lead designer), and James Nylen (lead developer) it is a great interview so follow the link to listen to it.

ClassicPress 1.0.2 is a security release

This is the first in a series of tutorials for ClassicPress
Convert a Code Snip into a ClassicPress Utility Plugin

Classicpress listed in the Top 12 best CMS for 2019

General info:

Some ClassicPress training videos from Omukiguy

CodePotent's plugin directory soft-launched!

ClassicPress Resources:

For some up to date news on ClassicPress check out the ClassisPress Club news
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 42 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.

My experiment with migrating a fully mature WordPress website over to ClassicPress and record the results of that for people to see. The videos is here on our YouTube channel. I have completed the conversion of WP Plugins A to Z dev site to Classic press and it went quite well and all my plugins have continued to work well. Now the process of completing the theme update.

Closing out this Episode the Plugins I covered were:

John’s Plugins: Wocommerce Remove Background – 4, The Events Calendar Shortcode and Templates – 4, Contact Form Integration For Elementor (All in One) – 2,

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