It's Episode 341 and we've got plugins for WordPress Galleries, Cryptocurrency, Advanced Gutenberg, WooCommerce Shipping Distance, and Disabling Multiple Processes for Improved Site Speed. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A to Z Episode 341 Cryptocurrency, Advanced Gutenberg

It's Episode 341 and we've got plugins for WordPress Galleries, Cryptocurrency, Advanced Gutenberg, WooCommerce Shipping Distance, and Disabling Multiple Processes for Improved Site Speed. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 341 and we've got plugins for WordPress Galleries, Cryptocurrency, Advanced Gutenberg, WooCommerce Shipping Distance, and Disabling Multiple Processes for Improved Site Speed. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!


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Today we are reviewing our usual allotment of six great plugins.


Cryptocurrency Price Ticker Widget

Requires:3.5 or higher
Compatible up to:5.2.1
Released:28 December 2017
Last Updated:25 May 2019
(4.7 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
Do you have an interest in crypto currency or are looking to trade in it, well now you can easly look up the current rate for true imagineary money with this plugin.
Set it up use a shortcode where ever you want the tables to appear and it tracks all the top crypto currencies.
Rating 3 Dragons


WordPress Gallery Extra

Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:5.0.4
Released:09 January 2018
Last Updated:26 December 2018
(3 star out of 5)

There are dozens of WordPress photo galleries out there, but the problem is that they always look the same! WordPress Gallery Extra uses a brand new algorithm to make much more interesting image grids.
The WordPress Gallery Extra is fully responsive and it adapts to the browser using a nice and smooth animation, even on mobile devices because it can use the hardware acceleration taking advantage of CSS3 properties.

  • Columns Gallery
  • Justified Gallery
  • Masonry Gallery
  • Mosaic Gallery
  • Slider Gallery
  • Clean and modern Design
  • Drag and Drop Gallery Builder
  • Ajax Themes Compatibility
  • Translation ready
  • Beautiful Templates for Customization
  • Powerful Template Manager
  • WPML ready
  • Responsive design
  • Custom Links
  • Video Gallery Support
  • Audio Gallery Support
  • Group Items
  • Retina Ready
  • Image Tags
  • Image Categories
  • Image Sizes Manager (Premium)
  • Thumbnails Regenerator (Premium)
  • Hover Effects (Premium)
  • Parallax hover Tilt Effect (Premium)
  • Grid Loading Effects (Premium)
  • Fixed aspect ratio with Smart Crop (Premium)
  • Custom Links (Premium)
  • Lazy Loading (Premium)
  • Easy style editor
  • More than 2 dozen Demos
  • Single click Template import

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Our next couple plugins for you are


Advanced Gutenberg

Requires:5.0 or higher
Compatible up to:5.2.1
Released:27 December 2017
Last Updated:23 May 2019
(4.6 star out of 5)

This plugin adds
Additional features added to Gutenberg plugin:
– Create edition profiles and asign user or user group to the profile
– Select each edition tool per profile
– Activate lightbox effect in Gutenberg galleries
– Display alt information as lightbox caption in galleries
Note about Advanced Gutenberg dev.
* This plugin is based on official Gutenberg plugin under active developement
Rating 3 Dragons


WooCommerce Shipping Distance Matrix

Requires:4.8 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.10
Released:05 January 2018
Last Updated:09 December 2018
(3.5 star out of 5)

WooCommerce shipping rates calculator based on products shipping class and distances that calculated using Google Maps Distance Matrix API. This plugin perfect for online store that use local shipping or private shipping such as selling flower, food & beverage but not limited to.

  • Set shipping cost by product shipping class.
  • Set unlimited distances ranges.
  • Set origin info by coordinates.
  • Set distances unit: Miles, Kilometers
  • Set travel mode: Driving, Walking, Bicycling.
  • Set route restrictions: Avoid Tolls, Avoid Highways, Avoid Ferries, Avoid Indoor.
  • Set cost calculation type per order or per item.
  • Set visibility distance info to customer.
  • Translation ready.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Our last couple plugins today are:


Gutenberg Pricing Table Block by Gutenkit

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

The Lowdown:
This is another new block for Gutenberg from Gutinkit, these guys seem to have quite a few plugin and a complete kit in private beta right now in preperation for when Gutenberg launches. Guess I am going to have to carve out time to play with Gutenberg.
Rating 3 Dragons



Requires:4.8 or higher
Compatible up to:5.0.4
Released:01 January 2018
Last Updated:30 December 2018
(5 star out of 5)

This is another Swiss Army Knife type of plugin that can help to disable or optimize some of the background processes within WordPress.
Remove /xmlrpc.php from code if XML-RPC is disabled
Remove WordPress API from code if WP-JSON is disabled
Disable Google Maps
Disable WooCommerce scripts and CSS on non-WooCommerce pages
Disable WooCommerce Reviews
Defer Woocommerce Cart Fragments
Remove WordPress API from header
Disable self-pingbacks
Disable emojis
Disable embeds
Remove query strings
Disable XML-RPC
Remove jQuery migrate
Remove WordPress version number
Remove wlwmanifest link
Remove RSD link
Remove shortlink
Disable RSS feeds
Remove RSS feed links
Disable WordPress heartbeat API
Disable and Limit Post Revisions
Change Heartbeat API frequency
Change autosave interval
Add Locally hosted Google Analytics Script
CSS and JS Script Manager
Import and Export features

Rating: 5 out of 5

Closing out this Episode The Plugins we covered where:

John’s Plugins: Cryptocurrency Price Ticker Widget – 3, Advanced Gutenberg – 3, Gutenberg Pricing Table Block – 3

Marcus’ Plugins: WordPress Gallery Extra – 4, WooCommerce Shipping Distance Matrix – 5, Whippet – 5

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