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New ClassicPress/WordPress Plugins & News weekly. With over 60k plugins and growing for WordPress; how do you sort the gems from the junk? Your hosts Amber Overall & John Overall take you behind the scenes to uncover some of the great (and not so great) plugins for WordPress. Save yourself hours of time and effort. Listen Live at YouTube. WP Plugins A to Z Live.

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    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

New ClassicPress/WordPress Plugins & News weekly. With over 60k plugins and growing for WordPress; how do you sort the gems from the junk? Your hosts Amber Overall & John Overall take you behind the scenes to uncover some of the great (and not so great) plugins for WordPress. Save yourself hours of time and effort. Listen Live at YouTube. WP Plugins A to Z Live.

    Getting Into The WordPress Plugin Season

    Getting Into The WordPress Plugin Season

    Getting Into The WordPress Plugin Season

    It's Episode 539 and we have plugins for Auto Posting, Gardening, Hidey Titles, Gift Cards, Broken-Be-Gone, Post ID's … and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    Social Auto Poster, Hide Titles On Hover, Remove Broken Images, FloraPress – Your Garden on WordPress, YITH WooCommerce Gift Cards, Reveal IDs ……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 539.

    John's Intro:

    Welcome to the Christmas season remember your families…

    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:

    Executive producer:

    Nobody this week. Maybe next week!

    Show Art:

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

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

    Check out all the art work at https://wppluginsatoz.com/show-art-submitted/

    To Submit Artwork go here https://wppluginsatoz.com/artwork/

    Amber's Rant:

    This is #46 of 52 episodes for 2021, and we have reached that time of year of baking and cooking…

    I tried making German Dumplings last night: wound up mainly creating sea salt soupy stew…. I managed to find the right level of boiling water for the mashed potato ball dumpling things eventually, but only for the last 5 I made. The recipe was certainly interesting…

    I highly recommend trying out random, odd-to-you recipes this winter! You might find out you really like something like German Dumplings (or duck liver, or whatever you find to try out) while simultaneously blocking out time to spend on yourself or with family! Nothing brings you together like kitchen flour fights!! Plus, you heat the house up REALLY well, and it smells pretty good.

    Remember to turn off that social media stuff while doing something like cooking or baking! Give the brainmeats a rest from all that noise, and give yourself the ability to truly enjoy the company!

    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:

    Patchstack Weekly Update released this very morning before the show: – Be sure to update these three plugins if you are using them as the patch has been added, and the most recent update will keep you more secure.

    WordPress Vulnerability Report from ithemes Part 1 for December: – Took me a while to find out where this information was on the webs, but I have found it and I will do my best to bring it to your attention every month! Most of these have been patched, just be sure to update your plugins – though Floating Social Media Icon has not been patched as of October 27th. Uninstall and delete is the advice.

    Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Fixed In Hide my WP by wpWave – Hide My WP plugin (versions 6.2.3 and below) recently discovered and patched a vulnerability that was allowing unauthenticated SQL injection and unauthenticated users to retrieve a token to deactivate the plugin.

    • 36 min
    Thankful for Great Plugins for WordPress

    Thankful for Great Plugins for WordPress

    Thankful for Great Plugins for WordPress

    It's Episode 538 and we have plugins for: Country Addons, Applying for Jobs, XMas says Hello!, Dokan Vendoring, Seed Tracing, QRing… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    Country and State Selection Addons for Gravity Forms, Job Application Form, Christmas Greetings, Dokan – Best WooCommerce Multivendor Marketplace Solution – Build Your Own Amazon, eBay, Etsy, seedtrace, Simple Qr……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 538.

    John's Intro:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all our American listeners. Hope it is a great day for you in these times…..

    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:

    Executive producer:

    Nobody this week. Maybe next week!

    Show Art:

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

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

    Check out all the art work at https://wppluginsatoz.com/show-art-submitted/

    To Submit Artwork go here https://wppluginsatoz.com/artwork/

    Amber's Rant:

    This is #45 of 52 episodes for 2021!

    Our little piece of the Wet Coast is slowly heading towards normality again after that crazy storm we weathered, with the roads being fixed and the supply trains getting back to schedule! Tis a bit of a relief I gotta say!

    I hope that everyone out there is doing well and keeping warm as Jack Frost has started coming round at night to dance across the lawns! I remember pretending to be a dragon walking through mountains and crushing them when I was walking to school as a kid in this weather – I would pretend my breath was fire. I wonder if that helped keep me warm without me knowing it?

    Remember to take that time for yourself, we are about to get super hectic with the X-mas month coming up, and you will need all the peace of mind you can find! Also for those adults out there, dark spiced rum tastes excellent in hot chocolate – just saying.

    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:

    GoDaddy Data Breach exposes 1.2 Million active and inactive managed WordPress Hosting Accounts – GoDaddy announced on November 22 that there was a data security breach; they discovered that unauthorized third-party access to its hosting environment on November 17 gained access through an exploited vulnerability. They gained access using a compromised password beginning on September 6, 2021; nearly every sensitive data point associated with hosting a WordPress website was compromised, including customer email addresses, admin passwords, sFTP and database credentials, and SSL private keys. GoDaddy states they have already taken steps to further secure its provisioning system and is continuing its investigation, though as their stock took a large hit, it may already be too late for them. We may be witnessing a mighty giant tumbling – we shall see what happens!

    WordPress 5.

    • 50 min
    The Fall Colours of WordPress Plugins

    The Fall Colours of WordPress Plugins

    The Fall Colours of WordPress Plugins

    It's Episode 537 Form Sliders, Multi-Vender WooCommerce, Deliveries, Social Sharing in a Snap, Media Auto-up, Socially Auto Posting… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    Gravity Slider Fields, Delivery Area, WCFM Membership – WooCommerce Memberships for Multivendor Marketplace, Social Share Buttons, Social Sharing Icons, Click to Tweet – Social Media Plugin by Social Snap, Social Web Suite – Social Media Auto Post, Social Media Auto Publish and Schedule now with Gutenberg and WooCommerce support, Social Media Auto Publish……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 537.

    John's Intro:

    The Rains are here and times are challenging. ….

    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:

    Executive producer:

    Nobody this week. Maybe next week!

    Show Art:

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

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

    Check out all the art work at https://wppluginsatoz.com/show-art-submitted/

    To Submit Artwork go here https://wppluginsatoz.com/artwork/

    Amber's Rant:

    This is #44 of 52 episodes for 2021, and our wet coast is drowning!! According to Farmers Almanac, we were to expect a horribly wet winter this year due to where we are, but really – I think the birds are swimming through the air!

    Hopefully everyone out there is remembering to get out and enjoy the little bit of watery daylight we have at this time of year! Gotta get the Vitamin D! I know I give my little family all vitamin D supplements throughout the winter – it really does help. And so does taking time for yourself – I even took the time to play Fable 2 this weekend! There is still a lot to finish unpacking after our move – but sitting down and just playing video games for a few hours sure felt good! Be sure to take those few hours to do something fun and enjoyable for yourself!

    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:

    New Core Web Vitals Technology Report shows overall pass rate for WordPress Sites decreases with newer versions – According to the article, Lazy Loading being added to the core is one of the main issues, though a few things are mentioned and talked about.

    Rank Math SEO Launches a Content AI Feature – Essentially Rank Math created an AI to tell you whether or not you are doing well, and how to better your SEO rather than leaving it up to you to interpret and figure out.

    Wowmall: A free experimental WooCommerce Block Theme – This seems to be the first WooCommerce block theme that has hit the market, and although it is still in experimental phase, it does seem to be getting some pretty good feedback!

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    • 40 min
    Fall-ing for WordPress Plugins

    Fall-ing for WordPress Plugins

    Fall-ing for WordPress Plugins

    It's Episode 536 – Moon Phases, Saving Posts, Gravity Forms, Tracking the Source, Masterbar Note, Cancelling Orders… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    The Moon – Current Phase and Next Eclipse, Display Gravity Form Entry Anywhere, Masterbar Note, PostSaver, Kawuda UTM Source Tracker, Cancel Unpaid Order for WooCommerce……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 535.

    John's Intro:

    It is Veterans Day here in Canada and Memorial Day in the US so lets have a moment of silence for our Vets who have served.. Fall is here and the seasons are changing, enjoy….

    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:

    Executive producer:

    Nobody this week. Maybe next week!

    Show Art:

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

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

    Check out all the art work at https://wppluginsatoz.com/show-art-submitted/

    To Submit Artwork go here https://wppluginsatoz.com/artwork/

    Amber's Rant:

    This is #43 of 52 episodes for 2021! We are almost at the end of another truly frenetic and busy year!

    I personally consider Halloween my own New Year's, and this year I moved on Halloween! That was a total ‘Alice down the rabbit hole' kind of upside down, topsy turvy weirdness! Though the new place is quite nice, I had to take a little time to get my brain back online. It's truly amazing how the best laid plans always seem to go completely awry!

    I am stoked to be back, missed being around everyone here! Remember, no matter what's needing doing (like my entire kitchen right now, and the last of the boxes in all of the rooms…), take the time you need for you! Have a bath, or a nap, chill out, and just take that breather before getting up and moving on. It reeeeaaaalllly helps in the long run!

    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:

    Why WordPress Freelancers Don't Make More Money

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhOdB271ozk

    This is a great video and I was also on WP Tonic Last week where we had a roundtable discussion about this video.

    https://www.wp-tonic.com/644-wp-tonic-this-week-in-wordpress-tech-show-with-guest-john-overall-of-the-wordpress-plugins-from-a-to-z-podcast/

    Radio Station PRO launches, offers new tools for live broadcasters – Could be useful for podcasters and other entertainers out there! Worth checking out if you are not pleased with your current toolbox!

    WordPress Polyglots Team launches a new monthly newsletter – Very useful and rather exciting newsletter to be coming out about the Polyglots Team, who are the ones responsible for the translations of WordPress. If you use the translation process,

    • 38 min
    Taking Off with Irresistible Plugins for WordPress

    Taking Off with Irresistible Plugins for WordPress

    It's Episode 535 – Product Up-Sells, Warranties, User Logouts… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!



    Beautiful Product Offers for WooCommerce, Digital Warranty Card Generator, User Logout Force ……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 535.



    John's Intro:



    It's an all New Year and we are heading into some hope for the future.





    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:



    Executive producer:

    Nobody this week. Maybe next week!



    Show Art:



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





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



    Check out all the art work at https://wppluginsatoz.com/show-art-submitted/

    To Submit Artwork go here https://wppluginsatoz.com/artwork/



    We have some news from the world of WordPress for you today as well as some great plugins.



    News this week:





    8 Ways to Automate Your WordPress Blog with Artificial Intelligence

    https://torquemag.io/2021/11/8-ways-to-automate-your-wordpress-blog-with-artificial-intelligence/



    Should You Really Write in the WordPress Editor?

    https://casabona.org/2021/10/wordpress-writing-app/



    WP Career Summit — Save the Date!

    https://poststatus.com/wp-career-summit-save-the-date/



    WordPress 5.8.2 RC 1

    https://make.wordpress.org/core/2021/11/02/wordpress-5-8-2-rc-1/







    The extras – for even more extra news, check out our Facebook, or Twitter page!



    This is the extra news stuff that someone out there might find interesting. To read more, you can head on over to the show notes or newsletter and check it out! If you find something to add for next show, send me a link at amber@wppro.ca



    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



    Donor – Support



    This Show will not work without you, the producers, as it is a Value for Value model, meaning if you're getting any value out of it then give some value back and help the show out.



    Start by subscribing to the newsletter for additional information and get out there round them up and rope them all in, belly up to the bar and enjoy. Spread the word about WP Plugins A to Z and catch it live every Thursday at noon PST on our YouTube Channel.



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    • 20 min
    Halloween Spooktactular WordPress Plugins – Crawling Back From Over the Edge

    Halloween Spooktactular WordPress Plugins – Crawling Back From Over the Edge

    It's Episode 534 – Halloween Decorations For Your Site Including Pandas & Bugs, Halloween Countdowns … and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!



    John's Intro:



    It's an all new season.. WP Plugins A to Z, 11 years and counting.. Now into our 12th year of doing this show.





    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



    Check out all the art work at https://wppluginsatoz.com/show-art-submitted/



    Amber's Rant:



    This is #41 of 52 episodes for 2021! I'm not here this week, though I wanted to leave a note for everyone just to say Happy Halloween everyone!!



    Hopefully the storm that started on Thursday evening isn't still going on Halloween and that everyone can get out with the kidlets to trick or treat! Also, if the storm is still going, that means I am moving in the storm… wish me luck everyone!



    Enjoy the pumpkins and the candles, and of course the parent taxed candies. 😉



    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:





    The State of HTML Email in WordPress in 2021

    https://deliciousbrains.com/sending-html-email-wordpress/



    WordPress Vulnerability Report: October 2021, Part 4

    https://ithemes.com/blog/wordpress-vulnerability-report-october-2021-part-4/



    WPChill Takes Over Gutenberg Forms, Plans To Shake Up the Free Forms Market

    https://wptavern.com/wpchill-takes-over-gutenberg-forms-plans-to-shake-up-the-free-forms-market



    How To Edit the Footer in WordPress Using Every Method Possible

    https://kinsta.com/blog/how-to-edit-footer-in-wordpress/





    The extras – for even more extra news, check out our Facebook, or Twitter page!



    This is the extra news stuff that someone out there might find interesting. To read more, you can head on over to the show notes or newsletter and check it out! If you find something to add for next show, send me a link at amber@wppro.ca



    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

    Donor – Support the show



    This Show will not work without you, the producers, as it is a Value for Value model, meaning if you're getting any value out of it a href="http://wppluginsatoz.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
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10 Ratings

Ecliptic29549 ,

Great information on plugins

I don't find all the plugins applicable (not using WooCommerce), but generally in a month there will be 1 to 3 great plugins that I will explore to see if they will fit into my sites ... also the discussion of various plugins plants seeds in my mind of what could be used in websites.

I just wanted to mention about your last contest and why I didn't enter ... I live on Bowen Island just off the coast of West Vancouver and while the plugin sounded great the maps were for the USA ... don't live there ... not sure I want to visit there anymore. I would have entered if there was an option to get the map for Canada or even BC instead of the USA.

Would love to contribute to your podcast, but currently all but one of the websites I manage are for non profits and I work on them for free ... hopefully in the future I will get some paying clients that will allow me to expand. So unfortunately all you can get from me is an iTunes review ... 5 dragons!

Keep up the great work ... love the new format and sounds.

Shadow-Allan ,

Glad I found you!!

I can't tell you the time I search through the Wordpress repository looking for plugins.
I just found you guys a few days ago and after listening to a handfull of episodes I'm hooked.
Keep up the excellent work!!!

A must listen for Wordpress users.

@pegattricks ,

Love this podcast

This is one of four podcasts I listen to every week. I am fairly new to WP-this podcast is pretty jargon free so I can understand it. It's given me lots of ideas for extending my site and has confirmed some of the plugins I like too. I agree with one of your reviewers who said it solved problems he didn't know he had.

I like the way you give back by featuring longer interviews with other developers and featuring pros who provide good service on your job board.

BTW, the sound quality is excellent! Thanks, guys.

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