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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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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.

    Ship Wrecked WordPress Plugins

    Ship Wrecked WordPress Plugins

    Ship Wrecked WordPress Plugins

    It's Episode 571 and we have plugins for User Logs, Thank-you Woo Pro, Preloading, Ultra Shortcodes, All the Socials, Responding Popups… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    User Logs, Custom Thank You Pages PRO for WooCommerce, Preload Everything, WordPress Shortcodes Plugin – Shortcodes Ultimate, Social Share Buttons, Social Sharing Icons, Click To Tweet – Social Media Plugin by Social Snap , Popup Maker – Responsive Popup, Exit Intent Pop Up, E-mail Optins, Autoresponder & More……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 571.

    John's Intro:

    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…

    Amber's Rant:

    This is #30 of 50 episodes for 2022!

    Ever wonder why we wind up keeping those irritating habits like pulling all nighters on the one night a week you really shouldn't be doing that? I have too… no answers as of yet though. The only thing I have really learned regarding that is it takes 30 days to create a habit, and 3 days to break it.

    Hopefully everyone has had an opportunity to get outside and get some toasty sunshine on them this summer! After all, we are drawing near the end of the summer – and for those who are going to be looking for the shooting stars this week, be aware that the full moon is a Super Moon this year, and so the shooting stars will not be quite as visible! Cool we have a Super Moon, last one of the year, though also kinda sucks the timing.

    If you are going camping to check out the shooting stars and the full moon, make sure you turn your phone off and ignore the socials for a few days. Take the opportunity to disconnect from that, and reconnect with your humans near you!

    Laughter is the best medicine – Patch Adams says so.

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

    News this week:

    Just a quick observation: WordPress.org was down for hours this last week, and it is nearly impossible to find any information on that. Nobody seems to be talking about it, although when Amazon or FaceBook goes down for a single hour everyone talks about it. I find that interesting.

    (https://wptavern.com/serverpress-is-shutting-down) ServerPress is shutting down – ServerPress is the maker of DesktopServer, a WordPress local development tool; they are announcing their shut down after 12 years of business due to the rapid changes in the world of WordPress. In their farewell letter to their customers they stated that having been so focused on building out their v5.0, they lost site of the changes in the WordPress world, and realized too late that they will not be able to afford the overhead costs associated with continuing the country. When asked about possibly making DesktopServer available as open source code, the response was vague only stating that they cannot say at this time – though it may be something that will be considered down the road.

    They have stated that they will continue to support their Premium Subscribers until their subscription is up, which for some may mean migrating to another local development tool.

    For those who use ServerPress, be aware that they are shutting down if you did not receive the letter and think about your own next steps on ...

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    WordPress – You Don’t Have to Turn on The Red Light

    WordPress – You Don’t Have to Turn on The Red Light

    WordPress – You Don’t Have to Turn on The Red Light

    It's Episode 570 and we have plugins for Woo Report, Easy Peasy Courses, Archiving Your Status, Animated Counters… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    WooCommerce Report, Easy Courses, LH Archived Post Status, Animated Number Counters……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 570.

    John's Intro:

    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…

    Amber's Rant:

    This is show #29 for 2022!

    Hey everyone! Glad to be back for the show this week! It's a little shorter this week because life is making demands once again, though I made sure to really beef up the Extra News section for you!

    I hope everyone is dealing alright with the heat out there – here on the island we are dealing with a heat wave. It's crazy temperatures right now – 10 degrees above our average! Though it was like this last year too; the weatherman said it would only be for this one week – though he said that last year too and it stuck around for a month.

    Fingers Crossed!

    Remember to drink lots of water, and take the cooler times of day to go be silly and have some fun!

    Laughter is the best medicine – Patch Adams says so.

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

    News this week:

    > WordPress Vlnerability Report – July 27, 2022 (https://ithemes.com/blog/wordpress-vulnerability-report-july-27-2022/) – If anybody has not updated to WordPress Core 6.1, might want to think about doing so now. 6.0 had vulnerabilities that 6.1 fixed.

    For the plugins vulnerabilities, we have a smaller list today: WP-DBManager, SearchWP LIve Ajaz Search, Simple Banner, WP-UserOnline, Flipbox, and Digital publications by Supsystic.

    Plugins with No Known Fix list is long, here are the ones I recognize: Testimonials, Easy Student Results, VR Calendar, Duplicate Page and Post Plugin.

    WordPress Theme Vulnerability for: GREYD.SUITE.

    Be sure to double check these lists every week! Check the shownotes for the link.

    > Automattic is removing WordPress.com features from the official WordPress mobile apps (https://wptavern.com/automattic-is-removing-wordpress-com-features-from-the-official-wordpress-mobile-apps) – WordPress mobile team has announced that it will be pulling all Jetpack and WordPress.com from the official WordPress mobile apps. This will be done in a gradual process, concluding at the end of 2022. The reason for this move is ‘for the sake of clarity and closer-to-core experience, the mobile team will be working to refocus the app on staple features you'd find with a fresh download of WordPress'.

    They have listed out the features being moved in a list for you to look at, at the link given here in the show notes.

    > WordPress.com ends recent pricing experiment, reverts to previous model (https://wptavern.com/wordpress-com-ends-recent-pricing-experiment-reverts-to-previous-model) – The pricing experiment begun in April is officially over! We are now back to the initial pricing list.

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    Unscrambling WordPress Plugins

    Unscrambling WordPress Plugins

    Unscrambling WordPress Plugins

    It's Episode 569 and we have plugins for Where Use, Categorizing, Notes for Woo, Templately, Exchanging Rates, Queerifying… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    WhereUsed, Categorize Pages, Product Notes for WooCommerce, Templately, Exchange Rates, Queeryify……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 569.



    John's Intro:

    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…

    Amber's Rant:

    This is #28 of 52 episodes for 2022!

    The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the trees are getting extra friendly with my face – allergies suck! Although luckily there's a lot you can do for your allergies, so that's a bonus. Still sucks though.

    Hoping everyone is getting outside and getting that beautiful sunshine while it's here! It was late getting to us this year, so be sure to get out for extra hours this summer to make up for the lack!

    Go be a kid.

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

    News this week:

    WordPress Vulnerability Report – July 13, 2022 (https://ithemes.com/blog/wordpress-vulnerability-report-july-13-2022/) – We have a list of plugins to pay attention to this week, some of the ones I recognize are: Shortcode For Current Date, Copyright Proof, WordPress Popup, and Project Source Code Download. There are quite a few more, so be sure to check them out!

    WordPress Themes Team contributors get pushback on proposal to improve Block Themes' Visibility in the Directory (https://wptavern.com/wordpress-themes-team-contributors-get-pushback-on-proposal-to-improve-block-themes-visibility-in-the-directory) – This is one of the ideas that the team put forth 7 weeks ago: possibility of changing the popular themes algorithm to more prominently feature block themes, and/or adding a new ‘Block' menu item next to Popular and Latest on the themes directory team.

    The 94 available block themes represent fewer than 1% of the directory's 9,761 themes.

    A good point made by one of the contributors is that to add a ‘Block' tab to Theme Directory filter will bring up the full-site-editing tag Themes as well, causing more confusion than it would be helping.

    This is an ongoing issue that the WordPress Community is rather inflamed about.

    WordPress Executive Director says 5% in Five for the Future Program is aspirational and Not Required (https://wptavern.com/wordpress-executive-director-says-5-in-five-for-the-future-program-is-aspirational-and-not-required) – The director was responding to a public criticism where the ‘Five for the Future's True Intentions' was called ‘toxic score keeping'. No, this is not required, though everyone who does put in get's a point, and those points are being shoved under others' noses. This is an interesting conversation to follow.

    Gutenberg 13.6 adds Pattern Modal Support for Custom Post Types, expands creation of Template Types (a href="https://wptavern.com/gutenberg-13-6-adds-pattern-modal-support-for-custom-...

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    Finding The Lost WordPress Plugins

    Finding The Lost WordPress Plugins

    Finding The Lost WordPress Plugins

    It's Episode 568 and we have plugins for Freezing Content, Jellyfish Counter, Last Login, Scanning FMS, Cloning Yourself, Searching Replacement… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    Content Freeze, Jellyfish Counter Widget, When Last Login, Scanner FMS, Did someone clone me?, Better Search and Replace……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 568.

    John's Intro:

    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…

    Amber's Rant:

    This is #27 of 52 episodes for 2022!

    AAAAAAaaaand we're back! Skipped a week due to just too much going on in the home lives, and honestly we just couldn't find the time to prep for last week's show – but we are back now!

    Even with all the crazy though, still found 2 hours to take the little one to the lake – always make time for fun! Gotta get out there and enjoy the sunshine, laugh a little, be a bit crazy – helps you to keep your mind sane. Remember to drop the socials while getting out and having fun – it adds to the enjoyment!

    Go be a kid.

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

    News this week:

    WordPress Vulnerability Report – July 6, 2022  https://ithemes.com/blog/wordpress-vulnerability-report-july-6-2022/

    – There were some WordPress Core vulnerabilities that have been dealt with, be sure to update! And there is a bit of a list for plugin's that have no known fix; here's some I recognize: Image Slider, Gallery for Social Photo, WordPress Popup, Request a Quote. There are more, be sure to have a look at the list.

    Envato to shut down Envato Studio on short notice, jilting longtime service providers  https://wptavern.com/envato-to-shut-down-envato-studio-on-short-notice-jilting-longtime-service-providers

    – The Australia-based digital assets company announced it is shutting down its community freelance platform Envato Studio and Twenty20 a stock photo website. They also laid off 100 of its 700 employees. They have given just under two months notice, even though it was suggested that six months be given. This seems like it might go rather poorly.

    Awesome Motive acquires WP charitable plugin  https://wptavern.com/awesome-motive-acquires-wp-charitable-plugin

    – Awesome Motive, the makers of plugins like OptinMonster, WPForms, and MonsterInsights has acquired WP Charitable this week. Not sure if these guys will change it much, they seem to be pretty chill with their plugins, not going nuts in the updates and changes to ‘better your customer experience', so hopefully it goes well!

    WordPress performance team revises proposal for WebP by Default  https://wptavern.com/wordpress-performance-team-revises-proposal-for-webp-by-default

    – After about a year of research, the team reassessed its approach to the controversial WebP by Default and have decided to go through with it. They are still working through revisions, and they will only be for core image sizes in 6...

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    Multi Faceted WordPress Plugins

    Multi Faceted WordPress Plugins

    Multi Faceted WordPress Plugins

    It's Episode 567 and we have plugins for Recipe Pro, Daily Bible, Say what?, Description Header, Hide Notifications, WPFront Bar… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    WP Recipe Maker and Pro Version, Daily Bible Verse, Say what?, Heading with Description Elementor Widget, WP Hide Notifications Updates and Warnings, WPFront Notification Bar……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 567.

    John's Intro:

    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…

    Amber's Rant:

    This is #26 of 52 episodes for 2022!

    I think I was blinded today when I got up and started working – we have sunshine on the Wet Coast! If you have little amounts of sunshine like we do, make certain that you get outside and take full advantage of it when it's there!!

    Drag the kids out, drag your friends out, go have a picnic or something, enjoy and get that vitamin D! Remember to ditch the socials while you're out, and you will find you feel waaaayyyyy better when you get home!

    Go be a kid.

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

    News this week:

    WordPress Vulnerability Report – June 22, 2022 – There is a decent sized list today for the plugins to worry about – though be sure to check the ‘fixed plugins' too. I noticed that Gravity PDF is on the ‘fixed' list this week.

    Some I recognize on the worrisome plugins this week: Pricing Deals for WooCommerce, Comment License, Custom Popup Builder, Rename wp-login.php, WordPress Team Manager – this is just a few, be sure to have a look at the list this week for both your site and your clients sites.

    WordPress.org forces security update for critical Ninja Forms Vulnerability – Last week Ninja Form users got a forced update for a PHP object injection vulnerability – this made it possible to be remotely exploited without anyone needing authentication of any kind. Oddly enough, Ninja Forms did not post about his update on its blog or social media accounts or anything…

    If you use Ninja Forms and do not allow auto updates, be sure to head into yours and your clients sites to update in short order.

    WordPress.org strongly urges Theme Authors to switch to locally hosted webfonts – The reason for this is because of the recent German court case, which fined a website owner for biolating the GDPR by using Google-Hosted webfonts. The Themes Team is also considering banning remotely hosted web fonts moving forward, though this is still being discussed. Core contributors are now working on updating all the default themes from Twenty Twelbe through Twenty Seventeen to use locally hosted webfonts. This could affect your sites if you use Google WebFonts, so be aware of this.

    GitHub makes copilot available to the public for $10/month, Free for Students and Open Source Project Maintainers – Copilot is GitHubs new AI pair pr...

    • 38 min
    WordPress Plugins That Don’t Sting

    WordPress Plugins That Don’t Sting

    WordPress Plugins That Don't Sting

    It's Episode 566 and we have plugins for Gravity Poet-3, No Spam Bee, Caddy Commerce, Effecting Herds, Random Sentences, Oiking… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    Add-on Gravity Forms – MailPoet 3, Antispam Bee, Caddy – Smart Side Cart for WooCommerce and Premium Edition, Herd Effects – Fake Notifications and Social Proof Plugin, Random Sentence Generator, Oik……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 566.

    John's Intro:

    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…

    Amber's Rant:

    This is #25 of 52 episodes for 2022!

    Episode 566 – only 100 more episodes to go before we get to 666! That should be an entertaining episode I am sure. There are so many numerology things around 666, it's all very interesting!

    We have had mainly rain again this last week here on the wet coast, though that hasn't stopped us from getting outside! I think my kids like it best when it is raining out, because they get hot chocolate when they come back in. Then again, that is also kind of why I like it best when it's raining too – you really just can't go wrong with hot chocolate!

    Hopefully everyone out there is managing to get outside at least a little, some good time without the socials, and some awesome time with friends and family! Remember – you're never too old to go splashing through puddles, then go home for hot chocolate.

    Go be a kid.

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

    News this week:

    WordPress Vulnerability Report – June 15, 2022 – Only a few to worry about this week! Gallery Bank, Copify, Toolbar To Share. Be sure to check yours and your clients sites for these plugins, and to keep an eye on the ‘okay' list so you know when you can put them back into service!

    Elementor acquires Strattic – Strattic is a static and headless WordPress hosting company. A little surprising to me that Elementor has grabbed this up, though it seems to be a good investment on their part since Strattic has been an Elementor supporter since early on! Pretty sure that not much will change with this acquisition.

    WordPress 6.1 to focus on refining full-site editing – Next phase collaboration and multilingual features anticipated in 2023-2025. This could be pretty awesome, and there are some video demos put up through Twitter via Gutenberg lead architect Matias Ventura! The whole thing seems pretty cool, with easier to build patterns, custom post types, block types, more intuitive experience locking patterns and managing saved patterns – all sounding like fantastic things to come!

    Gutenberg Editor now in testing on Tumblr and Day One Web Apps – Honestly, I had never heard of Day One Web Apps until this article. This actually surprised me a little, I thought that Gutenberg was a WordPress only kind of thing, though apparently during the Q&A segment in 2021 at the State of the Word,

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

elikqitie ,

Plugin Catalog

I love this show for the plugins and how they rate the plugin. Lots of information about plugins. Only part that is not clear is the names of some plugins. Sometimes I’ll search for the name they give on Wordpress and I can’t find it.

Bryce Giesler ,

Plenty o' Plugins

I've been following this podcast for several months. Though I only support one website I have found several plugins that added features or helped me process things better.Good Job!

Reality501 ,

Too many interviews

Used to love the show. Went back and listened to all episodes from beginning. Was very helpful and insightful. New format not as helpful. Old show - 5 star. Now - 2 star, at best. Not going to listen any more. There are other shows more interesting now.

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