"Must Have" Plugins List

The import/export features of DesktopServer are specifically designed for WordPress sites. While I use Duplicator plugin for import into my DesktopServer-created local development environment, I suppose I can get by with something new.

DesktopServer supports for import: “BackupBuddy, Duplicator, BackWP Up, BackUp WordPress, InfiniteWP, ManageWP & BlogVault”

I don’t see any of those on the list.

I did want to check on the Direct Deploy to live feature of DesktopServer. I’m sure it is supported in CP but it never hurts to double-check, right? To use DirectDeploy requires host support of PHP File System Direct which is used primarily to “update WP, install plugins or install themes without having to provide FTP or SSH credentials.” I realize this must be supported by hosts but doesn’t WP core code also have to be written in such a manner to allow? I assume that as we can update etc now, that this aspect of CP won’t be changed and that I’m likely asking a silly question. Oh well. Won’t be the first or last time.

I simply do not want to lose my ability to use the features I rely on in the premium version of DesktopServer, which I have relied upon since 2014. I’m not quite sure how to go over those features here without loading up the forum with unnecessary verbiage.

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Fluent Forms doesn’t seem to have any payment processing integrations; maybe because they have a separate form product for that? (WPPayForm Pro)

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Due in the next quarter according to their Facebook group admin. You won’t need to use the other plugin.

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Just had a response from WPManageNinja, makers of the Fluent Forms plugin:

“The dev team confirmed they will continue the support for ClassicPress always.”

Result :slight_smile:

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Excellent. Thanks for following that up. Have given Fluent Forms the big green tick.

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Updates Manager / Notification Manager / Auto-Update Disabling plugin: Yes, there is a need for that, because clickyclickyclick-happy clients who JUST LOVE :heart_eyes: to install updates without giving it any further thoughts :scream: :face_vomiting:

What I’ve tested so far and can report as “working”:

  • Easy Updates Manager - has some nasty nag screen for its “suggested” plugins included, with a 6-month / 12 month dismissal option, but aside of that, its working flawlessly. Also works (so far) on Muiltisite
  • Webcraftic Updates Manager - works decent, too, but leaves out too many notices; but its base functionality, ie. disabling / enabling auto-updates globally or individually per item, is working as expected; Multisite: Its suggested to use Multisite Plugin Manager to individually enable or disable the plugin per site

cu, w0lf.

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Just like to add Beaver Builder to the list as a page builder. Works 100% on CP, and always will.

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Has beaver builder said they will be supporting CP?

I’m one of their developers, I should know :wink:

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Just making sure :wink:

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That’s great news. Any chance you could add words to that effect on your website and share the good news?

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I’ll try and remember to add something in the readme for .org and I’ll have word about adding something on the site

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That’d be great. Just as long as it doesn’t put you at risk of being blacklisted by WP. :slight_smile:

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Is there a history of wp blacklisting plugins that say they also work on classic press then?

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I haven’t heard anything along those lines. And many thanks for your support Simon. A page builder was one of the big areas we needed to cover.

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There’s certainly a history of posts being removed from the forums if anyone should happen to mention ClassicPress.

I’m sure it used to be the case that WP didn’t like ClassicPress being mentioned in the readme either but I’ve just noticed this: https://wordpress.org/plugins/zeno-font-resizer/, this https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-taxonomy-order-ne/ and, of course, this https://wordpress.org/plugins/zigwidgetclass/, written by @zigpress, a fellow member of the CP community.

So it looks like you should be OK but maybe @zigpress could confirm??

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Thanks. Have added those in with summary of your comments.

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I’ve had plugin repo support questions removed for asking about ClassicPress, but never had a plugin removed or suspended for mentioning CP in the readme.

Though to play safe, when I submit a new plugin to the repo, I leave out any mention of CP, then add it into the readme with the next release.

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I will ask mika but I’m sure a link is fine in the readme

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@Pross - this comment was just posted on Slack:

“I used beaver builder for one of my experiments in learning to build a site with WP. And compared to elementor/Divi free versions it seemed to me the best. It was easy for me to use/understand it. And to say I am not a fan of builders but I appreciated it, it says a lot. Happy to see them onboard.”

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