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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.

    Paradigm Shift

    Paradigm Shift

    It's Episode 495 – We have plugins for Hide & Seek, Email Automation, Stopping the Brutality, Mobile Content, Image Control, Live Chat …, and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    Brosix Live Chat, WordPress Brute Force Protection – Stop Brute Force Attacks, Thumblink, Specific Content for Mobile, Mail Mage, Show/Hide Content at Set Time and ClassicPress options on Episode 495.

    John's Intro:

    The count down to Episode 500 is here only 4 more episodes to go. Just a reminder we are now in the 44th week of 2 weeks to flatten the curve from the Rona. The greatest Scam perpetrated on the entire world at once. We are now in the new Biden Era, what shall it bring. Seems like it means violence in Seattle and Portland but nothing on the M5M about that..

    With great appreciation for the No Agenda Show for their inspiration of ideas and the occasional stolen sound clip.

    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:

    Daniele Pais — https://danielepais.com/

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

    Ambers Rant:

    This is #3 of 52 episodes for 2021. Its Episode 495, and things outside are getting all revved up and ready to go! The Conspiracy Theorists such as myself are practically drowning in all the theories out there, and the meatheads who think they are in charge are creating an absolutely exquisite knot from all the strings they are trying to pull at once. Eventually, those strings will just need to be cut free, and it will be interesting to see how the dolls fall – though in the mean time, we get an excellent first row seat to the most amusing carnival show I have ever had the opportunity to witness!

    We are lucky indeed to live in the here and now, it's the best show ever! Every once in a while though, I recommend that you go into a little place of your own where you can TUNE OUT for a while! It can be anywhere – a blanket thrown over your couch to build a fort, in your bed with your door closed and a ‘Do Not Disturb' sign or a sock on your door, or even your car! Get into a space all your own, throw on some music and grab a book, or even throw on an audio book and grab a drink! Kick back, and breathe. Try to get there at least once a week, more if you can.

    If you have kids, let them know that they should only bother you if they are broken, dying, or bleeding for 1 WHOLE hour. Make your area comfy for you, and try to remove all internet AND radio with news hours while zoning out. Try to let go of everything outside of your control, and work on pestering those you know and care about to get their own Zone Out Space's started.

    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:

    A Multi-Theme System, the Decade-Long Wait for Grandchild Themes, and Themeless Templates

    https://wptavern.com/a-multi-theme-system-the-decade-long-wait-for-grandchild-themes-and-themeless-templates

    The 16-Step Checklist for Securing Your WordPress Site

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/checklist-for-securing-wordpress-site/

    • 53 min
    Flying High

    Flying High

    It's Episode 494 Time Tracking, Shortcodes, Brute Force Prevention, Unique Images, Changing Text, Passwords …, and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    Work Time Allocator, Password Policy Manager | Password Manager, WordPress Shortcodes Plugin — Shortcodes Ultimate, WordPress Brute Force Protection – Stop Brute Force Attacks, Text Filtering, Unique Headers and ClassicPress options on Episode 493.

    John's Intro:

    The count down to Episode 500 is here only 5 more to go. Just a reminder we are now 43 weeks of 2 weeks to flatten the curve from the Rona. The greatest Scam perpetrated on the entire world at once.

    With great appreciation for the No Agenda Show for their inspiration of ideas and the occasional stolen sound clip.

    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

    Ambers Rant:

    This is #2 of 52 episodes for 2021. Its Episode 494, and so far this year seems pretty awesome! Though things always seem to be on the up and up in people's personal lives for the first couple of months – none of us have given up on our New Year's resolutions as of yet. Still working out, still feeling good.

    Despite the world having gone nuts, there is lots to enjoy still! Including having a little place of your own where you can TUNE OUT for a while! It can be anywhere – a blanket thrown over your couch to build a fort, in your bed with your door closed and a ‘Do Not Disturb' sign or a sock on your door, or even your car! Get into a space all your own, throw on some music and grab a book, or even throw on an audio book and grab a drink! Kick back, and breathe. Try to get there at least once a week, more if you can.

    If you have kids, let them know that they should only bother you if they are broken, dying, or bleeding for 1 WHOLE hour. Make your area comfy for you, and try to remove all internet AND radio with news hours while zoning out. Try to let go of everything outside of your control, and work on pestering those you know and care about to get their own Zone Out Space's started.

    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:

    WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: January 2021, Part 1

    https://ithemes.com/wordpress-vulnerability-roundup-january-2021-part-1/

    14+ Best Free Translation Plugins for (WordPress 2021)

    https://dessign.net/best-free-translation-plugins-for-wordpress/

    WordPress Proposal To Align Release Cycle With Industry Standard

    https://wptavern.com/wordpress-proposal-to-align-release-cycle-with-industry-standard

    WPScan Can Now Assign CVE Numbers for WordPress Core, Plugin, and Theme Vulnerabilities

    https://wptavern.com/wpscan-can-now-assign-cve-numbers-for-wordpress-core-plugin-and-theme-vulnerabilities

    • 55 min
    New Year New Beginnings

    New Year New Beginnings

    It's Episode 493 Replacements, Hiding, Testimonials, Blacklists, Hiding, Sebastian…, and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    Testimonial for Elementor, Real-Time Find and Replace, BSK Gravity Forms Blacklist, Sebastian, Hide My WP Ghost – Security Plugin, WP Discord Invite and ClassicPress options on Episode 493.

    John's Intro:

    Welcome to 2021 this is a new year, new life, you know, everyone with new ideas etc. Here's to hoping that it will be a better year than the one just past. Let us begin the count down to Episode 500!

    With great appreciation for the No Agenda Show for their inspiration of ideas and the occasional stolen sound clip.

    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:

    Angel Lemus — http://www.koadigital.com

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

    Ambers Rant:

    This is #1 of 52 episodes for 2021. Its Episode 493; Welcome to the NEW UNIVERSE!! I'm pretty sure that we have entered an alternate reality throughout the past month. And we have so much more weirdness to look forward to!! yaayy..

    The world… is rather upside down these days – there is A LOT going on out there! So, I say it's time to make a little place where you can TUNE OUT for a while! It can be anywhere – a blanket thrown over your couch to build a fort, in your bed with your door closed and a ‘Do Not Disturb' sign or a sock on your door, or even your car! Get into a space all your own, throw on some music and grab a book, or even throw on an audio book and grab a drink! Kick back, and breathe. Try to get there at least once a week, more if you can.

    If you have kids, let them know that they should only bother you if they are broken, dying, or bleeding for 1 WHOLE hour. Make your area comfy for you, and try to remove all internet AND radio with news hours while zoning out. Try to let go of everything outside of your control, and work on pestering those you know and care about to get their own Zone Out Space's started.

    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:

    WordPress.com Rattles Freelancer Community with New Website Building Service Launch

    https://wptavern.com/wordpress-com-rattles-freelancer-community-with-new-website-building-service-launch

    The Events Calendar Joins the Liquid Web Family

    https://theeventscalendar.com/blog/news/the-events-calendar-joins-the-liquid-web-family/

    All in One SEO Plugin Turns on Automatic Updates without Notifying Users, Removes Functionality in Latest Release

    https://wptavern.com/all-in-one-seo-plugin-turns-on-automatic-updates-without-notifying-users-removes-functionality-in-latest-release

    The hall of shame via Automattic:

    transparency.automattic.com/tag/hall-of-shame/

    • 47 min
    Warping Time

    Warping Time

    It's Episode 492 so grab your Rum and Coke we have plugins for Arts & Crafts,Tracking Time, Stopping Spammers, Time Traveling …, and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    Papier-mâché, Current Year and Copyright Shortcodes, Years Since, Gravity Forms Email Blacklist and ClassicPress options on Episode 492.

    John's Intro:

    This is it we have made it to the end of the year

    It's the Mutant new Years Eve Show Welcome to 2021 after all on the down under it's already here. Today's show is outside the normal, whatever normal is.

    Keeping in tune for the new year knowing that life is just a bunch of good to great moments that are spread out in between all the crap that is thrown at you. So remember all the good that has occurred to you and no matter who you are or what has befallen you, there are lots of good/great moments to remember.

    It is the New Year and a time for hopeful positive change look to that positive and be the change you want to see. Remember we have entered the New Age.. The Age of Aquarius arrived on Dec 21, 2020

    be Sure to Tune to the end of the Year Live Stream from The Rogues Tavern. Live on Youtube (pm PST) here https://youtu.be/4-E5inb4-hc

    With great appreciation for the No Agenda Show for their inspiration of ideas and the occasional stolen sound clip.

    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:

    Daniele Pais — https://danielepais.com/

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

    Ambers Rant:

    This is #52 of 52 episodes for 2020. Its Episode 492, and we have reached the end of the world!!! Well, the end of the year – though people are behaving as though it is the end of the world. Hope you have enough toilet paper! I noticed the shelf was looking kinda sad yesterday when I was grocery shopping. Maybe we are actually reaching the end of THIS world, and entering into a NEW world, a new universe, at midnight tonight? Perhaps some of those out there are correct in a way…

    We have reached week 52 of the year 2020, and we are now 41 weeks into the Rona – where we have ‘officials' admitting to the fact that they have lied the past 2-3 times about our ‘bench marks on the way back to normal' – do the research, and make up your mind for yourself on that entire topic.

    We, as a society, are going nuts – there is A LOT going on out there! However, in order to keep your marbles safe from the societal cracks or getting lost, create yourself that place I keep talking about! A little place where you can TUNE OUT for a while! It can be anywhere – a blanket thrown over your couch to build a fort, in your bed with your door closed and a ‘Do Not Disturb' sign or a sock on your door, or even your car! Get into a space all your own, throw on some music and grab a book, or even throw on an audio book and grab a drink! Kick back, and breathe. Try to get there at least once a week, more if you can.

    If you have kids, let them know that they should only bother you if they are broken, dying, or bleeding for 1 WHOLE hour. Make your area comfy for you, and try to remove all internet AND radio with news hours while zoning out. Try to let go of everything outside of your control,

    • 42 min
    Christmastized!

    Christmastized!

    It's Episode 491 so grab your Rum and Eggnog we have plugins for Balls, Pandas (maybe), Jolly Music, Christmasifying…, and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    Christmas Ball on Branch, Christmas Music, Christmas Panda, Christmasify! and ClassicPress options on Episode 491.

    John's Intro:

    It's the Rona Christmas Eve 2020 show, be sure to join us next week for a ‘Bringing in the Mutant New Year's Eve' show. Just a little different from the normal, whatever that is.

    Keeping in tune for the new year knowing that life is just a bunch of good to great moments spread out in between all the crap that is thrown at you. So remember all the good that has occurred to you and no matter who you are or what has befallen you, there are lots of good moments to remember.

    I notice everyone gets hopeful at this time of year, hell a war was once stopped so the enemies could have dinner and play soccer together. This is the time to remember the good and hope for the future

    With great appreciation for the No Agenda Show for their inspiration of ideas and the occasional stolen sound clip.

    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:

    Daniele Pais — https://danielepais.com/

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

    Ambers Rant:

    This is #51 of 52 episodes for 2020. Its Episode 491 and things on this show have now morphed into a totally new reality! We have reached week 51 of the year 2020, and we are now 40 weeks into the Rona – our ‘new normal'; though I think I prefer the new reality on this show than what's going on in that odd world of ours right now. I wanted to mention the conjunction I heard about – the Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction on the 21st. I heard it was beautiful! But we were in the midst of a snow storm so we couldn't see the sky. It has been dubbed the Christmas Star! Pretty awesome eh? I hope someone out there got to see it!

    The world has gone nuts, despite its beauty unfolding in the sky above us. This is such an interesting time for astronomy! So many things going on! But since we are not up in the stars ourselves, I say that in order to keep what little sanity you have left, create that place I keep talking about! A little place where you can TUNE OUT for a while! It can be anywhere – a blanket thrown over your couch to build a fort, in your bed with your door closed and a ‘Do Not Disturb' sign or a sock on your door, or even your car! Get into a space all your own, throw on some music and grab a book, or even throw on an audio book and grab a drink! Kick back, and breathe. Try to get there at least once a week, more if you can.

    If you have kids, let them know that they should only bother you if they are broken, dying, or bleeding for 1 WHOLE hour. Make your area comfy for you, and try to remove all internet AND radio with news hours while zoning out. Try to let go of everything outside of your control, and work on pestering those you know and care about to get their own Zone Out Space's started.

    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.

    Let's get to the fun we have today.

    WordPress News and Info

    Before we jump into the news, ……

    Check out the interview currently out….

    • 53 min
    Interview 54 with Dimitrie Baitanciuc from Brizy Builder

    Interview 54 with Dimitrie Baitanciuc from Brizy Builder

    Today's interview is with Dimitrie Baitanciuc from Brizy Builder

    Main Talking Points:



    * Brizy is a website builder/developing tool/stand alone platform that is also used as a plugin on WordPress.

    * Designed with ease of use and User experience in mind: great example would be that every one of their blocks in the panel for development give you an example of what that block does so that you don't have to guess anymore, or load it up all the way to figure out what it does on the site.

    * Integrated Woo Commerce and the ability to use the Contact form on the version; the Contact form currently has an option list of 18 integrations to choose, including MailChimp.

    * Pro version has even more options!



    Listen to learn more!

    If you're a plugin developer and you'd like to appear on the show, you can schedule an interview, donate your plugin for an upcoming contest, or submit your plugin for review.

    You can reach them directly or through their websites. Everything is listed below.



    * Find their product at: https://www.brizy.io/

    * Contact Dimitrie Baitanciuc via email at: hello@brizy.io

    * Reach out to Dimitrie Baitanciuc via



    * Twitter: Brizy @ThemeFuse

    * or Facebook at: Brizy community

    • 19 min

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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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