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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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    • 4.5 • 113 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.

    Digging up the Best WordPress Plugins

    Digging up the Best WordPress Plugins

    Digging Up The Best WordPress Plugins

    It's Episode 544 and we have plugins for Sticky Admin, Puzzles, Escaping, Testing Chakras, Slidey Review, Ordering Tests… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    Admin Sticky Sidebar, PuzzleMe, Escape Button, Chakra Test, Review Slider for WooCommerce, Order Test For All WooCommerce……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 544.

    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…

    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 #3 of 52 episodes for 2022! The weather here is better than it was – hopefully it has lightened for a few people out there as well!

    I wanted to mention to everyone that although we have all just seen our families over the holidays, it's important to remember that you don't need a holiday to go and visit your family, or at least call them. Family and friends are an important part of our mental and emotional health, and we seem to always forget that when we get busy.

    Also, all the social media – it's really not an important part of our mental health. Actually, too much of it tends to damage our mental health. Sometimes, it's okay to just be bored! Boredom is when the best ideas come up on you! My recommendation this week is to let yourself get bored!

    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 Report: January 2022, Part 2 – Here is your weekly report from iThemes! The plugins to watch out for are: Contact Form 7 Skins, WooRockets Nitro, and Amazon Affiliate. Not too many worries this week! Be sure to deactivate and uninstall these plugins – there may be a patch released at a later date, but no known fix is available as of yet.

    800K WordPress sites still impacted by critical SEO plugin flaw – In December I mentioned that there was a Security Vulnerability with the plugin All in One SEO;

    Most recent information on All in One SEO plugin vulnerability: – The vulnerability has since been patched, and Automattic pushed out an update to its users to make sure the patch was set in place. Many WordPress sites experienced a takeover through a vulnerability in ‘All in One' SEO Plugin; the vulnerability was: “all the attacker needs to do is change ‘a single character to uppercase' to circumvent all privilege checks”.

    • 35 min
    Lighting Up The New Year With WordPress Plugins

    Lighting Up The New Year With WordPress Plugins

    Lighting Up The New Year With WordPress Plugins

    It's Episode 543 and we have plugins for Rocket Fire, Mojo Authentication, Confetti, Hot Swinging Images, Newspapering Style, Date'n'Time Shortened… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    Rocket Fireworks, MojoAuth Passwordless Authentication, Confetti, Swinging Hotspot Interactive Images, Newspaper Columns, WP Date and Time Shortcode……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 543.

    John's Intro:

    Welcome to the new year! Let's see what 2022 has in store for us.

    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 episode #1 of 52 episodes for 2022! We sorta skipped over the end of the 2021 show, decided to take our own advice and spend some quality time with family and friends.

    And some good booze too of course. 😉

    The snow has decided to give us one more good kick before heading off for a bit, and dump enough snow and freezing rain on us to keep us inside. Hopefully everyone out there is either keeping warm and staying in, or at least enjoying whatever it is that takes you out into this!

    Remember, keep in touch with your family, be sure they know where you are so that if anything goes wrong help can find you. Stay safe and warm everyone!

    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:

    iThemes part 1 Vulnerability report: January 2022 – First report for 2022! Main concerns are: LabTools, Domain Check, Error Log Viewer, WP Visited Countries Reloaded, Learning Courses, Perfect Survey – this one had 5 major errors and the plugin was closed down. These are the ones you will want to deactivate and delete.

    iThemes part 4 WordPres Vulnerability Report: December 2021 – For those that need a peek at the vulnerability report part 4, here it is! The main ones to worry about this time around are: Comment Engine Pro, .htaccess Redirect, Parsian Bank Gateway for WooCommerce, Real WYSIWYG, Link List Manager, Simple Image Gallery, WooCommerce EnvioPack, Magic Post Voice, H5P CSS Editor, duoFAQ, Magic Post Voice, and WooCommerce myghpay Payment Gateway. There are a lot in this list, but if you are using any of these, the best option is to deactivate and delete as there are no known fixes for the issues these have.

    5 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch Out for in 2022 – This kind of stuff normally goes into the extra's, but this is a really good one to know and keep an eye out f...

    • 32 min
    Top WordPress Plugins for Christmas

    Top WordPress Plugins for Christmas

    Top WordPress Plugins for Christmas

    It's Episode 542 and we have plugins for Christmas Clock, Christmas Facts, White Christmas, Verifying Email, Spicy Posting, Wicked Building… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    Christmas Countdown Clock, Random Christmas Fact Widget, WP Snow Effect, Email Verification, Spice Post Slider, Wicked Block Builder……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 542.

    John's Intro:

    T'was the week before Christmas and all through the web not a developer was stirring….. Merry Christmas everyone Enjoy the time with 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 #51 of 52 episodes for 2021! This is a pre-recorded show, so no idea what the weather will actually be like when this goes up – but hopefully it's not too crazy with snow and rain!

    Though I have to say, I am actually looking forward to snow this year since I don't have a driveway to shovel this year, and my new place has the ability to actually hold the heat! Very exciting!

    I hope everyone makes a point to put down work, electronics, media – and spend some quality time with family and friends this holiday.

    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:

    iThemes WordPress Vulnerability Report Part 4 will not be coming out until later this week, and this is a pre-recorded show, so I have added the link for you to check out Part 4 here for you to peruse at your discretion.

    Google Drive could soon start locking your files – If you store anything for your site in Google Drive, you may want to think about getting it out of there soon! Google has announced a new policy for their cloud storage service drive – they will soon begin restricting access to files deemed to be in violation of the company's policies. This could be a very good thing – but with all new restrictions come the innocent bystanders who experience the worst of the backlash. I would recommend backing your files up on an external hard drive.

    WordPress 5.9 to Introduce Language Switcher on Login Screen – This could be a very helpful addition! Especially for people who are not used to searching, loading, and setting up plugins themselves – but still need the option.

    WordPress gives a nod to the No Nonsense Plugin!

    • 45 min
    Dreaming of a White WordPress Christmas

    Dreaming of a White WordPress Christmas

    Dreaming of a White WordPress Christmas

    It's Episode 541 and we have plugins for Shopping Carts, Dark Mode, Child Themes, Free Downloads, Page Links, No Nonsense… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    Caddy Side Cart Plugin for WooCommerce Pro, Child Theme Wizard, Page Links To, DarkLooks – Dark Mode Switcher For WordPress, No Nonsense, Free Download Manager ……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 541.

    John's Intro:

    T'was the week before Christmas and all though the web not a developer was ….. well Merry Christmas everyone and next weeks show will be prerecorded as it is Christmas eve, eve and I have some special plans. … …..

    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 #48 #50 of 52 episodes for 2021! If you heard our show last week, you will have heard how I somehow messed up on my counting, and have been 2 shows behind! Surprising that there is only 2 – 3 shows including this one – left in the year!

    I hope everyone is ready for the holidays and New Year's! I know I'm not – still haven't even put up our Christmas tree – I am thinking that this weekend is when we will get to it.

    Over the holidays, if you can, try to put the media to the side for more than just an hour a day – try to spend the entire day with your family and friends. Everyone has at least a little down time around this time of year, take advantage of it! And have some fun!

    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 WordPress Vulnerability Part 3 – There is only one plugin for this week to pay attention to: WPcalc. This vulnerability has NOT been patched, it has been closed as of December 9th 2021, and it is recommended that it be uninstalled and deleted.

    Update Chrome Now, 'cause hackers are attacking it – I know this isn't technically WordPress, but it is about a browser that is popular. There is a vulnerability that is currently being exploited by hackers, so be sure to restart your Chrome.

    All In One SEO plugin patches severe vulnerabilities – The All In One SEO plugin has patched a set of severe vulnerabilities that were discovered by jetpack on December 8 2021. Be sure to update.

    a href="https://wptavern.com/alara-block-theme-promises-a-new-pattern-or-design-variation-every-week-for-the-next-year" rev="e...

    • 40 min
    Hooking The Big WordPress Plugins

    Hooking The Big WordPress Plugins

    Hooking The Big WordPress Plugins

    It's Episode 540 and we have plugins for ShortCode Rumbles, Multi-Count Down, Restricting Users, Black Listing, Karen's Dark Mode, Vaptcha… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

    Shortcodes for Rumble, Display Multiple Countdown, WooCommerce Products Restricted Users, Blacklist & Whitelist Domains for Registration, Night Mode Karen Lite, TomS Vaptcha……. 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 #47 of 52 episodes for 2021! Only 5 more episodes until the number resets! I have been thinking about 2022 and how the number of the year = 6. Ever feel like a number haunts you in life? Like you find yourself always getting that number parking stall, or that number apartment, or that number just keeps showing up in multiples in things like your phone number?

    For me, I am haunted by 6 and 3. More specifically, the number 6 keeps appearing via 3's in my life. The meaning of both 3 and 6 are really interesting!

    Numerology is really interesting, if you find you have the time, I recommend you go and check it out – and look into the number 6 since that is what this next year will be. And remember – can't properly focus on numerology if you are listening to the media or looking at Facebook, so be sure to turn those off for a while!

    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:

    This week's Patchstack Vulnerability report – This weeks report focuses mainly on the Gravatar Breach and Web History.

    Gravatar says it was not hacked after “Have I been Pwned” service notifies users of a breach – Gravatar is currently dodging the questions, but they are claiming that they have not been hacked, but that 72% of the email addresses that received the ‘have I been pwned' data breech checker service were already logged with them.

    WordPress Vulnerability Report: Part 2 – The plugins to pay attention to from Part 2, are: Stetic, Contact Form With Captcha, ClickBank Affiliate Ads, and Canto. There are no known fixes for these plugins,

    • 36 min
    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

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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