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BP Better Messages, WP Tag You, Remove noreferrer, Honeypot WooCommerce – WordPress AntiSpam, and Add Twitter Cards for ClassicPress in Episode 404

It's Episode 404 and I've got plugins for Buddy Press Messaging, Comment Tagging, Cleaning up Wordpress, WordPress Honey Pot, and Classic Press Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

It's Episode 404 and I've got plugins for Buddy Press Messaging, Comment Tagging, Cleaning up WordPress, WordPress Honey Pot, and Classic Press Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! It’s Episode 404 and I’ve got plugins for Buddy Press Messaging, Comment Tagging, Cleaning up WordPress, WordPress Honey Pot, and Classic Press Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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I have a great set of plugins for you today!

To start off I have a couple plugins that I have yet to use but thought you might want to know they exist. Keep in mind the ratings are based off the descriptions on their site and using their demo if available.

Sent in by Andrij Tkachenko
Freemium Plugin has a websocket version

BP Better Messages

Requires:5.9.0 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.3
Released:03 January 2017
Last Updated:19 May 2024
(4.8 star out of 5)

What they say:

BP Better Messages – is a fully featured replacement for standard BuddyPress Messages and can run without BuddyPress as well.
Plugin is fully backward compatible with BuddyPress Messages.

Improved features comparing to standard system:

  • AJAX or WebSocket powered realtime conversations
  • Reworked email notifications (More info)
  • Fully new concept and design
  • Files Uploading
  • Embedded links with thumbnail, title, etc…
  • Emoji selector (using cloudflared CDN to serve EmojiOne)
  • Message sound notification
  • Whole site messages notifications (User will be notified anywhere with small notification window)
  • Mass messaging feature

Supported features from standard messages system:

  • Private Conversations
  • Multiple Users Conversations
  • Subjects
  • Searching
  • Mark messages as favourite

Rating 3 Dragons


Sent in by : Ankur Vishwakarma

WP Tag You

Requires: or higher
Compatible up to:
Released:01 January 1970
Last Updated:01 January 1970
(0 star out of 5)

What they say:
This plugin allows logged-in users to tag other registered users of blog while commenting on a post and contains following features –

1) Detects post comment box and auto suggest users while typing .
2) Tag more then one users in single comment .
3) Each tagged user will get an email notification .
4) Email body contains comment link , conversation string and notification body .
5) Plugin user can easily change mail format from plugin’s default mail format file .
6) Suggestion box display “display name” and avatar that will help to find correct one easily .
7) Plugin contains hooks for development point of view that would help to customize it.

Rating 3 Dragons

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The next plugin I have for you is:

Remove noreferrer from post’s links on the frontend

Requires:5.1 or higher
Compatible up to:5.6.13
Released:21 March 2019
Last Updated:04 January 2021
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown
There is a great article on why this plugin exists here but on the whole it boils down to WordPress making some changes in its default settings for link creation. This is relevant if you are like me and use a lot of links that open in new windows.

What they have done is now it automatically adds rel=”noopener noreferrer” to the code. While the noopener is great for security the no refererrer impacts tracking of where a click comes from. The noreferrer removes all references to the site the click originated from for Google analytics does not pick up where it came from.

Rating 4 Dragons

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Next up I have:

Honeypot WooCommerce – WordPress AntiSpam

Requires: or higher
Compatible up to:5.5.14
Released:24 March 2019
Last Updated:24 August 2020
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
Well it looks like someone took to heart my hopes that there is a WordPress version of the Honey pot plugin for ClassicPress I covered in Episode 402 this is a new plugin and only has 10 installs as of this show.

This plugin activates and help prevent spam registrations in WordPress, WooCommerce and the comments box. Starting to like see the cross pollination of the the two CMS systems.

Simple easy and just works install and activate.

Rating 5 Dragons

ClassicPress Options

Since the release of Gutenberg, and it fallout ClassicPress has garnered a lot of attention. This is a fork of WordPress and is focused on Business Websites and is looking pretty good. It does seem in the past few months ClassicPress is coming into its own a bit and with some plugins now being created specifically for ClassicPress I do believe it has a future.

This week’s ClassicPress plugin is:

Add Twitter Cards by azurecurve

The Lowdown:
This is a plugin you will want on your ClassicPress site so that when your visitors are sharing your posts on Twitter it adds the proper Twitter card.
Add Twitter Cards to attach rich photos to Tweets, helping to drive traffic to your website.
Options allow:

  • Card Types of Summary or Summary With Images.
  • Excerpt or first 200 characters of post added to card.
  • Thumbnail or first post image will be added to card.
  • Integrate with Floating Featured Image plugin for card image.

Rating 4 dragons

Side note I noticed that when you are doing a search using the repository it show you right away if the plugins are compatible with your version of Classic Press. You can also search with the tag “ClassicPress” to find plugins made to work in Classicpress

To find a listing of ClassicPress specific plugins check out this link there is currently 37 plugins here and growing I look forward to the day they have their own repository. I can still recall WP when is had a small repository.

Closing out this Episode The Plugins I covered where:

John’s Plugins: BP Better Messages – 3, WP Tag You – 3, Remove noreferrer – 4, Honeypot WooCommerce – WordPress AntiSpam – 5, Add Twitter Card – 4

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