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Burning Down The House Grab Your Pop-corn it's Going to be a Hell of a Show. It's Episode 451 with plugins for Stopping Access, Timing Your Content, Menus Smarter than a 5th Grader, Shortcodes for Everything, and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! Prevent Direct Access – Protect WordPress Files - 4, Timed Page Display - 4, Smarter Menu - 4, ClassicPress *Shortcodes Everywhere* - 4, and ClassicPress options in Episode 451

Grab Your Pop-corn it’s Going to be a Hell of a Show.
It’s Episode 451 with plugins for Stopping Access, Timing Your Content, Menus Smarter than a 5th Grader, Shortcodes for Everything, and ClassicPress Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! Prevent Direct Access – Protect WordPress Files, Timed Page Display, Smarter Menu, ClassicPress *Shortcodes Everywhere*, and ClassicPress options in Episode 451

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Its episode 451 and I am still looking for more participation from you the producers this year as the sword of Damocles is still hanging over the show. Keep the feedback coming….. This is #11 of 52 episodes for 2020..

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

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WordPress News and Info

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ClassicPress Options

ClassicPress is a fast growing fork of WordPress that is starting to come into its own. ClassicPress is focused on Business Websites runs fast and is looking pretty good. There are a few plugins specifically for ClassicPress and all plugins for WordPress 4.9.9 work well on it. I do believe it has a future.

One thing I am looking forward to in the ClassicPress World is the expansion of the number of ClassicPress specific plugins and their own repository. Currently there are not a lot of ClassicPress specific plugins but I do know it is going to grow and I’ll have to expand this segment then. Who knows, it could take over the whole show.

This week for ClassicPress I have:

General info:

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Switch to @GetClassicPress whenever you can. Also, feel free to check out Simple Nineteen if any of your clients are looking for a good theme for ClassicPress that is similar to WordPress’s Twenty Seventeen theme:

Some Code Snippets for ClassicPress from Codepotent
Want to prevent logins from all users except those you have white-listed? This simple snip does the trick. #ClassicPress

ClassicPress Plugins

Introducting *Shortcodes Everywhere*,

#ClassicPress plugin that allows you to quickly enable/disable shortcodes from running in posts, pages, excerpts, widgets, category & tag descriptions, and comments. Slim, performant, and awesome!

Rating 4 dragons

Just a note for my ClassicPress listeners please send me info to help keep the ClassicPress section full.

Random Links to ClassicPress supporters

ClassicPress Resources:

For some up to date news on ClassicPress check out the ClassisPress Club news
An alternate forum for the non-techies.

“Must Have” Plugins List

To find a listing of ClassicPress specific plugins check out this link there is currently 37 42 49 50 plugins here and growing. I look forward to the day they have their own repository. I can still recall WP when it had a small repository.

CodePotent’s plugin directory

WordPress plugins

Prevent Direct Access – Protect WordPress Files

Requires:4.7 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.3
Released:27 November 2015
Last Updated:20 May 2024
(4.7 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This is a file protection plugin and while I had hoped it would work for a project I am on it just doea not quite fit the bill. However it is still a gret plugin that you may find useful and I will find useful on a differnt project. What it does is protect file uploads to the media library. files such as PDF’s, MP3’s, Docs and images. The free version is limited but you get a good feel for its functionality. The premium version is quite affordable at about $18

Check it out.

Rating 4 Dragons


Timed Page Display

Sent in by: Chris Raymond

What they say:
Redirect a page based on day and time of the week.

Timed Page Display plugin allows users to specify a page to be redirected to a different page, depending on day and time of the week.

Perfect for the website owner that needs to display a different page due to technical support availability, important emergency alert, or special offers.

Rating 4 Dragons


Smarter Menu

Sent in by: Angel Lemus

What he says:
John I found this to be one of the most useful Plug ins to fix the mess that is the collapsing responsive menu. It is an Elementor plugin and I love it.
This guy has a great YouTube channel and he has some really good and smart tutorials. This is a plug ini he create and it is very affordable, he has some others too on his page-

I installed it on this website and it works perfect. You basically go into your Header navigation widget and turn off turn off the MOBILE DROPDOWN Breakpoint and put it in “NONE” mode. Then go to the STYLE tab and you will see Ohhboi Smarter Menu and click the ENABLE button. That is it. There are customization options like Menu label padding, margins, fonts options etc…

Here is the description:

This addon completely alters the concept of responsive navigation. It manages the navigation menu items in terms of available horizontal space. It’ll group on-the-fly all of the menu items that don’t fit and create the dropdown instead. You don’t need to use Mobile Dropdown Breakpoint because OoohBoi Smarter Menu adapts to any resolution and viewport size.

Rating 4 Dragons

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Closing out this Episode the Plugins I covered were:

John’s Plugins: Prevent Direct Access – Protect WordPress Files – 4, Timed Page Display – 4, Smarter Menu – 4, ClassicPress *Shortcodes Everywhere* – 4

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