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It's Episode 449 with plugins for Making Time Work for You, Knowing Your history, Banishing Spammers to hell, and some ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! Timed Content, Simple History, Disable Comments and Delete Comments, and ClassicPress options in Episode 449

It’s Episode 449 with plugins for Making Time Work for You, Knowing Your history, Banishing Spammers to Hell, and some ClassicPress Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

Get all the grisly Plugin details and full access to the complete show notes on our website! You can follow the show on Twitter at @wppluginsatoz, and join our Facebook at WordPressPluginsA2Z for the latest in WordPress Plugin related news - some we come across in-between shows, and some we talk about on our weekly show.

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Its episode 449 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 #9 of 52 episodes for 2020..

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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:


James Nylen a core lead at classic press has started a
Fork of Elementor with ClassicPress support

Check out the interview I did with James & Michelle
General info:

ClassicPress Plugins

To Twitter

Allows posts to be automatically tweeted when they are published.
Mark the Post tweet on publish/update? checkbox to post tweet when the post is published (works for both immediately and scheduled posts.
Set hashtags in the hashtags box; these appear after the tweet.
Save a draft of the post to see auto-generated default tweet and amend if necessary; to regenerate default tweet, clear Tweet field and save draft; post URL is represented by a %s placeholder.
Integrates with azurecurve’s URL Shortener for URL in tweet.

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

Timed Content

Requires:3.8 or higher
Compatible up to:6.4.4
Released:01 March 2011
Last Updated:29 January 2024
(4.6 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
There are times when you have content you need to appear and disappear on a set time basis. This is the plugin for you. it is easy to setup and have a quick button to create the short codes you need to set content between and allows the content to appear and disappear when you want it to.

Rating 5 dragons


Simple History

Requires:6.1 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.4
Released:08 July 2010
Last Updated:28 April 2024
(4.9 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
Finding out what your users are doing on a site or tracking what you have done can sometimes be important. There are lots of plugins that do this tracking some have more intense tracking than others. But if you are looking for a simple way of tracking what is going on this is a plugins for you.

You can even add you own event to be tracked by adding some code to your functions file. This is a great way to discover who made those updates who is logging in and more.

Rating 5 Dragons

Disable Comments and Delete Comments :WP Remove comments and Disable Comments

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

The Lowdown:
It happens you set up a site and forget to configure the comments or turn them off what ever your plans are. Then the spammers arrive and you suddenly have dozens to hundreds of spam comments on the site and well you don’t want to have to manually remove them one by one.

This plugin has you covered you simply install it and then click a couple boxes then save all comments are removed the system is turned off and no more can arrive.

Rating 5 Dragons

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Closing out this Episode the Plugins I covered were:

John’s Plugins: Timed Content – 5, Simple History – 5, Disable Comments and Delete Comments – 5, To Twitter – 4

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