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It's Episode 470 with plugins for Singing the Blues, User Roles, SPRM Menus, Affiliate Life, Galleries and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! SPRM Single Page Restaurant Menu for WooCommerce, User Role Editor, Hello Dolly, Auto Affiliate Links, User Post Gallery - UPG, JustRows free and ClassicPress options in Episode 470

It’s Episode 470 with plugins for Singing the Blues, User Roles, SPRM Menus, Affiliate Life, Galleries and ClassicPress Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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SPRM Single Page Restaurant Menu for WooCommerce, User Role Editor, Hello Dolly, Auto Affiliate Links, User Post Gallery – UPG, JustRows free and ClassicPress options in Episode 470

John’s Intro:

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

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Johns Rant:

We are now 29 weeks into 2020 and 18 weeks of the Rona, the doom and gloom seems to be never ending, but have no fear WP Plugins A to Z is here to lift your soul.

This is #29 of 52 episodes for 2020. Its Episode 470 the days are getting shorter and now is the time to find yourself an Oasis like the one at The Rogues Tavern and relax. The opportunities have never been better in the world as they are now get out there and start grabbing them while you can.

Minimize your news exposure and work on your own little part of the world make it a better place to be and well, if everyone did that, your life would begin to see change that is unbelievable. Start in your own little corner of the world and fix what you can there then, start inspiring others around you to do the same. We worry way too much about things we cannot control, we accept being told to do things that may not be in our best interest. Well!! Stop that and work in your best interest and at the same time respect others, the rewards will follow.

Well, we did not seem to scare her too badly last week and she has opted to stick it out. So with me today is Amber Overall WP Plugins A to Z’s New Co-Host, remember to send an email welcoming her to the show.

I 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

News this week:

Fake WordPress Plugin SiteSpeed Serves Malicious Ads & Backdoors

2 Million Users Affected by Vulnerability in All in One SEO Pack

All in One SEO Pack Plugin Patches XSS Vulnerability

Astra Becomes the Only Non-Default WordPress Theme With 1 Million Installs

This WordPress SEO plugin might leave your website vulnerable to attack


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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:


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 52 55 57 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

Are you looking for some great newly released plugins check this link

John’s plugin

JustRows Free

Requires:3.5 or higher
Compatible up to:4.2.38
Released:29 April 2015
Last Updated:21 May 2015
(0 star out of 5)

The lowdown:

JustRows takes the featured images of posts from a given post type, and shows them as a responsive image grid.
The generated galleries may be customized using one of many user-created configurations.

  • images are placed in order (by date or other fields)
  • all images are resized via Javascript so that each row is composed of thumbnails of the same height, also all rows except the last one are justified
  • new images can be appended, either with a button or infinite scrolling (depending on the settings)
  • users can define multiple configurations
  • users can place a gallery through a widget or a shortcode

Rating 4 Dragons


Amber’s Plugin

User Post Gallery – UPG

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

The lowdown:

The advance setting has a lot of cool choices. Great for those of you who know what you’re doing – for those of you like me who are still green as spring grass, it auto-fills everything, but is very clear on what you are changing if you decide to play around with it. What I found neat was that it has a social profile option area – is that a regular thing in plugins?

This works on AJAX, and gives the users the ability to upload, edit, AND delete, actually delete, on their own. It does delete all the media files associated with it when they delete, not really clear on whether or not you are able to help them retrieve accidentally deleted media…

Awesome bonus, this plugin works well with LightBox. And a nice addition, you get to approve or disapprove of drafts in bulk. Makes life a little easier.

Useful plugin if you are are running a site that kind of depends on users uploading content, like a trading platform for art or something along those lines.

They give you the option to make visible or hide the galleries you create from the front end, and having pre-made headings could be super useful for your users.

Rating 5 Dragons


John’s plugin

Auto Affiliate Links

Requires:3.5 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.5
Released:14 January 2011
Last Updated:03 July 2024
(4.1 star out of 5)

The lowdown;

This is an easy way to get more affiliate links into your content and be able to keep them updated in one central point. Add your links and the key words to link and set how often on a page from one to five times. This looks to be a great tool for affiliate bloggers.

Rating 5 Dragons.


Amber’s Plugin

Hello Dolly

Requires:4.6 or higher
Compatible up to:6.4.5
Released:06 July 2008
Last Updated:13 November 2023
(3 star out of 5)

The lowdown;

I came across this, and had to say something: it seems like this could be an amazing plugin for the right people. But, honestly, this would drive me nuts.

As soon as you activate it, a picture of Louis Armstrong playing the trumpet will pop up with random lyrics from the song on every page of your admin page.

Could be awesome for the right person, but it would drive me nutty to have something in the way up there while I am working, flashing random lyrics at me.

Gotta say, this looks like it had a lot of thought and imagination put into it, that’s I think the best part of it.

I give this a 2 Dragon rating.


John’s plugin

SPRM Single Page Restaurant Menu for WooCommerce

Requires:4.6 or higher
Compatible up to:6.4.5
Released:22 July 2020
Last Updated:08 January 2024
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
WooCommerce Single Page Restaurant Menu plugin is developed to show all menus along with categories of WooCommerce on a single page along with an editable cart sidebar. There are several options for managing UI.


  • Single Page Restaurant Menu List
  • Inline menu options using variable products
  • Editable Cart
  • Responsive multiple layouts
  • Ajax Loading
  • Manage Primary Color
  • Set Location
  • Page Restriction
  • 10+ layouts
  • Typography

Rating 4 Dragons


Amber’s Plugin

User Role Editor

Requires:4.4 or higher
Compatible up to:6.6
Released:22 March 2010
Last Updated:17 July 2024
(4.6 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

If you have a user blog site, or a news site or something along those lines, this one will be great for you.

This plugin allows you to go through and change, on a need basis, user rolls and capabilities. You just go in, check off the boxes you need, and press update changes.

You can set up the site so that every new user has an automatic role when they sign up as well. Seems like a handy tool to me.
I personally like the fact that you can choose the option of seeing users without a role too, thus giving yourself the option to fix that up if desired.

The plugin offers more specialized options too, hiding certain front end options until a person has signed in and is logged in, and it works with multi site configuration – simply click ‘Synchronize’, and the whole network is updated.
This is definitely a writer oriented plugin, as the default options are “Author, Contributor, Editor”.
It looks easy enough to use, and it makes sense if you have a customer based blog and/or news site.
I like the way this is set up, and the options available.

I give this a 5 Dragon Rating.


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Closing out this Episode the Plugins We covered were:

John’s Plugins: SPRM Single Page Restaurant Menu for WooCommerce- 4, Auto Affiliate Links – 5, JustRows Free – 4

Amber’s Plugins: User Roll Editor – 5, Hello Dolly – 2, User Post Gallery – UPG – 5


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