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Sniffing Out The Truth It's Episode 498 - We have plugins for Bro-Me Baby, Gambling, Events, Name Games, to Infinity and back....., and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! DesignBro Business Name Generator, Raffle Play Woocommerce, Subscriber Addons for The Events Calendar, Night Eye, Infinite Uploads, Wpit Funny Name Generator and ClassicPress options on Episode 498.

It’s Episode 498 We have plugins for Bro-Me Baby, Gambling, Events, Name Games, To Infinity and Back….., and ClassicPress Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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DesignBro Business Name Generator, Raffle Play Woocommerce, Subscriber Addons for The Events Calendar, Night Eye, Infinite Uploads, Wpit Funny Name Generator and ClassicPress options on Episode 498.

John’s Intro:

The count down to Episode 500 is here only 1 more episodes to go. Just a reminder we are now in the 47th week of 2 weeks to flatten the curve from the Rona. The greatest Scam perpetrated on the entire world at once. Prepare now for the annual holiday of only 2 weeks to flatten the curve.

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

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:

Show Art:

Angel Lemus —

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Ambers Rant:

This is #6 of 52 episodes for 2021. Its Episode 498, and we are going to be celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the two week lock down soon!! I wonder, do you think we will be allowed to head out and celebrate this in the streets?

Perhaps we could just simply stick to our own zone our spaces, hiding under our blankets or curled up on the couch, watching shows or listening to books! And don’t forget the drink! Irish Tea is my current favorite.

And just a reminder, don’t be afraid to tell your kids to bugger off for an hour – it’s totally allowed to demand they not bother you unless they are broken, dying, or bleeding for the entirety of the hour! Maybe help them to create their own zone out spaces, than walk away quietly while they are ‘arranging’ it – you will more than likely get about an hour all to yourself this way. Just don’t crumple any chip bags….

Remember, remove all social media and main stream news from your zone out time!

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 Passes 40% Market Share of Alexa Top 10 Million Websites

WordPress 5.6.1 Introduces Bug Into Post and Page Windows

Elementor Pro New Pricing Model and Plans Announced

WordPress security flaws: 800,000 sites running NextGen Gallery plugin potentially vulnerable to pwnage

The hall of shame via Automattic:

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Off we go into the meat and potatoes, Into the depths of plugin depravity…..

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 ClassicPress Blog.

“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 58 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

DesignBro Business Name Generator

Requires:5.6 or higher
Compatible up to:6.2.6
Released:11 February 2021
Last Updated:07 April 2023
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

This is a simple plugin to generate some of the crazy name you see for companies these days. Install it add the short code to a page then do a search for a bunch of key words and you get some crazy name back.

Rating 5 dragons


Amber’s Plugin

Night Eye

Requires:5.0 or higher
Compatible up to:5.9.10
Released:08 February 2021
Last Updated:14 April 2022
(5 star out of 5)

I have found another dark mode! This one is pretty awesome! It is purely for front end – and it offers the ‘on-off’ toggle to your viewers, rather than forcing them to see the site in absolute darkness.

Also, instead of inverting colours or changing anything drastically, these guys have instead set it up to KEEP most colours, only changing the black writing to white. It’s a very soothing effect for people like me who prefer to work on dark mode.

This plugin also works with whatever plugin you have going for your dashboard, which is VERY useful. I have found a few that are designed purely for the front end, but need you to deactivate your dashboard plugin in order for it work.

There IS a paid version, though you have a decent amount of personalization power in the free version – you can move the toggle around on both desktop and mobile view, and decide whether or not it is active at all. Which is another nice feature I find.

In the Pro version, you also get to set a timer for when the dark mode will be on and off, and you get to play around with the colour scheme – the Pro version essentially gives you fancier version of what you have in the free version.
If you are in need of offering up a dark mode to your viewers, I highly recommend this plugin.

But, because it DOES have a pro version –

Rating 4 Dragons


John’s plugin

Raffle Play Woocommerce

Requires:5.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to:6.6
Released:26 January 2021
Last Updated:20 July 2024
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

This is a plugin that will allow you to add raffle tickets to your WooCommerce store. The uses for this are many especially if you belong to a group who used to meet and have like a wine draw or a 50-505 raffle. It is a great way to keep adding money to your group.

Rating 4 Dragons


Amber’s plugin

Infinite Uploads

Requires:5.3 or higher
Compatible up to:6.6
Released:08 February 2021
Last Updated:04 July 2024
(4 star out of 5)


This plugin was very exciting when I came across it! It is a plugin that allows you to store all pictures and other items on a cloud with unlimited space for free, and makes it accessible with utmost security – it has unlimited space and no 3rd party account required!

Unfortunately, as per usual, this was a little too good to be true.

It is only free AFTER you pay for an account with infinite uploads, based on how much space you need. And you need to create an account with THEM.

It’s not a bad price – 20 Gb for 9/month. So, reasonable. And there really is no limit on how many sites and users connect – and it can be used for eCommerce, to hold all of the files on WordPress, and so much more!

So, while they were a little misleading, what with the throwing of the word free around so much to reel you in – they ARE offering a decent price.

I am going to bring this down to 3 though, because I don’t like being reeled in with false words much – even if the actual product being offered is pretty cool.

Rating 3 Dragons


John’s plugin

Subscriber Addons for The Events Calendar

Requires:5.0 or higher
Compatible up to:5.9.10
Released:25 December 2020
Last Updated:12 April 2022
(0 star out of 5)

The lowdown:

This adds a subscription option to The Events Calendar by Modern tribe. It will allow your visitors to subscribe to your calendar so that they can know when you have a new event.

Rating 5 Dragons


Amber’s Plugin

Wpit Funny Name Generator

Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:5.8.10
Released:14 January 2016
Last Updated:10 July 2021
(5 star out of 5)


Looking for something a little silly to get you attention and tweets for your site? This will do it!

This is a shortcode run plugin for creating silly names – Jedi Name, Ninja Name, and Mad Max Name. There is a shortcode you put into your site for the three silly name generators, and viola! You have a silly names generator! And there is an automatic ‘tweet it’ option built in!

I know that on my Facebook I see a LOT of people doing the silly name generator thing – so this could be a great addition to your site!

And since it’s free, what have you got to lose?

Certainly recommend you go and check this out – if only so that you can learn your secret Ninja, Jedi, and Mad Max name.

Rating 5 Dragons


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The plugins we covered were:

John’s Plugins: DesignBro Business Name Generator – 5, Raffle Play Woocommerce – 4, Subscriber Addons for The Events Calendar – 5

Amber’s Plugins: Night Eye – 4, Infinite Uploads – 3, Wpit Funny Name Generator – 5


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