Plugins for SnapWidget WP Instagram Widget, Super Access Manager, MS Header Bar, Neon Lights, Health Check & Troubleshooting in Episode 399

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With that, let's dive right into the meat and potatoes.
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 Herman Schutte
freemium 3rd party plugin

SnapWidget WP Instagram Widget

Requires:4.4 or higher
Compatible up to:5.6.13
Released:26 July 2018
Last Updated:25 February 2021
(3 star out of 5)

What they say:
SnapWidget WP Instagram Widget is an easy way to embed your SnapWidget Instagram widget on your website or blog to display your Instagram photos. The widget offers the same functionality and customization available for widgets embedded from SnapWidget.

  • Simple and easy to use
  • Multiple layout options (Grid, Board, Scrolling, Slideshow and Map)
  • Secure, supports HTTPS websites
  • Refreshes with new photos every 15 minutes (5 minutes for Pro widgets)

Pro Features

  • Hashtag Widgets
  • Widget Analytics
  • Shoppable features
  • Add your own custom CSS
  • Display photos in a lightbox
  • Previous / Next buttons to display older content
  • Creating widgets for other users

Rating 3 Dragons


Sent in by Tim Van Onckelen
free plugin

Super Access Manager

Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.25
Released:28 July 2018
Last Updated:22 August 2018
(0 star out of 5)

What they say:
Manage access to your post in a more advanced way. Allow specific users and roles to access your blog posts.
– Control access to Posts, pages and custom post types
– Make posts available on a user role base or grant access to specific users
– Make posts only available for visitors or registered users
– Create personal pages
– Auto hide pages in menu’s
– Use shortcode [xeweb-sam_user_pages] to show all user pages
– Regular updates & bugfixes

Rating 4 Dragons

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The next plugin I have for you is:

MS Header Bar – Create Beautiful Header Bars to Show Notifications, Call back, Timer, Offers, Coupons and Collect leads and More

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

The Lowdown:
This is a header popup creator you can add on a per page basis. It has lots of options on how to configure the header. You can create social share, coupons, submissions forms and more.

pretty easy to setup and use and you activate it on a per page basis. Create specific headers for specific pages and uses across your site.

Rating 4 Dragons

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For the Third Plugin I have:

Neon Lights

Requires:4.1 or higher
Compatible up to:6.3.4
Released:03 March 2019
Last Updated:26 October 2023
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
Bringing back the days of old with Neon Lights in the night sky. The plugin allows you to create unique coloured lights. You can create what ever phrase you like add your colours the style you want neon to blink and even have a couple burnt out lights pretty cools plugin.

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.

This week's ClassicPress plugin is:

Health Check & Troubleshooting

Requires:4.4 or higher
Compatible up to:6.4.4
Released:09 June 2018
Last Updated:19 December 2023
(3.6 star out of 5)

This plugin will perform a number of checks on your WordPress install to detect common configuration errors and known issues.
It currently checks your PHP and MySQL versions, some extensions which are needed or may improve WordPress, and that the services are accessible to you.
The debug section, which allows you to gather information about your WordPress and server configuration that you may easily share with support representatives for themes, plugins or on the official support forums.
Troubleshooting allows you to have a vanilla WordPress session, where all plugins are disabled, and a default theme is used, but only for your user.

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

Closing out this episode, the Plugins I covered were:

John’s Plugins: SnapWidget WP Instagram Widget – 3, Super Access Manager – 4, MS Header Bar – 4, Neon Lights – 5, Health Check & Troubleshooting – 4

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