It's Episode 426 and I've got plugins for Logging in as a User, User Directories, Anti-Spam and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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It's Episode 426 and I've got plugins for Logging in as a User, User Directories, Anti-Spam and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 426 and I've got plugins for Logging in as a User, User Directories, Anti-Spam and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Show Art: Angel Lemus

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Starting out I have a plugin that I have yet to use but felt you would want to know it exists. Keep in mind the ratings are based off the descriptions on their site and using their demo if available.

Sent in by Yiannis Christodoulou

Login as User (freemium 29 euros)

Requires:5.3 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.4
Released:12 July 2019
Last Updated:17 June 2024
(4.7 star out of 5)

what they say:
This plugin helps admin users to login to the front-end as a specific user. It is useful for websites where the admin user needs to check if a user can see their order(s) correctly, if a form was filled out correctly, or any issues with a user’s personal details, etc. The Admin user will be accessing all this information as the external User in order to replicate any issues and assist the user.

Rating 4 – 5 dragons


WordPress news and info

#WPDRAMA strikes again.
while I cannot give full details in order to protect as best as possible some privacy some of it is already online. It seems the WordPress community over at the forums and the repos and shunned another up and coming developer.

How to secure WordPress websites in 13 steps

Yoast to Reward Contributors with the Yoast Care Fund

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: September 2019, Part 1

Johns news:
Plugin Dynamics is starting to come to life and we have 4 plugins just about ready for general testing plus 3 more in the cue.
Date Calculator
Metric Conversions
Clock de Resistance
Tabular Data dynamics

in the development cue
the Tarot Reading plugin
Intranet Lockdown
All coming soon to

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Dynamic User Directory (freemium addons 7 to 14 or packages)

Requires:3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.4
Released:05 July 2016
Last Updated:27 May 2024
(4.8 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This plugin allows you to create great lists/directories of your members for other members to view, search and display for other to see and easily search. The base plugin is pretty decent and has some additional addons available to extend it out.

Rating 4 Dragons

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WPBruiser {no- Captcha anti-Spam}

Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:5.5.14
Released:14 September 2014
Last Updated:14 October 2020
(4.6 star out of 5)

The lowdown
This is another anti spam plugin that works great and a great alternative to the default on in WordPress. It is easy to install and activate. It default protects your comments forms and login form. It has addons for all the major Contact forms and membership extensions as well as ecommerce and more.

You can whitelist and blacklist IPs and it works with IPV6. Disable XML-RPc and more.

Rating 5 Dragons

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:


ClassicPress v1.1.0 due out here soon.

Listen to the Interview with James Nylen and Michelle Coe from ClassicPress Two of the Leads for the ClassicPress Team, Michelle Coe (lead designer), and James Nylen (lead developer) it is a great interview so follow the link to listen to it.

General info:

I got a great comment from Omukiguy letting me know how to pronounce his name “it’s read o-mu-ki-guy ( ki as chi in taichi)”
Some ClassicPress training videos from Omukiguy

Another great article from CodePotent on how to tweak your .htaccess file for speed in your ClassicPress website. Some great security tips.

Make sure you check into the forums from time to time.

ClassicPress Plugin

CP Admin Colors

CP Admin Colors adds several new color scheme options to your user profiles in ClassicPress. A nice way to give your dashboard a bit of ClassicPress-inspired style.

Rating 4 Dragons

ClassicPress Resources:

For some up to date news on ClassicPress check out the ClassisPress Club news
The ClassicPress Club
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 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.

CeiKay Web Solutions

CodePotent's plugin directory soft-launched!

My experiment with migrating a fully mature WordPress website over to ClassicPress and record the results of that for people to see. The videos is here on our YouTube channel. I have completed the conversion of WP Plugins A to Z dev site to Classic press and it went quite well and all my plugins have continued to work well. Now the process of completing the theme update.

Closing out this Episode the Plugins I covered were:

John’s Plugins: Login as User 4 – 5, Dynamic User Directory – 4, WPBruiser {no- Captcha anti-Spam} – 5, CP Admin Colors – 4

Reminders / Commercial / Promotions:

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