It's Episode 456 with plugins for Migration & Searching, Emailing & Posts Queries, SEO, Tracking the Virus, and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! WP Migrate DB Pro, Post SMTP, Better Search Replace, Advanced Post Queries, Covid-19 Live Tracking, SEO Ultimate and other ClassicPress options in Episode 456

Traveling The New Road

It's Episode 456 with plugins for Migration & Searching, Emailing & Posts Queries, SEO, Tracking the Virus, and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! WP Migrate DB Pro, Post SMTP, Better Search Replace, Advanced Post Queries, Covid-19 Live Tracking, SEO Ultimate and other ClassicPress options in Episode 455It's Episode 456 with plugins for Migration & Searching, Emailing & Posts Queries, SEO, Tracking the Virus, and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WP Migrate DB Pro, Post SMTP, Better Search Replace, Advanced Post Queries, Covid-19 Live Tracking, SEO Ultimate and other ClassicPress options in Episode 456

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Johns Rant:

Its episode 456 and I need 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 #16 of 52 episodes for 2020..

As we are 16 weeks into 2020 and 4 weeks into the isolation/lockdown game, my life has not really changed aside from not being able to go out for my weekly beer at the brewery tasting room after the show. But they are making beer can smell it daily here in the brewery overlook.

Today I have a special Guest host Brian Holder from If you would like to join me as a guest host on the show please reach out to me at You can also go to

It is looking like we are headed on a new road now and the future is starting to take shape and it is looking promising with some thins that were on the horizon getting closer and the coming weeks will show all that.

Relax folks take a breath, go for a walk, build a garden and realize that while our world is now changed forever we will get though it. Save your sanity and your Amygdala and find out why your not gonna die by listening to the No Agenda Show

I have some news from the world of WordPress for you today as well as some great plugins.

Let get to the fun we have today.

WordPress News and Info

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: April 2020, Part 1

WordPress sites using WooCommerce targeted by credit card skimmers

How To Reduce Your TTFB and Boost WordPress Page Speed

Fighting the Stay-At-Home Boredom: Time to Create Rather Than Consume

IPv4 vs IPv6: An Internet Protocol Story

The Road Ahead: What’s in Store for WordPress for the Rest of 2020?

5 Best RSVP Plugins for WordPress Websites

Alleged Zoom Zero-Days for Windows, MacOS for Sale, Report

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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:

ClassicPress Plugins

ZP Remove Customizer

Free ClassicPress plugin that completely removes the customizer from an installation.

There is no settings page, just activate and you’re done.

Creation of this plugin was inspired by the WordPress plugin “Customizer Remove All Parts” which has been permanently removed from the WordPress plugin repository, however it has been coded from scratch to our own coding standards.


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 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

WP Migrate DB Pro

The lowdown:

This is a great plugin when you want to work locally and then upload right to your live site, it also has another great feature in that it has support for WP MU sites. And iif you want to extraxct a single site out of an MU site or even if your making moves to a new domain and you want a sub site to be made as the new master site on the new domain. This plugin has lots of tools to help you make migrations and more.

Rating 5 Dragons

Brian's plugins

Post SMTP By Yehuda Hassine – Available in Repo –

Requires:5.6.0 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.4
Released:15 October 2017
Last Updated:05 June 2024
(4.7 star out of 5)

Post SMTP is a WordPress Plugin that makes it easy for users to change how their WordPress Website sends email. This is helpful if the emails your website sends are being flagged as spam, gets blocked by your web host, or simply does not have email capabilities by default, such as Digital Ocean for example. You can easily send your WordPress emails through any Gmail or GSuite account, or connect to an email service like SendGrid, Mandrill, or Mailgun. Emails will be sent via https when smtp is not available, making it a great alternative for sending emails with WordPress.

5 Dragons


Better Search Replace

Requires:3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.4
Released:06 January 2015
Last Updated:30 May 2024
(4.3 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

This has been a great tool for a couple years now and is a free plugin. You can use it to do a quick search and replace of URL is the database which has been my biggest use but you can pretty much do a search and replace for anything. use with care and insure you have a backup of your database first.

Rating 5 Dragons

Brian's plugins

Advanced Post Queries By Shabti Kaplan – Available in Repo –

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

The Advanced Custom Post Queries plugin works with the Elementor Pro Page Builder plugin. This plugin provides the user with the ability to easily query or filter posts while using the Pro Posts Widget. For instance, if you only wanted to display posts where the current logged in user is the author. This is helpful if you are creating a frontend dashboard for guest posting, or if you are using custom post types for things like business directories, events, job postings, and more.

5 Dragons


I So Love capitalism it works so well..

Covid-19 Live Tracking

Requires:5.0 or higher
Compatible up to:5.4.15
Released:15 April 2020
Last Updated:15 April 2020
(0 star out of 5)

What they say:

Covid-19 plugin is WordPress plugin for live tracking COVID-19 (corona virus) on the world and each country. It supports many types of layout for showing data: simple, chart, table list, global and selectec country, tab list, live map. It allows you to show Corona statistics via shortcode, widget and Elementor element. You can manage style for each type very easy.

What I say:

Well it seems that this plugin is as big a mystery as the Wuhan Flu itself. You get no real idea on how it works from thier write up and when you hit the demo site it seems to work but they indicate you need to purchase something but that is uncleaer as when you clcik the purchse button noting happens the documentation seems to be ok and it looks like you get a map of the world and some pretty stats

Seems the plugin also will not Work On ClassicPress bummer so I was unable to test it as it will only work on WP5+

Rating 2 Dragons

Brian's plugins

SEO Ultimate By SEO Design Solutions – Available in Repo –

Requires:3.9 or higher
Compatible up to:4.6.28
Released:22 May 2009
Last Updated:03 November 2016
(3.9 star out of 5)

SEO Ultimate is yet another WordPress SEO Plugin that provides the user with tools to customize the meta fields for pages. The plugin also offers support for doing things like Open Graph and Keyword Research. The biggest reason this USED to be my favorite SEO plugin was a feature they called the “Deeplink Juggernaut.” This feature would allow the user to tag certain keywords and automatically assign a link to them. So for instance, if you were to write an article about working from home and wanted to link the term “home office” to another post or affiliate link, you could map that phrase to your URL of choice and the SEo plugin would automatically link the term “home office” site wide. We highlight this plugin because as good as it sounds, it has not been updated in over 3 years, which is like 50 years in WordPress time. It is important to always thoroughly vet and criticize any plugin you want to use. Make sure you read comments, reviews, and support requests, and always make sure the plugin gets updated regularly. WordPress Plugins that are not updated and maintained are the most vulnerable to malicious attacks.

2 Dragons

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We have a new contest and we are giving away a license for Event Espresso. Running Now until April 22, 2020

Enter for your chance to win either the Event Espresso 4 Everything License or the Event Espresso 4 Developer license.

Event Espresso is a flexible event registration, ticketing, and calendar plugin for WordPress. This plugin can handle a variety of events from organizing an annual conference for your company, holding training courses to teach CPR, hosting art or painting classes, or planning an event to raise money for a nonprofit.

Event Espresso can make your event registration and ticketing with WordPress enjoyable, easy and profitable. The best events registration and ticketing features come standard in the core WordPress events plugin plus fantastic support.

Both support licenses are valued at $300 and the coupon is good for one redemption. You choose which version best suits your needs.

For more about this plugin check out the Interview with Seth Shoults

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Closing out this Episode the Plugins We covered were:

Brian & John’s Plugins: WP Migrate DB Pro – 5, Post SMTP – 5, Better Search Replace – 5, Advanced Post Queries – 5, Covid-19 Live Tracking – 2, SEO Ultimate – 2, ZP Remove Customizer

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