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In this show, I talk to Russel Aaron from webdev Studios. Talking about plugins. We have a great conversation about developing plugins how to come up with ideas and what plugins are used for

WP Plugins A to Z Interview Show 10 with Russsel Aaron from webdev studios

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In this show, I talk to Russel Aaron from webdev Studios. Talking about plugins. We have a great conversation about developing plugins how to come up with ideas and what plugins are used forIn this show, I talk to Russel Aaron from webdev Studios. Talking about plugins. We have a great conversation about developing plugins how to come up with ideas and what plugins are used for. We talk about his plugins located at WordPress.org https://profiles.wordpress.org/geekstreetwp/#content-plugins (you can be sure his plugins will be in the future cue for reviews by us).

We talk a bit about WordCamp Vegas https://2016.vegas.wordcamp.org/ and WordCamp Orange County https://2017.oc.wordcamp.org/ and what those offer to WordPress users.

We talk about what he does at webdev Studios https://webdevstudios.com/services/maintenance/

We do allot of talking about plugins and building them and sharing them and more.. Check out the show.

You can Contact Russell at:

https://github.com/KrashKartMedia/

https://russellenvy.com/get-in-touch/

https://2016.vegas.wordcamp.org/

https://profiles.wordpress.org/geekstreetwp/#content-plugins

A couple of his plugins not reviewed yet:

Query All The Post Types

Version:1.9.3
Requires:4.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.4
Released:01 April 2016
Downloads:1417
Last Updated:16 April 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

 

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Version:1.3
Requires:4.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.4
Released:14 April 2016
Downloads:399
Last Updated:19 February 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

It's Episode 270 and we've got plugins for Bulk Subpages, Categories for WooCommerce, Post Templates, Infusionsoft Forms, Page Duplicates and more... It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #270 Post Templates, Infusionsoft Forms

It's Episode 270 and we've got plugins for Bulk Subpages, Categories for WooCommerce, Post Templates, Infusionsoft Forms, Page Duplicates and more... It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 270 and we’ve got plugins for Bulk Subpages, Categories for WooCommerce, Post Templates, Infusionsoft Forms, Page Duplicates and more… It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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When a funeral happens many people who have known the decedent come out then offer lots of sentiment and offers of help. It’s time to test that sentiment since this is not a funeral but a look at how those who would attend a funeral can help in there here and now.

RIP WP Plugins A to Z

Did I grab your attention? Perfect you are ready for the message.

This is a final plea to all our fans, listeners and friends out that that would like to see WP Plugins A to Z move on to the next level.

When a funeral happens many people who have known the decedent come out then offer lots of sentiment and offers of help. It’s time to test that sentiment since this is not a funeral but a look at how those who would attend a funeral can help in there here and now.When a funeral happens many people who have known the decedent come out then offer lots of sentiment and offers of help. It’s time to test that sentiment since this is not a funeral but a look at how those who would attend a funeral can help in there here and now.

WP Plugins A to Z is not going to die but it looks like it will pull back a bit, while I really enjoy doing this show and have high hopes for the website and what could be possible for it I will have to pull back a bit on it. I have been running a Kickstarter for the past 26 days in the hopes that my friends and audience would jump forward to support the show. But it looks like I over estimated the support for the show.

This is the final push to see if a miracle can be pulled off and make this a reality. This is an outreach to all my listeners, and social media connections to see if we can make the kickstarter a success.

From my count I have approximately three thousand 3k, RL and online friends, followers and listeners to my podcast, twitter and Facebook feed.

Here is the question. How many of my RL and online friends, followers and listeners to my podcast would attend my funeral or at the minimum send flowers?

If only 20 percent of you would attend my funeral and or send flowers I would expect that would be about $50 each. So instead of coming to my funeral or sending flowers you would instead go to my Kickstarter page and pledge $50 or more we could obtain the goal of 30k and turn this podcast into the great show it can be.

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Downgrade to Any WordPress Plugin or Theme Version

 

Downgrade to Any WordPress Plugin or Theme Versionhttp://news.softpedia.com/news/Downgrade-to-Any-WordPress-Plugin-or-Theme-Version-482306.shtmlThere are some rare cases where WordPress themes and plugins need to be running at an older version number, due to various technical reasons like the server’s PHP version, inter-plugin dependencies, deprecated or older code in the current frontend theme.

There are also cases where the desired functionality for a particular website cannot be fully achieved unless using an older version of a plugin, or the site’s theme performed and loaded much faster in its previous versions.

For this kind of situations, you need to find the desired theme/plugin, search through its downloads history and download an older version. If sometimes you realize you need even an older release, you have to repeat the whole process and end up losing more time, keeping you from doing something else.

This process is now automated and can be carried out via WP Rollback, a plugin that can make this entire process as simple as clicking three links: (1) selecting the theme/plugin to downgrade, (2) choosing the version to go back to, and (3) pressing a final “Rollback” button. Read original article here…

WordPress Powers 79% Of Websites In 2015: Top Plugins & Themes [REPORT]

 

WordPress Powers 79% Of Websites In 2015: Top Plugins & Themes [REPORT]http://dazeinfo.com/2015/05/13/top-cms-wordpress-themes-plugins-study/WordPress CMS (Content Management Solution) is the world leader when it comes to hosting content driven websites. According to a new report from CodeGuard, a website backup and monitoring service provider, 79 percent of content websites are powered by WordPress, followed by Joomla with 7.2 percent and Drupal with 5.3 percent.

The report also highlights the fact that due to ease of installation, management and support, WordPress is being adopted by website designers and developers more than bloggers, eventually making it a real Content Management System. The number of static pages hosted on WordPress is greater than posts. Most of the hosting providers have started offering WordPress specialized hosting to cash in on the growing trend. Some of these providers are offering WordPress Installation on shared environment while there are few offering the complete dedicated server optimized for WordPress CMS.

The report also lists down the top WordPress themes installed by the site owners. Avada, Twenty Twelve, and Twenty Eleven are the most preferred themes by WordPress admins. Read original article here…

A Fascinating Look At The WordPress Job Landscape

 

A Fascinating Look At The WordPress Job Landscapehttp://www.webpronews.com/a-fascinating-look-at-the-wordpress-job-landscape-2015-05WP Engine released some interesting research into the “WordPress economy” and jobs that call for WordPress skills throughout the United States. The study utilized online listings from Indeed.com for WordPress-centric positions, and analyzed which jobs are most in demand, which areas show the most interest in WordPress skills, and which salaries are most common.

“WordPress is the most dominant content management system on the web today,” the report says. “It has a diverse user base comprising personal bloggers, Fortune 500 companies, and all types of businesses in between. WordPress’s flexibility makes the platform capable of meeting almost any business’s needs. When companies rely on WordPress for their blogging and content management system needs, they’re looking for competent professionals to handle the day-to-day operations. These roles can range from theme designers and software developers to writers and system administrators.”

Looking at data from Wappalyzer.com, it found that WordPress has 65% of market share for sites using a CMS. Read original article here…

The 7 WordPress Plugins Your Site Needs to Succeed

 

The 7 WordPress Plugins Your Site Needs to Succeed

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237814The 7 WordPress Plugins Your Site Needs to Succeed At least one website you visited today is powered by WordPress. In all likelihood, most of your favorite sites utilize the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). Perhaps your business runs on it too.

Fortunately, you won’t need to build everything from scratch. In fact, a powerful website is possible even if you are a non-technical founder. To take your business to the next level with WordPress, here are seven outstanding plugins you will want to install immediately.

WordPress Plugins Category Post limiters, Social Toolbar, Newsletter

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WordPress Plugins A to Z #88

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode. It’s Episode #88 and we’ve got Plugins that let you play favorites, Category Post limiters, Social Toolbar, Newsletter, WordPress Command Centre and a new plugin that will remove all technical distraction to your clients that log into your WordPress site. It’s the podcast that Matt Mullenweg listens to with his media player tucked under his pillow… It’s WordPress Plugins A-Z!


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John’s & Marcus Rant: What to rant about?

WordPress has been downloaded 18.5mil times for version 3.4 and because I felt like I was sleeping too much I am helping my daughter to start an online business more to come ..

 

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Raffi with a question about registration plugins.. Check out these two plugins.. WP-Members or Premise


**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**


Social Toolbar 2.1

The Lowdown:
While the links here lead to the free version my review is on the paid version.. The free version seems to offer much of what the paid has minus a few special treats including more customizations than the other. So what did I find..
I used this on the redesign of a clients website One thing I really liked here was that you can control what pages it will display on or simply let it have the run of your site. It also has just about every social network you could want built right in all you need to do is add you link. And if thats not enough you can add custom ones. They also have some great training info built right into the plugin not that I used it since I tend to just dive right in unless I get stuck. I had no problem with this plugin and liked the many ways of adding social networks and customizing the bar at the bottom.
About the only thing I thought might be nice was to have a way for it to auto fade out unless it was moused over. Maybe after a few seconds fade out and become transparent .. Might not be possible but a nice thought.
Well all was great until I started testing the new site on IE and found that on the pages to display the bar the layout broke in a very bad way.. Have let developer know about issue maybe he can see why. Well when I went to fix this it was fine then about an hour later it was back must be something in my theme so I had to leave this as it was not necessary to launch the site but will come back to it.

Rating: 4 Dragons



Follow up re review of plugin
Easy automatic newsletter 2.7 lite

  • Version: 2.7
  • Author: PillarDev
  • Last Updated: 6 days ago
  • Requires WordPress Version: 3.3.1 or higher
  • Compatible up to: 3.4.2
  • Downloaded: 9,444 times
  • WordPress.org Plugin Page »


While this is a beta of their pre release of a new paid pro version, I was checking to see how it improves over the last time I did this. What I found was that this plugin is easier to use than before they have made it easier to understand the cron that has to be placed in the system as well as adding a new wpcron for those who do not understand nor want to learn about proper cron jobs. The only thing I found I was wishing for was a easy way to import over the site sizeable database of users directly into this plugin. what I do like about it is that it automatically creates a newsletter based upon the content created in the past few days to month depending on the time you select. It is a much better newsletter going out than before but still has some limitations on the format of the newsletter. other than these two items I think it is a great plugin and make the job of sending newsletter easy and lazy. The author has taken under advisement the access to users and looking at adding it as a feature in next release
Rating 3 Dragons



CMS Dashboard Commander
You can check it out here http://wppro.ca/cmscommand This is a bit more than a plugin and of all the multisite managers I have tested in the past couple of months I have found this one to be at the top of the list. The best part for me was the number of sites you can manage if you get in on the beta it starts with 50 and you can add to that with a few simple tweets.

Just install the plugin they provide and then start managing sites it again is a similar platform what looks to be a customized version of wordpress, and the bonus here is that if you happen to work with others such as Joomla/Drupla or phbb you can manage them here also so it is pretty complete in that aspect. It does a pretty nice job of updating all sites

You can also mass post to all sites if you like as well as do backups and even clone a site which I will test soon. This worked great
Rating 4 Dragons



**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**


Favorite Plugins
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/favorite-plugins/

Requires: 3.4 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-9-26
Downloads: 67

Quickly and easily access and install your favourite plugins from WordPress.org, right from your dashboard.

This is a simple plugin that adds “Favorites” to the plugin installation screen in WordPress. Simply enter your WordPress.org username (or even someone else’s) and see a list of favorite plugins that can be easily installed.

Marcus’ Take: FINALLY! A social component for those of us who use WordPress plugins right within WordPress. What can I say, this is something I’ve been looking for since the Favorite feature started in the repository. Though I would like to see further development, like the most popular user’s favorites, etc. But this rocks anyway. I love the fact that I can now set up a favorite list and pick and choose what I want on client sites, and even have the list available for new items that I find. This is a developers dream if you also use the repository frequently. If you prefer to just listen to John and I, there’s probably nothing to see here!

Rating: 5 Dragons


Remove Posts in Category From Homepage

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/remove-posts-in-category-from-homepage/

Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-9-21
Downloads: 82

This plugin allows WordPres admins to prevent posts in a given category from displaying on the homepage / main loop as well as the RSS feed.

Two new checkbox will display on the “Add New Category” and “Edit Category” screens — it’s that simple!

Marcus’ Take: This was an ideal plugin to hide a category I had for a client site that was based on testimonials. It would also be great for hiding the reposting of twitter posts, etc from the main feed and still allow for integrated archive functionality.
Rating: 4 Dragons


WordPress Helpers (Piklist framework)

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-helpers/

Requires: 3.3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-9-26
Downloads: 189

WordPress Helpers opens up the missing settings you wish were in WordPress.
This plugin requires Piklist.
With WordPress Helpers you can easily:

  • Take control of the WordPress Admin Bar… including “Howdy”.
  • Show ID’s on edit screens for Posts, Pages, Categories, Tags, Users, Media, Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies.
  • Disable the theme switcher.
  • Remove the “Screen Options” tab.
  • Hide Dashboard widgets.
  • Set the default Dashboard columns.

Writing

  • Set the default Post editor (Visual or HTML).
  • Totally disable the Visual Editor.
  • Increase the height of the Excerpt box when writing a Post.
  • Disable Autosave.
  • Set the Post Per Page on the edit screen.

Reading

  • Set Excerpt length by characters or words.
  • Remove the “Private” and “Protected” title prefixes.
  • Disable RSS Feeds.
  • Add Featured Images to your RSS Feed.

Discussion

  • Do not allow comments on Pages.
  • Remove auto linking in comments.
  • Disable Self Pinging.

Appearance

  • Enhanced Body/Post Classes: Browser detect, Taxonomies (including hierarchy levels), post date, has post thumbnail, author information, logged in users, multisite, odd/even (post archives only), post excerpt.
  • Remove any/all default WordPress widgets.
  • Run any shortcode in a widget.
  • Remove WordPress version, Feed Links, RSD Link, wlwmanifest and relational links for the posts adjacent to the current post, from your theme header.

User Profiles

  • Remove the Admin color scheme option from the User Profiles.
  • Remove AIM, Yahoo IM, Jabber/Google Talk.


Marcus’ Take:
This is another great advancement in the realization that it is no longer just the developer that adds content and accesses a wordpress site. This tool helps to lock down and remove the things that would just confuse the client. They want a site that works and should not be distracted by all the internal functions and meta-news of the WordPress world. This plugin is like a secret boot disk to WordPress, allowing you access to settings that would have required at least 4-6 additional plugins to accomplish collectively.

Rating: 5 Dragons

 



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Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Error

Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Error could not be converted to string in …./wp-content/plugins/wp-e-commerce/wpsc-includes/category.functions.php on line 361

Time there is never enoughHow I solved this error and it might save you some time.

I converted over an OsCommercer store to WP-Ecommerce using cart to cart a great way to bring over that database especially when huge like this one was. It had over 6k items and more. The conversion tests all went well so I went ahead with full conversion.  That’s when the site broke after full conversion; suddenly I was getting the following error

Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Error could not be converted to string in …./wp-content/plugins/wp-e-commerce/wpsc-includes/category.functions.php on line 361

And the real fun began after search online in Google etc. found no definitive answer so began the usual process of elimination to find the issue, looking for what was out of place or what I could get to work.

First I did the usual started by turning off all plugins to make sure of no conflicts I had no luck same issue. Then I activated the default theme to rule out any theme issues and yes this was while all plugins off, I still had no luck so issue was not basics

I started looking at individual postings and discovered on some posts I could get a partial list of categories in the widget. I then started experimenting on what I could show in the widget.

What I discovered by limiting which catigories to show was where the issue was that several of the sub cats had no image properly associated not even the no-image  image was there, as strange as this was. How I noticed that is that in place of the image or even the no-image image there was test as the title of the category.  I went through them and deleted the image even though there was none and sure enough by removing the non-existent image I was able to solve the problem.

This error most likely occurred due to mismatch or missing image from old site that where not noticed.

I hope this helps save someone wasted time…