WordPress Plugins A-Z #176

WordPress Plugins A-Z #176

It’s episode 176 and we’ve got plugins for Portfolios, One Click Comment Moderation, Page Widgets, Events Widgets, Hot or Not and Database Caching. All coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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While we do enjoy bringing you the show week after week, we also make our living with WordPress and related promotional services. With that, we do ask for a moment of your time for some self promotion. If you find these promotions of value, please share them with friends and colleagues.

Promotions from John Overall:
Has your  WordPress site broken or do you have a question or two about its functionality, or have your recieved the white screen of death. This may be time for some Emergency WordPress Support contact me at WPPro.ca/help or give me a quick call at 818-850-7729.


Promotions from Marcus Couch:

My newly created Membership Coach program is your go-to resource for all the Training, Advice, and Support needed to Develop and Grow a Profitable Membership Site. Be sure to head over to MembershipCoach.com and get on the waiting list for the first sessions, launching soon. You can also follow @membershipcoach on twitter to get the latest release dates and news. Signups are now active and Pre-Launch Enrollment is open!

WordPress News

Listener Feedback
Fred Currie has a question about exporting WordPress posts to an excel format. Fred, you will want to try out WP CSV, which will give you pretty much everything you are looking for and then some. It’s a powerful, yet simple, CSV importer and exporter for WordPress posts, pages, and custom post types.

WordPress Plugin Reviews From John Overall

[plugin_name src=”easy-portfolio”]

  • Repository page: [plugin_name src=”easy-portfolio”] at WordPress.org
  • Plugin Home page: [plugin_name src=”easy-portfolio”] Home Page
  • Current version: [plugin_version src=”easy-portfolio”]
  • Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”easy-portfolio”]
  • Requires: [plugin_requires src=”easy-portfolio”]
  • Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”easy-portfolio”]
  • Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”easy-portfolio”]
  • Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”easy-portfolio”]
  • Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”easy-portfolio”]

Download [plugin_name src=”easy-portfolio”]
[plugin_name src=”easy-portfolio”] Overview:
Ok so you need a way to show off your work be it pictures graphics or a bunch of websites you have completed. Well this plugin does a nice job of doing that. It uses custom post types to allow you to create your portfolio of items and then display them wherever you wasnt with just some short codes. So not only do you get a nice gridlayout of the items but when they click through for more info you can write as much or as little about the item or project and use that to help your visitors decide on your quality.

Rating: 4 out of 5


[plugin_name src=”widgets-on-pages”]

  • Repository page: [plugin_name src=”widgets-on-pages”] at WordPress.org
  • Plugin Home page: [plugin_name src=”widgets-on-pages”] Home Page
  • Current version: [plugin_version src=”widgets-on-pages”]
  • Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”widgets-on-pages”]
  • Requires: [plugin_requires src=”widgets-on-pages”]
  • Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”widgets-on-pages”]
  • Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”widgets-on-pages”]
  • Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”widgets-on-pages”]
  • Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”widgets-on-pages”]

Download [plugin_name src=”widgets-on-pages”]
[plugin_name src=”widgets-on-pages”] Overview:
Well every once in a while I need to recycle what I often find to be a useful plugin when I want to do a little trickery with widgets and place them in unusual places on a site. This plugin always seems to fit the bill as it allows you to create unique widgets and then with a little codemajic or simple shortcodes you can place a widget anywhere on your site.

Rating: 5 out of 5


[plugin_name src=”db-cache-reloaded-fix”]

  • Repository page: [plugin_name src=”db-cache-reloaded-fix”] at WordPress.org
  • Plugin Home page: [plugin_name src=”db-cache-reloaded-fix”] Home Page
  • Current version: [plugin_version src=”db-cache-reloaded-fix”]
  • Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”db-cache-reloaded-fix”]
  • Requires: [plugin_requires src=”db-cache-reloaded-fix”]
  • Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”db-cache-reloaded-fix”]
  • Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”db-cache-reloaded-fix”]
  • Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”db-cache-reloaded-fix”]
  • Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”db-cache-reloaded-fix”]

Download [plugin_name src=”db-cache-reloaded-fix”]
[plugin_name src=”db-cache-reloaded-fix”] Overview:
Ok this is an oldie but still a goodie, as one of the biggest issues with WordPress is the number of calls to the DB. This plugin caches the most common calls to the database and speeds up your site nicley. While I have discussed this one I felt since I use it on every site I build it is important ot know about the one thing to keep in mind is that you do not turn on until tthe last thing you do once you go live.

Rating: 5 out of 5


WordPress Plugin Reviews From Marcus Couch

[plugin_name src=”one-click-comments”]

  • Repository page: [plugin_name src=”one-click-comments”] at WordPress.org
  • Plugin Home page: [plugin_name src=”one-click-comments”] Home Page
  • Current version: [plugin_version src=”one-click-comments”]
  • Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”one-click-comments”]
  • Requires: [plugin_requires src=”one-click-comments”]
  • Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”one-click-comments”]
  • Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”one-click-comments”]
  • Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”one-click-comments”]
  • Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”one-click-comments”]

Download [plugin_name src=”one-click-comments”]
[plugin_name src=”one-click-comments”] Overview:
Now you don’t have to login to your user every time you get comment notification, you can approve/trash the comment with just one click. Allows authors and moderators to change comment status directly from the email notification.

Rating: 5 out of 5


[plugin_name src=”upcoming-events-lists”]

  • Repository page: [plugin_name src=”upcoming-events-lists”] at WordPress.org
  • Plugin Home page: [plugin_name src=”upcoming-events-lists”] Home Page
  • Current version: [plugin_version src=”upcoming-events-lists”]
  • Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”upcoming-events-lists”]
  • Requires: [plugin_requires src=”upcoming-events-lists”]
  • Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”upcoming-events-lists”]
  • Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”upcoming-events-lists”]
  • Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”upcoming-events-lists”]
  • Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”upcoming-events-lists”]

Download [plugin_name src=”upcoming-events-lists”]
[plugin_name src=”upcoming-events-lists”] Overview:
A WordPress plugin to show a list of upcoming events on the front-end. When you install this plugin, you will find a new widget called “Upcoming Events” at WordPress admin under Appearance >> Widgets. And you will also find a new custom post called “Events” where you can select your event starting and closing date, event venue, event title, event description.

Rating: 4 out of 5


[plugin_name src=”showdown”]

  • Repository page: [plugin_name src=”showdown”] at WordPress.org
  • Plugin Home page: [plugin_name src=”showdown”] Home Page
  • Current version: [plugin_version src=”showdown”]
  • Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”showdown”]
  • Requires: [plugin_requires src=”showdown”]
  • Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”showdown”]
  • Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”showdown”]
  • Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”showdown”]
  • Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”showdown”]

Download [plugin_name src=”showdown”]
[plugin_name src=”showdown”] Overview:
This is a “Hot or Not” style plugin. Host Showdown popularity contests on your site and allow your visitors to rate their favorite things! The plugin engages your visitors attention and hooks them on your site, as long as you have fun content to serve them!

Rating: 4 out of 5


Plugins Overview:
John’s Plugins: [plugin_name src=”easy-portfolio”] – 4, [plugin_name src=”widgets-on-pages”] – 5, [plugin_name src=”db-cache-reloaded-fix”] – 5
Marcus’ Plugins: [plugin_name src=”one-click-comments”] – 5, [plugin_name src=”upcoming-events-lists”] – 4, [plugin_name src=”showdown”] – 4

Support WP Plugins A to Z


With over 25% of the websites on the web being run by WordPress. It has of course become the largest target for hackers and scammers. And as great as it is, once in a while you will have trouble and be in need of some Emergency WordPress Support and when you face that trouble I am there to help you solve it.
Getting you back up and running as quickly as possible is my job and when you need that Emergency WordPress Support you can reach me at 818-850-7729, send an email to john@wppro.ca or go to http://WPPro.ca/Emergency for fast efficient support for your WordPress website and don’t send any more time than necessary offline.




My newly created Membership Coach program is your go-to resource for all the Training, Advice, and Support needed to Develop and Grow a Profitable Membership Site. Be sure to head over to MembershipCoach.com and get on the waiting list for the first sessions, launching soon. You can also follow @membershipcoach on twitter to get the latest release dates and news. Signups are now active and Pre-Launch Enrollment is open!

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John can be contacted at:
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WordPress Emergency Support: http://wppro.ca/wpemergency
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Website: Marcus Couch Home Page
Website: Daily Plugin
Twitter: @marcuscouch

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