It's episode 179 and we’ve got plugins for Site Caching, Social Cards, Default Image Settings, HTML Widget Titles and a plugin for displaying new content to returning visitors. All coming up next, on WordPress A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #179

http://www.johnoverall.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Episode178-WPPlugins-A-to-Z.mp3

WordPress Plugins A-Z #179

It’s episode 179 and we’ve got plugins for Site Caching, Social Cards, Default Image Settings, HTML Widget Titles and a plugin for displaying new content to returning visitors. All coming up next, on WordPress A-Z!
Don’t forget you can get the show notes at:

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast Can also be found at WPPluginsAtoZ.com

And head on over and review us at:

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on Stitcher Radio Click here to Download app or listen online Now.

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on the iTunes Store here.

Follow the show on Twitter @wppluginsatoz


>>>Self Promotion of our businesses here<<<

As WordPress advances it soon becomes clear that many people need WordPress support sometimes is is just a simple question or two such as a simple layout issue, other times something has broken and you may see the white screen of death. This may be time for some Emergency WordPress Support for any question contact John at WPPro.ca/Emergency or give me a quick call at 818-850-7729. If you just need some quick tips to do it yourself check out WPPro.ca/Emergency

Use HostGator Coupon PLUGIN to save 30% on ANY hosting plan, any term length.

or

Godaddy Promo Code PLUGIN295 gives you $2.95 .com Domains! Just enter the promo code at checkout for instant savings! That’s any .COM domain for under $3! Do it right now while you’re listening to the show!


*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

  WooCommerce Bookings

Premium Plugin
the Lowdown:
This plugin is part of the overhaul of my website so that people can book and prepay for my time. It integrates with the woocommerce plugin and allows you to set up times when your are available so people can book and prepay for your time. I found it to be pretty good although the setup was a bit confusing and getting it to set the calendar and allow people to choose their time was a bi a bit trickery. All in all it works pretty good. You can also use it if you have multiple people and resources to be booked you can use it for room booking and more. I can see this being of use in several industries that require people to book time.
rating 4 dragons

WP Rocket
premium Plugin
Submitted by Jean-Baptiste Marchand-Arvier
You can get it here http://wp-rocket.me
 
The Lowdown:
This is a premium caching plugin that is pretty easy to get installed and set up the cost is only $39 for a personal license. It does seem to be helping our site quite nicely as we have been having some loading issues due to the use of short codes but after loading the page and getting a cache of it future loads seem to be quite fast. It does have some nice advanced options like doing some DNS prefetch emptying the cache when you are updating posts. You can also connect it up to CDN and even get the cache preloaded and do a manual cache clearing.. So far so good will monitor to see how it goes but for the moment looks good.
 
rating 4 dragons
 

Revisit Xperience
The lite version is available in the repository, this plugin was submitted to us by the author so we were able to check out the pro version. What is does is creates a list that appears in a box on the page of all the content that has been added or changed since the last visits from your site users. At only 414.98 seems to be worth the price. with this added experience you may be able to get those regular visitors to move to more content on your site. It has several options including the ability to add a custom link for when your promoting items from your site. One thing I liked about it was that it made an unobtrusive box that is expandable with a click on the bottom of the page. You can though place the box in top or bottom left or right. Check it out
rating 4 dragons
*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**
 
NextGen Facebook-Twitter
http://wordpress.org/plugins/nextgen-facebook/
Improve the appearance, ranking, and social engagement of shares on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, and other social sites. More and more I see people sharing content on social sites, but I only click on the one’s that look properly formatted, as I’m sure most people do. This plugin allows you to look your best when sharing your content with others online.
 
Rating: 4 out of 5
 
HTML Widget Titles
This is about as basic as a plugin gets. HTML In Widget Titles allow you to use any normal HTML tag(s) in the Title section of any widget. While originally designed for making titles linkable, it should also work for any other HTML tags. The plugin uses some very basic PHP and a WordPress filter to replace all instances of [ or ] with < or > respectively. This is because when you enter a normal &lttag&gt into the title input area, WordPress will remove it. This replacement happens as the page is generated from the PHP code so it avoids this problem.
 
Rating: 5 out of 5
Default Image Settings
Change default settings for image size, link to and align for images inserted into posts. Allows you to remove the link on images by default. The settings for changing the default settings are added to the Media menu under Settings in your Admin Panel.
Rating: 5 out of 5
 
 

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: WooCommerce Bookings – 4, WP Rocket – 4, Revisit Xperience – 5

Marcus’ Plugins: NextGen Facebook-Twitter – 4, HTML Widget Titles – 5, Default Image Settings – 5

 

 

Commercial:

If you’re tired of the same old stock photography then it is time for a change. Just launched the Canada Stock Photo web site at http://CanadaStockPhoto.com featuring some great unique not found eveywhere stock photo images, with new images added daily and even a few that are available for a free download. Click here to get your image!

 

Save 25% on a content delivery network from MAXCDN use coupon code WPPRO.

 

Use HostGator Coupon PLUGIN to save 30% on ANY hosting plan, any term length.

 

Just some reminders:

Get Your Daily dose of WordPress News from the WPPlugins Daily over at WPNews.wpmedic.ca


Rate us at iTunes, blubrry.com, ViaWay.com, Stitcher Radio and any place else you find us.


How to Contact Us:

John can be contacted at:

 

Marcus can be contacted at: