It's episode 184 w/plugins for Antispam, Connecting Related Posts, Widget Shortcodes, Customer Reviews &WordPress Demonstration Sites.

WordPress Plugins A-Z #184

It’s episode 184 and we’ve got plugins for Antispam, Connecting Related Posts, Widget Shortcodes, Customer Reviews and an amazing new way to create fully functional WordPress Demonstration Sites. It’s all coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Self Promotion

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

WordPress Plugin Reviews From John Overall

 Portfolio and Testimonial manager
The lowdown:
This is one of the few plugins I have seen that manages both portfolios and testimonials in one place. It has settings so you can customize the images sizes that are used in the displays. Allows you to categorize your portfolio items and display them on a single page with a tab using shortcode. The same with the testimonials but it displays them as a scroller bar. All in all this is a pretty nice plugin for displaying portfolios and testimonials.
rating 4 dragons
 Honeypot Comments
The Lowdown:
Everyone knows the joys of deleting spam comments, this plugin proposes to eliminate that issue once and for all even better than akismet and antispambee. It set a honeypot trap for bot by using a hidden field that only spambots will fill in. This will prevent it from being submitted at all. Still wont stop those pesky humans but it is a great start.
rating 4 dragons
 Widgets as Shortcodes
The lowdown:
have you ever had the need to place a default WordPress widget somewhere aside from the sidebars/ well this plugins solves that for you by allowing you to place them in a page with a shortcode. easly chosin from a button on the editor this makes the job of using widgets in other places a breeze.
rating 4 dragons

 


WordPress Plugin Reviews From Marcus Couch

WP Demo Builder

WP Demo Builder is a simple yet powerful way to let your potential customers truly experience your WordPress products. A game changer and the first of its kind, this service helps you create separate demo sites that allow your users to literally do everything with it, both backend and frontend. It’s ideal for training, demoing a new theme or plugin, or just creating stage sites where you can do speed tests and see if something breaks. I’ll be using this plugin more and more to create demo sites for clients.
Rating: 5 out of 5

Good Reviews for WordPress

Add reviews and testimonials to your website and easily display them in posts, pages or widgets using a search-engine-friendly Schema markup.

This plugin will output reviews using Schema.org markup to help search engines like Google identify and integrate the reviews with your listing.

  • Add 5-star or numbered ratings to reviews
  • Add a photo of the reviewer
  • Add a link to the review or the reviewer’s organization to increase credibility
  • Schema.org markup for better SEO
  • Add reviews to any page, post or sidebar
Rating: 4 out of 5

Post Connector

In WordPress, post types are often related, for instance, you might want to relate recipes to ingredients. But to do so, you’d normally have to use a custom taxonomy. With Post Connector, you can directly relate post types to post types, foregoing all the hassle of having to create loads of custom taxonomies and just allowing you to do what you really want to do.
Rating: 5 out of 5

 


Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins:  Portfolio and Testimonial manager – 4, Honeypot Comments – 4, Widgets as Shortcodes – 4

Marcus’ Plugins: WP Demo Builder – 5, Good Reviews – 4, Post Connector – 5

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!

Just some reminders:
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Interact with your Hosts

John can be contacted at:
Website: http://www.johnoverall.com/
WordPress Emergency Support: http://wppro.ca/wpemergency
Email: john@wppro.ca

Marcus can be contacted at:
Website: Marcus Couch Home Page
Website: Daily Plugin
Twitter: @marcuscouch

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