WordPress Plugins A-Z #189

It’s episode 189 and we’ve got plugins for Login Tracking, Child Theme Creation, Coloring Categories, User Instructions and a new WPMU courseware plugin that could change how people learn on WordPress forever! It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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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!

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

WordPress 4.0 discussion

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

Question from William the Kid: I’m looking for an easy way to customize the 404 page on any genesis theme. Is there any structure or warnings before heading off and changing some code.

William I would suggest that you try using the 404 generator plugin for genesis.

 

*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

Reffered by Chad Eisenhart

One-Click Child Theme

https://wordpress.org/plugins/one-click-child-theme/

The Lowdown:

Looking for an easy way to get a child theme? Well this is a great way to do it simply install the plugin activate the theme you want to make a child. Click on the make child link under appearance answer a couple key questions and you have instant child theme it even switches to it for you. Make all your modifications now and have no fear when the main theme updates.

Rating 4 Dragons

Another referred to us by Chad Eisenhart of http://www.seo-911.com

Google Places Reviews

https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-places-reviews/

The Lowdown:

Another simple yet useful plugin to showcasing your Google Places Reviews. Simply install activate and place a widget enter the info choose a simple theme or customize your css for it and your off. All in all pretty decent plugin to showcase your reviews.

Rating 4 Dragons

 

Revisit to a plugin given poor review

GuideMe

  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Last Updated: 2 weeks ago
  • Requires WordPress Version: 3.0.1 or higher
  • Compatible up to: 3.9.2
  • Downloaded: 182 times
  • WordPress.org Plugin Page »

https://wordpress.org/plugins/guideme/

the Lowdown:

This plugin was reviewed in episode 183 and since then the author has updated it and here is how it performed.

Well it is performing quite well and does allow you to create the little pin bubbles that you can add popup information for your admins. These are helpful tips that can bee seen in the front end of the site only by logged in admins. Can be very useful in helping you let people know what each area of their site is and what it does.  Pretty nice now..

The only thing I would still like to see is something for the backend.

Rating 4 Dragons.

 

 

*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

Colorful Categories
https://wordpress.org/plugins/colorful-categories/
New Categories widget in the awesome style! Bring colours to your categories widget – make every category in own colour.

Features:

• custom taxonomies support
• manually customize colours for each category
• intelligent (automatic) colours selection
• different themes
• easy to customize
• responsive and flexible widget

Rating: 5 out of 5

 

Login Tracker Logs
https://wordpress.org/plugins/login-tracker-logs/
Track successful logins and even COUNTRY of logged user(IP).

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

CoursePress
https://wordpress.org/plugins/coursepress/
CoursePress, by WPMU, turns WordPress into a powerful online learning platform. Set up online courses by creating learning units with quiz elements, video, audio etc. You can also assess student work, sell your courses and much much more. I’ve been using a theme for this, and now I am seriously considering abandoning 3 months of work to use this instead.

Rating: 5 out of 5

 

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: One-Click Child Theme – 4, Google Places Reviews- 4, GuideMe -4

Marcus’ Plugins: Colorful Categories – 5, Login  Tracker Logs – 4, CoursePress – 5

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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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