It's episode 206 and we’ve got plugins for Adding Categories to Pages, Locking WordPress to your site's SSL, Widget Favorites within the Customizer, Ad Banners, Help Desk Tools and new ways top get detailed info on the plugins you have installed. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #206

It's episode 206 and we’ve got plugins for Adding Categories to Pages, Locking WordPress to your site's SSL, Widget Favorites within the Customizer, Ad Banners, Help Desk Tools and new ways top get detailed info on the plugins you have installed. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s episode 206 and we’ve got plugins for Adding Categories to Pages, Locking WordPress to your site’s SSL, Widget Favorites within the Customizer, Ad Banners, Help Desk Tools and new ways top get detailed info on the plugins you have installed. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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Refereed by Simon and Anne

Floating Banner Ad Rotator with Tracking

The Lowdown:

This plugin is still in beta but it is a pretty nice simple banner ad plugin. It displays the banners in an overlay on the bottom of your site with an X to close them out. Put as many ads in as you like and it will rotate though them on every page load. It has some simple stats for views and clicks. So if your looking for a simple ad rotator this one may be for you.

Rating 4 Dragons

Referred to us by Mike Jordan

More Plugin Info

The Lowdown;

What this plugin does is provides more information about the plugins you have installed in your site. Tings such as date added to the repository, last updated, requires version of WordPress, tested to version, link to wordpress.org page a download link and a donate link. Sometime this information is necessary and having it right there on your plugin page really makes a difference I think

Rating 4 Dragons.

Refereed to us by Julien Liabeuf

Awesome Support

The Lowdown:

Would you like to create your own support desk on your WordPress website well this mat be exactly what you are looking for. This looks to be a great freemium plugin it is pretty easy to get up and running with only some refinements for the basics to be working for you. The system will allow you to have the necessary users with out having registration turned on for WordPress this is an interesting feature. There are also some great addons for the plugin including. Notifications, mailchimp integration, private notes. and a useful one if your are an Envato author and that is envato validation to insure you are only helping those who have purchased your products. There are canned responses and much more in the pipeline. They have a great roadmap showcasing what they are working on.

Rating 4 dragons.

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Add Category to Pages
https://wordpress.org/plugins/add-category-to-pages/

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1
Last Updated: 2015-1-12
Downloads: 3

There are various benefits of adding category to Pages Yuu can embed a Category Based List of Pages, Create a Tag based archive for Pages, Create a Category based Archive for Pages or hide Pages belonging to certain Category.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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WP Force SSL
https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-force-ssl/

Requires: 3.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1
Last Updated: 2015-1-16
Downloads: 15

Redirect all traffic from HTTP to HTTPS to all pages of your WordPress website. Want to report an issue or contribute to this plugin? Note: You need an SSL Certificate in order for this plugin to work.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Widget Favorites
https://wordpress.org/plugins/widget-favorites/

Requires: 4.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1
Last Updated: 2015-1-15
Downloads: 8

Sometimes you have a certain widget configuration that you need to use over-and-over again. Widget Favorites provides a way to save a widget instance by name to identify it later when loading the favorited widget instance into another widget.

Another way to look at this plugin is that it provides (non-automatic) revisions for widgets. Note that this only adds functionality to widgets managed in the Customizer.

Rating: 4 out of 5
Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: Floating Banner – 4, More Plugin Info – 4, Awesome Support – 4

Marcus’ Plugins: Add Category to Pages – 4, WP Force SSL – 4, Widget Favorites – 4

 


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