WordPress Plugins A-Z #211

It’s episode 211 and we’ve got plugins for Social Sharing of Images, Cron Job Management, SEO Enhancement, Advertising plugins and a plugin to hide content unless people sign up to your mailing list. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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Get all the show notes and plugin details on the show web site at WPPluginsAtoZ.com. Follow the show on Twitter at @wppluginsatoz for the latest WordPress plugin related news we come across in-between shows.

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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!

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

Really Helpful Podcast for WordPress Users

in iTunes by Mac-Bug from UK on April 13, 2014

I stumbled upon this podcast the other day and am so glad that I did! With so many wordpress plugins available it can be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff. Having these expert discussions and individual plugin reviews available is immensely helpful. And sometimes you’ll find one you didn’t even know that you needed until John and Marcus explain it to you. Many thanks!
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Great show.

in iTunes by joanboluda from Spain on March 22, 2014

Great show. Plenty of useful and helpful cured information. John and Marcus are doing an awesome job. Kudos, guys!
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Awesome Insights from WP Gurus

in iTunes by David Jackson from USA on March 1, 2014

This show delivers great insights into all sorts of plugins. You can rely on great information, news, and more. There are a lot of garbage plugins our there, and they help you avoid them. There are a lot of garbage WordPress podcasts, this is not one of them. Definitely give them a listen. Marcus and John are a great one two punch.
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*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

WPX Cron Manager Light

The Lowdown:

It seems every once in a while the WordPress cron just goes crazy and it has happened to me again. So here is a cron job manager that help you clean up the mess. This one seems to be pretty goo but does depend on an intergration plugin which they walk you though downloading and instaling. once installed it gives you a list of all cron jobs when they run next, the name of the job, how it is scheduled hourlym twicew daily or daily. A live countdown timer to next run, an excute now button and the ability to turn on and off the cron job. All in all a pretty6 good cron manager.

rating 4 Dragons

 

Advertising Manager

The Lowdown:

This one turned out to be an ok ad platform if you are importing ads from another program but not very useful if you are trying to create ads from scratch plus the stats were minimal. It did not seem to have an easy way to insert an image ad, you are required to create html code. Not the plugins your looking for move along but could be useful in some circumstances.

Rating 2 Dragons

 

Advanced Ads

The Lowdown:

Another great ad plugin for some great basic use craeting an ad is a bit on the difficult side and it does not seem to have any real usable stats to it. I fund the creation process for an ad a bit on the lengthy side and the display did not work so well using the short code in a text widget on a page it looked fine but I needed more options on ad creation and gettting stats.

Rating 3 Dragons

 

*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

Viral Hover Buttons
https://wordpress.org/plugins/viral-hover-buttons/
A wordpress plugin that displays social sharing buttons in your pictures and videos when the users hover on them. Your articles are guaranteed to get more shares and more traffic as a result.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Content Upgrades
https://wordpress.org/plugins/content-upgrades/
Content Upgrades plugin will help you to create “content specific bonuses” in your articles, that people have to opt in for. You first create a special page with bonus content, then you customize a popup email form, that will advertise your bonuses. You link to this popup email form from the content of your article, so by clicking your special link, your visitors will get a popup, offering them to leave their email address to get the bonuses. Once they do the plugin will redirect them to the page with bonus content.

Rating: 4 out of 5

SEO Enforcer
https://wordpress.org/plugins/seo-enforcer/

SEO Enforcer is a small plugin that works with WordPress SEO by Yoast (it’s required), that will truncate your title tag if it’s too long, same with your meta description tag. The length they are truncated at is a setting you can configure. There is also an option to remove H1 tags from your content. Typically your theme will show the H1 tag for your post or page title already. Having more than one H1 tag is not recommended for SEO, so this will remove any it finds in your content and replace them with an H2 tag instead.
Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: WPX Cron Manager Light – 4, Advertising Manager – 2, Advanced Ads – 3

Marcus’ Plugins: Viral Hover Buttons – 4, Content Upgrades – 5, SEO Enforcer – 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!

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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