It's Episode 236 and we've got plugins for Adding WP Training Videos to the back end, Meetups, Useful WordPress tweaks, Admin Email Sending, Text Widget Upgrades and an awesome new way to give coupons to your customers. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #236

It's Episode 236 and we've got plugins for Adding WP Training Videos to the back end, Meetups, Useful WordPress tweaks, Admin Email Sending, Text Widget Upgrades and an awesome new way to give coupons to your customers. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 236 and we’ve got plugins for Adding WP Training Videos to the back end, Meetups, Useful WordPress tweaks, Admin Email Sending, Text Widget Upgrades and an awesome new way to give coupons to your customers.  It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Promotions from John Overall:
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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 Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**
WPMU DEV Videos
Premium Plugin
The Lowdown:
This plugin can save you tons of time with training for your clients. I had heard about it but had not looked into it until I realized how many people creating sites on their own at TheFitYou.ca needed help for the basics. This is a completely unbranded Video training series covering areas such as  the dashboard, posts, pages, the visual editor, working with images, appearance, user tools and more. They have over 40 videos to help your client out and they can see them right in their dashboard from and easy link in the home menu.
rating 5 dragons.
WP Meetup
The Lowdown:
Do you have a meetup group or are maybe planning one and would like and easy to bring that content over to your website for sharing? This is the perfect plugin for you then, pretty simple to get setup and running and it start displaying the meetups from your group on your site.
Ratings 4 dragon
Enable Shortcode and PHP in Text widget
The Lowdown:
I have talked about this plugin before but felt it needed to be brought forward again. This plugin can help you in solve a most basic issue that WordPress has and that is only default allowing html and text in a text widget. Many times you will want to use shortcodes and or php code in a widget for various reasons. This plugin makes that job easy simply install activate and set it to allow php, shortcodes or both.
rating 5 Dragons
*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**
Useful Tweaks
Useful Tweaks is a powerful “all in one” tweaks plugin. 50+ functions help you configure your system in one plugin. Each individual tweak can be enabled/disabled at will using a text field or dropdown. If you choose at any function the ‘Default’ value, or don’t specify any value in the text fields, that function will not run. No more useless but active code, no more dozens of plugins.Rating: 4 out of 5WC User Role Based Coupon
This plugin extends the popular ecommerce Plugin Woocommerce so that users can be offered at different coupons for different customer groups. For example, Subscribers or Contributors get different coupons than new customers. Differentiate your registered users to get your shop more attractive. New roles can be created and managed.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Send Email From Admin
Send Email From Admin gives you the ability to easily send a custom HTML email from the WordPress administration screen. You can send to existing users or add your own recipients. You can send to multiple recipients and choose to send group emails or individual emails. Emails can also have an attachment. A new menu item called ‘Send Email’ is added under the Tools menu.

 
Rating: 5 out of 5
John’s discussion this week about a project.
 
Discussion about choosing the right theme and running some experiments before you start your full build to help save you some time down the road. You will want to insure the theme has all the options you will need down the road. Also check on the speed of it after you start loading up your plugins ect. Themes now seem to be more important than they have been in the past and have a dramatic impact on performance.
 
 

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins:  WPMU DEV Videos – 5, WP Meetup – 4, Enable Shortcode and PHP in Text widget – 5
Marcus’ Plugins: Useful Tweaks – 4, WC User Role Based Coupon – 5, Send Email From Admin – 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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