It’s Episode 237 and we’ve got plugins for Pages as Subdomains, Faster Speeds, Front End Affiliate Tracking, Mobile Contact Overlays, and a new carousel plugin that can only be described as Amazing. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!A-Z!
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*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**
Page As Subdomain Lite
This is a pretty useful plugin for setting up your pages to be found as page.domain.com the biggest thing you will need to do is to create and setup the wildcard domain on your site. For most hosting providers this is an easy task for some not so much. All you need to do is add the * as a sub-domain on your control panel and if accepted your host is good if not well find a new host.
it does require a bit of extra setup for a page but may be worth it for some pages to be used in promotions.
Rating 3 Dragons
WC Speed Drain Repair
This is a simple plugin that runs an additional function in your site to remove the woo-commerce scripts unless you are in the store it self. The same task can be done by adding info to your functions file but if your feeling a bit lazy or not too familiar with the functions file this is a great way to handle that task
rating 4 Dragons
Auto Featured Image from Title
This freemium plugin makes the task of always haing a featured image appear a pretty nice event. They give you a choice from a few images to base it on and then it add the page title onto the image and makes it the featured image. if you go pro you get additional options such as randomizing the image and pulling images from flicker. this may be a great tools for you.
rating 4 Dragons
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LDW Mobile Contact Optimizer
LDW Mobile Contact Optimizer adds links (phone, e-mail address and location map) available at all times at the bottom of your pages. This is HUGE for helping businesses get connected with clients. No matter what your theme is, or the level of mobile support, this works. With the rise of mobile traffic (some sites as high as 70%) it’s crazy not to add in a simple overlay like this that gives potential customers and clients a way to reach you in just one click.Rating: 5 out of 5AffiliateWP – Affiliate Info
Uses Affiliate WP,
a premium plugin. Affiliate Info allows you to show affiliate information based on the affiliate currently being tracked. When a user clicks an affiliate’s referral URL and arrives on your website, the affiliate’s ID is stored by AffiliateWP. Affiliate Info simply shows information based on the tracked affiliate. This is by Pippin Williamson and Andrew MunroRating: 5 out of 5Amazing Carousel
Amazing Carousel can make images into 3d style and animate them use CSS 3D transforms and CSS animations. This is the lite version. There is a Pro version that supposedly exists, but I can’t seem to find where to buy it on their website. Demo: http://demo.wpeffects.com/amazing-carousel/Rating 5 out of 5
John’s Plugins: Page As Subdomain Lite – 3, WC Speed Drain Repair – 4, Auto Featured Image from Title – 4
Marcus’ Plugins: LDW Mobile Contact Optimizer – 5, AffiliateWP – Affiliate Info – 5, Amazing Carousel – 5
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