It's Episode 241 and we've got plugins for Scanning Plugins and Themes, Logging in via IP Address, a new Slider Plugin, Interactive Popup Surveys, Site Staging plugins and a great new interface for monitoring Mailchimp activity in the dashboard. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #241

It's Episode 241 and we've got plugins for Scanning Plugins and Themes, Logging in via IP Address, a new Slider Plugin, Interactive Popup Surveys, Site Staging plugins and a great new interface for monitoring Mailchimp activity in the dashboard. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 241 and we’ve got plugins for Scanning Plugins and Themes, Logging in via IP Address, a new Slider Plugin, Interactive Popup Surveys, Site Staging plugins and a great new interface for monitoring Mailchimp activity in the dashboard. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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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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!

The Purpose of this Kickstarter Ability to operate WP Plugins Podcast and Website Full time Improve the show including better sound quality Increase to 2 Shows per week More in-depth show notes with Transcripts Theme Reviews and Interviews with developers Creation of Plugin Training Videos Support Forums Setup additional Websites to support the WordPress CommunityYes we have a Kickstarter and we need your support to make it happen visit http://WPPluginsAtoZ.com/Kickstarter here is a sample of what is planned with the successful campaign.

The Purpose of this Kickstarter

  • Ability to operate WP Plugins Podcast and Website Full time
  • Improve the show including better sound quality
  • Increase to 2 Shows per week
  • More in-depth show notes with Transcripts
  • Theme Reviews and Interviews with developers
  • Creation of Plugin Training Videos Support Forums
  • Setup additional Websites to support the WordPress Community
  Find out more about our kickstarter campaign here.
WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:
 Talk about our Kickstarter program visit http://wppluginsatoz.com/kickstarter
 
WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:
WordPress 4.4.1 released
 
 

*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

PushCrew
Submitted by: Anand Kansal
The Lowdown:
When linking to create account should open in a new window. Should make the account ID more prominent in the account pages. Its pretty nice to get set up and send out push notifications currently only to crome, safari and mobile. This will get a large percentage of your visitors. I can see this as very useful if you have visitors who are on your site for a while and you see theme there and you want to grab their attention with a simple notification. Use it to create specials and more.
It does have another nice advantage in that you get an email telling you what you have sent out and some stats on the link clicks.
rating 4 dragons
Freemium Plugin
Avartan Slider Lite
Sent in by Alkesh Miyani
The Lowdown:
This is a pretty decent responsive slider creator with a few features the premium version looks to have many more. It has some great controls for individual slides as well as for the slider in general. You can implement via short code or php code. Add text layers to your slide as well as videos. All i all pretty good but the pro version may be better.
Rating 4 Dragons
Premium Plugin
WP Stagecoach
Sent in by Morgan Kay
The Lowdown:
This is a pretty nice plugin for easily creation of a staging website that is separate and apart from your live site on a staging server. With a few clicks you can create a staging website that duplicates your current live site and copies all essential files, if you opt for the lower plan it only hotlinks the images which may be all you need. Once your stage is live you can make all kinds of changes to it and then update your live. You even get FTP access to the stage for working on core files. This seems to work very nocley and is worth the money if you are doing development and do not have your own servers.
Rating 5 Dragons

*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

IP Login
Enables you to login from trusted IP without entering password by specifying ?bypass_login=username parameter on site.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Popup for Interactive Content by OpinionStage
The popup for interactive content plugin let’s you add a popup to your site with 1-click. You can then customize the popup, including the popup look & feel, the popup time scheduling and the popup user scheduling. You can create a poll, trivia quiz or personality quit. Throughout the quiz, you can use featured images for each question. The popup does show a small logo of OpinionStage. I would like to buy this as a premium plugin with a more white label function, but it doesn’t appear to have a premium version yet. For a popup example, http://blog.opinionstage.com/popup-for-interactive-content-wordpress-plugin/
Rating: 5 out of 5
MailChimp Activity
Once activated, it will show a new dashboard widget containing a bar-graph or line-graph showing day-to-day changes to your MailChimp lists. You can choose to view relative activity (daily subscribes vs. unsubscribes) or a line graph visualizing your total list sizes. I really like this on the dashboard, as it takes away having to login to Mailchimp to check stats. It’s also a handy interface to use in a client situation where they can monitor it all in the dashboard. Combine this with a good Google Analytics in the Dashboard plugin, and you’ve got most of your bases covered.
Rating: 5 out of 5
 
Plugins Overview:
John’s Plugins: PushCrew – 4, Avartan Slider Lite – 4, WP Stagecoach – 5
Marcus’ Plugins: IP Login – 4, Popup for Interactive Content by OpinionStage – 5, MailChimp Activity – 5

 

 
 Find out more about our kickstarter campaign here.

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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!

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John can be contacted at:
Website: http://www.johnoverall.com/
WordPress Emergency Support: http://wppro.ca/wpemergency
Email: john@wppro.ca

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Website: Marcus Couch Home Page
Website: Daily Plugin
Twitter: @marcuscouch

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