It’s Episode 246 and we’ve got plugins for SEO, Site Analytics, Logo Generation, Learning and Course Management, E–Commerce Social Sharing and a plugin to show ads throughout a multisite installation. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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I want to discuss the use guidelines from WordPress plugins in the repository located at https://wordpress.org/plugins/about/guidelines/
I will be including these in my reviews going forward. I have read them before but they are becoming more important now more than ever with the rise of the freemium model.
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Question from Ti You
I´m searching for a plugin which generates more specific previous / next post links based on referrer.
Do you now about such a plugin or is there a solution for my problem?
I only now this plugin: “Smarter Navigation”
But it doesn’t work on my template 🙁
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Referred by Charl Pretorius
This looks to be a pretty good idea on how to increase you sales on your Wooocomerce website, it is designed to allow your customers to share their purchases on their social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter and in return get a discount off thier next purchases .
This is a freemium plugin but until July it is free service, you sign up on their website for a free plan which gives you 50 shares a month if you hit that its as little as $10 a month. Seems like it could be worth it as a way to promote your business.
What they Say:
ShareDisc is a plugin that allows WooCommerce shop owners to configure discounts on products. Customers can earn discount in exchange for sharing their cart, or products in their cart, on various social media platforms.
ShareDisc seeks to improve conversion rates by driving quality traffic to the WooCommerce store via trusted recommendations by customers to their friends and followers. Another upside is to potentially get some value from abandoned carts if the customer went through the sharing process before abandoning the cart.
The target audience are WooCommerce shop owners looking for an edge in social media marketing to improve sales and visibility, and also developers or agencies looking to add extra value to their WooCommerce clients.
Rating 4 Dragons
Referred by Christophe Jacquet
For all you stats junkies out there here is an option for you.
This is another analytics tracking system you can easily add to your website It give you some pretty good stats to see what is happening to your site and who is visiting and where. It look like the free version would be more than adequate for most sites but you find you need faster and better logs you can upgrade for as little as $5.56 a month.
The stats are pretty nice and give you some decent information about who is visiting and where they are going on your website
Setup was fast and easy and they make creation of an account very simple to do while setting up and installing the plugin you never really have to leave your site to get it all working.
Rating 4 Dragons
Referred by Ryuhei Yokokawa
This is a pretty nice plugin for doing out reach on your site and connecting with other website creators and sharing content and ideas. The initial email templates are a bit on the spammy side but with some customizations you can refine them to be more personal and be able to make connections. The plugin helps you find relevant articles and websites to connect with that are related to yours. This should help in building relationships and backlinks to your website.
Rating 4 Dragons.
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LH Multisite Ads allow you to automatically insert ads after paragraphs of your post content throughout your multisite network. This saves you the hassle of manually entering ads in each of your post, or installing a plugin on each individual site.
Rating: 4 out of 5
LifterLMS is a powerful WordPress LMS plugin that makes it easy to create, sell, and protect engaging online courses. The mission of LifterLMS is to democratize education in the digital classroom.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Logaster Logo Generator is an online service for creating logos and corporate identity. Just enter your website name and plugin will create dozens of logos that are saved in WordPress media library. Logos are fully integrated in WordPress so you can easily add them to home page or article/theme/etc. using a WordPress shortcode (available in logo page).
Rating: 4 out of 5
John’s discussion this week about a project.
John’s Plugins: ShareDisc – 4, AFS Analytics – 4, Reach SEO -4
Marcus’ Plugins: LH Multisite Ads – 4, Lifter LMS – 5, Logaster Logo Generator – 4
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