It’s Episode 251 and we’ve got plugins for WordPress Notifications, Timeline Tools, Geo targeted popups, Members, Fund Raising Goal Trackers, and a new GravityForms add-on that you just wont be able to live without. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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John’s Rant: What to rant about?
Wanted to let people know about something I have been observing the past couple weeks if you use the plugin WordPress db backup you meed to update it, I have been seeing an interesting hack in the last couple weeks that seems to affect this plugin, but it seems site that have this plguin are being attacked by an install called wp-db-backup-made. The what is happening is it is adding the plugin wp-db-backup.
I have now observed this on a few sites from differing hosts and differing plugins configurations, it does look like this has been going on for a while after some research, and it is a piece of maleware being uploaded though a vulnerable plugin or theme. Update your stuff and plug the holes folks.
WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:
WordPress 4.5 has dropped and I guess it was time for a version to break things again. I have had some pretty poor luck with this version of WordPress. So far about 3 of every 5 sites I have updated caused a major break and the biggest culprit has been the theme. It seems that allot of folks are having issues with it and mostly related to ajax and jquery.
*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**
WP Notification Center
I don’t know about you but me I am getting overwhelmed with all the admin notification taking up mass amounts of my screen space, it it time for a notification center in WordPress much like many places I go to when there are announcements to be made.
This plugin creates a notification center and while it does not seem to grab them all it does a pretty good job of grabbing most of them and clearing out space on my dashboard.
Rating 5 Dragons
Well this is a cool plugin in what it does but it is additional work for your website, now if you only manage a single site this may be for your. I was hoping for something that used my existing content to create the timeline story but it turns out you need to add the content story by story for the timeline to be created.
While I think this a a pretty great little plugin to give some additional visual enhancement its too bad you cannot select from the content you already have.
check it out though
Rating 3 Dragons
I had reviewed this plugin in the past but it was under another name at that time since then they have updated and changed the name on this plugin from protected content this was a while back and I have been using it on a couple sites since then.
Its a pretty easy members plugin to use it make getting setup and going pretty easy task.
It offers several payment gateways out of the box. the setup for protecting content is an easy task and one of the reasons I went to it was how easy they make it to protect content created using custom post types. It even makes it easy to protect content past the more tag or if your inclined protect your comments to members only.
It has additional integration such as for BBPress and buddy press, coupons, mail chimp integration add a trial period and more.
All in this is a pretty good members plugin so if your looking for one check this one out.
Rating 5 Dragons
*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**
This is an easy way to add a quick pre-submission confirmation page to your forms where users can preview their entered data before it is submitted. Gravity Forms does not provide any way to do this by default; however, with this plugin and a few simple form configuration instructions, you’ll have pre-submission confirmations working like magic!
Rating: 5 out of 5
Show progress toward your Patreon goals with an animated progress bar. Also includes a widget to put the “support” button on your site.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Create popups that changes based on visitor geolocation (country, state & city)
Rating: 3 out of 5
John’s discussion this week about a project.
John’s Plugins: WP Notification Center – 5, Cool Timeline – 3, Members 2 – 5
Marcus’ Plugins: Gravity Forms Pre-Submission – 5, Goal Tracker for Patreon – 4, Geo-Popup – 3
I am running a Marathon and since it is the only one I plan to run I am looking to support a great organization that supports Canadian Vets suffering from PTSD. The group is called Can Praxis and they use Equine (horse) Therapy to helps vets learn to deal with the emotions that come from PTSD. I am raising the money though Wounded Warriors Canada who will send the money direct to Can Praxis. Please support our vets by going here and donating what ever you can. If your Canadien you will also get a tax receipt for your donation.
The 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 join for as low as $67 a month with a full money back guarantee. You can also follow @membershipcoach on twitter to get the latest release dates and news.
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