It's Episode 255 and we've got plugins for cleaning your Media Library, image enhancements for Visual Composer, Stopping Bots, Custom Bulk Post Delete and a new plugin that integrates live chat with Slack. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #255

It's Episode 255 and we've got plugins for cleaning your Media Library, image enhancements for Visual Composer, Stopping Bots, Custom Bulk Post Delete and a new plugin that integrates live chat with Slack. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 255 and we’ve got plugins for cleaning your Media Library, image enhancements for Visual Composer, Stopping Bots, Custom Bulk Post Delete and a new plugin that integrates live chat with Slack. 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.

The WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and also on WordPress Radio. If you like what you hear on the show, we encourage you to share your enthusiasm with others that you know in the WordPress community and in social networks.

Self Promotion

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!

This Shows Sponsor

CaptainForm is a WordPress form plugin launched by 123ContactForm in 2015 and it allows you to build and customize any type of form. The plugin requires no add-ons and functionality is enhanced through multiple 3rd party apps: Google Drive, SalesForce, Dropbox, MailChimp and payment processors such as PayPal, Authorize.net and Stripe and more.

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It’s the only plugin in its niche that provides advanced features directly from the core product. The plugin is suitable for WordPress beginners, but also for web developers and designers. Security and helping customers are very important aspects: all plans include SSL encryption and stellar customer support, even the free option.

Thank Our Donors

We would like to thank our donors to the show, everyone who donates $50 or more will be acknowledged here with a mention and a link back to their page and all those below will be anonymous

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Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

Best Podcast In The Subject *****
by Mini-Mali
Friday, May 06, 2016 6:05 AM
Best Podcast In The Subject

with no real competition, this podcast is the most reliable as well as consistent audio in the subject. when the plugins are really just a bonus…if you are in to WordPress or thinking of being, this podcast is a good starting point. hoozywagger.com

Worth the wait! *****
by Craig McCourt
Thursday, May 05, 2016 8:57 PM
Worth the wait!

I have been a WordPress user for many years. I try to keep my website Craigmccourt.com current and well run. Nothing gives me as much FREE usable advice on a weekly basis. I wait for the newest podcast each week. This is the only podcast that never has multiple unplayed episodes building up. BONUS great Show Notes from their Website. Keep it up!

Speak Pipe from Craig McCourt

Craig has a question about a plugin to enhance text widgets use this plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/black-studio-tinymce-widget/

*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

Media Cleaner

Freemium Plugin

The Lowdown:

Before using this plugin insure you have a complete backup of all files!!!!!  Now if you have been at your site a while or even if  you have just done some random uploading over any amount of time you will have many extra media files that are unneeded and unattached to any post.

This plugin is pretty simple to use just install, scan and choose for deletion any images it finds.

The Pro version located here http://apps.meow.fr/media-cleaner/  is only $14 and gives ability to not only scann media files but the uploads directory..

Rating 4 Dragons

StopBadBots

The Lowdown:

One thing you will discover if you have not already seen it is the number of bots that will hoit your site draining resources. This plugin make the job of blocking thoise bots an easy task. It provides a default list of the biggest violaters and you can add more to a custom black list. A few simple clicks and your off.

Rating 5 Dragons

tree website map

  • Version: 1.0.0.6
  • Author: wp-buy
  • Last Updated: 2 days ago
  • Requires WordPress Version: 3.9 or higher
  • Compatible up to: 4.5.2
  • Active Installs: 900+
  • WordPress.org Plugin Page »

The Lowdown:

This is a great plugin for instant creation of site maps you can display to your users, I know they are no longer the rage but they still com in handy from time to time. This plugin create both a vertical and horizontal map you can insert into a post with a short code.

It creates pretty decent sitemap that you can customize up and a bit and if you have your images set it will even set those for you in the horizontal map. All in all pretty good plugin.

Rating 4 Dragons. 

*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

Image Hover Effects – Visual Composer Extension

https://wordpress.org/plugins/image-hover-effects-visual-composer-extension/

Image Hover Effects – Visual Composer Extension is an amazing plugin that will allow user to add 40+ hover effects to images with captions.This add-on add 20 circle and 15 square CSS3 transitions of hover thumbnail to the Visual Composer. Most of the transitions have 4 type of directions, thumbnail support lightbox or custom link, give user a lot of flexibility to add a grid gallery.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Drift

https://wordpress.org/plugins/drift/

Live Chat With Your Customers in real-time, right from Slack. Integrates seamlessly with HubSpot, Marketo, Mailchimp, Zapier, Intercom, Salesforce, Segment and 100s more.

Rating: 5 out of 5

WP Bulk Post Delete

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-bulk-post-delete/

Allows one to bulk delete WordPress posts according to the specified conditions such as date range, post status, category.

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: Media Cleaner – 4, StopBadBots- -5, tree website map – 4

Marcus’ Plugins:  Image Hover Effects – Visual Composer Extension – 4, Drift – 5, WP Bulk Post Delete – 4

Commercial:

Thanks to everyone who donated to Can Praxis

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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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

Marcus can be contacted at:
Website: Marcus Couch Home Page
Website: Daily Plugin
Twitter: @marcuscouch

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