It's Episode 264 and we've got plugins for Inline Quizzes, Page Builders, Setting Appointments, Renaming Users, Facebook Messenger Integration, and Image Hover Effects.. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #264 Renaming Users, Facebook Messenger Integration

It's Episode 264 and we've got plugins for Inline Quizzes, Page Builders, Setting Appointments, Renaming Users, Facebook Messenger Integration, and Image Hover Effects.. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 264 and we’ve got plugins for Inline Quizzes, Page Builders, Setting Appointments, Renaming Users, Facebook Messenger Integration, and Image Hover Effects.. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Four Star Review
Friday, July 01, 2016 8:29 PM
By Roger C Bennett
Great Podcast – Going Into My Second Year
I always enjoy listening to this podcast – Marcus and John are great hosts, and do a very good job at presenting relevant information and, in my opinion, fairly rating the plugins they review. I am going into my second year of listening to them. My only point of constructive criticism is that there seems to be technical issues on the podcast from time to time. I realize one of them lives in California and the other in British Columbia, so they are not present in the same studio, but oftentimes the sound quality of the podcast is not consistent and one of them sounds much better than the other due to whatever software they are using to host together. Other than that I would say great job, and please keep up the great work!
 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

Sent in by Andrew Dobson at http://www.sakyantchiangmai.com

Easy Appointments

The Lowdown:
This plugin sent in by one of our great listeners was something he discovered an thought should be shared with others. It is an appointment plugin that allows for multiple locations, services, workers and connections. This looks to be a great plugin that you can also customize to be personal for your business by setting custom messages and fields for the forms. Also setting redirects after they fill out the appointment.
The biggest drawback I see but also its advantage is that all appointments stay on the site there is not currently a google calendar integration, nor is there a way to collect funds though PayPal or another payment processor. All in all it looks pretty good
Rating 4 Dragons
Sent in by Andrew Worsfold at http://gettailor.com/

Tailor Page Builder

The Lowdown:
This plugin is a custom page-builder that will work with almost any theme. The claim is any theme but to give it a good go I decided to test with a premium theme from codecanyon just to see what would happen since the theme had its own customizer built in I wanted to see what would happen. I found that it would not function properly too much confusion I am sure. To be fair I activate a random regular theme to see how it would work and I also discovered that it only works on “Pages” not Posts.
The interface is pretty nice and simple similar to the customizer, you drag and drop your elements and customize them up get the look you want for the page and your golden. Check it out if you are using a theme that is not already carrying its own customizer and you only want to change a page but if you also want to edit up posts you need a different customizer
Rating 4 Dragons
 
Sent in by David Hehenberger at https://fatcatapps.com/

Quiz Cat – WordPress Quiz Builder

The Lowdown:
By now everyone who has a Facebook account which is pretty much everyone, has seen the “Quiz about life or what ever” popup. You go though it and it gives you your result of how intelligent you are that you know everything about pokemon go ect.
Well now you can create those same crazy quizzes on your own website as easy as boiling hot water. It is pretty easy to create a quiz using text and images you can have some creative fun here. Look for the Big WP Plugins Quiz coming soon.
Side note about this plugin is that is collects your user information to be fully used, granting it permissions for profile, site overview, url, wp version, php info and plugin and themes you are using. Also it gets info on when you activate, deactivate and uninstall plugins. You can skip not sure what happens if you do though.
All in all a pretty good plugin
Rating 4 Dragons
 

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Image Hover Effects Pack

Image Hover Effects Pack is a collection of 150+ animated hover effects that are pure CSS3 based.It will allow you to add animated captions on the images with alot of customization options.It is 100% responsive and contains griding options. This would have received a perfect 5, but there is a pro version, so I took one point off.
 
Rating: 4 out of 5
 

User Rename by Azed

This plugin lets you easily and completely rename a user account (login + nicename + display name). I’ve had many instances where I’ve had to change a user name. This one is my new go-to plugin for that procedure.
 
Rating: 4 out of 5
 

Cf7 Messenger

Cf7 Messenger will help you send the Contact Form 7 data to your Facebook Messenger immediately. Be careful with this one, because you’ll have to have a few safeguards in place to prevent the spambots from blowing up your FB messenger. Overall, this is a great concept and the perfect way to accept real-time feedback from your users.
Rating: 5 out of 5
John’s discussion this week about a project.
 
Plugins Overview:
John’s Plugins: Easy Appointments – 4, Tailor Page Builder – 4, Quiz Cat – WordPress Quiz Builder – 4
Marcus’ Plugins:  Image Hover Effects – 4, User Rename by Azed – 4,  CF7 Messenger – 5
 
 
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3 replies
  1. Andrew Worsfold
    Andrew Worsfold says:

    Thanks for taking the Tailor page builder for a test drive!

    I’m glad to hear you liked it though it’s a shame it didn’t work with the premium theme you tried (this was no doubt a conflict with whatever builder you were using; I should add that to a disclaimer somewhere :D). I just wanted to clarify that it is in fact possible to edit posts as well: you just need to enable them from within the plugin settings (Settings > Tailor). Does that afford another half dragon? 😛

    Thanks again for a positive review and keep up the great work!

    • John Overall
      John Overall says:

      Hi Andrew,
      Thanks for listening to the show.
      Glad to have reviewed it, I must have missed that setting you might consider making it default on for post editing since it seems it is easy to overlook. I am sure it can be bumped a half Dragon if we gave half points. Will bring this up on the next show.
      John Overall

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