It's Episode 271 and we've got plugins for Enhancing Buddypress Activity Feeds, Menu Duplication, Changing Default System Emails, Podcast Players, and Creating a Services Section.. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #271 Podcast Players, Changing Default System Emails

It's Episode 271 and we've got plugins for Enhancing Buddypress Activity Feeds, Menu Duplication, Changing Default System Emails, Podcast Players, and Creating a Services Section.. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 271 and we’ve got plugins for Enhancing Buddypress Activity Feeds, Menu Duplication, Changing Default System Emails, Podcast Players, and Creating a Services Section.. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Promotions from John Overall:
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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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$50 Thanks to Jez @ jezweb Pty Ltd
This donation is on behalf of Jezweb client Wine Design who print custom bottle labels for weddings, events and corporate gifts. You can find their new woocommerce site with custom gravity forms graphical selector and checkout process at http://www.winedesign.com.au when you click through to select personalized wines.
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WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

WP Manage has been bought by GoDaddy hope it works out for them, something we reviewed on the show many episodes back.
 

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

Comment from Jacob
We have a plugin Review from Jeremy at http://Jezweb.com.au

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

Menu Duplicator

The Lowdown:
Needing to create a duplicate of a menu for many reasons and one of the best is because you want to try out different menus . This plugin is simple and easy to use. Turn on activate and you go select the menu to duplicate give it a name and your done easy peasy.
Rating 5 Dragons

Services Plugin For WordPress

Premium Plugin submitted by Shawn DeWolf
The Lowdown:
This is a simple plugin to add to your site that will allow you to create a services section of your site, using custom post types you create all your services with images then you can display it on a single page with short codes. A nice simple plugin to help you create that service section
Rating 4 Dragons

WordPress Podcast Player

submitted by Dan Berry
Premium Plugin
The Lowdown:
While this is a pretty great addon player for your website and podcast I ran into issues using it in a MU environment it kept not saving the episode and settings. On the test site it seemed to be ok. What is does is add some additional work if you already use something like blubrry. But it does add a couple great things to your show by allowing you to add notes that will appear below the show at specific times and have some automated links to download the show. All in all I tough it would be a great idea to add in just did not get it to work correctly in MU environment or it could be a conflict with the many other plugins on the main site.
Rating 4 Dragons
 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

BuddyPress Activity Plus

BuddyPress Activity Plus adds Facebook-style content sharing buttons to the BuddyPress activity feed so users can quickly share articles, videos, and images with others.
Paste in a link and BuddyPress Activity Plus will automatically pull content snippets for fast sharing. Preview and edit content before posting, add your own commentary and auto-pull titles, descriptions, and thumbnails.
Rating: 5 out of 5
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WD Instagram Feed

Instagram Feed WD allows displaying Instagram feeds based on public Instagram accounts and hashtags. You can create mixed feeds based on multiple accounts, multiple hashtags or any combination of both with Pro version.
Rating: 4 out of 5  (Pro version is 5/5 though!)
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WP Better Emails

All emails from WordPress (lost password, notifications, etc.) are sent by default in text/plain format. WP Better Emails wraps them with a much better looking customizable HTML email template and lets you also set your own sender name and email address. I liked this, but the table layout made aligning a company logo with text almost impossible. Otherwise it worked great for getting rid of the admin user as the primary sender/reply to on system emails.
Rating: 4 out of 5
 

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: Menu Duplicator – 5, Services Plugin For WordPress – 4,  WordPress Podcast Player
Marcus’ Plugins:  BuddyPress Activity Plus – 5, WD Instagram Feed – 4, WP Better Emails – 4
 
 
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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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