It's Episode 294 and we've got plugins for Sales Countdown Woocommerce, Sending Bad Bots to the corner, Techxplorer's Plugin Listicle sounds like something from Epic Spell Wars. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #294 Sales Countdown Woocommerce, Sending Bad Bots to the corner

It's Episode 294 and we've got plugins for Sales Countdown Woocommerce, Sending Bad Bots to the corner, Techxplorer's Plugin Listicle sounds like something from Epic Spell Wars. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 294 and we’ve got plugins for Sales Countdown Woocommerce, Sending Bad Bots to the corner, Techxplorer’s Plugin Listicle sounds like something from Epic Spell Wars. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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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!

Benefits – Benefits – Benefits

Having a review by us or having an interview helps the traffic to the developers website. As was bought to our attention recently when we did an interview and reviewed a plugin for a developer who sent us snap shots of their traffic before and after the shows and the traffic stayed so there is some great benefits to being reviewed by WP Plugins A to Z.

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
$50 from Jez at JezWeb Pty. Ltd.
Making money directly from podcasts is hard as you’ve outlined. Good ranting but I’m not sure it will be converting the great unwashed to contributing unfortunately. Anyhow, such is the way of the web.
Just thought I’d let you know about an interesting little plugin we used this week, https://wordpress.org/plugins/hide-youtube-related-videos/  which automatically hides the related videos without any changes to the embed. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted related videos on a client site, too random. I’ve been in meetings when a related video has shown in the clients browser that was not very work appropriate.
Keep up the good work, send some snow down to Australia if you like, we’ve been cooking in a few 40+ days.
This donation is on behalf of Pod Slab Sales – https://www.podslabsales.com.au  who manufacturer foam pods that are used to create voids in concrete slabs.

Thanks to all donors who came in under $50 and a big thanks to our patreons.

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John’s Rant: What to rant about?

We have a winner in the previous giveaway from Barn2 media for the WooCommerce Password Protected Categories and will announce it on the next show as well as what the next contest will be.
We also have more contests coming for premium licenses from generous plugin developers so stay tuned.
Make sure you checkout the WPSupport store. where you can get direct access to some of the best plugins we have reviewed located all in one place. We do not host the plugins but provide the link to download it direct from WordPress.org or the plugin developer, and they may occasionally have an affiliate link but not too often since that adds a whole new layer of work to what I have to do.
For developers who find value in what I am doing here please donate that value back to the show.

WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

New Tags Coming to the WordPress Plugin Repo? Users Respond With an Unanimous “Meh”  https://www.codeinwp.com/blog/wordpress-plugin-tags/

New Tags Coming to the WordPress Plugin Repo? Users Respond With an Unanimous “Meh”

https://www.codeinwp.com/blog/wordpress-plugin-tags/?utm_source=The+WhiP+by+WPMU+DEV&utm_campaign=d840c6ee83-THE_WHIP_Pumped_10up_Kicks_2017_02_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_74fb43fd55-d840c6ee83-98310037According to our small survey, 90% of users say they don’t care if a free plugin they’re getting from the directory is only a limited, “lite” version of the fully-featured PRO.

Okay, I might have BuzzFeeded the stats a bit here. The exact question we asked was, “Would you not use a WordPress.org plugin, just because it has a PRO version also available?” Again, 90% said “no.” Read original article here…. codeinwp.com

 

Taxonomies in the Plugin Directory
Why do I need HTTPS if I don’t sell anything on my site?

Why do I need HTTPS if I don’t sell anything on my site?

https://www.blogaid.net/why-do-i-need-https-if-i-dont-sell-anything-on-my-site/?utm_source=BlogAid+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0c7c298dd8-BlogAid_Blog_Posts5_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7bdf20ec49-0c7c298dd8-710348757That’s a good question.

Like you, I didn’t think it would make my site more secure or that I had any data worth encrypting. Here’s what changed my mind about it and why I converted my sites to HTTPS.

It hides the data being sent across the internet from prying eyes. Read original article here…. blogaid.net

 

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

Well we must be doing something right we are the #1 show on Sticher for WordPress here are some reviews from sticher they are older but still relevant I think.
5 out of 5 stars.
MannyO ·
Best WordPress Podcast on the Web
I can’t wait to hear each week’s podcast with John and Marcus. They share info about new and existing plugins for WordPress and rate them. These guys have helped my website’s functionality, improved the user experience and taken my site up a several levels with their plugin recommondations. Only problem was that at one point I had 142 plugins installed on my site. Thanks and keep up the great work!
5 out of 5 stars.
StefanOver
Great Show
As allways a great show and I love to listen to it while doin’g my hoovering each Saturday. I would love it if you could create an “5dragons” favorit-plugin-installer-account. So everybody could install the 5dragons rated plugins using the favorit installer.
We have more to come from Sticher…..

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

Sales Countdown Woocommerce Addon

Version:1.0.0
Requires:4.0 & WooCommerce - excelling eCommerce 2.4.5 or higher or higher
Compatible up to:4.6 & WooCommerce - excelling eCommerce 2.4.5
Released:12 September 2015
Downloads:3826
Last Updated:20 August 2016
Ratings:
3
(3 star out of 5)
The lowdown:
This add-on for Woocommerce allows you to enhance sales on your e-commerce website. You apply a timer to your sales and when displayed with a short code it shows how long until your product goes off sale. This helps create a sense of urgency and may improve your sales. a pretty useful plugin for your WooCommerce website.
Rating 4 Dragons

Blackhole for Bad Bots

Version:1.5
Requires:4.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.3
Released:18 February 2016
Downloads:9279
Last Updated:08 March 2017
Ratings:
4.9
(4.9 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
Bad bots can cause all kinds of issues on a WordPress website and having an easy way to just send them away is a blessing. This plugin works on the one strike method by adding a honey pot link in your robots.txt file and if followed the IP is permanently banned and the will bother you no more.
There is a little bit of work to set up if it wasn’t for hat this would be a perfect 5
Rating 4 Dragons

Techxplorer’s Plugin Listicle

Version:2.3.1
Requires:4.4.2 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.3
Released:17 February 2016
Downloads:176
Last Updated:16 December 2016
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
Sharing is what WordPress is all about right? Well for many anyway it is.. This plugin allows you to easily share the plugins you are using on your website by creating a nice list. Doing this will allow you to give some credit where it is due, for all those plugin developers who have helped you build your WordPress website. Its easy to setup and the default style is not too bad.
It also has a setting to hide plugins if you do not want them listed.  One of the nice features I see in this one vs plugin list plugins I have used in the past is it only shows your active plugins not the ones you have turned off.
Rating 5 dragons
Plugins Overview:
John’s Plugins: Sales Countdown Woocommerce Addon -4, Blackhole for Bad Bots -4, Techxplorer’s Plugin Listicle – 5

Commercial /  Promotions:

Time to share this space with others, so currently I would like to let others know about another great WordPress website. Checkout https://www.codeinwp.com/ This site has some pretty useful articles and news about the WordPress community.

 

Support WP Plugins A to Z


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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Interact with your Hosts

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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