It's Episode 316 and we've got plugins for Customer Reviews, Cron Management, Weather, Editing the TinyMCE Editor, Push Notifications and a new Chatbot exclusively for WooCommerce. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #316 Customer Reviews, Cron Management

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It's Episode 316 and we've got plugins for Customer Reviews, Cron Management, Weather, Editing the TinyMCE Editor, Push Notifications and a new Chatbot exclusively for WooCommerce. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 316 and we’ve got plugins for Customer Reviews, Cron Management, Weather, Editing the TinyMCE Editor, Push Notifications and a new Chatbot exclusively for WooCommerce. 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.

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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!

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Having a review done 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 are great benefits to being reviewed by WP Plugins A to Z. Submit Your Plugin Here.

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We have a new contest starting today and running Until July 4th. With the generous donation from James Cantoni from https://VCSplitter.com who you can here the interview here he has generously donated a Lifetime Pro License for the plugin VC Splitter which was reviewed in Episode 310.

Enter the contest here all that is needed is your email and if you share it out you can get extra entries into the contest.

Also there is a discount for WP Plugins A to Z listeners for the VC Splitter you can save 30% by using the coupon code ATOZ30

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WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

AJ Morris Acquires iThemes Exchange
https://wptavern.com/aj-morris-acquires-ithemes-exchange

AJ Morris Acquires iThemes Exchange

https://wptavern.com/aj-morris-acquires-ithemes-exchangeIn 2013, iThemes released Exchange, an e-commerce platform that aimed to make selling online as simple as possible. Today, the company announced that AJ Morris, Product Manager at Liquid Web, has taken over the project. Read original article here…. wptavern.com

 

 

 

 

WooCommerce Drops 50% Renewal Discount on Subscriptions — Seems a new market could be opening up here..
https://wptavern.com/woocommerce-drops-50-renewal-discount-on-subscriptions

WooCommerce Drops 50% Renewal Discount on Subscriptions

https://wptavern.com/woocommerce-drops-50-renewal-discount-on-subscriptionsCustomers who purchased extensions from WooCommerce.com are discovering that the renewal discount of 50% has been removed. Instead, they are now paying full-price.

The WooCommerce blog and the official Twitter account do not mention anything about the price increase.

We contacted Automattic and asked if the discount was removed and if customers received prior notice of the price increase. Todd Wilkens, head of WooCommerce, provided the Tavern with the following statement: Read original article here…. wptavern.com

Hackers Are Using Automated Scans to Target Unfinished WordPress Installs
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-are-using-automated-scans-to-target-unfinished-wordpress-installs/

Hackers Are Using Automated Scans to Target Unfinished WordPress Installs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-are-using-automated-scans-to-target-unfinished-wordpress-installs/Experts from security firm Wordfence say they have observed a wave of web attacks that took aim at unfinished WordPress installations.

These are sites where a user had uploaded the WordPress CMS, started but never finished the installation process.

These sites remained open to external connections, and anyone could have accessed their install panel and complete the installation on behalf of the user. Read original article here…. bleepingcomputer.com

 

John’s Rant: What to rant about?

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

Advanced Cron Manager – debug & control

Freemium plugin now pro version 39.90 euros
Submitted by Jakub Mikita
https://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-cron-manager/
No data found for this plugin!
The Lowdown:
This plugin was first reviewed by Marcus in Episode 161 back in Feb 2014, http://wppluginsatoz.com/google-authorship-background-galleries-chron-job-editing-special-guest-garth-koyle-event-espresso/ and has been brought back to our attention by the developer. So what does it do.

You can use it to monitor your cron jobs and even create new ones. You can use it to manually fire cron jobs individually or in bulk. The pro version can help you determine issues with your crons and discover if they are impacting your sites performance which does happen. It looks to give you some great control over cron jobs and after the rebuild I will report back with how it works.

Rating 4 Dragons.

OneSignal Sender

3rd party service currently free
Sent in by Marc bou sleiman
https://wordpress.org/plugins/onesignal-sender/

Version:1.1
Requires:3.8.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8
Released:10 July 2017
Downloads:169
Last Updated:26 July 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This is a push notification sender that is a bit easier to sen out the notifications. It allows you to send the notifications from the back-end of your WordPress websites vs. the other guys who you have to go to their platform and send the notification. If you use or have been thinking of using push notifications this might be one to try out.

Rating 3 Dragons

Weather Atlas Widget

Sent in by Alexa D.
https://wordpress.org/plugins/weather-atlas/

Version:1.0
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8
Released:17 June 2017
Downloads:193
Last Updated:17 June 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This is a simple weather widget that seems to have most cities you might be looking for you can use single city in a widget or place multiple cities in a post using the short codes. The graphics are nice and modern and you can adjust and change the background colour and text to suit your website theme.

Rating 4 Dragons

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

5 Star Google Reviews

https://wordpress.org/plugins/5-star-google-reviews/

Version:0.4
Requires:3.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8
Released:14 July 2017
Downloads:63
Last Updated:14 July 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

This lightweight plugin will display a review form on your website. If the user leaves a 5 star review they will be forwarded to your google business, facebook or yelp page. Any reviews with 4 stars or less will be shown an apology page from you.

Perfect to get feedback from customers without complaints going straight to your google business, facebook or yelp pages.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Manage Tiny MCE Editor

https://wordpress.org/plugins/manage-tinymce-editor/

Version:1.0.0
Requires:4.8 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8
Released:13 July 2017
Downloads:45
Last Updated:13 July 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

WordPress Manage TinyMCE Editor allows you to add buttons to WordPress TinyMCE editor.
Using the plugin you will be able to add the following buttons to the default WordPress visual editor:

Cut
Copy
Paste
Source code
Font family selector
Font size selector
Style selector
Background color
Empty document
Superscript
Subscript

Rating: 4 out of 5

WooWBot WooCommerce Chatbot

https://wordpress.org/plugins/woowbot-woocommerce-chatbot/

Version:1.0.0
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.0
Released:12 July 2017
Downloads:58
Last Updated:13 July 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

WooWBot is a stand alone WooCommerce Chatbot with zero configuration or bot training required. This plug and play chatbot also does not require any 3rd party service integration like Facebook. This chat bot helps shoppers find the products they are looking for easily and increase store sales!

WooWBot is first of its kind chatbot shop assistant for WooCommerce. This is a noble approach to persuade buyers to order from your woocommerce website.

When activated, WooWBot sits there floating at the right bottom corner of website and offers users to find the right product through a chat conversation based search like a live assistant.

WooWBot is not dependent on Facebook or any other 3rd party services. There is zero configuration or training required. WooWBot is a completely stand alone chatbot for woocommerce.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: Advanced Cron Manager – debug & control – 4, OneSignal Sender – 3, Weather Atlas Widget – 4

Marcus’ Plugins: 5 Star Google Reviews – 4, Manage Tiny MCE – 4, WooWBot WooCommerce Chatbot – 4

Commercial / Promotions:

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