WordPress Plugins A to Z Episode 330 Image Galleries, Customer Rewards, Push Notification, Halloween

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It's Episode 330 and we've got plugins for Image Galleries, Customer Rewards, Push Notification, Halloween, Day of the Week Content, and Custom Admin News Feeds. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 330 and we’ve got plugins for Image Galleries, Customer Rewards, Push Notification, Halloween, Day of the Week Content, and Custom Admin News Feeds. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Today we are reviewing our usual allotment of six great plugins.

John

FooGallery – Image Gallery WordPress Plugin

https://wordpress.org/plugins/foogallery/

Version:1.4.8
Requires:3.9 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.1
Released:10 July 2014
Downloads:668654
Last Updated:21 November 2017
Ratings:
4.5
(4.5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This is a gallery plugin to create image galleries that you can then display on a page with a short code. This is a simple gallery creator that lets you create multiple galleries and then pack them into albums if you like. When creating the gallery you can easily select multiple images you have uploaded to your media library. The you can rearrange them for best order of presentation. It will even create retina ready thumbnails for you. galleries are responsive and with the foobox lightbox youo have a very clean display.

You can adjust the thumbnail size and pull the info automatically for title and description from the image to display as captions.

Rating 5 Dragons

Marcus

Admin Dashboard RSS Feed

https://wordpress.org/plugins/admin-dashboard-rss-feed/

Version:1.1
Requires:4.7.5 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.1
Released:27 October 2017
Downloads:90
Last Updated:17 November 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

If you’re you a web design company looking to broadcast your company’s latest news in your client’s Admin Dashboard? This plugin helps to show your latest news in the WordPress Admin Dashboard via an RSS feed. Short and sweet. Easy to set up and valuable for what it does. This plugin is very simple to install and configure. After successful install and activation. just provide this info and you are set:
Your company name:
Your company logo:
Your website:
Your company RSS feed URL:
Set the number of items to show:

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Our next couple plugins for you are

John

Push Notification Sender for WP

https://wordpress.org/plugins/push-notification-sender/

Version:1.0.0
Requires:3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.8
Released:30 August 2017
Downloads:127
Last Updated:30 August 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
If your looking to have push notifications sent from your site and don’t want a third party service this is a plugin you might consider.

The setup will take some work but it may be worth it if you need the push notifications. for apple it is a bbit of a process you may want to read this https://medium.com/@ankushaggarwal/generate-apns-certificate-for-ios-push-notifications-85e4a917d522 For Google Android it is on the api console.

Launch push notification to all iOS and Android devices automatically when an Add/Edit a Post/Page and even when a new comment is added to any post. No any third party software integration required. You can also send a custom push notification to any individual registered member.
Key Features
Supports following methods
Apple Push Notification service (APNs)
Google Cloud Messaging (GCM)
Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM)
This plugin have options to:
Launch push notification to WordPress users separately.
Launch push notification to users when a new page/post is published or when new comment is added to the post (administrator user)

Rating 3 Dragons

Marcus

DayOfWeek Widget

https://wordpress.org/plugins/day-of-week/

Version:1.1.1
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.1
Released:26 October 2017
Downloads:90
Last Updated:15 November 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

This plugin provides an easy, lightweight way to show different content based on the day of the week. So if you want to have unique content or items based on what day it is, this is for you. You don’t have to have new content for every day. You can leave a day empty and it will just skip it.
This is shortcode based and you enter in your text in the back end of the plugin. This is great for promoting weekly specials as well.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Our last couple plugins today are:

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Halloween Box

https://wordpress.org/plugins/halloween-box/

Version:20171018
Requires:4.6 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.4
Released:23 October 2017
Downloads:96
Last Updated:23 October 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown
This is a simple CSS change for your sites pages and posts content box and is not fully compatible with a site builder such as enfolds. But is does make a change to allow for a Halloween motif on your site and lets you do some simple Halloween decorations to your site with no effort.

Rating 3 Dragons

Marcus

WooRewards

https://wordpress.org/plugins/woorewards/

Version:1.2.2
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.1
Released:24 October 2017
Downloads:138
Last Updated:14 November 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

One of the most efficient ways to develop customer loyalty is to have a Reward System within your online store. Your customers receive rewards and discounts when buying on your website.
With the WooRewards plugin, you simply define the number of points received on purchases, the number of points needed to get a gift coupon and you’re done. Your customers will receive an email with all the info needed to use their coupon, such as the coupon code, its value and its validity period. Customers can login and check on their point balance and coupons at any time. There is a standard and pro version ($50). My suggestion is that if you’re going to implement something like this, you want the pro version, as you want to enable all the bells and whistles that you can.

STANDARD VERSION
Point System Settings
Coupon Settings
Automatic coupon generation
Configurable emails
Points and coupons visualization

PRO VERSION
Points management
Points history
Customizable reminder system
Advanced cart

Rating: 5 out of 5

Closing out this Episode The Plugins we covered where:

John’s Plugins: FooGallery – Image Gallery WordPress Plugin – 5, Push Notification Sender for WP – 3, Halloween Box -3

Marcus’ Plugins: Admin Dashboard RSS Feed – 5, DayOfWeek Widget – 4, WooRewards – 5

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