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WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode #53 — Podcasting Plugins and More

  Popping your top ehThis episode brings to you some great plugins for podcasting and site motoring. We also review a great plugin for creating your own accordion menu system.

John’s & Marcus Rant: What to rant about?

Just some random chatting about Vegas and the marathon there and cheep beer while playing penny slots..

My thoughts on WordPress 3.3, ever notice when the creators of software are thinking they are making it better they actually bloat it right up. It seems WordPress is doing some of that, the  flyout menu annoyed me fast and I installed the plugin Expanded Admin Menus the only problem is that it does not persist across computers or browsers since it is java driven and does actually disable the menu. This gives the best of both worlds and is how WordPress should have done it. A new menu bar at the top in the admin area and the one on the front I liked better before was faster I thought that this new drop down. What does Automatic have someone there who has a hard-on for unnecessary flyouts and dropdown menus, including the new feature tour and WTF how come I can’t turn off the admin tool bar up top..

Shout Outs:

Jason at paidmembershipspro.com another membership plugin he brought to my attention reviewed below..

Manny with some great suggestions for upcoming plugins.

WordCamp Victoria 2012 happening on January 14 2012..

Check out @runnerskye 2012 YYJ Run for Cancer Calendar at https://www.yyjrunforcancer.com

Travis Smith

List of interesting sites that run on WordPress:

World of WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

In case you live under a rock WordPress 3.3 has dropped on Dec 12

List of Plugins:

—–Johns Plugins——-

Paid Memberships Pro

What they say:

Paid Memberships Pro is a WordPress Plugin and support community for membership site curators. PMPro’s rich feature set allows you to add a new revenue source to your new or current blog or website and is flexible enough to fit the needs of almost all online and offline businesses.

What we say:

Pretty easy to get setup one flaw I saw was in payment gateway they offer paypal express and pro but not standard seemed strange to me since many folks starting out do not pay for the extra paypal express or pro. This is a premium plugin where all the functionality of the plugin seems to be there but you cannot access the documentation without payment. A good model but I feel it should be disclosed in the description when you download it from the repository. I felt a little deceived on that front. I do like the way it functions it does have a simple check box when creating a post/page to define if the post is member only. All in all this is a pretty goo plugin except for the issues above.

Rating 4 Dragons

NY in VegasBlubrry PowerPress Podcasting plugin 2.0.4

What They Say:

Blubrry PowerPress brings the essential features for podcasting to WordPress. Developed by podcasters for podcasters, PowerPress offers full iTunes support, the Update iTunes Listing feature, web audio/video media players and more. PowerPress is designed as an upgrade to PodPress.

PowerPress is developed and maintained by Blubrry, a podcasting company and community providing tools and resources for podcasters to measure, monetize, publish and host podcasts. Although we’d like you to become a member of Blubrry, no membership is required to use this free open source podcasting plugin.

What We Say:

I have actually been using this plugin for over a year now and felt it was time I reviewed it again since there have been many changes to it and I was recently asked about podcasting plugins.

I still found this pretty easy to setup although it still take time to get it right. Make sure you know if you are going to do more than one type of podcast on the same site there are setting for that. also think though your setting for iTunes before setting them up changing them later can sometimes cause issue there. It also does video in case your planning that.. Make sure to get a Blubrry account so you can use their stats program.

Rating 4 Dragons ease of use but time to get setup.

podPress 8.8.10.12

What they Say:

podPress adds a lot of features designed to make WordPress the ideal platform for hosting a podcast.

podPress 8.8.10.12 includes a bug fix. You can read more about this version in the Changelog and pay attention to the Upgrade section.

Features:

  • Full featured and automatic feed generation (RSS2, iTunes and ATOM and XSPF playlist)
  • Podcast Download stats, with graphs.
  • View MP3 files ID3 tags when your Posting

…. more

What we say:

There where several other podcasting plugins but they seem to have been abandoned so I did this one again sine it was my original choice when I first started podcasting and what I taught in my classes.

I still found this one to be a bit more difficult on the setting up the one good thing i liked was control over how you player looks and where it appears. The one thing I did not like was the lack of control on a per post basis for iTunes and that there is no verification of the media when uploaded it simply pulls it from the directory you assigned in the settings. All in all not too bad just seems more work after install instead of less.

Rating 3 Dragons for extra work.

Harly heaven——Marcus Plugins———-

—ONE–

WordPress Sentinel
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-sentinel/

This plugin acts as a sentinel that watches over your core WordPress programs, as well as installed themes and plugins. It periodically checks things

WordPress Sentinel tracks all files in a WordPress installation (core, themes, plugins) and then periodically rechecks and notifies the administrator of any files that have changed in any way.
Most attacks against WordPress sites will install rogue code wherever they can – in new and existing files in the themes, plugins and even in the WordPress core files. This plugin is designed to tell the administrator exactly what files have been touched and when in order to make hack detection and recovery much easier.

Rating – 3 out of 5

–TWO–

WP DoNotTrack

WP DoNotTrack stops plugins and themes from adding 3rd party tracking code to your blog to protect your visitor’s privacy.

WP DoNotTrack stops plugins and themes from adding 3rd party tracking code to your blog to protect your visitor’s privacy. WP DoNotTrack uses (a slightly modified) version of jQuery AOP to catch and inspect elements that are about to be added to the DOM and renders these harmless if the black- or whitelist says so.
The current version is blacklist-based and stops tracking by media6degrees and quantserve. This can easily be changed in the javascript though. Future versions will include a WordPress admin-page to change these settings.

** This is an interesting model for a plugin, and one who’s overlying concept may one day become an issue in WordPress as a whole. At what point should we / can we be circumventing internal functionality of other plugins and/or scripts?

Rating 2 out of 5

–THREE–

Theme-Check

https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-check/
A simple and easy way to test your theme for all the latest WordPress standards and practices. The theme check plugin is an easy way to test your theme and make sure it’s up to spec with the latest theme review standards. With it, you can run all the same automated testing tools on your theme that WordPress.org uses for theme submissions.
The tests are run through a simple admin menu and all results are displayed at once. This is very handy for theme developers, or anybody looking to make sure that their theme supports the latest WordPress theme standards and practices.

**A great theme development tool! I used this to find issues with a hand-coded theme I was working on and it saved me hours of headaches.

Rating 4/5

–FOUR–

NY in VegasWP Accordion Slider
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-accordion-slider/

The WP Accordion Slider plugin allows you to upload images from your computer, which will then be used to generate a jQuery Accordion of the images. Custom titles and content from various sources can be shown. Content, excerpt, and content limits can all be used for posts and pages.
Each image can also be given a URL which, when the image is active in the slideshow, will be used as an anchor wrapper around the image, turning the image into a link to the URL you specified. Images can also be deleted via the plugins Administration page.
NOTICE: Currently in Beta.

This plugin also enables the use of shortcodes in widgets
Features:

  1. Set Auto Play (and thus, slide delay, whether to pause on hover, and auto restart delay)
  2. Create custom titles
  3. Set caption height, delay, and easing
  4. Create custom content for captions or capture content from the post’s or page’s content, content limit or excerpt.
  5. Set accordion navigation key. If set to true, users can use right/left arrows to navigate through the accordion slider.
  6. Custom set the div/ul ids as well as set the image/div sizes.
  7. Ability to Deactivate/Reactivate images/slides without deleting them
  8. Set Caption Background (white/black) transparency
  9. Cross browser tested (IE7+, FF 3.6+, Chrome 10+)

Download

Latest version: Download WP Accordion Slider v1.8b [zip]

Rating 4 out of 5

** I had some interaction with Travis Smith, the plugin’s author. He was really great about giving instant feedback. If you use this plugin, please thank Travis at @wp_smith

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Some Terms here for plugins: Nothing special this week..

Yes that is a hotel how strange ehIn closing here is what is coming in future podcasts:

An interview with Scott Cariss the creator of the File Monitor plugin coming soon, just as soon as I can connect with him.

scroll plugins or banner tickers

Commenting plugins

404 redirect plugins

Ad banners plugins

More Lazy Plugins

How to Contact Us:

John can be contacted at:

on my website @ https://www.johnoverall.com/ or you can follow me on Twitter @Ahkonsu or even like me on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/JohnOverallcom

Marcus can be contacted at:

Marcus Couch can be contacted at his website at marcuscouch.com, on twitter   @marcuscouch and on facebook at facebook.com/marcuscouch

Some of the music provided tonight is from Mevio’s Music Alley. Check it out at ‘music.mevio.com https://music.mevio.com

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode #52 — Membership Plugins and TOS Plugins

Alone with thoughtsWordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 52  Nov 30, 2011

Today’s show brings in some great membership plugins as well as a TOS plugin and a couple others that will make your WordPress website the envy of all your friends.

John’s & Marcus Rant: What to rant about?

making fun of spammers, seems I have been targeted by SEO spammers and others that think I need help ( well I might but not in that way) I figure if they can find me something must be happening otherwise how else do they manage to contact me.. lets take this most recent one and the first spam comment to get though in almost a year “by MarciaDale –https://www.johnoverall.com

The internet has become the world’s marketplace. You can do business all over the world. But you have to stand out from your competition. It’s all in the website, linking, keywords — all the tools of Search Engine Optimization. We know them. Let us show you how we can help you.”

My guess is it got though because they used my own domain as the one in the url box and damn they almost seem sincere….

stepping upShout Outs:

Adam @ Integrity Solutions his plugin theme scheduled themes.

Check out @runnerskye 2012 YYJ Run for Cancer Calendar at https://www.yyjrunforcancer.com

Something new list of interesting sites that run on WordPress:

Ministry of Transportation BC

World of WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

WordPress the most popular open source CMS for second year running

WordAds Opens Monetization to Free WordPress Blogs

WordPress.com launches WordAds to help you make money from your blog

https://elliottback.com/wp/why-my-wordpress-site-is-so-much-faster-than-yours/

List of Plugins:

—–Johns Plugins——-

Membership

What they Say:
Membership transforms your WordPress website into a fully functional membership site. Provide access to downloads, online content, videos, forums, support and more through flexible membership levels and options. Simple to use, flexible – this plugin will meet all of your membership site needs. Want to create a site like GigaOm, Izzy Video, PSD Tuts? Now you can do it, easy!

You can use Membership lite to create…

  • A WordPress membership site, offering resources, forums, downloads, videos, support and more… with two different levels of membership and complete customizations.
  • Multiple membership sites on a WordPress MultiSite install – so any user of your site can have their own membership site.

What we Say:
This one also has a premium version but in the case of that if I cannot get the free one to work properly I will not spend the money on premium. What I found is that it is pretty easy to get all set up instructions are pretty easy but I ran into one major glitch. Every time I tried to register it would lock up on the second page of registration requesting to select a subscription but unable to select it. Finally had to abandon it due to this issue.

Rating 3 Dragons due to issue around the registration page.

Free WP-Membership Plugin 1.1.8

What they say:

Protect your content with Levels. Levels can protect Posts, Pages and Categories. Levels are not sequential, they are more like groups. Currently the Payment gateways are non-functional due to stripping out the copy-protection during the open sourcing process. These will be restored over time, including: PayPal, Authorize.net and Google Checkout.

The primary repository for Free WP-Membership is at GitHub. The project home page is at Free WP-Membership.

What we say:

Oopppssss this one cause a fatal error on both my test sites so was unable to test it out…

Rating: Epic fail—- 1 Dragon

HotWP-Members 2.6.4

What they say:

WP-Members™ is a plugin to make your WordPress® blog a membership driven site. Perfect for newsletters, private blogs, premium content sites, and more! The plugin restricts selected WP content to be viewable by registered site members. Unlike other registration plugins and WordPress® itself, it puts the registration process inline with your content (and thus your branded theme) instead of the native WP login page. WP-Members™ works “out-of-the-box” with no modifications to your theme, but it is fully scalable for those that want to customize the look and feel, or want to restrict only some content. It is a great tool for sites offering premium content to subscribers, and is adaptable to a variety of applications.

What we say:

I like this one pretty easy to setup and also allow you to request additional info when they are registering. and it works much better than the first one I tried. just a few simple settings and you can block everything by default and ope up or open everything and block as needed. Plus they have some great documentation on their site at https://butlerblog.com/wp-members/

Rating 5 Dragonsfor easy use and actually working.

——Marcus Plugins———-

Twitter Lock

https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/twitterlock/

Download: https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/twitterlock.zip

Requires WordPress Version: 2.8 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.2.1

Last Updated: 2011-11-28 Downloads: 83

TwitterLock can easily lock up content, which will only be revealed when the user will follow you on twitter or Tweet using twitter

* Description

* Installation

* FAQ

* Screenshots

* Changelog

* Stats

TwitterLock can be used for locking content on a page or post.

Options for the plugin

1) Unlock Type – Here you can set whether you want users to Tweet and unlock the content or Follow you on twitter and then unlock the content 2) Tweet Message – This is the message which will be tweeted in user profile if you use the Tweet and Unlock content. 3) Twitter user ID to follow – This user id will be followed if you select Follow and Unlock the content 4) Locked Content Text – This content is displayed just above the Twitter button.

Author: Mohit Jawanjal

Rating – 3/5

Has a lot of potential for additional ways to grow your followers. This would really need to have some savvy persuasion skills, or a lot of good content that would support the means for a gateway.

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WordPress Quick Save

https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-quick-save/

Download: https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wordpress-quick-save.zip

Do you habitually press CTRL+S when writing? Do you fear missing posts? There’s help!

WordPress Quick Save adds a CTRL+S keyboard shortcut to trigger the Auto-save functionality in WordPress. If you find that you habitually hit CTRL+S while writing posts, this will stop those annoying popup save site windows from appearing.

No more having to stop and click save to ensure you don’t lose your recent edits. Keep in mind, this saves ONLY as an autosave.

This plugin should work with most versions of WordPress, but has not been tested in versions earlier than 2.9

Author: Aaron Harun

Requires WordPress Version: 2.9 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.3

Last Updated: 2011-11-27 Downloads: 122

Rating – 4/5

This is a simple plugin with basic functionality that just plain WORKS. For those who are continually paranoid about saving your work (as I am) then this is the plugin for you!

Shippng out

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Enable Image Scaling on Upload

https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/enable-image-scaling-option-on-upload/

Download: https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/enable-image-scaling-option-on-upload.0.1.zip

Requires WordPress Version: 3.3 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.3

Last Updated: 2011-11-26 Downloads: 131

This enables use and display of the image scaling option that comes with the new uploader introduced in WordPress 3.3.

WordPress’s new uploader, Plupload, comes with a an option to scale down images during upload. This plugin makes that option visible on the upload screen, leaving you to choose whether you want to scale on upload or not.

Rating – 3/5

Author: Drew Jaynes (https://www.werdswords.com/ )

Good start at adding some new functionality for the 3.3 upload feature. Plain and simple, this gives out of the box functionality to something that I assume will eventually be integrated as a stock feature in the new upload functions. But for now, this plugin does the job.

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Terms & Conditions

https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/member-terms-conditions/

Download: https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/member-terms-conditions.2.0.1.zip

This Plugin adds a Terms & Conditions agreement page the first time a user logs in and a welcome message for new members.

The WordPress Terms & Conditions plugin, pops up a Terms & Conditions agreement page the first time a user logs in. In addition the new users are presented with a nice fully customisable welcome message after they agree to your Terms to help them get started using your blog.

For WordPress installations setup with the multiple site option the Terms & Conditions will pop up the first time a user loges into there new site.

Features * Works for both New Blogs and New users.

* Customisable Open Source Terms of Use agreement.

* Customisable Open Source Privacy Policy.

* Customisable Welcome Message.

* Can be integrated into a mature blog.

* Support for both WordPress and WordPress MU.

* No changes need to be made to the Sign up process.

Requires WordPress Version: 2.0.2 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.2.1

Last Updated: 2011-11-26 Downloads: 303

Author: levi.putna

Rating 4/5

This is a great little plugin that covers your bases when laying down the ground rules for other users who may be adding content to a WordPress installation. It forces them to agree to your terms and conditions before allowing them back-end access.

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Some Terms here for plugins: Nothing special this week..

In closing here is what is coming in future podcasts:

An interview with Scott Cariss the creator of the File Monitor plugin coming soon, just as soon as I can connect with him.

Possible interview with Casey

podcasting plugins

More Lazy Plugins

How to Contact Us:

John can be contacted at:

on my website @ https://www.johnoverall.com/ or you can follow me on Twitter @Ahkonsu or even like me on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/JohnOverallcom

Marcus can be contacted at:

Marcus Couch can be contacted at his website at marcuscouch.com, on twitter   @marcuscouch and on facebook at facebook.com/marcuscouch

Some of the music provided tonight is from Mevio’s Music Alley. Check it out at ‘music.mevio.com https://music.mevio.com

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 51 — Website Portfolio Plugins Plus

On guard for teeWordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 51 — Website Portfolio Plugin plus

Today’s show brings in a couple of plugins that will help you make life simple on your WordPress website including but not limited to a portfolio plugin, theme management for special events.

John’s Rant: What to rant about?

What a wonderful thing life is since it always seems to provide whenever you need it to. This weeks rant was nicely supplied to me by an……Anal so-called self proclaimed web host reviewer located at hosting-reviews-exposed dot com (why no link well this person will receive enough links from me in my other post about his slanderous opinion of my service), since he has never used or even tried my service it cannot be rightfully called a review and most of his site is this way for full story listen in. As anyone who listens to my show knows I do not shy away from a bad review in fact I welcome them as they are a great way to grow. but what this guy does is slander business based solely on where they have chosen to do some promotions, and after digging into his site it all stems from a bad experience he had with the originating website. What this dink says about me https://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/firedragonhosting.html

Check out @runnerskye 2012 YYJ Run for Cancer Calendar at https://www.yyjrunforcancer.com

Shout Outs:
Hi Manny

World of WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

How to Increase the Maximum File Upload Size in WordPress

WordPress 3.3: The 11 Most Important New Features

Nexcess Announces New WordPress Hosting Platform

WP Engine Secures $1.2 Million in Series A Round of Financing Led By Silverton Partners

WordPress Founder: ‘Enterprise Software Sucks’

WordPress News at WordPress London 17 November 2011

Need a clinicList of Plugins:

—–Johns Plugins——-

WEBphysiology Portfolio:

What They Say:

The WEBphysiology Portfolio plugin was built to provide a clean, current look in situations where an expanded list-style or grid-style portfolio layout is appropriate. The plugin is implemented via a [shortcode] that supports the display of all, one-or-more or all less one-or-more portfolio types. More than one shortcode can be used on a given page, allowing for separating portfolio records between these instances.

The plugin utilizes a Custom Post Type as well as a Custom Taxonomy. It provides an Options page for specifying some customizable settings, like the number of entries to display per page. It also allows one to turn off the provided CSS in place of implementing their own and a lot more.

What We Say:

It uses custom post types helping to provide a cleaner look, it also places its own menu block. You can choose a grid or a list style layout, they have a pretty comprehensive instruction area on their website https://webphysiology.com/plugins/webphysiology-portfolio-plugin/ this make some of the more complex settings easier to understand and setup. I found it necessary to adjust the CSS for the plugin to fit into my site so beware of that issue. Found it a bit of a pain to adjust using a Studio Press theme.

Rating:
3 Dragons due to the issues surrounding setup almost gave it a 2

wp-propagator

What They Say:

wp-propagator will keep track of what plugins are installed and will copy and activate them to a number of other WordPress installs.

It is useful for when you have a set of separated WordPress installs which you want to keep synchronized in terms of plugins.

It does not require XML-RPC enabled or FTP support since the requests are done via HTTP POST requests.

What We Say:

Well its a great idea in theory but I was unable to make it work and there was no documentation on this plugin so it spins down the drain.

Rating:

1 Dragon for being so poorly done.

Christmas is comingWP Scheduled Themes

What They Say:

This plugin allows a wordpress administrator to schedule a different theme to display on the website for holidays or special events for all visitors.

The theme will be overridden on the live site for all people who visit the site. Great for setting a Christmas theme!

What We Say:

Very cool very simple and actually works not too much else to say here, you simply upload additional themes, choose theme choose dates to run and it auto switches on those dates.

Rating:
5 Dragons for it simplicity in everything.

Thar she blowsTop Commentators Widget:

What They Say:

The Top Commentators Widget a sidebar widget to show the top commentators in your WP site. Adapted from Show Top Commentators plugin at Personal Financial Advice, this widget is easier to manage via the control form (no need to edit the PHP file); additional options are also available to make it more flexible. Read the FAQ section on how to customize the widget. Read the Changelog as well as https://webgrrrl.net/tags/tcw for the latest news on this widget.

What We Say:

Just a great simple plugin that make promoting your best commentators on your webpage. Simple install then add the widget and a couple simple configurations and your off.

Rating:
5 Dragons so simple it just works.

——Marcus Plugins———-

On vacation

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Some Terms here for plugins:
Nothing special this week..

In closing here is what is coming in future podcasts:

An interview with Scott Cariss the creator of the File Monitor plugin coming soon, just as soon as I can connect with him.

Possible interview with Casey

Membership Plugins

More Lazy Plugins

How to Contact Us:

John can be contacted at:

on my website @ https://www.johnoverall.com/ or you can follow me on Twitter @Ahkonsu or even like me on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/JohnOverallcom

How to Contact Marcus:

Marcus Couch can be contacted at his website at marcuscouch.com, on twitter   @marcuscouch and on facebook at facebook.com/marcuscouch

Some of the music provided tonight from Mevio’s Music Alley. Check it out at ‘music.mevio.com https://music.mevio.com

 

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode #50 — Simple and Easy Plugins

Dancing ProudWordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 50 Tuesday November 16, 2011.

More great lazy plugins that will help you make life simple on your WordPress website and even a premium plugin review.

John’s & Marcus Rant: What to rant about?
Announcing the launch of a great new website, www.TourGuideSearch.com a great new place to list and find listing for a tour guide in your area or where you might be heading to.

Mercury is going retro grade yahoo (insert sarcasm here)

This Crazy SOPA thing in the US which can affect many folks across the globe https://thenextweb.com/insider/2011/11/16/sopa-is-an-easy-no-these-idiots-are-coming-for-your-internet/ since unfortunately the US actually controls the Internet as we know it.

Shout Outs: Yup a couple
One for Manny thanks again

Something new list of interesting sites that run on WordPress:
None discovered this week.

World of WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:
WordPress Timthumb Attacks Rising

WordPress 3.3 Beta 3 Available or maybe by showtime full release..

11 Top WordPress Tips From The WPMU Team

List of Plugins:

—–Johns Plugins——-

CBPress Plugin

Recently updated it is a preimum plugin

What they say:
From the creators of the popular Clickbank Marketplace analytical and search tool, CBengine, comes CBpress. The most robust and flexible ClickBank and affiliate product management Wordress plugin currently out there.

Current affiliate management plugins require you to MANUALLY enter ClickBank products one by one. CBPRESS allows you to import the ENTIRE ClickBank Marketplace into your WordPress blog in seconds and then manage which ClickBank categories and products you want. The options are MANY.

Push-Button Marketplace Updates

Update your CBpress Marketplace every couple hours or once a  week. The control is in YOUR HANDS. Simply press the import button and in seconds your WordPress ClickBank marketplace will be automatically updated.

What We Say:

I found it easy to install on product listing page have the ability to display more that 10 at a time never mind found the setting in the setting menu, but it does not randomize them on display it need the ability to randomize the listing on the site when choosing to display more that your list number. Also it need a bit clearer instructions on downloading the initial data base for the system.

Rating:
3 Dragons due to time needed to get it setup

iRobots.txt SEO

What They Say:
iRobots.txt SEO (IRSEO) is a fully customizable robots.txt virtual file generator. IRSEO creates a highly optimized and secure robots.txt file straight out of the box. Users may choose to enable or disable specific user agents, directories or files using intuitive options all of which include detailed instructions.

The robots.txt file is a text file located in the root directory of a website. It’s purpose is to direct user-agents (AKA bots) away from or towards specific files or directories. Inhibiting a bot from indexing specific pages will ensure your website remains keyword optimized and all indexed pages are relevant to your potential customers.

IRSEO also inhibits several WordPress system directories and files by default. Doing this ensures that the search bots do not include security sensitive pages within search results. For example, searching for “inurl:wp-content name size description” in Google will produce a list of sites with indexed and open content directories.

What We Say:
This is a pretty easy plugin to use you can do as little or as much configuration as you desire. This plugin insures that you have that all important robot.txt file on your site without the hassle of writing a text file and uploading it and double checking you have blocked all the proper directories.

Rating:4 Dragons for ease of use.

The old barnGravity Forms Subscriptions Add-On

What They Say:
This plugin requires the Gravity Forms plugin. Don’t use Gravity Forms? Buy the pluginand then use this plugin!

Gravity Forms has great PayPal support built in, but…

There’s no way to switch between subscriptions and one-time payments in the same form, or modify the subscription frequency. That’s what this add-on does: it adds two buttons to the Gravity Forms form editor that add a drop-down menu or radio button selection with subscription options.

You can use the presets or enter your own subscription frequency options. You can define options such as:

  • One-Time (non-subscription)
  • Once Daily
  • Once Weekly
  • Once a Month
  • Once Every 6 Months
  • Once Yearly
  • etc.

What we say:
This is a pretty simple plugin to use and make adding subscriptions using gravity forms easy to do.

Rating:4 Dragons for ease of use

Some Terms here for plugins: Nothing special this week..

Nothing this week

In closing here is what is coming in future podcasts:

An interview with Scott Cariss the creator of the File Monitor plugin coming soon, just as soon as I can connect with him.

Possible interview with Casey

Membership Plugins

WEBphysiology Portfolio

More Lazy Plugins

How to Contact Me:
John can be contacted at:
on my website @ https://www.johnoverall.com/ or you can follow me on Twitter @Ahkonsu or even like me on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/JohnOverallcom

How to Contact Marcus:
Marcus Couch can be contacted at his website at marcuscouch.com, on twitter   @marcuscouch and on facebook at facebook.com/marcuscouch

Some of the music provided tonight from Mevio’s Music Alley. Check it out at ‘music.mevio.com https://music.mevio.com