It's Episode 340 and we've got plugins for Content Masking, Salt Keys, Event Ticket Management, Spacing for Gutenberg, Image Optimization and Gutenberg Portfolios. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A to Z Episode 340 Content Masking, Salt Keys

It's Episode 340 and we've got plugins for Content Masking, Salt Keys, Event Ticket Management, Spacing for Gutenberg, Image Optimization and Gutenberg Portfolios. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 340 and we’ve got plugins for Content Masking, Salt Keys, Event Ticket Management, Spacing for Gutenberg, Image Optimization and Gutenberg Portfolios. 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

WP Reset Keys and Salts

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-reset-keys-and-salts/

Version:
Requires: or higher
Compatible up to:
Released:01 January 1970
Downloads:
Last Updated:01 January 1970
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This is a simple plguin for those of you who might not be comfortable or know how to edit your wp_config file. In case you dis not know WordPress uses SALT keys to increase the encryption of your password and other sensitive areas of your site. The keys should be updated from time to time and the normal way is to edit the wp_config file. The plugin eliminates that problem though the use of a single click sime and easy and you update your security.
Rating 5 Dragons

Marcus

Ultimate Image Optimization Helpers

https://wordpress.org/plugins/ultimate-image-optimization-helpers/

Version:0.2.10
Requires:3.8 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.8
Released:06 January 2018
Downloads:727
Last Updated:15 January 2018
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The most integrated, flexible and efficient solution available to reduce image file sizes and improve SEO & performance while preserving/improving image quality.
Use this plugin if you’re tired of loosing image quality every time WordPress generates alternative image sizes and disappointed in all these image optimization plugins that do a great job at compressing but nothing about the quality loss…
REQUIRES -> PHP 5.6 OR GREATER + ImageMagick 2.2.0 OR GREATER (https://wordpress.org/plugins/imagemagick-engine/)

FEATURES:
Dashboard -> Settings -> Media

  • Adjust the image compression rate.
  • Apply a light blur/sharpening filter to compensate for the quality loss occurring when WordPress resizes images.
  • Set the image interlace scheme (progressive|interlaced|preserve original)
  • Optimize of the original images.
  • Remove the meta/exif data to reduce image file size (orientation exif data is preserved)
  • List of all image sizes added by the current theme and plugins.
  • Convert non-transparent PNG images to JPEG.

Dashboard -> Media

  • Adds a new “Optimization” column to the media upload page
  • Provides information about the image sizes and optimization applied

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Our next couple plugins for you are

John

Gutenberg Spacer Block Gutenberg by GutenKit

https://wordpress.org/plugins/spacer-block-gutenberg/

Version:1.2.2
Requires:4.7 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.8
Released:05 January 2018
Downloads:1549
Last Updated:02 May 2018
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
Another Gutenberg plugin this one is a simple one allowing you to add spacer blocks to seperate out your new Gutenberg blocks. This is a part of a larger set of guten berg plugins from GutenKit https://gutenkit.com/?utm_medium=gutenkit-spacer&utm_source=wordpressorg&utm_campaign=readme&utm_content=gutenkit
Rating 3 Dragons

Marcus

Tickera – WordPress Event Ticketing

https://wordpress.org/plugins/tickera-event-ticketing-system/

Version:3.2.9.6
Requires:4.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.8
Released:24 November 2014
Downloads:109717
Last Updated:18 September 2018
Ratings:
4.5
(4.5 star out of 5)

If you want to sell tickets on your site and deliver them to your buyers digitally, Tickera is exactly what you need. When you use the Tickera plugin to sell and send tickets, you are essentially setting up your own hosted solution wherein you control the profits with no requirement to send a cut to a third party. Tickera allows you to check in attendees easily by using a simple iPhone and Android mobile applications as well as Barcode readers or even our powerful premium platform-independent Chrome Desktop application to speed up the whole check-in process.
Rating: 5 out of 5

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Our last couple plugins today are:

John

Gutenberg Portfolio Block by GutenKit

https://wordpress.org/plugins/portfolio-block-gutenberg/

Version:1.0.0
Requires:4.7 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.8
Released:28 December 2017
Downloads:659
Last Updated:02 May 2018
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

This is another gutenberg Block and this one is so you can add a portfolio block to your posts.
Rating 3 Dragons

Marcus

Content Mask

https://wordpress.org/plugins/content-mask/

Version:1.5.1
Requires:4.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.8
Released:04 January 2018
Downloads:1470
Last Updated:14 August 2018
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

This plugin allows you to embed content on a URL similar to using a Domain Forwarder with Domain Masking. With a simple UI, you can embed or full-page iframe content on any Page, Post, or Custom Post Type’s permalink, or you can 301 redirect to it if you’re not allowed to embed or download the content.
Rating: 5 out of 5

Closing out this Episode The Plugins we covered where:

John’s Plugins: WP Reset Keys and Salts – 5, Gutenberg Spacer Block – 3, Gutenberg Portfolio – 3

Marcus’ Plugins: Ultimate Image Optimization Helpers – 4, Tickera – 5, Content Mask – 5

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This plugin has changed allot over the past 6 years and it time to showcase some of the improvements they have made as well as how to get it fully set up or in my case make use of the updates that have been ignored.

Training Video for PowerPress Podcasting plugin

This plugin has changed allot over the past 6 years and it time to showcase some of the improvements they have made as well as how to get it fully set up or in my case make use of the updates that have been ignored. PowerPress Podcasting plugin by Blubrry

https://wordpress.org/plugins/powerpress/

The Lowdown:

This plugin was first reviewed in Episode 53 on Dec 15, 2011 here https://wppluginsatoz.com/wordpress-plugins-from-a-to-z-episode-53-podcasting-plugins-and-more/ so its time to re-review it and create a training  video about it which can be found here.

This plugin has changed allot over the past 6 years and it time to showcase some of the improvements they have made as well as how to get it fully set up or in my case make use of the updates that have been ignored.

Especially with the advance of now having Google play as a place to showcase your podcast. If you are a podcaster and looking to switch they even have a migration tool available. If your new to podcasting use this plugin as it provides everything you need. If you like me have been using this awhile and simply been doing the updates over time. Then you need to review all the settings on it.

All in all this plugin provides a great experience for both you and your listeners when visiting your website. Plus they make it easy to showcase your podcast inn Google Play and iTunes.

This is a great plugin that will encourage your site visitors to subscribe to the comments on a post. This will help keep them coming back to your site. They can also subscribe without even leaving a comment.

Training Video for Subscribe To Comments Reloaded Plugin

Subscribe To Comments Reloaded

By reedyseth, camu

https://wordpress.org/plugins/subscribe-to-comments-reloaded/

Version:180225
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.5-alpha
Released:30 September 2010
Downloads:549756
Last Updated:26 February 2018
Ratings:
4.6
(4.6 star out of 5)

This plugin was reviewed in Episode 68 https://wppluginsatoz.com/comment-and-permalink-helpers-multiple-feature-images-social-timeline-and-genesis-all-on-wordpress-plugins-from-a-to-z-episode-68/

Re-reviewed in Episode 318 of the WP Plugins A to Z Podcast

This is a great plugin that will encourage your site visitors to subscribe to the comments on a post. This will help keep them coming back to your site. They can also subscribe without even leaving a comment. I have been using this plugin for quite a while now since 2012 when it was reviewed. This is a great plugin that will encourage your site visitors to subscribe to the comments on a post. This will help keep them coming back to your site. They can also subscribe without even leaving a comment. Using this plugin you can track the subscribers to your site as well as send notifications to them of new comments. They can also unsubscribe as well as manage their subscriptions to multiple posts.

Rating 4 Dragons

 

 

If you would like to have a booking calendar on your site without the need for using a third party service give this plugin a try it pretty easy to set up and this video help get it clear on what you need to get the plugin working at its best for you.

Easy Appointments WordPress Plugin Training Video

If you would like to have a booking calendar on your site without the need for using a third party service give this plugin a try it pretty easy to set up and this video help get it clear on what you need to get the plugin working at its best for you. Easy Appointments WordPress Plugin

By Nikola Loncar

This plugin was reviewed in Episode 263 WP Plugins A to Z https://wppluginsatoz.com/wordpress-plugins-263/

If you would like to have a booking calendar on your site without the need for using a third party service give this plugin a try it pretty easy to set up and this video help get it clear on what you need to get the plugin working at its best for you.

Shortcode to place the form on your site

Single column

[ea_bootstrap]

Multiple column

[ea_bootstrap width=”800px” scroll_off=”true” layout_cols=”2″]  <<< be sure to adjust the widths to fit your theme..

 

You will also want to set a cron job to keep it clean

wget -q -O – <STIE_URL>/?_ea-action=clear_reservations > /dev/null 2>&1