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Email and Sales Stats in the Dashboard, SEO Tips, New Category Widgets, Front End Editing

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 152

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 152It’s episode 152 and we’ve got plugins for Email and Sales Stats in the Dashboard, SEO Tips, New Category Widgets, Front End Editing and a new reboot to the old default category widget. All coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**


eCommerce Dashboard 1.0.4

The Lowdown:

This plugin is for WooCommerce and is a quick way to see your sales stats while it is limited and only shows daily, weekly and monthly sales totals it does not do much else. It is accessible from outside after you set a password all in all a nice quick way to check your sales.

Rating 3 Dragons



SEO Advicer by 1.4.1

The Lowdown:

Well this plugin is simply full of tips that appear in the top of your admin area every time you hit a page in the admin. And while they are good tips they are just random tips and not a check to see what your site might need.

Rating 2 Dragons


Woocommerce Email Report 1.1

The Lowdown:

This is a nice add on if you have woocommerce to get daily reports on your sales. It is simple and straightforward in that you just add a email and a time frequency and every day you get a report.

Rating 3 Dragons


**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**




Requires: 3.7 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.7.1

Last Updated: 2013-12-11

Downloads: 217


Edit your website directly in the frontend. Modify content, titles and excerpts just by starting to type. Press save and the changes are public.


Images can be inserted directly from your computer. Choosen an image, and while you resize or crop it, it will be uploaded to the server automatically. One click and the image is inserted on your page.


Rating: 4 out of 5


NS Category Widget


Requires: 3.5.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.7.1

Last Updated: 2013-12-10

Downloads: 36


A plugin to add widget listing categories, extending the default WordPress category widget. Are you frustrated by the lack of customization options in default Category widget in WordPress? Then this plugin is for you. Works similarly but with several customization options.


Rating: 5 out of 5



Endless Posts Navigation


Requires: 3.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.2

Last Updated: 2013-12-10

Downloads: 72


It automatically sense the post type where it is implemented and provide the endless navigation from the same taxonomy/category. You don’t need to worry about its order. It automatically manage alphabetical order for next and previous navigation. I tried infinite scroll with success previously, but it stopped working for me shortly after 3.7.1. This one worked fine, even in 3.8.


Rating: 4 out of 5 (-1 for having to edit code)




**Rambling Last Words and Plugin Wrapup

It’s been a great year for WordPress and a Great year for the show! We look forward to continuing in 2014 and beyond! Like a majority of our listeners, WordPress is a part of our lives and the way we make our living. It’s great to have such an outstanding community to turn to every week.


John:  eCommerce Dashboard – 3, SEO Advicer – 2, Woocommerce Email Report – 3

Marcus: DirectEdit – 4, NS Category Widget – 5, Endless Posts Navigation – 4



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