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WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 145

It's episode 145 and we've got plugins for Image Optimization, YouTube, WP Error Fixes, Image Handlers and a way to give your site viewers the Golden Ticket! All coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s episode 145 and we’ve got plugins for Image Optimization, YouTube, WP Error Fixes, Image Handlers and a way to give your site viewers the Golden Ticket! All coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

EWWW Image Optimizer 1.7.1

The Lowdown:

This plugin will optimize your image as you upload them and it will also optimize any that are already there it works very nicely. Simply drop it in activate then go into menu item under media and update all your previous images.. may take a while.. all in all a pretty nice way to optimize those images you have forgotten about or uploaded before it was a concern to your site speed.

Rating 5 Dragons


YouTube Play Icon 1.0

The Lowdown:

Well this plugin was reccomended to me by the creatore Kellon Mace who you can find on twitter at this is a just released plugin that is simple and add a little pizzaz to your site. Whenever you have a YouTube video embedded on your site this plugin adds a play icon to the browser favicon whenever the video is playing and dropped it whenever it is not playing.  It has a couple of options to also display a pause icon and to disable it on pages, posts and other areas of the site. All in all a pretty nice little addition to your site.

Rating 4 Dragons.


WP Error Fix 1.3

The Lowdown:

now in the interest of helping out this looks to be a great plugin not only for users but for developers. This plugin can help make the task of reading your error log easy and allow you to see the errors while it promises solutions it may not have them all for you I do like the way it displays the log and some stats and amkes it easy to read the log no longer do you have to ftp in and download it to read it. I have it running on a site I have some errors on to see if it can give me some solutions will report back on until then this gets a rating of

Rating 4 Dragons


**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

Golden Ticket

Requires: 3.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.6.1

Last Updated: 2013-11-5

Downloads: 55

Golden Ticket is a WordPress plugin which encourages user interaction on your website. When used properly, Golden Ticket will increase your page views, time on site, interaction, and conversions.

The theory is simple, you hide these tickets randomly throughout your content. After something triggers the ticket (this something is user definable, such as a timed delay), your ticket slides into view, revealing a bonus for your reader thanking them for reading your content. This is a great way to reward those visitors who actually stay and read your content. By setting a user interaction trigger to show the ticket you’re almost guaranteed to target a user who is interested in reading your content.

Rating 4 out of 5



Original Image Handler

Requires: 3.6 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.6.1

Last Updated: 2013-11-3

Downloads: 68

This plugin let’s you upload images to the gallery. It will resize to big images and remove the original by default. It will also convert BMP files to JPEG file formats to save disk space.

You can configure the settings under “Media -> Image handler”. Here you can set the default values for the resizing and converting to BMP. On the media upload page you can select if the original needs to be resized or not, this will temporarily override the default setting. This is the long description. No limit, and you can use Markdown (as well as in the following sections).

Rating: 5 out of 5

Local Business Microdata Widget

Requires: 2.8.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.7.1

Last Updated: 2013-11-6

Downloads: 96

This is a simple widget you can use to display business contact information in a sidebar on your website. This contact information includes the microdata markup of the LocalBusiness type. (

Available Fields (all optional):

– Business Name

– Text Description

– Phone Number

– Fax Number

– Physical Street Address, City, State/Region, Postalcode and Country

– Text/HTML After Address

– Latitude and Longitude Coordinates

– Business Contact Email Address

– Business Website URL

– Business Hours (2 sets)

– Text/HTML Before

– Text/HTML After

Demo You can see this widget in action at

Rating: 3 out of 5


**Rambling Last Words and Plugin Wrapup

John:  EWWW Image Optimizer – 5,  YouTube Play Icon – 4, WP Error Fix – 4

Marcus: Golden Ticket – 4, Original Image Handler – 5, Business Microdata – 3



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