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Today I have 5 great plugins for you.
To start off I have a couple plugins that I have yet to use but thought you might want to know they exist. Keep in mind the ratings are based off the descriptions on their site and using their demo if available.
Sent in by Vaishali Soni
What they say:
Events in City is free for all and a lightweight plugin to add to your WordPress site.
Whether you’re an event organizer or a city discovery website, this plugin will be helpful to you.
Official plugin for the largest event directory: Allevents.in
Engage your site visitors by displaying the latest events right onto your website.
Simply select the height and width. Even if your site is specialized in nature, you can select the category.
It’s as easy as it can get.
City Plugin: Events by city:
Let your viewers discover every event happening in your city. With our city plugin, display events from the largest event directory and for once, don’t leave them wanting more because you will have everything already!
All the features are free to use for all users.
- Events sorted by city
- Simple shortcode
- Events sourced from the world’s largest event directory: Allevents.in, displaying events in 30k cities.
- Viewers can book tickets right through the plugin on your website
- Responsive design
- Customizable design
- Easy to manage
- Viewers won’t be redirected to our page, rather all the operations will take place on your website itself
Organizer plugin: Events by organizer:
Display all your events at one place and your attendees will know when you’re having the next event scheduled with the help of this amazing plugin that compiles all your events at one place.
- Let viewers follow you instead of you following them
- Follow on AllEvents button in the plugin
- Tickets can be booked through your site page directly
- Simple Shortcode
1) Events in City
2) Events by Organizer
Note: For other frameworks or custom websites, you can download the iframe plugin from All Events in City | Organizer Plugin
Rating 3 Dragons
Sent in by Gabriel Livan
What they say:
- Make your web pages load FASTER with Asset CleanUp: Page Speed Booster
- Faster page load = Happier Visitors = More Conversions = More Revenue
There are often times when you are using a theme and a number of plugins which are enabled and run on the same page. However, you don’t need to use all of them and to improve the speed of your website and make the HTML source code cleaner (convenient for debugging purposes), it’s better to prevent those styles and scripts from loading.
For instance, you might use a plugin that generates contact forms and it loads its assets (.CSS and .JS files) in every page of your website instead of doing it only in the /contact page (if that’s the only place where you need it).
“Asset CleanUp” scans your page and detects all the assets that are loaded. All you have to do when editing a page/post is just to select the ones you DO NOT wish to load.
The plugin works best in combination with a cache plugin such as WP Rocket.
This plugin’s benefits include
- Decreases number of HTTP requests loaded (important for faster page load)
- Reduces the HTML code of the actual page (that’s even better if GZIP compression is enabled)
- Makes source code easier to scan in case you’re a developer and want to search for something
- Better performance score if you test your URL on websites such as GTmetrix, PageSpeed Insights, Pingdom Website Speed Test
- Google will love your website more as it would be faster and fast page load is nowadays a factor in search ranking
- Your server access log files (e.g the Apache ones) will be easier to scan and would take less space on your server
Plugin works with WordPress Multi-site Network enabled!
Give Asset CleanUp a try! If you want to unlock more features, you can Upgrade to the Pro version.
Rating 4 dragons
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The next plugin I have for you is:
The Weather Atlas Widget is an excellent weather display widget which can be used in a side bar or displayed via short code. When I was in need of a clean good looking weather widget I needed something that not only displayed a single city but a page full of multiple cities.
This plugin does the trick providing both in a smooth setup. The display is clean and appealing the background colour of the display varies in colour depending on the temperature from a cold blue to a hot red and lots of shades in between.
Rating 5 Dragons.
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The last plugin I have here today is:
I had been asked recently about a auto logout for inactivity for your users. This plugin helps insure that inactive windows are logged out to help an account from being compromised on shared computers. You can set a count down popup, or set a wake up message. You can redirect to a page or a popup. set timeout based on user roles. It also has tab support to prevent logouts when a user is in another tab.
Rating 5 Dragons.
Adding a new segment just for Classic Press since the release of Gutenberg ClassicPress has garnered allot of attention.
I will be releasing a short screen cast about the conversion of a site to ClassicPress and it looked to go very well fast and easy.
This weeks ClassicPress plugin/s
I will bring one or more plugins per week here as I can test them.
Notes about last weeks plugin WordFence it will show some false positives because of the file changes.
This week we have another one of my staple plugins.
It appears that Yoast is compatible and setup as you would expect and provides all the necessary functionality.
rating 5 Dragons
Side note I noticed that when you are doing a search using the repository it show you right away if the plugins are compatible with your version of Classic Press.
Closing out this Episode The Plugins I covered were:
John’s Plugins: Events in City – 3, Asset CleanUp: Page Speed Booster – 4, Weather Atlas Widget – 5, Inactive Logout – 5, Yoast on Classic Press – 5
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