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Interview 36 with John Alarcon from CodePotent

Today’s interview is with John Alarcon from CodePotent.
His plugins were reviewed in several episodes (393, 394, 402, 403, and 408).

If you’re a plugin developer and you’d like to appear on the show, you can schedule an interview, donate your plugin for an upcoming contest, or submit your plugin for review.

John A. has several different plugins designed specifically for ClassicPress. He is a very active member of the ClassicPress community. We talk a bit about his plugins and upcoming projects, why he decided to get in to the community, and the future of WordPress and ClassicPress.

Interview 34 with Ivan Giugni from Stockdio.com

Today’s interview is with Ivan Guigni of Stockdio.com
Their stock ticker plugin was reviewed in Episode 406.

If you’re a plugin developer and you’d like to appear on the show, you can schedule an interview, donate your plugin for an upcoming contest, or submit your plugin for review.

The plugin reviewed is a stock ticker plugin but they have 5 different plugins. The plugins are very easy to install and customize and available in multiple languages.

We also discuss their pricing and other plugins.

Interview 33 with Shakhawat Sultan from RexTheme

Today’s interview is with Shakhawat Sultan from RexTheme, who have created a 360 degree virtual tour plugin.

This is the second interview with RexTheme, the last one was Interview 24. Their plugins have also been reviewed by us previously.

If you’re a plugin developer and you’d like to appear on the show, you can schedule an interview, donate your plugin for an upcoming contest, or submit your plugin for review.

The WP VR plugin creates a virtual tour using 360 degree panoramic photo. It’s a much cheaper and more flexible alternative to making videos or hiring a camera crew. WP VR is designed for realtors to showcase homes, but it is also useful for hotel owners, theme parks, museums, etc.

You can use the plugin in both the Gutenberg editor and the classic WordPress editor.

Basic features include clickable info hot spots, buttons to take you to another room/place, and Gutenberg block support.
Premium also includes customizable hot spot buttons, an on-screen compass, unlimited scenes, and more.

We also talk about some of their other plugins and upcoming projects.

The free and premium versions of WP VR are available on their website, rextheme.com/wpvr/.
YouTube tutorials – RexTheme
Find them on Facebook – facebook.com/RexTheme/
Follow their twitter – @rexthemeltd

Interview 32 with Sean Conklin of Coded Commerce

Today’s interview is with Sean Conklin from CodedCommerce.

We previously reviewed some plugins Sean has worked on. For example: Benchmark Email Lite, all the way back in Episode 73!

If you’re a plugin developer and you’d like to appear on the show, you can schedule an interview, donate your plugin for an upcoming contest, or submit your plugin for review.

For the last 2.5 yrs he’s been focusing on sites powered with WooCommerce. What makes WooCommerce great is it lets you customize, manage costs, and choose vendors much easier.

There’s also a ton of plugins if the basic settings/options aren’t enough. These range from WooCommerce official extensions that WooCommerce.com “sells” (A subscription that entitles you to 1 year of updates and support from the date of purchase) to Premium 3rd party plugins, and then there’s usually freemium ones on WP.org

Usually Sean helps with upgrading, infrastructure, and back-end.

In this interview he also discusses CRM and some wisdom about WooCommerce.

He writes code snippets to edit things that are company-specific or not working quite right. He uses the Code Snippets plugin, which is officially recommended by WooComerce!

Contact Sean at his website, CodedCommerce.com!

Interview 28 with Corey Maass from Gelform talking about his plugin Kanban WP

This interview is with Corey from Gelform.com on the pro version of his plugin Kanban For WP!

This plugin is for productivity. It embeds a kanban board into WP Admin to do project management, tracking, editorial calendars, and more.

What’s better about it compared to other services?

The original kanban board was invented by a Toyota employee. Kanban for WP turns this board in to a digital version. Unlike to-do lists, there are multiple columns with headers. These headers are “Ready,” “In Progress,” and “Done” by default.
Corey calls it “Project management times 10”

You can also track leads by renaming the headers– contacted, contract out, contract signed, etc. The boards are fairly customizable.

Kanban for WP is easy to set up.

The free version has a few limitations. It’s a pretty simple version. You only get 1 board. This is still great for individuals or small teams.
The pro version features multiple boards, advanced user management, task comments, and more. It’s great for bigger teams.

Reasons people like it:

  • Convenience! Everything is right in the WP admin dashboard.
  • Built in, meaning it’s private and safe.
  • New people can grasp it pretty quickly.
  • The overall status can be seen at a glance

Gelform offers many plugins. Kanban for WP is their primary. Some of their other plugins include Scheduled Tweets (reviewed in Episode 380 of WP A to Z), and other assorted smaller plugins. Find more about Kanban for WP Pro here, and their other plugins here.

Reminder: If you’re a plugin developer and you’d like to appear on the show, you can schedule an interview, donate your plugin for an upcoming contest, or submit your plugin for review.