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Taking Off with Irresistible Plugins for WordPress It’s Episode 535 – Product Up-Sells, Warranties, User Logouts… and ClassicPress Options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! Beautiful Product Offers for WooCommerce, Digital Warranty Card Generator, User Logout Force ……. and ClassicPress options on Episode 535.
John: Alrighty, what we’ve got for you this week, ClassicPress Options. It’s quiet this week on the ClassicPress front. We had some stuff last week. So go look at last week’s show notes. So we’ll just skip right over that. It’s probably going to be a shorter show today than usual, and, you know, before I head down into these plugins here, I just realized I’ve got a couple of comments here from Hemdian. Let me go ahead and got these. So Hemdian is commenting on the news article there about writing your posts. He writes his post in Word. Then he wants spell-check and grammar checked. He just selects copy all and paste it into a new WordPress page. That’s pretty much what I do. Although, sometimes, I’ll paste it into a text block to remove the background HTML code from Word because sometimes that stuff gets copied across, especially if I’ve done some really strange things, which I’m really good at. So yeah, that’s the best thing to do. And then he’s got another one.
Gutenberg is smart enough to make each paragraph a separate block and to retain basic formatting. Oh, cool, well, that’s nice to know. Alrighty. Sooner or later, I’m going to have to dig into Gutenberg. I know. It’s coming. I’m being dragged into it, kicking and screaming as usual, but that’s the way life works sometimes. Alright, onward forward with the plugins. Alright, the first plugin I’ve got this week is Beautiful Product Offers for WooCommerce. Now, this plugin, the title belies what it actually does, you know, product offers — you think it’s sort of beautifying, but what this plugin is designed to do is to allow you to set up packages of products for upselling. They hit the main product, and then underneath you say, hey, if you buy this shirt to go with that, that hoodie will give you a discount on that shirt you’re going to buy — on this shirt you’re going to buy. So it’s something that sets up like this. They’ve got both a free and a premium version of the plugin. It’s a pretty decent item, and it looks like a really good plugin, one to go check out and one that might help your store if you’ve got multiple types of items that you want to sell together in packages and groups, help boost up your sales, and away you go. So go check that one out. It is Beautiful Product Offers for WooCommerce, and I give it a four-dragon rating.
The next one I have for you is Digital Warranty Card Generator for WooCommerce. And one of the things that’s happening there is that this one here, what it does is it allows you to generate digital warranty cards that you can put as addons to your products in WooCommerce, and this allows you to either upsell a warranty or offer a warranty with your product included, one of those nice little features to help, you know, improve the — not the security — it’s a word I’m looking for — the one that would help people fix that. Not fix it, but they feel better about your product — help them feel better about your product because you’re offering up a warranty. Another really great plugin, and I probably would have more to talk about if I could see the plugin listings because my notes are pretty short today because I was relying on those plugin listing to get me through on it.
At any rate, let’s talk about the final plugin I’ve got here for you today. It’s called User Logout Force. It’s like — how do you say that? Tried not — not try. I can’t remember the word to say — they’ve got the words all backwards on here, basically. It should be Force User Logout. This is a plugin that you put in, and what it allows you to do, is it allows you to help clean up security on your website by forcing all the users on the site to be logged out of the site in one smooth motion. You can also set it up so that after a specific period of non-active time, they get automatically logged out. You can also completely lock them all out except for a specific administrator, say you’ve got some administrative tasks you need to do, and sometimes you don’t want other people logged into the site while you’re doing those administrative tasks. This one here is one that I thought could be pretty useful in that aspect to just lock out all users, put up a notice and say, hey, look, we’re going down for this period of time, you won’t be able to log into the site until all these administrative tasks are done. And this plugin can actually do that for you, lock everyone out until you’re done, and then let them back in there. Anyway, those are the three plugins I have this week. I don’t have too much else. It’s going to be a very short show today, and somehow accordingly, I’m still streaming. Do or do not. There is no try. Thanks, Hemdian. That’s what I was trying to do. Do or do not. There is no try. Yeah.
At any rate, that covers up all the plugins I’ve got this week. I don’t have any questions or feedback or, you know, Q&A segment with Amber because we just don’t have it. We don’t have any contest, but I have decided there is a Christmas contest coming, and that Christmas contest is going to be a pretty decent prize. I think it’s going to be a year of free hosting at johnoverall.com. And that contest, I think, we’ll get it pulled together and launch it right around American Thanksgiving or Black Friday, whatever it’s called, and we’ll get that contest launched there. And we’ll be offering up a year of free hosting from plugins given away, but that free hosting comes from johnoverall.com. So, other than that, I covered up in this episode the Beautiful Product Offers from WooCommerce, which I gave a four to, the Digital Warranty Card Generator, which I gave a four to, and the User Logout Force, which I gave a four to. Alright, there’s still nothing in the works for meetups. If you’d like to be on an interview show with me, simply connect through the links in the show notes, or go to wppluginsatoz.com/interview to do that out. Other than that, that’s really all I’ve got going on today. It’s just one of those days where some things were going very well, and then other things not so well. And the fact that I’m not even entirely certain, my computer thinks I’m not connected to the web, but somehow, according to the YouTube thing, it’s still streaming to YouTube. So something got upset. I probably should have rebooted my machine before I started all this stuff, and I haven’t rebooted the machine in over a week. Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for you now. Take care. Bye-bye. Well, I’m going to let my girl take us out of here, and then, I’ll give it a full close. Alright, take us on out, girl.
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