WordPress Plugins A-Z #190

WordPress Plugins A-Z #190

It’s episode 190 and we’ve got plugins for WooCommerce Product Images, Google Chromecast integration, Perfect Contact Forms, Widgetized Menus, Featured Podcasts and and a plugin to completely rebrand the admin dashboard. All coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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WordPress Plugin Reviews From John Overall

VCast Button

Buy VCast Button Plugin
VCast Button Overview:
Versatile Chromecast button for sending videos from your WordPress powered website to Cast Ready devices like Chromecast and the upcoming Android TV. Adds optimized chromecast functionlity to your WordPress website in less than 5 minutes! Sends supported video found on the page to Chromecast in the background so there is no duplicate playback on your remote control device, just like when you visit youtube.com and cast a video. Minimizes lag due to tab casting videos, especially high definition content. Easily integrates with many existing video players. Works with WordPress 3.3+ and PHP5

Rating: 3 out of 5


Perfect Contact Form

Download Perfect Contact Form
[plugin_name src=”slug2″] Overview:
Perfect Contact Form is plugin which allows you to create your own contact form (displayed by variety of ways with viariety of animations) using simple drag&drop form builder and 5 clicks setup. So it is very easy and fast to use for not experienced users.
But if you are a PRO it can be a really powerfull tool that can be fully adjustable. For example you can define your own layout without editing CSS or add js. events directly from admin panel. This plugin is based on thier popular Contact Form (no.1 in Joomla Extensions Directory) to WordPress.

This plugin looks to be a great way to insert some down and dirty contact forms.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Podcast Widget

Download Podcast Widget
[plugin_name src=”slug3″] Overview:
The Featured Podcast Widget is a WordPress plugin that enables you to display your latest podcast from a given post category (or a specific episode) in any widgetized area of your WordPress site.

The widget displays the title of your podcast episode, the post’s “featured” image and excerpt, together with a link through to the podcast’s post. Underneath the excerpt is an embedded audio player enabling you to play the podcast episode directly from within the widget.

This is actually a great little widget to showcase your most recent podcast or with some work any specific show by ID.

Rating: 4 out of 5

WordPress Plugin Reviews From Marcus Couch

[plugin_name src=”admin-branding”]

  • Repository page: [plugin_name src=”admin-branding”] at WordPress.org
  • Plugin Home page: [plugin_name src=”admin-branding”] Home Page
  • Current version: [plugin_version src=”admin-branding”]
  • Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”admin-branding”]
  • Requires: [plugin_requires src=”admin-branding”]
  • Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”admin-branding”]
  • Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”admin-branding”]
  • Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”admin-branding”]
  • Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”admin-branding”]

Download [plugin_name src=”admin-branding”]
[plugin_name src=”admin-branding”] Overview:
It seems like it’s been forever since I first asked for this kind of functionality. Well, wait no longer, because it’s finally here! This plugin allows you to completely customize the logo, look and feel of the WordPress admin dashboard.

Rating: 4 out of 5

[plugin_name src=”quick-product-image-upload”]

  • Repository page: [plugin_name src=”quick-product-image-upload”] at WordPress.org
  • Plugin Home page: [plugin_name src=”quick-product-image-upload”] Home Page
  • Current version: [plugin_version src=”quick-product-image-upload”]
  • Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”quick-product-image-upload”]
  • Requires: [plugin_requires src=”quick-product-image-upload”]
  • Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”quick-product-image-upload”]
  • Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”quick-product-image-upload”]
  • Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”quick-product-image-upload”]
  • Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”quick-product-image-upload”]

Download [plugin_name src=”quick-product-image-upload”]
[plugin_name src=”quick-product-image-upload”] Overview:
Recently I’ve been working on a number of new WooCommerce sites. One thing that I found really frustrating was the issue of updating product images. Fundamentally, you have to go in and edit each individual product one by one, changing the featured product images. With this plugin, you can actually edit and replace the images just by clicking on the thumbnail in the products view. It’s a much easier way to update without having to go through the whole process over and over.

Rating: 4 out of 5

[plugin_name src=”widget-menuizer”]

  • Repository page: [plugin_name src=”widget-menuizer”] at WordPress.org
  • Plugin Home page: [plugin_name src=”widget-menuizer”] Home Page
  • Current version: [plugin_version src=”widget-menuizer”]
  • Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”widget-menuizer”]
  • Requires: [plugin_requires src=”widget-menuizer”]
  • Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”widget-menuizer”]
  • Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”widget-menuizer”]
  • Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”widget-menuizer”]
  • Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”widget-menuizer”]

Download [plugin_name src=”widget-menuizer”]
[plugin_name src=”widget-menuizer”] Overview:
This plugin gives me the functionality that I’ve been looking for! It lets you add ANY widget into a menu position. I can’t even begin to talk about the possibilities for design that you can include in this. Everything I tried, even video has worked within the confines of this plugin. Great work!

Rating: 5 out of 5

Plugins Overview:
John’s Plugins: VCast Button – 3, Perfect Contact Form – 4, Podcast Widgets – 4
Marcus’ Plugins: [plugin_name src=”admin-branding”] – 4, [plugin_name src=”quick-product-image-upload”] – 4, [plugin_name src=”widget-menuizer”] – 5

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2 replies
  1. Richard Farrar
    Richard Farrar says:

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks ever so much for reviewing my little featured podcast widget and so nice to see you using it on your website.

    In your review you mentioned some problems with displaying the featured image. If you could spare a few moments to let me know what issues you found I’d be most obliged as I might be able to make some changes to improve things.

    Best regards,


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