It's Episode 274 and we've got plugins for Switching Themes, Site Giveaways, Twitter Walls, Back-End File Search, iThemes Security, and a full review of the all new Ninja Forms 3. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #274 iThemes Security, Ninja Forms 3

It's Episode 274 and we've got plugins for Switching Themes, Site Giveaways, Twitter Walls, Back-End File Search, iThemes Security, and a full review of the all new Ninja Forms 3. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 274 and we’ve got plugins for Switching Themes, Site Giveaways, Twitter Walls, Back-End File Search, iThemes Security, and a full review of the all new Ninja Forms 3. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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WordPress Continues to Be by Far the Most Hacked CMS
WordPress plugin update leads to thousands of sites exposing users to adware – https://www.scmagazineuk.com/wordpress-plugin-update-leads-to-thousands-of-sites-exposing-users-to-adware/article/523672/
The Top Three Most Common WordPress Errors – and How to Fix Them – https://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/cms/the-top-three-most-common-wordpress-errors-and-how-to-fix-them.html

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Five Star review in iTunes by OkieOilman from USA on September 22, 2016

WordPress Plug-ins from A to Z is the best resource for plug-in reviews you’ll find anywhere. This is an indispensable addition to website developers. John and Marcus do not hold back from an honest and fair opinion of the plug-ins they review. They are not bought and paid for by advertisers therefore they render a great value to those of us who need an honest opinion. They are the workhorses of WordPress!
We have a video review from Jeremy at Jezweb.com.au which can be see here  https://youtu.be/puQNvz3sQIk

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

The Lowdown:
Been a while since I have looked at a security plugin and may have down this one in the past. This plugin is pretty easy to use in is freemium version and offer some pretty decent protections. It allows you to set up some email monitoring. You do need to get the free API key then go though a few of the basic settings and make sure to add your IP address to the white list. You can set up file changes monitoring which is a good thing to have. For a while you will see many and not know what they are but after a while you will know what is normal changes vs abnormal. All in all pretty good plugin. the premium version offers malware scanning security checks.
Rating 4 Dragons

GiveASAP and PRO

sent in by Igor Benic
The lowdown:
I examined both the freemium version and the pro-version of this plugin and it is a great way to do a give away on your site. It allows you to set a start date and stop date as well as assign image to the sponsor and images for social sharing, Peoplr can get extra entries from sharing the contest.. It is smooth and fast and does a great job so much so that I have reached out to the author in hope he can do some modifications for a project I am working on.
Rating 5 Dragons.

WP Backend File Search & Editor Tweaks

pro plugin sent in by Austin Scherer
only $12
 The lowdown:
This is a great plugin to help you do some coding from the back-end of WordPress. It seems very light and is easy to use and only $12. It allows you to look though your files for keywords and it find them in all files present and give you an editing window with different theme to make it an easy task. Line numbers and word wrapping. a pretty great plugin
Rating 5 Dragons. 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

Ninja Forms 3

Drag and drop fields in an intuitive UI to create create contact forms, email subscription forms, order forms, payment forms, send emails and more! This was recently upgraded with much fanfare. I just don’t see that much improvement that would make me want to switch from the full functionality that I get from Gravity Forms.
Rating: 3 out of 5

WP Twitter Wall

WP Twitter wall shows a live Twitter wall at your event! Install the plugin on your website, get a video projector, then display a wall of people’s tweets reacting about your show. The twitterwall will be updated twice a minute, adding new tweets and updating the publication times of the old ones.
Rating: 4 out of 5

Theme Switcha

Theme Switcha makes it easy for the site admin to preview and develop new themes without changing the default theme. So visitors will continue to use your site normally without ever knowing that you are testing new themes behind the scenes. And if you want to enable your visitors to switch themes, you can do that as well by adding a shortcode to any WP Post or Page. Then each visitor will be able to select and preview any of your WordPress themes.
Rating: 4 out of 5

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) -4,  GiveASAP – 5, WP Backend File Search & Editor Tweaks -5
Marcus’ Plugins: Ninja Forms – 3, WP Twitter Wall – 4, Theme Switcha – 4
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9 replies
  1. Mark Taylor
    Mark Taylor says:

    It seems there’s currently (29.09.16) a promo on the Editor Tweaks plugin – 50% off makes it 6USD. Bargain!

  2. Austin
    Austin says:

    Great podcast, guys – very informative way to keep tabs on the latest WP plugins and news.
    And, of course, thanks for the review!

    We’re very proud of the way our WP Backend Search plugin works. It was one of those situations where we kept running into a need for this functionality as we built and edited our WordPress sites.

    It’s perfect for those situations where you know the code you want to edit, but can’t find where it’s hiding :)

    I hope your audience gets some good use out of it!
    Thanks again!

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