It's Episode 281 and we've got plugins for Navigation menu Role Control, Donald Trump Quotes, User Roles, Featured Image Size Notification and a new protocol tool that connects WordPress to the Internet of Things. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #281 Featured Image Size Notification, WordPress the Internet of Things

 

It's Episode 281 and we've got plugins for Navigation menu Role Control, Donald Trump Quotes, User Roles, Featured Image Size Notification and a new protocol tool that connects WordPress to the Internet of Things. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 281 and we’ve got plugins for Navigation menu Role Control, Donald Trump Quotes, User Roles, Featured Image Size Notification and a new protocol tool that connects WordPress to the Internet of Things. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!Z!

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With this podcast and our website rapidly moving to Value for Value we ask that if you find value in what we do here then please give back to the show.
We would like to thank our donors to the show, everyone who donates $50 or more will be acknowledged here with a mention and a link back to their page and all those below $50 will be anonymous
$50 from Jeremy at Jezweb Pty. Ltd.
Really glad you shared the dummy gateway plugin Marcus, it’s a beauty. Makes testing the checkout process on a live site after doing plugin updates much easier. This donation is on behalf of Jezweb WordPress client Green Planet Plumbing – www.greenplanetplumbing.com.au , plumbers who are based in Lake Macquarie, Australia. Thank you both. Jez.
In keeping with the Dragon Theme that started many moons ago on this site, we are considering a Dragon award level for donors to the site especially with Jeremy being such a great supporter the program is evolving and will present it as soon as ready.
Thanks to all donors who came in under $50
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John’s Rant: What to rant about?

Don’t forget we are running a contest where we are giving away an Elite License for QuizCat Plugin that I reviewed in Episode 276 and I Interviewed David Hehenberger in this show here. The contest runs until American Thanksgiving day go to https://wppluginsatoz.com/quizcatto enter your email to win and then share it out for more opportunities to win.
I also wanted to mention a new thing I have started doing in the WPSupport store. I have started to make available the best plugins we have reviewed here so you can find them in an easy to get to place. We do not host the plugins but provide the link to download it direct from WordPress.org

WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

Andy Baio Relaunches Waxy.org on WordPress – https://wptavern.com/andy-baio-relaunches-waxy-org-on-wordpress Waxy played a small part in WordPress historty especially in 2005 when he exposed the slightly shgady start Matt had for the business. Which only goes to show that even the bright start start with a little rust.

Andy Baio Relaunches Waxy.org on WordPress

https://wptavern.com/andy-baio-relaunches-waxy-org-on-wordpressAfter 14 years of blogging with MovableType, Andy Baio has relaunched Waxy.org on WordPress. Baio’s media and technology blog has been a continual source of original content about life on the internet and how it affects our culture. The migration includes 472 posts and 15,891 entries from his sideblog Waxy Links.

Waxy.org played a small part in WordPress.org’s early history. In 2005 Baio broke the story about WordPress quietly hosting search engine spam articles in order to help cover some of the site’s expenses. The exposure and subsequent removal of the articles temporarily decimated WordPress.org’s pagerank but Matt Mullenweg’s response to the situation brought more transparency to how the open source project was being funded. Baio interviewed Mullenweg for the piece and considered it his first foray into serious journalism. Read original article here…. wptavern.com

 

5 Ways To Figure Out What Your Website Visitors Actually Want – https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/figuring-out-what-visitors-want/  this article shows you 5 ways plugins can help you determine what your users are looking for when they hit your site and help you fine tune your site.

5 Ways To Figure Out What Your Website Visitors Actually Want

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/figuring-out-what-visitors-want/If you make a living from your WordPress website(s), then you need to know what your visitors want. It’s natural to assume that you already know exactly what your visitors want. You got them to show up in the first place, right!

Assuming that you know what your visitors want is a sure-fire way to lose at least some of your visitors’ attention prematurely. And, the good news is that pinpointing your visitors’ needs and wants really isn’t all that complex.

In this article, we’ll take a look at four tools you can use to answer five specific questions about your website visitors. That way, you can make sure that you’re hitting the mark and delivering the content your visitors are googling. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

 

SEO Checklist: 4 Simple Steps to Get Your WordPress Site Ranking Higher – https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/seo-checklist/ this is another article on SEO you may want to have a look at to gleen some tips to improve your site.

SEO Checklist: 4 Simple Steps to Get Your WordPress Site Ranking Higher

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/seo-checklist/Have you ever Googled your own website and been disappointed with the results? Maybe a random snippet of text rather than a proper site description was displayed. Or maybe you found that it takes Google far too long to locate and index your content.

In either scenario, you’ve got a problem on your hands — unless, of course, you’re ok with funneling traffic to your site exclusively with paid ads. Organic search is the single most important driver of traffic for most websites, so getting your site properly indexed is of primary importance both for you and your web development clients. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

 

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

It seems we have been getting reviews from across the globe in iTunes store I have never accessed and now that I have an easy method to get to them they shall be shared.
United States
5 Star Rating
BradFranklin
High recommend!! Great Wp plugins podcast!!
I can’t speak highly enough for John Overall and Marcus Couch’s WordPress Plugins from A to Z podcast! I have discovered many wp plugin solutions that I may have never found without this podcast. WordPress Plugins from A to Z is both informative and entertaining. If your are a wp theme developer looking to harness, participate and add to the wp community ecosystem, listen, engage and spread the word about this must listen to weekly podcast. Give back to the community. WordPress plugin developer and/or designer: definitely support wp plugins A to Z. Brad Franklin @bradfranklin @j66co www.j66.co
Australia
5 Star Rating
Leocostaleite
Great Helpful podcast
Great podcast with great review of plugins.
United Kingdom
Mark Taylor @wellrandom
Pity it’s so short…
… I could listen to this gold for hours! Marcus and John have a great rapport as they give reviews on 6 (or so) WordPress plugins each week. They make it very clear which are free and which have a premium version, so no nasty surprises when you decide to try them out. This is one of my “must listen to on day of release” podcasts. Great listening on my morning faux-commute (a morning walk). Excellent stuff from two real WordPress experts.
  United States
5 Star Review
LaymanLab
Fun and informative
Fun and informative podcast – a great way to learn about new plugins, WP news and more. Worth checking out!
United States
5 Star Review
NCamden
Great Way to Learn About Plugins
The best! I’ve been a faithful listener for several years. This podcast tells me about plugins but it also explains why a plugin is great or not so great.
We have more to come in future episode s now that I have found an easy method to access all reviews from across the globe.

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

Nav Menu Roles

Version:1.9.2
Requires:4.5.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.7
Released:20 September 2012
Downloads:812434
Last Updated:02 May 2018
Ratings:
4.9
(4.9 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
We just love the simple plugins that do something so well you don’t even have to really think about it. This is one of those lazy plugins we enjoy. Simply install activate then go to your menus and select the ones you want to restrict and it is done.
Rating 5 Dragons

DCG Display Plugin Data (from wordpress.org)

Version:1.2
Requires:3.5 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.7
Released:28 June 2015
Downloads:494
Last Updated:30 November 2017
Ratings:
4
(4 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
This is another great lazy plugin it is so much better than the plugins I have tried in the past to display the live data about plugins from WordPress.org. Simply install and insert the short code and tada you have all the data, one thing to keep in mind in case you have not already seen it is to remember to only insert short codes in txt mode otherwise you get broken css.
Rating 5 Dragons

User Role Widget Areas

Version:1.4
Requires:3.9 or higher
Compatible up to:4.3.17
Released:05 March 2015
Downloads:3465
Last Updated:24 October 2015
Ratings:
3.7
(3.7 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
This plugin allow you to place widgets into a specialized widget area which you can the add to sidebars to be able to display the widgets depending on the rols of the visitor to the website. I found this paticuralry useful when wanting to display a logout box on an intranet site only when people where logged in vs when they hit the intranet site from an opened IP which would allow them to see the site but not be logged in. All in all it worked opretty well and has some other great uses for showing specific widgets to specific typoes of uses if your site has multiple levels of users.
Rating 5 Dragons.

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

Show Featured Image Size in Admin TopBar

Version:1.2
Requires:3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.7
Released:09 November 2016
Downloads:900
Last Updated:02 August 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)
This plugin displays the image size for the featured image in the admin top bar. We find this very handy, because you don’t have to look up the default size of the featured image each time you publish a post.
Rating: 4 out of 5

WP-MQTT

Version:1.0.1
Requires:4.4 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.7
Released:09 November 2016
Downloads:792
Last Updated:21 November 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)
WP-MQTT connects WordPress to the Internet of Things. Use this plugin to automatically send MQTT messages when something happens on your website. “MQTT is a machine-to-machine (M2M)/”Internet of Things” connectivity protocol. It was designed as an extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport.”
Rating: 4 out of 5

Hello Trumpy

Version:1.2
Requires:3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.7
Released:10 November 2016
Downloads:453
Last Updated:12 July 2018
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)
This is not a plugin, it symbolizes the hopes, failures, celebrations and lamentations of an entire global population. Our world is forever changed by the 2016 election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States of America. Whether in a good or bad way, is yet to be seen. But it is a pivotal time in History, regardless. It is my hope that this plugin will make WordPress great again!
Rating: 4 out of 5

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: Nav Menu Role  – 5, DCG Display Plugin Data (from wordpress.org)  – 5, User Role Widget Areas – 5
Marcus’ Plugins: Show Featured Image Size – 4, WP-MQTT – 4, Hello Trumpy – 4

Commercial:

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