It's Episode 302 and we've got plugins for Google Calendar, Site Attack Blocking, Checking your Posts with Copyscape, WooCommerce Images and a plugin to list your stock portfolio. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #302 Google Calendar, Site Attack Blocking

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It's Episode 302 and we've got plugins for Google Calendar, Site Attack Blocking, Checking your Posts with Copyscape, WooCommerce Images and a plugin to list your stock portfolio. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 302 and we've got plugins for Google Calendar, Site Attack Blocking, Checking your Posts with Copyscape, WooCommerce Images and a plugin to list your stock portfolio. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Barn3Media just launched a fantastic WordPress-related competition that you would be interested in.
They are looking for ideas on the most creative way to list WooCommerce products. The prize is 3 licenses for thier WooCommerce Product Table plugin. You can read all about it at https://barn2.co.uk/competition-creative-woocommerce-ideas . They will publish every idea including a dofollow link to each entrant's website.

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You've been asking us to make collaboration on WooCommerce store development easier, and today we're pleased to announce Collaborator Accounts for WooCommerce.com. Once added, collaborators (i.e. a developer or client) are able to manage downloads, subscriptions and tickets with permissions you set.
4000 WordPress Sites Infected by Installing Fake Plugin
About 4,000 WordPress websites have been infected with malware that disguises itself as a search engine optimization plugin to attract unwary webmasters. The fake plugin is called WP-Base-SEO and is based on a legitimate SEO module so it is easily overlooked during security scans and seems to be a viable tool by a web team intent on boosting its traffic. What the plugin actually does is create a backdoor to the victimized site. This is yet another reason to support and listen to this show, as we spot these things regularly. As a listener to the show, you know that the plugins we talk about are safe.

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

repubHub Headlines Widget

sent in by: Dan Sauerhaft
Version:1.0.0
Requires:3.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.4
Released:19 March 2017
Downloads:46
Last Updated:07 April 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
This is a pretty easy way to add trending news and or new from specifis souces to your website via a sidebar widget. You can adjust the settings to drill down to specific categories and regions and limit the number of articles to appear. It is a pretty good way to get additional content to your sote that is relevent.
Rating 4 Dragons

WP Block

Version:1.4.0
Requires:3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.4
Released:10 April 2017
Downloads:57
Last Updated:11 April 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
You can prevent most of the common attacks simply by keeping plugins, themes and the core WordPress framework updated
What it does
* Disables access to admin for everyone except admins and editors
* Disables the use of WPScan, a tool commonly used by hackers to attack WordPress
* Blocks hackers from scanning your website for admin users, vulnerable themes, vulnerable plugins and exposed files
* Reduces the load on your server
* Prevents access to sensitive files
rating 4 Dragons

Stock Market News

Version:1.3.1
Requires:3.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.4
Released:16 January 2017
Downloads:729
Last Updated:04 April 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
provides the means to display a list of stock market news, for any given stock exchange and symbol. Over 65 different stock exchanges and a large number of market indices, currencies and commodities are supported.
It not too bad requires some effort to get it fully setup and running but can provide some useful info. You have to create an account on thier site to get the API key.
Rating 3 Dragons

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

Google Calendar List View

Version:1.42
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.4
Released:09 April 2017
Downloads:34
Last Updated:18 April 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)
The plugin is to create a shortcode for displaying the list view of a public Google Calendar. Shortcode: [gc_list_view] (Put the shortcode on a post or page.). Remember that this is a basic text list view. It does seem unformatted out of the box so you will have to make some CSS modifications to get it to work perfectly formatted within your site.
Rating: 4 out of 5

WooCommerce Image Annotator

Version:1.0
Requires:4.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.4
Released:09 April 2017
Downloads:19
Last Updated:09 April 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)
If you want to add more value to your WooCommerce site by giving more reasons for your customers to buy your product, this plugin is right for you. It will allow you to extend the way you expose your product through annotation of those products in live pictures.
Best of all, this plugin is accompanied with a friendly and responsive user interface for both the frontend and the backend sides. You can annotate, save, display your image, then go back and edit it by adding different products on top of your image.
Rating: 5 out of 5

Postscape

Version:1.0
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.4
Released:09 April 2017
Downloads:21
Last Updated:09 April 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)
The plugin connects to Copyscape API to check if published posts are original or not. It prevents posts from authors and contributers to be published if they are not original. Also it adds a button for admins and editors on every post page to query Copyscape for this post.
Rating: 5 out of 5

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: repubHub Headlines Widget – 4, WP Block – 4, Stock Market News – 3
Marcus’ Plugins: Google Calendar List View – 4, WooCommerce Image Annotator – 5, Postscape – 5

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My specialty is helping people help themselves. I get their WordPress website up and running after a catastrophe such as being hacked or a plugin malfunction. My focus is on fixing the problem rather than scrapping the site and rebuilding it from the bottom up. Although this may be tempting to do, the costs associated with this are much more than you may think. The loss of time spent on the site, posts, data and images that may have been forgotten or no longer accessible. With a bit of time I can get your site cleaned up, functioning, and re-establish its presence on the web.
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