It's Episode 314 and we've got plugins for Download Lists, Birthday Emails, Digital Signatures, Widget Content, Multiple Domain Mapping and a new way to let others sell their products on your WooCommerce Site. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #314 Digital Signatures, Widget Content

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It's Episode 314 and we've got plugins for Download Lists, Birthday Emails, Digital Signatures, Widget Content, Multiple Domain Mapping and a new way to let others sell their products on your WooCommerce Site. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 314 and we've got plugins for Download Lists, Birthday Emails, Digital Signatures, Widget Content, Multiple Domain Mapping and a new way to let others sell their products on your WooCommerce Site. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

 

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

m1.DownloadList

Suggest by Joe Mezzanini listener to show
https://wordpress.org/plugins/m1downloadlist/

Version:0.9
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8
Released:11 September 2015
Downloads:4216
Last Updated:14 June 2017
Ratings:
4.5
(4.5 star out of 5)

What Joe had to say:

It's hard to find a simple plug-in that simply lists files/folders in a page/post – – this is it and it's well supported and documented with many examples

The Lowdown:
This plugin does an easy job of allowing you with a short code to display files for access by your users for easy download or traversing the folder to sub-directories. They can then when they find the file they want download it.

Recommended use would be in a membership only page or a protected page to prevent public access to files.

Rating 5 Dragons.

Widget Context

https://wordpress.org/plugins/widget-context/

Version:1.0.5
Requires:3.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.5
Released:16 July 2009
Downloads:421737
Last Updated:08 May 2017
Ratings:
4.6
(4.6 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This is a plugin to help you show or hide widgets on your site. While it looked to do the job at first I discovered it will only hide or show on sections and the front page. It does not help when you want to hide on a specific post or page only. If you need only sections done this is for your all in all not too bad.

Rating 3 Dragons

Multiple Domain Mapping on Single Site

https://wordpress.org/plugins/multiple-domain-mapping-on-single-site/

Version:0.1.3.1
Requires:4.5 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8
Released:27 June 2016
Downloads:7188
Last Updated:09 June 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
If you have a stand alone website and a few extra domains (lets be real who doesn't) then you can use this to map them to specifiic splash pages or special spots on your site. It works quite well setup fast just a great plugin.

Rating 5 Dragons

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

Marketplace for WooCommerce

https://wordpress.org/plugins/marketplace-for-woocommerce/

Version:1.0.0
Requires:4.4 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.5
Released:27 June 2017
Downloads:52
Last Updated:27 June 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

This is a very unique twist on a WooCommerce plugin. It lets users sell on your store once you approve them as vendors, allowing you to earn commission on their sales.

Features:
• Vendors can customize their public pages
• Admins can setup the url slug of vendors public pages
• Admins can choose a custom label for vendors
• Users have to apply to become vendors
• Admins can setup vendors capabilities to upload files, view orders, publish products automatically and more
• Admins can block vendors at any time
• Setup commissions by percentage or fixed value,
• Commissions can be manually or automatically created on order complete, processing, you choose it.
• Vendor’s products have a tab displaying info about the vendor, like its logo and description

Rating: 4 out of 5

Birthday Emails

https://wordpress.org/plugins/birthday-emails/

Version:1.0
Requires:4.5 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8
Released:03 July 2017
Downloads:54
Last Updated:03 July 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

Remember when you were younger and you would receive Birthday Cards in the mail from all your relatives? For some reason that is all but gone. People instead prefer to just send their Birthday wishes with Facebook. This plugin allows you to emial your users or customers a special birthday greeting straight out of WordPress automatically. This is a great way to send your users a special birthday promo code or special offer as well. This only works for users that have entered their birthday on their user profile, so this plugin is probably best for a new site.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Order Signature for WooCommerce

https://wordpress.org/plugins/order-signature-for-woocommerce/

Version:1.0
Requires:4.7.4 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.5
Released:30 June 2017
Downloads:36
Last Updated:30 June 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

Add a nice responsive signature pad to your website’s WooCommerce checkout page. This is a great plugin for getting your customers to accept the terms and conditions of your site with a perfectly legal digital signature attached to their WooCommerce order. This has many useful applications and is very easy to set up and install on your site.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: m1.DownloadList – 5, Widget Context – 3, Multiple Domain Mapping on Single Site – 5

Marcus’ Plugins: Marketplace for WooCommerce – 4, Birthday Emails – 5, Order Signature for WooCommerce – 4

 

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