"WordPress Plugins from A to Z" from WordPress Plugins from A to Z by John Overall & Marcus Couch. Genre: Other.

Button Generators, Pinterest Badges, Appointment Setting, Trash Emptying, Exit Page Redirects


WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 159

"WordPress Plugins from A to Z" from WordPress Plugins from A to Z by John Overall & Marcus Couch. Genre: Other.It's episode 159 and we've got plugins for Button Generators, Pinterest Badges, Appointment Setting, Trash Emptying, Exit Page Redirects and a new alternative to Yahoo Pipes using WordPress. All coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**


WordPress Button Generator 1.22.0

The Lowdown:

If you looking for some simple buttons the free version is just what you need it creates buttons you can place with a short code anywhere on the site. If you opt for the premium version you can use their pre-made custom buttons to make it an easy task if you need to create fast simple buttons

Rating 4 Dragons



Appointments+ (premium plugin)


I have been checking out appointment calendars for WordPress with one main goal in mind to have a 2 way snyc with google calendar and not expose on my website what is reserved in my Google calendar only that the time is unavailable to be booked.  Also the ability to make changes in google calendar that are pushed back to website such as cancellations  or time changes. It does require some time to get it setup properly and a little fiddling with the calendar settings but seems to be worth the effort

However it is premium and from WPMU Dev and while I am not a fan of their billing model it does seem to work well, you can either become a member and cost varies on length of time committed to it. Or buy the plugin for $19 but it only comes with one month's update (really a month) At any rate they do make some great plugins I use several  for different things. So0 check this one out

Rating 4 Dragons



Pinterest Badge 1.7.0

The Lowdown:

The problem with working with so many plugins is that you get your favourites for all the heavy lifting and then for small minor functionality I often try out many different plugins. This is an example of that since I have covered pinterest plugins before. I thought I would try something new just to check out what is out there. This one was pretty easy to get running simply add your pinterest username to the widget choose how many images to display and the size. There are a couple of other minor settings but that pretty much it.

Rating 3 Dragons



**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**


WP Pipes


Requires: 3.8 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.8.1

Last Updated: 2014-2-14

Downloads: 40

WP Pipes plugin works the same way as Yahoo Pipes or Zapier does. Just give your Pipes input and get output as you customize it.

Here are things you can do with WP Pipes (just like Yahoo Pipes):

* Get Posts from WordPress Posts > Export as RSS Feed

* Get Posts from WordPress Posts > Export as iTunes Podcast

* Get Posts from WordPress Posts > Export as Google XML Sitemap

* Get Documents from WordPress > Export to Google Drive

* Get WooCommerce Products > Export as RSS Feed or Google XML Sitemap

Rating: 4 out of 5


Quick Empty Trash


Requires: 3.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.8.1

Last Updated: 2014-2-8

Downloads: 43

“Quick Empty Trash” is a small utility plugin that saves you time when emptying the trash for any post type. It adds an 'empty trash' button to every post type's list table, so that you can empty the trash for that post type without having to load the list of trashed posts first. This helps if you have a very slow-loading dashboard or if you just feel like saving yourself an extra page load in order to perform a simple action.

There are no settings to configure – just activate the plugin and the button will appear for you.

Rating: 4 out of 5



WP Exit Page Redirect


Requires: 3.5 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.8.1

Last Updated: 2014-2-12

Downloads: 23

Easily create an exit page meta tag redirect in WordPress by adding a shortcode to a post or page. When people visit the page they will be automatically redirected to the website you want them to visit. Great for making an exit warning page or an exit advertising page before people leave your website.

Rating: 4 out of 5



**Rambling Last Words and Plugin Wrapup

John: WordPress Button Generator – 4,  Appointments+ – 4, Pinterest Badge -3

Marcus: WP Pipes – 4, Quick Empty Trash – 4, WP Exit Page Redirect – 4



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