Covering GraphComment, NiftyGridZPro, WP Rollback, Export Plugin Details, Carbon Copy in Episode 394

It's Episode 394 and I've got plugins for Managing Comments, Zazzle Listings, Rolling Back Updates, Listing Plugins and Classic Press Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Today I have 4 great plugins for you.

John

To start off I have a couple plugins that I have yet to use but thought you might want to know they exist. Keep in mind the ratings are based off the descriptions on their site and using their demo if available.

Sent in by Mathias Blandin
3rd party – freemium service

https://graphcomment.com/en/pricing.html

GraphComment – Full Comment system

https://wordpress.org/plugins/graphcomment-comment-system/

Version:2.5.6
Requires:3.4 or higher
Compatible up to:5.0.4
Released:01 February 2016
Downloads:8351
Last Updated:17 April 2019
Ratings:
4.7
(4.7 star out of 5)

What they say about it:

No more disorganized discussions piled on several pages. With GraphComment, your audience can easily follow the relevant discussions. The BubbleRank sort the answers in order of relevance. We build a dedicated plugin for a seamless integration in WordPress.

Insert all comments to the WordPress database. This also allows you to revert to WordPress default commenting without losing any comments that you had while using GraphComment. Manage directly all your comments into WP-panel with embeded GC-admin and import all your old comments from WordPress database.
Auto-sync (backup) of comments from GraphComment to WordPress database and be notified in real time for pending comments into WP-panel.
SEO-friendly (structured data), comments are indexable by search engines (WP version of comments for bots)

WHY CHOOSE GRAPHCOMMENT ?
Recover your community from social networks :
Reclaim the attention of your community from the myriad social networks. Our innovative & exclusive social interaction tools will bring your fans back to discuss directly own your website.

A data policy at your service :
Your data continues to belong entirely to you. We store it on robust webservers across France. Our analytics & CRM tools enable you to manage your data and synchronise or export it.

More traffic and content on your website :
Innovative social interactions around a discussion engages your readers who will visite your website because they feel empowered & valued.

Much less moderation :
Our unique voting system, powered by the reputation of the users, enable the community to oversee the content with you and retain a constructive spirit in the discussions.

Features

– A powerful interface for discussion & social interactions (Bubble Flow UI/UX)
– Inline media embedding, text formatting, emoji's
– Themeable & Mobile integration (RWD)
– A unique Vote slider : qualitative vote widget winch serve as anti spam and anti troll.
– Social login and add your SSO facilitates account creation and connection
– Advanced thread sharing to social-network
– Public user's page
– Real time new message notification
– Easily administrate your community comments with an elegant back office
– Editorialize & pin best discussions from your community
– Recover your community from social networks (share an image of a thread of your choice with a backlink)
– Multi languages interface with automatic detection (EN,FR,CN,ES,PT,IT,FA,CZ)
– Multi moderators and Smart moderation (significantly reduce the moderation)
– Advanced statistics dashboard and CRM to sharpen your strategy
– Import / Export / Synchronize your data with WordPress database
– see full list of features here : https://graphcomment.com/en/features.html

What I say:
If you have been using Discus this could be a great replacement for you. You keep you data on your services so if you leave and revert back to WordPress native system you still have all you comments unlike Discus and some other 3rd party systems. This gives it a plus in my book.

Rating 4 Dragons.

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Sent in by Mark HightonRdiley
Freemium plugin

NiftyGridZPro

https://niftytoolz.com/the-niftygridz-wordpress-plugin/get-your-niftygridz-free-wordpress-plugin

What they say:
NiftyGridZPro is a WordPress plugin that easily produces grids of products from the Zazzle Print On Demand store.

Storekeepers (independent artists) and Zazzle affiliates can showcase products from stores, collections or the market place.

Uniquely, the plugin lets you use fallback grids that are automatically substituted when Zazzle's rss feed is down. By default, search and grid paging is switched off but when switched on (with a shortcode option) they allow visitors to interact with the product grids, allowing them to explore and find designs they want.

All grids are responsive so they're perfect for mobile visitors too.

With Zazzle's 45 day cookie, their referral system lets blog owners earn 15% commission on any sales arising from visitors they send to Zazzle's site.
The free version uses our referral id, licensed (i.e. premium) versions use yours.

What I think about it:
Well it is an interesting approach to a freemium plugin in that they stick their referral ID into the code until you go premium. I do like that they are upfront about it. If you need something to create Zazzle grids this may be a solution just know if you don't go for the premium and it is pretty pricey I think at $99 a year. Could be a solution for you though.

Rating 3 Dragons

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The next plugin I have for you is:

WP Rollback

https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/wp-rollback/

Version:1.6
Requires:4.8 or higher
Compatible up to:5.0.4
Released:12 May 2015
Downloads:362534
Last Updated:11 December 2018
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
It will happen to you sooner or later using WordPress, you will perform plugin or theme updates and bam!!! You have a broken site! What do you do after the panic subsides? You can restore from the backup you just made right? probably the best method. Or you can use this plugin to roll back to a previous version of plugins or themes.

This will save you all that FTP time and make the process a whole lot less painful. Keep in mind that you can only use this with plugins and themes found in the WordPress repository.

All in all a pretty nice plugin,

Rating 5 Dragons

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The last plugin I have here today is:

Export Plugin Details

https://wordpress.org/plugins/export-plugin-details/

Version:1.1.5
Requires:4.3 or higher
Compatible up to:5.1.1
Released:13 October 2018
Downloads:170
Last Updated:09 March 2019
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
If you are in need to keep a listing of the plugins you have installed on a site this plugins will help with that. It is simple enough install then use it to export a CSV file listing:

  1. Plugin Name
  2. Description
  3. Author
  4. Active/Inactive
  5. Current Version
  6. Update Available(Yes/No)
  7. New Version

A great way to use this is if you build websites with a standard set of plugins and you have someone new starting you can give them this list to make it easier to do the installation and insure all the plugins you want installed make it into the site.

Rating 4 Dragons

ClassicPress Options

Adding a new segment just for Classic Press since the release of Gutenberg ClassicPress has garnered a lot of attention.
I recently released a short screen cast about the conversion of a site to ClassicPress and it looked to go very well fast and easy. You can find the video here from our YouTube channel.

This weeks ClassicPress plugin/s

I will bring one or more plugins per week here as I can test them.

The ClassicPress specific plugins are starting to popup here is another one I have come across.

Carbon Copy

https://github.com/johnalarcon/carbon-copy

Copy posts, pages, and custom post types with a single click – including taxonomy and metadata! ClassicPress now has a native solution for one-click duplication!

Rating 4 Dragons

Side note I noticed that when you are doing a search using the repository it show you right away if the plugins are compatible with your version of Classic Press.

Closing out this Episode The Plugins I covered were:

John’s Plugins: GraphComment – 4, NiftyGridZPro – 3, WP Rollback – 5, Export Plugin Details – 4, Carbon Copy – 4

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