It's episode 146 and we've got plugins for duplicating widgets, Polls, Surveys, Album players for Musicians and a great new plugin for managing Email Subscriptions directly within WordPress. All coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

Duplicating widgets, Polls, Surveys, Album Players for Musicians

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 146

It's episode 146 and we've got plugins for duplicating widgets, Polls, Surveys, Album players for Musicians and a great new plugin for managing Email Subscriptions directly within WordPress. All coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's episode 146 and we've got plugins for duplicating widgets, Polls, Surveys, Album players for Musicians and a great new plugin for managing Email Subscriptions directly within WordPress. All coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

Tali has a suggestion about Image Cleanup. It has worked well for her, even after initial difficulties. This is another great lesson in working with the developer to get things the way you need them to function. Often times the developer is so lost in code that they forget about the simplest of steps of functionalities.

Guy Cook has a thank you for us.

WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

WordPress Twenty Fourteen Project Enters Crunch Time for 3.8 Release
The Twenty Fourteen project team, led by Lance Willett, is working like crazy to get the theme ready for the upcoming 3.8 release. The theme’s inclusion in 3.8 is dependent upon how many things can be accomplished during the crunch time before the merge window closes. Twenty Fourteen is a VERY Featured Image heavy theme. WIll be interesting to check it out and see if the team can make the 3.8 drop deadline.



**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

YOP Poll 4.5

  • Version: 4.5

  • Author: yourownprogrammer

  • Last Updated: 4 weeks ago

  • Requires WordPress Version: 3.3 or higher

  • Compatible up to: 3.6.1

  • Downloaded: 48,974 times

  • Plugin Page »

The Lowdown:

This is a great polling plugin that displays nicely and has controls on it for cookie and IP in comparison it seems to be a better one than the other I have tested..

Rating 4 Dragons



WordPress Simple Survey 2.2.9

The Lowdown:

This plugin is great tool for creating a survey for your site that can then be stored in the database sent to you when complete and redirect your users to separate parts of your site depending on their answers.  It will also send out a response to them. You can then export the info to a cvs and even get the user info to add them to an email list if need be.

Rating 4 Dragons


Space Boxes 1.0

The Lowdown:

This is an interesting way to add galleries to your site. Its uses custom posts types to display the galleries in any post. You can control the layout via the shortcode and have different layouts on a per post basis. It is a brand new -plugin and was not what i was hoping for but shows some promise so will keep an eye on this one.

Rating 3 Dragons



**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

Widget Alias

Requires: 3.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.7.1

Last Updated: 2013-11-11

Downloads: 38

Widget Alias allows you to create an “alias” of any existing widget, effectively reproducing / duplicating it. This can be especially handy when you want the same widget to appear in multiple sidebars. Normally you would have to edit each widget independently, but Widget Alias means you'll only have to edit one.

This came CLOSE to what I was looking for, which was a clone widget plugin. This one did the trick though.

Rating: 4 out of 5



CircuPress is the only email service provider developed specifically for WordPress. Manage subscribers and send compliant emails directly from your WordPress administration panel.

CircuPress Email Marketing features

  • Subscriber Management

  • Email Editor

  • Campaign Reporting

  • Subscriber Import

  • Bounce Management

  • Click Tracking

  • Sign-Up Widget

  • Scheduled Daily Digest

  • Scheduled Weekly Digest

  • Advanced Template Access

  • Helpdesk

  • Email Support

  • Deliverability

For more information, check out CircuPress

Rating: 5 out of 5

Audio Album

Audio Album uses the default audio capabilities of mediaelement.js included with core WordPress files.

It enables you to style a group of audio files (MP3 etc) as single block formatted as an album. Note: This plugin does not change a group of tracks into a playlist or anything fancy like that. If you think you need that functionality, this is probably not the right plugin for your project.

You can display as many Audio Albums on your site as you want, and can multiple albums on each page.


There are two shortcodes that should be used [audioalbum] and [audiotrack] which allows you full control.

Rating: 4 out of 5


**Rambling Last Words and Plugin Wrapup

John:  YOP Poll – 4, WordPress Simple Survey – 4, Space Boxes – 3

Marcus: Widget Alias – 4, CircuPress – 5, Audio Album – 4


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