It's Episode 347 and we've got plugins for Newsletters, Preloaded Widgets, Testing WordPress, Travel-based Categories, Memberships and Facebook Citywide Event Listings. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A to Z Episode 347 Newsletters, Preloaded Widgets

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It's Episode 347 and we've got plugins for Newsletters, Preloaded Widgets, Testing WordPress, Travel-based Categories, Memberships and Facebook Citywide Event Listings. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 347 and we've got plugins for Newsletters, Preloaded Widgets, Testing WordPress, Travel-based Categories, Memberships and Facebook Citywide Event Listings. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

 

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Today we are reviewing our usual allotment of six great plugins.

And first up I have

John
Sent in by Yannick Chizzolini
Freemium Plugin

Jackmail Newsletters

https://wordpress.org/plugins/jackmail-newsletters/

Version:1.0.57
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.5
Released:27 March 2017
Downloads:36775
Last Updated:15 May 2018
Ratings:
4.9
(4.9 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
Are you looking for a new way to deal with your newsletters that give you the assurance of delivery like mailchimp and the ease of use WordPress provides. This may be the plugin for you. It works from within your WordPress dashboard to let you create and automate newsletters with a drag and drop interface and never leave WordPress dashboard. It send the emails though their vetted email servers thus insuring delivery unlike the hit and miss of using your webs server to send emails, even the best have issues from time to time. This is a freemuim service and the free service does have some limitations such as 100 emails a day but starting at only
$5 a month for 2000 emails it is quite affordable to send out your bulk emails.. Also have a listen to the interview I did with Yannick Chizzonini about this plugin.

Rating 5 Dragons

Marcus

Widgets Bundle

https://wordpress.org/plugins/widgets-bundle/

Version:1.1
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.5
Released:09 March 2018
Downloads:430
Last Updated:16 March 2018
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

Widgets Bundle comes powerpacked with 9 awesome widgets to power up your website and add more features to it which you always desired. It contains the following widgets:

  • Ads Widget – for having sponsored section on your website
  • Posts Widget – for displaying posts with thumbnails
  • Personal Widget – it’s like having an about me section
  • Instagram Widget – showcase those lovely photos from Instagram
  • Social Widget – display your social media links with icons
  • Subscribe Widget – do you use MailChimp as your newsletter service? If yes, then this widget let’s you have a beautiful subscribe form on the website
  • Video Widget – embed beautiful videos from YouTube, Vimeo, etc
  • Quote Widget – write quotes and show them in a beautiful format
  • Empty Widget – not so useless widget for adding an empty space between widgets

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Our next couple plugins for you are

John
Sent in by Almin Valyani
Premium Plugin

ARMember – Membership Plugin

https://www.armemberplugin.com/

The Lowdown:
Can you imagine a membership plugin for WordPress which is ridiculously easy to operate as well as has wide range of features as well as great in performance and also having great modern user interface. That is exactly what ARMember is.

ARMember membership plugin is complete membership system which will help you to build fully functional membership site.

ARmember Offers all type of membership plans, free plan, finite/infinite paid plans, Subscriptions with auto recurring payment facility.

It has unique membership setup wizard to configure plan selection, User signup, payment integration as together at one place.

ARMember also has builtin Form builder to create material style and spam free forms for SignUp/Registration, Login, Edit Profile, Forgot Password, Change Password etc.

ARMember membership plugin will allow you to add beautiful user profiles and directories to your website which is ideal for online communities.

Content Restriction is key part of any membership WordPress plugin. ARMember provides super easy interface that you can restrict any content of your site with just one click. And above all, you can restrict partial content of any page/post by placing just one shortcode.

Rating 4 Dragons

Marcus

Wander

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wander/

Version:1.0
Requires:3.5.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.5
Released:09 March 2018
Downloads:65
Last Updated:09 March 2018
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

Wander is a comprehensive WordPress plugin designed for travel bloggers to help share their current location, their travels, and the countries they’ve visited. You essentially set up where you've visited, lived and want to go. You pick from the list of all the countries and then you have the option to associate a country with a post category, keeping all of your country based posts in one category. This also has a world map that gets shaded according to your responses in Visited/Lived-In/Wish selections. Then the reader can just click a country and see all the posts associated with that country/category relationship. It may get crazy with a category for each country, so you might just want to use the continent as the category.

Wander allows you to:
– Dynamically set your current location
– Set it once in your WordPress admin panel, and display it across multiple pages and posts
– Display a list of countries (and emoji flags) you’ve been to
– Display a map of countries you’ve been to
– Display a count of countries you’ve been to

Rating: 5 out of 5

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4 Star Review
by elikqitie
USA on February 17, 2018
I love this show for the plugins and how they rate the plugin. Lots of information about plugins. Only part that is not clear is the names of some plugins. Sometimes I’ll search for the name they give on WordPress and I can’t find it.

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Our last couple plugins today are:

John

WPAutoTests

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wpautotests/

Version:1.1.03
Requires:3.6 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.5
Released:08 March 2018
Downloads:109
Last Updated:27 April 2018
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This is a site monitoring plugin that uses a third party to check and monitor your site. It does require an account at WPAutotests. Once setup it will automatically check you site and email you with any issues that are found.

Rating 4 Dragons

Marcus

FB Events in City

https://wordpress.org/plugins/fb-events-in-city/

Version:1.0
Requires:3.5 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.5
Released:08 March 2018
Downloads:59
Last Updated:08 March 2018
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

FB Events in City lets you engage your visitors by displaying the all Public events of a city from Facebook into your site using the simple shortcode. Shortcodes Example: [city-events city=\’New York\’]. This is great for sites that want to display what's going on in their town, or helps with filling content on sites with multiple cities on them. BUT – You need to be careful with this, because you may not be able to control what type of events show up on your website. It could be completely unrelated if you aren't careful, but overall this seems to be a great plugin based on a really good idea.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Closing out this Episode The Plugins we covered where:

John’s Plugins: Jackmail Newsletters – 5, ARMember – Membership Plugin – 4, WPAutoTests – 4

Marcus’ Plugins: Widgets Bundle – 4, Wander – 5, FB Events in City – 4

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