It's Episode 351 and we've got plugins for Responsive Menus, MailChimp for WooCommerce, GDPR, Banners for Category Pages, Customer Support and Featured Category Widgets. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A to Z Episode 351 Responsive Menus, MailChimp for WooCommerce

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It's Episode 351 and we've got plugins for Responsive Menus, MailChimp for WooCommerce, GDPR, Banners for Category Pages, Customer Support and Featured Category Widgets. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 351 and we've got plugins for Responsive Menus, MailChimp for WooCommerce, GDPR, Banners for Category Pages, Customer Support and Featured Category Widgets. 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.

John
And first up I have

WP Responsive Menu

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-responsive-menu

Version:3.0.3
Requires:3.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.5
Released:02 March 2014
Downloads:307650
Last Updated:16 November 2017
Ratings:
4.3
(4.3 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
Another responsive menu plugin that I was checking out when I need it. This one has slightly less functionality than the one from the previous episode It works well and will help you solve your need for a responsive menu.

Rating 3 Dragons

Marcus

Mailchimp for WooCommerce

https://woocommerce.com/products/mailchimp-for-woocommerce/

With the official MailChimp for WooCommerce integration, your customers and their purchase data are automatically synced with your MailChimp account, making it easy to send targeted campaigns, automatically follow up with customers post-purchase, recommend products, recover abandoned carts, and measure the ROI of your marketing efforts. And it’s completely free.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Our next couple plugins for you are

John

WP GDPR

https://nl.wordpress.org/plugins/wp-gdpr-core/

Version:1.5.2
Requires:4.6.10 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.5
Released:24 January 2018
Downloads:6940
Last Updated:12 April 2018
Ratings:
3.7
(3.7 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
preparing for the GDPR General data Protection Regulation (Racket)
A good article about this plugin here https://wpmayor.com/wp-gdpr-plugin-get-gdpr-ready/
This plugin helops in the following ways
The plugin will create a page where users can request access to their personal data, stored on your website.
In the backend you’ll get an overview of the requests users send and you can see which plugins collect personal data and need a ‘ask for approval’ checkbox.
Users who ask to view their personal data will get an email with a unique url on which they can view, update and download their comments and ask for a removal per comment.
When they ask for a removal, the admin has the ability to delete the comment through the wp-gdpr backend.
All emails will be sent automatically.
With add-ons they can view, update and download their personal data or ask for a removal and this for Gravity Forms, Mailchimp, Woocommerce, The events calendar and Events manager.

Rating 3 dragons

Marcus

WP Bannerized Categories

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-bannerized-categories/

Version:0.1
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.6
Released:30 March 2018
Downloads:35
Last Updated:30 March 2018
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

Place a custom banner and link at the top of your category and post pages. Easily update the image through your category edit page. It supports an image for each category. Use custom post category positions with a template tag, and a shortcode for including the image in a custom area within your custom category template and post template. The plugin supports a link for each category / banner image

Rating: 4 out of 5

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from Jez Dawes:
I've been looking for a plugin that could be used to auto replenish stock in woocommerce. We have a site, https://www.thesuppstop.com.au which has an ebay plugin connected and we want to keep the stock for the products at 30 in stock or thereabouts. Have you any memory of a plugin that would do that? It probably exists but I haven't figured out the right keywords to search for it yet.

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Our last couple plugins today are:

John

Sent in by Mike Howard

KB Support

https://kb-support.com/

The Lowdown:
KB Support is a support ticketing system / help desk plugin that is rich in features.
Our focus is to simplify the process of providing customer support, not only fir customers themselves, but also for support agents.
It includes an integrated knowledge base system which can be live searched during customer ticket submissions in order to try and resolve issues or questions before a ticket is created.
We have a variety of premium extensions available (which we're happy to provide as part of the review if you'd like) including integration with Easy Digital Downloads and WooCommerce, Email Piping, Canned Replies and more.
The following features are amongst those Included within the core version (for free)…
– Easily manage and customise submission forms. No coding required, multiple forms can be created and utilised
– Guest submission is fully supported. Customers do not need an account to create or manage support tickets
– Sequential ticket numbers
– Email notifications keep customers, admins and agents up to date with recent ticket events
– Restricted access ensures that only agents and the assigned customer are able to view tickets and correspondence
– A fully responsive and clean front end design where customers can manage their tickets, including viewing and creating replies
– Integrated Knowledge Base articles can be easily created and referenced to try and offer solutions without tickets being created
– Ability to restrict access to individual knowledge base articles to logged in users only
– Auto assign new tickets to agents based on current ticket count, or randomly
– Tracks an agents status so you can see if they are online or offline
– Ability to assign tickets to multiple agents
– Add agents to departments and have assign to departments
– A number of useful shortcodes to display submission forms, KB Article lists, ticket history, login/registration forms, profile editor, KB Article search form – and more
– Numerous template tags enable you to easily add ticket related content into email notifications
– Private ticket notes that are visible to agents only
– Restrict which tickets an agent can view. i.e. Just those to which they are assigned
– Group customers within a company
– Customers can access tickets created by other members of their company
– Uses templates that allow for easy customisation of front end pages, shortcodes and CSS styles
– Ajax based ticket submissions provide a powerful, reliable and friendly interface for customers
– Built in SPAM protection
– Customer portal enabling access to existing and historic tickets
– Truly versatile – A bunch of hooks and filters for our developer friends
– A growing number of extensions providing even more functionality and customisation options

Rating 4 Dragons

Marcus

Featured Category Widget

https://wordpress.org/plugins/featured-category-widget/

Version:1.0.1
Requires:3.5 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.5
Released:30 March 2018
Downloads:40
Last Updated:01 April 2018
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

Widgetized themes often include support for adding a featured page or post, but often there’s no easy way to feature a category from your blog. With Featured Category Widget you can easily featured a blog category (or a category from a custom taxonomy, like products), add a custom image and optionally show the category description and a list of sub categories. You can add custom images and set display sizes. Optionally show category description and/or subcategories.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Closing out this Episode The Plugins we covered where:

John’s Plugins: WP Responsive Menu – 3, WP GDPR – 3, KB Support – 4

Marcus’ Plugins: Mailchimp for WooCommerce – 5, WP Bannerized Categories – 4, Featured Category Widget – 4

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