It's Episode 352 and we've got plugins for Notifications, Admin Email, Shortcode Mastery, Taxonomies, Upsells and WooCommerce Barcodes. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A to Z Episode 352 Admin Email, Shortcode Mastery

It's Episode 352 and we've got plugins for Notifications, Admin Email, Shortcode Mastery, Taxonomies, Upsells and WooCommerce Barcodes. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 352 and we've got plugins for Notifications, Admin Email, Shortcode Mastery, Taxonomies, Upsells and WooCommerce Barcodes. 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
Sent in by Jakub Mikita

Notification Plugin

The Lowdown:
Notification plugin is an ultimate Notification system both for developers and regular users. It allows you to hook into any WordPress action and send Notification. In the free version of the plugin it can be an Email or Webhook but we already have the Pushbullet integration or File log notification type.

Rating 4 Dragons


Admin Email Carbon Copy

Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.28
Released:29 March 2018
Last Updated:29 March 2018
(0 star out of 5)

Copies the admin user in on all emails

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Our next couple plugins for you are

Sent in by Sergey Timofeev
premium Plugin $20

Shortcode Mastery

The Lowdown:
Wordpress Shortcode Builder.
Unlimited potential in art of creation shortcodes!
Shortcode Mastery ?llows you to create shortcodes with rich customization options.
With advanced Query Builder you can build any kind of query with custom parameters in a user-friendly interface.
Using the Twig template engine helps you code everything you need to achieve the functionality you're doing.
A lot of predefined templates in editor helps you to speed up you development process.
Scripts and Styles sections provide the ability to embed scripts and styles in a right way to the header or footer.
Import and Export functionality gives you the ability to create packages of most used and favorite shortcodes that can be implemented in many projects.
Main features:
Unlimited default parameters
Awesome user-friendly Query Builder
Twig Template Engine
Styles and Scripts Embadding
Import and Export functionality
AJAX driven

Rating 4 dragons


Taxonomy List

Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:6.4.4
Released:28 March 2018
Last Updated:05 December 2023
(4.8 star out of 5)

You can display list of any taxonomy terms by using shortcode. you can use it any where like in pages, post, widgets. also it has ability to show child terms of their parent. You can do things like list a product category and have all the products list underneath it, or a post category with all the child categories under it. The usages are endless.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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From Jerome Lacroix:
Hi John,
If you don't mind sharing your expertise a bit, please read on
Two weeks ago, my friend's site ( have been cloaked by a hacker and the site started to show viagra pills when visited from Google.
They added a few PHP files and modified the .htaccess.
I fixed the site in about 2 hours, but since it was the first time I was witnessing that, some questions pop in my head:
1. How can this be done by the hacker? (I mean add files on the server and modify others)
2. How can this be prevented?
The WordPress core was up to date, as well as the plugins. The theme is a few years old though (I'm working on a redesign).
Both Wordfence and GoDaddy (via email) reported successfully the malicious files (which made it easy to spot and delete). I don't think the database was modified.
The admin page is still under /wp-admin and I know I should change this.
But, besides that, what should I do to avoid this happening again?
Maybe you could talk about it on the podcast, because I did not find any articles about this specific “cloaking” attack.
Any tips for me or useful articles?
Thanks for your help and time John
Jérôme (from Quebec City on the other side of Canada)

Johns Reply

Sounds like you have some monitoring plugins in place which is one thing I recommend. They could have gotten in any number of ways. Some things to insure is that there are no unused plugins or themes in the site. I do not worry about moving the login page it can be a pain and just add security by obscurity. Sometime they get in due to a flaw in the server or maybe some obscure flaw in a plugin or theme.
About the only other thing I can suggest is to add a plugin called WordPress File Monitor this is great for keeping an eye on things. As usually when hackers find a way in it is first their scripts and they upload a small junk file and then report back and it can take weeks before the real guy shows up. This help you know and can close a door before they can use it.

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Our last couple plugins today are:


sent in by Chris mason
Premium plugin $299 year

One Click Upsells

The Lowdown:
One Click Upsells allows WooCommerce store owners to offer unlimited one click upsells and downsells to their customers. This is 100% post purchase, meaning once someone enters their CC and clicks “Buy” they are presented with other relevant offers and they can purchase them with one click. No re-entering a CC. There is zero friction.
Store owners can use any custom page meaning they're not stuck with the default pages that come standard with WooCommerce. Want to use video or long form sales copy to sell your upsell? No problem.
This is an expensive plugin so be sure it is useful get the 14 day trial for only a buck and see if it works ok.

Rating 3 Dragons


WooCommerce Product Barcode Label Printing

Requires:4.1 or higher
Compatible up to:6.0.8
Released:27 March 2018
Last Updated:25 September 2022
(3.8 star out of 5)

Woolabel enables you to print physical product labels for your WooCommerce products. Options for each label includes having a scannable barcode on it, SKU number, the product title and pricing. Also known as price tags, it allows you to use self adhesive label stickers to help physically identify products for your physical or online retail store.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Closing out this Episode The Plugins we covered where:

John’s Plugins: Notification Plugin – 4, Shortcode Mastery – 4, One Click Upsells – 3

Marcus’ Plugins: Admin Email Carbon Copy – 5, Taxonomy List – 5, WooCommerce Product Barcode Label Printing – 4

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