WordPress Plugins A to Z Episode 382 Bulk Editing Events, Handling the REST XML-RPC API

 It's Episode 382 and I've got plugins for Bulk Editing Events, Handling the REST XML-RPC API, Site Health Check and Troubleshooting, and Free WordPress Support. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 382 and I've got plugins for Bulk Editing Events, Handling the REST XML-RPC API, Site Health Check and Troubleshooting, and Free WordPress Support. 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

Freemium

Bulk Edit Events in Spreadsheet

https://wordpress.org/plugins/bulk-edit-events/

The Lowdown:
What started as a hopeful plugin with lots to offer showed that you need the premium to do anything useful with it. The free version is badly crippled but will allow you to know if you want the premium maybe. At $19 while on sale might be worth it. The free version only allows you to edit 3 fields and 2 of the three least likely to be used for an event calendar. The Coupon code, event status, event amount. a shame really.. To get a feel for it you will need to check out their demo site.

It does support The Events Calendar from Modern Tribe.

Rating 3 Dragons due to badly crippled state

Finally Free Support

https://wordpress.org/plugins/finally-free-support/

The Lowdown:
This plugin is a great marketing ploy and I am sure it will drive loads of business to the creators. They are offering the following within the plugin
* Support Tickets
* Schedule a call
* Live Chat
* Peer Help
* Recommended Resources
* WordPress User Manual (Coming soon)

This is targeted at your average user with minimal knowledge and is offering some support and tips and when the questions get too big they will offer a proper quote on how to fix it all.

This would be a great Idea for many developers to place on their clients sites to encourage them to use the ticket system for needs.

Rating 5 Dragons

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Our next couple plugins for you are

John

REST XML-RPC Data Checker

https://wordpress.org/plugins/rest-xmlrpc-data-checker/

The Lowdown:
This plugin let you take control of the REST XML-RPC API in your WordPress website. It help you be able to do the following;

  • Disable REST API interface for unlogged users.
  • Disable JSONP support on REST API.
  • Add Basic Authentication to REST API.
  • Setup trusted users, IP/Networks and endpoints for unlogged users REST requests.
  • Change REST endpoint prefix.
  • Disable XML-RPC API interface.
  • Setup trusted users, IP/Networks and methods for XML-RPC requests.

Rating 4 dragons

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Our last couple plugins today are:

John

Health Check & Troubleshooting

https://wordpress.org/plugins/health-check/

The Lowdown:
From time to time you may be in need of checking up on a site to see what is happening with it. This plugin let you have a look around at all the setup info for your site. You can check out the PHP configuration your running, get some debug info on WordPress the installation size what your active themes and plugins are. How your media is handled, find out about the server you are running on, its configurations, limits and more..

Rating 4 Dragons

Closing out this Episode The Plugins we covered were:

John’s Plugins: Bulk Edit Events in Spreadsheet – 3, Finally Free Support – 5 , REST XML-RPC Data Checker – 4 , Health Check & Troubleshooting – 4

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