It's episode 184 and we’ve got plugins for Antispam, Connecting Related Posts, Widget Shortcodes, Customer Reviews and an amazing new way to create fully functional WordPress Demonstration Sites. It's all coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #184 Antispam, Connecting Related Posts, Widget Shortcodes, Customer Reviews

Book your WordPress job with john now.It's episode 184 and we’ve got plugins for Antispam, Connecting Related Posts, Widget Shortcodes, Customer Reviews and an amazing new way to create fully functional WordPress Demonstration Sites.It's all coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

 Portfolio and Testimonial manager

The lowdown:

This is one of the few plugins I have seen that manages both portfolios and testimonials in one place. It has settings so you can customize the images sizes that are used in the displays. Allows you to categorize your portfolio items and display them on a single page with a tab using shortcode. The same with the testimonials but it displays them as a scroller bar. All in all this is a pretty nice plugin for displaying portfolios and testimonials.

rating 4 dragons


Honeypot Comments

The Lowdown:

Everyone knows the joys of deleting spam comments, this plugin proposes to eliminate that issue once and for all even better than akismet and antispambee. It set a honeypot trap for bot by using a hidden field that only spambots will fill in. This will prevent it from being submitted at all. Still wont stop those pesky humans but it is a great start.

rating 4 dragons


Widgets as Shortcodes

The lowdown:

have you ever had the need to place a default WordPress widget somewhere aside from the sidebars/ well this plugins solves that for you by allowing you to place them in a page with a shortcode. easly chosin from a button on the editor this makes the job of using widgets in other places a breeze.

rating 4 dragons


*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

WP Demo Builder

WP Demo Builder is a simple yet powerful way to let your potential customers truly experience your WordPress products. A game changer and the first of its kind, this service helps you create separate demo sites that allow your users to literally do everything with it, both backend and frontend. It's ideal for training, demoing a new theme or plugin, or just creating stage sites where you can do speed tests and see if something breaks. I'll be using this plugin more and more to create demo sites for clients.

Rating: 5 out of 5


Good Reviews for WordPress

Add reviews and testimonials to your website and easily display them in posts, pages or widgets using a search-engine-friendly Schema markup.

This plugin will output reviews using markup to help search engines like Google identify and integrate the reviews with your listing.

  • Add 5-star or numbered ratings to reviews
  • Add a photo of the reviewer
  • Add a link to the review or the reviewer's organization to increase credibility
  • markup for better SEO
  • Add reviews to any page, post or sidebar

Rating: 4 out of 5


Post Connector

In WordPress, post types are often related, for instance, you might want to relate recipes to ingredients. But to do so, you’d normally have to use a custom taxonomy. With Post Connector, you can directly relate post types to post types, foregoing all the hassle of having to create loads of custom taxonomies and just allowing you to do what you really want to do.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Marcus’ Plugins: WP Demo Builder – 5, Good Reviews – 4, Post Connector – 5


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