It's Episode 276 and we've got plugins for keeping track of post creation times, Quizzes, Facebook Live Video, Site Notifications and a Reviews Plugin that will have you seeing stars in Google. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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Hi John and Marcus,
Thank you for all of your work on the show. One question for you:
1. I am trying to create a website that is a collection of useful links. I would like to create a form where users can subit their own links to be added to my site. Is there a form plugin I can use where for each of the form fields that a user submits, the entries are then automatically added to custom fields of a new custom post type.For example, if someone submits a new link to my website, they might enter the web URL of a given article, then in another field, type in the title of that article, and then in another field of the form, enter a short description of the article. When the user hits ‘submit', I would like to be able to review their submission, and then once I accept it, have each of their fields automatically create a new custom post type entry, and have the different form fields populate custom fields within that custom post type.Is there a plugin that can do this?
Again, thank you for all of the work that you do every single week.
Viral quizzes are definitely a thing and you should be able to create them on your own website. With this plugin you can create those crazy quizzes and collect emails addresses when your visitors want the results. It has integrations for Mailchimp and Zapier. You can create unique quizzes tailored to your website focus, create personality quizzes and just have some fun. If you get real creative you might even have one go viral. It's a pretty great plugin although I did have some issues in the MU environment but will contact the developer about them and get back to you on it.
This plugin allow you to create notification for just about everything that happens in your website. You can create custom notifications to any email you want. You can choose from the list of most common triggers such as post/page published or updated, comments added or approved, pingback or trackbacks. And if those are not enough you can register your own custom triggers and more.. All in all looks to be a pretty good way to insure you get those important email notifications from your site.
If you use the plugin Advanced Custom Fields this plugin will help you out by making it easy to generate the coed necessary to implement your custom fields in your theme. they do have a free version you can try out https://wordpress.org/plugins/acf-theme-code/ this way you can insure it will help in your particular tasks. Although I am not currently using the Advance custom field plugin this one looks like it will help out quite well for those of you who do check it out.
Post Worktime Logger is a tool to track the time you put into making each post. This is a really handy timer that really shows what it takes to get a post completed. You would be surprised as to how long a post can take.
WP Facebook Live Video displays a live video from your Facebook Page or Profile on any WordPress post or page using a simple shortcode. The plugin requires some initial setup work which involves creating a Facebook application. A step by step guide on the plugin settings page will show you through this. Once you have setup the application and you enter in your application details on the settings page you just need to place the shortcode: [facebooklivevideo] wherever you want the live video to appear. If there's no live video recording simply nothing will be shown. A live video will only be shown if it's actually live!
Reviews Plus is a free WordPress plugin that allows you to manage and display your customers reviews for products, services or any other type of content. Reviews Plus will replace the comments for selected post type. Reviews Plus rating summary is fully compatible with Google guidance in order to show up in the results with the review stars in the listing.
Marcus’ Plugins: Post Worktime Logger – 4, WP Facebook Live Video – 4, Reviews Plus – 5
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