It's Episode 284 and we've got plugins for Dynamic Charts, Text to Speech, Table Of Contents, Responsive Tables and a new method to design custom products on the fly. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #284 Dynamic Charts, Text to Speech
It's Episode 284 and we've got plugins for Dynamic Charts, Text to Speech, Table Of Contents, Responsive Tables and a new method to design custom products on the fly. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 284 and we've got plugins for Dynamic Charts, Text to Speech, Table Of Contents, Responsive Tables and a new method to design custom products on the fly. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**


Sent in by Mustapha
The Lowdown:
This is a free plugin that allow for the creation of some great charts and all done locally on your website.
This plugin allows for generation and presentation of your data into some really great looking charts for your WordPress website. If you have data comparisons and a need to display this in y0our website in a clean and simple way this plugin is for you. It is easy to use has multiple templates to choose from and make placing charted data into your website a breeze. They also offer up a couple other great plugins to create more intense charts and maps all in all a great plugin and stay tuned for an interview with the developers coming up in the next week.
Rating 5 Dragons

Table of Contents Plus

Requires:3.2 or higher
Compatible up to:6.4.4
Released:01 July 2011
Last Updated:22 February 2024
(4.4 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
This plugin helps you build a Table of contents for your site by creating a menu based on your post and pages hierarchy. You can add this table of contents to a post, page or widget to make it a bit easier for your users to find what they might be looking for. One of the best ways I see this being used is if you have a site that has the categories or pages with parent and child categories. It has lots of great setting to be able to customize the layout for the Table of contents so it can make for a pretty great tools for also creating a user friendly site map.
Rating 3 Dragons

JTRT Responsive Tables

Sent in by John Tendik
Requires: or higher
Compatible up to:
Released:01 January 1970
Last Updated:01 January 1970
(0 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
If you use table and want an easy to make them responsive this is a plugin for you. it has a WYSIWYG editor in the back-end for creation of table as well as the ability to import table from your CSV file. With lots of options on how to configure your tables and the use of custom post typos for table creation you can use this for the creation of unique product table or other types of lists. all in all not a bad plugin.
Rating 4 Dragons.

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

Product Designer

Requires:3.8 or higher
Compatible up to:6.4.4
Released:27 November 2016
Last Updated:13 March 2024
(3.6 star out of 5)
Product Designer allows you to display an awesome Product Designer on your website via short-code anywhere in page, add unlimited clip art via custom post and display on designer and easy to use on Product. Also text can be use with fancy font family, font size and color.
Rating: 4 out of 5

Text To Speech Widget

Requires:2.8 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.28
Released:29 November 2016
Last Updated:02 December 2016
(5 star out of 5)
Text To Speech Widget converts any text into speech in selected language and voice. It supports 63 voices in different languages. It converts text to speech. It is easy to install and flexible wordpress widget. It requires no configuration. You have to just drag and drop this widget and this widget. This is based on HTML5,it doesn't require flash plugin. You can convert unlimited words to voice.
Rating: 4 out of 5

Featured Products First for WooCommerce

Requires:4.8.1 or higher
Compatible up to:6.2.5
Released:30 November 2016
Last Updated:21 July 2023
(4 star out of 5)
Featured Products First for WooCommerce allows featured product listed first in shop page as well as search page based on setting options which configured by you. Featured product first displayed on product listing when product will default sorted. It provides WooCommerce Featured Product sidebar widget. It is fully compatible to woocommerce.
Rating: 4 out of 5

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: HiCharts – 5, Table of Contents Plus – 4, JTRT Responsive Tables – 4
Marcus’ Plugins: Product Designer – 4, Text To Speech Widget – 4, Featured Products First for WooCommerce – 4

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