It's Episode 286 and we've got plugins for Measuring CPU and Host performance, GeoIP Detection, Floating Carts and a great new plugin for Importing Facebook Events to The Events Calendar. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #286 GeoIP Detection, Floating Carts

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It's Episode 286 and we've got plugins for Measuring CPU and Host performance, GeoIP Detection, Floating Carts and a great new plugin for Importing Facebook Events to The Events Calendar. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 286 and we've got plugins for Measuring CPU and Host performance, GeoIP Detection, Floating Carts and a great new plugin for Importing Facebook Events to The Events Calendar. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

DDoS attacks via WordPress now come with encryption https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2016/12/14/ddos-wordpress-encryption/
How much should a custom WordPress website cost? https://poststatus.com/wordpress-website-cost/
14 Sneaky Online Tools to Help You Spy on Your Site’s Visitors https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/sneaky-online-tools-spy-on-site-visitors/

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

PHP/MySQL CPU performance statistics

Version:1.2.1
Requires:3.2.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.7
Released:13 October 2013
Downloads:24680
Last Updated:25 November 2017
Ratings:
4.8
(4.8 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
This plugin is for finding out how the server you are on is performing, it does a great job of performing some quick tests to see if you are on a quality server or not. This plugin runs some checks on your MySql to see how it is performing and then outputs the results to compare against some standards to see how your webserver is performing.
Rating 4 Dragons

wp Hosting Performance Check

Version:2.17.5
Requires:3.2 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.7
Released:05 September 2016
Downloads:14473
Last Updated:04 July 2018
Ratings:
4.2
(4.2 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
This plugin is for finding out how the server you are on is performing, it does a great job of performing some quick tests to see if you are on a quality server or not. This plugin will help you discover if your loading issues are server caused or from your theme or some other slow loading segment of your website. After install it monitors your website and you can let it run for a few days to see how your site is performing, you can also review the system info to find out what level of programs your server is running. Believe it or not there are still sites running on php 5.3 and below. as well as very old MySql all of these thing effect your site loading.
Rating 4 Dragons

GeoIP Detection

Version:2.8.2
Requires:3.5 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.7
Released:04 July 2013
Downloads:80525
Last Updated:13 January 2018
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
This plugin allows to have GeoIp detection on your site that you can then integrate into a plugin or theme to track visitors to your website. Currently I have used it in conjunction with the wp Hosting performance check plugin which countries visitors are coming from to help detect slow areas.
Rating 4 Dragons

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

Host Info

Version:1.0
Requires:4.X or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.7
Released:06 December 2016
Downloads:647
Last Updated:07 February 2018
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)
Have you ever needed to show some realtime server and execution environment information? Host Info will provide you more information on the webserver that´s hosting your WordPress site. I found this to be somewhat handy, though it didn't give me all of the stats that I might have wanted.
Rating: 3 out of 5

Woo Floating Cart Lite

Version:1.0.9
Requires:3.9 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.7
Released:01 December 2016
Downloads:23930
Last Updated:25 March 2018
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)
An Interactive Floating Cart for WooCommerce that slides in when the user decides to buy an item. Products, quantities and prices are updated instantly via Ajax. This is a lot like many of the professional carts you have seen at the big retail stores. It's a nice way to keep the cart in view at all times.
Rating: 4 out of 5

Import Facebook Events

Version:1.5.4
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.7
Released:14 December 2016
Downloads:44200
Last Updated:14 July 2018
Ratings:
4.8
(4.8 star out of 5)
This plugin allows you to import events from facebook.com into The Events Calendar and Events Manager. If you are like me and use The Events Manager as your events plugin of choice, this plugin is a no-brainer as an extra add-on. As an add-on plugin this plugin needs The Events Calendar or Events Manager Installed and activated.
Rating: 5 out of 5

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: PHP/MySQL CPU performance statistics  – 4 , wp Hosting Performance Check  – 4, GeoIP Detection – 4
Marcus’ Plugins:  Host Info – 3, Woo Floating Cart Lite – 4, Import Facebook Events – 5

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