It's Episode 291 and we've got plugins for Embedding Twitch, Birthday Emails, Theme Style Switching, WooCommerce Document Previews, and a great new lazy plugin that is a “must install” for any new WP installation. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
It seems I have been a bit too successful in getting the word out about my abilities and at this time I am unable to take on anymore work, I may be available for dire Emergency WordPress Support Simply contact me though my website at JohnOverall.com and submit a request
In the meantime what I have done is create a Job Board where WordPress Professionals can offer up their services and people can place tier needs. You can find the new Job Board here http://wppluginsatoz.com/jobs this board is my way to help spread the love and anyone listed here will get any job referrals I cannot handle.
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John’s Rant: What to rant about?
The past 2 weeks have been very busy for me as shown by me just getting the show up and not much else on the website. It does look to be easing off again so I can devote the day to the show again. So what happened well it seems the hackers had a field day out there and a couple of clients I had not heard from in a while gave me a call, one had 5 sites fully compromised and was off-line for a couple days before calling me and even then it took me 3 days of solid work to get the clients sites back on-line Plus another couple projects getting closer for full launch which got pushed back a little due to the emergencies.
The lesson here for you is that you need to keep on top of your updates and if you have a single hosting account with multiple sites that are critical it is time to get them moved to separate accounts so that if one site is compromised the others are going to still be safe. Better yet you might start paying someone such as myself to keep an eye on your website by backing it up, keeping it up to date and monitoring it for issues.
Congratulations to Larry from http://www.parliamentariancorner.com/ podcast and website the winner in the giveaway from Barn2 media for the WooCommerce Password Protected Categories. We will be having more contests coming soon. And remember if your a developer of premium plugins and would like to donate a license for a give away just drop me a line and we will make it happen.
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WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:
This is a new plugin to set up an bout you widget that is pretty simple and uses the bio from your profile to display in the widget and a Gravatar image and the links to your about page. It has several different prebuilt layout and seems like a great plugin that is simple and easy.
You have heard recently on this show a short discussion about Twich and that is is becoming used more and more especially by Gamers for live streaming their game playing. Since I am in process of helping one of those gamers build a website to showcase his videos and he uses Twitch to share live streams this is a perfect fit. It adds a notice to his website to let his fans know when he is live on twitch. simple to use just install connect to account and customize it up a bit.
If you are a BuddyPress user, this plugin is an automated function that sends birthday emails to members on their birthday. It's a great way to express your birthday wishes. It's also a good opportunity to present a coupon or discount to your member, should you have any ecommerce products.
This plugin adds an extended feature to WooCommerce that adds a document preview feature in single product page. This is very handy for ebooks and digital products that lend themselves to previews. Amazon.com does something very similar when selling books.
Rating: 4 out of 5
John’s Plugins: AH About Widget – 4, WP Tasks After Install – 5, Stream Status for Twitch – 4
Marcus’ Plugins: Birthday Mail BP – 4, TM Style Switcher – 4, WC Document Preview – 4
Commercial / Promotions:
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The Membership Coach program is your go-to resource for all the Training, Advice, and Support needed to Develop and Grow a Profitable Membership Site. Be sure to head over to MembershipCoach.com and get on the waiting list for the first sessions, launching soon. You can join for as low as $67 a month with a full money back guarantee. You can also follow @membershipcoach on twitter to get the latest release dates and news.