It's Episode 293 and we've got plugins for Time Sheets, Locking Content, Instagram Feeds, GEO Targeting Cloning Sidebars and more. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #293 Time Sheets, Locking Content
It's Episode 293 and we've got plugins for Time Sheets, Locking Content, Instagram Feeds, GEO Targeting Cloning Sidebars and more. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 293 and we've got plugins for Time Sheets, Locking Content, Instagram Feeds, GEO Targeting Cloning Sidebars and more. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

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5 star
Fritz Barnes
Listening for a few months
    Hey guys, I listen to your show almost every week. Initially I was not really enthusiastic about the overall concept, because I didn't feel I need to learn about random plug-ins. I just thought I can find what I need, when I need it. But it turns out there are plug-ins that I won't find on my own because I don't even know that I should be looking for them. This is where you guys come in. You have definitely added value to my WordPress experience. Thank you, and keep up the good work. Fritz from
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Mark Gittos
I tuning out
This show is the best for plugins discovery and review. However, after weeks of being preached too and guilt tripped I am tuning out. I scour podcasts for FREE subscriptions. This is listed as FREE and as such I have been listening for a few months. I am being told that the equipment is being bought with funding, well sorry lads, listening to your podcasts from old to new there is no real quality in the sounds, if anything it has worse. The constant interruptions or Skype sounds interrupting, the drop in air space does not provide VFM. I listen to a lot of Podcasts, GaryVee, Tim Ferris, Pat Flynn, Social Media Examiner not only where the sound quality is excellent I am not being barraged week after week for money. For this reason, sadly I love the show, but I AM OUT OF HERE!!!!
Take a minute to address this about the request for funds each week..
Mark may have abandoned us but many other listeners are still out there understand why we are asking for donations week after week… This is due to making this a Value for Value show meaning that if we provide value and if you feel it is valuable then you will give back that value to the show , we would prefer it to be money but if you have something else of value to offer let us know and we will be happy to receive it.
As for the sound issue I was going to address it but realized it was a pointless thing, I had actually had a whole rant on it but thought Nahhh not worth it. And one other thing I realized was that if I just quit on this show it would it be missed maybe for a short time but I recalled something i have learned in my long years on this planet is that no one is missed for very long if at all here, is something I was told years ago by former boss..” If your ever feeling like you would be missed do this — Put your finger in a bucket of water and then pull it out…. the length of time that hole remains is how long you will be missed.” Meaning that people will get on with their lives without you it might require them to adjust but they will move on.
Currently I am not planning on closing this show down but I have been doing it for over 5 years now and almost 300 episodes and only in the last 8 months has any income come directly from the show itself. If it does not change in the next year and become more self-sufficent I may treat it like I used to as the redheaded stepchild and it gets only a portion of my attention then so be it. But only you the listeners to the show can decide that since it is the support for the show directly that will determine this. If we are not providing value then so be it if we are you should be donating.

Listener Question:

From Raymond Jenkins
I have a customer using Woocommerce Memberships. I' trying to find a plugin or addon that will allow me to display a directory of members on a page and link to a profile page. I have seen several plugins capable, but none that specify working with Woocommerce. Any help would be appreciated.
Raymond Jenkins
Thanks for the question Raymond, unfortunately I have not used that plugin and after some research there does not seem to be any easy way to get this done.. It looks like you will probably have to hisre a coder to create the custom pages you need.. Try posting the job over at job board and see if anyone there can help.
Random Question for Russell Aaron
How does one get on the a-z podcast? I've been on several wp podcasts, I'm a regular on wp-watercooler and I would love to do a show on WordPress Support or how we come up with plugin ideas.
Well Russel you can go to this link scroll to the bottom and book a time to be interviewed for the show. (executive meeting time) I am not sure if people know or not I am sure we have mentioned it from time to time but Marcus and I do not talk during the week except to arrange the show recording time or an occasion exchange of ideas. This is a truly impromptu show that is off the cuff. I do not know what Marcus is bringing to the table more than about a few hours to a day before and he does not know what I have. (Discuss with Marcus about guests on the show)

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

Time Sheets

Requires:4.7.0 or higher
Compatible up to:6.4.4
Released:17 January 2017
Last Updated:21 November 2023
(3.3 star out of 5)
The lowdown:
If you have people who work for you sooner or later your going to need time sheets, this can be done the old manual method or you can opt for a myriad of online methods. I tripped across this one when looking for an easier solution to deal with my time sheet issue.
After you install and configure this planing your time sheet issues will become much easier. The biggest issue I had with this plugin is lack of any initial instructions they forget to let you know you need to allow access to the different areas for setting up clients ect. other than that pretty nice plugin
Rating 4 Dragons

Instagram Feed by EVM

Sent in by Amit Porwal of
Requires: or higher
Compatible up to:
Released:01 January 1970
Last Updated:01 January 1970
(0 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
This is another Instagram plugin that displays your Instagram fed onto your website from Instagram. This one looks to be a bit better than some I have tried. But I did run into a couple things that concerned me the first was the need for a access token from a third party service called out of the sandbox. Since the is not Instagram but another third party service asking for access to your images it is a concern. The next was that there is options for a pro version but no options for buying the pro version. Come on guys if you have a pro version make it so it can be bought. Other than that it looks pretty good if your comfortable with allowing a third party access to your images.
Rating  3 Dragons but almost gave it a 2.

Gocha GEO Targeting

Premium Plugin $39
sent in by Marcin Gocha
The Lowdown:
While I did not activate this plugin I did check out the demo of what can be created and it looks pretty useful. If you are in need of something liek this to enhance your maps check it out…. Here is what they have to say about it.
This plugin lets the user create complex correlations within maps. Be it, for example, ability of connecting photos. Here is where the fun starts. It’s up to your imagination how you utilize the potential. You can show a route of a trip, enriched with photos. You can show your company facilities across the city, country, globe…?
It also has three functionality modes, each with unique ways to enhance the standard Google Maps functionality.
Each mode has a lots of settings to choose from, however if you don’t want to play around, in most of the cases with just a few clicks, and you benefit from the features.
Installation takes seconds, there is no extensive configuration or whatsoever. Just a few clicks and your maps are ready to go. Use them wisely, but most of all – with fun. Immerse in wide range of comprehensive features and enjoy.
Each mode will find its uses in different situations.
Basic mode can be typically used for general overview of points of interest. Upon clicking the pin, you will find more information. It can be an address, description of the place, opening hours…actually, it’s up to you!
Gallery mode sort of speaks for itself. It will generate a slider of photos along with their geolocation on the map. In this case, the picture is more significant.
Advanced mode can be used to have wider functionality of the points tagged on the map. Each entry can be listed, with a range of connected functionalities.
Rating 4 Dragons.

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

Content Locker

Requires: or higher
Compatible up to:
Released:01 January 1970
Last Updated:01 January 1970
(0 star out of 5)
Content Locker is the tool that can transform your online business and take it to the next level. Get visitors to ‘pay’ for content by liking, sharing or signing up and watch as your numbers swell! Build a powerful community and increase your email marketing efficiency several fold!
Rating: 5 out of 5

WP Jump

Requires:4.7 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.28
Released:05 February 2017
Last Updated:06 February 2017
(5 star out of 5)
This utility plugin allows you to bookmark your site in the admin bar. This plugin is very useful if you have several, local or online, WordPress instalations. You can set up all sites in the admin bar, from one point so you can jump fast from WP admin to WP admin.
Rating: 4 out of 5

Sidebar Content Clone

Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:6.4.4
Released:01 February 2017
Last Updated:18 November 2023
(1.7 star out of 5)
Sidebar Content Clone is a handy solution for easily duplicating or cloning all widgets from one sidebar to another sidebar in just one click. It can also clear all widgets from a sidebar area in just one click.
Rating: 4 out of 5

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: Time Sheets  – 4, Instagram Feed by EVM  – 3, Gocha GEO Targeting – 4
Marcus’ Plugins:  Content Locker – 5, WP Jump – 4, Sidebar Content Clone – 4
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