It's Episode 295 and we've got plugins for Mobile Click to Call, Scrolling Widgets, Manual Payments for WooCommerce, Sticky Audio Players, and Featured Content. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #295 Mobile Click to Call, Scrolling Widgets

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It's Episode 295 and we've got plugins for Mobile Click to Call, Scrolling Widgets, Manual Payments for WooCommerce, Sticky Audio Players, and Featured Content. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 295 and we've got plugins for Mobile Click to Call, Scrolling Widgets, Manual Payments for WooCommerce, Sticky Audio Players, and Featured Content. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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We just wanted to say that we love your weekly podcasts and that we thoroughly enjoy every episode. Keep up the great work guys! This donation is on behalf of HYPEStudio https://hypestudio.org/  , developers of HYPESocial-Buffer https://hypestudio.org/wordpress-plugins/hypesocial-buffer-pro/ (free and pro) plugin that connects your WordPress site to Buffer App and enables you to schedule and share your new and old posts straight from your WordPress dashboard. Our new product Social Web Suite https://socialwebsuite.com/  is an all-in-one social media marketing solution that makes social sharing, scheduling and marketing a breeze. Social Web Suite is having a beta pre-launch on February 21st, 2017 with some sweet deals for our early adopters. Get your invitation now https://socialwebsuite.com/ and mention the promo code WPPluginsAToZ.

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Great work John, thank you for sticking to schedule. There's been a bit on the WordPress news recently about updates and hacking. One suggestion is that for anyone who has a Cpanel with installation you can connect it to existing WordPress installs, not just ones installed by instillation, and there are a few really neat options including backup to Dropbox, auto update core and if you want it will auto update plugins and themes. ref: http://installatron.com/plugin/whatsnew90  Maybe be careful with such auto updates on complex sites with lots of plugins but otherwise it would certainly be better than a site languishing with no updates. Additionally there are multi site control panels like mainwp, managewp etc which can do a great job too and point out potential issues like abandoned plugins. Have a great week, thanks. This donation is on behalf of Newcastle Skip Bins – https://www.newcastleskipbins.com  who are one of our WordPress clients in Newcastle, Australia.
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2017-02-18
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Would Have Been 5 Stars    I love the show and always hear something that I can use on my sites. My only criticizm is that John needs to tweak his mike settings or EQ. I listen on my iphone and Marcus always sounds good, but John sounds muffled or flat. Crank up the higher frequencies. If that was fixed I'd easily give the show 5 stars.
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2017-02-12
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The best WordPress plugin show
John and Marcus have done a good job of separating the junk from the gems on this show, just as the promo says.  Always good insights on which plugins you should have in your WordPress Site.
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*****
5 out of 5 stars.
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One of the Best in WordPress
This is really one of the most fantastic podcasts out there. I come away from each show with at least 2-3 new ideas. John and Marcus are the true Plugin Professors!
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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

Toolset Types

Premium Plugin starts at $69
The Lowdown:
During a recent project I had been working on I had com across an issue setting up a specific display of the archives how the client was looking for. While I was heading down a path that would have solved it but not as clean as I wanted to I was fortunate eno9ugh to be contact by a listener David. Who was offing some time towards the show to do some work on the site since he has some pretty great experience with the theme we use.
Well I realized since I was using the same theme for my client I though David might be able to help with this. After talking about the issue with him he suggested this plugin. I of course hired him to help with this job. After seeing what he has done I took a look at what else this plugin does.
It seems that you can create all types of custom post types and foeld for many different uses such as custom searches, customize Woocommerce sites, custom templates and post types and more. This looks to be a grteat plugin to save some serious time. It has done wonders here.
Rating 5 Dragons

WP Featured Content and Slider

Free and Pro version
I tested the pro version start $9
Version:1.2.7
Requires:3.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.1
Released:20 November 2015
Downloads:23277
Last Updated:29 December 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
While working on another project this past week I had been running into and issue with displaying a featured content just the way the client wanted. I had originally hoped and planned to use Revolution slider but it just would not create the design we wanted do was forced to seek an alternative way to accomplish the same task
This plugin while having a free version did not have everything in the free I was looking for but the paid version definitely had what I was after. It offers the ability to create some pretty great looking layouts of you content from posts and custom posts. place it where you want it with a short code and your off it seems to work quite well.
Rating 5 dragons

WP News and Scrolling Widgets

Free and Pro version
I tested the pro version Start at $16
Version:3.3.4
Requires:3.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.1
Released:16 October 2013
Downloads:178175
Last Updated:22 November 2017
Ratings:
4.3
(4.3 star out of 5)
The lowdown:
This plugin is from the same developer as above and it also solve another issue I was having on another project and that was coming up with a good looking clean news ticker. It offers a few different layouts and pulls info from it own custom post type for new which was not exactly what i wanted but was closer than most other things I was after all in all pretty good.
Rating 4 Dragons
As a side note about the last 2 plugins I recommend if you might use a couple of their plugins or themes you can buy their package which is $69 for everything. NO affiliate link involved.

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

Really Simple Click To Call Bar

Version:1.0.6
Requires:4.0.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.1
Released:18 February 2017
Downloads:8741
Last Updated:08 November 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)
This plugin adds a customizable click to call bar to the bottom of the window for mobile users. It will allow users to easily call you from their phone. It automatically adds events if you're using Google Analytics Universal. Perfect for small businesses like restaurants, retail stores or any lead generation that relies on phone calls.
Rating: 4 out of 5

WooCommerce Manual Payment

Version:1.7.1
Requires:4.4 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.1
Released:15 February 2017
Downloads:860
Last Updated:13 November 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)
This plugin adds a payment form to the WooCommerce Edit Order page. There is no need to leave the backend at all! You just fill out the credit card information and click Process Payment. That's it! And it's completely secure. The credit card information never touches your server. It is sent directly to the payment processor. This also allows you to do direct manual refunds in the pro version.
Rating: 4 out of 5

Themify Audio Dock

Version:1.0.4
Requires:4.3 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.8
Released:08 February 2017
Downloads:1715
Last Updated:06 June 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)
Play Music on any WordPress site using the Audio Dock! Showcase an unlimited number of tracks, add your own custom titles, and choose any color for the bar and track. This plugin is perfect for any artist, or user, looking to set the right mood with music as their users browse through their site.
Features:
• Works on any WordPress theme
• Add unlimited number of audio tracks
• Add your own custom titles for each track
• Custom Bar & Track color
Rating: 5 out of 5
Responsive across all resolutions

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: Toolset Types – 5, WP Featured Content and Slider – 5, WP News and Scrolling Widgets – 5
Marcus’ Plugins:  Really Simple Click To Call Bar – 4, WooCommerce Manual Payment – 4, Themify Audio Dock – 5

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