It's Episode 313 and we've got plugins for Live Notifications, Sending Email, Drag and Drop Frameworks, Browser Themes, File management and a great way to handle refunds in WooCommerce . It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #313 Live Notifications, Sending Email
It's Episode 313 and we've got plugins for Live Notifications, Sending Email, Drag and Drop Frameworks, Browser Themes, File management and a great way to handle refunds in WooCommerce . It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 313 and we've got plugins for Live Notifications, Sending Email, Drag and Drop Frameworks, Browser Themes, File management and a great way to handle refunds in WooCommerce . It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

Eonet Live Notifications

Requires:3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to:5.0.10
Released:09 November 2016
Last Updated:01 February 2019
(3.5 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
After finishing one project and getting started on a new one this plugin is a recommended one with the theme I am using to build a company Intranet site. As the site will be interactive for a company with 100+ remote workforce. This theme will be using Buddypress and several other related plugins. Staring with this one it allows for users to receive live notifications when someone else sends them a connection request. It appears to work pretty time will tell.
Rating 4 Dragons


Requires:3.5 or higher
Compatible up to:5.5.1
Released:28 June 2015
Last Updated:31 August 2020
(4 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
This is a drag and drop framework for building your WordPress website out. It is on par with most other frameworks I have used. It is pretty easy to use and has several modules that you can activate separately. The theme I amusing came with this framework and has its own custom modules for working with it. During the coming weeks as I work though this project I will be discussing them.
Rating 4 Dragons

File Away

Requires:3.7 or higher
Compatible up to:5.1.6
Released:07 November 2013
Last Updated:06 May 2019
(4.9 star out of 5)
The Lowdown:
This is a file management plugin in particular for uploaded files to your site again a recommended plugin for this new theme. I may have more to say on this as the project progresses but at the moment this is a pretty nice plugin to allow both back-end and front-end
file management  You can also display the files to your users in tables and lists. You can show/hide files based on user role and more. With support for YouTube abd Vimeo you can even have your off site videos.
Rating 4 Dragons

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

YITH Advanced Refund System for WooCommerce

Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:5.5.1
Released:26 June 2017
Last Updated:20 September 2020
(3.8 star out of 5)
YITH Advanced Refund System for WooCommerce makes refund requests accessible and easily manageable both from the user’s and the customer’s side.
• Allow customers to request refunds for the entire order.
• Customers can send messages to the admin, and the admin can answer them.
• Approve or reject refund requests. Set on processing for physical products. If needed, set the request on hold status.
• Close the request when you want to close the exchange of messages on a specific refund request.
• Send email notifications to customers every time the request status is updated.
Rating: 4 out of 5

Browser Theme Colors

Requires:4.4 or higher
Compatible up to:5.5.1
Released:28 November 2014
Last Updated:25 August 2020
(4 star out of 5)
Starting in version 39 of Chrome for Android on Lollipop, you’ll now be able to use the theme-color meta tag to set the toolbar color. This means no more Seattle gray toolbars! The syntax is pretty simple: the plugin will add a meta tag to your page’s with the name=”theme-color”, and set the content to any valid CSS color using our color picker!
Rating: 4 out of 5

Email Sender

Requires: or higher
Compatible up to:
Released:01 January 1970
Last Updated:01 January 1970
(0 star out of 5)
Email sender gives you the ability to easily send a custom HTML email from the WordPress administration screen. You can send to existing users or add your own recipients. You can send to multiple recipients and choose to send group emails or individual emails. Emails can also have an attachment. A new menu item called ‘Send Email’ is added in the Admin panel. This plugin is also translatable.
Rating 5 out of 5

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: Eonet Live Notifications  – 4, Unyson  – 4, File Away – 4
Marcus’ Plugins:  YITH Advanced Refund System for WooCommerce – 4, Browser Theme Colors – 4, Email Sender – 5

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