It's Episode 316 and we've got plugins for Customer Reviews, Cron Management, Weather, Editing the TinyMCE Editor, Push Notifications and a new Chatbot exclusively for WooCommerce. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**
Advanced Cron Manager – debug & control
Freemium plugin now pro version 39.90 euros
Submitted by Jakub Mikita
This plugin was first reviewed by Marcus in Episode 161 back in Feb 2014, http://wppluginsatoz.com/google-authorship-background-galleries-chron-job-editing-special-guest-garth-koyle-event-espresso/ and has been brought back to our attention by the developer. So what does it do.
You can use it to monitor your cron jobs and even create new ones. You can use it to manually fire cron jobs individually or in bulk. The pro version can help you determine issues with your crons and discover if they are impacting your sites performance which does happen. It looks to give you some great control over cron jobs and after the rebuild I will report back with how it works.
Rating 4 Dragons.
3rd party service currently free
Sent in by Marc bou sleiman
This is a push notification sender that is a bit easier to sen out the notifications. It allows you to send the notifications from the back-end of your WordPress websites vs. the other guys who you have to go to their platform and send the notification. If you use or have been thinking of using push notifications this might be one to try out.
Rating 3 Dragons
Weather Atlas Widget
Sent in by Alexa D.
This is a simple weather widget that seems to have most cities you might be looking for you can use single city in a widget or place multiple cities in a post using the short codes. The graphics are nice and modern and you can adjust and change the background colour and text to suit your website theme.
Rating 4 Dragons
**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**
5 Star Google Reviews
This lightweight plugin will display a review form on your website. If the user leaves a 5 star review they will be forwarded to your google business, facebook or yelp page. Any reviews with 4 stars or less will be shown an apology page from you.
Perfect to get feedback from customers without complaints going straight to your google business, facebook or yelp pages.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Manage Tiny MCE Editor
WordPress Manage TinyMCE Editor allows you to add buttons to WordPress TinyMCE editor.
Using the plugin you will be able to add the following buttons to the default WordPress visual editor:
Font family selector
Font size selector
Rating: 4 out of 5
WooWBot WooCommerce Chatbot
WooWBot is a stand alone WooCommerce Chatbot with zero configuration or bot training required. This plug and play chatbot also does not require any 3rd party service integration like Facebook. This chat bot helps shoppers find the products they are looking for easily and increase store sales!
WooWBot is first of its kind chatbot shop assistant for WooCommerce. This is a noble approach to persuade buyers to order from your woocommerce website.
When activated, WooWBot sits there floating at the right bottom corner of website and offers users to find the right product through a chat conversation based search like a live assistant.
WooWBot is not dependent on Facebook or any other 3rd party services. There is zero configuration or training required. WooWBot is a completely stand alone chatbot for woocommerce.
Rating: 4 out of 5
John’s Plugins: Advanced Cron Manager – debug & control – 4, OneSignal Sender – 3, Weather Atlas Widget – 4
Marcus’ Plugins: 5 Star Google Reviews – 4, Manage Tiny MCE – 4, WooWBot WooCommerce Chatbot – 4
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