It's Episode 318 and we've got plugins for Email Downloads, Subscribe to Comments, Post Type Convertors, Stock Photos, Shortcodes for WooCommerce Fields and Blocking User Accounts. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #318 Post Type Convertors, Shortcodes for WooCommerce

It's Episode 318 and we've got plugins for Email Downloads, Subscribe to Comments, Post Type Convertors, Stock Photos, Shortcodes for WooCommerce Fields and Blocking User Accounts. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 318 and we've got plugins for Email Downloads, Subscribe to Comments, Post Type Convertors, Stock Photos, Shortcodes for WooCommerce Fields and Blocking User Accounts. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Fella's I'm nearly 16 minutes into a PodCast you've created and thus far I've heard nothing relating to the plugins or topic of the PodCast. I love the hustle you have done in order to push out this many PodCasts and I am just a random guy that is looking for some fresh ideas, but 16 minutes in and still no content or getting to the topic at hand? I stopped listening and closed it out. My tip would be to jump right into the content – leave the small talk and other things to the topic at hand.

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

Subscribe To Comments Reloaded

Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:5.9.3
Released:30 September 2010
Last Updated:23 May 2022
(4.5 star out of 5)

Subscribe To Comments Reloaded

By reedyseth, camu

Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:5.9.3
Released:30 September 2010
Last Updated:23 May 2022
(4.5 star out of 5)

This plugin was reviewed in Episode 68

Re-reviewed in Episode 318 of the WP Plugins A to Z Podcast

I have been using this plugin for quite a while now since 2012 when it was reviewed. This is a great plugin that will encourage your site visitors to subscribe to the comments on a post. This will help keep them coming back to your site. They can also subscribe without even leaving a comment. Using this plugin you can track the subscribers to your site as well as send notifications to them of new comments. They can also unsubscribe ass well as manage their subscriptions to multiple posts.

Rating 4 Dragons

Email to Download

Requested find by Craig

Requires:4.5 or higher
Compatible up to:5.4.10
Released:25 September 2015
Last Updated:16 June 2020
(3.5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
If your looking for a plugin to capture emails and then allow a download like Craig is then this may just be the ticket for you. Inn its base form it captures email addresses then send a download link to your visitor, if you go for the addons starting at $19.99 you can have those emails go straight to Mailchimp or Mailpoet. Now this plugin does require adding a small bit of code to your config file and you will need to flush the permalink to insure it works correctly.

Configure it to your liking and then add downloads build a short link and then publish the page.

Rating 4 dragons.

Stock Photos

Requires: or higher
Compatible up to:
Released:01 January 1970
Last Updated:01 January 1970
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
Well this one fell flat could not get it to perform a search for images.

Rating 2 Dragons

WooCommerce ‘Email Money Transfer' Payment Gateway

Requires:WooCommerce 2.2 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.20
Released:17 June 2015
Last Updated:24 October 2018
(5 star out of 5)

With 99 pages of recommended plugins 2,970 I though I would try one I have never used. Fromm page 77
The Lowdown:
now while this plugin applies to our Canadian listeners it is still good to know if you help or dow businness inn Canada, This plguin created a Interac E-Transfer payment gateway that makes the process of getting them to send e-transfer and security question and code an easy task without the risk of using s standard code.

Rating 5 Dragons

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**

Woocommerce Product Shortcodes

Requires:4.3 or higher
Compatible up to:5.3.12
Released:30 July 2017
Last Updated:27 June 2020
(4.7 star out of 5)

Sometimes you need to refer to a product in a post, page or on your homepage with reference to a price, product name or SKU.
With this plugin, you can replace the static text with a shortcode so the values are pulled dynamically from your woocommerce store. This is especially useful when referring to the price as this can change regularly leaving old static text out of date.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Post Type Manager

Requires:3.0 or higher
Compatible up to:5.5.9
Released:29 July 2017
Last Updated:01 September 2020
(5 star out of 5)

This plugin adds a post-type drop-down to the post editor section, you can change any post to a new post type. You can Change Page to Post, Change Post to Page, Change Post to Custom or Change a Custom post to Custom post

Rating: 5 out of 5

Block User Account

Requires:4.6 or higher
Compatible up to:5.9.3
Released:24 July 2017
Last Updated:09 March 2022
(4 star out of 5)

Every now and again, for whatever reason, you may need to restrict the access of an individual user. Most commonly we have to delete or alter the account to a lower level, only to restore it back later. This plugin takes care of all that in one click.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: Subscribe To Comments Reloaded – 4, Email to Download -4, WooCommerce ‘Email Money Transfer' Payment Gateway – 5

Marcus’ Plugins: WooCommerce Product Shortcodes – 4, Post Type Manager – 5, Block User Account – 5


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