It's Episode 326 and we've got plugins for System and Server Monitoring, User Emulation, Dating Sites, Abandoned Cart Chatbots and CF7-Zapier Integration. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A to Z Episode 326 User Emulation, Dating Sites, Abandoned Cart Chatbots

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It's Episode 326 and we've got plugins for System and Server Monitoring, User Emulation, Dating Sites, Abandoned Cart Chatbots and CF7-Zapier Integration. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 326 and we've got plugins for System and Server Monitoring, User Emulation, Dating Sites, Abandoned Cart Chatbots and CF7-Zapier Integration. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

 

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Today we are reviewing our usual allotment of six great plugins.

John

And first up I have A request from Kent Smith for a status plugin similar to the status page created by Woocommerce, and I found a couple and the first one is.

Server Status

https://wordpress.org/plugins/server-status-littlebizzy/

Version:1.2.5
Requires:4.4 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.2
Released:30 October 2016
Downloads:15760
Last Updated:29 August 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This is the first of 2 plugins I found that will help you figure out what is happening on a site.
This is a simple page of most stats for your server including php versions, memory allocation and more. All information is displayed in a widget on your dashboard and can help with the occasional issue you might be having or in case you are just taking over a site get a quick glimpse of what is happening.

Rating 3 Dragons

Fast User Switching

By TikWeb (tikweb.dk) in Denmark
https://wordpress.org/plugins/fast-user-switching/

Version:1.3.3
Requires:4.6 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.2
Released:24 September 2017
Downloads:80
Last Updated:11 October 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

Allow only administrators to impersonate any site user. Choose user to impersonate, by clicking new “Impersonate” link in the user list. To return to your own user, just log out. A log out link is available in the black top menu, top right, profile submenu.Za

When you impersonate a user, you will be effectively logged in as that user, and acquire the same rights – very convenient for testing rights for users. Also practical for consultants, bureaus and copy-writers who need to create and edit content for customers.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Our next couple plugins for you are

John

Simple System Status

https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-system-status/

Version:1.0.0
Requires:3.9 or higher
Compatible up to:4.1.19
Released:03 March 2015
Downloads:3048
Last Updated:03 June 2015
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This plugin gives you a more complete pisture of your site and gets you almost everything that is produced in the WooCommerce status page.
It tells you the WordPress version, memory limits and use, time zone, permalink setting and more.
Tell you the theme information
lists all plugins the must use one, the active ones and the inactive ones.
Server Info, PHP version, post limiists and memory liimits, checks fsock curl and soap.
tells you session info
and even give you a unique link for an external page to look at..

All in all pretty good

Rating 4 Dragons

Recover Abandoned Cart for WooCommerce

by ChatX.ai in Bucharest, Romania
https://wordpress.org/plugins/chatx-ai/

Version:0.1.7
Requires:3.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.2
Released:21 September 2017
Downloads:418
Last Updated:13 October 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

This plugin helps you recover more abandoned carts on your WooCommerce store, by using Facebook Messenger Chatbots.
You first have to set up an account at ChatX.AI. Then you can begin to track your store’s abandoned carts and the related Facebook users. After X number of hours from the cart abandonment, your customer will receive a message from your store’s Facebook page, reminding them of the products left in cart. The chatbot will try to convince him to finish the order. Here, you have some options like allowing the chatbot to use a discount coupon, or scarcity to be more convincing.

Rating: 5 out of 5

 

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Our last couple plugins today are:

John

Rencontre – Dating Site

https://wordpress.org/plugins/rencontre/

Version:2.2.2
Requires:4.3 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.2
Released:13 June 2014
Downloads:21384
Last Updated:22 September 2017
Ratings:
3.8
(3.8 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
When looking for Plugins you never know what you will find and it seems there is something for everyone.
Because there are not enough Dating sites online yet you can add to the crazy with this plugin. It will help you build you own Dating site to offer services using WordPress. It allows for just about everything you want in a dataing site and includeds stats so you can track how it works.
Inital plugin will only create a free dating site but you can buy the premium addon for 35 Eros to add a membership section to the site.. Have fun.

Rating 3 Dragons

Marcus

CF7 to Zapier

https://wordpress.org/plugins/cf7-to-zapier/

Version:1.0.0
Requires:4.7 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.2
Released:21 September 2017
Downloads:62
Last Updated:21 September 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

By Vizir Software studio in São Paulo, Brazil.

Contact Form 7 (CF7) is a awesome plugin used by 1+ million WordPress websites. Zapier is a awesome service to connect your apps and automate workflows!

Now you can join both: the best contact form plugin to WordPress and Zapier! Just activate and configure Zapier to receive data.

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Closing out this Episode The Plugins we covered where:

John’s Plugins: Server Status – 3, Simple System Status – 4, Rencontre – Dating Site – 3

Marcus’ Plugins: Fast User Switching – 5, Recover Abandoned Cart for WooCommerce – 5, CF7 to Zapier – 4

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