It's Episode 327 and we've got plugins for Shortcode Tracking, 360 Degree Media, Event Management, Recent Purchase Popups, Product Feeds and Amazing WooCommerce Tools. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A to Z Episode 327 Shortcode Tracking, 360 Degree Media, Event Management, Recent Purchase Popups

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It's Episode 327 and we've got plugins for Shortcode Tracking, 360 Degree Media, Event Management, Recent Purchase Popups, Product Feeds and Amazing WooCommerce Tools. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 327 and we've got plugins for Shortcode Tracking, 360 Degree Media, Event Management, Recent Purchase Popups, Product Feeds and Amazing WooCommerce Tools. 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 This plugin this plugin which comes to us via submission by … or from my own research and helps solve the following issues
Sent into us by Jesse Taylor
https://www.planaby.com/

The Planaby Shows and Events Widget

https://wordpress.org/plugins/planaby-shows-and-events-widget/

Version:2.1.8
Requires:3.3 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.2
Released:05 August 2013
Downloads:412
Last Updated:07 October 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This is a pretty decent app addon to your site for any events you might be having. This is a third party service that you need to place your events on. This could be a great solution if you are not already using an events managerr on your website.. And if you are it could be a great way to showcase special events you might be having. The advantage is that it hits thier phone app and helps spread the word. Looks to be pretty goo check it out.

I will be having more about this plugin later as I am interviewing the developer about it today.

Rating 4 Dragons

Marcus

Sphere Manager

https://wordpress.org/plugins/sphere-manager/

Version:1.0.1
Requires:4.6.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.0
Released:02 October 2017
Downloads:42
Last Updated:05 October 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

We've all seen those amazing 360 degree videos and images that have been making the rounds. You may have seen them in Facebook or Twitter. Now you can get this same effect natively in WordPress. Though this does seem to have a learning curve to it, Sphere Manager guides you through the process of adding your own 360 degree media, and allows you to add your own text within the media as you move around the 360 degree image or video. It has a full back-end editor that allows you to do all of this internal within WordPress. I started to think of how this could be used. Especially within the designer or developer community that we have a lot of listeners in. This would be a great add on for real estate agents, restaurants, or anywhere you would want to show a physical space and possibly make notes within it.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Our next couple plugins for you are

John

Shortcodes In Use

https://wordpress.org/plugins/shortcodes-in-use/

Version:1.2.1
Requires:3.8 or higher
Compatible up to:4.4.11
Released:16 November 2014
Downloads:2063
Last Updated:26 January 2016
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
As your WordPress site ages and you do upgrades and plugins replacements and theme replacements you start to realize that you had been using short codes all over the place. We as you throw out a plugin that was using a shortcode you now realize you have Naked Shortcodes running around all over the place and well that can get kind of emabrssing.

Cleaning them can be a chore and there are lots of way to get it done from simply hiding them usint a plugn like Remove Orphan Shortcodes which just hides them all or you can do a manaual search if you can even remember the short codes you used.

That is where this plugins help you out. after you run it you will see all the short codes currently in us on your site and you can start to go though them to see which ones you are using and which ones its time to remove.

Rating 4 Dragons

Marcus

SalesPop

https://wordpress.org/plugins/sales-pop/

Version:1.0.3
Requires:4.0.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.2
Released:29 September 2017
Downloads:495
Last Updated:17 October 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

If you've seen a modern landing page lately, you've probably seen a popup that says ustomer something like “John just purchased ITEM X 90 minutes ago”. This not only puts the peer pressure on you to buy, but it provides trust, engagement and authenticity. The most prolific source for this kind of popup is the service called Proof. The problem is, you have to pay a pretty hefty monthly fee that is capped in users viewed and sites. I've been looking around for something within WordPress that does just what Proof does, but within WordPress itself.

This plugin runs beautiful slide-in popups to notify visitors of recently bought items. When visitors are aware that many other customers are buying from this brand, they will be more confident in making the first purchases.

It auto-syncs with store’s sales data to generate real-time sales notifications of real orders. You can create “fake” notifications to promote any items as hot sellers. The plugin also has many different popup design options to match with your store's look and feel. There are also options to control how the notification popups look and display within your site. You can add a direct URL link to the product within the popup so that enwh visitors are interested they can click on the notification popups to view details right in the product page.

Rating: 5 out of 5

 

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Our last couple plugins today are:

John

sent in by Omar Faruque Simanta
http://rextheme.com/

Best WooCommerce Product Feed

Version:1.1.7
Requires:3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.2
Released:06 February 2017
Downloads:981
Last Updated:28 September 2017
Ratings:
3.7
(3.7 star out of 5)

https://wordpress.org/plugins/best-woocommerce-feed/

The lowdown:
If you are running a WooCommerce store and arer lookig to enhance your feeds for your products this may be a plugin for you. It make the task of createing a feed taylored for specific merchants such as Google, Amazon and ebay easier. This allow you to include all the specific meta data into the feed to enhance your listing. You can also limit the feed to your best selling products to help increasse your sales.

keep in mind while pretty easy to use it does require some work to get done.

I'll have more on this plugin as I will be doing an interview with the author later today.
what they say about it:
Short Description:
Best WooCommerce Product Feed generates product feed to Sync product with your merchant shops. Using this plugin, you can quickly add all your product (no limitation) from your WooCommerce store to different dealer shops. This product feed has setups that meet the requirements from various merchant stores.
FEATURES:
-You can create feed Up-to 2000 products in free version
-Unlimited feed creation for Pro-Users
-XML and TXT formats
-Feeds are also accessible via HTTP or HTTPS. So that supported merchant can easily and automatically fetch product feed using given Feed URL
-Attribute Prefix and Suffix. You can add Marketing or Promo Text with Product Title, Description And it’s also possible to add Price symbol, currency code with the price.
-Create custom field names
-Map your categories to those of other channels, such as Google Shopping
-Intuitive user interface
-Use advanced commands to optimize your product feeds while creating or exporting
-Remove the chances of feed specifications errors by matching merchants’ feed import requirements

Rating 4 dragons.

Marcus

Premmerce WooCommerce Toolkit

https://wordpress.org/plugins/premmerce-woocommerce-toolkit/

Version:1.1
Requires:4.8 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.2
Released:02 October 2017
Downloads:43
Last Updated:18 October 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

Premmerce WooCommerce Toolkit is a versatile set of add-ons and extensions for WooCommerce, developed to add the missing essential tools for e-commerce business to the basic version of WooCommerce.

It allows you to do things like adding video to the product and displaying it in the photo field, an option of adding a description of the shipping methods. I was especially intrigued by cool things like Catalog Mode, a setting that converts your store into a catalog of products, so the user can not make purchases but still see everything that is available. This is compatible with other plugins like WooCommerce, oast SEO and WooCommerce Multilingual.

Rating: 5 out of 5

 

Closing out this Episode The Plugins we covered where:

John’s Plugins: The Planaby Shows and Events Widget – 3, Shortcodes In Use – 4, Best WooCommerce Product Feed – 4

Marcus’ Plugins: Sphere Manager – 5, Sales Pop – 5, Premmerce WooCommerce Toolkit – 5

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