It's Episode 330 and we've got plugins for Image Galleries, Customer Rewards, Push Notification, Halloween, Day of the Week Content, and Custom Admin News Feeds. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A to Z Episode 330 Image Galleries, Customer Rewards, Push Notification, Halloween

It's Episode 330 and we've got plugins for Image Galleries, Customer Rewards, Push Notification, Halloween, Day of the Week Content, and Custom Admin News Feeds. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 330 and we've got plugins for Image Galleries, Customer Rewards, Push Notification, Halloween, Day of the Week Content, and Custom Admin News Feeds. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!


All the show notes can be found at:

Make sure you subscribe and review the show at:

Stitcher Radio, Google Play and in the iTunes Store.
Check out our Training Videos, Screencasts and Watch Us Live on YouTube every Monday morning at 10amPST

Follow the show on Twitter @wppluginsatoz
Subscribe to our Newsletter

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


FooGallery – Image Gallery WordPress Plugin

Requires:5.2 or higher
Compatible up to:6.4.1
Released:10 July 2014
Last Updated:11 November 2023
(4.8 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This is a gallery plugin to create image galleries that you can then display on a page with a short code. This is a simple gallery creator that lets you create multiple galleries and then pack them into albums if you like. When creating the gallery you can easily select multiple images you have uploaded to your media library. The you can rearrange them for best order of presentation. It will even create retina ready thumbnails for you. galleries are responsive and with the foobox lightbox youo have a very clean display.

You can adjust the thumbnail size and pull the info automatically for title and description from the image to display as captions.

Rating 5 Dragons


Admin Dashboard RSS Feed

Requires:4.7.5 or higher
Compatible up to:6.1.4
Released:27 October 2017
Last Updated:10 February 2023
(5 star out of 5)

If you're you a web design company looking to broadcast your company’s latest news in your client’s Admin Dashboard? This plugin helps to show your latest news in the WordPress Admin Dashboard via an RSS feed. Short and sweet. Easy to set up and valuable for what it does. This plugin is very simple to install and configure. After successful install and activation. just provide this info and you are set:
Your company name:
Your company logo:
Your website:
Your company RSS feed URL:
Set the number of items to show:

Rating: 5 out of 5

This show is Sponsored by the following People and or businesses

John WordPress & Web Services

With Today's Internet Finding quality WordPress Hosting and support can be a challenge, drop that stress by contacting web services. I can help you eliminate your WordPress your stress. Solving your WordPress Emergency issues or doing the more day to day items such as finding that perfect plugin, helping you move to a new hosting provider or even provinding Quality WordPress hosting.
With 20yrs. Exp on-line and over 8 years dedicated to WordPress Provides all your web service needs from hosting to WordPress development, repairs and
Visit my website, Call 818-850-7729 or send an email to

Anyone listening to this show has a passion for WordPress. Want to write about something unique within WordPress? I'm now the WordPress Editor for Smashing Magazine, one of the biggest web design resources online. I'm looking for folks to write great articles about WordPress. Get a lot of exposure to yourself and your work. Visit and I'll reply back with more info. It's a great opportunity to contribute to the WordPress community, get exposure and get a few hundred bucks for the effort too.


Our next couple plugins for you are


Push Notification Sender for WP

Requires:3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.27
Released:30 August 2017
Last Updated:30 August 2017
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
If your looking to have push notifications sent from your site and don't want a third party service this is a plugin you might consider.

The setup will take some work but it may be worth it if you need the push notifications. for apple it is a bbit of a process you may want to read this For Google Android it is on the api console.

Launch push notification to all iOS and Android devices automatically when an Add/Edit a Post/Page and even when a new comment is added to any post. No any third party software integration required. You can also send a custom push notification to any individual registered member.
Key Features
Supports following methods
Apple Push Notification service (APNs)
Google Cloud Messaging (GCM)
Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM)
This plugin have options to:
Launch push notification to WordPress users separately.
Launch push notification to users when a new page/post is published or when new comment is added to the post (administrator user)

Rating 3 Dragons


DayOfWeek Widget

Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:6.3.2
Released:26 October 2017
Last Updated:25 August 2023
(5 star out of 5)

This plugin provides an easy, lightweight way to show different content based on the day of the week. So if you want to have unique content or items based on what day it is, this is for you. You don't have to have new content for every day. You can leave a day empty and it will just skip it.
This is shortcode based and you enter in your text in the back end of the plugin. This is great for promoting weekly specials as well.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

We like listener feedback you can leave feedback via our contact page, Speakpipe or email us direct.
Leave us a speakpipe message

Show Donors

This Show is a Value for Value model meaning if you get any Value out of it please give some Value back and in that vein we would like to acknowledge those that have supported the show in the past week. All donations $50 and over are read out and their note is published here.
For all those who come in below $50 they will remain anonymous and we thank you very much.

This week's Donor's are:

And a big thank you to our donors who came in under $50 and to those who have set up weekly subscriptions.
All these small subscriptions really help the show out.

Here are ways you can support the show:

Support the show with a weekly $2.50 subscription by going
This show is listener supported and we can use more than just money to help the show grow.
Visit to learn how you can support the show in other ways.

You can also create a monthly donation at Patreon

Remember to support the show at

Our last couple plugins today are:


Halloween Box

Requires:4.6 or higher
Compatible up to:5.5.13
Released:23 October 2017
Last Updated:23 August 2020
(0 star out of 5)

The Lowdown
This is a simple CSS change for your sites pages and posts content box and is not fully compatible with a site builder such as enfolds. But is does make a change to allow for a Halloween motif on your site and lets you do some simple Halloween decorations to your site with no effort.

Rating 3 Dragons



Requires:5.3 or higher
Compatible up to:6.4.1
Released:24 October 2017
Last Updated:21 November 2023
(4.7 star out of 5)

One of the most efficient ways to develop customer loyalty is to have a Reward System within your online store. Your customers receive rewards and discounts when buying on your website.
With the WooRewards plugin, you simply define the number of points received on purchases, the number of points needed to get a gift coupon and you’re done. Your customers will receive an email with all the info needed to use their coupon, such as the coupon code, its value and its validity period. Customers can login and check on their point balance and coupons at any time. There is a standard and pro version ($50). My suggestion is that if you're going to implement something like this, you want the pro version, as you want to enable all the bells and whistles that you can.

Point System Settings
Coupon Settings
Automatic coupon generation
Configurable emails
Points and coupons visualization

Points management
Points history
Customizable reminder system
Advanced cart

Rating: 5 out of 5

Closing out this Episode The Plugins we covered where:

John’s Plugins: FooGallery – Image Gallery WordPress Plugin – 5, Push Notification Sender for WP – 3, Halloween Box -3

Marcus’ Plugins: Admin Dashboard RSS Feed – 5, DayOfWeek Widget – 4, WooRewards – 5

Reminders / Commercial / Promotions:

Join John is supporting men's health and family issues dy donating though his Movember page
Movember is here and it's a great time to help raise awareness about mens issues around health and family. I am once again growing a mousetash for Movember and you can support me and this great charity by going to
My goal this year is to Raise $1000 and you can help by donating anything you can to this great cause.

Be sure to check out the YouTube Screencast that goes up later and watch the add on part that has john doing a first impression of one of Marcus's Plugin reviews from this show.

Note to developers who would like to support the show. If you would like to offer up a premium license to give away please go to

We now have training videos up and on-line part of the WP Plugins network you can find them here at or here new videos being done weekly

Having added some new encoding software John has been doing some experimentation with live broadcasts on YouTube abd Facebook
Look for something new coming in which John will be doing random live streams on our YouTube channel.

WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

For news and information that is related to WordPress be sure and subscribe to our Newsletter.

Just some reminders:

Remember to support the show at

All the show notes can be found at:
Make sure you subscribe and review the show at:

Stitcher Radio, Google Play and in the iTunes Store

Follow the show on Twitter @wppluginsatoz

Watch us Live, our Screencasts, Training Videos and Subscribe to us on YouTube

Subscribe to our Newsletter

How to Contact Us:

John can be contacted at:

Marcus can be contacted at:

  • Marcus Couch can be contacted at his website at
  • Twitter @marcuscouch
    and remember to follow the show on twitter @wppluginsatoz