It's Episode 343 and we've got plugins for Opening External Links, Display Only Products, User Update Control, WooCommerce Shipping Audits, Shortcode Widgets and Extra Fees. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A to Z Episode 343 Opening External Links, Display Only Products

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It's Episode 343 and we've got plugins for Opening External Links, Display Only Products, User Update Control, WooCommerce Shipping Audits, Shortcode Widgets and Extra Fees. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 343 and we've got plugins for Opening External Links, Display Only Products, User Update Control, WooCommerce Shipping Audits, Shortcode Widgets and Extra Fees. 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

Open external links in a new window

https://wordpress.org/plugins/open-external-links-in-a-new-window/

Version:1.3.2
Requires:2.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.8
Released:24 September 2010
Downloads:155188
Last Updated:02 November 2017
Ratings:
4.7
(4.7 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
Sometimes when you are working on a site you will be adding links to other areas or have sites you link to that you will need to open in another window. This plugin is a great one for having all external links on your site open in a new window so that when your visitor closes it they are back on your site. You can also specify certain URLs that should either be forced to open in a new window or ignored.

Rating 4 Dragons

Marcus

Non-Purchasable WooCommerce Products

https://wordpress.org/plugins/non-purchasable-woocommerce-products/

Version:1.2
Requires:3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.8
Released:06 February 2018
Downloads:645
Last Updated:04 October 2018
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

Set certain WooCommerce products to be non-purchasable (display-only), with a custom message and button text.
Features
* Ability to change the status from Purchasable vs Non-Purchasable
* Works with all product types, including variable products.
* Customize the button text and message on product pages.
* Disable the message output completely if you choose.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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We currently have a contest running until Feb 14, 2018 and we are giving away a premium license from https://foliovision.com/ for thier FV Player Pro plugin you can also check out the interview I did with Alec Kinnear here http://wppluginsatoz.com/interview-show-17-alec-kinnear-foliovision/ visit http://WPPluginsAtoZ.com/contests for to enter the contest.

 

Our next couple plugins for you are

John

BusinessPress

https://wordpress.org/plugins/businesspress/

Version:0.9.1
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.8
Released:11 March 2016
Downloads:1942
Last Updated:01 October 2018
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
This is another plugin from FolioVision who we are giving away a premium license for thier FV Player plugin enter at http://wppluginsatoz.com/contests and I did an interview with Alec Kinnear here http://wppluginsatoz.com/interview-show-17-alec-kinnear-foliovision/check it out.

This plugin make life easier by allowing you to control who can do updates on a site and what they can see and do as well as limiting the auto updates it allows you to control and turn off things like disables the generator tag, REST API and Emojis to keep your site secure and fast. However you can enable these features back on if you prefer, just like the XML-RPC or oEmbed. and more

Rating 4 Dragons

Marcus

Weight Loss

https://wordpress.org/plugins/weightloss/

Version:0.1
Requires:4.4 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.8
Released:06 February 2018
Downloads:96
Last Updated:06 February 2018
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

This plugin has nothing to do with dieting, fitness or health. However it will save you a lot of stress when it comes to losing money because of improper shipping weights listed on your products. The plugin checks for any Woocommerce products missing weights, which may cause postage calculators to malfunction upon customer checkout. Very easy to use and can search thousands of products for missing weights.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

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Question from Jeff in Cleveland, Ohio.

Hi John and Marcus, I am writing hoping you can help. My company uses Gmail (Google Apps) for email, and I want to be able to change WordPress settings so that when it emails out, it is using my Gmail account. That way it is authenticated, plus I get a copy in my sent folder. Does this kind of plugin exist?
Answer:
Use https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/ WP Mail SMTP plugin and go through the step by step instructions to connect and authenticate your Gmail account. You'll be sending mails from Gmail within 90 seconds of installing the plugin. Enjoy!

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Our last couple plugins today are:

John

Shortcode Widget

https://wordpress.org/plugins/shortcode-widget/

Version:1.5.1
Requires:3.3 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.7
Released:06 February 2013
Downloads:251447
Last Updated:05 September 2017
Ratings:
4.8
(4.8 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
So even with the new html widget and the text editor widgets in WordPress you still don;t have a native way to execute short-codes in a widget such a pain in the ass.. This plugin solves that issue by creating a widget specifically for executing short code nice and simple and just works.

Rating 5 Dragons

Marcus

WooCommerce Advanced Extra Fees Lite

https://wordpress.org/plugins/woo-advanced-extra-fees-lite/

Version:1.0.3
Requires:3.0. or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.8
Released:05 February 2018
Downloads:420
Last Updated:26 June 2018
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

WooCommerce has a powerful Fees API that until now was only accessible to developers. With WooCommerce Advanced Fees store owners can setup rules where fees will be added to the Cart based on what is in the cart, who is buying it, or where the products are being shipped to.
With the ‘Extra Cost Options’ you have the freedom to setup the fee amount based on weight, present shipping classes, categories and products. Each option has its own minimum and maximum fields for quantity / weight / subtotal requirements. Advanced Fees for WooCommerce is a valuable tool for store owners for creating and managing complex fee rules in their store without the help of a developer!
Features:
* WooCommerce fees can be set globally
* Fees can be set amount (ex.$5) base on cart subtotal,country,stock status.
* Fees can be positive ($3) or negative (-$3)
* Multiple possible conditions to add fees
* Condition grouping for more complex rules
* Schedule publishing of fees for future
* Fees are visible in the Cart, Checkout, Thank You page, and Order email

Rating: 4 out of 5

Closing out this Episode The Plugins we covered where:

John’s Plugins: Open external links in a new window – 4, BusinessPress – Shortcode Widget – 5

Marcus’ Plugins: Non-Purchasable WooCommerce Products – 4, Weight Loss – 5, WooCommerce Advanced Extra Fees – 4

Reminders / Commercial / Promotions:

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.

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