It's Episode 325 and we've got plugins for Floating Video, Widget Options, Brands in WooCommerce, Featured Image Sizes, Instagram Feed embedding and Search & Replace. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WP Plugins A to Z Episode 325 Floating Video, Widget Options, Brands in WooCommerce, Featured Image Sizes

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It's Episode 325 and we've got plugins for Floating Video, Widget Options, Brands in WooCommerce, Featured Image Sizes, Instagram Feed embedding and Search & Replace. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It's Episode 325 and we've got plugins for Floating Video, Widget Options, Brands in WooCommerce, Featured Image Sizes, Instagram Feed embedding and Search & Replace. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

 

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With that lets dive right into the meat and potatoes
Today we are reviewing our usual allotment of six great plugins.

John

And first up I have This plugin this plugin which comes from my own research and helps solve the following issues

Search & Replace

https://wordpress.org/plugins/search-and-replace/

Version:3.1.2
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.1
Released:14 May 2007
Downloads:1531821
Last Updated:28 November 2017
Ratings:
4.4
(4.4 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
When doing something such as SSL conversions you will need to search though the database and find where to change URL. This one does a great job of making those changes. But to insure you don't break your site one thing it does is downloads your database with changes and then it allows you to reupload it back.

With this plugin you can easily make a backup of your database, do a complete search and replace, do domain replacements, do a database prefix change and import a sql file.

Rating 5 Dragons.

Marcus

Floating Video Plugin

https://wordpress.org/plugins/floating-video/

Version:1.3.1
Requires:4.7 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.4
Released:15 September 2017
Downloads:275
Last Updated:06 November 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

This plugin allows you to embed an mp4 file or embedded YouTube video into your page. As the site visitor scrolls down the page to read the rest of your post, the video will automatically move and stick to one of the corners of the window so they can watch the video and read the page at the same time. This creates an effect like the one that can be seen on the videos of CNN, Facebook and the new style and design version of YouTube. The plugin is shortcode based and a bit limited in placement functionality. It lets you pick one of the corners with a margin based on percentage. The issue I had is that it didn't let me move it up from the bottom in a bottom-right play scenario. They can't all be 100% perfect and that's the only drawback I found.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Our next couple plugins for you are

John

Widget Options

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

Version:3.5
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.9.1
Released:08 February 2016
Downloads:149105
Last Updated:17 November 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
By now everyone in the WordPress world has heard about the scamming by the new owner of Display widgets a popular plugin that I have been using for years and had to replace on several websites last week. This forced a look around for a dependable plugin that offered the same or similar functionality. After checking a few plugin I settled on this one.

It not only provided the same functionality as Display Widgets as well as adding a few more options into the mix. Not only can you hide/show a widget on a page or post but also by taxonomies also by device and more. If you upgrade to the premium version you can add additional functionality and it starts at $29.

Rating 5 Dragons

Marcus

WooCommerce Brands

https://wordpress.org/plugins/ot-woocommerce-brands/

Version:1.0.0
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.4
Released:15 September 2017
Downloads:177
Last Updated:15 September 2017
Ratings:
0
(0 star out of 5)

This plugin allow you to add different brands to your WooCommerce products store. You can create unlimited Brands categories for your products and even assign multiple brands to one single product. Display brand name on Product pages or Category pages and any Product listing pages. This also allows you to filter products by Brands and even have special or sale pages specific to brands, like “Nike Headbands on Sale” and get the SEO benefits that come with it.

It includes a built in WordPress Widget to show your brands list in the Sidebar too.

Rating: 5 out of 5

 

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Our last couple plugins today are:

John

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Flexi Instagram Feed

https://www.flexi-instagramfeed.com/

https://codecanyon.net/item/instagram-feed-flexi-plugin-for-wordpress/20539185

The Lowdown:
This is a premium plugin sent in by the developer, and it is it a pretty nice way of displaying Instagrame feeds into your website. You can select from hashtag, profile, location or even a feed of all images you like on instagrame. Customize settings determine style of customize the CSS to your taste. You can even remove specific images from your feed to eliminate an image that should not be there.

Place the fede on your page via short code and your off.

Rating 4 Dragons

Marcus

Minimum Featured Image Size

https://wordpress.org/plugins/minimum-featured-image-size/

Version:0.1
Requires:4.7.5 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.4
Released:16 September 2017
Downloads:159
Last Updated:16 September 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

With this plugin you can set the minimum width and height required for featured images. If the user tries to use an image that isn’t large enough they will see a friendly error message, and the post status will be reverted to ‘draft’. Posting this for a friend.

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Closing out this Episode The Plugins we covered where:

John’s Plugins: Widget Options – 5, Flexi Instagram Feed – 4, Search & Replace – 5

Marcus’ Plugins: Floating Video Plugin – 5, WooCommerce Brands – 5, Minimum Featured Image Size – 4

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