Marcus Couch


It's WordPress Plugins A-Z #143, and we're taking a look at WordPress Plugins for creating duplicate themes, membership content, inline testimonials, responsive post tabs, selling digital media and a new lazy plugin for checking on when your plugins were last updated.

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips
Note from developer of the Google webtools plugin reviewed in last show. This uses the old api. The current api that has OAuth does not support access to stats yet. If Google updates the current api I will change it to OAuth.

WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:
WordPress 3.7 Automatic Upgrades Proving to Be Reliable
Starting last Friday, versions of the 3.7 Beta have been enabled with the fabled Auto Upgrade feature! All reports are, so far, so good!

New Grid View Coming to the WordPress Media Library
In either 3.8 or 3.9 we’ll be seeing a new look for the media center. It will include the ability to scale all the thumbnails to view them in a more natural, uncluttered state.

Plugin Reviews From John Overall

[plugin_name src=”testimonials-widget”]

  • Current version: [plugin_version src=”testimonials-widget”]
  • Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”testimonials-widget”]
  • Requires: [plugin_requires src=”testimonials-widget”]
  • Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”testimonials-widget”]
  • Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”testimonials-widget”]
  • Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”testimonials-widget”]
  • Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”testimonials-widget”]

Download [plugin_name src=”testimonials-widget”]
[plugin_name src=”testimonials-widget”] Review:
Well working with the idea never let a theme do what a plugin should I had to find a testimonial plugin for a client who had it all built into the theme. This plugin works great uses custom posts types and offers many more options with a premium version of the plugin. For my simple needs the free version works great. They even make it easy to style by adding a custom class to each instance of the widget. All in all a great plugin!

Rating: 4 out of 5

[plugin_name src=”sell-media”]
Current version: [plugin_version src=”sell-media”]
Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”sell-media”]
Requires: [plugin_requires src=”sell-media”]
Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”sell-media”]
Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”sell-media”]
Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”sell-media”]
Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”sell-media”]
Download [plugin_name src=”sell-media”]

If you need to sell images as download this may be the plugin for you. It sets up pretty easy and connects direct to paypal you can predefine images sizes and set some other factors for the images. It also has several premium add ons that can allow you to sell prints, add a watermark, allow commissions.. and more. I have been looking for a photo store plugin for some time that integrated pretty well with min effort on the connections and I think I have found it.
Rating: 4 out of 5

[plugin_name src=”paid-memberships-pro”]
Current version: [plugin_version src=”paid-memberships-pro”]
Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”paid-memberships-pro”]
Requires: [plugin_requires src=”paid-memberships-pro”]
Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”paid-memberships-pro”]
Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”paid-memberships-pro”]
Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”paid-memberships-pro”]
Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”paid-memberships-pro”]
Download [plugin_name src=”paid-memberships-pro”]

This plugin was brought to my attention at the social media boot camp I went to this past weekend in Victoria. While talking to another developer Adam he started talking about this plugin and because I have a membership site coming on the horizon I thought it would be good to check it out.

It has several built in payment processors, you can set up your various membership levels , it auto sets you pages for you to save some time.. When you create memberships you can assign to specific categories then you have options to assign content on a specific post… there is even a good list of add on plugins for this all in all I would say it is a good plugin for memberships more to come on it..
Rating: 4 out of 5

Plugin Reviews From Marcus Couch

[plugin_name src=”duplicate-theme”]
Current version: [plugin_version src=”duplicate-theme”]
Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”duplicate-theme”]
Requires: [plugin_requires src=”duplicate-theme”]
Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”duplicate-theme”]
Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”duplicate-theme”]
Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”duplicate-theme”]
Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”duplicate-theme”]
Download [plugin_name src=”duplicate-theme”]

Ever wanted to duplicate a theme, or create a child theme, quickly and easily from the safety and security of your WordPress Admin? Look no further! With Duplicate Theme you can… duplicate a theme and create child themes! All while in your WordPress Admin. Choose the theme to copy, provide a name and voila! Have all the joy of the original theme, but in a new theme! No more messing around with FTP and online File Editors to duplicate themes. Why waste time downloading, uploading and editing style.css? Just install this plugin and BAM! you can duplicate a theme or create a child theme!
Rating: 4 out of 5

[plugin_name src=”easy-responsive-tabs”]
Current version: [plugin_version src=”easy-responsive-tabs”]
Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”easy-responsive-tabs”]
Requires: [plugin_requires src=”easy-responsive-tabs”]
Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”easy-responsive-tabs”]
Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”easy-responsive-tabs”]
Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”easy-responsive-tabs”]
Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”easy-responsive-tabs”]
Download [plugin_name src=”easy-responsive-tabs”]

Easy Responsive Tabs is bootstrap 3.0 compatible plugin which add icons to wordpress editor (tinyMCE Shortcode Buttons) and one can add bootstrap style responsive tabs to their website just by clicking on tinyMCE editor icon.

This is unlike other post tabs plugins I have used because of the responsive nature, as well as the MORE tab, which is what was missing in other tab plugins.
Rating: 4 out of 5

[plugin_name src=”last-update-plugin”]
Current version: [plugin_version src=”last-update-plugin”]
Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”last-update-plugin”]
Requires: [plugin_requires src=”last-update-plugin”]
Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”last-update-plugin”]
Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”last-update-plugin”]
Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”last-update-plugin”]
Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”last-update-plugin”]
Download [plugin_name src=”last-update-plugin”]

A Simple WordPress Plugin That Displays the Date That The Plugin was Last Updated on. I really like this functionality. Without it, the only way to see this data would be to visit the repository. I also like the fact that this helps me to decide if I want to move into a different plugin with updated functionality.
Rating: 4 out of 5

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