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New WooCommerce Plugins for Your Store
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

New WooCommerce Plugins for Your Store

WooCommerce allows customers to leave reviews on products, but the method used for storing those reviews is still comments, so those product reviews are stored in the comments and commentmeta database tables. There is a recent plugin which fixes product reviews, by sending reminder emails using the Action Scheduler, storing product views in their custom database tables. The plugin is called Better Reviews for WooCommerce. Created custom database tables; wp_woocommerce_better_reviews_attributes wp_woocommerce_better_reviews_authormeta wp_woocommerce_better_reviews_charstcs wp_woocommerce_better_reviews_content wp_woocommerce_better_reviews_ratings When the plugin is installed, it adds a reviews admin menu tab. Reviews > Reviews Reviews > Attributes Reviews > Characteristics The settings for the plugin

Tools
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Three tools to help you defeat Thanos and save the universe

We are suckers for tools. I mean, we are always looking for weapons in our arsenal to help us fight against Thanos. Think about it. With a snap of his fingers, things disappear, even our Google search results! So, we have to stay on top of things. Today I’m going to point you to three new WordPress products that are launching soon. These are tools for your toolbox that may be super helpful. WPFeedback Feedback from clients is an area that is crucial to any website project. Developer Vito Peleg is in the process of launching WPFeedback which will streamline

World of WordPress
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

World of WordPress: Staying productive when Facebook goes down

March is a crazy month. Wouldn’t you agree? For many of us, we are exciting Winter and headed straight for Spring. Who still has snow on the ground? The sun starts to shine a little more and the birds start to chirp. It’s almost like we have come out of a slumber. Regardless, there are lots of things happening. Today we take a look into some new WordPress products, the emergence of plugins for the Gutenberg Editor, how we became more productive on the day that Facebook went down, and where we can find more Women leaders in WordPress. Buckle

WordPress Business
Todd Jones

How to display a draft using Public Post Preview Plugin

If you are like me, you like to look at WordPress plugins that can really help you out. Such is the case this week when I was introduced to a plugin by Kyle Van Deusen. Kyle was doing an article and needed my feedback for the post. He sent me over a Google Document where I could fill out my answers. A day later he showed me what the article looked like on his site. I thought for a minute and wondered how I was looking at a live preview of the not-yet-published article on WordPress without me being logged

Leaving a WordPress Plugin Review
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Leaving a WordPress plugin review

Imagine spending hours on a project for which you know you will not get paid. Additionally, with that project, you handle hours of support request. Maybe you just do it because you love it or maybe you are doing it to give value to the community. The project might even lead to a pay off in terms of additional paid work. Now, imagine when someone tells you how much they appreciate what you do. They “ring the bell” if you will. They promote your project. That is how it feels for plugin developers when you rate their product. Plugins in

How the cost of free plugins can pay off for WordPress developers
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

How the cost of free plugins can pay off for WordPress developers

Recently, I was looking at a plugin I had been using for my local town website. It was a simple plugin that lived in the WordPress repository. It had great value. The plugin has been discontinued. I really don’t know why, but my guess is that the author has other things to do. My first thought was how I or someone I knew could take over the plugin. Then I thought I or someone else might end up the same way.  The same day, I saw someone boldly claim they weren’t interested in a plugin if it wasn’t free, even

Bulk Plugin installing with WP Favs
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Bulk installing your WordPress plugins using WP Favs

Recently, in the WordPress Plugin Suggestions Facebook Group, I ran across a tool I had never seen before. It allows WordPress developers to make a bulk install of plugins to a new WordPress install. This is a great idea since we often use the same plugins every single time. Therefore, I decided to take a look at the tool and see for myself how it works. I was pleasantly surprised. The plugin installer is a freemium product. There is a premium version for unlimited lists for only $60 per year. Not bad if you are cranking out sites week after

MainWP Favorites Extension

No more searching around or trying to remember the name of all the plugins and themes that you use on a regular basis! The MainWP Favorites Extension allows you to store frequently used plugins and themes for quick and easy installation on a site.  In addition, since those favorites are stored locally on your Dashboard and DOES NOT use the WordPress.org Favorites API so your privacy is maintained. The Favorites Extension even allows you to group your plugins and themes based on any criteria you want. Say that you use a different set of plugins or a different theme for sites