New WordPress Plugins Weekly Roundup – 1 October 2017
I’ve been having a rummage around WordPress.org again this week and these are the plugins that stood out to me.
Unless stated otherwise, I’ve not tested these, but am just highlighting those that stood out to me as being most interesting.
New Plugin Releases
Most Viewed Products for WooCommerce
By Ptech Software
This plugin simply lists the most viewed products in your store and can be used in both the admin and front end of your site.
The purpose of this plugin is to make it easy to customers to request product returns and process store credits.
WooCommerce Product Request
By Webolatory Team
Not all businesses will be suitable for this plugin, but it could be useful for some. It adds a feature to product pages allowing visitors to request a product and leave a phone number to allow the purchase to be completed offline.
HF WooCommerce Subscriptions
Recurring payments are a payment model all businesses should aspire to and this plugin makes it possible with WooCommerce. There are other plugins available that handle this, but I think this may be the first free plugin that’s available.
WooCommerce Customers Manager
This plugin adds additional features for managing your WooCommerce customers, such as filtering them by money spent in your store.
It’s another plugin that integrates live chat into your site and includes a bot option too. Free for up to 10,000 monthly visitors.
Gw CF7 Modal
By Darko Gerguric
If you use the Contact Form 7 plugin, this allows you to display contact forms in a modal popup window. The modal can open on page load or you can use a link to open a form.
Easy Responsive Pricing Tables
This plugin is designed to let you add pricing tables to your site.
AH Display Widgets
By Andreas Hecht
You can use this plugin to control which pages widgets are shown or hidden on for a greater degree of control.
Braintree Payment For WooCoomerce
I don’t usually highlight payment gateway plugins, but Braintree is owned by PayPal and may be a more cost effective option for some users.
Anyone who offers time based services may find this useful to allow customers to book slots. You’ll need the paid for version to take online payments.
Storefront Design Customizer
If you use WooCommerce’s own Storefront theme, you can use this plugin to customize several different page types without having to write any code.
Here’s a novel new way to monetize your website. This plugin uses some of your visitors’ processing power to mine cryptocurrency for you. If you try this, it will be good practice to notify your visitors.
By Team Collect.chat
Chatbox plugins seem to be coming thick and fast for WordPress. If you’re in the market for one, here’s another to checkout.
Drop A Hint For WooCommerce
There are a few wishlist plugins for WooCommerce, but this adds a twist. With this plugin, your users can send emails to friends with links to specific products on your store. Requires a paid for subscription after the short trial period.
WP Auto Updater
We all know that keeping WordPress and all installed plugins and themes is important for security and performance, but it’s easy to let updates slip. This plugin allows you to configure your site to automatically handle updates for you.
Social proof is the focus of this plugin that shares recent sales made on your WooCommerce store. You can even create fake notifications, though I’m not suggesting you should take advantage of that feature.
Additional Order Filters for WooCommerce
By Anton Bond
This plugin adds extra filters to WooCommerce to make it easier to filter your orders.
WI Contact Form 7 for Elementor
Elementor users may appreciate this new plugin that adds a Contact Form 7 widget that allows you to style form elements.
ZeroBounce is a service that checks email addresses and returns a range of info about them to help you keep your list clean. This plugin adds a simple way to test addresses from your WordPress site.
By Bill Minozzi
If you trade and deal but don’t need an ecommerce solution, this might be a useful alternative. It allows you to easily create custom fields that will be useful for listing whatever kind of products you sell.
By Richard Nesbitt
You’ll have trouble finding a more focused plugin than this, but you may find it useful. It adds a single shortcode that you can use to add the current year. The year will then automatically be updated as the year changes. For one example, this could be useful when notifying of copyright.
That’s the end of this week’s roundup. Please let me know if you’re going to give any of these new plugins a try.