New WordPress Plugins Weekly Roundup – 17 December 2017
I’ve been looking around the WordPress.org site this week and these are the most interesting plugins I’ve found.
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
WooCommerce Smart Quick View
Adding a quick view feature can help improve the user experience in your store, allowing users to quickly see more product information without having to view a product page.
Image Auto Poster
By Marcin Skrzypiec
With this plugin, you can automatically post images to Pinterest when you publish a post.
Woocommerce Product Tabs Free
This plugin adds some additional tabs to the product pages of your WooCommerce store, including FAQs and Google Maps.
Recurring payment and donation through Stripe
You can take recurring payments from your customers through Stripe with this plugin.
WooCommerce Category Discount
This plugin gives you a few ways to apply discounts to your WooCommerce products.
WooCommerce Wallet – credit, cashback, refund system
By Subrata Mal
If you have customers making regular purchases on your site, this plugin adds a wallet that customers can preload with credit and use to make purchases.
Accessibility is something that’s so often overlooked by designers. I see far too many WordPress themes where this hasn’t been a consideration at all. This plugin is designed to improve the accessibility features of your site.
This plugin adds a booking system to WordPress that will be suitable for restaurants, hotels, campsites, etc.
WordPress Page Builder – Qards
By Designmodo Inc.
There are a few page builders around for WordPress. This free version of a premium plugin apparently lets you build pages by combining pre-made blocks of content.
Hide Publish Button Until Scheduled
By Nathan Bogan
Are you one of those users that keeps pressing the Publish button, instead of Save Draft? You may want to check this out then to stop you from publishing posts accidentally.
Amazon Affiliate Suite – Amazon Associates Plugin
If you’re an Amazon affiliate, you may be interested in this plugin for creating product ads on your site. As it connects to Amazon’s API, prices are kept up to date automatically.
SIP Mautic integration for WooCommerce
Mautic is powerful marketing automation software that you can host yourself or use on Mautic.com. This plugin integrates the system with WooCommerce.
If you’re based in the EU or you deal with customers from the EU, from May 2018 you’ll need to comply with the GDPR. This plugin is designed to help site owners comply with the new regulations.
WP Ticket Ultra Help Desk Plugin
By WP Ticket Ultra
Happy customers are key for any business. This plugin implements a customer help desk system in WordPress. A paid for extension integrates it with WooCommerce too.
Food, Restaurant Order and Contact by WhatsApp
By Mercado Binário
Restaurants and fast food establishments may want to take a look at this plugin. It allows you to set up menus on your site and have customers send their orders via WhatsApp.
This plugin simply allows you to set a date and time that a post is unpublished. Assuming this works with custom post types, such as WooCommerce products, this could be an easy way to add time limited offers to a website.
WooCommerce Phone Verification on Checkout using RingCaptcha
If getting a valid phone number from customers is important, this could be a useful tool. The plugin connects to a service that sends verification SMS messages and users can’t check out without the verification code.
WP Facebook Messenger Chat
By NIU Ltd
With Facebook pushing their beta Messenger tool for chat support for businesses, it’s no surprise we’re now seeing WordPress plugins becoming available to integrate this functionality.
Facebook Chat for WordPress
By Umbrella Branding
And here’s another plugin that integrates Facebook’s Messenger tool into your site.
Facebook Messenger (Live Chat)
By Leszek Pomianowski
Guess what? It’s another plugin to integrate Facebook Messenger as a chat channel on your site.
Neptune Style Element
The Customizer in WordPress allows users to add their own CSS to change the appearance of their site. That’s no use if you don’t know how to write CSS. This plugins claims to allow you to select any element with your mouse and then use controls in the Customizer to style it.
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.