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These are the sources of WordPress news we discussed at the meetup on March 9, 2020.
The June 2017 meeting was all about members sharing their favorite WordPress plugins. ManageWP, Duo for WordPress, iThemes Security, Zip Recipes, and Showcase IDX were discussed.
The June 2017 meeting was all about members sharing their favorite WordPress plugins.
Deborah (@redcrew) shared ManageWP (ManageWP Worker plugin directory listing), a plugin that automatically creates monthly backups of your WordPress installation. For $2 per month, you can get daily and on-demand backups. VaultPress is an alternative plugin with similar features.
Andy (@andymelichar) shared Duo for WordPress (Duo for WordPress plugin directory listing), which adds two-factor authentication to your site’s login. After you enter your valid username and password, you’ll need to prove your identity via SMS or push notification to your mobile device.
Andy also shared iThemes Security (iThemes Security plugin directory listing). This plugin guides you through securing your WordPress site, thwarts malicious attacks against your site, and notifies you of files that have changed on your site. An alternative plugin is WordFence.
Randy (@randywalker) told users about Zip Recipes (Zip Recipes plugin directory listing). If you frequently share recipes on your website, Zip Recipes makes it easy to format those recipes. Just type in your ingredients, directions, and other information, and this plugin will embed a gorgeous, printable recipe card in your post.
Jason (@jbigelow1) gave a demonstration of Showcase IDX (Showcase IX plugin directory listing), a powerful Real Estate listing tool. If you sell homes, this plugin is an inexpensive ($60 per month) way to present listings and saved searches on your website. Visitors can share these listings via social media. The agent can export contact information of potential leads. iHomefinder Optima is an alternative tool.
This question comes up occasionally, such as at tonight’s Meetup. The following is a list of coworking spaces in and around Detroit.
The Office Coffee Shop
Metro Work Space
This seems to change frequently, so I can’t vouch for how long this list is valid!