In today’s plugin roundup, we are looking at Google Maps Widget, WP Security Audit Log and WooCommerce Recommendation Engine.
This WordPress plugin has nearly 1 million downloads and more than 100,000 active users. Different from a lot of map plugins, this one renders map thumbnails faster. It allows unlimited pins per map with custom info windows and bubbles. You can insert as many maps per page as you need and you get 15+ map skins, 20+ lightboxes with full-screen lightbox mode and more than 1,500 custom map pins.
The four map modes are directions, view, streets and street view. Full shortcode support and Google analytics integration is also available. Depending on where you are located, there is custom map language and of course, it’s fully responsive. You can get the free version on WordPress.org or check out the Pro version for 50 extra features and options.
Security is critical to your site’s health and functionality and knowing what is going on along the way can give you peace of mind. This plugin gives your WordPress site real-time auditing and tracking. Seeing all the changes that are done makes troubleshooting easier and helps you monitor productivity by identifying suspicious behavior so you can head off malicious attacks. All of this from a single, all-in-one plugin.
This plugin works on multisites, so it’s even easier to monitor the activity on all of your sites—even with thousands of users. Available add-ons, such as instant email notifications that inform you of important changes or activity, help you extend this plugin’s functionality. You also get a robust search with filters, the ability to store an audit trail in an external database, and reports to help you meet regulatory compliance requirements and ensure user productivity.
If you use WooCommerce and want to be able to configure Netflix and Amazon-style product suggestions for your customers, this plugin is for you. It automatically recommends products to your shop visitors based on their viewing history, purchase history and various products that previously bought.
Each module is separate when it comes to related products by view, related products by purchase history and products purchased together. It also has a couple of widgets. The WooCommerce Recommended Products widget shows the related products by view and related products by purchase history. The other widget shows recommended products that have been purchased together in the past.
Some of the plugins in our roundup are paid placements. These are not reviews or recommendations, but simply a way to give you more options as you build or extend your WordPress site.