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WooCommerce SnapScan Gateway

#WooCommerce #SnapScan #Gateway

Developed by SnapScan


  • An active SnapScan merchant account.

View documentation for more info →

SnapScan Online Checkout

Safer desktop checkout. Simpler mobile experience.

SnapScan allows South African customers to check out quicker and more securely with a scan or tap via card details stored on their phone. Customers spend less time in checkout, and more time shopping!

This adds another payment option. When a customer pays with SnapScan, they scan your code and pay without leaving your site.



Key Features

  • Fast and easy signup
  • Simple integration
  • Customers need not re-enter card details
  • Customers scan on a desktop or click to pay on a mobile device
  • Responsive and mobile friendly
  • Payment happens onsite with a trusted mobile payment provider!

Why choose SnapScan?

SnapScan is the preferred way for South Africans to pay with their phones.

You may know the app from your favorite weekend market or local coffee shop, but SnapScan also provides payment solutions for larger merchants. From payments and invoicing for Pathcare laboratories to online checkout for big brands like Superbalist, Spree and Wellness Warehouse, we have expanded rapidly, and our flat rate of 3% (incl. VAT) per transaction is highly competitive.

How do I start using SnapScan?

To get started with SnapScan, you need a merchant account. No mountains of paperwork! Just mail and we set you up in no time. The sign-up process takes 10 minutes maximum, then we send you all the information you need.

Once a customer has paid, their order is automatically completed and the website updates. As a merchant, your order list displays confirmation of the SnapScan payment, and you can begin the delivery process.


What happens after I have a merchant account?

  1. Buy this extension
  2. Download and install on your WooCommerce store
  3. Go to: WooCommerce > Settings > Checkout > SnapScan
  4. Add your SnapCode, Merchant API Key and callback token

Subscription options

A subscription entitles you to 1 year of updates and support from the date of purchase.
  • SINGLE SITE$29.00
  • 5 SITES$79.00
  • 25 SITES$129.00


Handled by WooCommerce


Version 1.0.1
Last Updated 2016-01-27

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SSL WordPress Plugin

When purchasing and activating your #SSL security on your #wordpress website we install and #recommend one of the top searches for SSL plugins available.


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# Hashtagger wordpress plugin #

When posting to your wordpress website in any form just add a #hashtag



Use #hashtags, @usernames and $cashtags in your posts.

See also Plugin Homepage and Plugin Doc


hashtagger now optionally allows to only generate tags from #hashtags without showing links.


This plugin uses the WordPress Tag system to field your post under the desired tags. When saving a post each #hashtag is added as a “normal” tag (without leading hash) to the post, so it is fully compatible with existing tags.

When showing a post all #hashtags are automatically converted to links leading to the corresponding tag archive page. Creating links can be disabled to use this plugin only for automatic tag creation.

Caution: It is not necessary to generally adapt existing posts, because their tags stay unchanged. But keep in mind that on saving a post all existing tas are removed and replaced by the tags found in your post! This behavior can be changed in the Plugin Settings Area.


The usage of @usernames can be activated optionally. @usernames can link either to the Users Profile Page or to the Users Website. If the username does not exist the text remains unchanged and no link is created.

Optionally @nicknames can be used instead of @usernames. This is recommended to enhance security (read more). Although using @nicknames is the better option, the default is @usernames for compatibility to Plugin versions prior 2.1.


The usage of $cashtags can be activated optionally. $cashtags link to the concerning stock symbol at MarketWatch, Google Finance or Yahoo Finance.


Notice: stock symbols can not be validated. Using a invalid stock symbol may cause an error on the target site.


Just type anywhere in a post

  • #hashtag – This adds “hashtag” as tag to the current post and on links to tag archive page for “hashtag” when showing the post.
  • #hashtag – Use #hashtag to only link to a tag archive page without adding “hashtag” as tag to the post. When showing the post the link is showed as “#hashtag” (without “+”). If the tag does not exist the text remains unchanged and no link is created.
  • #hashtag – Use duplicate #hashes to tell the plugin that this word should not be converted into a tag. Duplicate hashes are replaced by a single hash when showing the post.
  • @username – This creates a link either to the Profile Page or the Website of User “username” (@username feature has to be activated).
  • @username – Use @username to avoid link creation. When showing the post this is displayed as “@username” without link (@username feature has to be activated).
  • $cashtag – This creates a link to the concerning stock symbol at MarketWatch, Google Finance or Yahoo Finance ($cashtag feature has to be activated).
  • $$chashtag – Use $$cashtag to avoid link creation. When showing the post this is displayed as “$cashtag” without link ($cashtag feature has to be activated).


It is highly recommended to use @nicknames instead of @usernames!Please read this article!


In the plugins Settings you can define where #hashtags and @usernames should be processed. It is possible to use them on Posts, on Pages and on Custom Post Types within Content, Title and Excerpt. Activate only the Post Types and Section Types you want to be processed to avoid unnecessary processing for best performance.


Additional CSS Class(es) to add to the #hashtag and @username links can be configured on the plugins setting page.


Optionally all symbols (#, @, $) can be removed from the links generated in front end.


You can use do_hashtagger( $content ) in your theme files to process #hashtags and @usernames in $content.



As of version 3.4 the hashatgger Plugin uses GlotPress – the Translation System – for translations. Translations can be submitted at

Translations are highly appreciated. It would be great if you’d support the hashtagger Plugin by adding a new translation or keeping an existing one up to date. If you’re new to GlotPress take a look at the Translator Handbook.

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South African Payment Gateway (PAYFAST)

It just got a little easier for #WordPress (or more precisely #Woothemes) sites to connect with clients through WooCommerce – a plugin application with lots of great features and #customisable themes – and turn their sites into easy to use e-commerce platforms.

WooCommerce is a great way for businesses to quickly and professionally build a professional online shopping site, without the technical know-how (and headaches) of traditional #e-Commerce platforms.

“This has been in the works for quite a while and now we’re proud to officially launch WooCommerce,” said Adii Pienaar, co-founder and CEO of WooThemes. “We’ve spent the last 4 years building and selling themes. We’re one of the top theme providers and a trusted partner for millions. We have a lot to be thankful for. But we’re not resting. We’re taking everything we’ve learned along to the way, and are doubling down on WordPress, with a new application layer that tightly integrates with our themes and gives customers precisely the kind of end-to-end, holistic solution that they’ve been asking us for.”

“This is a big day for the whole team,” said Magnus Jepson, co-founder of WooThemes. “We’ve built a #fast-growing business. Now, we want to turn great themes into great applications. If your business wants to sell more products or services online, WooCommerce is your first stop.”

South African users have the option to quickly and easily integrate #PayFast with their WooCommerce installation, allowing them to receive payments funded by credit card, Instant EFT and uKash.

You can get the free download, view videos and features and learn more about #WooCommerce here, or check out the WooCommerce plugin for WordPress here.

If you’re looking to accept instant payments for your smashing new WooThemes commerce page, head over here to get the PayFast plugin. We’re really excited about being included on the WooCommerce platform, giving you yet another way of getting your online store selling. Got a WooCommerce site? Share the link below, we’d love to see it!

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Google Analytics Dashboard for WP

Listing one of the most popular plugins used on wordpress again.

With a lot of plugins supporting google analytics the one that’s the easiest to use

is usually the most popular and this on is really easy to use

Google Analytics Dashboard for WP

Link to plugin listed below:

With over 900k installations.

Here is the description of the plugin:


This Google Analytics for WordPress plugin enables you to track your site using the latest Google Analytics tracking code and allows you to view key Google Analytics reports in your WordPress install.

In addition to a set of general Google Analytics reports, in-depth Page reports and in-depth Post reports allow further segmentation of your analytics data, providing performance details for each post or page from your website.

The Google Analytics tracking code is fully customizable through options and hooks, allowing advanced data collection using custom dimensions and events.

Google Analytics Real-Time

Google Analytics reports, in real-time, in your dashboard screen:

  • Real-time number of visitors
  • Real-time acquisition channels
  • Real-time traffic sources details

Google Analytics Reports

The Google Analytics reports you need, on your dashboard, in your All Posts and All Pages screens, and on site’s frontend:

  • Sessions, organic searches, page views, bounce rate analytics reports
  • Locations, pages, referrers, keywords, 404 errors analytics reports
  • Traffic channels, social networks, traffic mediums, search engines analytics reports
  • Device categories, browsers, operating systems, screen resolutions, mobile brands analytics reports
  • User access control over analytics reports

Google Analytics Basic Tracking

Installs the latest Google Analytics tracking code and allows full code customization:

  • Switch between Universal Google Analytics and Classic Google Analytics code
  • IP address anonymization
  • Enhanced link attribution
  • Remarketing, demographics and interests tracking
  • Google AdSense linking
  • Page Speed sampling rate control
  • Cross domain tracking
  • Exclude user roles from tracking

Google Analytics Event Tracking

Google Analytics Dashboard for WP enables you to easily track events like:

  • Downloads
  • Emails
  • Outbound links
  • Affiliate links
  • Fragment identifiers

Google Analytics Custom Dimensions

With Google Analytics Dashboard for WP you can use custom dimensions to track:

  • Authors
  • Publication year
  • Publication month
  • Categories
  • Tags
  • User engagement

Google Analytics Dashboard for WP on Multisite

This plugin is fully compatible with multisite network installs, allowing three setup modes:

  • Mode 1: network activated using multiple Google Analytics accounts
  • Mode 2: network activated using a single Google Analytics account
  • Mode 3: network deactivated using multiple Google Analytics accounts

Google Analytics Dashboard for WP on GitHub You can submit feature requests or bugs on Google Analytics Dashboard for WPrepository.

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WPFront Notification Bar

A very nice useful simple plugin that helps a great deal>We recommend this plugin and also us is for our clients websites and online stores.


Download plugin here 

WPFront Notification Bar


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Live support tool :

Amazing live online shops & webpages tool:

A lot of searching on the web and I found a free and easy to use wordpress plugin to support online chat and more functions that include visitor stats and support tickets.

Most of the live online support chats charge money for the same functions and could even have less functions than

We recommend using to any wordpress user.




Rich in Features and still 100% FREE !


All the premium features you would expect, just without the price tag! There is no ‘premium’ version, just one version for everyone, with nothing to pay. Ever.

#free #Plugin #wordpress #support #Livechat

Custom Widget
Modify the Size, Colors, Position and Content of the visitor widget to suit your website.

You can even customize the widget to suit your language!

Chat History
View a complete history of every chat you and your team have had. Your transcripts are stored indefinitely and you can delete them at any time.

Automated Triggers
Triggers allow you to set automated messages based on multiple conditions, like time, visiting a specific page, or performing a certain action etc.

Save time by answering frequently asked visitor questions with shortcuts. Shortcuts are a major time saver, and they allow you to share recommended messages or answers with new members of your team.

e.g. Instead of typing “Hello, welcome to our website, how can we help?” you could create a shortcut that is simply /hello

Multiple Agents is an agent centric application, as opposed to company centric. What this means, is that every agent is an administrator of their own account and can be invited to share multiple different ‘sites’ or ‘pages’.

You can add an unlimited number of agents!

You can have multiple aliases, so you can answer each chat with whichever name you like. Each alias can also have its own profile picture, work title etc.

Create different Departments for your team, and assign different agents to each. Eg: Have the sales team answer sales related chats, and the IT team answer technical support chats.

Manage Sites
Add multiple different widgets to as many websites as you like, so you can track where all your chats are coming from. Log in to one dashboard, and answer on behalf of many different sites. is an Agent Centric application, so every agent has their own account and can share ‘sites’ with one another. Sites have their own customization settings and can have an unlimited number of customizable widgets.

Custom Pages
If you don’t have a website you can create custom Pages (eg:, share the link and then start accepting chats instantly. You can create as many Pages as you like!

Visitor Monitoring
Track and monitor the visitors on your website in real time, watch as they navigate from page to page within your site. Gain key insights in to visitor behavior, and track their geographic location, return visits and much much more.



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SAPO Shipping WordPress plugin

Woocommerce Does not offer alot of plugins that support automated Online shipping in South Africa but here is one that we use and it works perfectly to supply a automated “quick quote” on the shipping calculator on the cart page with the current exchange rate.

Quality plugin that does it all with an estimated price of R700.00

South African Post Office International Parcel Service Shipping

South African Post Office is South Africa’s largest parcel delivery network, offering parcel services to customers world wide.

With the International Parcel Service Shipping plugin you can easily calculate shipping costs for international customers based on their cart weight for air and surface shipping.

You have the options to add handling fees, and calculating shipping on the order total or per item.

South African Post Office Domestic Parcel Service Shipping

SAPO Domestic Parcel Service is South Africa’s largest parcel delivery network, offering counter to counter parcel services. With this plugin you can calculate shipping rates for your customers to anywhere in South Africa based on their cart weight.

You have the option of including handling fees, be able to work out shipping costs as a whole order or per item in the order. In addition you can also specify if shipping insurance should be added to the shipping costs.