This is a great plugin that will encourage your site visitors to subscribe to the comments on a post. This will help keep them coming back to your site. They can also subscribe without even leaving a comment.

Training Video for Subscribe To Comments Reloaded Plugin

Subscribe To Comments Reloaded

By reedyseth, camu

https://wordpress.org/plugins/subscribe-to-comments-reloaded/

Version:170607
Requires:4.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.4
Released:30 September 2010
Downloads:506333
Last Updated:08 June 2017
Ratings:
4.5
(4.5 star out of 5)

This plugin was reviewed in Episode 68 http://wppluginsatoz.com/comment-and-permalink-helpers-multiple-feature-images-social-timeline-and-genesis-all-on-wordpress-plugins-from-a-to-z-episode-68/

Re-reviewed in Episode 318 of the WP Plugins A to Z Podcast

This is a great plugin that will encourage your site visitors to subscribe to the comments on a post. This will help keep them coming back to your site. They can also subscribe without even leaving a comment. I have been using this plugin for quite a while now since 2012 when it was reviewed. This is a great plugin that will encourage your site visitors to subscribe to the comments on a post. This will help keep them coming back to your site. They can also subscribe without even leaving a comment. Using this plugin you can track the subscribers to your site as well as send notifications to them of new comments. They can also unsubscribe as well as manage their subscriptions to multiple posts.

Rating 4 Dragons

 

 

Talking with David about the QuizCats plugin that was reviewed in Episode 276 of WordPress Plugins A to Z . How to create fantastic Quizzes and grow your emails and conversions.

WP Plugins A to Z Interview Show 6 with David Hehenberger from FatCatApps.com

Talking with David about the QuizCats plugin that was reviewed in Episode 276 of WordPress Plugins A to Z . How to create fantastic Quizzes and grow your emails and conversions.Interview with David Hehenberger from FastCatApps.com

Talking with David about the QuizCats plugin that was reviewed in Episode 276 of WordPress Plugins A to Z . How to create fantastic Quizzes and grow your emails and conversions.

This interview I discussed with David the benefits of his plugin Quiz Cats and how you can use it on your website to improve conversions and grow your email list. We talked a bit about his company and how they work and the other plugins that they offer and how they can help you in You WordPress website

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I recently interviewed Anand and Kanisk from PushCrew.com the creators of a great new plugin for WordPress that allows you to send push notifications from your website to your subscribers. This plugin will allow you to do some marketing from your site as well as notifying them of new updates or breaking news.

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I recently interviewed Anand and Kanisk from PushCrew.com the creators of a great new plugin for WordPress that allows you to send push notifications from your website to your subscribers. This plugin will allow you to do some marketing from your site as well as notifying them of new updates or breaking news. I recently interviewed Anand and Kanisk from PushCrew.com the creators of a great new plugin for WordPress that allows you to send push notifications from your website to your subscribers. This plugin will allow you to do some marketing from your site as well as notifying them of new updates or breaking news.
The plugin is an SASS that connects your website to pushcrew to allow people to start allowing notification from your website. they get the request when they visit your website and if they accept then whenever you send out a notification they will get it on all their devices.
There are many uses for this such as reminding people to recover abandoned shopping carts and they are currently in the process of building integration to automate the process.
I have reviewed the plugin as below and the full review will appear in an upcoming show.
PushCrew
Submitted by: Anand Kansal
The Lowdown:
When linking to create account should open in a new window. Should make the account ID more prominent in the account pages. Its pretty nice to get set up and send out push notifications currently only to chrome, safari and mobile. This will get a large percentage of your visitors. I can see this as very useful if you have visitors who are on your site for a while and you see theme there and you want to grab their attention with a simple notification. Use it to create specials and more.
It does have another nice advantage in that you get an email telling you what you have sent out and some stats on the link clicks.
Rating 4 Dragons

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I recently interviewed Anand and Kanisk from PushCrew.com the creators of a great new plugin for WordPress that allows you to send push notifications from your website to your subscribers. This plugin will allow you to do some marketing from your site as well as notifying them of new updates or breaking news.

WP Plugins A to Z Interview Show 1

I recently interviewed Anand and Kanisk from PushCrew.com the creators of a great new plugin for WordPress that allows you to send push notifications from your website to your subscribers. This plugin will allow you to do some marketing from your site as well as notifying them of new updates or breaking news. I recently interviewed Anand and Kanisk from PushCrew.com the creators of a great new plugin for WordPress that allows you to send push notifications from your website to your subscribers. This plugin will allow you to do some marketing from your site as well as notifying them of new updates or breaking news.
The plugin is an SASS that connects your website to pushcrew to allow people to start allowing notification from your website. they get the request when they visit your website and if they accept then whenever you send out a notification they will get it on all their devices.
There are many uses for this such as reminding people to recover abandoned shopping carts and they are currently in the process of building integration to automate the process.
I have reviewed the plugin as below and the full review will appear in an upcoming show.
PushCrew
Submitted by: Anand Kansal
The Lowdown:
When linking to create account should open in a new window. Should make the account ID more prominent in the account pages. Its pretty nice to get set up and send out push notifications currently only to chrome, safari and mobile. This will get a large percentage of your visitors. I can see this as very useful if you have visitors who are on your site for a while and you see theme there and you want to grab their attention with a simple notification. Use it to create specials and more.
It does have another nice advantage in that you get an email telling you what you have sent out and some stats on the link clicks.
Rating 4 Dragons

Downgrade to Any WordPress Plugin or Theme Version

 

Downgrade to Any WordPress Plugin or Theme Versionhttp://news.softpedia.com/news/Downgrade-to-Any-WordPress-Plugin-or-Theme-Version-482306.shtmlThere are some rare cases where WordPress themes and plugins need to be running at an older version number, due to various technical reasons like the server’s PHP version, inter-plugin dependencies, deprecated or older code in the current frontend theme.

There are also cases where the desired functionality for a particular website cannot be fully achieved unless using an older version of a plugin, or the site’s theme performed and loaded much faster in its previous versions.

For this kind of situations, you need to find the desired theme/plugin, search through its downloads history and download an older version. If sometimes you realize you need even an older release, you have to repeat the whole process and end up losing more time, keeping you from doing something else.

This process is now automated and can be carried out via WP Rollback, a plugin that can make this entire process as simple as clicking three links: (1) selecting the theme/plugin to downgrade, (2) choosing the version to go back to, and (3) pressing a final “Rollback” button. Read original article here…

Post to Social Media and Clear Your RSS Cache.

wow-wpWhen doing the podcast I come across many plugins and they tend to stack up more and more now the show is trying to have more relevant plugins and those that are useful for the odd job are sidelined. So here is a couple of plugins that did not make the show but are still very useful and may help you save the day.

WordPress Plugin Reviews From John Overall

[plugin_name src=”social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g”]

  • Repository page: [plugin_name src=”social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g”] at WordPress.org
  • Plugin Home page: [plugin_name src=”social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g”] Home Page
  • Current version: [plugin_version src=”social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g”]
  • Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g”]
  • Requires: [plugin_requires src=”social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g”]
  • Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g”]
  • Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g”]
  • Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g”]
  • Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g”]

Download [plugin_name src=”social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g”]
[plugin_name src=”social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g”] Overview:

If you would like to auto post your site to multiple social media outlets this is a plugin for you. After the usual straightforward installation of the plugin you can head over to their page at http://www.nextscripts.com/installation-of-social-networks-auto-poster-for-wordpress/ where they have a full list and links to everywhere you need to configure the apps/api’s for connecting the plugin to the assorted social media outlets.

Rating: 3 out of 5

 

[plugin_name src=”wp-clear-rss-cache”]

Plugins can be a witches brew

The Ever Bubbling Witches Brew of WordPress Plugins

Plugins can be a witches brewIf you are a fan of our podcast you will know there are over thirty thousand plugins available for WordPress, but not all of them are created equal. Often times it can simply be a witches brew if the plugin you are looking for is even going to work out and if your looking to save some time and find the good ones and avoid the bad ones look for this new regular post and listen to our show.

As it often happens you time looking for that perfect plugin for whatever need you have and you see between 3 and 33 plugins available for whatever you need and you start testing. Well sometimes the plugins are just not very good and they should be avoided. I have a short list for you of what I feel should be rated as 1 Dragon plugins.

 

Ada WPMS Sitewide Feed

https://wordpress.org/plugins/ada-wpms-sitewide-feed/

the Lowdown:

This plugin is is just broken no joy, I could not get it to install and activate corectly

Rating 1 dragon

 

Custom Post Type RSS feed

https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-post-type-rss-feed/

The Lowdown

Again not allot of use, no matter how hard I tried I could not get it to display the custom post types and there was only this plugin along with the sell media plugin running on the site. And as sell media uses a custom posts type that is what I was trying to get to display as a single rss feed

Rating 1 Dragon

 

5 Vote Free Photos 1.0.1

The Lowdown:

Everyone like FREE well from time to time I’ll do my best to find just such a thing. This plugin pulls in groups of images from http://www.5vote.com/ to display on your sit and add all the approiate code for refrence to them. while it is simply a great way to add images you do have limited control you can only hide social sharing and embed code and limit number of images displayed. You only get to choose from their pre selected categories though but it is a great way to add additional images but you do not select which ones.

Rating 2 Dragons (due to all limitations)

[plugin_name src=”pinterest-master”]

  • Repository page: [plugin_name src=”pinterest-master”] at WordPress.org
  • Plugin Home page: [plugin_name src=”pinterest-master”] Home Page
  • Current version: [plugin_version src=”pinterest-master”]
  • Last Updated: [plugin_last_updated src=”pinterest-master”]
  • Requires: [plugin_requires src=”pinterest-master”]
  • Tested up to: [plugin_tested src=”pinterest-master”]
  • Downloads all time: [plugin_dl src=”pinterest-master”]
  • Average rating: [plugin_rating src=”pinterest-master”]
  • Number of ratings: [plugin_num_ratings src=”pinterest-master”]

Download [plugin_name src=”pinterest-master”]
[plugin_name src=”pinterest-master”] Overview:
Needs premium version to be of any use or value it seem I hit an epic fail or maybe I was just not smart enough to get it working. Every widget I tried out ended in blank setting it may work fine if you buy the premium addons but I am always skeptical if the free version does not do at least something then I always pass on it.

Rating: 1 out of 5

 

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 160

Image Links, Timed Content, Background Management, You Tube Galleries, Inappropriate Content Reporting

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WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 160

It's episode 160 and we've got plugins for Image Links, Timed Content, Background Management, You Tube Galleries, Inappropriate Content Reporting, and a tool to help with that last minute checklist before site launch. All coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s episode 160 and we’ve got plugins for Image Links, Timed Content, Background Management, You Tube Galleries, Inappropriate Content Reporting, and a tool to help with that last minute checklist before site launch. All coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

 

Timed Content 2.1.3

The Lowdown:

if you find you need to have specific content in a posts or page appear and disappear on specific times this is what you need. With a simple shortcode you can have you content appear and disappear on time.

Rating 4 Dragons

 

Background Manager 1.2.5.2

The Lowdown:

If you would like some ways to expand the use of backgrounds on your site. This plugin allow you to create multiple styles of background groups of images for your site display them and rotate them. You can choose specific images set for normal and full screen display position in many ways and even specify which page groups to have it display on.

Rating 4 Dragons

 

YouTube Simple Gallery 2.0.0

The Lowdown:

This is a nice simple plug-in that allows you to create a video gallery page. It does a great job of displaying the videos in clean columns with your own descriptions under them and quick snapshots. When people click to view the videos they pop up in an overlay giving a clean player.

Rating 4 Dragons

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

Link Images to None

http://wordpress.org/plugins/link-images-to-none/

Requires: 2.8 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.8.1

Last Updated: 2014-2-3

Downloads: 150

Automatically Link images to none in selecting and uploading images in WordPress !

By default, WordPress links images to themselves. A user sees that the image is a link, clicks it and they are then taken to the image file. From this page the user has two options: click the “back” button in their browser or move on to another site. Usually it is the latter. It also affects your image SEO traffic because search engines could redirect users to the link used for the image instead of your post. Overall, it creates bad user experience and affects your site’s bounce rate.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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WP Report Post

http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-report-post/

Requires: 2.8 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.8.1

Last Updated: 2014-2-17

Downloads: 28

Report Post is a highly customizable plugin that lets your visitors to report posts or pages with inappropriate content. All these reports are displayed as a table in your Administrator section so you can decide what to do next: edit contents, unpublish posts/pages, or just delete these reports. The plugin was designed to work in both automatic and manual modes. In automatic mode, the link to report will be added to post’s meta box. In manual mode, you can place the link, button or image anywhere you want in templates.

Features:

• Easy to use – you can simply activate the plugin and it will do the thing

• Highly customizable, including Form Template and CSS

• AJAX based – no page reload will occur

• Can be used in Automatic and Manual modes (to use in templates)

• i18n support

• Works for both Posts and Pages

Rating 5 out of 5

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Launch Check

http://wordpress.org/plugins/launch-check/

Requires: 3.5 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.8.1

Last Updated: 2014-2-13

Downloads: 39

Launch Check is a WordPress plugin that ensures you have made your site visible to search engines, changed the default description and added Google Analytics before launch.

Activate it when you are ready to launch your site and it will alert you if you need to make your site public, change the tagline or add the Google Analytics tracking snippet.

Rating: 5 out of 5

 

**Rambling Last Words and Plugin Wrapup

John: Timed Content  – 4,  Background Manager – 4, YouTube Simple Gallery – 4

Marcus: Link Images to None – 4, WP Report Post – 5, Launch Check – 5

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WordPress Plugins Category Post limiters, Social Toolbar, Newsletter

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WordPress Plugins A to Z #88

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode. It’s Episode #88 and we’ve got Plugins that let you play favorites, Category Post limiters, Social Toolbar, Newsletter, WordPress Command Centre and a new plugin that will remove all technical distraction to your clients that log into your WordPress site. It’s the podcast that Matt Mullenweg listens to with his media player tucked under his pillow… It’s WordPress Plugins A-Z!


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John’s & Marcus Rant: What to rant about?

WordPress has been downloaded 18.5mil times for version 3.4 and because I felt like I was sleeping too much I am helping my daughter to start an online business more to come ..

 

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**


Social Toolbar 2.1

The Lowdown:
While the links here lead to the free version my review is on the paid version.. The free version seems to offer much of what the paid has minus a few special treats including more customizations than the other. So what did I find..
I used this on the redesign of a clients website One thing I really liked here was that you can control what pages it will display on or simply let it have the run of your site. It also has just about every social network you could want built right in all you need to do is add you link. And if thats not enough you can add custom ones. They also have some great training info built right into the plugin not that I used it since I tend to just dive right in unless I get stuck. I had no problem with this plugin and liked the many ways of adding social networks and customizing the bar at the bottom.
About the only thing I thought might be nice was to have a way for it to auto fade out unless it was moused over. Maybe after a few seconds fade out and become transparent .. Might not be possible but a nice thought.
Well all was great until I started testing the new site on IE and found that on the pages to display the bar the layout broke in a very bad way.. Have let developer know about issue maybe he can see why. Well when I went to fix this it was fine then about an hour later it was back must be something in my theme so I had to leave this as it was not necessary to launch the site but will come back to it.

Rating: 4 Dragons



Follow up re review of plugin
Easy automatic newsletter 2.7 lite

  • Version: 2.7
  • Author: PillarDev
  • Last Updated: 6 days ago
  • Requires WordPress Version: 3.3.1 or higher
  • Compatible up to: 3.4.2
  • Downloaded: 9,444 times
  • WordPress.org Plugin Page »


While this is a beta of their pre release of a new paid pro version, I was checking to see how it improves over the last time I did this. What I found was that this plugin is easier to use than before they have made it easier to understand the cron that has to be placed in the system as well as adding a new wpcron for those who do not understand nor want to learn about proper cron jobs. The only thing I found I was wishing for was a easy way to import over the site sizeable database of users directly into this plugin. what I do like about it is that it automatically creates a newsletter based upon the content created in the past few days to month depending on the time you select. It is a much better newsletter going out than before but still has some limitations on the format of the newsletter. other than these two items I think it is a great plugin and make the job of sending newsletter easy and lazy. The author has taken under advisement the access to users and looking at adding it as a feature in next release
Rating 3 Dragons



CMS Dashboard Commander
You can check it out here http://wppro.ca/cmscommand This is a bit more than a plugin and of all the multisite managers I have tested in the past couple of months I have found this one to be at the top of the list. The best part for me was the number of sites you can manage if you get in on the beta it starts with 50 and you can add to that with a few simple tweets.

Just install the plugin they provide and then start managing sites it again is a similar platform what looks to be a customized version of wordpress, and the bonus here is that if you happen to work with others such as Joomla/Drupla or phbb you can manage them here also so it is pretty complete in that aspect. It does a pretty nice job of updating all sites

You can also mass post to all sites if you like as well as do backups and even clone a site which I will test soon. This worked great
Rating 4 Dragons



**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**


Favorite Plugins
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/favorite-plugins/

Requires: 3.4 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-9-26
Downloads: 67

Quickly and easily access and install your favourite plugins from WordPress.org, right from your dashboard.

This is a simple plugin that adds “Favorites” to the plugin installation screen in WordPress. Simply enter your WordPress.org username (or even someone else’s) and see a list of favorite plugins that can be easily installed.

Marcus’ Take: FINALLY! A social component for those of us who use WordPress plugins right within WordPress. What can I say, this is something I’ve been looking for since the Favorite feature started in the repository. Though I would like to see further development, like the most popular user’s favorites, etc. But this rocks anyway. I love the fact that I can now set up a favorite list and pick and choose what I want on client sites, and even have the list available for new items that I find. This is a developers dream if you also use the repository frequently. If you prefer to just listen to John and I, there’s probably nothing to see here!

Rating: 5 Dragons


Remove Posts in Category From Homepage

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/remove-posts-in-category-from-homepage/

Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-9-21
Downloads: 82

This plugin allows WordPres admins to prevent posts in a given category from displaying on the homepage / main loop as well as the RSS feed.

Two new checkbox will display on the “Add New Category” and “Edit Category” screens — it’s that simple!

Marcus’ Take: This was an ideal plugin to hide a category I had for a client site that was based on testimonials. It would also be great for hiding the reposting of twitter posts, etc from the main feed and still allow for integrated archive functionality.
Rating: 4 Dragons


WordPress Helpers (Piklist framework)

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-helpers/

Requires: 3.3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-9-26
Downloads: 189

WordPress Helpers opens up the missing settings you wish were in WordPress.
This plugin requires Piklist.
With WordPress Helpers you can easily:

  • Take control of the WordPress Admin Bar… including “Howdy”.
  • Show ID’s on edit screens for Posts, Pages, Categories, Tags, Users, Media, Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies.
  • Disable the theme switcher.
  • Remove the “Screen Options” tab.
  • Hide Dashboard widgets.
  • Set the default Dashboard columns.

Writing

  • Set the default Post editor (Visual or HTML).
  • Totally disable the Visual Editor.
  • Increase the height of the Excerpt box when writing a Post.
  • Disable Autosave.
  • Set the Post Per Page on the edit screen.

Reading

  • Set Excerpt length by characters or words.
  • Remove the “Private” and “Protected” title prefixes.
  • Disable RSS Feeds.
  • Add Featured Images to your RSS Feed.

Discussion

  • Do not allow comments on Pages.
  • Remove auto linking in comments.
  • Disable Self Pinging.

Appearance

  • Enhanced Body/Post Classes: Browser detect, Taxonomies (including hierarchy levels), post date, has post thumbnail, author information, logged in users, multisite, odd/even (post archives only), post excerpt.
  • Remove any/all default WordPress widgets.
  • Run any shortcode in a widget.
  • Remove WordPress version, Feed Links, RSD Link, wlwmanifest and relational links for the posts adjacent to the current post, from your theme header.

User Profiles

  • Remove the Admin color scheme option from the User Profiles.
  • Remove AIM, Yahoo IM, Jabber/Google Talk.


Marcus’ Take:
This is another great advancement in the realization that it is no longer just the developer that adds content and accesses a wordpress site. This tool helps to lock down and remove the things that would just confuse the client. They want a site that works and should not be distracted by all the internal functions and meta-news of the WordPress world. This plugin is like a secret boot disk to WordPress, allowing you access to settings that would have required at least 4-6 additional plugins to accomplish collectively.

Rating: 5 Dragons

 



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WordPress Plugins A to Z Redirection, Bulk Content Movement, Vimeo

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WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 87

It’s Episode #87 and we’ve got plugins for Redirection, Bulk Content Movement, Vimeo integration, RSS imports and more. It’s the WordPress Plugins Podcast that other designers don’t want you to know about.. It’s WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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Marcus Rants:

500 Errors

I was working on a client site and happened to be doing something that I haven’t yet had to do.. Create a new category. I decided to try this addition “in-post” and save some time. A second after I created the category, the whole site went to a 500 error. I refreshed.. Same thing. Switch browsers.. NOTHING. When times like this hit you as a designer or webmaster, its important to remember one important thing. DON’T PANIC! Sometimes WordPress is sensitive, like that old lamp you used to own with the electrical cord that had to be twisted in just the right way in order to get juice. But in this case, it’s a cord for every plugin you have installed!

So when this happens to you, work backwards and work from the root level. Head to your WordPress install via FTP. Rename your plugins folder to plugins-temp. See if that fixes it (it will trick WordPress and remove all active running plugins). If not, rename your .htaccess file (if you have one) to .htaccess-temp and then refresh after 10-15 seconds. Did that fix it? Great! Now rename your plugin folder back to just plain “plugins” and refresh. Still working? OK, then it’s something to do with a particular plugin interacting with your htaccess file.

In my case, this was a redirection plugin. There were existing 301 redirects in the .htaccess as well as a plugin in WordPress trying to 301 the same pages.

So in a nutshell.. 500 error.. reset your htaccess and rename your plugin folder. It’s a good first step to getting to the bottom of a problem.

World of WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

The Drop Shadow Boxes plugin that we both use and enjoy, as well as many of our listeners, has just been updated. The newest version (1.4) now allows you to place boxes side by side in posts, which is something that I have been bugging them about since I started using it. Good functionality improvement on a plugin with a 5 rating.

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

Source Redirect Site 1.1.0

The Lowdown:
Ok the problem I have a client who has 2 parked domains on top of his site and we need ssl to work properly on the main one so if someone came in through one of the other domains we needed to get them into site properly before anything else happened. While this is a great freemium plugin the free version was not what I needed so had to opt for the paid one at $20 which allows for custom redirection setup..

Rating 3 Dragons

Bulk Move 0.9

The Lowdown:
I needed a simple way to bulk move lots of posts from an older category to a newer one. The plugin turned out to be a very nice way to bulk move posts to a new category. As a warning once you move them there is no easy way to move them back so make sure you want to move them.
Rating 4 Dragons

 

DM Albums 3.1.6

The Lowdown:
I needed a simple but nice looking photo album aside from the built in for wordpress. I needed something easy to use modify and displays nicely. This plugin does the trick. Creating albums is done in your posts page area, you manage them there also. it auto sizes to your display page and is nicely responsive for mobile devices. it places the picture in the center with a film strip along the bottom so navigation to other images is simple and when clicked it opens in a centered window filling the screen again with filmstrip navigation. All in all very nice here. I did run into one issue though and that was a problem with filmstrip appearing in Firefox browser and it simply required a fix to the CSS but it did take me a few to find the issue so dropped a point for extra work.
Rating 3 dragons

 



**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**


Developer Mode

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/developer-mode/

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-9-16
Downloads: 78

If you develop WordPress websites for your clients, this is the plugin for you! Developer Mode makes it possible to easily disable certain parts of the admin panel for your clients, while keeping full control over all admin panel functionality for yourself and other developers. For example, you can hide certain menu items for non-developer users and even hide certain plugins from the plugins overview page.

The Developer Mode plugin allows your clients to be presented with a clean WordPress admin interface with only the functionality they need – and nothing more. You don’t want to allow your clients to fiddle with plugins, but you probably don’t want them to mess with your Advanced Custom Fields or Option Tree settings either. Let Developer Mode do the dirty work for you, and clean up your client’s admin interface with just a few mouse clicks!

Marcus’ Take: Let’s face it: a big part of the WordPress admin panel is not suited for your clients. Some of your clients might not know enough about WordPress to have as many options as you as a developer need, and some parts of your website are just not meant to be tampered with by them. This is where the Developer Mode plugin steps in: it allows you to disable certain parts of the admin functionality in the admin panel, such as updating plugins, viewing menu items and disabling specific plugins.

Rating: 5 Dragons

 

Vimeo Channel Gallery

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/vimeo-channel-gallery/

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-9-16
Downloads: 113

Show a Vimeo video and a gallery of thumbnails for a Vimeo user channel. Vimeo Channel Gallery is a fork of YouTube Channel Gallery.

Features:

  • Display latest thumbnail videos from Vimeo user channel.
  • When you click on one of the thumbnails the video plays at the top.
  • This plugin uses the Vimeo IFrame player API that allows Vimeo to serve an HTML5 player rather than a Flash player for mobile devices that do not support Flash.
  • You can choose to use this plugin as a widget or as a shortcode.
  • You can use multiple instances of the plugin on the same page.

Marcus’ Take: Naturally I’ve been looking for ways to propagate my new video project across multiple networks. Vimeo is a great network that is getting a lot of traction for high quality video hosting. This plugin has tested nicely thus far and might be the winner over youtube as my platform of choice. This plugin provided a lot of different options and could be a great addition to a client site that requires a lot of video elements to be presented without having to constantly embed new posts manually. The automation was fast and effective.

Rating: 4 Dragons

Newsflow

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/newsflow/

Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-9-17
Downloads: 64

Editorial support, very fast user interface to manually select and publish RSS streams to your WordPress site/blog.

Marcus’ Take: Though devoid of a proper description in the repository, this plugin will take the RSS feed from other sources and sites and post them as a draft on your wordpress installation. As a draft, you have the opportunity to edit and rewrite the posts as you see fit. I am using this to feed in WordPress related news to my new plugin site from about 20 different sources. After a healthy setup process, it worked like a charm. Even assigning custom post types and tags to specific feeds that I had indicated as such.

Rating: 4 Dragons


Special Mention Plugin to Watch:

 

Tweet Watcher

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tweet-watcher/

A WordPress plugin which authenticates with a number of Twitter accounts and watches their mention stream, firing actions for each mention.

Marcus Mention: This is a new plugin that is in development that really intrigues me. What could wordpress do based on a twitter trigger? I’ll be testing this out in the coming weeks and let you know what kind of results we have coming out of the plugin kitchen.

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