It's Episode 253 and we've got plugins for Robots.txt, Color Swatches for Products, Enhanced Comments, Image Cropping and a great way to hide content between mobile and the desktop. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #253

It's Episode 253 and we've got plugins for Robots.txt, Color Swatches for Products, Enhanced Comments, Image Cropping and a great way to hide content between mobile and the desktop. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 253 and we’ve got plugins for Robots.txt, Color Swatches for Products, Enhanced Comments, Image Cropping and a great way to hide content between mobile and the desktop. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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*WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**

Premium Plugin

de:comments

Sent in by Dmytro Nayda from https://deco.agency

https://decomments.com/

What they say:

de:comments is a premium WordPress plugin built on top of the native WordPress commenting system that is meant to provide you and your visitors the ultimate commenting experience. It helps foster interaction between your readers with you in complete control at all times.

Here are some of the highlighted features de:comments provides WordPress users:

Translatable – Using available .po files, you can translate this plugin into any language you wish. It is also worth noting the plugin itself comes in a variety of languages including English, Belarusian, Spanish, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Ukrainian, with more to come.

Customizable – Using your CSS-file you can easily customize your commenting system to match your website’s look and feel.

Social Login Feature – de:comments collects all of your users so they can access all social media platforms after only one login.

Multisite Compatible – One license is all you need, just apply it to your entire network and let the commenting begin.

Responsive – All comments are retina-ready and look great on any mobile device.

Image Upload – Your readers can upload images (even GIFs) to their comments.

Easy Setup – 2 clicks and you are ready to configure the settings.

The Lowdown:

This is an interesting plugin that works in multisite, has a voting system and badges for comments. You users can upload images and more. You can customize the way it looks and ferels, tweak the notifications and mnore. This looks to be a pretty good commenting system built on the WordPress comments system not a replacement.

Control your comments.

Rating 4 Dragons

WP Smartcrop

Freemium Plugin

Sent in by Greg Schoppe

The Lowdown:

This is am image cropping plugin that can improve the presentation of your images by choosing a better focaal pint for the image to be cropped at. It may require some addition styles with your theme and they are currently doing some additional work that will improve this plugins performanvce but at the moment it loks to be a pretty good tool for improving your image displays.

Rating 3 Dragons

Robots.txt rewrite

The Lowdown

A simple plugin that makes the job of insuring you have a robots.txt file in place, and after reading a couple articles recently it is important you haver a robots.txt file and that it have the correct permission on it. This is pretty simple to use and setup

Rating 4 Dragons.

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Page and Post Clone

With one click, this plugin can create a replica or clone of a post or page. Now you don’t need to do the styling of a new page or post from scratch. This plugin creates a clone of a page or post with the same content as the original.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Color and Image Swatches for Variable Product Attributes

This freemium WooCommerce plugin you can generate color and image swatches to display the available product variable attributes like colors, sizes, styles etc. You can replace the drop down fields with color and image swatches.

Rating: 4 out of 5

WordPress Mobile only & Desktop Only Content

A small plugin which lets you add Mobile Only & Desktop only content on website/blog. Use [mobileonly][/mobileonly] [desktoponly][/desktoponly]

Rating: 4 out of 5

Plugins Overview:

John’s Plugins: de:comments  – 4, WP Smartcrop  – 3, Robots.txt rewrite – 4

Marcus’ PluginsPage and Post Clone – 4, Color and Image Swatches – 4, WordPress Mobile only & Desktop Only Content – 4

 

 
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4 replies
  1. George Cornelius
    George Cornelius says:

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