Social Icons, Content Blocks, Comment Images, activity logs, and SMS integration with Gravity Forms

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WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 117

 It’s episode #116 and we’ve got plugins for managing retail locations, Social Icons, Content Blocks, Comment Images, activity logs, and a great new SMS integration using Gravity Forms. All Coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

This show supported by — CMS Commander — If you need a way to manage multiple installs of WordPress across multiple servers this is the plugin/Manager for you. Allows you to magage multiple sites with one click updates for everything as well as a centeralized point for content production check it out at http://wppluginsatoz.com/cmscommand ?

Don’t forget you can get the show notes at:

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast Can also be found at WPPluginsAtoZ.com

And head on over and review us at:

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on Stitcher Radio Click here to Download app or listen online Now.

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on the iTunes Store here.

 

>>>Self Promotion of my businesses here<<<

WordPress has become easier and easier to use over the past 5 years and as we know the easier it is to use the easier it becomes to break. Do you find that you suddenly need some quick WordPress support & need to figure out that one simple task? Correct that simple layout issue or has something broken and you have the white screen of death. Or maybe you have received notification of a hack on your site? Visit me for Emergency WordPress Support at WPPro.ca/Emergency for some quick tips or contact me and I can help you with live support via screen sharing or phone 818-850-7729.


Marcus is now available for phone consultations at http://marcuscouch.com/call. If you need help with WordPress, Podcasting, SEO or general Internet Marketing help, the new Clarity.fm platform is an easy way to schedule and pay for a consulting phone call.

 

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

Join me on the WordPress Medic Podcast find it at http://wpmedic.ca where I will be discussing in depth how to help your ailing WordPress website help you through those tough times and interviews with experts from all over the World.You can find the WordPress medic Podcast at iTunes Store here, Blubrry.com here, and Stitcher Radio and any place else you find me.

 

World of WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

Floating Social Media Icon 1.2

The lowdown:

As many have heard by now the plugin for social media widgets was compromise and has been fixed but if your unsure here is a good replacement for it. It has a pro version that i am most likely going to purchase

Rating 4 dragons

 

Comment Images 1.8.2

The Lowdown:

This is a very nice plugin to allow you to let your commentators share an image when they create a comment. It seems to work quite nicely with only one issue i was not able to completely test out and that is limiting the size of the image they can upload.. Other than that i would say this is a pretty nice plugin.

Rating 3 Dragons

 

Block Specific Plugin Updates 0.1

this plugin allows clicking of plugin

Rating 4 Dragons

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

WP Activity Logger

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-activity-logger/

Requires: 3.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-3-4

Downloads: 31

WP Activity Logger is a plugin that monitors and notifies of certain events that take place on your site.

 

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Gravity Forms SMS Add-on

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gravity-forms-sms-add-on/

Receive a text message every time a visitor submits a Gravity form on your site without needing a third-party API such as Twilio, Clockwork, SendFlow, etc. This plugin uses a PHP mail library to send text messages via the email-to-SMS gateways that many popular carriers provide. Sending messages with Email to SMS is free (although recipients may be charged by their carrier as with normal text messages).

Gravity Forms SMS provides an easy way to create form-specific SMS notifications. You may select which form fields you wish to receive in the SMS. For instance, if you want to receive a text-message when someone submits your contact form and only have their name, email and phone number sent over. You will be able to email them or even call directly from the SMS.

Please be aware of a few drawbacks to consider before using: Messages you send will come from your email address, not your phone number. You may also be limited to less than 160 characters, depending on the carrier. Finally, due to the nature of email-to-SMS (messages are sent as emails to the carrier’s gateway, which resends them as text messages) this method can be somewhat unreliable depending on your carrier

 

Rating: 5 out of 5

Google Maps Retailers

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fusion-retailers/

Requires: 3.0.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-4-10

Downloads: 59

Plugin to manage and output retailers by region on a Google Map.

 

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Just some reminders:

Rate us at iTunes, blubrry.com, ViaWay.com, Stitcher Radio and any place else you find us.

 

What’s coming in future podcasts:

Special guests with their own plugin picks.

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WordPress Plugins for Login Security, User Registration, On-Page widgets, Time Zones, Social media publishing

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 116

Hold on to your core files, It’s episode #116 and we have some outstanding new WordPress plugins for login security, User Registration, On-Page widgets, Time Zones,  Social media publishing and a cool on/off switch for embedded content. All Coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

Don’t forget you can get the show notes at:

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast Can also be found at WPPluginsAtoZ.com

And head on over and review us at:

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on Stitcher Radio Click here to Download app or listen online Now.

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on the iTunes Store here.

 

>>>Self Promotion of my businesses here<<<

WordPress has become easier and easier to use over the past 5 years and as we know the easier it is to use the easier it becomes to break. Do you find that you suddenly need some quick WordPress support & need to figure out that one simple task? Correct that simple layout issue or has something broken and you have the white screen of death. Or maybe you have received notification of a hack on your site? Visit me for Emergency WordPress Support at WPPro.ca/Emergency for some quick tips or contact me and I can help you with live support via screen sharing or phone 818-850-7729.


Marcus is now available for phone consultations at http://marcuscouch.com/call. If you need help with WordPress, Podcasting, SEO or general Internet Marketing help, the new Clarity.fm platform is an easy way to schedule and pay for a consulting phone call.

 

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

Join me on the WordPress Medic Podcast find it at http://wpmedic.ca where I will be discussing in depth how to help your ailing WordPress website help you through those tough times and interviews with experts from all over the World.You can find the WordPress medic Podcast at iTunes Store here, Blubrry.com here, and Stitcher Radio and any place else you find me.

 

Interesting Sites Running WordPress:

http://variety.com

Variety magazine is now officially running WordPress. The insider scoop of everything entertainment in Hollywood is now scooping out gossip via our favorite CMS!

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

Tim from the Surfing Aliens podcast has a question about 404s, hiding a page from Google and redirecting content. Try Swerve which we talked about in the last episode.

World of WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

May 27th is the TENTH ANNIVERSARY of the first WordPress release. The gang over at WordPress.org think this is worth celebrating, and we want WordPress fans all over the world to celebrate with us by throwing their own parties. Go to Meetup.com/wordpress to coordinate, and the WordPress staff will be putting up a website just for the 10th Anniversary so that they can collect photos, videos, tweets, and posts from all the parties.

The rules are very simple:

  1. Pick a place to go where a bunch of people can be merry — a park, a bar, a backyard, whatever

  2. Spread the word to local meetups, tech groups, press, etc and get people to say they’ll come to your party

  3. If 50 or more people RSVP to your party, we’ll try to send you some WordPress stickers and buttons

  4. Have party attendees post photos, videos, and the like with the #wp10 hashtag

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

Lock up your WordPressRegister Plus Redux 3.9.8

The Lowdown:

And the hits just keep coming… it seems after my fiasco with server issue the botnets decided to wake up and start attacking wordpress websites across the internet. I started seeing loads of registration and attempts at logging in from various places i had never seen before. and found it necessary to implement a login procedure and a registration procedure.  This plugin is for the latter.

Install this and now you have a two step verification process for all new registrations

Rating: 4 Dragons

 

Widgets on Pages 0.0.12

The lowdown:

Ok what I needed was a way o get a plugins that was only widigitzed into the header using php code and this looked like it. And lo and behold it was the right ticket with a little coding work and some tweaking I was able to call a widget into my menu car via a shortcode.. This is a great plugin for putting a widget anywhere you want it to be

Rating 5 Dragons

 

TimeZoneCalculator 2.45

the Lowdown

I was in need of a simple way to display multiple time zones on a website and wanted to be able to customize the output of the information output. This plugin allows you to choose anytime zone and display them all then you can customize the output with your own message. It has a bgult in time calculator and allow you to display the times ian a nice widget. all in all this is a great plugin that works pretty simple and does exactly what I needed it to do.

Rating 5 Dragons

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

Uploag-in

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

Requires: 3.5 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-4-17

Downloads: 18

“Uploag-in” will change the login procedures so that is requires a file to be uploaded to your login page for entry. It makes your login security more powerful.

If you lost your key?

If that user is not an administrator, login with administrator account and go to User. See that users profile and generate new key or delete key.

If user is administrator, connect your mySQL and delete row named sj-uploagin-key of user_id is 1. (delete from wp_usermeta where user_id=”1? and meta_key=”sj-uploagin-key”)

I cannot login via iPhone. It is impossible to login via iPhone. Developer is working on it!

 

Rating: 3 out of 5

 

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Social Media Auto Publish

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/social-media-auto-publish/

Requires: 2.8 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-4-16

Downloads: 210

A quick look into Social Media Auto Publish :

? Publish message to Facebook with image
? Attach post or share link  to Facebook
? Publish to Twitter with image
? Filter items  to be published based on categories
? Filter items to be published based on custom post types
? Enable or disable wordpress page publishing
? Customizable  message formats for Twitter and Facebook

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Simple On/Off Switch

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-onoff-switch/

Requires: 3.5 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-4-16

Downloads: 49

A simple plugin that returns an “On” or “Off” value via a Dashboard Widget. Values are displayed by the [simpleswitch] shortcode.

This can be used to globally turn off or on specific strings within posts, pages or widgets. For example sake, school is closed, etc. Good for weather based activities or events, or any other usage you can envision for this.

Would be nice to be able to get more than one global string for this plugin.

Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Just some reminders:

Rate us at iTunes, blubrry.com, ViaWay.com, Stitcher Radio and any place else you find us.

What’s coming in future podcasts:

Special guests with their own plugin picks.

How to Contact Us:

John can be contacted at:


Marcus can be contacted at:

 


RSS feeds, Social Rings, Easier page redirection, InfoGraphics

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WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 115

It’s episode #115 and we’ve got plugins for Importing multiple RSS feeds, Social Rings, Easier page redirection, InfoGraphics, and two great plugins about managing other Plugins! All Coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

This show supported by — CMS Commander — If you need a way to manage multiple installs of WordPress across multiple servers this is the plugin/Manager for you. Allows you to magage multiple sites with one click updates for everything as well as a centeralized point for content production check it out at http://wppluginsatoz.com/cmscommand ?

Don’t forget you can get the show notes at:

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast Can also be found at WPPluginsAtoZ.com

And head on over and review us at:

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on Stitcher Radio Click here to Download app or listen online Now.

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on the iTunes Store here.

>>>Self Promotion of my businesses here<<<

WordPress has become easier and easier to use over the past 5 years and as we know the easier it is to use the easier it becomes to break. Do you find that you suddenly need some quick WordPress support & need to figure out that one simple task? Correct that simple layout issue or has something broken and you have the white screen of death. Or maybe you have received notification of a hack on your site? Visit me for Emergency WordPress Support at WPPro.ca/Emergency for some quick tips or contact me and I can help you with live support via screen sharing or phone 818-850-7729.


Marcus is now available for phone consultations at http://marcuscouch.com/call. If you need help with WordPress, Podcasting, SEO or general Internet Marketing help, the new Clarity.fm platform is an easy way to schedule and pay for a consulting phone call.

 

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

Join me on the WordPress Medic Podcast find it at http://wpmedic.ca where I will be discussing in depth how to help your ailing WordPress website help you through those tough times and interviews with experts from all over the World.You can find the WordPress medic Podcast at iTunes Store here, Blubrry.com here, and Stitcher Radio and any place else you find me.

 

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

 Lynn has a questions about search for WordPress

 Greg has a similar question

 Try search everything plugin works well

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search-everything/

While this may be what Lynn needs it might not fill all your needs Greg but it does have some very nice customizations and you may be able to work with the authors for some serious customizations.

 

Another listener wrote in.

I listen to your wordpress podcast (wordpress plugins from A-Z) and its been a great help for me as I started as a complete wordpress beginner about 3 months ago when I took over managing and adding content to my site, and its been a steep learning curve but understanding the best plugins and what’s out there, with the advice from your podcast has been a great help.

 

What I wanted to ask was to see if you know of a plugin that helps you easily share infographics?

I have a plugin for review on this later

 

World of WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

This week we had a major plugin that was crompromised the Social media widget downloaded over 900k times One I highly recommended and may be able to again since the author maintainer has helped take care of the issue see this thread http://wordpress.org/support/topic/anyone-know-why-social-media-widget-was-removed Join me on WP Medic show where i go more indepth on the issue of plugins being crompromised anfd the rise of the freemium/premium version over the next year.

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

WP RSS Multi Importer 2.62

The Lowdown:

Well in my quest to find a way to import the facebook wall to a website I had to find a new way to do it since the older plugin I had been using developed some flaws.. This plugin is more upto date and great in how it imports.. It is a bit tricky to get it all setup to properly import create posts and the place in a category but after you get it all setup it works out to be a great ;little plugins

Rating 3 Dragons

 

WordPress Social Ring (Facebook Like, Google +1, ReTweet, LinkedIn and Pin It) 1.2.2

The Lowdown:

This is a pretty nice plugin to add the simple buttons above your posts.

Rating 3 Dragons

 

Infographic Embedder 1.0

The Lowdown:

This plugin makes it easy to add embed code to your infographic and you could use it for just about any image you like. Simply install this and whenever you make a post with an image you want people to be able to embed add the image url to the box provided then the plugin does the rest creating a block of code for sharing at the bottom of your post very nice I think.. It also creates a download link for folks.

Rating 4 Dragons

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

Plugins Genius

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/plugins-genius/

Requires: 3.0.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-4-11

Downloads: 15

Plugins Genius allows you to choose which plugins should be active in the frontend and in the backend. Some plugins affects only the frontend, some only the backend of WordPress and some of them make WordPress slow.

Now you can tune your WordPress site,activating plugins only where you need.

Rating 4 out of 5

 

Last Plugin-Updates

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/last-plugin-updates/

 

Requires: 3.5.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-4-10

Downloads: 41

 

This plugin adds a widget to the dashboard, listing the installed plugins and the date of their last update. The date is fetched from the WordPress.org plugins repository. Thus it is the date when the plugin was last updated on by the author, not the date of the last update in the WordPress installation. This list can be displayed in ascending and descending order of name and date of the last update.

 

Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Swerve

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

Requires: 3.3 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-4-8

Downloads: 18

 

A plugin to handle page changes and page moves, keeping your URL in sync with your page name, and adding a 301 redirect for any older names.

 

Features include:

 

  • Meta boxes hidden by default

  • Auto updates the permalink on name change

  • Can delete permalinks

  • Disables built in WordPress redirect functionality

Coming very very soon:

 

  • Options panel to control exactly how much/little the plugin does

  • Auto update the permalink on page move

  • The ability to add custom URL ‘aliases’ to pages

  • Choose which page types the plugin is active on (including custom post types)

 

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Just some reminders:

Rate us at iTunes, blubrry.com, ViaWay.com, Stitcher Radio and any place else you find us.

 

What’s coming in future podcasts:

Special guests with their own plugin picks.

How to Contact Us:

John can be contacted at:

 

 

Marcus can be contacted at:

 

 


Corner Ads, IMage Watermarks, Donations, Send to Kindle, Ultimate lists, Full Background Sliders!

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WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 114

It’s episode #114 and we’ve got plugins for Corner Ads, IMage Watermarks, Donations, Send to Kindle, Ultimate lists, plus an amazing new plugin for Full Background Sliders!  All Coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

 

This show supported by — CMS Commander — If you need a way to manage multiple installs of WordPress across multiple servers this is the plugin/Manager for you. Allows you to manage multiple sites with one click updates for everything as well as a centralized point for content production check it out at http://wppluginsatoz.com/cmscommand ?

 

Don’t forget you can get the show notes at:

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast Can also be found at WPPluginsAtoZ.com

 

And head on over and review us at:

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on Stitcher Radio Click here to Download app or listen online Now.

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on the iTunes Store here.

 

>>>Self Promotion of my businesses here<<<

WordPress has become easier and easier to use over the past 5 years and as we know the easier it is to use the easier it becomes to break. Do you find that you suddenly need some quick WordPress support & need to figure out that one simple task? Correct that simple layout issue or has something broken and you have the white screen of death. Or maybe you have received notification of a hack on your site? Visit me for Emergency WordPress Support at WPPro.ca/Emergency for some quick tips or contact me and I can help you with live support via screen sharing or phone 818-850-7729.


Marcus is now available for phone consultations at http://marcuscouch.com/call. If you need help with WordPress, Podcasting, SEO or general Internet Marketing help, the new Clarity.fm platform is an easy way to schedule and pay for a consulting phone call.

 

 

keeping the secret of wordpressJohn’s & Marcus Rant: What to rant about?

Join me on the WordPress Medic Podcast find it at http://wpmedic.ca where I will be discussing in depth how to help your ailing WordPress website help you through those tough times and interviews with experts from all over the World.You can find the WordPress medic Podcast at iTunes Store here, Blubrry.com here, and Stitcher Radio and any place else you find me.

 

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

Michael has a question about a plugin that might do the same post order as Genesis Themes present.

 

Dave has some feedback about the show notes on the “DownCast” podcast app.

 

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

 

Unlimited Lists Widget 0.1.1

The Lowdown:

You want something hard try to find a widget that will allow for creation of a simple list for your sidebar.. This is a great simple plugin to create simple ordered or unordered lists in your sidebar install and place widget and start creating lists. works great and simple..

Rating 4 Dragons

 

Donate Extra 2.02

The Lowdown:

Almost as hard is choosing from the hundreds of paypal donation buttons widgets.. This one was kind of different in that it builds a special donation wall/page for those that donate and want to be recognized a nice little bonus.. This plugin works very simply and does a nice job of creating subscriptions as well as single donations.. The creation of the was is pretty nice where you can display name, note and amount of donation or any part of that. It also allows you to create a running total to display which is great if you are having a donation drive.. this can also be limited by dates so not a grand total but even just a weekly total. all in all have to say this is a pretty nice donation plugin.

 

Rating 4 Dragons

 

Send to Kindle 1.0.2

The Lowdown:

Our listeners and clients are the best.. This plugin comes to me from one of my clients and listeners and turned out to be a great little plugin that is especially useful for those of you who do lots or writing and promotions. What does it doe well after install it add a button to your site which will allow your visitors to save your page to their Kindle for reading later or even reference material. This is a great way to keep your material in circulation.. One way i see this as being great is that if you are a writer and doing what I have seen so many times in putting out a book one chapter at a time this will allow your visitors to send that material to their kindle for reading on their time schedule and their leisure.

Rating 4 Dragons

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

Corner Ad

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/corner-ad/

 

Requires: 3.0.5 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-3-25

Downloads: 394

Corner Ad is a minimally invasive advertising display that uses any of your webpage’s top corners – a position typically under-utilized by developers – and attracts users’ attention by a cool visual effect imitating a page flip. Corner Ad initially displays a partial ad, which attracts attention; when user hover the mouse over it, the ad opens to its full size while imitating a page-flip effect; once the mouse is moved away, the ad returns to its initial size.

Corner Ad can also be used for announcements, newsflashes, and basically for anything else that you consider important and want your website visitors to see. It is common nowadays that visitors quickly scan the contents of a page and often fail to notice messages that you would like them to see; Corner Ad attempts to resolve this issue.

 

Features:

  • Minimally invasive.

  • Allows the selection of which top corner area of the page (right or left) will be used to display the ad to avoid overwriting important elements like logos, menus or search features.

  • The target of the link can be selected, so it can open the new page in the same browser’s window or into a new window.

  • Configurable background color for the ad to match the web page design.

  • Automatic mirror effect.

  • Configurable time for automatic open and close actions.

  • Supports multiple ads into the same website (each ad in a different page)

  • Count the number of click for Ads.

  • The corner ad effect is made using Flash.

 

Requirements: The browser must support Flash.

 

Rating: 3 out of 5

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Full width Background Gallery

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/full-width-background-gallery/

 

Requires: 3.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-3-22

Downloads: 274

 

Adds full page slider to use to your website. -You can add any number of images to the slider -You can add a youtube video or upload your own video to the background.

-You can add single full page background image to your site.

-You can create any number of background galleries and assign them to the posts or pages. -Easily manageable back-end.

-Comes with 6 Great Backgrounds ready to use

-You can choose from 14 different overlay effects available.

 

Read more instructions about how to use here http://www.wpfruits.com/full-width-background-gallery-wordpress-plugin/

 

This is a Plugin from WPFRUITS

 

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Easy Watermark

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/easy-watermark/

 

Requires: 3.3 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-3-23

Downloads: 252

 

This plugin allows you to add image watermark to every single image or all images from library at once. It can also be configured to automatically watermark new images as they are uploaded. Watermark can be a png, gif (alpha channel supported in both cases) or jpg image. It’s also possibile to set watermark opacity (doesn’t apply to png with alpha channel).

The possibility of adding text watermark as well as defining many watermarks is in nearest plans.

 

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Just some reminders:

Rate us at iTunes, blubrry.com, ViaWay.com, Stitcher Radio and any place else you find us.

 

What’s coming in future podcasts:

Special guests with their own plugin picks.

How to Contact Us:

John can be contacted at:

 

Marcus can be contacted at:

 


WordPress Plugins A to Z Logo Sliders, Popularity Plugins, Featured Widgets, Encyclopedia Plugins, Pinterest

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WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 113

It’s episode #113 and we’re talking about Logo Sliders, Popularity Plugins, Featured Widgets, Encyclopedia Plugins, Pinterest, and a great way to bulk import just about anything into WordPress. All Coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

 

This show supported by — CMS Commander — If you need a way to manage multiple installs of WordPress across multiple servers this is the plugin/Manager for you. Allows you to manage multiple sites with one click updates for everything as well as a centralized point for content production check it out at http://wppluginsatoz.com/cmscommand ?

 

Don’t forget you can get the show notes at:

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast Can also be found at WPPluginsAtoZ.com

 

And head on over and review us at:

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on Stitcher Radio Click here to Download app or listen online Now.

WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on the iTunes Store here.

 

>>>Self Promotion of my businesses here<<<

WordPress has become easier and easier to use over the past 5 years and as we know the easier it is to use the easier it becomes to break. Do you find that you suddenly need some quick WordPress support & need to figure out that one simple task? Correct that simple layout issue or has something broken and you have the white screen of death. Or maybe you have received notification of a hack on your site? Visit me for Emergency WordPress Support at WPPro.ca/Emergency for some quick tips or contact me and I can help you with live support via screen sharing or phone 818-850-7729.


Marcus is now available for phone consultations at http://marcuscouch.com/call. If you need help with WordPress, Podcasting, SEO or general Internet Marketing help, the new Clarity.fm platform is an easy way to schedule and pay for a consulting phone call.

 

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

Join me on the WordPress Medic Podcast find it at http://wpmedic.ca where I will be discussing in depth how to help your ailing WordPress website help you through those tough times and interviews with experts from all over the World.You can find the WordPress medic Podcast at iTunes Store here, Blubrry.com here, and Stitcher Radio and any place else you find me.

 

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

Raffi has a question on how to hide menus and sidebar widgets..

Try dynamic widgets to hide specific widgets.. as for menus one option would be to create templates for those pages.

 

World of WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

WP Most Popular 0.2

The lowdown:

I was in need of some functionality to showcase the most popular posts based on views.. This is a simple enough plugins and once installed simply add the widget and then choose number of posts to display the post type, you can choose posts, pages and even custom post types.. Nice touch and then choose the timeline all time, monthly weekly and daily no year though strange I think. Seems to work very well and nice simple way to display your most popular

 

Rating 4 Dragons

 

 Genesis Featured Widget Amplified 0.8.1

The Lowdown:

Ok this one is specific to the genesis framework and I may have covered it in the past but thought it should be present again. If you use Genesis by Studiopress then this is a plugin you should have.. If you do not use Genesis what are you waiting for… at any rate I have yet to come across a better plugin for featuring posts, pages and custom post types in your side bars. This plugin pull the featured image and you can even set custom links via the meta data.. I have used this plugin for some interesting customizations for displaying posts and can’t recommend it enough.. The only caveat is you must be using Genesis for it to work.

 

Rating 5 Dragons

 

Encyclopedia / Lexicon / Glossary / Wiki / Dictionary / Knowledge base 1.3.4

The Lowdown:

Ok this is a link to the free version although I did  not use the free version I imaging it is quite good since only some of the functionality is limited. I recently used this plugins to create a Wiki website for a client to use as an internal database for their company where they can put all their policies for easy reference. They are also having me create a separate website to create a product library. I found this to be a excellent program and pretty versatile to be able to be a wiki or an encyclopedia or even a dictionary. it seems to be very solid and I had little trouble customizing the custom post types for specific layouts.. I almost want to give it a 5 but cannot due to the poor support I encountered when I had questions. There is no easy way to contact the developer he does have a pay system I could not figure out for support and I could not locate his forum. so have to knock it back to a

Rating 4 Dragon

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

BulkPress

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

Requires: 3.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-3-14

Downloads: 114

Adding multiple categories in WordPress can be a real pain. When you want categories for every Country in the world, it is a horrible job to fill out and submit the new category form hundreds of times, especially if you’re adding terms that have a hierarchy!

BulkPress makes this process much easier, by providing you with an easy-to-user interface to add categories (and terms of custom taxonomies) and pages/posts (and posts of custom post types) in bulk, giving you the option to specify a hierarchy in the added posts or terms.

BulkPress can spare you hours of your time, just try and find out for yourself!

 

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Pinterest Site Verification

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/pinterest-site-verification/

Requires: 2.5.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-3-14

Downloads: 339

Simply insert your Pinterest meta tag verification code using this helpful plugin.

Once your blog is verified, you will get Pinterest web analytics feature enabled for you which will show you how people are pinning your pictures.

If you are using caching plugins like WP-Cache or WP Super Cache, you may need to temporarily clear or disable your cache for this plugin to work.

 

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Logo Slider

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/logo-slider/

Requires: 3.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-3-12

Downloads: 560

Add a logo slideshow carousel to your site quickly and easily. Embed in any post/page using shortcode [logo-slider] or in your theme with logo_slider();

Perfect for displaying a list of sponsor or client logos.

Features

  • Simple and light weight

  • Nice selection of arrow icons

  • Easy to customise (height, width, number of images before slide etc)

  • Easy image uploader

  • Ability to add links to each logo if you want

 

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Easier YouTube Embeds, Locking User Accounts, Facebook Site Invites, User Activity, Plugin Version Monitors, and Activity Logs

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 112

It’s episode #112 WordPress Plugins A to Z and we’ve got plugins for Easier YouTube Video Embeds, Locking User Accounts, Facebook Site Invites, User Activity, Plugin Version Monitors, and Activity Logs. All this and more coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z.

This show supported by — CMS Commander — If you need a way to manage multiple installs of WordPress across multiple servers this is the plugin/Manager for you. Allows you to manage multiple sites with one click updates for everything as well as a centralized point for content production check it out at http://wppluginsatoz.com/cmscommand ?

Don’t forget you can get the show notes at:
WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast Can also be found at WPPluginsAtoZ.com

And head on over and review us at:
WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on Stitcher Radio Click here to Download app or listen online Now.
WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on the iTunes Store here.

>>>Self Promotion of my businesses here<<<
WordPress has become easier and easier to use over the past 5 years and as we know the easier it is to use the easier it becomes to break. Do you find that you suddenly need some quick WordPress support & need to figure out that one simple task? Correct that simple layout issue or has something broken and you have the white screen of death. Or maybe you have received notification of a hack on your site? Visit me for Emergency WordPress Support at WPPro.ca/Emergency for some quick tips or contact me and I can help you with live support via screen sharing or phone 818-850-7729.


Marcus is now available for phone consultations at http://marcuscouch.com/call. If you need help with WordPress, Podcasting, SEO or general Internet Marketing help, the new Clarity.fm platform is an easy way to schedule and pay for a consulting phone call.

 

Plan for success with WordPress PluginsJohn’s & Marcus Rant: What to rant about?

Run the WP Medic Podcast commercial here

Join me on the WordPress Medic Podcast find it at http://wpmedic.ca where I will be discussing in depth how to help your ailing WordPress website help you through those tough times and interviews with experts from all over the World.You can find the WordPress medic Podcast at iTunes Store here, Blubrry.com here, and Stitcher Radio and any place else you find me.

 

Interesting Sites Running WordPress:


http://chuckyeager.com
The official website of US Air Force General Chuck Yeager, the world’s first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound. Why it’s in the Showcase: The subject matter, rare historic documents and unique historic full-screen background photographs, and its innovative use of jQuery.

 

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

Dave at TopekaDesign.com  has a question about Thickbox Content and a Suitable Audio plugin for one shot audio files.
an Idea might be to use slide deck

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

Recent Revisions 1.1.1


The Lowdown:
In my search for a tracking plugin to track post revisions this one came up and it show all recent post revisions on your dashboard.. This is a great quick way to see any changes anyone has made to the site. Unfortunately this is all it really does..
Rating 3 Dragons

 

Simple History 1.0.9

The Lowdown:
This plug was discovered during my search for monitoring for a clients site who needed to know what the assorted editors were doing and editing.. While it tracks all usage such as plugin install activation and removals it has a limitation of only tracking the last 60 days. But it does do a great job of tracking all changes that happen to the site so you can see what people are up to.
This gives you a page where you can examine everything on your site from:
Attachment |
Comment |
Plugin |
Post/Attachment |
Post/Encyclopedia |
Post |
Settings page |
User

Including making check by individual user all in all a great little tracking plugin to see what is happening on your site.
Rating 4 Dragons

 

WP-Activity 2.0

 

The Lowdown
While this one does tracking it is more along the line of who logs in and what they did when they logged in. did they create a post create a user ect.. It does tell about comments added and stuff deleted. In actually this one help with a site that was compromised  a couple weeks back. When a client had an ex employee who knew an admin login to the site and came in and started deleted products from the estore.. This tracking helped us track their IP and when and what they deleted so we could fix it easier.. let that be a lesson that if an employees leaves the first thing you need to do is change all password to any account they might have access to.

Rating 4 Dragons

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

Account Lock

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/account-lock/

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6
Last Updated: 2013-3-10
Downloads: 33

This plugin enables administrators to lock user accounts without deleting the users posts and contents.

Account Lock is a state of the art WordPress Plugin which enables administrators to lock user accounts without deleting the users posts and contents. Locked users will not be able to login or reset their password. All content created by users whose accounts are locked keep accessible by website visitors.

Main features

 

  • Prevent users from login in to the Dashboard via the “Edit User” Screen
  • Prevent users from reset their passwords if their account is locked
  • See the current account status in the user management
  • Fast status change directly from the user management page


Rating: 3 out of 5

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Facebook Friends Inviter

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook-friends-inviter/

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-3-10
Downloads: 81

Add an Invite Facebook Friends button to any WordPress website with the Facebook Friends Inviter Plugin.

This WordPress plugin adds customizable text links and customizable graphic buttons that are visible to anyone who visits your WordPress site. Buttons can be added using widgets and shortcodes.
Features

  • Facebook Requests Graphic Button
  • Facebook Requests Link Button
  • Seamless friend requests selector
  • FB Friends request widgets – as many widgets as you want to use
  • FB Friend inviter shortcodes – as many shortcodes as you want to use
  • Customizable link text
  • Customizable button
  • Put the button or text link anywhere within your site
  • Set button/text width
  • Set button/text alignment


Rating: 4 out of 5

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Rather Simple YouTube

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/rather-simple-youtube/

Requires: 3.3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-3-10
Downloads: 16

A rather simple YouTube plug-in that allows the administrator to fill in a YouTube user and select a video to embed into a page.

This plug-in is different than others because it requires no pasting of special URL’s or remembering embed codes. The first step is to fill in your own (or someone else’s) YouTube username in the settings page. After this you can select any of your uploaded videos in the included widget.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Site Cleanup, Joke of the day, Better HTMLTables, Bulk Deletion, SEO Migration

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 111

 

It’s episode #111 WordPress Plugins A to Z and we’ve got plugins for site cleanup, joke of the day, better html tables, bulk deletion, SEO migration and a great new plugin to change content based on what season it is. All this and more coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z.

This show supported by — CMS Commander — If you need a way to manage multiple installs of WordPress across multiple servers this is the plugin/Manager for you. Allows you to manage multiple sites with one click updates for everything as well as a centralized point for content production check it out at http://wppluginsatoz.com/cmscommand ?

MARCUS: I just used CMS commander to save myself a ton of time when dealing with a new client site. Let’s just say you have one really good site with the ultimate setup of plugins, or a personal list of favorites. Copying these plugins from one site to another is as easy as selecting the plugins you want to copy and choosing the destination WordPress install. One more click and you’re done. CMS Commander takes care of all the rest.

Don’t forget you can get the show notes at:
WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast Can also be found at WPPluginsAtoZ.com

And head on over and review us at:
WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on Stitcher Radio Click here to Download app or listen online Now.
WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on the iTunes Store here.

 

>>>Self Promotion of my businesses here<<<
WordPress has become easier and easier to use over the past 5 years and as we know the easier it is to use the easier it becomes to break. Do you find that you suddenly need some quick WordPress support & need to figure out that one simple task? Correct that simple layout issue or has something broken and you have the white screen of death. Or maybe you have received notification of a hack on your site? Visit me for Emergency WordPress Support at WPPro.ca/Emergency for some quick tips or contact me and I can help you with live support via screen sharing or phone 818-850-7729.


Marcus is now available for phone consultations at http://marcuscouch.com/call. If you need help with WordPress, Podcasting, SEO or general Internet Marketing help, the new Clarity.fm platform is an easy way to schedule and pay for a consulting phone call.

 

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

Run the WP Medic Podcast commercial here

Join me on the WordPress Medic Podcast find it at http://wpmedic.ca where I will be discussing in depth how to help your ailing WordPress website help you through those tough times and interviews with experts from all over the World.You can find the WordPress medic Podcast at iTunes Store here, Blubrry.com here, and Stitcher Radio and any place else you find me.

 

Clean and power your WordPress plugins with Site Cleanup, Joke of the day, Better HTMLTables, Bulk Deletion, SEO MigrationListener Feedback / Audio Clips


Question no audio

John & Marcus,
I love your podcast!  I’ve learned so much from listening to you guys.  In one of your recent podcasts you mentioned a plugin for converting a site from Joomla to WordPress.  I’m about to begin a project like that for OldsJetfire.com.  It is a small community site for the first turbocharged, alcohol injected car in the U.S.  Oldsmobile only made them in 1963 and 1964.  My question is: Do you know of a good plugin for a forum?  Also, do you have any tips on how to convert the old forum threads in Joomla to a new forum in WordPress?

Thanks – and keep up the great podcast.
Rick

From the US store
Best Yet *****
Being Completely new to WordPress this podcast is excellent. These guys do a great job of getting to the point and giving useful feedback. the doesn’t follow the model of so many, with a couple of buddies just rambling about mostly nothing and adding crude humor. I would be completely comfortable recommending this show to “anyone” I know. I hope they keep up the good work. i am very thankful for their show. Be sure to give them a review and rating if you agree. We seem to spend more time writing complaints than giving compliments.
All-in 2013

very Nice and useful ***
First its obviously a vehicle to advertise their services… They plug themselves a bit much.. but the information they provide makes it worth it in the end. I listen on my ipad and often wish it was a video podcast because I want to see the plugins they review in action.. So thats dissapointing. but overall, if you’re a WordPress user/developer, you should subscribe..
Digibard

From our Canadian listeners
Excellent podcast – not to be missed *****
One of the best podcasts, I know of. Very focused on wordpress plugins, but that is a good thing – there are too many to try to keep track of yourself.. Keep up the good work guys.
whitetoque

Go-To_guys for wordpress Plugins *****
John & Marcus do a great job of showcasing useful plugins and more importantly staying away from the duds. keep up the great work.
Robin Heppel, Funeral Futurist

Shoutouts to:

 

World of WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

WordPress 3.6 is coming.. Scheduled for release in April shall we start a pool now..
new features expected to be Post Formats UI
Improvement to auto save and Post locking
New Theme 2013 designed for personal blogging sites
editorial workflow useful for multi blogger sites
new menus

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

WP Clean Up 1.2.1

The Lowdown:
I needed to clean up an older site and was actually looking to nuke it without wiping out major settings.
This one turned out to be a simple cleaner that does a nice job of cleaning up things like revisions, drafts, the large collection of spam comments one site I used it on have over 20k stored.. that’s allot of space.. It also offers you the opportunity to optimize your database. all in all pretty good.

Rating 4 Dragons

 

Joke of the Day Advanced 1.2

Ok this one is just for fun and pretty much a complete waste of time but it is fun.. It simply adds a sidebar widget with a joke of the day from the Internet joke database. You can change from clean to dirty dependent on your desires..

Rating 3 Dragons

 

Bulk Delete 2.2.2

The Lowdown:
Well as I started looking for a complete nuke it solution I believe I found it here. With this plugin you can remove in stages or nuke the whole site of content.. This is useful if you have created a site with demo content and simply want it gone to start adding the real stuff. This is simple in is function you can remove everything in one shot by choosing categories or tags.. Or you can remove item by item. You can toss it into the trash if you are unsure or simply toss it all out. All in all a great little plugin to clean up the mess.

Rating 4 Dragons.

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

SEO Data Transporter

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/seo-data-transporter/

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.2.1
Last Updated: 2012-10-27
Downloads: 37,004

This plugin allows you to transfer your inputs SEO data from one theme/plugin to another. We all know how difficult it can be to switch themes or dump plugins. The fact that themes and plugins store their inputs SEO data differently makes it even harder. This plugin remedies that.
Just choose what platform you’re moving away from, and what platform you want to move to. Click “analyze” to see what records and elements are compatible, and click “convert” to make the conversion.
Supported Themes

  • Builder
  • Catalyst
  • Frugal
  • Genesis
  • Headway
  • Hybrid
  • Thesis (1.x & 2.x)
  • WooFramework

Supported Plugins

  • Add Meta Tags
  • All in One SEO
  • Greg’s High Performance SEO
  • Headspace2
  • Meta SEO Pack
  • Platinum SEO
  • SEO Ultimate
  • WordPress SEO


Rating: 4 out of 5


Footable

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

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-3-4
Downloads: 261

Have you ever wanted to show a lot of data in a table, but hate how badly it scales on smaller mobile devices? Footable solves this problem by hiding certain columns on smaller devices, but still allowing the user to expand each row to see the columns that were hidden.
This simple WordPress plugin allows you to easily include and configure the Footable jquery script into your site.Check out the homepage to learn more about Footable and see some demos.

Rating: 5 out of 5

 

WordPress Seasons

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/axedit-seasons/

Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-3-7
Downloads: 12

If you ever wished to automatically modify portions of text depending on the season, this very simple plugin will do the job for you. Just go to ‘Settings’ and click on ‘Seasons’ menu, and define the specific text you want to show for each season. Finally, insert the [season] shortcode within any content to show the season’s related text.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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What’s coming in future podcasts:

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Radio Station sites, In Post Twitter mentions, Social Media Content Locks, Social Counters, Social Feeds

http://www.johnoverall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Episode110-WPPlugins-A-to-Z.mp3

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 110

It’s episode #110. And we’ve got plugins for Radio Station sites, In Post Twitter mentions, Social Media Content Locks, Social Counters, Social Feeds, and an easier way for the layman to add links into WordPress posts. All coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z.

This show supported by — CMS Commander — If you need a way to manage multiple installs of WordPress across multiple servers this is the plugin/Manager for you. Allows you to manage multiple sites with one click updates for everything as well as a centralized point for content production check it out at http://wppluginsatoz.com/cmscommand ?

Don’t forget you can get the show notes at:
WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast Can also be found at WPPluginsAtoZ.com

And head on over and review us at:
WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on Stitcher Radio Click here to Download app or listen online Now.
WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on the iTunes Store here.

>>>Self Promotion of my businesses here<<<
WordPress has become easier and easier to use over the past 5 years and as we know the easier it is to use the easier it becomes to break. Do you find that you suddenly need some quick WordPress support & need to figure out that one simple task? Correct that simple layout issue or has something broken and you have the white screen of death. Or maybe you have received notification of a hack on your site? Visit me for Emergency WordPress Support at WPPro.ca/Emergency for some quick tips or contact me and I can help you with live support via screen sharing or phone 818-850-7729.


Marcus is now available for phone consultations at http://marcuscouch.com/call. If you need help with WordPress, Podcasting, SEO or general Internet Marketing help, the new Clarity.fm platform is an easy way to schedule and pay for a consulting phone call.

 

WordPress Plugins for socialJohn’s & Marcus Rant: What to rant about?

Join me on the WordPress Medic Podcast find it at http://wpmedic.ca where I will be discussing in depth how to help your ailing WordPress website help you through those tough times and interviews with experts from all over the World.You can find the WordPress medic Podcast at iTunes Store here, Blubrry.com here, and Stitcher Radio and any place else you find me.

Something new has been brought to my attention http://www.cms2cms.com a service to convert CMS sites to another CMS site Presently, they offer migration from Joomla, Joomla K2 and Drupal to the latest WordPress, this platform is currently in beta so is free and I am looking for a test case to try out so if anyone has a site they want to convert to WordPress contact me and I’ll be happy to do it with this service as a test case.

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

Feed Them Social 1.1.8

The Lowdown:
This is a very nice plugin for bringing in all kinds of streams of social stuff. The only thing I found was it has some layout issues that needed to be corrected.. You can use this to bring specialized social media content into your posts and it also has a widget to place material into. The free version allow you to generate short codes you place in your posts for the following Twitter, Facebook, Instagram if you want YouTube you will need the premium addon which is only $10 plus if you want to change the default # of posts you will need a premium plugin.. This is a great way to bring in that social content you have floating around and focus it into pages on your site.

Rating 3 Dragons

 

Subscribers Text Counter 1.6.4


The Lowdown:
This is a great little plugin to display your subscriber count from your various social media outlets. It is simple straightforward to use simply enter your account names for the various social outlets you want and then edit the fully customizable widget to display your links.. It is a nice looking way to show off your followings. plus if your CSS inclined you can customize in numerous ways.

Rating 3 Dragons

 

a great suggestion from Yoram
Konverto 1.1.0

The Lowdown:
While this is a straightforward plugin is does solve what I feel should be right in the core of WordPress.. That is making any link your create such as http://JohnOverall.com clickable without having to go to the add link button in your editor. I can’t count the number of times I have created a post a then discovered that I need to go back and edit simple links to make them clickable..

Rating 4 Dragons

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

Radio Station

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/radio-station/

Requires: 3.3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-2-25
Downloads: 28

Radio Station is a plugin to run a radio station’s website. It’s functionality is based on Drupal 6’s Station plugin, reworked for use in WordPress. The plugin includes the ability to associate users with “shows” (schedulable blocks of time that contain a description, and other meta information), and generate playlists associated with those shows. The plugin contains a widget to display the currently on-air DJ with a link to the DJ’s show and current playlist. A schedule of all show can also be generated.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Twitter mentions in posts

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/twitter-mentions-in-posts/

Requires: 3.0.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-2-25
Downloads: 27

This plugin fetch all tweets from Twitter, which has been written about some of your posts. For new article are changes checking every hour. For oldone it is question one or two days.
You can set how many tweets to show and in swich format. It can be regular HTML or embed tweets generated by Twitter javascript.
List of tweets is automaticky show above comment form, but your can also do manually by put function <?php tmip_show_tweets() ?> into your WordPress theme.
Just remember, Twitter allow to search tweets only few days old, so i will show probably only in new articles. Be patient.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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OnePress Social Locker

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/social-locker/

Social Locker is a set of social buttons and a locker in one bottle. It allows you to lock a part of content on a web page until a user clicks one of the social buttons (Facebook Like, Tweet Button, Google +1) and help you to get more likes/tweets/+1s, traffic and customers!
Do you still place social buttons on every page of your site? But users don’t click the ones as often as you would like?
You should give people a reason why they need to click your social buttons. Even if people like your content, site or fanpage, they don’t click the buttons because they don’t worry about you, your benefits or your traffic. It’s not their problem.

Key Features

 

  • Any URL to like/tweet/+1. You can set any URL that will be used to share for social buttons.
  • SEO friendly. Locked content is still available for search bots (Google, Bing, etc).
  • Highly customizable. The plugin provides a considered html markup that allows you to create your own style for the locker. You can change colors, fonts, sizes, paddings, backgrounds, shadows, icons and all for any locker element. No coding required. Just add some CSS rules.
  • Preset Styles and Effects. We want to make a use of our plugins as simple as possible.
  • So we added some modern preset styles and effects for you. Every update we will add new ones. Feel free to use they.
  • Remembers users who already unlocked your content (via local storage and cookies).
  • Compatible with all the popular browsers.
  • Locks any type of content: text, videos, images, links, forms and more.

Click here to view the live demo!
The plugin is a free edition of the premium social locker plugin. You can activate premium features for a trial period inside the plugin.

Rating: 5 out of 5

 

Just some reminders:
Rate us at iTunes, blubrry.com, ViaWay.com, Stitcher Radio and any place else you find us.

What’s coming in future podcasts:

Special guests with their own plugin picks

How to Contact Us:

John can be contacted at:


Marcus can be contacted at:




WordPress Plugins for Mobile utilization, Image Tooltips, Image Carousels, Social Sharing

http://www.johnoverall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Episode109-WPPlugins-A-to-Z.mp3

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 109

It’s episode #109. And we’ve got plugins for Mobile utilization, Image Tooltips, Image Carousels, Social Sharing, and plugins for getting the most out of MailChimp and Genesis. All coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z.

This show supported by — CMS Commander — If you need a way to manage multiple installs of WordPress across multiple servers this is the plugin/Manager for you. Allows you to manage multiple sites with one click updates for everything as well as a centralized point for content production check it out at http://wppluginsatoz.com/cmscommand ?

Don’t forget you can get the show notes at:
WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast Can also be found at WPPluginsAtoZ.com

And head on over and review us at:
WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on Stitcher Radio Click here to Download app or listen online Now.
WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast can be found on the iTunes Store here.

>>>Self Promotion of my businesses here<<<
WordPress has become easier and easier to use over the past 5 years and as we know the easier it is to use the easier it becomes to break. Do you find that you suddenly need some quick WordPress support & need to figure out that one simple task? Correct that simple layout issue or has something broken and you have the white screen of death. Or maybe you have received notification of a hack on your site? Visit me for Emergeny WordPress Support at WPPro.ca/Emergency for some quick tips or contact me and I can help you with live support via screen sharing or phone 818-850-7729.


Marcus is now available for phone consultations at http://marcuscouch.com/call. If you need help with WordPress, Podcasting, SEO or general Internet Marketing help, the new Clarity.fm platform is an easy way to schedule and pay for a consulting phone call.

 

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

Join me on the WordPress Medic Podcast find it at http://wpmedic.ca where I will be discussing in depth how to help your ailing WordPress website help you through those tough times and interviews with experts from all over the World.You can find the WordPress medic Podcast at iTunes Store here, Blubrry.com here, and Stitcher Radio and any place else you find me.

Something new has been brought to my attention http://www.cms2cms.com a service to convert CMS sites to another CMS site Presently, they offer migration from Joomla, Joomla K2 and Drupal to the latest WordPress, this platform is currently in beta so is free and I am looking for a test case to try out so if anyone has a site they want to convert to WordPress contact me and I’ll be happy to do it with this service as a test case.

 

Interesting Sites Running WordPress:


http://ilovetypography.com/
I love Typography is a site devoted to fonts, typefaces and all things typographical.(and it runs on WordPress) It’s a great site that is in my daily reading list. Fonts are really something worth studying when you have the opportunity. Sometimes an entire site can look completely different just because of the fonts. This blog helps you to recognize when to use what font through hundreds of examples already on the site and new ones being added each day.

 

World of WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:


Even the big boys can go down from time to time.. although short lived about 7 min WordPress.com went down last week due to a code error and took with it millions of others. a short statement from Automatic “At 1:20PM Pacific there was a site-wide outage/service degradation on WordPress.com.  The root cause was identified to be some debugging code which was trying to connect to servers which had been decommissioned.  Once the issue was identified, it was quickly resolved and service returned to normal about 1:27PM.”
Read more at http://thedroidguy.com/2013/02/wordpress-com-went-down-with-millions-of-blogs/#DP7cLYfZtr69DyCf.99

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

Shareaholic | email, bookmark, share buttons 6.1.2.0

its been awhile since I covered any of these

The lowdown:
well I have not used this one in a while but a recent client wanted something different so I went looking
this definitely has gotten alot better with the sexy link and the optional links above the page and it run quite smoothly

Rating 4 Dragons

 

WP Genesis Box 0.0.1

The Lowdown:
Ok this tool add a nice simple affiliate box to your Genesis website posts. This plugin is based on a post from Brian Gardner, on how to create this box. It is a simple yet effective way to display that you build your sites in WordPress and then to promote your affiliate link for the themes from StudioPress. This is an excellent way of implementing it simple I had done it once but later changed themes and did not take the time to recreate this great little box then all you have to do is add either shortcode per post or add an action to your functions file. Just a bit of minor work but worth it in the end
rating 3 Dragons

 

MailChimp Importer 1.0

The Lowdown:
This looks to be a great little plugin if you are a Mailchimp user. It will go out and get your newsletter you do up in Mailchimp and then import them back into your WordPress website. A bit of a reverse from the way i usually do things but still looks like a great solution if you use Mailchimp which many of my clients do.

Rating 3 Dragons

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

Telephone Number Linker

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/telephone-number-linker/

Makes sure telephone numbers are clickable on mobile devices.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2013-2-17
Downloads: 19

This plugin allows you to turn a phone number on your site into a link that only appears clickable for mobile phone users. This means mobile device users can click the number to call it, but desktop users won’t see it as a link – so won’t be taken to an error screen that they would normally when clicking on a phone number link. Some iOS and Android devices make numbers clickable by default – but not all do. If your client calls saying her ancient phone won’t call a number on his site when he clicks on it this is the plugin for you

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

WP Image Carousel

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-image-carousel/

WP Image Carousel lets you easily add stylish, highly customizable image carousels to your site.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-2-17
Downloads: 64

WP Image Carousel (WPIC) lets you create image carousels by using a shortcode.
WPIC includes an options panel which lets you add default settings to your shortcode for easier and even quicker use.

Features:

  • 10 different button colors
  • Highly customizable
  • Shortcode
  • Lightweight
  • Can be integrated with any site
  • Hackable
  • Active support through the wordpress forums


This plugin utilizes the jquery plugin jcarousel lite to create the image carousels. This plugin also makes a call to the google scripts api to get jquery instead of load it from your site. This makes the plugin load faster on your pages and consume less bandwidth.

Rating: 5 out of 5


PicTips

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

PicTips provides a shortcode for images to be used as ToolTips. Like ToolTips but with pictures.

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-2-17
Downloads: 18

Ever wanted to make your content more visual? With PicTips, you can! Hovering over an item with a PicTip enabled will display your chosen image.
PicTips features the following:

  • Displays images as tooltip bubbles
  • Uses pure CSS and Javascript
  • Automatically resizes and positions bubbles as required
  • Customise look and feel of bubbles for your site
  • Graceful fall back for non-compatible browsers


Rating: 4 out of 5


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WordPress Plugins Password Strength, Full Background Slideshows, Site Lockdown, Background Music

http://www.johnoverall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Episode108-WPPlugins-A-to-Z.mp3

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 108

It’s episode #108 and we’ve got plugins for enforcing Password Strength, Full Background Slideshows, Site Lockdown, Background Music and a new way to WATCH the visitors on your WordPress site. All coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z.

This show supported by — CMS Commander — If you need a way to manage multiple installs of WordPress across multiple servers this is the plugin/Manager for you. Allows you to manage multiple sites with one click updates for everything as well as a centralized point for content production check it out at http://wppluginsatoz.com/cmscommand ?

Don’t forget you can get the show notes at:
WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast Can also be found at WPPluginsAtoZ.com

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WordPress has become easier and easier to use over the past 5 years and as we know the easier it is to use the easier it becomes to break. Do you find that you suddenly need some quick WordPress support & need to figure out that one simple task? Correct that simple layout issue or has something broken and you have the white screen of death. Or maybe you have received notification of a hack on your site? Visit me for Emergeny WordPress Support at WPPro.ca/Emergency for some quick tips or contact me and I can help you with live support via screen sharing or phone 818-850-7729.


Marcus is now available for phone consultations at http://marcuscouch.com/call. If you need help with WordPress, Podcasting, SEO or general Internet Marketing help, the new Clarity.fm platform is an easy way to schedule and pay for a consulting phone call.

 

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

Join me on the WordPress Medic Podcast find it at http://wpmedic.ca where I will be discussing in depth how to help your ailing WordPress website help you through those tough times and interviews with experts from all over the World.You can find the WordPress medic Podcast at iTunes Store here, Blubrry.com here, and Stitcher Radio and any place else you find me.

Something new has been brought to my attention http://www.cms2cms.com a service to convert CMS sites to another CMS site Presently, they offer migration from Joomla, Joomla K2 and Drupal to the latest WordPress, this platform is currently in beta so is free and I am looking for a test case to try out so if anyone has a site they want to convert to WordPress contact me and I’ll be happy to do it with this service as a test case.

 

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

Robert has a question regarding migrating from one host to another. This is another great example of the outstanding features of CMS Commander that we talk about so much. http://wppluginsatoz.com/cmscommand is the place to go. What CMS commander can do that Backup Buddy cannot is pretty staggering. In the case of cloning a site, it can be done in just a few minutes. The limitations with Backup Buddy are also restricted by the size. Have a site that’s more than 90 megs? Forget about Backup Buddy.

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

Simple Site Lockdown 1.1

The Lowdown:
A simple way to hide your site from others and only allow admins access to it. This is a great way to hide your development website from the world if you’re in a hurry to get it hidden simple and clean.

Rating 4 Dragons

 

Minimum Password Strength 1.1.2

The Lowdown:
Security Security Security… We all know how important the ever hated password is but many still do not pay attention to this issue. The plugins take that pretty bar that goes from red to green when creating a new password for WordPress and then enforces a minimum password standard for all users changing passwords or creating new users on your site. You choose the setting you want from weak to strong to enforce.. a nice little plugin.

Rating 4 Dragons

 

Background Music 1.0

The Lowdown:
Also known as how to annoy your visitors in one easy step.. You simply install it and point it to an mp3 file that will start automatically.. It may have a use for force feeding your podcast if you like.. It does place a prominent button on the top of page to turn it off..

Rating: 2 or 3 Dragons

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

 

Minimum Password Strength

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/minimum-password-strength/

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-2-8
Downloads: 47

WordPress profile pages contain a visual indicator which shows the strength of a user’s chosen password. This is nice, but WordPress doesn’t actually enforce this in any way, so users are free to select weak passwords.

Minimum Password Strength uses the same method to calculate a password’s strength, but forces users to meet a minimum strength requirement before they can change their password.
By default, passwords must have “Medium” strength, but administrators can change this to force passwords to be at least “Weak”, “Medium”, or “Strong”. To change the minimum strength, go to Settings -> Password Strength after installing Minimum Password Strength.

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Full Screen (Page) Background Image Slideshow

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/full-screen-page-background-image-slideshow/

Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-2-10
Downloads: 457

This plugin allows you to add single or multiple backgrounds that spans behind whole website contents. You can

  1. Set single background
  2. Configure multiple backgrounds to behave as slideshow
  3. Randomize Backgrounds for each refresh
  4. Set animation duration and delay
  5. Add dotted Overlay
  6. Set Opacity of Background Images
  7. Set single or multiple images for individual pages


If image is larger than the user’s resolution, plugin will stretch either width or height (keeping aspect ratio) to fit on the screen. It will also centralize the image. If image is smaller than the user’s browser resolution, It will be displayed centered in the background without stretching.

Rating: 5 out of 5

 

SessionCam

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

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 2013-2-5
Downloads: 40

Use SessionCam to record every customer journey made on your website. Replay individual sessions, generate heatmaps, understand and investigate funnel and form drop-off. Tackle abandonment, improve conversion and reduce support costs. SessionCam is a cloud-based solution that’s easy to implement and generates super-fast RoI for our clients.
SessionCam is a “Software as a Service” solution – just add our JavaScript tag to your web site and every feature of the product is delivered remotely from our secure, cloud-based infrastructure.

SessionCam includes features for:

  • Recording web sessions in real-time
  • Analysing recorded activity
  • Understanding funnel and form conversion
  • Creating stunning behavioural heatmaps for mouse movement, mouse click, page scrolling and browser attention
  • Replaying web sessions
  • Integrating with Google Analytics, other web analytics systems, CRM solutions and customer feedback solutions.


Rating: 4 out of 5

 

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What’s coming in future podcasts:

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John can be contacted at:


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