It’s Episode 320 and we’ve got plugins for Contact Form 7 Redirects, Dashboard Customizers, Post Title Formatter, 3D Text Effects, Link Monitoring and a new way to lock down and declutter the media library. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John Overall**
Post Title Formatter
Sent in by Natalie Anderson
This is a simple p[lugin no configureation required that i can find. Once installed it does a couple simple things for you. It capitalizes the first word in your Post Ttile as well as insure you have spaces after any commas and removes any full stops at the end.
The thing I found is that if you make these mistake in your posts they stay there but are corrected on the published page. Not a bad plugin to help you out with small mistakes.
Rating 3 Dragons
MM Dashboard Customizer
sent in by Maroun Melhem
If you would like to make some changes in your WordPress dashboard this plugin will help make some of those for you. You can customize the login page with your own colours, logo and background. You can remove a couple of the more annoying widgets that you don’t like and are useless for your clients. Tweak the top bar a little bit. Tweak the footer a little bit and if your in need reset all your plugins back to their default settings. All in all not too bad a plugin has some uses.
Rating 4 Dragons.
Sent in By Mike Champs
This is a third Party service that connects to your site to monitor all the outbound links. Currently it is a free service and it adds a tool bar to your site when somone clicks an outbound link. If it detects the outbound link is a spam or adult content site it warns your visitor. Not sure how I feel about this plugin but it does seem to have some uses check it out it may be of use for you.
Rating 4 Dragons
**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus Couch**
A straightforward add-on plugin for Contact Form 7 – adds the option to redirect to any page you choose after mail sent successfully, with DOM Events and without AJAX being disabled. Simply go to your form settings, choose the “Redirect Settings” tab and set the page you want to be redirected to.
NOTE: This plugin requires Contact Form 7 version 4.2 or later, so if you haven’t updated in a while this is a good reason to.
Rating: 4 out of 5
3D Effect Text
This simple shortcode plugin uses css to transform text, title or heading in a post that will has a nice, clean raised 3D effect. Great to make text stand out in the page.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Restrict Media Library Access
This plugin restricts access for Authors and Contributors so they can only see their own Media Library uploads.
This has two main uses for the plugin: Making it easier for Authors to locate their own uploads when Media Libraries grow very big and preventing them from using or downloading media that belongs to other Authors. Admins and Editors will still be able to see everyone’s uploads.
Rating: 5 out of 5
John’s Plugins: Post Title Formatter – 3, MM Dashboard Customizer – 4, Sur.ly – 4
Marcus’ Plugins: CF7 Redirect – 4, 3D Effect Text – 4, Restrict Media Library – 5
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