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Feed WordPress, Advanced Category Excluder, QR Color Code Generator, WP-Blacklister, Calendar – WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 65

Plugins covered this episode:

Feed WordPress, Advanced Category Excluder, QR Color Code Generator, WP-Blacklister, Calendar Plugin, and a Pinterest Plugin for Images

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WordPress Plugins are so excitingJohn’s & Marcus Rant:

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WordPress Plugins are so exciting**** Plugins Reviewed by John ****

FeedWordPress 2011.1019

  •             Version: 2011.1019
  •             Author: Charles Johnson
  •             Last Updated: 168 days ago
  •             Requires WordPress Version: 3.0 or higher
  •             Compatible up to: 3.2.1
  •             Downloaded: 547,723 times
  •    Plugin Page »
  •             Plugin Homepage »

What They Say:
FeedWordPress is an Atom/RSS aggregator for WordPress. It syndicates content from feeds that you choose into your WordPress weblog; the content it syndicates appears as a series of special posts in your WordPress posts database. If you syndicate several feeds then you can use WordPress’s posts database and templating engine as the back-end of an aggregation (“planet”) website. It was developed, originally, because I needed a more flexible replacement for Planet to use at Feminist Blogs.
FeedWordPress is designed with flexibility, ease of use, and ease of configuration in mind. You’ll need a working installation of WordPress or WordPress MU (version 3.0 or later), and also FTP or SFTP access to your web host. The ability to create cron jobs on your web host is helpful but not required. You don’t need to tweak any plain-text configuration files and you don’t need shell access to your web host to make it work. (Although, I should point out, web hosts that don’t offer shell access are bad web hosts.)

What I Say:
Nice and easy to setup for the most part it does take some time to configure up. What I wanted it for was to bring the facebook timline over to the website in a clean way. The gardest pat was finding the Facebook feed URL, here is a tip on how to get it
It works pretty well and I like the way it imports the info over.
Rating: 4 Dragons


Advanced Category Excluder 1.4.3

  •             Version: 1.4.3
  •             Author: DjZoNe
  •             Last Updated: 1058 days ago
  •             Requires WordPress Version: 2.3 or higher
  •             Compatible up to: 2.7.1
  •             Downloaded: 173,216 times
  •    Plugin Page »
  •             Plugin Homepage »

What They Say:
This plugin was born because there was a no other real alternative to enable content sparationd and some CMS like functionalities in WordPress. The main goal was, to enhance WordPress’s functionalities, to hide some unwanted categories, from defined parts of the blog.
Today, ACE can override your search results, your RSS feed listing, your category listing, your recent post, and recent post widgets and also your entry page, or even hide whole categories of posts from web crawlers if you want to. This is great, for SEO reasons, for content separation, for grouping information, and handle them as real sub pages.

What I Say:
Although this plugin is ancient by WordPress standards, I thought I would give it a whirl since it had been recommended to me. I found it to be an interesting plugin that will allow you to hide not only catagories from site section but also specific link and blogroll links. It seems to function well with no errors and pretty easy to get going.
Rating: 4 Dragons

WordPress Plugins are so excitingThis Episodes new Plugin:
QR Color Code Generator Basic 1.0

  •             Version: 1.0
  •             Author: George Holmes II
  •             Last Updated: 10 days ago
  •             Requires WordPress Version: 3.0 or higher
  •             Compatible up to: 3.3.1
  •             Downloaded: 359 times
  •    Plugin Page »
  •             Plugin Homepage »

What They Say:
Everywhere you look you see QR Codes these days. With the mobile device market growing at a fast pace, QR Codes are becoming very important marketing tools. With a scan of a mobile phone or tablet, they can direct people to your website, the location of your business, etc. This generator will allow you to create QR Codes and give them their own identity.

  • Generate an unlimited amount of QR Codes
  • Custom Admin Panel
  • Custom QR Color Code Widget
  • QR Code Manager in WordPress Dashboard
  • Save codes in PNG or PDF format
  • Customize codes with color

If you have any suggestions, questions, or need custom solutions, feel free to email me at
If you are looking for a more advanced QR code generator with more options such as gradients, image embedding, URL shortening, and shortcode click the link below.
My Website

What I Say:
Wow what can I say this is fantastic for the basic plugin, simple elegant and works like a hotdam. You can create a Qcode in any colour you want. You can create them for not only webpages but email addresses, an SMS message, a phone number my fav here is a QR code for your Wireless network. Also one you create them it keeps them in a manage area so you can go back after them time and time again.  Once created you simply download it as a png or a pdf ready to use.
Rating 5 Dragons.


WordPress Plugins are so exciting**** Plugins Reviewed by Marcus ****



Plugin tool for assembling lists of IP addresses, emails, and URLs from spam comments.

This plugin creates an admin paged called Blacklist under the Settings menu that contains 3 text boxes which are automatically populated with lists of all the IP addresses, urls, and email addresses of comments marked as spam. This makes it easy to include in your comment moderation/blacklist or to export for other uses.

Rating 4 out of 5


This plugin integrates google calender api to wordpress admin page.
There are a lot of different calendar options for WordPress, but why not team up with the big G for full functionality? I’ve tried this, and though a bit buggy in connecting and syncing data quickly, this is a great overall plugin for calendar collaboration.

Rating 3 out of 5

Pinterest Plugin

Show the Pinterest “Pin It” button on top of your images, only when people move their mouse over the image.

This plugin doesn’t display the Pinterest “Pin It” button underneath your blog post like a few other plugins out there. Instead it shows the “Pin It” button on top of the image itself, when your readers move their mouse over the image. This makes it easier for your readers to select exactly which image they want to pin.

The plugin also sends your image alt text to Pinterest as default ‘Description.’
Pinterest sends more traffic than Youtube, Linkedin, Google+, Reddit and other social websites. That is why, if you want to attract traffic from Pinterest, you should install this plugin to your blog.

Rating 5 out of 5

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WordPress Plugins are so excitingHow to Contact Us:


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