Landing Pages, Client File Management, Disposable Passwords, Twitter Widgets, Google Translate and Easy Testimonials

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 128

It’s episode #128 and we’ve got plugins for Landing Pages, Client File Management, Disposable Passwords, Twitter Widgets, Google Translate and Easy Testimonials . All coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z.

 

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

TwiGet Twitter Widget 1.0

The Lowdown:

Well as I am sure by now everyone know that allot of the webs twitter integration broke at the end of June when they killed their old API. I had a few sites running an old Twitter widget that went the way of the dodo so I needed a replacement to do that some task simply show the twitter feed in a nice way. This one does the task very nicely although I did have to do some some custom CSS to get it to appear the way I wanted but it turned out ok. Check this one out a simple plugin to display Twitter feeds in a widget.

Rating 3 Dragons

 

 

Google Language Translator 1.8

The Lowdown:

Well we all want simple and well this one is simple enough. Simply install and then choose all or some languages and a couple other quick settings paste the shortcode in a text widget and you’re off. Seems to work clean and simple enough.

Rating 4 Dragons

Easy Testimonials 1.0

The Lowdown:

Ok it has been a while since I have seen a new testimonial plugin so I thought I would give this one a look see. Install it activate it create a few testimonials or copy the one your clients have passed to you.. You can either used short code to place in posts or use the widget to place a random one in your sidebar.. This is a pretty nice testimonial plugin for the price..

Rating 3 Dragons

 

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

Requires: 3.3 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.2

Last Updated: 2013-7-2

Downloads: 46,677

WordPress Landing Pages was recently updated and is something that I will be testing again extensively over the next few weeks. A/B testing I should say! This plugin from David Wells and Hudson Atwell. It allows you to create specific offer or call to action pages that are meant to generate leads or sales with one page of marketing material. This plugin helps to aid in the setup in creating landing pages through WordPress with a step by step start procedure. The beauty of this plugin is that it also gives you the ability to A/B test, in other words test one page vs a second page and monitor the results for the best success rate. Being completely integrated is a true blessing, as are some of the other modules that they have available as a paid add-in. They have many free add-ins as well that provide extra enhancements like Gravity Forms integration and Exit Pop-Ups. For my two cents, this is a plugin worth checking out if you are doing any kind of Pay-Per-Click ads on Google and have a WordPress site.

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

 

Customer Area from Marvin Labs is a recently updated plugin that provides some unique concepts when interacting with your clients. This plugin allows you the ability to create a private storage area for your customers that includes private files, invoices, and even a notification/message option that let’s you send a message one-on-one. As someone who uses heavy-duty project management systems that cost upwards of $400 a month, I can tell you that this plugin has some really good options for those with just a few clients or are on a tight company budget. This could also be good as a pseudo-intranet solution within a company or work groups. Worth checking out if you have the need.

Rating 3 out of 5

p5 : Plenty of Perishable Passwords for Protected Posts lets the author assign multiple disposable passwords for an individual post, page or custom post type. Passwords can also have the option of an expiration. This is something that I will personally test out with some project sites where I would like to show off landing pages or specialized design templates within a content area of my main site. It could also be used for limited time offers that expire with the page content including a video and lead capture form. No matter what your usage or application would be, this seems like an interesting plugin to try if you need multiple people to view a private password protected content item.

Rating 4 out of 5

 

 

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3 replies
  1. Keith Brenneman
    Keith Brenneman says:

    John,

    Did you actually try the TwiGet Twitter Widget from episode 128 of WordPress Plugins A to Z, and get it to work? I tried it today and all I get is a spinning arrow that says Retrieving Tweets, but never finishes. As I understand it, Twitter changed their API at the end of June. This plugin was last updated 182 days ago, does it really work after Twitter’s changes were made less then a month ago?

    Thanks,
    Keith

    • Ahkonsu
      Ahkonsu says:

      Hi Keith,
      Yes I have had no issue with it you do have to create an app at twitter to use it though.. Seit it to use thmOauth and all seems well.. I have used it as a replacement on 3 sites so far.

  2. Rob Myrick
    Rob Myrick says:

    Hey guys – I very much liked hearing our plugin mentioned here (Google Language Translator). We have updated more and more since the time of this Podcast, and we continue trying to make things lazy, simple, easy as you guys say. Also, kudos on such a great idea to Podcast to viewers about WP Plugins – a really cool way to connect with the WordPress community. Thanks so much….

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