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Notification Bars, Jetpack tools, Password Strength Plugins

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 150

have a very merry WordPress ChristmasIt’s episode 150 and we’ve got plugins for Notification Bars, Jetpack tools, Password Strength Plugins and a great new plugin for adding sidebar content from within the post editor. All coming up on this Sesquicentennial episode WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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

Well it is Friday the 13th and we are only 12 days from Christmas so get out that big list of presents it only costs about $110,000 to give all the gifts in the song Enjoy your Christmas Holidays.


Hey Stitcher also has its annual awards going on now so if you have a minute go ahead and nominate us.


WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:


WordPress 3.8 has dropped Will be weighing in after the holidays on how it performs.


2014 Theme released in conjunction with 3.8. It is very heavy in featured images. So if you’re going to use it, be prepared to edit lots of graphics!


**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**


Minimum Password Strength 1.1.2

The Lowdown:

Well when you have several users sometimes it is important that they use a strong password. This plugin helps to enforce a minimum password strength and ensures that all your users are using a strong password to help keep your site secure.

Rating 3 Dragons



Emergency Password Reset 0.3

The Lowdown:

So you think you may have been breached or you simply want to insure all your users have a good password. Use this plugin to reset everybodys password on one go and use previous plugin that enforces strong replacements and you’re all set. Works pretty nice and straightforward.

Rating 3 Dragons.


HS Responsive category faq 1.0

The Lowdown:

This plugin is a great way to add a separate FAQ system to your website, while it seems to work very well to separate out the FAQs for your site it does have an issue with displaying all the faqs on a single page. Thi may be solvable with some custom css but other than that it is pretty good plugin.

Rating 3 Dragons



***WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

Sidebar-Content from Shortcode

Requires: 3.7.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.7.1

Last Updated: 2013-12-13

Downloads: 23

This plugin allows you to pass content to any sidebar from the page without using userdefined fields. Therefore it is possible to use the WYSIWIG-editor of your choice. The plugin comes with a widget to pass into the sidebar, you want to have content displayed and a new shortcode within which you can specify the content you want to pass to the sidebar. After that you just have to display that specific sidebar on the corresponding page via the wordpress built-in feature. You may even use other shortcodes within this shortcode and also may use theme-shortcodes.

Rating: 4/5



Requires: 3.7.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.8

Last Updated: 2013-12-11

Downloads: 45

Bulk activate or deactivate Jetpack modules and view them in a standard list table format. The list table format provides a better overview of available modules and the ability to bulk activate or deactivate modules is a vastly improved experience for anyone working with Jetpack on a semi-frequent basis.

Look for the Modules sub-menu under the Jetpack menu item after activating.


• Easily toggle activation status with a single click.

• Bulk activate or deactivate modules.

• View all modules in an alphabetical list to quickly locate the one you’re interested in.

• Filter modules by whether or not they’re active, inactive, free, premium, available, or if they require a connection to

Rating: 4/5


WPFront Notification Bar

Requires: 3.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.7.1

Last Updated: 2013-12-12

Downloads: 182

Want to display a notification about a promotion or a news? WPFront Notification Bar plugin lets you do that easily.


• Display a message with a button.

• Button will open a URL or execute JavaScript.

• Position the bar on top or bottom.

• Can be fixed at position (Sticky Bar).

• Set any height you want.

• Set the number of seconds before the bar appears.

• Display a close button for the visitor.

• Set the number of seconds before auto close.

• Colors are fully customizable.

Rating: 5/5



**Rambling Last Words and Plugin Wrapup

John:  Minimum Password Strength 1.1.2 – 3, Emergency Password Reset 0.3 – 3, HS Responsive category faq 1.0 – 3

Marcus: Sidebar-Content from Shortcode – 4, Rocketeer – 4, WPFront Notification Bar – 5



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