Page Layouts, Automatic Twitter user linking, New topic notification for BB Press, Social Logins, and Media management

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 124

It’s episode #124 and we’ve got plugins for Page Layouts, Automatic Twitter user linking,  New topic notification for BB Press, Social Logins, and Media management and control. All coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z.


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Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

Jerry in Macon Georgia looking for simple FB status update plugin for facebook.

Tim looking for City based page options.

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

Media Category Library 1.6

The Lowdown:

.5mg memory

I was asked to find something that made searching a large media library easier. I thought this might help but it only has some limited functions. while it does add some new setting and makes editing easier it does not do much to add to the search function and as we know that is one thing WordPress is lacking.

Rating 2 Dragons


Media Library Assistant 1.30

The Lowdown:

3mg memory

Ok well I continued my search and found this plugin, you can add additional categories to sort images and you can do a search via alt tag, slug and caption fields and if you like even by ID. You can also map IPTC and EXIF data if you like it add a quick edit and more.. I think this is a great plugin for those of you who have large media library and are regularly searching for that right image you know you already have uploaded.

Rating 4 Dragons


Social Login 4.4

The Lowdown:

.5 mg memory

This plugin is used by One all for social logins for your WordPress site and it is also used to allow your visitors to add comments without filling out the forms.. It seems to work quite nicely but does need some configuration. You will need to choose your social networks and then register on several of them. They do provide some great details on how to create all the apps you need with each social network . I found it pretty easy to get all setup but did take some time to complete.

Rating 4 Dragons.


**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**


Link twitter users

Requires: 3.5.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.6

Last Updated: 2013-6-7

Downloads: 54

This plugin automatically links all the twitter users that you mention on your posts or pages, using a filter. You just have to make sure mentioning users using @ sign.

Rating: 4 out of 5

BB Press Notify

Requires: 3.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2012-10-18

Downloads: 2,055

This plugin integrates into bbPress and sends a notification via e-mail when new topics or replies are posted. It is fully configurable in the bbPress settings.

Settings include: * Notification recipients for new topics, * Notification recipients for new replies, * Notification e-mail’s subject and body for both new topics and replies

Rating: 3 out of 5

Page Layout Builder

Requires: 2.0.2 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-6-6

Downloads: 1,216

Drag and Drop Page Builder / Layout Builder / Content Builder for WordPress. Building custom WordPress page layout using Page Layout Builder is just as easy as drag-and-drop. You don’t need to run for learning HTML or finding a coder/designer to change a page layout. Also you can directly use more than 3000+ widgets from to place anywhere inside your page content. No longer need to hang with build in sidebars with theme. We also developing all necessary modules like sliders, galleries, images, drop-down menu, progress bar, timeline, testimonials, message box, warning box, notification box, loop for custom post type, post loop with various templates, sub-pages, heading, regular html and many more to build a eye catching page layout or a complete theme just from a blank canvas within few minutes even without knowing or writing a single html code. Do anything within your imagination. Yes, it is time to take control over your website and its content.

Rating: 5 out of 5


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