Radio Station sites, In Post Twitter mentions, Social Media Content Locks, Social Counters, Social Feeds

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 110

It’s episode #110. And we’ve got plugins for Radio Station sites, In Post Twitter mentions, Social Media Content Locks, Social Counters, Social Feeds, and an easier way for the layman to add links into WordPress posts. All coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z.

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WordPress Plugins for socialJohn’s & Marcus Rant: What to rant about?

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

Feed Them Social 1.1.8

The Lowdown:
This is a very nice plugin for bringing in all kinds of streams of social stuff. The only thing I found was it has some layout issues that needed to be corrected.. You can use this to bring specialized social media content into your posts and it also has a widget to place material into. The free version allow you to generate short codes you place in your posts for the following Twitter, Facebook, Instagram if you want YouTube you will need the premium addon which is only $10 plus if you want to change the default # of posts you will need a premium plugin.. This is a great way to bring in that social content you have floating around and focus it into pages on your site.

Rating 3 Dragons

 

Subscribers Text Counter 1.6.4


The Lowdown:
This is a great little plugin to display your subscriber count from your various social media outlets. It is simple straightforward to use simply enter your account names for the various social outlets you want and then edit the fully customizable widget to display your links.. It is a nice looking way to show off your followings. plus if your CSS inclined you can customize in numerous ways.

Rating 3 Dragons

 

a great suggestion from Yoram
Konverto 1.1.0

The Lowdown:
While this is a straightforward plugin is does solve what I feel should be right in the core of WordPress.. That is making any link your create such as https://JohnOverall.com clickable without having to go to the add link button in your editor. I can’t count the number of times I have created a post a then discovered that I need to go back and edit simple links to make them clickable..

Rating 4 Dragons

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

Radio Station

https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/radio-station/

Requires: 3.3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-2-25
Downloads: 28

Radio Station is a plugin to run a radio station’s website. It’s functionality is based on Drupal 6’s Station plugin, reworked for use in WordPress. The plugin includes the ability to associate users with “shows” (schedulable blocks of time that contain a description, and other meta information), and generate playlists associated with those shows. The plugin contains a widget to display the currently on-air DJ with a link to the DJ’s show and current playlist. A schedule of all show can also be generated.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Twitter mentions in posts

https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/twitter-mentions-in-posts/

Requires: 3.0.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-2-25
Downloads: 27

This plugin fetch all tweets from Twitter, which has been written about some of your posts. For new article are changes checking every hour. For oldone it is question one or two days.
You can set how many tweets to show and in swich format. It can be regular HTML or embed tweets generated by Twitter javascript.
List of tweets is automaticky show above comment form, but your can also do manually by put function <?php tmip_show_tweets() ?> into your WordPress theme.
Just remember, Twitter allow to search tweets only few days old, so i will show probably only in new articles. Be patient.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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OnePress Social Locker

https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/social-locker/

Social Locker is a set of social buttons and a locker in one bottle. It allows you to lock a part of content on a web page until a user clicks one of the social buttons (Facebook Like, Tweet Button, Google +1) and help you to get more likes/tweets/+1s, traffic and customers!
Do you still place social buttons on every page of your site? But users don’t click the ones as often as you would like?
You should give people a reason why they need to click your social buttons. Even if people like your content, site or fanpage, they don’t click the buttons because they don’t worry about you, your benefits or your traffic. It’s not their problem.

Key Features

 

  • Any URL to like/tweet/+1. You can set any URL that will be used to share for social buttons.
  • SEO friendly. Locked content is still available for search bots (Google, Bing, etc).
  • Highly customizable. The plugin provides a considered html markup that allows you to create your own style for the locker. You can change colors, fonts, sizes, paddings, backgrounds, shadows, icons and all for any locker element. No coding required. Just add some CSS rules.
  • Preset Styles and Effects. We want to make a use of our plugins as simple as possible.
  • So we added some modern preset styles and effects for you. Every update we will add new ones. Feel free to use they.
  • Remembers users who already unlocked your content (via local storage and cookies).
  • Compatible with all the popular browsers.
  • Locks any type of content: text, videos, images, links, forms and more.

Click here to view the live demo!
The plugin is a free edition of the premium social locker plugin. You can activate premium features for a trial period inside the plugin.

Rating: 5 out of 5

 

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2 replies
  1. Dave N
    Dave N says:

    Listened to this podcast today and this was the first time where I was really disappointed in the podcast. The inability to see video is really starting to hurt this show.

    I launched a new client site (Radio Station) and I was very interested in the Station plugin mentioned, but the lack of a real description not only in the podcast, but in your notes above and lack of example screen shots on the WordPress Plugin site really makes it difficult to see what it can do..

    When you guys use a plugin, you should really include a link to the site you used it on with a description of HOW you used it on the site. It would really help when there is no video to actually see what you are talking about.

    • Ahkonsu
      Ahkonsu says:

      Hi Dave,

      thanks for letting us know of your disappointment, unfortunately there won’t be any video anytime soon, and as to linking to sites plugins are used on this is a tough call since many times they are in use on sites currently underdevelopment and not yet ready to share with the world.. But I will take your suggestion to heart and attempt to make better use of letting folks know where to see plugins in action whither something from us for the demo sites the developers offer…

      John Overall

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