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Social Icons, Content Blocks, Comment Images, activity logs, and SMS integration with Gravity Forms

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 117

 It’s episode #116 and we’ve got plugins for managing retail locations, Social Icons, Content Blocks, Comment Images, activity logs, and a great new SMS integration using Gravity Forms. All Coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

Floating Social Media Icon 1.2

The lowdown:

As many have heard by now the plugin for social media widgets was compromise and has been fixed but if your unsure here is a good replacement for it. It has a pro version that i am most likely going to purchase

Rating 4 dragons


Comment Images 1.8.2

The Lowdown:

This is a very nice plugin to allow you to let your commentators share an image when they create a comment. It seems to work quite nicely with only one issue i was not able to completely test out and that is limiting the size of the image they can upload.. Other than that i would say this is a pretty nice plugin.

Rating 3 Dragons


Block Specific Plugin Updates 0.1

this plugin allows clicking of plugin

Rating 4 Dragons

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

WP Activity Logger

Requires: 3.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-3-4

Downloads: 31

WP Activity Logger is a plugin that monitors and notifies of certain events that take place on your site.


Rating: 4 out of 5


Gravity Forms SMS Add-on

Receive a text message every time a visitor submits a Gravity form on your site without needing a third-party API such as Twilio, Clockwork, SendFlow, etc. This plugin uses a PHP mail library to send text messages via the email-to-SMS gateways that many popular carriers provide. Sending messages with Email to SMS is free (although recipients may be charged by their carrier as with normal text messages).

Gravity Forms SMS provides an easy way to create form-specific SMS notifications. You may select which form fields you wish to receive in the SMS. For instance, if you want to receive a text-message when someone submits your contact form and only have their name, email and phone number sent over. You will be able to email them or even call directly from the SMS.

Please be aware of a few drawbacks to consider before using: Messages you send will come from your email address, not your phone number. You may also be limited to less than 160 characters, depending on the carrier. Finally, due to the nature of email-to-SMS (messages are sent as emails to the carrier’s gateway, which resends them as text messages) this method can be somewhat unreliable depending on your carrier


Rating: 5 out of 5

Google Maps Retailers

Requires: 3.0.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-4-10

Downloads: 59

Plugin to manage and output retailers by region on a Google Map.


Rating: 4 out of 5


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