Twitter Widgets, Comment Subscription, News Tickers, Slide Presentations, Mobile Content variations

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 107

It’s episode #107 WordPress Plugins A to Z and we’ve got plugins for Twitter Widgets, Comment Subscription, News Tickers, Slide Presentations, Mobile Content variations, and a great new way to give alerts to your site viewers. All coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z.

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Eric Dingler sends in his audio request. He is looking for Event Organizing promotion alerts and posts. Also looking for a plugin that provides a customized footer.

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

My Twitter Widget

  • Last Updated: 98 days ago
  • Requires WordPress Version: 3.0.1 or higher
  • Compatible up to: 3.3.2
  • Downloaded: 16,130 times
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The Lowdown
Ok up at bat #2  for a twitter widget you might remember in last show I had a 1 dragon for this category. Well this one works just fine and has the ability to set your cache time as well as # of tweets and to even use your own custom css applied to the box. so check it out
Rating 3 Dragons


Subscribe To Comments Reloaded 2.0.2

The lowdown:
I needed a plugin for subscribing to comments now while I may have covered this is the past it s time once again. This plugin while being old still seems to do the job just fine. It add a nice little check box to comments for people who want to follow the fun. It also builds a list for you to manage all subscriptions and customize your messages to them, it also allows your visitors to subscribe without making a comment this is a great feature there are times i just want to follow a conversation and not be part of it. You know the old days of lurking in the BBS.
It seems to run clean and smooth and fit right into this site which already had 83 plugins installed and running.
Rating 4 Dragons

News ticker 1.0

The Lowdown:
We were in need of a plugin that would display news in a scrolling bar and would not conflict with the main event calendar, it took us a few tries to find one but this one did the trick and had a couple of nice features in the process. You can set it to show from any or all categories make it recent or most popular or most commented posts or you can limit it to specific posts. You can have it display the featured image dates and excerpts determine number of posts to show and the excerpt length. You can set the sped it shows and have them scroll left right up or down.. All in all a pretty good news ticker plugin.
rating 4 Dragon


**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-2-1
Downloads: 19

This is a very simple plugin created to embed PowerPoint presentations using in any blog powered by WordPress.
You can easily embed your PDF and PowerPoint presentations in a WordPress blog using that is a free service to share PowerPoint presentations online and an alternative to other PPT and presentation sharing platforms.

Rating: 3 out of 5


Mobile Content

Requires: 2.1.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-2-1
Downloads: 79

Mobile Content plugin allows you to use shortcodes to display different content, in your posts or pages, depending on the device it is being viewed on. Using these shortcodes you can specify to only show certain content to desktops, tablets, or mobile phones. See an example here.
[desktop]Your Desktop Content Here[/desktop]
[tablet]Your Tablet Content Here[/tablet]
[mobile]Your Mobile Content Here[/mobile]

Rating: 4 out of 5



WP Alert

Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-1-31
Downloads: 234

WP Alert Plugin is the easiest way to grab your visitors’ attention! It allows you to add images, icons, texts and links in a beautiful and smart way on your pages, posts.
Upload your images, set text and links, use it on home,page or post and you done!
You may use it in many ways: Navigation or sub-menu Social tool bar Buy / Download buttons Portfolio and image gallery and many more!

WP Alert Plugin allows you to: * Write your own text * Link images and text anywhere * Choose backgrounds color and font sizes * Simply place in your posts, pages,

Rating: 5 out of 5

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