WordPress Plugins for Anti-Malware, Modifying Admin Menus, Watermarking Images, Gravity Forms Importers, Enhanced Author Boxes and Joomla Style CMS

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 103

It’s episode #103 and we’ve got plugins for Modifying Admin Menus, Watermarking Images on the fly, Gravity Forms Importers, Anti-Malware, Enhanced Author Boxes and a way to add Joomla Style CMS content modules to WordPress. Coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z.

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

Contact Form 7 Gravity Forms Importer 1.0.2

The Lowdown:
Well I have a client that need to move from Contact Forms 7 and he had several forms that needed to be converted over so instead of recreating them one by one I thought I would try this plugin to see if it helped out. It adds a nice link under you Gravity form menu click it and get a great interface simply select the form you want imported and it is done. It does a nice job of combining fields that go together such as address which is all separate in CF7. This probably saved me a couple of hours and some money for my client. This is a great plugins
Rating 5 Dragons

 


 

Fanciest Author Box

by Slobodan Manic at https://fanciestauthorbox.com/
Premium Plugin available at Code canyon available here https://wppro.ca/authorbox

The Lowdown:
This is not a simple upload of the file you purchased just an extra step, unzip the package you got and do one of two things either upload the unzipped files of the folder fanciest-author-box or use the enclosed zip file for auto install and upload. Once installed and activated you simply need to configure it up by going to your profile and adding the necessary info. It make a very nice looking author box and add the features for presenting yourself with your social media information.
All in all a great little plugin for only $10 check it out
Rating 4 Dragons

 


 

Anti-Malware (Get Off Malicious Scripts) 1.2.12.31

The Lowdown:
While this is a freemium plugin the free version is probably what most people will need. I discovered this plugin while working on a particularly difficult site that was infected and was having trouble finding the hack. After install you will need to register this plugin to get the full effect of it. It only takes a moment and is done in the configuration area.
When you perform a scan you will want to limit it if you have any non WordPress directories in your html directory. I found this to be a pretty good scanner and found a couple issues I had not seen before, so if you’re hunting something down or just looking for a preventive measure then give this one a try.
Rating 4 Dragons

 


 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

Customize WP-admin

https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/customize-wp-admin/

Requires: 3.2.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5
Last Updated: 2013-1-6
Downloads: 55

With Customize WP-admin you can customize your WP Admin. You can easily remove and menu or submenu from the admin sidebar. You can also change the footer at wp-admin. Customizing this way your WordPress experience. With Customize WP-admin you can also change the image and link of WordPress on wp-login.

Rating: 4 out of 5

 


 

Module Positions

https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/module-positions/

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5
Last Updated: 2013-1-5
Downloads: 96

This is an equivalent to Joomla’s module positions. Create module positions, assign content and choose on which pages it will be shown.

 

What does it do?

If you have a site with multiple subpages, you might have some positions in your template where you probably want to manage individual content (like a sidebar, a footer, a banner or whatever). The WordPress widgets can display content in specific widget-positions, but you can’t tell WordPress to only display your content on a certain page – That’s where my plugin comes in.
You can create different module positions, assign content and choose on which pages it will be shown. If you use WordPress as a CMS, this will be very helpful.

Create Module Positions

First, you can create different module positions. Rename these as you want. To put a module position in your template you can easily copy & paste the shortcode right next to the position’s name. if you have already created content, you can drag and drop these around to change their order.

Create Content

Now, you can create content for your module positions. You can choose on which pages, categories or posts your content will be displayed. For this information your custom menus will be loaded (which are defined in your template).
If there are categories with posts in your custom menu, click the “+”-button to show them. You also can choose on which posts your content will be displayed here.

Define your HTML-markup

In the little metabox on the right side, you can simply define your HTML-markup. Try writing {{post_content}} for your content and {{post_title}} for your title

Settings

  • Change your standard HTML-markup. If you click on “Reset” in your moduleposition-posts, this will be loaded.
  • Change the order of posts in the drop-down menus of your categories. That may be useful if you have a lot of posts in a category and you want to find a special post.


Rating: 3 out of 5

 


 

Simple Image watermark

https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-image-watermark/

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5
Last Updated: 2012-12-28
Downloads: 430

This plugin allows you to add watermark to your images “on the fly”. Watermark was added while image is uploaded. You can choose image sizes on which watermark will be applied.

Configuration is simple:

  • choose image sizes
  • upload watermark
  • choose watermark position
  • enter margins for best positioning


Rating: 5 out of 5



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