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WordPress Plugins A to Z Episode 342 Cleaning Shortcodes, Media Library FTP

It's Episode 342 and we've got plugins for Cleaning Shortcodes, Media Library FTP, Customized Logins, Featured Images in RSS, Social Sharing and Login Notifications. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

It's Episode 342 and we've got plugins for Cleaning Shortcodes, Media Library FTP, Customized Logins, Featured Images in RSS, Social Sharing and Login Notifications. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 342 and we’ve got plugins for Cleaning Shortcodes, Media Library FTP, Customized Logins, Featured Images in RSS, Social Sharing and Login Notifications. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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With that lets dive right into the meat and potatoes
Today we are reviewing our usual allotment of six great plugins.


Premium Plugin $17:
Sent in by Mohamed Abd ElHalim at

Shortcode Cleaner

Shortcode Cleaner – Clean WordPress Content from Broken Shortcodes
Shortcode Cleaner Is Your Helper
– Save your time and your content from broken shortcodes.
– Keep your content cleanly and fresh all the time.
– Switch between themes and plugins without worrying.
– Automatically clean your content without a click, just activate cleaner.
Shortcode Cleaner Features
– Clean the frontend site content.
– Clean the backend admin content.
– Cleaner Dashboard Reports.
– Check where broken shortcodes found in.
– Broken shortcodes status in Admin Bar.
– Control of the cleaner settings.
Save Your Time and Your Content Now
Keep your content cleanly and fresh all the time.

Rating 4 Dragons

Media from FTP

Requires: or higher
Compatible up to:
Released:01 January 1970
Last Updated:01 January 1970
(0 star out of 5)

Sometimes, uploading large media files directly through the WordPress interface can let you down. Regrettably, WordPress doesn’t natively support alternate media file upload options. While you can always upload files through your web server’s control panel, a custom script, or File Transfer Protocol (FTP), WordPress does not register those files.
Media from FTP was created to solve this exact challenge. Whether you’re having troubles uploading files through the WordPress interface or simply prefer FTP, Media from FTP does what it says. It means that you can upload media files via FTP, then display your media within the WordPress Media Library as with any other images, videos or content files.
Key Features:
– Lets you look up media files in a specific physical folder, then register them inside WordPress.
– Allows you to set media properties such as date and time stamps.
= Lets you set a predefined schedule to run the plugin at specific intervals.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Our next couple plugins for you are


Freemeium Plugin pro version $39

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Pie Register

freeversion here
The Lowdown:
This plugin helps you customize up your login page for your WordPress website. It has a drag and drop interface and the free version lets you set things such as customized registration form, moderate registrations, invitee only registrations, custom email template.
Allows for the use of shortcodes, import and export user data.
The premium version expands on all of these items and adds social login, email marketing, two way sms, auto login after registrattion and more.
With a new and improved UI and a multitude of features, Genetech Solutions proudly launches Pie-Register! The fastest way to brand and create your own registration pages for your WordPress websites in a matter of minutes! Creating your registration pages for WordPress websites has never been this easy! Simply drag and drop fields to easily create impressive registration pages.

Rating 4 Dragons


WPPM Login Security Notification

Requires: or higher
Compatible up to:
Released:01 January 1970
Last Updated:01 January 1970
(0 star out of 5)

This plugin will send an email to the administrator each time a user logs in successfully or fails to connect. The intent behind this plugin is to improve the security of your WordPress website with a “doorman” type of interaction that lets you see who is coming in. This isn’t a full security solution, but it does at least provide a good indication as to who is logging in. Also good for monitoring your client site usage if you are a developer maintaining sites professionally.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Listener Steve asks question via Twitter:

I am trying to make a night mode switch for my wordpress website but since I don’t know how to code, I am limited in my ability to make one. Can you suggest anything that will provide my site users with a night mode switch?

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, night mode is just a way to automatically or manually change from blue to yellow light, when it is night time. I did find a plugin for you that does just what you are looking for. It’s called Night Mode for WordPress, which you can find at CodeCanyon for $17 . Certainly a much better option than having to go through the frustrations of coding it yourself.

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Our last couple plugins today are:


Social Shares – Social Pug

Requires:5.3 or higher
Compatible up to:6.5.2
Released:07 January 2016
Last Updated:27 March 2024
(4.7 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:
As we move forward with WordPress you may have started to notice as I have that some of your standard plugins have fallen by the wayside and been left abandoned in the ditch of the Internet freeway. I have recently had to start the hunt for a replacement for a plugin that sets the sharing buttons at the bottom of posts and pages and can offer up a side floating one also. This plugin works pretty well to fit that bill, it is current and seems pretty stable. The free version gives you the main social sites, twitter, faceboook, pinterest and google+, if you nneed more than that you can always go premium starting at $24

Rating 4 Dragons


RSS Featured Image

Requires:5.0 or higher
Compatible up to:6.3.4
Released:01 February 2018
Last Updated:12 October 2023
(5 star out of 5)

Add the featured image to your RSS feed (in the media:content). Performs incredibly well together with Mailchimp (|RSSITEM:IMAGE|). Lightweight and straightforward, no options, no clutter in your WordPress dashboard. Experiment with this on your own and tie it to your newsletter for a very good automated newsletter experience with your new posts.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Closing out this Episode The Plugins we covered where:

John’s Plugins: Shortcode Cleaner – 4, Pie Register – 4, Social Shares – Social Pug – 4

Marcus’ Plugins: Media from FTP – 5, WPPM Login Security Notification – 4, RSS Featured Image – 5

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