Welcome again, WDD readers! It’s time for this month’s spherical of WordPress plugin goodness.
As ordinary, we’ve acquired fairly a wide range of plugins, with a wide range of potential use instances. Take notice, although: a few of these plugins are very new, and a few would possibly want a number of extra iterations earlier than they’re excellent; that mentioned, they’re all fairly superior proper now, so let’s bounce proper in…
Bump This provides a button when viewing a submit that can enable customers to “bump” the publish. If sufficient individuals click on that button, the “bumped” put up will likely be moved to the highest of the checklist of posts. This is a good way in your customers that will help you to place in style content material the place others will see it.
Some small points: at the moment, solely logged-in customers can “bump” posts. Worse, one person can bump the identical put up over and over by navigating away from the publish, coming again, and simply hitting the button once more. That mentioned, I’m to see the place this concept goes as soon as the plugin will get up to date a few occasions.
This plugin brings video capturing to your WordPress set up. Place a shortcode into any web page or put up, and customers will be capable to document quick movies, as much as three minutes in size.
Once the movies are recorded, you possibly can entry them from the WordPress admin panel. You can obtain or delete them… and, I think about, embed them elsewhere.
The movies themselves are fairly low-high quality .flv information, and are saved on a 3rd-occasion server. (Boy does that ring just a few alarm bells!) Still, when you want a easy, free strategy to get webcam video out of your customers, and also you’re okay with the phrases and circumstances, this plugin can do it effectively.
LeadIn is without doubt one of the extra polished plugins on this checklist, and extremely helpful. It integrates with various kind plugins for WordPress, and anytime somebody submits a kind (ie. a contact type) in your web site, they’re added to a database of contacts.
The web page view historical past for every contact is listed of their file, so you possibly can see what components of your web site them most.
The plugin additionally comes with a easy, elective e-newsletter signal-up type that solely seems when a consumer scrolls all the way in which to the underside of any web page in your website. Signing up, or just closing the “pop-in” enroll kind retains the consumer from ever having to see it once more.
Gmail Comment Approval
Gmail Comment Approval takes a little bit of set-as much as make it work, however the finish outcomes are fairly superior. Once the plugin is put in, your WordPress notification e-mails are DKIM signed, and also you’ve registered your e-mail handle with Google for doing this sort of factor, you may approve new feedback in your WordPress website with out ever leaving Gmail.
Flaunt Your Clients – Free
While it was initially designed with photographers in thoughts, this plugin could possibly be used for quite a lot of eventualities. Essentially, it creates a brand new customized put up sort designed to accommodate shopper tales and testimonials. These “shopper pages” might be sorted by class, linked to weblog posts, and extra.
Google Web Fonts Customizer (GWFC)
Not pleased with the fonts in your pre-made theme? GWFC provides a piece to the “theme customizer” in your admin panel. This will let you select any font from Google Web Fonts in your headings, paragraph textual content, blockquotes, and for some unfathomable cause, record objects.
Meet My Team
Ever seen a kind of web sites the place they’ve footage of their group members, and you may click on on them to load extra data in a lightbox-like modal window? I can let you know from expertise that these generally is a ache within the rear to make from scratch (although it’s doable).
If you may’t make one from scratch, this plugin will offer you a customized publish sort designed for displaying staff members and their data. A shortcode shows the staff members in a responsive grid on any web page or publish you want.
There aren’t any settings as such. Any visible adjustments you want to make will have to be performed by way of CSS. If you must do this, may as effectively simply roll your personal. However, if all you want is a plug-and-play answer, this’ll do it!
tinyfier–wp optimizes your CSS, JS, and (if you need) HTML belongings, eradicating all pointless knowledge to make your website load sooner. I tried it out, and effectively… it really works. The code will get minified.
I didn’t see an enormous improve in pace, in all probability as a result of I’m utilizing a fundamental WordPress set up with the default theme as a check surroundings. Still, if counting bytes is your factor, give it a attempt.
WP Club Manager
Here’s one for the sports activities geeks. Simply put, WP Club Manager is designed for managing sports activities membership web sites. I’ll let their function checklist inform the remainder of the story:
- Can be used for nearly any crew sport
- Manage a number of groups
- Player and employees profiles
- Player rankings
- Player stats for every season
- Fixtures and outcomes tables
- League tables
- Match reviews
- Fixture, outcomes, participant, desk and sponsor widgets
Firefox OS Bookmark
Firefox OS Bookmark could also be a newcomer to the market, however the critiques are glowing. If you need to register your WordPress-primarily based web site as a “hosted app” on their market, this plugin provides you with all the pieces you must pull that off.
Zethos for WordPress
A cellular app that has lately piqued my curiosity is Spritz. Basically, it makes velocity studying simpler by permitting you to give attention to only one phrase at a time.
The plugin wants work as a result of, at present, there aren’t any configuration choices by any means. In addition, the Zethos embeds presently present up in posts in the principle loop. If there may be a couple of publish on a web page, every occasion of Zethos will “play” all of them.
With time, although, I might see this plugin turning into a helpful and enjoyable addition to textual content-heavy blogs.