WordPress Plugins for Social Login, Recipies, Facebook Comments & more

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 94

It’s episode #94 and we’ve got plugins for getting cooking, getting users out of core WP functions, Making Announcements, Facebook Comments,  Custom Logins, and Social Login Sharing. It’s the show with 95 tabs open and just can’t quite figure out where that sound is coming from.. It’s WordPress plugins A-Z.

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Interesting Sites Running WordPress:

The Rolling Stones ( just went WordPress with their all new site relaunch in conjunction with their 50th anniversary tour. Very good looking site with a lot of classic stones iconography throughout the design and within page content.


Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

Danny has some feedback about our security episode, pointing out his conclusion about VPS security.

World of WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

NEW REVIEW TAB AT WORDPRESS.ORG has just announced a new REVIEW tab that will accompany all Plugins and Themes! Finally we have something to act as a guide in determining how plugins and themes are from a user perspective. All plugins can be reviewed, both new and old. Just click the REVIEW tab and start sending your critique and feedback!


**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

These WordPress Plugins will be some refreshers due to just having written extensive article on them

SEO Facebook Comment

The Lowdown on this plugin can be read about here
Rating 5 dragon

Start with Social Login, Social Sharing & Social Commenting, with User Profile Data 3.1

Plugin Homepage »
The Lowdown on this plugin can be read about here

Rating 4 Dragons

Custom Login 1.0.4

The Lowdown on this plugin can be read about here

Rating 4 Dragons

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

Apollo Bar

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-10-25
Downloads: 142

The Apollo Bar is a really simple announcements and notification plugin. Used with Custom Post Type to publish announcements and cycle plugin to rotate messages with fade animation. There is a very simple administrative interface. Can be switched off and on the Apollo Bar and author logo, or you can choose the 3 color scheme.

Marcus’ Take: This looked like a pretty good plugin on the surface, as I needed a good announcement bar to use. I found the options rather limiting and it didn’t do exactly as I asked when using shortcodes and embedded images in the post edit that was supposed to be my “announcement”. I thought this would be great for breaking affiliate item alerts, etc, but I’ll have to keep looking.

Rating: 3 Dragons


User Admin Simplifier

Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-11-1
Downloads: 407

Lets any Administrator simplify the WordPress Admin interface, on a per-user basis, by turning specific menu sections off.

Marcus’ Take: It’s about time that we as developers and administrators have the option to define the specific roles of each user type. This plugin does just that, limiting what a user can and cannot see in the dashboard when they log in. The one thing I didnt find is the ability to limit someone to only specific categories and post types, which is what I really needed for a specific project.

Rating: 4 Dragons



Requires: 3.2.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-10-29
Downloads: 69

Kitchenbug is the ultimate tool for food bloggers, providing full recipe nutritional analysis, rich-snippets compliance, unit conversion and more.

Marcus’ Take: This plugin is great for anyone wanting to display recipes on their WP installation. It does US to Metric conversions, adjusts for the amount of servings based on user input, and can automatically calculate the nutritional value of each recipe. It also has an option to print and save the recipe for later. Quite a lot of features in this new plugin. Took one point away because of the signup to but all in all this is a really great plugin.

Rating: 4 Dragons

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