BuddyPress User Stats, Obsolete Plugin Checkers, Buzzword Generators, User Incentives and Word Replacers


WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 133

It’s episode #133 and we’ve got plugins for BuddyPress User Stats, Obsolete Plugin Checkers, Buzzword Generators, User Incentives and Word Replacers. All coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z.


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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

 Weather and Weather Forecast Widget 5.0

The Lowdown:

Looking for a weather widget that covers almost anywhere.. This is a great widget and you can even use shortcode. The only hassle I ran into was the creation of API keys to use the 3rd party services but as far as weather goes I think that is pretty par for the course. It displays nicely and you can choose weather bases on Longitude and latitude as well as city choices. All in all pretty good

Rating 4 Dragons


No Longer in Directory 1.0.19

The Lowdown:

Ok one of the great things about WordPress in the plugins and one of the bad things is plugins.. Well if you're like me and have over 100 plugins installed and about 80 active at any given time this may be of help to you. What it does is do a manual scan of all your plugins and tells you if any have been removed from the directory and let you know if there is a reason behind it otherwise it just tell you they are gone. This could be important if you have older plugins and may not have noticed if they have been maintained or not.  Simply install and run a scan.

Rating 4 Dragons



Buzzword-Generator-Shortcode 1.0

The Lowdown:

Well I saw this and just had to pass it along.. this is great for those of you you who want to have fun generating random stuff plus I love the short code used. In thier words “Just insert the [makebullshit] short code anywhere you'd like magic marketing words to appear.”

You can add to the list of bullshit by editing the php file in the plugin.

have fun it seems to work great

Rating 5 Dragons



**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**



Requires: 3.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.6

Last Updated: 2013-8-13

Downloads: 3,635

My Cred is an adaptive points management system that lets you award / charge your users for interacting with your WordPress powered website. It reminds me a lot of CubePoints which has some of the same functionality, but MyCred goes a step further. For me, this was the perfect add-on to encourage people to participate in a community I am building. From unlocking hidden Easter egg content to presenting badges and trophies, MyCred delivers a very nicely integrated solution for participation incentives. In just a few days since implementing, the activity has TRIPLED because there is now a structure in place that encourages posts, responses, photo additions and tweeting and liking the site. There are many other features that I have not had the chance to implement yet, so I can’t wait to see the climb rate from here. Incidentally, this also lets users PAY their way into the incentive rewards as well, so this could be a great conduit for giving people the option to get reward items (maybe an ebook) either by site participation or simply by paying for it.

Rating: 5 out of 5


BP Search Friends

Requires: WP 3.0, BuddyPress 1.2.9 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.6, Buddypress 1.8

Last Updated: 2013-8-9

Downloads: 81

BP Search Friends allows an AJAX based search to find other users within the system. It takes into account a few different fields to populate the search data, such as Friend’s Display Name, Friend’s Email or the Friend’s Username. I always had my BuddyPress and bbPress options so that I would be able to private message, but it never gave me a search option to do so. Now with this plugin I have that option.

Rating: 4 out of 5


Word Replacer

Requires: 3.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.6

Last Updated: 2013-8-13

Downloads: 9,887

Word Replacer can help to curb unwanted language within your BuddyPress streams, comments or bbPress posts and replies. It simply allows you to set up which unmentionable language you’d like to filter and will replace that word or obscenity with a word of your choosing. It can work in the other direction as well, where you can do your “unnecessary censorship” and make non-vulger descriptive words into swear words instead. Beyond acting as a swear filter, this can also replace brand names, products, etc. It can take a specific word and place predetermined links or HTML in its place. It’s only limited as to how you setup the word filter pool. Additional options allow you to select what types of entries that the plugin will be activated on, i.e. Posts, Pages, bbPress entries, etc. You can also control case sensitivity or use it to pick whole or partial words.

Rating: 5 out of 5

**Rambling Last Words and Plugin Wrapup

John:  Weather and Weather Forecast Widget – 4, No Longer in Directory- 4, Buzzword-Generator-Shortcode – 5

Marcus: Suggest Review – 4, Comment CaVa – 5, MozScape – 4



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