Accept the peace of it all

Dummy Content Generator, Admin Menu Management, Polls, Voting, and more on WordPress Plugins A to Z Episode 69

Accept the peace of it allToday’s show features an update silencer, A Dummy Content Generator, Location Based Content plugins, Admin Menu Management, Polls, Voting, and we cater once again to John’s Diablo Obsession with a new Diablo plugin! All coming up on WordPress Plugins A to Z!

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Is it Really the wrong way..**** Plugins Reviewed by John ****

WP Voting 1.7

The Lowdown:
Seemed like it might be a nice plugin but I could not locate the proper way of getting it to work simply abandoned it.
Rating 1 Dragon

Cardoza Worpress Poll 0.8

The LowDown:
Marked way down due to his ego of creating the icon for the menu bar to be his picture.
pretty straightforward in its setup, only places polls on the sidebar in a widget controlled by the pluginsettings. Seems pretty nice for simple polls nothing special here as it looks like it can be gamed since there is no way to lock it down aside from only allowing logged uses to vote. It does give some nice stats on the polls created. It as a couple of options that are not clearly explained but you can customize the widget displaying the poll for colour. All in all ok 1 point down for ego
Rating 2 Dragons

Stand by for updateDiablo 3 Tooltip 1.0

The Lowdown:
Ok in honor of the impending launch of Diablo 3 I had to try this out and especially it is so brand new I was #7 to download it I just had to.
It is simple enough all you do is activate it and then wrap the proper text from the Diablo website such as [d3]Apprentice Light Crossbow[/d3] for the Demon Hunter then it will pop up the necessary info about that item in your site as a popup window it pretty nice except it is supposed to place a quick entry button in the editor but did not on my test site. So in honor of the fiery rains from hell stopping and starting your campaign in Diablo 3 give this one a try.
Rating 3 Dragons

**** Plugins Reviewed by Marcus ****


Author: Alan Gabriel Dawidowicz
Requires: 2.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 2012-4-30
Downloads: 60

Disables the plugin update checking and notification system.

This plugin disables the WordPress update notifications, as well as update notifications of different plugins. It is ideal to deliver a complete WordPress and not bother the user with alerts. Silence!
Please note!

It's very important that you keep your WordPress plugins up to date. If you don't, your blog or website could be susceptible to security vulnerabilities or performance issues. If you use this plugin, you must make sure you keep yourself up to date with new releases of your active plugins and update them as new versions are released.

Rating: 3 of 5

SCF Dummy Content

Author: Steve C Fischer
Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 2012-4-26
Downloads: 49

The plugin will populate your site with dummy, titles, contents, and even featured images. It can create posts, pages, or custom post types. It can also create terms for any registered taxonomies you might have.

There are a few different options to play around with.

Rating: 4 of 5

Floating Admin Menu

Author: Till Kruess
Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4
Last Updated: 2012-5-1
Downloads: 102

Save time, stop scrolling! Let the admin menu float in place no matter how far you scroll down.

Rating 4 of 5

Content By Location

Author: Yehu Dah
Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 2012-4-27 Downloads: 59

With this plugin you can filter post or page content by the country (web api) of the user surfing the site, all of that using simple shortcode.

To show content by country just use the shortcode like this:

[cbl country=”country code”]
your content

Rating: 3 of 5

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4 replies
  1. Vinoj Cardoza
    Vinoj Cardoza says:

    Cardoza WordPress Poll – Hi, I am the author of this plugin. It is not restricted only to the widget, you can also include the polls in any post, page or forum by using the shortcode. Please read the description and FAQs before rating someone’s work. Offcourse, I kept my picture as the icon for my plugin for my harmony. Is there anything wrong in that for something given for free? Does it affects the performance of the plugin? I think its bit harsh to comment someone’s personality, while you are discussing the techical functionalities of wordpress plugin.

    Thank you for your rating.

    • John
      John says:

      Hi Vinoj,

      Thanks for letting me know I missed the info in the FAQs. It can sometimes be easy to miss the ultra simple when faced with an install and seeing the widget. I do appreciate the correction and hopefully you pointing out my error will help any other who may be planning on using your plugin.

      As for the comment on the icon, I guess it was a comment on your personality, but it was more of a speculation on your ego than anything else. Of the hundreds of plugins I have loaded up yours is the first plugin I have seen using a personal image as an icon so it had to get a comment. And well since this is my show it is all about my observation whither they be technical or otherwise all is fair game..

      Thanks for listening and if you make improvements to the plugin let me know I’ll be happy to re-review it again.

      John Overall

      • Vinoj Cardoza
        Vinoj Cardoza says:

        Hi John,
        Plugin updated and new version 1.0 released with some options below.

        1. As requested by lots of people, the user logged in access for polling is enabled.
        2. Now if you configure to allow only logged in users to poll, then the polling will be manipulated by user id.
        3. Icon changed.



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