Facebook and Developer Toolbars, RSS Aggregators, Before and After Images, Live Security Monitoring

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WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 166

It’s episode 166 and we’ve got plugins for Facebook and Developer Toolbars, RSS Aggregators, Before and After Images, Live Security Monitoring and more. All coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

 

Developer Toolbar 1.0.2

The Lowdown:

Here is another developer tool you may want to use Developer plugin It help you by checking and recommended some additional developer plugins and tools when you might be developing a theme or plugins from scratch this is a great tool for the heavy developer.

And an additional developer plugin Developer Toolbar adds a Toolbar to the front end which you can see many of the important things such as Queries, the variables used what crons are stacked up and even a file trace and cache. It also provides you a checklist to insure you have completed some tasks and some nice customizations to files you might want. Including some great tweaks to your .htaccess file. And several other great tweaks such as some filters to add to your functions file to customize the email sent by the site.

Rating 4 Dragons

 

Facebook like toolbar 1.2.2

http://wordpress.org/plugins/facebook-like-toolbar/

The Lowdown:

This one was sent to me by Piotr Szarmach the author.

Looking for a simple way to add a Facebook like to your site. This may be just what you want. It is simple and straightforward, Install quick configure and you get a great popup above or below your page with space for an ad or other info and a box to encourage people to like you on Facebook. You can do a couple thing like minor colour customizations and have it auto disappear and set a cookie to have it show every so many days when someone visits. Plus they even have a link to direct you to create your Facebook like button code.

Rating 5 Dragons

 

WP RSS Aggregator 4.1

http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-rss-aggregator/

The Lowdown:

This plugin was suggested by Jean over at http://WPmayor.com

Are you looking for an easy way to integrate RSS feeds into your WordPress web site. This may be what you are looking for. While the free version works great for you this is a pretty nice RSS feed plugin and has several premium plugins to make it more versatile for your uses. Setup is pretty easy but it may take a few after install before your feeds start to show up.

On of the great extras you can purchase is the feed to post addon which allows you to create specific posts from the feeds. All in all a pretty nice RSS feed display plugin.

Rating 4 Dragons.

 

 

**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

TwentyTwenty

http://wordpress.org/plugins/twentytwenty/

This is a great new plugin from Zurb that allows you the ability to show before-and-after pictures in your blog, with an interactive slider that allows users to compare them. This is great for before and after shots for businesses, photoshop artists, cosmetic surgeons, makeup artists or whoever can use a before and after shot.

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Wordfence Security – Live Traffic Admin Widget

http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence-security-live-traffic-admin-widget/

Monitor your site's real-time live traffic from the Main Dashboard page. This is a Wordfence extension and as such it does require Wordfence Security to be installed in order for it to function properly. Embed the Wordfence Live Traffic page into an admin widget alongside a few quickmenu actions. You can quickly enable/disable the Live Traffic scripts right from within the admin widget.

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Watermark

http://wordpress.org/plugins/alti-watermark/

This plugin allows to add a watermark on the images uploaded.

It applies watermark on new images as well as images already uploaded. By deactivating the plugin, the watermark will be removed on all images.

What makes this plugin a really powerful one, is that the watermark is placed on your images through a htaccess and php file. This means your images are actually not modified. You can still download them from your FTP, and they will not have any watermark.

The watermark is only visible if you try to download the images from a web browser

Rating: 4 out of 5 (I want more than JPG!)

 

 

**Rambling Last Words and Plugin Wrapup

John:   Developer Toolbar – 4, Facebook like toolbar – 5,  WP RSS Aggregator – 4

Marcus: TwentyTwenty – 4. Wordfence Live – 4 , Watermark – 4

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