Google Fonts, Auctions, Inline Previews, Author Info, Debugging and Deletion

WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 126

It’s episode #126 and we’ve got plugins for Google Fonts, Auctions, Inline Previews, Author Info, Debugging and Deletion. All coming up next on WordPress Plugins A-Z.

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

Google Typography 1.0

The Lowdown;

For those of you who think the standard set of web fonts is not enough and really want to get crazy this is a plugin for you. You can get any font Google has and then apply it to any tag in your css. Then pick your colour and size and you too can have a site that makes the head spin with at least 25 fonts per page in multi colours.. I like it Have fun

Rating 4 Dragons


Auction Plugin 1.0

  • Version: 1.0

  • Last Updated: 7 days ago

  • Requires WordPress Version: 3.4 or higher

  • Compatible up to: 3.5.1

  • Downloaded: 273 times

  • Plugin Page »

The Lowdown:

Well recently I was asked about auctions for WordPress and since I had not seen anything I stuck it in my mind and well I saw this while perusing new plugins and thought I would check it out.

While it is simple and straightforward it will do if you only have a few things to sell at an auction at this moment there does not seem to be a way to allow others to create auctions. But it is something I think I will be watching as time goes by to see how they improve it and what they will include in a premium version.. Yes I can see that coming.

Rating 3 Dragons


About the Author Advanced 0.2.3

The Lowdown:

This is a great little widget that allows you to display your author information in a sidebar. There is a couple caveats to it though.. First it will only show on the front page with a minor code edit to the widget file look in their support section for that answer.. next it will only show the author of the current page so if you have multiple authors then it will change it will also only show them if they are a siteadmin seems limiting there but still it does a nice job..

Rating 3 dragons

try adding easy author image for different image


**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**


Delete All Comments

Requires: 3 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-6-13

Downloads: 251

The ‘Delete All Comments' plugin is built to delete all comments (Approved,Pending) from wordpress database easily.

Marcus' Take: This was something I needed to do to purge out an old client site, sort of like the Roto-Rooter man with a toilet snake, sometimes you just dont want to get in there, or at least be stuck with a thousand clicks to get the task done. This is a simple click once and nuke it all solution to get rid of all pending and approved comments all in one shot.

Rating: 4 out of 5

DP Debug Menu

Requires: 3.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 2013-6-13

Downloads: 61

Quickly shows the template used for current page, number of queries, and execution time for PHP code.

A fast/small debugger integrated into the WordPress Admin Bar, made for identifying the template used for displaying current page. It was built for fast debugging old projects or other people's work. It adds some other potentially useful informations in the dropdown list: * the current theme (useful for child themes) * total queries on current page * execution time

Marcus’ Take: This was a nice idea that is actually rather clunky and poorly displayed. I love the data but would rather see this in the posts count screen. I like it just for the aspects of looking at new posts, but that’s about it.

Rating: 3 out of 5




Inline Preview

Requires: 3.4 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.6-beta4

Last Updated: 2013-6-24

Downloads: 37

Inline Preview is an intriguing plugin developed by Christopher Finke that places a preview window next to the editor rather than opening a new tab to view your post. I really like this feature a lot. It also has an “auto-update” cycle in which you can continually see a nearly real-time preview of your work as you create it. I see plugins like this continuing to enhance the writing experience of the WordPress editor. It really helps to keep the writing flow going without the distraction of losing post preview tabs among the 20 or so you probably have open at the time.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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