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WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode Few Plugins and New Co-Host

The old barnThis episode marks the one year anniversary of this show and the introduction of a new co-host tune in and listen.

John’s Rant: What to rant about?

This is the one Year anniversary of the show.

The world ended over the weekend in case you missed it. Make note about the end of the World that didn’t happen again on October 22..

F**ing hackers/spamers/phisers again.. another waste of my morning clearing out the damn phishers. Partly my fault I got caught by the bad headspace2 issue when it occurred a few months back.

Change in the ranking system going forward simple 0 to 5 dragons now no more knights since the dragons ate them all. also I have a dragon graphic  that I will be using soon. This one..Dragon for Rating System

Summary Podcast Stats

Total Downloads: 12,828     

Speaking at WordCamp Victoria 2012..

Marcus Couch has been an innovative force in new media and Internet marketing for the last decade. He has initiated successful online campaigns for Sony, AOL, Yahoo Business, Godaddy, Columbia Pictures and hundreds of other prominent online companies. As the Director of Marketing for Entrepreneur Media, Marcus ran all online marketing operations for, Entrepreneur Press and Entrepreneur magazine. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer for Increase Visibility, a digital marketing agency located in Southern California. Marcus is one of the founding pioneers in the technology of podcasting and new media. Throughout his nearly 7 years of podcasting he has utilized WordPress throughout, and also used it on nearly 300 other client projects.

Shout Outs: One this week
Yoram thanks for the great comment.


Something new list of interesting sites that run on WordPress:

Push it down the streetWorld of WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

Gravity Forms v1.6 Release Candidate 5 Released

WordPress 3.3 Beta 2is out now means we are getting close, my prediction release on Halloween.. Some kind of monster haiku.. An opinion about the new fly-out menu system.

Old image resize script leaves 1 million Web pages compromisedtimthumb issue

Avast warns of web attacks from WordPress flawproof that when your popular you get attacked..

Lowering the Price for Site Analyses by Yoast

Dress Up Your Site with WordPress Halloween Plugins


List of Plugins:


My YouTube Videos
Version: 1.1
Author: Sebs Studio (Sebastien)
Last Updated:
450 days ago
Requires WordPress Version: 2.7.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.0.5
Downloaded: 3,780 times Plugin Page »
Plugin Homepage »

What they say:
Displays your latest uploaded videos from your YouTube account on a full page or in your sidebar using the widget.

What we say: Ok this one is pretty simple and only has one real function and that is creating a list of videos for any YouTube username. You choose how many to display and decide to either have them in the sidebar via widget or in a post. It only creates a list with thumbnails nothing more.

Ranking: 2 dragon


Video Gallery

 What they say:

With this video gallery plugin, you can create galleries from your youtube, vimeo and dailymotion videos.

You can embed your videos as a gallery or single video.

What we say: OK I had to abondon this one as I do not read german and all the backend setting for this plugin where in German.. Sorry it looked promising..

Ranking: Not Ranked


Video Sidebar Widgets

What They say:

A collection of sidebar widgets for displaying Flash Videos from 14 video sharing networks. Video networks includes Youtube, Vimeo, BlipTV, Google, etc. This plugin consist of 2 widgets and 1 TinyMCE editor button.

What we say:

I have found this to be a great video manager for inserting just about any type of video embed you can find. I have used it mostly for YouTube and Vimeo but there are many others out there.

Ranking: 5 Dragons




NuCaptcha is a powerful next-generation Animated Captcha available for WordPress. It is both easier to use and more secure than common Captcha systems.

Version 1.0.10695 | By Christopher Bailey, Gary Richardson, Randy Lukashuk / Leap Marketing Technology Inc.

Publishers have a choice between old style, static CAPTCHA security that is easily broken and frustrating to users OR NuCaptcha.

NuCaptcha Free is a free, easy to use, service for WordPress users.

NuCaptcha Free provides a complete video CAPTCHA solution with:

            * High quality video NuCaptchas

            * Enhanced security

            * Greater usability for users

            * Better conversions

            * Piece of mind

Add captchas to your contact forms, registration pages, comments, login and password reset forms. The NuCaptcha WordPress plugin is fully compatible with BuddyPress and Contact Form 7.

Requires WordPress Version: 2.7 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.2.1

Last Updated: 2011-10-18 Downloads: 16,368

Rating: 5 Dragons

WP No Category Base

As the name suggests this plugin will completely remove the mandatory ‘Category Base' from your category permalinks ( e.g. to ).

The plugin requires no setup or modifying core wordpress files and will not break any links. It will also take care of redirecting your old category links to the new ones.


1. Better and logical permalinks like and

2. Simple plugin – barely adds any overhead.

3. Works out of the box – no setup needed.

4. No need to modify wordpress files.

5. Doesn't require other plugins to work.

6. Compatible with sitemap plugins.

7. Works with multiple sub-categories.

8. Works with WordPress Multisite.

9. Redirects old category permalinks to the new ones (301 redirect, good for SEO).

Requires WordPress Version: 3.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.1.4

Last Updated: 2011-6-24 Downloads: 112,629

Rating: 5

Facebook, Twitter & Google+ Social Widgets

An all in one social plugin that places G+, Tweet This and Facebook Like Buttons at the bottom of each post and/or page.

A simple plug-in that displays the most important social widgets from Facebook, Twitter and Google+ below your posts.

But why yet another social widgets plug-in? This one is very easy to setup: just activate the plug-in and the social widgets are displayed immediately – no complicated configuration!

Requires WordPress Version: 3.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.2.1

Last Updated: 2011-10-12 Downloads: 16,681

Rating: 4


What we say: simple plugin


Some Terms here for plugins: Nothing special this week..

In closing here is what is coming in future podcasts:

An interview with Scott Cariss the creator of the File Monitor plugin coming soon, just as soon as I can connect with him.

Membership Plugins

WEBphysiology Portfolio

Stats Plugins

Lazy plugins one post everywhere


How to Contact John:

John can be contacted on his website @ or you can follow me on Twitter @Ahkonsu or even like me on Facebook at

How to Contact Marcus:

Marcus Couch can be contacted at his website at, on twitter   @marcuscouch and on facebook at

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3 replies
  1. Manny Oliverez
    Manny Oliverez says:

    John, missed your podcast for the last two weeks. I know you have been busy and your schedule is crazy but glad to hear you are back. Good pick on your new co-host, Marcus. You guys are going to make a great team. One comment though, you may want to upgrade your mic. Also congrats on one full year of podcasting from a loyal fan. Keep up the good work!

    • John
      John says:

      Hi Manny,
      Thanks for the great feedback and yes I think Marcus will work out great for the show, lots of good energy there. As for the mic I don’t need to replace just bring the volume up on my mic, was a tough week as you heard had to record it twice due to me not checking the setup first..

      John Overall

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