It's Episode 283 and we've got plugins for Automated Gallery Compositions, Better Search, Logo Carousels, Shortcodes Anywhere and a cool new plugin for taking notes in the edit screen. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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Sooner or later you will be in need of having to display a short code somewhere aside from just on a post or page. You can do that in one of two ways, first by adding functions to your functions file or you can add this plugin which is much simplier. The simply go to the setting of the plugin and choose the areas you want to allow the short codes. You can choose to allow short codes in the Excerpts of a post or page, in Titles, in Widgets and the widget title, in the site title description or even in post/page custom fields. All in all this plugin has you pretty much covered for using short codes in your site.
From time to time I think it is a good idea to go back and see how some of the plugins we have reviewed in the past are holding up now. This is one of those plugin it was first reviewed in Episode 121 in April 2013 and I was wondering how it was doing.
It looks like they have kept it up to date the functionality is still great in that it does a faster job of finding your links when using the add link button on a post or page, and it still includes an easy way to add links from from places like Wikipedia, GitHub, iTunes, Spotify and Codex) it is still a great plugin.
Well we all need some fun from time to time and a plugin with the word Dragons in it just had to be reviewed. With almost no description I though ti might be a joke plugin (been caught by those a couple times now). But it is not a joke what it does it remove the editors from access keeping anyone from being able to edit plugins or theme code from the WordPress back end.. After looking at the code it looks like it also hides the dashboard nags, the plugin info links, removes the tools menu and so much more. I did find it conflicted with some plugins that depended on the Dashboard widgets but if you need to clean up an admin area in a hurry this might be for you.
The plugin STM Gallery v.0.9. allows you to create original compositions of images of your media library. It shows you the composition with the border, margin, shadow of every image as you choose. Also, if you want the images larger than their locations, and if the images appear rotated. You can create as compositions as you want, and with the parameters you decide, and a image can be part of various compositions at same time. Compositions can be placed into posts and pages through a shortcode. Or you can show the compositions into a taxonomy template, through the options of a menu.
Unlimited Logo Carousel is a wonderful plugin to show logos of your clients, partners, sponsors and affiliates and additional. The plugin is 100% responsive which means logos can show across all devices e.g. PC, Mobile, Tablet etc. perfectly. After clicking on logo, user is redirected to manufacturer page with related products. The plugins lets you configure colors, speed, amount of items to show, and a lot of other features.You can display the images in center mode in this layout one logo will show in center it will be fully responsive and fit for all types of devices like Desktop, Mobile or Tabs.
You can take note with this plugin. It shows up under content editor. Notes won't appear on actual pages. So visitors can't see your notes.
Rating: 5 out of 5
John’s Plugins: Shortcodes Anywhere or Everywhere – 4, Better Internal Link Search – 4, Hide the Dragons – 3
Marcus’ Plugins: STM Gallery 0.9 – 3, Unlimited Logo Carousel – 4, Take Note – 5
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