Find WordPress plugins fast and easy

July 28th, 2012

Find WordPress plugins from thousand others in a moment

Find WordPress plugins

A lot of people, who use WordPress, spend time searching good plugins. I’m one of them. I have a few WordPress sites and use different plugins their. Right place to search plugins is the WordPress plugins repository. It contains 24 000+ free plugins from hundreds of enthusiastic authors right now. That’s excellent. But that has a drawbacks too. Plugins developers appear and disappear. Every day new guys started new work, but some guys or girls stop it, forever. Thus the list of plugins is overwhelmed by old, outdated code, which is not compatible with the latest version of WordPress.
Did you ever meet with situation, when you searched plugin for your special need at WordPress.org, digged the Internet by hours, but without any success, and then, some time ago, you accidentally found some post about brilliant professionally made plugin, which sitted silently at WordPress plugins repository long time? Or you found that, what you need eventually, but – how many time did you spend on it?

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Broken Link Checker WordPress plugin review

July 21st, 2012

Broken Link Checker

Broken Link Checker

Even ideally written post got defects with time – it could loose links to other posts or external resources inserted into its text. Internet is alive and dynamic system. Thus, it is constantly changing. Pages and even whole sites and URLs or links you referred at your posts together with them go out from the Internet scene on the permanent base. Your brilliant article will contain some garbage inside after referred link death. If you have large blog, with hundreds or even thousands of posts, that’s impossible to check all of them for the links consistency manually. What to do with such sad reality?
– Ta-DA!!! We have the almost ideal decision to fix our posts and return them to their first, ideal state. The name of such decision is “Broken Link Checker” WordPress plugin.

Author: Janis Elsts, Vladimir Prelovac. Author’s nick at WordPress.org is: whiteshadow.

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The only last will win – You!

July 10th, 2012

Only last will win


You are the only boss for your WordPress network

Change default role for owner of new created blog. Is it a problem? You setup multi-site WordPress network successfully and see, that quant of user created blogs grows. Excelent!
But you are not glad. You are not happy. What the reason? You are angry on all those new blogs owners. They do, what they want. They change, what they wish. They should make good posts only! Why all of them are administrators of their blogs? The Administrator should be only one – You. Only One will Win – You! The biggest thing, what you may allow to your WordPress managed network blogs owners – be the editors on their blogs.
That’s a joke, of course. But some time, somewhere… What to do, if text above describes your situation somehow? Don’t worry, try “Win Only One” WordPress plugin. Just setup and activate for Network. It will help you transparently. Your problem will be resolved in the full silence.

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Admin Menu Editor WordPress plugin review

July 8th, 2012

Admin Menu Editor WordPress plugin

Admin Menu Editor

Are you interested in customizing your WordPress admin (back-end) menu? Did you ever wish to show some WordPress menu items for selected category of users? Do you wish to change some capabilities, WordPress assigned to its menu items by default, in order to adopt WordPress behavior to your purpose? There is a good tool to use for that.
Plugin Name: “Admin Menu Editor”;
Author: WhiteShadow;
Version: This plugin is available in two versions:
Free version via WordPress plugins repository. The latest version for the moment of this review is 1.1.9.
Premium version with some additional extra features is available also on “Admin Menu Editor” plugin developer’s site.

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Adminimize WordPress plugin review

July 1st, 2012

Adminimize WordPress Plugin

Adminimize


Do you think, that WordPress admin menu is overloaded? Are there a lot of WordPress admin menu items, which you never use or use from time to time only? Do you ever dream to make your WordPress admin menu little lighter, shorter, easier to use? If Yes, you are on the right way, as due to Bueltge’s respectable efforts WordPress community has free WordPress plugin called, as you have guessed already, A-a-a-d-mini-mize!!!
May be I’m not so good ring fights announcer, but “Adminimize” is one of the plugins, which worth to try that :). With help of “Adminimize” plugin you can setup your own admin menu items list. It is as easy as just a few mouse clicks. Go through correspondent checkboxes, turn on checkboxes for those menu items, which you do not wish to see and your WordPress admin backend menu will be changed accordingly.

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User Role Editor version 3.7 is published

June 23rd, 2012

User Role Editor

User Role Editor


User Role Editor WordPress plugin version 3.7 is published at June 23rd, 2012. What’s new?
– ‘Select All’, ‘Unselect All’, ‘Inverse’ buttons were added to the from for more convenient capabilities management while role editing.
– Role and capability name could be started from digit, and underscore ‘_’ character. Hyphen ‘-‘ character could be included into such name too.
– Old versions used ‘edit_users’ capability to check if show/hide ‘User Role Editor’ menu item under ‘Users’ menu. Starting from version 3.7 ‘administrator’ role is checked. Existed inconsistency, when non-admin user with ‘edit_users’ capability saws ‘User Role Editor’ menu, but got ‘Only Administrator is allowed to use User Role Editor’ error message, was removed.
– Bug fix: if you work with WordPress admin via https, URE will use https instead of http, as it made in older versions.
As new text was added to plugin main form, translations for all languages wait for updates. Former and new translators are welcome!

WordPress 3.4 – What’s new?

June 16th, 2012

Long period of waiting for the new WordPress 3.4 version was finished: if you were starving to get it, touch it, install it on your site, if you almost lost your patience, skipping all those beta 1, beta 2, Release Candidate 1, RC2 releases, if you even tried it at test environment, but still waited that great moment, when you could take it out of the box and put it to the live environment, if, finally, even some little part of written above is about you – we all together have very good news last week – WordPress 3.4 is here, with us! Download it, install it, use it, grow with it, and help to make it better :)!
What’s new in WordPress version 3.4?
– general speed enhancements. WordPress is faster and takes less processor time to fetch its data from the database;
– live theme preview. You can change theme appearance parameters and see how it would be on the fly;
– easy tweets embedding;
– HTML code in the images captions from Media Gallery is allowed now;
– and a lot of changes under the hood, not so easy visible as others, but very useful for developers.

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