In this weeks installment of WordPress Weekly, I was joined by plugin guru Marcus Couch and special guest Nick Haskins. Nick is the creator of the Aesop Storytelling Engine. We talked about the news of the week. Then, we launched into a great interview with Nick where he tells us what inspired him to create Aesop, how he got involved with WordPress, and what his plans are for the service now that it successfully completed its crowd funding campaign.
Marcus and I as well as the chatroom discussed potential use cases for Aesop that go above and beyond telling a story. For instance, the idea of using it to create a text-based game with images that can have multiple endings. Listen to the show and let us know in the comments what ideas you have for Aesop!
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Plugins Picked By Marcus:
Layered Pop by Ivan Churakov creates unique multi-layer popup windows for your website. You can create multiple layers with whatever-you-want content and add custom transitions/animations for each layer. You can initiate the popup window on page load or show it on a click event, like hitting a button on the sidebar. Full Site: http://layeredpopups.com/ CodeCanyon cost for the premium version is $16
Sandbox is a plugin that can create a completely independent test site using existing hosting that is only available to administrators. With two simple clicks an entire testing site is created using your existing hosting provider. No more copying down to a complex local test setup or living dangerously on a live site. A complete independent sandbox, unavailable to the public and search engines, can be created quickly and simply. You can even create multiple sandboxes to test different iterations of your site.
Next Episode: Friday, February 7th 3 P.M. Eastern – Special Guest Jonathan Atkinson who makes a living through Themeforest.
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