Plugins

The last time I had a chance to check out the Front End Editor plugin was back on April 28th, 2009. In that review, I mentioned that the plugin functioned well but for some sections of the Hybrid News theme, it didn’t play nice. To coincide with the release of (more…)

Beeline is a service whose goal is to predict the search patterns of users and present those results within the posts of your WordPress powered site. Unfortunately, I have no idea if it’s working or not. If I could review Beeline in one word, it would be LOST. The journey (more…)

In an interesting business move, Ajax Edit Comments is now offering a pricing plan for those that just want a functioning plugin without all the bells and whistles as well as support. Major point releases will require an extra charge. Think of this as the À la carte edition of (more…)

Time and time again, when I would read an article about WordPress security or how to harden an install, I would see mentions of limiting the amount of times someone can try to log into an account. I’ve never put much thought into the idea but I’ve finally installed a (more…)

One of the downfalls of the recent Backup Buddy giveaway I held after my review of the plugin is that some people decided to play their luck in obtaining a free copy instead of purchasing out right using the special launch day coupon that gave buyers 10% off. I’m really (more…)

Zen is a distraction free plugin that removes just about everything in order for you to concentrate on your words. Franky over at BloggingPro.com has a good writeup going into more details on how the plugin works. If you’re a fan of ‘anti-clutter’ plugins such as simple email notifications, you’ll (more…)

It’s exciting times for the guys over at iThemes as they have finally launched their commercial plugin store, PluginBuddy. PluginBuddy is a seperate entity of iThemes whereas iThemes concentrates on themes while PluginBuddy is strictly commercial plugins. Just like iThemes, the plugins on PluginBuddy.com will be licensed under the GPL. (more…)

A few days ago, I mentioned that the readme file for repository hosted plugins was updated so that authors could provide a short explanation as to why a user should upgrade to the newest version. The readme file has been updated again to include support for videos. According to Michael (more…)

GravityForms just scored a deluge of new fans thanks to their FreshBooks Add-On available for those who own developer licenses. This add on integrates seamlessly with the FreshBooks service making it easy to use data from forms to create FreshBooks clients, invoices and estimates. WordPress consultants have to love that. (more…)

I’ve finally had the chance to upgrade Ajax Edit Comments to 4.0 beta. This new version offers two new cool features. The first is that After The Deadline support is built right into the plugin. So regardless of whether site visitors are using the AtD FireFox extension, commenters will have (more…)

The readme file that is used by all plugin authors in order to be hosted on the plugin repository has been updated to include a new section called Upgrade Notice. This section gives plugin authors the opportunity to tell users why they should upgrade to the newest version. While a (more…)

Not only has Michael Torbert taken some heat with the commercial version of All In One SEO Pro but I’ve also taken some myself thanks to the podcast advertisement and the banner in the sidebar. The biggest argument I hear from everyone is that it does exactly the same thing (more…)