Archive for Plugins
I've been getting a number of questions about adding a Google +1 and/or Pinterest buttons to a WordPress site. And to tell you the truth, I've had to help several clients recover from plugins or script add on's that add these buttons as a standalone that end up conflicting with other plugins.
So, it got me to thinking how much I love and use SexyBookmarks on my Ustamp4fun blog and I actually use it myself to post my articles to Facebook and to Twitter. So in answer to people who are having trouble linking their articles from Facebook… this is also a solution for you.
The only drawback was that SexyBookmarks didn't have a Pinterest button… which got me to asking Uncle Google… and I found two things 1) WordPress.org Plugin Repository no longer carries SexyBookmarks by Shareaholic and 2) the latest version DOES have Pinterest, BUT can only be downloaded via www.shareaholic.com.
If you are reading this on my site, you can watch the video below on how to download and configure Shareaholic. I strongly suggest that you create an account from the beginning so that you can get more information about the information being shared.
By posting this video, I do not claim to be an expert and cannot help you with the plugin if it does not work for you… you will have to contact Shareaholic for that.
I've had several questions lately about adding Polls and/or Surveys to your WordPress blog in order to do a 'contest'. And in a timely turn, today I came across an excellent article with suggestions on how to do this using plugins or add ons that take very little tweaking on your part:
Remember as with any add-in application, please contact the plugin developer if you have any problems or need help with it. And if the plugin is free, plying the developer with money helps to get a response, LOL.
And as with any plugin you add, conflicts sometimes occur, so you need to be thoughtful not not every plugin will work on every site. (That was my 'buzz-kill' disclaimer)
I am very excited about making this video and I think that a LOT of you have wanted the ability to create galleries of your work on pages or in posts.
This video shows how to import and use the NextGen Gallery plugin for your WordPress site and use it immediately.
This plugin is capable of way more than I am showing, so I recommend that you get to know it better by going to the website provided by the plugin designer, meanwhile, see how easy NextGen gallery is to use right out of the box!