I have created four new WordPress Plugins(after jFlow Plus) in past two months. These plugins provide various amazing functionalities for WordPress Blogs and Websites, I know I should have posted about them here(In Blog) long ago only, but still, its never too late, they are:
Archives: This plugin creates an Archives Page for your WordPress site, the Archives Page lists Tag Cloud, Latest Posts, Categories and Monthly Archives. You can specify the number of latest posts to be displayed from the settings page of this plugin in the Dashboard.
Enhance Admin Bar: This Plugin adds numerous useful options for WordPress Admin Bar, options like Bit.ly Shortlink, Custom Nav Menu in Admin Bar, Admin Bar on bottom and a lot more, all the options can be set in the settings menu of this plugin.
Add Font Family Dropdown to Visual Editor: This is a fairly basic plugin and adds a Font family dropdown for selecting fonts.
Custom Login Redirect: Custom Login Redirect adds a drop down to the login form which lets you to redirect to custom locations after logging in. There are 16 default options already present in the drop down and you can add your own custom URls as well.
jFlow Plus is a very cool jQuery slider been since a while, it is based on jFlow by ktan, though implementing these kinds of jQuery plugins isn’t very difficult, but implementing on WordPress at times get messy, especially if the user frequently changes/customizes their WordPress themes. So to overcome these, I made a WordPress Plugin for easy implementation of jFlow Plus, it does not modify the theme or any other gallery and works separately and is very easy to implement, the width and height of the slider can be changed from the settings menu in the WordPress Dashboard along with autoplay option and time to transition one slide. You can head over to its Release Page or go to http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jflow-plus/ for downloading it.
I saw a lot of websites and blogs having incorrect data shown up in user profiles who liked their page using the facebook like(Or recommend) button, incorrect data like wrong thumbnail, wrong description and sometimes even wrong title. After a little research I came to know it can be easily corrected by implementing Facebook Open Graph protocol in your website.
Open Graph protocol allows you to specify structured information about your web pages. Here’s an example for a movie page(Taken from here):
<title>The Rock (1996)</title>
<meta property=”og:title” content=”The Rock”/>
<meta property=”og:type” content=”movie”/>
<meta property=”og:url” content=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117500/”/>
<meta property=”og:image” content=”http://ia.media-imdb.com/rock.jpg”/>
<meta property=”og:site_name” content=”IMDb”/>
<meta property=”fb:admins” content=”USER_ID”/>
content=”A group of U.S. Marines, under command of
a renegade general, take over Alcatraz and
threaten San Francisco Bay with biological
I made a WordPress plugin for easier implementation of Open Graph protocol. This plugin fixes wrong thumbnail (og:image), wrong title (og:site_name), wrong description (og:description), etc. It enforces WordPress post thumbnail for image if a post is liked, or your website’s logo if home page is liked and a lot more, you can visit the plugin’s release page at https://priteshgupta.com/plugins/fix-fblike, or download it from WordPress.org at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fix-facebook-like/.
It customizes the following Open Graph protocol properties og:title, og:type, og:url, og:image, og:site_name, fb:admins, og:description.
Here is a screenshot of settings menu in the admin panel for customization(Click for larger image).