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WordPress Weekly Round Up – 30 June 2013

Well it’s the end of the financial year in Australia! That means today is my last opportunity to buy WordPress plugins and themes this financial year! There’s a few things that could tempt me between now and midnight as well ….

Plugin developers and theme creators have been busy this week again. Sadly, the themes that I have looked at really don’t cause any tingle in my fingers 🙁 However, I am excited about the new release of Optimize Press 2.0 but that hasn’t launched yet….

Free WordPress Plugins

Contact us – Contact People is a nifty sort of contact form that produces a business card type overlay on a map. Great plugin for those doing offline work and ecommerce where you want to display members of team/employees profile.

contact us wordpress plugin

Contact Us Page – Contact People
by a3rev Software

Contact Us Page – Contact People allows you to easily transform your themes dull and boring contact us page into a stunning and vibrant, ultra-professional Contact Us Page not only for your General sites contact us but for individual profiles (people, positions, Stores) within an organization.

Features include:

PROFILES

The first thing the plugin does is allow you to create an unlimited number of profiles. Profiles can be anything you want – People, Head Offices, branch Offices. Profile card are displayed in rows on the Contact Us Page under the Google map if you have activated the map.

Profile Features are:

  • Title / Position, name, Phone, fax, mobile, web address, and description
  • Profile image or use the default no image
  • Option to show or don’t show profile location on the Contact Us Page Google map
  • Option to turn ON | OFF profile display marker on the Contact Us Page map
  • Sort Profile display order on the Contact Us Page by drag and drop on Profiles menu
  • Add Profile unique email address and mail goes directly to them
  • Any Profile Address or contact method can be left off the card

PROFILE CARDS

  • Creates a contact card for each profile
  • 3 Card Layout options, Image Left and Content Right or Image Right and Content Left or Image top and content below
  • Full in plugin card style options means no coding required to style the profile cards.

CONTACT POP UP FORMS

  • When click on email link on a profile card the contact form opens is a beatiful Bootstrap Modal pop up
  • Form pop up shows beautifully in PC, tablet and mobile
  • User can send email direct to any profile without leaving the page

CONTACT US PAGE

The plugin when installed auto creates a stunning contact us page with this huge list of features:

  • Optional Google Location Map that shows at the top with each contacts location (if required)
  • Create unlimited Contact Profile Cards. Display each person, department, store or branch office on a profile card on the Contact Us Page.
  • Features direct email submission from users to each contact profile card.
  • Email address never visible.
  • Contact Profile cards: Show as much or as little contact information as each profile desires / requires.
  • Department Contact Profiles: Display each departments contact profile, e.g. support, sales, admin.
  • Stores and branches local or worldwide – show on Google map.
  • Google map features auto zoom. Opens to show all the profile location markers in the map viewer
  • Contact Us Page display is fully mobile responsive.
  • Set the number of profile Cards to show per row. Display up to 5 Cards per row.
  • Mouse over profile card and if it is set on profile to show location on map the card changes colour
  • Click on Card and the profile marker shows on the map, if map is not visible in the screen it auto scrolls up to the map
  • Can click to email profile from the map marker
  • Click to email. Contact form with smooth email pop-up forms for easy and quick submission.
  • Pop-up submission success confirmation.
  • Mobile device optimized, all tablets and phones.

CONTACT US WIDGET

The plugin includes a fully customizable Contact Widget that can be used in any theme widgetized area. Features include

  • Apply all Widget content from the plugins admin panel.
  • Enable/Disable google location map and map co-ordinate settings.
  • 2 Content areas for adding information.
  • Business / Organization address and contact fields.
  • Default widget email contact form
  • Add email contact from any plugin via shortcode.

Languages

  • Full support for Right to Left RTL layout on mobile first admin dashboard.
  • Full support for WPML
  • Translation ready

PREMIUM VERSION

This plugin features a an Ultimate version upgrade that adds 3 advanced functionalities:

  • Custom Profile Contact Forms
  • Profile Cards Shortcode
  • Profile Groups

CONTRIBUTE

When you download Contact Us Page – Contact People, you join our the a3rev Software community. Regardless of if you are a WordPress beginner or experienced developer if you are interested in contributing to the future development of this plugin head over to the Contact Us Page – Contact People GitHub Repository to find out how you can contribute.

Want to add a new language to WP Email Template! You can contribute via translate.wordpress.org

Usage

  1. Install and activate the plugin
  2. On wp-admin click on Contact Us menu
  3. Profiles Menu > Add New, Add some profiles.
  4. Settings Menu > Contact Us Page tab where you will find the plugins general settings
  5. Settings Menu > Profile Card tab where you style the profile cards
  6. Settings Menu > Profile Email Tab where you style the contact form
  7. Settings Menu > Contact Us Widget tab where you set layout and content for the widget
  8. WordPress Appearance Menu > Widgets and add contact widget to sidebar.
  9. WordPress Appearance > Menus and add the Page Contact Us page to your menu.
  10. Enjoy your dynamite looking contact us page.

Stats:

  • Current version: 3.2.4
  • Rating: 46(12 ratings)
  • Downloaded 100,605 times

WP Metrize Icons – While we are talking about prettiness and WordPress – I think you’ll love the Metrize Icons. These are free little icon graphics that you can quickly add to the content of your articles. No more searching around for cute little icons …

metrize icons wordpress plugin

WP Metrize Icons
by DeCodigo

A super easy way to add the awesome Metrize Icon Set. No need to type in shortcodes, just select the icon you need.

Features

  • Easy to use Icon selection popup.
  • Shortcodes for every Metrize icon.
  • Choose from multiple sizes.

Metrize Icons were create by Alessio Atzeni. You can view Metrize Icons here: http://www.alessioatzeni.com/metrize-icons/

Frequently asked questions ==-

Stats:

  • Current version: 1.0.1
  • Rating: 60(2 ratings)
  • Downloaded 806 times

Reveal Discount Code – I predict that internet marketers will love this little plugin. Similar to a like gate on Facebook you can add areas to your website that need to be clicked to “reveal” the promo code or discount that you are offering

Facebook Like or Lock – On the subject of Facebook fan gates there’s a new plugin where you can make your user “like” your content in order to reveal the content

WP Ultimate Recipe – There are a few recipe plugins in the repository already ,but this one really caught my eye. I like the way it has been laid out so that you add “ingredients” for instance and a cute little list is generated for you. Nice interface and display and just looking at it makes me wish I had a cupckae recipe blog!

recipe-pluginhttp://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-ultimate-recipe/

Tile Slider Builder – If you are starting to get bored with your single image sliders then you’ll love mixing it up a bit with the tile slider

tile slider wordpress plugin

FB News Ticker – bring in some news from Facebook into your blog

FP News Ticker
by Moshiur Rahman Mehedi

FP News Ticker allows you to display news/post from a specific category in a widget position with ticker(reveal – output will like type writing) effects or fadeIn/fadeOut effects. The sliding/scrolling options are managable from wordpress admin area. You can also assign the category and the post limit.

You can control over your testimonial sliding/scrolling transition effect, time, direction etc.

** If the control buttons are not visible and the news title is not so long, then it will behave as Responsive view.

Demo Link: http://www.jquerynewsticker.com/

Plugin Settings

  • Title – textbox (by default it is – Latest News:, you can use anything.)
  • Category ID – textbox
  • Post Limit – Options
  • Speed – textbox (You can use .100, .200 etc, Remember they worked for Reveal effect [Output will like type writing])
  • Delay Time – textbox (You can use 3000, 4000, 5000 etc, Remember they are in Milisecond)
  • Direction – Options
  • Display Type – Options
  • FadeIn Time – textbox (You can use 600, 700, 800 etc, Remember they are in Milisecond)
  • FadeOut Time – textbox (You can use 300, 400, 500 etc, Remember they are in Milisecond)
  • Control Buttons – Options
  • Debug – Options (Show some helpful errors in the console or as alerts)

Stats:

  • Current version: 1.0.1
  • Rating: 80(4 ratings)
  • Downloaded 8,717 times

WP Client Lite – If you are a freelancer or provide offlien services then this plugin may help you manage your clients

Premium WordPress Plugins

Affiliate Assassin – this plugin claims to help you promote affiliate offers. There are a number of videos demonstrating the concept.   Basically it works like this; find an article on a topic related to your niche and add that url to your Affiliate Assassin dashboard, then take the url of your affiliate website and add that to the dashboard.

The plugin then posts the useful link in Facebook groups, twitter etc which redirects to the affiliate link. The theory is if you posted thea ffiliate link in most groups it would just get removed. This is a way of providing useful information and still getting paid for it.

There are three licenses for it – single, multi and developer. The plugin is currently on special.

Note: There are a lot of videos on the sales page to watch. I hate watching videos so I may be wrong about how this little plugin works

Snap Mobile – plugin to create drag and drop mobile sites on your WordPress installation. It is on discount at the moment.

About Leanne

My name is Leanne King and I'm an Australian internet marketer and WordPress fanatic. I share my knowledge of WordPress here on my blog, through my products, private coaching and in private forums. In my spare time I like to develop products for WordPress users that are easy to use. Find me on Google+