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« on: April 03, 2013, 09:49 »
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Let's keep a thread with a list of plug-ins we have found that work well (or don't work) with the Symbiostock theme.

Example, I used a WP plug-in called "All-in-one webmaster" which allowed me to verify my site quickly with Google Webmaster Tools and Bing Webmaster Tools... HOWEVER, Leo found that this plug-in broke the image uploader.

I was able to add my verification codes to the plug-in, verify my site on the various webmaster sites, and then turn off the plug-in to regain use of the uploader.

I'm currently looking for widgets/plug-ins that customize the look of my site (slideshows, drop-down menus, etc.). If you have found any good ones, post 'em up!


« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 15:53 »
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If any one likes the slide show I have on my site it is called Slideshow and is version 2.2.11 by stefanboostra. VERY simple to use and customisable.   I intend to add more when I get more images up

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 16:03 »
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Kind of old-school, but the counter I have in my footer:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/traffic-counter-widget/

I did it to see how fast traffic would happen from network exposure. Struck me as nice cute thing for network people to look at eachother's stats.

« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013, 16:11 »
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If any one likes the slide show I have on my site it is called Slideshow and is version 2.2.11 by stefanboostra. VERY simple to use and customisable.   I intend to add more when I get more images up

That looks nicer than the one I just tried. I'll set this up later tonight.

Tinny, you should add links to the image pages from each slide.

« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013, 19:03 »
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ENHANCED TEXT WIDGET HERE

This allows you to add html, css, etc. into your text for your footers, sidebar, etc. I just installed it and it looks sweet!

Go here:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/enhanced-text-widget/

Installation directions are there, too.

« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2013, 20:00 »
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PHOTO SLIDER PLUG-IN

I used this Meta Slider plug-in that was recommended by the Ruchas...

http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/ml-slider/page/2

It's very easy to use and there is a video showing you how to do it. I have it on my side now.
www.cathyslifestockphotos.com

WARNING: images can be right-clicked and downloaded

I still need to monkey around with it and try other options, and maybe do some styling.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2013, 21:24 by cclapper »

« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 03:55 »
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I added a plugin to share pages on FB and twitter: http://techxt.com/tweet-like-google-1-and-share-plugin-wordpress/

it work only for pages so cannot directly tweet a picture too bad

added the counter as well like Leo did http://www.pixme.org/wp-content/uploads/widget-traffic-counter/

fun to see the bump in traffic when I tweet a page:)

« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 04:10 »
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I added a plugin to share pages on FB and twitter: http://techxt.com/tweet-like-google-1-and-share-plugin-wordpress/

it work only for pages so cannot directly tweet a picture too bad

added the counter as well like Leo did http://www.pixme.org/wp-content/uploads/widget-traffic-counter/

fun to see the bump in traffic when I tweet a page:)


I think you can share a picture if you use the sharing plugin in the Jetpack

« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2013, 04:24 »
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Can someone recommend a working plugin for integration of Google analytics?

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2013, 04:28 »
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Can someone recommend a working plugin for integration of Google analytics?


http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/

Little brother of

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

PS - Make sure you open up a google webmaster's account as well. Submit your sitemaps, etc.

« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2013, 06:04 »
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I do not know what I did but http://techxt.com/tweet-like-google-1-and-share-plugin-wordpress/ works on pictures now
this is what is looks like:
http://aseanphotostock.com/image/angkor-thom-cambodia-2/

Jetpack is pretty powerful too and like Tinny said it can do it as well

« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2013, 06:29 »
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I want to make the type face smaller, and possibly change colour on my categories page.  Normally I would find the entry a css file and edit it there but the css file is empty.

If anyone has managed this could you please let me know - in VERY simple terms how to do it please

« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2013, 17:05 »
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I want to make the type face smaller, and possibly change colour on my categories page.  Normally I would find the entry a css file and edit it there but the css file is empty.

If anyone has managed this could you please let me know - in VERY simple terms how to do it please

You have to find the css that applies to the area that you want to change. If you are using Firefox you can add an extension called Firebug...then you can hover your web page and it will show you the css for that item. I know Firebug doesnt work with Safari because I just researched that yesterday, you have to use Firebug Lite and apparently it's not as good. I don't know about IE.

« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2013, 23:27 »
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I do not know what I did but http://techxt.com/tweet-like-google-1-and-share-plugin-wordpress/ works on pictures now
this is what is looks like:
http://aseanphotostock.com/image/angkor-thom-cambodia-2/

Jetpack is pretty powerful too and like Tinny said it can do it as well


Hmmm, can't find your share buttons. They won't show up in FF browser....

« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2013, 00:45 »
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New feature with FAA: integration of your FAA stuff via iframe. Got the code line from FAA, installed the Wordpress plugin "iframe", created a page "Prints", pasted the code (and had to remodel it bit according to iframe-plugin syntax), added that page to my main menu, and here's the result:

http://www.imagoborealis.com/prints/

Pretty  8), isn't it? - What do you think?

« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2013, 00:59 »
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Can someone recommend a working plugin for integration of Google analytics?


http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/

Little brother of

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

PS - Make sure you open up a google webmaster's account as well. Submit your sitemaps, etc.


Thanks. I didn't know Google analytics was part of the SEO plugin. I'll install and check it out for sure!
« Last Edit: April 06, 2013, 01:40 by Pilens »

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2013, 01:55 »
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New feature with FAA: integration of your FAA stuff via iframe. Got the code line from FAA, installed the Wordpress plugin "iframe", created a page "Prints", pasted the code (and had to remodel it bit according to iframe-plugin syntax), added that page to my main menu, and here's the result:

http://www.imagoborealis.com/prints/

Pretty  8), isn't it? - What do you think?

Now I see what those little sunglasses smilies are for!
Thats pretty cool - its actually quite new to me. Is that a general retailing of other prints, or are those yours...? Completely new to me. I'm glad your finding other ways to get your site working for you.

« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2013, 02:24 »
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New feature with FAA: integration of your FAA stuff via iframe. Got the code line from FAA, installed the Wordpress plugin "iframe", created a page "Prints", pasted the code (and had to remodel it bit according to iframe-plugin syntax), added that page to my main menu, and here's the result:

http://www.imagoborealis.com/prints/

Pretty  8), isn't it? - What do you think?

Now I see what those little sunglasses smilies are for!
Thats pretty cool - its actually quite new to me. Is that a general retailing of other prints, or are those yours...? Completely new to me. I'm glad your finding other ways to get your site working for you.



Those images offered as prints are all mine. The combination of plugin and iframe code includes my whole FAA portfolio including FAA cart and checkout (almost) seamlessly in my Symbiostock site. Took me 5 minutes to set this up!

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2013, 02:41 »
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Thats great. Thats why I used wordpress as a platform...so people can extend it just like you just did. Awesome!

« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2013, 05:28 »
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If you like to show your Shutterstock portfolio within your WordPress website with my plugin:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/shutterstock-affiliate-plugin/


  • Limit the Search Results to your Images only
  • Put Image Search Results in any Post or Page with easy-to-use Shortcodes
  • Show Image Search and Results within your Widget Area
  • Earn extra Money by joining the Shutterstock Affiliate Program

More Infos and Support can be found here:
http://idenio.com/plugins/shutterstock-affiliate-plugin/

Ping me if you have more questions!

« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2013, 07:02 »
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Here's a plugin to prevent right clicking and also dragging.

http://www.blogseye.com/i-make-plugins/no-right-click-images-plugin/

PHOTO SLIDER PLUG-IN

I used this Meta Slider plug-in that was recommended by the Ruchas...

http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/ml-slider/page/2

It's very easy to use and there is a video showing you how to do it. I have it on my side now.
www.cathyslifestockphotos.com

WARNING: images can be right-clicked and downloaded

I still need to monkey around with it and try other options, and maybe do some styling.

« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2013, 07:07 »
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New feature with FAA: integration of your FAA stuff via iframe. Got the code line from FAA, installed the Wordpress plugin "iframe", created a page "Prints", pasted the code (and had to remodel it bit according to iframe-plugin syntax), added that page to my main menu, and here's the result:

http://www.imagoborealis.com/prints/

Pretty  8) , isn't it? - What do you think?


That is really awesome!

« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2013, 07:09 »
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Here's a plugin to prevent right clicking and also dragging.

http://www.blogseye.com/i-make-plugins/no-right-click-images-plugin/

PHOTO SLIDER PLUG-IN

I used this Meta Slider plug-in that was recommended by the Ruchas...

http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/ml-slider/page/2

It's very easy to use and there is a video showing you how to do it. I have it on my side now.
www.cathyslifestockphotos.com

WARNING: images can be right-clicked and downloaded

I still need to monkey around with it and try other options, and maybe do some styling.



Perfect, thanks. I chopped the home pages images into quarters so if they do get stolen they will be incomplete images, but I will add this too.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2013, 09:12 »
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New feature with FAA: integration of your FAA stuff via iframe. Got the code line from FAA, installed the Wordpress plugin "iframe", created a page "Prints", pasted the code (and had to remodel it bit according to iframe-plugin syntax), added that page to my main menu, and here's the result:

http://www.imagoborealis.com/prints/


That's great! I've added one to my site as well, but it show the images in the order they were uploaded (I think). Have you found any way to modify what is shown when you first open that page and see the FAA results? It would have been great to show the galleries in order rather than the actual images.

Steve

« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2013, 09:19 »
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New feature with FAA: integration of your FAA stuff via iframe. Got the code line from FAA, installed the Wordpress plugin "iframe", created a page "Prints", pasted the code (and had to remodel it bit according to iframe-plugin syntax), added that page to my main menu, and here's the result:

http://www.imagoborealis.com/prints/

Pretty  8), isn't it? - What do you think?


Now I see what those little sunglasses smilies are for!
Thats pretty cool - its actually quite new to me. Is that a general retailing of other prints, or are those yours...? Completely new to me. I'm glad your finding other ways to get your site working for you.



Those images offered as prints are all mine. The combination of plugin and iframe code includes my whole FAA portfolio including FAA cart and checkout (almost) seamlessly in my Symbiostock site. Took me 5 minutes to set this up!


Very Cool!!!  Now I just need to set up my FAA site too so I can add a Prints tab.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2013, 09:27 by klsbear »

« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2013, 13:56 »
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New feature with FAA: integration of your FAA stuff via iframe. Got the code line from FAA, installed the Wordpress plugin "iframe", created a page "Prints", pasted the code (and had to remodel it bit according to iframe-plugin syntax), added that page to my main menu, and here's the result:

http://www.imagoborealis.com/prints/


That's great! I've added one to my site as well, but it show the images in the order they were uploaded (I think). Have you found any way to modify what is shown when you first open that page and see the FAA results? It would have been great to show the galleries in order rather than the actual images.

Steve


Exactly my thoughts! I'd rather show the galleries first, too. But I don't think it is possible   ...yet. Maybe if we campaign of this option in FAA forums they put it in (can't be that hard to do).

« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2013, 14:06 »
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That's great! I've added one to my site as well, but it show the images in the order they were uploaded (I think). Have you found any way to modify what is shown when you first open that page and see the FAA results? It would have been great to show the galleries in order rather than the actual images.

Steve

The images are shown in the customised order set on the Artwork tab on the main FAA site, so you can control the display from there. An option for Galleries would be good though.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2013, 15:26 »
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That fixed it - thanks. You can set the placement of each image pretty nicely using that approach.

Steve

mattdixon

« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2013, 18:04 »
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These plugins are very useful.

Akismet - Stops comment spam

WP Bakery Visual Composer - Drag and drop page builder for Wordpress
http://codecanyon.net/item/visual-composer-for-wordpress/242431

WP Google Fonts - Use Google web fonts in your theme, search and install it from the Wordpress dashboard.


« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2013, 23:07 »
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WP bakery looks like the perfect solution to design a homepage:) Did you buy it already or you are still running the trial version?
L

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2013, 23:38 »
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Its awesome to see people rocking their site's out. I was wondering how people designed those beautiful homepages so quickly too.

« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2013, 06:52 »
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New feature with FAA: integration of your FAA stuff via iframe. Got the code line from FAA, installed the Wordpress plugin "iframe", created a page "Prints", pasted the code (and had to remodel it bit according to iframe-plugin syntax), added that page to my main menu, and here's the result:

http://www.imagoborealis.com/prints/

Pretty  8), isn't it? - What do you think?


good stuff pilens..

btw, don't get me wrong but your logo makes my eyes hurt  :D

like it's from 1998.. it's just that as a designer I can't stand bad logos.. you don't have to have a logo designed, but you would be better off picking a plain font and just use that..
« Last Edit: April 13, 2013, 06:55 by cidepix »

« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2013, 08:00 »
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These plugins are very useful.

Akismet - Stops comment spam

WP Bakery Visual Composer - Drag and drop page builder for Wordpress
http://codecanyon.net/item/visual-composer-for-wordpress/242431

WP Google Fonts - Use Google web fonts in your theme, search and install it from the Wordpress dashboard.


Is Akismet worth the money, seems very expensive to me ?

« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2013, 08:03 »
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Good:
For European Members -
I have tried a few cookie permission plug ins and this one seems simplest/easiest to use

UK Cookie Consent

Not good:
sweet captcha - intermittent use on computer and does not work with android

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2013, 08:18 »
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Is Akismet worth the money, seems very expensive to me

It is free - at least the version I use. You need to get a code from them, but that then works on all your wordpress blogs. Catches a lot of spam comments on my normal blog.

Steve

« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2013, 08:28 »
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Is Akismet worth the money, seems very expensive to me

It is free - at least the version I use. You need to get a code from them, but that then works on all your wordpress blogs. Catches a lot of spam comments on my normal blog.

Steve

The one I looked at was expensive (to my mind) for commercial use - and I think they might class us as commercial, wonder if they check

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2013, 08:33 »
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I think they might class us as commercial, wonder if they check

I doubt if this classes as commercial. Have any of us sold anything??

Steve

« Reply #37 on: April 13, 2013, 08:45 »
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Very good point  ;D

« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2013, 12:56 »
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New feature with FAA: integration of your FAA stuff via iframe. Got the code line from FAA, installed the Wordpress plugin "iframe", created a page "Prints", pasted the code (and had to remodel it bit according to iframe-plugin syntax), added that page to my main menu, and here's the result:

http://www.imagoborealis.com/prints/

Pretty  8), isn't it? - What do you think?


good stuff pilens..

btw, don't get me wrong but your logo makes my eyes hurt  :D

like it's from 1998.. it's just that as a designer I can't stand bad logos.. you don't have to have a logo designed, but you would be better off picking a plain font and just use that..


Thanks cidepix. I understand you want to help. I appreciate that.  8)

Guess I am not much of a designer ???  - Good to know my logo needs work. I'll try again.

I just hope my photography sucks less  ;D


farbled

« Reply #39 on: April 14, 2013, 11:58 »
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Thanks Leo for the help with Feature Images. I do have two qeustions though:

Where can I change the thumbnail size and also, how do I make the thumbs into more than one column? I've been lookin all through the files but I'm not having much luck. Anyone?

« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2013, 13:37 »
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Thanks Leo for the help with Feature Images. I do have two qeustions though:

Where can I change the thumbnail size and also, how do I make the thumbs into more than one column? I've been lookin all through the files but I'm not having much luck. Anyone?

I would love to be to show the "latest images" in two columns in my side bar, instead of the single column that it is now. There is currently a lot of unused space.

« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2013, 09:28 »
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I'm using "all in one Favicon" to set my personal Favicon for my site. It's very easy, just go "plugins" " "add new" so search/install/activate.  Go "settings" and upload your favicon.ico file.

To create a favicon.ico, go to http://www.favicon.cc/ and follow instructions.


« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2013, 13:24 »
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I think they might class us as commercial, wonder if they check

I doubt if this classes as commercial. Have any of us sold anything??

Steve

intent  rather than success is probably the key

« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2013, 21:12 »
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I wanted to style my pages so they were 2 columns, with the main content in the left column and my blurb about search and purchasing in the right column. I found a wordpress plug-in called TablePress. It works great! See a sample here:

http://www.cathyslifestockphotos.com/about/

I actually used 3 columns, with one being a small spacer column between the two major ones.

Here is a link to TablePress:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tablepress/

« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2013, 08:57 »
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Hi,

Beautiful site !

Just one question, what Page template do you use to get rid of the box "leave a reply" ?


« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2013, 09:13 »
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Hi Chris

Take a look at this thread - http://www.microstockgroup.com/symbiostock-technical-support/stupid-wordpress-question/  - that should help answer your query (and I thought it was quite a sensible question) :)

Don't forget to add your site to the "what are you looking for in a match" in the networking section when you are ready

« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2013, 09:13 »
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Hi,

Beautiful site !

Just one question, what Page template do you use to get rid of the box "leave a reply" ?

Thanks!

I think its called page full width (im at work and cant check). But you might have to turn off comments to get rid of all the blog- type stuff. Search the symbiostock section, i know there are a couple of threads on how to do that.

« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2013, 09:26 »
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Thanks a Lot Tinny and Cclapper !!

hotwalkn

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« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2013, 11:18 »
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I have recently started experimenting with Easy Media Pro http://ghozylab.com to use with footage. I have the paid version, but they do have a "Lite" version. This may be an alternative answer to avoiding youtube for footage. :D

« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2013, 13:33 »
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Hi Chris

Take a look at this thread - http://www.microstockgroup.com/symbiostock-technical-support/stupid-wordpress-question/  - that should help answer your query (and I thought it was quite a sensible question) :)

Don't forget to add your site to the "what are you looking for in a match" in the networking section when you are ready


this is now also covered in the FAQ
http://cascoly-images.com/pix/faq-frequently-asked-questions-about-symbiostock/


 

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