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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 »


 

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