WordPress 3.6+ versions provides you built-in video feature that enables you to embed video files and play them. It provides you a shortcode you can use for embedding videos uploaded to your website’s media library. You can control the player size, set initial image, enable autoplaying, loop video and more.
Horizontal Timeline Shortcode plugin provides you a simple and handy shortcode that displays jQuery powered horizontal timeline in your WordPress site. Timeline displays dates and time which when clicked shows the posts with excerpts (under the timeline) published on that particular date without page any refresh.
How To Use Horizontal Timeline Shortcode?
Install and activate Horizontal Timeline Shortcode plugin. After activation the plugin enables a shortcode you can use inside your posts, pages, text widgets and other shortocde supported areas of WordPress.
[ml_timeline] is the default shortcode that will display all posts.
category_name=”Your-category-slug” -> [ml-timeline category_name=”Your-category-slug”] will display posts from a specific category.
Easy Media Download provides you the easiest way to add downloadable media file buttons. This is the new WordPress plugin that activates an easy shortcode button that offers file download to your readers, your readers can download digital media files from your website. It instantly starts the download once the button is clicked.
Vimeo Master is a powerful and outstanding WordPress plugin that allows you to integrate superb Vimeo Video Sharing Network into your WordPress site. The plugin uses minimal html5 code (with no javascipt or Ajax) for fast page load times and gives a completely professional look. Great for professional video presentations for business, design, arts, etc. Looks great inside WordPress content like pages, posts and other custom post types with its shortcode framework implementation. Provides you full control over Auto-Play, Video Loop, Video Color and Video Size to match your template. Demo.
Hide This is the new WordPress plugin that allows you to hide provides some parts of content inside your blog posts and pages using a
[hide] shortcode. Using this shortcode you can easily manage inclusions and exclusions for hidden content in three different hiding levels:
- Groups and capabilities
- Specific user
Olevmedia Shortcodes is the brand new WordPress plugin with new cool shortcodes like Accordion, Toogle, Responsive Tabs, Blockquote, Border, Buttons, Colors, Responsive Columns, Dropcaps, Iconsm Infoboxes with buttons, Lists, Logos, Responsive Google Map, Marker, Recent Posts, Table, Responsive Pricing tables, Responsive video inserted for YouTube, Vimeo etc and there are many more shortcodes.
Twitter already provides you inbuilt widget creation features. Other than this WordPress also provides you oEmbed for twitter, you can enable oEmbed in your WordPress site from Dashboard -> Settings -> Media page and then you can embed a tweet simply by pasting its URL inside your post or page content.
This article is on few other WordPress plugins that extends tweet embed features in WordPress and allows you to do some more good things with your tweets.
Tweet Blender is a popular WordPress plugin that provides you various Twitter Widgets like you can
- Display your own tweets
- Display tweets for hashtags
- Display tweets for twitter lists
- Display tweets relevant to your post content (like Huffingtonpost)
The plugin supports multiple authors, keywords and hashtags. With Tweet Blender you can display tweets from a single user or a list of users. Also you can display tweets from a certain topic, multiple hashtags or keywords, various lists, authors etc. There is a long list of this plugin features.
Screenshot showing Tweets archive page: [view more screenshots here]
Installation & Usage:
After activation specify your configuration settings from Dashboard -> Settings -> Tweet Blender admin page. You will be needing to authenticate to Twitter and allow read-only access to tweet stream (present under the Status tab).
Fetch Tweets is another plugin for fetching and showing Twitter tweets. With this plugin you can display tweets by specifying username, search results, keywords, Lists and yes you can show up combined results by adding multiple rules.
For displaying the fetched tweets the plugin provides you Widget, Shortcode, PHP Code and Custom Templates.
Installation & Usage:
Install and activate the plugin then follow the given steps:
- After activation you can set a rule from Dashboard -> Fetch Tweets -> Add Rule by User Name or Add Rule by Keyword.
- For using its widgets visit Appearance -> Widgets and use Fetch Tweets by Rule Set. You can set the rule in the widget form itself.
- The plugin also provides you shortcode to use in your posts, pages. Use the shortcode
Replacing 123 with your rule ID. Rule ID can be found in the Fetch Tweets admin page in your dashboard.
Screenshot showing widget settings: [view more screenshots]
For more usage instruction refer to the Other Notes section here.
As clear from its name, the plugin provides you widget and shortcodes for displaying Twitter Tweets. It is used for displaying one tweet at a time with rotation which means one tweets gets automatically and smoothly replaced by the other. Display is responsive and it shows up the recent tweets even if Twitter is down. Check out the plugin working here.
Installation & Usage:
After activation you can use its widget from Appearance -> Widgets page or you can display it via shortcode (inside your posts and pages etc) like:
The plugin allows you to decide how you want to show up tweets, you can set the number of tweets to display, you can include retweets and replies and even display a follow button if you like.
You can also set Tweets rotation speed and animation type to use in Tweet rotation.
How To Create A Twitter Application ?
Most of the above plugins uses Twitter Application, API so following are he instructions on how you can create your Twitter Application, it takes a few minutes:
- Visit My applications page on the Twitter website. Login with your Twitter username and password.
- If you don’t already have a suitable ‘application’ then create one from the Create an Application page. It’s normally best to use the name, description and website URL of the website where you plan to use Rotating Tweets. You don’t need a Callback URL if you are setting it up for the plugins discussed here.
- After clicking Create your Twitter application, click on Create my access token.
- Now copy the Consumer key, Consumer secret, Access token and Access token secret from your Twitter application page and use it wherever required.
You can easily activate a custom mouse pointer for the visitors who access your website in the frontend. Unique Cursor is the new WordPress plugin that allows you to select a custom mouse pointer.
After removing any shortcode plugin or theme from your WordPress site, a lot of unwanted shortcodes are left on your blog, they show up as
[shortcode id="1234"] inside your posts, pages etc. In order to remove such dead shortcodes you will need risky database queries which is not what you want. This tutorial is on Hide Unwanted Shortcodes plugin which allows you to prevent all unwanted shortcodes from showing-up on your blog.
HubSpot provides you a set of tools for inbound marketing. This tutorial is HubSpot users, they can easily integrate HubSpot in their WordPress sites and enable analytics and other cool features by adding their Hub ID and App Domain.
Using new Our Profiles you can easily show up logos and links for 23 different profile services where your users can leave feedback. It provides you a shortcode which you can use in your website posts, pages, text widget and other shortcode supported areas. The plugin provides you two different sizes of logos and also a widget.
You can automatically redirect your users from one page to another after the chosen amount of time in your WordPress based website. This can be easily done by using a simple shortcode inside your post/ page content.
New WordPress Vertical Image Slider Plugin allows you to vertically scroll images via shortcode or by using a PHP call in your theme’s template file. You can upload images from your computer, add custom links to your images and then slide them beautifully in your WordPress site.
Now you can easily display menu’s everywhere in your WordPress site with effective beautiful styling and customization via shortcode. Shortcode Menu is the new WordPress plugin that provides you more flexibility for custom WordPress menus by using Shortcodes. You candisplay menu the Sidebars, Footer Sidebars, inside Post & Page content and other shortcode supported areas.
You can very easily enable your website visitors to listen to any text present in your WordPress site. They can listen to your blog posts, pages, footer content or any manually selected text from your site.
BuddyPress automatically insert links to all profile filed test. For Example: You must have observed that member’s name visible in a BuddyPress profile field appears as a clickable link. Now this article explains you how you can allow you BuddyPress site members to manually edit or remove all links present in BuddyPress profile fields.
You can keep full post, page or a few lines visible only to your registered site users whereas display a Login to Readmore link for other site visitors.
So first install and activate the new WordPress plugin Login to read more. After activation you can simply enclose your text inside
[auth] & [/auth] as shown in the following example:
[auth]This content will display for registered users only[/auth]
How it works ?
Text enclosed in shortcode tags shows up a login to readmore button to non-logged in users of your website. The button link directs them to wp-login page and if they are registered site users they can simply login and the plugin will redirect them to the content they were trying to read.
Arguments & Filters: The plugin provides you few parameters and filter hooks, visit its WordPress plugin page for more information.
You might have noticed on various popular websites showing their email subscription box at the end of their blog post’s content. Jetpack by WordPress.Com plugin provides you an email superscription widget but by default there are no options to display it else where. This tutorial explains you how you can easily display Jetpack Subscriptions box after your blog posts.
Now its very easy to insert a Google Visualization chart inside your WordPress blog posts and pages simply by clicking a button and typing values in WordPress TinyMCE visual editor.
Earlier we discussed about the plugins you can use for displaying tag clouds inside an individual page. Now this tutorial explains your how you can beautifully display your website categories, tags and (OR) other custom taxonomies in a columns.
BuddyPress Activity tab displays the site wide list of status updates and other activity streams. This article explains you how you can get tags from each new blog posts activity and display the most commonly used ones.