Disable comments, Viber contact button and a new audio player

Find out how to disable comments in WordPress, add an audio player, embed Viber and build a profile to promote your music career.

Disable comments, Disable XML-RPC Pingback, Remove Comments

WordPress began life as a platform for bloggers, but over time it has become a far more flexible CMS.

However, offering people the chance to comment on posts in a strong feature of the the CMS, but is not something everybody needs.

Many of you might want to prevent viewers from having the option to leave comments, and for you the Disable comments plugin from WebCrafticwill be ideal.

This plugin allows administrators to globally disable comments on any post type (posts, pages, attachments, etc.) so that these settings cannot be overridden for individual posts. It also removes all comment-related fields from edit and quick-edit screens. On multisite installations, it can be used to disable comments on the entire network.
Additionally, comment-related items can be removed from the Dashboard, Widgets, the Admin Menu and the Admin Bar.

VIBER

Viber is really starting to make headway now after its launch about 4 years ago.

Viber Contact Button for WordPress – WP Viber Contact Button Lite

It is an alternative to Skype, and while it works well for messaging, sharing photos and video, and voice over IP calling, there’s still plenty of room for this app to grow.

If you use Viver you’ll be interested to see there is a new Viber plugin – Viber Contact Button.

This cross browser compatible WordPress Plugin allows you to easily create chat via Viber in WordPress.

You can select from multiple color effects, color options and animation effects.
This is advertised as the Lite version of the plugin which indicates a paid for version is available.

DJ PLAYER

I’m always keeping my eye out for new audio players so DJ Player caught my eye this week.

DJ Player

This is a fully responsive music player with tracklist. It supports mp3, ogg, mpeg file formats and you can add a file as an external link. The tracklist can include unlimited number of tracks.

ArtistPress

If you are a musician then ArtistPress will be of interest.

ArtistPress

This plugin will help you to easily create an artist profile page including photo, bio and contact information.

You can create a list of upcoming events or shows that includes Google Maps integration to provide event locations and driving directions.
You can also create photo galleries to show off your work or highlights photographs from your shows.

The plugin is available now, but still under development.
When development is complete, ArtistPress Pro will add playlist functionality allowing you to publish up to 5 playlists on your site using a simple shortcode. It will also add a social sharing tool for the some of the leading social media services, including Facebook, Twitter, and Behance.

 

 

Which WordPress quiz plugin is right for you?

This week I have been playing with a few quiz plugins to add a bit of visitor interactivity for visitors to me website www.thepleasuredome.co

I found Quiz Cat  to be pretty basic, but that also means it is easy to use. Great if you are not bothered that you can’t change many of the colours so the quiz matches or blends in with the branding of your site.

Quiz Cat – WordPress Quiz Plugin

Quiz Cat offered a refund as it would not work with the theme I was using, namely On Air 2, a paid-for radio station theme.

So Quiz Cat is pretty basic, functional and will be fine for most people. But the front end design is not that sexy looking.

HD Quiz is pretty flexible, again, and like Quiz Cat there is very fast support that provided solutions to the issues I was facing – namely there was a conflict between HD Quiz and Quiz Cat – easily solved by deleting the Quiz Cat plugin.

HD Quiz

HD Quiz is a very easy-to-use plugin to create an unlimited number of quizzes and embed them onto any page or post. HD Quiz is equally perfect for building strong professional based questionnaires or fun Buzzfeed style quizzes.
I am using it on my site ThePleasuredome.co for an 80s music quiz.

WP Quiz

Best Quiz Plugin for WordPress: WP Quiz

You can create an unlimited number of Quizzes with the WP Quiz plugin, and each quiz is going to be responsive. So, your visitors can take part even from their mobile handsets as well as their tablets.
You can have the entire quiz on a single page or stretch is across multiple pages if there are too many questions.
You can enable the Quiz to scroll automatically to the next question.
Unlike Quiz Cat, with the WP Quiz Plugin, you can change the background color to match that of your theme.
A progress bar is displayed for your visitors to help them know their Quiz status. You can change the color of the progress bar.

53 – Lightweight Contact Form

In This week’s WordPress podcast I look at a lightweight contact form, a chat app and a plagiarism checker.

Lightweight Contact Form

Lightweight Contact Form is claimed by is authors to be the lightest contact form for WordPress. This plugin is designed for the fastest pagespeed. So, there is no settings page, no CSS stylesheet, and no extra files.

If all you need is a simple contact form to take messages from site visitors, and fast page speed is your priority, this minimal contact form is for you.

Although this form is lightweight and simple, it blocks Spam, and has both client-side and server-side validation.

FluentChat – Live Chat for WordPress

FluentChat is a dedicated WordPress plugin offering a free live chat option for your website.

You can have unlimited operators, unlimited messages, unlimited live chats, and unlimited archives.

You can view all the chat archives in the back-end and let visitors receive the chat logs in their inbox. This option can be disabled on the settings page.

When none of your operators are logged in, you can show a contact form, asking their Name, Email, and Comment.

WG Plagiarism Checker Pro

Check plagiarism of your wordpress post with the click of a button. So when people add content to your site you can check if it has be used elsewhere and check to see if you are breaching copyright.

The first 50 checks are free, then you need to pay with prices starting US$5 for 1000 queries.