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 is really starting to make headway now after its launch about 4 years ago.
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.
I’m always keeping my eye out for new audio players so DJ Player caught my eye this week.
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.
If you are a musician then ArtistPress will be of interest.
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.