Tag: Plugin

5 star review

Review: The Instagram Feed

Price: Free

Platform: WordPress

Company: Smash Balloon

Problem We Faced
We had a client who wanted to display their Instagram feed on their website. They wanted to automatically update the feed on their website since they are constantly traveling and attending different events.

The Solution
We found The Instagram Feed which uses the client’s public account to update their website feed. Not only was this customizable plugin was easy to install, it also allowed future website visitors the option to follow our client and load more content which helped give our client the boost in Instagram followers. The plugin is responsive so it looks great on mobile devices.

How Could This Plugin Be Improved?
No improvements come to mind — this plugin is great and would definitely recommend it.

What We Liked Most
We enjoyed it because we were able to customize the size of the photos so they did not overpower the other content on the website. You could have one Instagram or more Instagram accounts connected and the website would look great!

5 star review

Review: Subscribe 2

Price: Free ($15 for the  Subscribe 2 Pro Widget)

Platform: WordPress

Problem We Faced
Our client needed a simple solution to allow users to subscribe to their WordPress blog posts.

The Solution

After researching several options, we’re glad we landed on Subscribe2. It provides a clean, simple solution to capturing user email addresses, and automatically sending out new posts to those users. It also can create a community of active users who are able to recommend, like and comment on your posts. The setup required no custom coding, and our client was up and running in no time.

How Could This Plugin Be Improved?
Can’t think of anything. So far, it has been working great for us.

What We Liked Most

We liked that it gave viewers the option to sign up using theirFfacebook account as an alternative. It not only saves time for the viewer when signing up, it also can virally encourage their friends to sign up.

3 star review

Review: Facebook Feed

Price: Free

Platform: WordPress

Company: Ankit Argawal and Priyanshu Mittal

Problem We Faced

We had a client who wanted to boost their social media presence by adding a Facebook feed onto their website that would display their posts and social media activity.

The Solution

Facebook Feed was a clean, simple solution to solve our client’s request. The plugin did a great job of posting the Facebook feed and also shows FB events our client is planning.

How Could This Plugin Be Improved?

This plugin is in its infancy, and has only basic functionality for now. The only reason why we gave this Facebook plugin a three stars review is because we think it can be improved more. We thought that that adding the comment and like button for logged on users would be great. It is a great plugin to have and the developers have taken a lot of time to map out future plans for next update. We will revisit our review and rating as future updates come out.

What We Liked Most

This Facebook plugin is not hard to use. It is very straight forward code wise and did not take much effort to install. We look forward to seeing what the developers will come up with next.