WordPress Theme Test Plugin: Theme Test Drive

We often need to test some themes online, but do not want to affect user access, nor do we want our visitors to know that we are switching the test theme, so you can try the Theme Test Drive plugin.

Theme Test Drive Introduction

Theme Test Drive is a WordPress theme online test plugin, which is designed for webmasters specially, the administrators can use Theme Test Drive switch to test any theme, and visitors can still see the original theme, not Affect visitors reading. Theme Test Drive also allows you to set different levels of registered users to preview your theme, add the theme after the URL? Theme=xxx (theme name) can preview .

Installation and of use Theme Test Drive

1. In the backend plugin installation interface, you can directly search Theme Test Drive to install online, or download Theme Test Drive here http://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-test-drive/.

2 Note: If you do not need to test the theme, you must click the isable Theme Drive button, and then disable the plugin. If you just disabled the plugin, but did not click the Disable Theme Drive button, you still saw the theme you last tested.


WordPress Live Chat plugin – Live Chat

Live Chat is a full-featured free chat wp plugin, let’s looks at the main features:

Live Chat – Displays a contact window at the front desk.
Desktop notifications – desktop notifications can be displayed for administrators and prospects.
Attachments – Both front-end users and administrators can send attachments.
Emoticons – Both front-end users and admins can send emoticons.
Chat options – can be set offline in the background, online, and left.
Customer Service – You can add chat customer service.
Chat Window Custom Styles and Themes – You can change the chat color scheme and theme from the backend settings.
Live Visitors – You Can Get Real Time Visitor IP Addresses, Browser Details **
No customer service online, support message:

In general, the plugin is still very good.

You can search Live Chat to find the plugin at the plug-in installation interface, or you can download Live Chat here https://wordpress.org/plugins/live-chat-support-system/

User Role Sync plugin in WordPress Multi-site Mode

When a user registered a website in a multi-site network and he can log in to all websites in the network. The plugin User Role Sync is able to help multi-site user to realize it.

Multisite User Role Sync works as follows:

When a user visits a website, the plugin will check whether the user is a registered user.
If this user is already a registered user, no action will be taken.
If the user is not a registered user of this site, add the user to this site (automatically assigned the role you set the default role – [synchronization roles]
If this user is not a registered user of blog, this user will be assigned the specified default role [default role]
When a user’s role is updated, this user’s role in all blogs can be updated. 【Role Update】

Search Multisite User Role Sync at the backend, you can install the plugin or downloaded here https://wordpress.org/plugins/multisite-user-role-sync/, unzipped and uploaded to wp-content / plugins directory to install.



Babble – free open source translation plugin

Babble is one of the best open source plugins, as same as WordPress, Babble is completely open source.

Babble is the fastest plugin in same kinds of plugins, and in the developer’s words, Babble has been optimized the code for fast operation. As a result, this plugin reduces loading time by 20% and queries by 40%. Just download Babble from the GitHub and follow the brief instructions to install it.

Babble can translate your website content into the unlimited number of languages, you need only switch to the WordPress dashboard translation interface and click any existing post, page, or category you want to translate, then you can get the translation result.

Babble can display two side-by-side WordPress visual editor palettes, one is to display the original text and the other one is to to be blank, where you can fill in your own translation.

After filling in the translation content in the panel, place a special gadget in the sidebar so your users can read your translation content. The users only need to click a button to select his language.

WordPress music player – MP3-jPlayer compatible with mobile devices & support for playlists

MP3-jPlayer is a compatible mobile device and support for playlists WordPress music player, more suitable for the music website to use, let’s look at its main features:

Flexible multi-player audio plug-in
Play almost continuously between pages
From the media library, upload folders and URL play
Players and single file audio player
Add unlimited music player to articles, pages, sidebar and template files
Show player for visitors or logged in users
Provide download to visitors or logged in users
Support integration WP default audio player
Customizable themes, fonts, titles and photo placements
Support pop-up playback
The player’s various options can be set via the code parameters
Use custom fields to manage playlists
Support mp3, m4a, mp4, webm, oga, ogg and wav format
Strong cross-browser / platform compatibility with iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.
Support multiple sites

You can install online the plugin by searching MP3-jPlayer in the backend, or download MP3-jPlayer here https://wordpress.org/plugins/mp3-jplayer/, unzip upload to wp-content/plugins directory for installation.

Powerful WordPress statistical analysis plugin – WP Statistics


WP Statistics is a very powerful statistical analysis plugin, through this plugin, you can have more detailed understanding of the user information, such as daily traffic, source, browse posts, the system of the use, the browser, etc., specific Functions are as follows:

Users are online to see how many people currently browse your site
See how many clicks on your site each day
See who is visiting your site
Web tracking to find out which pages are most viewed
Search Engine, Queries and Redirects from Popular Search Engines from Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, Yandex and Baidu
Location by country GeoIP
Support for non-stored IP addresses in the database
Map of visitor location
Statistics email report
Set the access level for the view based on the WordPress role
Exclude certain user roles in statistics
Exclude certain robots from statistics
Exclude certain IPs from statistics
Exclude login/admin pages in statistics reports
Automatic updates to GeoIP’s database
Automatic deletion of old data database
Export data to Excel, XML, CSV, or TSV files
Overview and detail pages including browser versions, national statistics, hits, exclusions, referrals, searches, search terms and visitors
Widgets provide information to the user
The short code that comes with different types of data can be called in gadgets and articles/pages
Comes with dashboard gadgets
Integrated Management Manual

Search WP Statistics in the backend plugin installation interface for online installation, or download WP Statistics here https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-statistics/.

WordPress plugin – Favorites

Favorites is a WordPress plugin, developed for users and theme developers, that offers an easy-to-use API for adding post collection buttons for different post types.

Although the name of the plugin is “Favorites,” you can customize the text, for example, change to like, bookmarks, or other types of names.


Support for any article type – which post types can be selected to open the Favorites button in the back-end
Support for all users – including both logged-in and un-logged-in users
Designed for End Users and Developers – This plugin is designed to meet the end-user’s needs and has many functions and interfaces reserved for developers for easy secondary development
Support for multi-site mode – the user favorite data is stored in a single site, but can expand
The Favorites plugin provides short codes and PHP template tags to let the user or developer call the relevant data. Such as the display of the favorite button, the list of users who have bookmarked the article, the list of articles the user has bookmarked.

search Favorites in the backend, you can be installed online, or download Favorites here https://wordpress.org/plugins/favorites/.

Use WP Plugin Info Card to automatically get plugin/topic information in posts

If you are a developer of plugin or theme or have a WordPress tutorial site, you may want to add plugins or theme information to your post, and you are recommended to use the plugin – WP Plugin Info Card.

WP Plugin Info Card lets you display information about plugins and themes in a beautiful box. It uses the WordPress.org plugin API and thematic APIs to retrieve data. All you need to do is provide a valid plugin/theme ID, then insert a simple code on any page.

The WP Plugin Info Card plugin is very lightweight and loads JS and CSS only when needed. The plugin also uses the WordPress transients caching mechanism to cache the returned information, 720 minutes by defaults, so your page loading time will not increase with too many requests. You can choose large and small card display styles

Search WP Plugin Info Card can be installed online in the backend, or download WP Plugin Info Card here https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-plugin-info-card/.

WordPress Code Highlight plugin – WP-GeSHi-Highlight

WP-GeSHi-Highlight is an enhanced highlighting plugin for WP-Syntax. The output code is more concise and comes with the latest WordPress API calls. WP-GeSHi-Highlight supports multi-language highlighting.

WP-GeSHi-Highlight code writing format

<pre lang = “html” line = “1” escaped = “true”>
// add code here …
</ pre>

Where lang = “html” means the code language is html, please modify it according to your needs; line = “1” means show the line number.

Note: using WP-GeSHi-Highlight code highlighting plugin in WordPress backend, you need to add code in html mode, do not switch to the visual mode, otherwise the code is easy to escape!

If you are not satisfied with the effect, there has a wp-geshi-highlight.css file in WP-GeSHi-Highlight plugin directory, just copy this file to your current theme root directory, and then modify the css code inside can. This way, even if you update the WP-GeSHi-Highlight plugin, you will not lose your custom styles.

Search WP-GeSHi-Highlight on the WordPress backend plugin installation interface or install WP-GeSHi-Highlight here https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-geshi-highlight/

Imsanity – bulk-resize uploaded images

Image is absolutely a big factor affecting the loading speed of the website. Recently, the users usually don’t pay attention to the picture optimization, uploaded pictures sometimes is more than 2M! How about the loading speed! This is the problems most of admin must solve, and ultimately found Imsanity can help us to slove the trouble.

Imsanity allows you to set the maximum width and height of the picture, once the the picture user uploading exceeds the set width or height, it will automatically reduce the picture in order to limit the user upload a large picture. In addition, Imsanity also provides the feature of bulk-resize uploaded pictures, you can set the width and height, scanning out of the picture beyond the limit, and then can perform batch processing of these pictures.

If you want Imsanity not to shrink your uploaded picture, as long as you name your image file ending with -noresize , Like image-noresize.jpg

You can install Imsanity on the backend installation interface or install it manually after downloading Imsanity from the WP official https://wordpress.org/plugins/imsanity/.