A Must Have WordPress Plugin
If you’re like me you’ll have a list of must have WordPress plugins that you install on all blogs that you setup. Well the other day I added another one to my list. The plugin is called “SoreThumb” and allows you to make anything on your website stick out like a SoreThumb hence the name. So I’ve decided to create a SoreThumb video review and share it on my Youtube channel and here on my website.
UPDATE: 2014-12-08 I believe this plugin has been discontinued.
Well the first few line of this post clearly indicates that I like this plugin, otherwise I wouldn’t have added it to my must have plugin list. Now I only purchased this plugin a few days ago and for $12 it’s an insane deal. I’ve been playing around with it on a few of my websites and will be doing some tests this coming week to see how much it helps with my CTR (Click through rate).
What Does The SoreThumb Plugin Do?
The SoreThumb plugin currently has seven different effects that you can apply to anything within a post or page. The seven effects are, Tada!, Pulse, Flash, Bounce, Shake, Wobble and Swing. I’ll show you each effect further down.
Once the SoreThumb plugin is activated adds some additional options to your post/page editor as seen in the image on the left, and below the editor you’ll also have some additional options that will only effect the post/page you’re creating. You can control how often an effect repeats, set triggers so effects only occur if a visitor scrolls paste a set point for example, or you can also have it so that when a visitor tries to exit the page it will set off the trigger, see image below:
This plugin also has it’s own setting page where you can enter in website Class or ID’s, this allows you to add effects to almost any part of your website, I’m going to cover this in the video review above.
The only one thing I don’t like about this plugin is some people will end up using to many effects on one page and that’s not the purpose of this plugin. It’s like when I first started to build websites several years ago, a special effect was scrolling text, I have to admit that I used it a few times, but I also recall seeing website with scrolling text all over it, hard on the eyes and almost impossible to read.
Tada! – Pulse – Flash – Bounce – Shake – Wobble – Swing
So in the above examples I’ve simply highlighted each word and selected the effect to apply. You can do this to anything within a post. Perhaps you want to select several words, hyperlink, image or even a embedded video.
Click here to purchase the plugin Or click on this image to visit SoreThumb sales page
So I give this plugin a big Thumbs Up and will be recommend to all subscribers, at only $12 it a crazy deal. If you have any question or need help with the SoreThumb plugin just post a comment below and I’ll try help you.