WooDojo is a functionality suite that adds several different types of features to your WordPress powered site. Think of it as a plugin that’s like JetPack for WordPress but with different features and functionalities. WooDojo is a plugin that adds additional functionality to your WordPress installation.
This plugin is developed and maintained by WooThemes. This doesn’t mean that you need to use a theme developed by WooThemes but this plugin can work with any theme. Let’s take a look at how WooDojo works and what makes it special.
Closer Look At WooDojo Plugin
After installing this plugin, you will be able to see a new menu bar named as “WooDojo” beneath the “Dashboard”.
From here, you can activate, deactivate and change the settings of this plugin.
Let’s take a look at other features of this plugin.
Let’s say you are interested in WooDojo – Login Branding. With this feature, you can rebrand your WordPress login screen with a custom logo. To do this, click on the Activate button and then click on settings to configure settings of this feature. From the settings page you can enter the full URL of the logo, title text and logo image URL.
Above is just one of the several features that this plugin offers. This plugin comes with a total of 5 bundled features:
- Custom code
- Login branding
- Social widgets
With this feature, you can easily add custom CSS code to your website. You can also add custom HTML code in the <head> section or before the </body> tag.
This is really useful when you want to quickly add custom CSS code to your website, without editing your theme’s CSS directly. Also you can add custom HTML code to the head and body section of your site.
With ShortLinks, you can shorten your site’s long URL. With this feature, you can also choose which short link generator to use – Native, Bitly and TinyURL.
This is a collection of widgets to connect to your online social profiles. For now there are only four widgets offered – Instagram, Instagram profile, Twitter and Twitter profile.
This is a simple tabs widget. This widget can display latest posts, popular posts, comments and tags in any widgetized area.
Apart from these bundled features, there are several other downloadable features also:
- Widget preview
- Dynamic menu
- Maintenance mode
- HTML term description
- Muso widgets pack
- InspirePay donations
- Tab grouping
WooDojo vs Jetpack
Now that we know what WooDojo has in store for us, does it makes sense to compare Jetpack and WooDojo? The answer is “no”. For now we can say that WooDojo is in its early phase and offers only 5 features out of the box, compared to Jetpack that offers 12 features. Of course we cannot forget about 8 downloadable addons that WooDojo offers.
WooDojo is developed by WooThemes whereas Jetpack is developed by Automattic. Both the developers are actively working to improve their plugins. In the end, it all depends on the type of functionality that you’re searching for. The best part of both the plugins is that they are free and very easy to use.
Seems interesting? Give WooDojo a try from here.