WordPress Plugins

One of our most popular categories, you’ll find everything to do with WordPress plugins here. Most often you’ll find us reviewing free plugins and keeping people up to date with the latest trends. But we also occasionally review premium plugins if we think our readers might be interested. We’ll also do more comprehensive posts such as
Top 100 WordPress Plugins
. Our reviews consist of posts such as 10 Instagram Plugins for WordPress, Top 5 Forum Plugins for WordPress, Best Font Plugins for WordPress, Top 10 WordPress Plugins for Front End Posting, Editing, and Uploading, and many, many more.

5 Awesome Free WordPress Shortcode Plugins

Shortcodes provide an easy way to add custom content to your site. Whether you want to add tabs to a page or buttons to a post, shortcodes let you quickly insert elements you regularly use.

WordPress introduced the shortcode API with the release of WordPress 2.5 six years ago. Many themes and plugins (including many of our own) use shortcodes to allow users to customize their sites and display content where they choose.

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New Release: Multisite Reader Plugin Transforms Your Network

We’re pleased to announce our second new plugin release in two weeks: Reader.

Reader turns your Multisite network into a community by adding Tumblr, WordPress.com and Edublogs-style “follow” features to your sites.

Modelled on Google Reader, you’ll find many great features similar to Feedly and the WordPress.com reading experience.

Most importantly, Reader encourages your users to engage with sites across your network, without having to leave their site.

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Introducing Custom Sidebars Pro by WPMU DEV

We’re excited to announce a brand new plugin: Custom Sidebars Pro.

Custom Sidebars Pro lets you to create widgetized areas and custom sidebars on your site, and select which sidebars to display on posts or pages.

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because this is a premium release of our hugely popular Custom Sidebars plugin. It adds awesome new features like widget visibility rules so you can control who sees what, the ability to clone and synchronously update widgets, and import and export options.

Download Custom Sidebars Pro and let us know in the comments below what you think about the new and improved premium features.

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5 Free Creative Commons Image Plugins for WordPress Compared

We all love free images for our posts. That’s what makes Creative Commons or public domain images so handy.

What’s not always so convenient, however, is the process of getting those images off their sources and into your post.

As usual with WordPress, there are some plugins that can help with that.

Below we go over and compare five plugins that will let  you easily search and insert/embed free photos for your site.

Be sure to check out the overview and comparison chart at the end of the post.

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How to Add Subtitles to WordPress Posts

Titles, of course, attract a lot of attention. If you feel you need a little extra time for your title, you might try using subtitles. If styled appropriately, they just might grab some more of your visitor’s “title attention time.”

While you could add subtitles to WordPress in a very manual way, as usual, there’s a plugin for you that will make the job easier.
Secondary Title Plugin
A plugin you can use for this job is called Secondary Title.

Once activated, you will see a new box in your write/edit screen to insert  your subtitle into.

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Go Semantic For More Responsive And Flexible WordPress Images and Embeds

Quite a chunk of the HTML output of your WordPress site comes not from your theme but from the bowels of the WordPress core.

A combination of WordPress’ age and a necessary requirement for backwards compatibility, some of that markup is decidedly old-fashioned.

If you want truly responsive and flexible images and embeds, you need to get modern and semantic.

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10 Picture Perfect WordPress Thumbnail Plugins

Thumbnails tend to be a huge part of most WordPress themes these days. Even very simple themes make use of them in different places.

Also, of course, your thumbnails are what tend to attract visitors’ attention when they’re scanning around, looking for somewhere else to go.

And so given the importance of thumbnails, we thought we would go over 10 thumbnail plugins that might help you get even more out of this powerful and attention-grabbing feature.

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10 Top Quality Plugins for Creating Custom WordPress Forms

A good-looking form gives your site a professional appearance, and also and helps streamline your online communication. A contact form is a great way to offer your readers the ability to get in touch, without giving out your email address.

While most WordPress themes come with built-in contact forms, it’s often better to create your own with a plugin. Creating your own allows you to tailor the look and feel you want for your site, add any extra fields – really, just have total control over your forms.

FormCraft

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WordPress Currency Converter Plugins for Your Cosmopolitan Audience

With the World Cup in full swing, it seems like a good time to talk about international audiences.

Being able to surf around the world via the internet is an amazing thing. You can you find a job in a foreign land, rent an apartment in a country you’ve never been to, or book a restaurant reservation from 10,000 miles away … to name but a few things.

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10 WordPress Time and Date Plugins to Keep Your Site Ticking

Dr. Seuss once asked, “How did it get so late so soon?”

And the answer, of course, is that you weren’t keeping track of time with the appropriate plugin.

With the right WordPress plugin, you can do all sorts of things related to time.

In this post, we have a range of plugins that let you do everything from scheduling when a new theme goes live to making content appear or disappear after a specified amount of time on the page.

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