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 Quick Ways to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

No one likes waiting around for a site to load, so much so that 40 per cent of people abandon a site that takes more than three seconds to load.

Slow page load speeds are especially crippling for eCommerce sites. Almost 80 per cent of shoppers who are dissatisfied with a site’s performance are less likely to buy from the same site again, while a one second delay decreases customer satisfaction by 16 per cent.

Even Google factors site speed into their algorithm when ranking websites. So if your site loads too slowly you can expect your Google rankings to fall, and in turn attract less traffic to your site.

So what can you do to make your site faster? Here are a few simple ways to keep your page load times low and your visitors happy.


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5 Beautiful WordPress Video Players

“Every video I’m in,” says Lady Gaga, “every magazine cover, they stretch you; they make you perfect. It’s not real life.”

No, m’lady, it’s not.

But that’s the curse we publishers suffer — we’d like to make things look better if possible. (And just as a side note, not to be picky, but the word “perfect” may have been a stretch there.)

Anyway, with that in mind, in this post we’re going to review and compare 5 WordPress video player plugins that are meant to make your videos look better.

Perfect? Maybe not.

Better? Hopefully.


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5 Best Plugins For Linking WordPress and Tumblr Blogs

Tumblr is a great microblogging platform for posting text, images, links, quotes, audio and video – basically, post formats if they weren’t scrapped in WordPress 3.6.

While it’s great for posting quick asides and quirky photos, it just doesn’t offer the same flexibility as WordPress and the many thousands of plugins available for download. As a result, many bloggers find it hard to choose one or the other and post to both platforms.

Luckily, there are a few handy plugins that make cross-posting between WordPress and Tumblr a snap.

Tumblr WordPress feature image

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Free Parallax Slider Plugins for WordPress

If you aren’t sure what parallax is, you’ve probably seen it but didn’t know the name for it.

Parallax, at least for the simple purposes of this post, is when objects suddenly start sliding on or off the page at different times. (The actual technical definition is more involved.)

For example, say you have a headline, an excerpt, and a thumbnail sitting in a slider. Suddenly, the headline shoots off the page. Then the excerpt does the same. The thumbnail is still sitting there, but then that suddenly shoots off too.


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6 Best WordPress Security Authentication Plugins

It doesn’t take much for your digital life to be totally destroyed, as Wired’s Mat Honan discovered (check it out, it’s an eye-opening read).

Remembering usernames and passwords can be a real pain in the backside, so it’s no surprise most people use the same information across several accounts, such as email, social media and even banking. But if one account’s password is hacked and cracked, that security leak can put your other accounts in danger.


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Building a Rad Overview Page that Lists Posts for Every Category

When you have a lot of posts on your site, it’s hard for your visitors to get a good bird’s eye view on everything.

Of course they can probably easily see your categories, maybe your latest posts, and other typical navigation you might supply.

But that still doesn’t let them quickly scan down through a much wider range of your content. It doesn’t give them a 40,000 foot overview for your whole site.


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5 Plugins To Turn WordPress Into A Mobile App

AppPresser has been causing a bit of a stir in the WordPress world recently.

Its unique approach, though, is clearly aimed at developers so what options exist for those WordPress users who want to deliver their WordPress content via a mobile app but don’t wish to get their hands dirty with PhoneGap?

In this article, I take a look at five other plugins that all deliver a mobile app and discover that if you are willing to compromise the process is surprisingly simple and cost effective.

Screen grab of mobile app icons

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