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.

How to Set the Default Theme for WordPress Multisite

When you create a new site in your Multisite network, a new theme will be automatically assigned. If your network is using the latest version of WordPress, the default theme will be Twenty Fourteen theme.

But what if you don’t want to use Twenty Fourteen? What if you would rather set your own default theme across your network?

In today’s Weekend WordPress Project, I’ll show you how to set your own default theme.

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5 WordPress Restaurant Menu Plugins to Whet Your Appetite

Restaurants have been around since at least the time of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, when they were called thermopolia — or literally “a place where (something) hot is sold.”

And you can be sure that even from the earliest days, the question, “What’s on the menu?” was primary in most customers’ minds.

If you’re building a restaurant website, no doubt you’re going to have to answer that age old question.

One of these five plugins below should help you do that. We go over each in detail and take a look at their pros and cons.


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7 Plugins For Easier WordPress Multisite User Management

Getting your head around how user accounts work on WordPress multisite can be a little difficult not least because at times it seems to be counter-intuitive.

In this article, I’ll walk-through how a default installation of multisite handles users across a network and look at a number of plugins that will make managing users easier and more logical for you, your site owners and the users themselves.

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5 WordPress “Tweet This” Plugins Worth Tweeting About

“A book that furnishes no quotations is no book – it is a plaything,” said English novelist Thomas Love Peacock.

Of course it’s not fair to always hold blog posts to such a standard. But if you can come up with something quote-worthy, then you make it easier for your visitors to spread your message on Twitter (where pithy quotations shine).

In this post, we’re going to be looking at some plugins that help you do just that — spread your quotations on Twitter.


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Best 5 WordPress Forum Plugins And Themes

You might for think that bbPress is the only option when it comes to creating a WordPress-based forum.

But as impressive as bbPress is – and it is impressive – there are alternatives WordPress forum solutions that, depending on your circumstances and requirements, might actually be a better option.

It’s a matter of picking the right solution for your situation.

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8 WordPress Themes And Plugins For Creating A Review Site

Are you interested in starting or sprucing up a review site?

Perhaps it’s for pleasure – you’re the kind of a person who feels that urge to share your opinion on you favorite restaurant, movie or game – or maybe it’s for profit but whatever your motivation, building a review site with WordPress is within the reach of even the most novice of WordPress users.

Here’s 8 WordPress themes and plugins to help you on your way to review stardom.

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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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