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 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.

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Woo With MarketPress 2.9: Attract and Keep Loyal Customers With Universal Analytics

We’re stepping up the game with the latest version of MarketPress, giving you an even more comprehensive WordPress eCommerce platform in one tidy and beautifully coded box.

MarketPress sets the standard for WordPress eCommerce solutions, providing an elegant shopping experience that supports all major payment gateways and allows you to easily manage distribution and shopping costs with custom shipping options.

Why spend thousands of dollars on cowboy-coded extensions and add-ons? There’s no need to purchase extra add-ons or special licenses when MarketPress brings together the power of dozens of different plugins in one solid standalone product.

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Beautify Your WordPress Admin Area Using These Free Plugins

When WordPress 3.8 was released last December, the old grey admin interface was tossed out in favor of a fresh, flat and dark design.

While the new design offered a much-needed and overdue update, the eight admin area color schemes aren’t for everyone.

Luckily, the WordPress community has come up with a bunch of solution. For today’s Weekend WordPress Project, I’ve put together a colorful – and sometimes not so colorful! – collection of admin plugins to beautify your WordPress admin area.

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The 7 Best Popular Post Plugins for WordPress on the Market

Who isn’t interested in knowing what’s popular? It seems we have some built-in psychological need to know what others like.

And so that’s why “popular posts” plugins can be such a smart way to attract visitors to check out more of your content.

Below we go over the seven top free “most popular posts” plugins for WordPress. Be sure to read on for our ratings and comparisons.

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Bring The Power of Google Analytics Into Your WordPress Dashboard

WPMU DEV’s Google Analytics + plugin has had a massive update that puts all the important statistics at your WordPress fingertips by adding beautiful charts and graphs to your dashboard and the post edit screen.

Perfect for single sites, it’s even better for multisite network owners with tracking of sub-domains and mapped domains, the ability to view data for your entire network as well as individual sites and full compatibility with our Pro Sites plugin, enabling statistics to be a premium feature.

You can even check out analytics stats on individual posts, right there on a per post basis inside WordPress.

Google Analytics + combines your favourite analytics tool with your favourite open-source cms

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Showing the Number of Views of a WordPress Post on the Front End

There are all sorts of web statistics plugins and services that will tell you how many views a certain post received. And they certainly have their place. However, sometimes you may just want that information conveniently placed on the front of the post itself.

And so in this post we’re going to go over how you can get that, and also how you can hide that view count from certain viewers while showing it to others if you like.

WP PostViews Plugin
The first thing you will want to do is to pick up the WP PostViews plugin.

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10 Facebook Plugins You Need Before It Dies Off

You’ve no doubt heard about the claims Facebook has spread like an “infectious disease” across the planet and over the next three years will lose a staggering 80 per cent of its users.

We all watched as Myspace crashed and burned (despite Justin Timberlake’s best attempts to revive it) so this news comes as no surprise.

So before users begin abandoning Facebook (and their parent’s embarrassing comments on posts) in droves, let’s make the most of it! This collection of 10 free and premium Facebook plugins for WordPress includes all you need (and then some!) to fully integrate Facebook into your site, from adding a simple Like box to adding advanced functionality with Open Graph.

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How to Link an Email Address in WordPress

Of course lots of people like to use contact forms on their site. But there may be situations where you’d want to provide a linked email address too, either showing the actual email address (like [email protected]) or some text of your choosing (like contact me).

Doing either is pretty easy. You just need to know the simple code.

Creating Email Links
Creating email links is basically just like making a regular link, but instead of putting http://  in front, you would use mailto:

For example, instead of linking [email protected], you would link mailto:[email protected]

The complete HTML for the above would be the following …

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