We take a closer look at the best contact form plugins available to WordPress users. Free and premium solutions are included in our extensive list.
Tables are a pretty common content component but are unsupported out-of-the-box by the WordPress Visual Editor.
Not surprisingly then, there are a number of plugins that solve the table problem from those that make the TinyMCE table buttons live again, to Admin interface visual table builders and pure shortcode plays.
But which is best for you? Which WordPress table plugin will help you turn the tables, into works of art?
H5P is not your average WordPress content plugin: it is a genuinely innovative way to create, embed and share rich HTML5 content via your WordPress site.
Although it’s perhaps aimed more at educational content, there are content types such as image hotspots, presentations and timelines that will be of interest to any WordPress site owner.
So take a peek at what could be the future of rich HTML5 content.
What Is Rich Content?
Your user registration and login pages are the gateway to your site, and certainly two areas where you want to impress.
From making user registration an easier and smoother process to ensuring your branding reaches all aspects of your site, there is a plethora of plugins available to help you improve user experience.
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.
In today’s Weekend WordPress Project we’ll look at five free options for adding shortcodes to your site.
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.
Download Reader and let us know in the comments below what you think about the plugin’s stunning features.
Reader: A Beautiful Reading Experience
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.
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.
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.
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.
In version 3.6, WordPress added Semantic Markup as a theme feature. This allowed any theme to generate updated markup when calling functions such as wp_list_comments, comment_form and get_search_form.
Version 3.9 added two more options to Semantic Markup, gallery and caption, which updates the generated HTML for images and galleries.