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.

Embed Tweets and YouTube Videos: Coming Soon to WordPress

It will soon be easier than ever to quickly embed tweets and videos directly into your self-hosted WordPress posts – but only if you use Jetpack.

The Media Explorer for WordPress.com accounts has been updated to allow users to add trending content from Twitter and YouTube to their posts, all from within the post editor.

The Insert Tweet window allows you to search for tweets by keyword or hashtag, by tweets to or form a specific users and by geographic location, and add one or more tweets to your post.

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Measure the Success of Your WordPress Site With Pinterest Analytics

Pinterest is more than just a social network for brides-to-be, cat lovers and housewives looking for home decorating tips.

With more than 70 million users and 2.5 billion page views each month, the pinboard-style image-sharing site is filled with users actively searching for photos of popular products to share with their followers.

And with 80 per cent of pins repinned on Pinterest, the site offers an ideal opportunity to drive traffic to your WordPress site.

But how do you leverage content-hungry users on Pinterest to market your website effectively? By measuring your Pinterest marketing efforts using analytics and Pinfluence.

WPMU Dev Pinterest

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How to Show All Your Authors on One WordPress Page

The other day we went over some plugins for upgrading your author bio boxes. Today we’ve got a few plugins that will let you show all your authors (or only some) together on an Authors’ Page. If you add a new author to your site, no sweat – these plugin will automatically add them to your Authors’ Page.

Author Avatars List
The Author Avatars List plug works by inserting shortcodes or by using a widget in a sidebar.  Here are a few things you can do with the plugin.

Show users by groups
Control size of avatars
Show users names and bios (or not)

(Top – L to R) Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Hemingway(Bottom – L to R) Jane Austen, Leo Tolstoy, William Shakespeare (bottom), Emily Dickinson (top), James Joyce
    (Top – L to R) Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Hemingway
    (Bottom – L to R) Jane Austen, Leo Tolstoy, William Shakespeare (bottom), Emily Dickinson (top), James Joyce

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How to Remove WordPress Inactive Widgets in a Flash

The Inactive Widgets section in WordPress is a handy little tool. If you haven’t noticed it before, it sits below the normal widgets section. Instead of deleting a widget you’ve used before, you can drag it to the Inactive Widgets area, and it will keep all the settings. If you decide you want to use it again one day, simply drag it back into one of your widget areas, and it will be all set to go as it was before.

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Make WordPress Users Happy With Simple Documentation in the Dashboard

Try to remember back to the first time you used WordPress. Beginners look at all of these menu items and can become easily overwhelmed. Many newbies just give up, despite having the desire to create and publish content. If you’re a developer who has set up many WordPress sites for others, only to find that they never bother to manage it or publish any content, then you may want to look at some new ways to help your client feel at home in the dashboard.

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Monetize Your WordPress Website in Five Minutes With Membership

Most sites you stumble across these days have some form of membership, whether it be a news site like The New York Times, an online community such as reddit or social networking sites Facebook or Twitter.

In fact, all of the world’s top 25 websites have a community of members. It’s big business and the easiest way to monetize your content and make your website profitable. After all, no one wants to give away their stuff for free.

WPMU DEV Membership plugin

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The Ultimate Video Guide to using the Ultimate Facebook plugin

Integrating your website – and your visitors – with Facebook makes sense. After all, it is the world’s most popular social network.

But have you tried integrating Facebook with your site? Tired of having to install a gazillion different plugins just to get basic functionality?

WPMU DEV’s Ultimate Facebook plugin is the ultimate go-to plugin for integrating everything from Like buttons and photo albums to activity feeds and public comments on your site.

WPMU Dev Ultimate Facebook plugin

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9 Top Free WordPress Author Bio Box Plugins

For some sites, drawing attention to the author or authors on your site may be a key piece of your overall strategy. Perhaps you’re trying to establish a more personal tone. Perhaps you’re trying to build a reputation. Perhaps you’re trying to attract quality contributors. These are but a few potential reasons why you might want to make sure your readers connect the content with the person writing it.

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