Many bloggers are using WordPress and with good reason. It is the most popular blogging software in use today and one of the biggest reasons is the ability to add functionality through the use of plugins. Plugins can turn your run-of-the-mill blog into a high powered online tool capable...
One of the most popular features of WordPress is plugins. WordPress plugins allow users and developers to extend the functionality of WordPress beyond its core features. WordPress has over 26,000 plugins. These plugins provide custom functions and features enabling users to tailor their sites to their specific needs. It has...
For anyone who doesn’t login that often to their admin panel but wants to keep getting informed of any WordPress, theme or plugins updates available, can now receive email alerts with the “Update Notifier” plugin. This plugin will do exactly what it says by checking daily if any new version...
A few days ago at the WordCamp event in  New York, Ted Mann from InJersey.com shared some awesome plugins tips to help you create a Hyperlocal website with BuddyPress. I have listed below the plugins that he suggested, plus some extra ones that I have found quite useful. What is a Hyperlocal...
Cute Profiles plugin lets you display all of your social profiles links in one location on the right or left of your blog screen, thus saving you some  space on your sidebar. What I like about it is you do not need javascript to load it- just CSS. Under the...
For anyone who is looking for an easy option to publish high definition video on your WordPress blog without depending on others like self-hosted video services (like YouTube) look at VideoPress. Owned by Automattic it offers awesome video service. Unfortunately, it is not free but for only $60 a...
The creators of WordPress Automattic (who already own Akismet, Intense Debate, Crowdsignal Polls, Gravatar, VideoPress, P2 Theme) have just added another name to their group. “After the Deadline” is a spell checker plugin that provides spell checking, style checking and grammar checking. The financial terms of the acquisition were...
I’m all the time looking ways to improve blogs performance. Today I came accross this great plugin called “Use Google Libraries“. It will improve your blog speed performance and save you some bandwidth on your server by instead of pulling your jQuery files from your WordPress install you will use...
A new Plugin from Joost de Valk just came out named “RSS Shortcode“. This plugin lets you embed your RSS feed in your post or pages with a short line of code like this: Just change the variable to fit your needs: feed: add your blog feed (required) num: the...
“Blog Icons” is one of my favorite plugins created by Joost de Valk. This is a very simple plugin to use.  It lets you easily add a favicon to your blog URL. Once you have installed the plugin go under Setting => Blog Icons and upload your favicon throught the...

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