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October 4th in Free Plug-ins, Plugin Lists, Social Media by .

Twitter

Twitter is one of the most popular social networks around. Millions of people are active on the site and contributing to it every day. Twitter can potentially drive a ton of traffic to your website. You need a real strategy to succeed. The good news is integrating Twitter into WordPress is easy as there are many quality Twitter plugins and scripts available for WordPress.

Here are 50 rad Twitter plugins that make your WordPress site Twitter friendly:

  1. Nextend Twitter Connect: adds Twitter login functionality to WordPress.
  2. Slick Social Share Buttons: adds social media buttons to your website. Multiple types are available.
  3. Tweetable: displays your latest tweets in your sidebar and tweets your new posts.
  4. PunchTab: adds gamification to your website, allowing you to reward visitors for tweets and other actions.
  5. Twitter Feed Pro: adds feed, favorite feed, search or hashtag to your website. [click to continue…]

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October 19th in Free Plug-ins by .

Have you ever wanted to start your very own professional news portal? Maybe you are just tired of going solo and want to expand your portal by getting your community members involved. Assignment Desk is just the tool for that. It’s a powerful editorial tool for news sites that enables portal owners, community members, and news contributors to better communicate with one another. Assignment Desk can be used to gather ideas and assign stories to contributors.

Assignment Desk has plenty of options you can optimize to take your news website to the next level. The default assignment status is new. You do have the option to define new workflow statuses. Portal owners can use this system to easily assign stories to their writers. If you need to have multiple authors on your website, Co-Authors Plus plugin is a must-have. [click to continue…]

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October 15th in Free Plug-ins by .

Let’s face it. Most top websites rely on advertising revenue to stay afloat. Selling or hosting banner ads on sites may not be the only way to make money online, but it can act as a supplementary income for your business. Rotating ads on your website is one of the best ways to get the most out of banner ads on your site. AdRotate is a powerful plugin for WordPress that lets you manage ads like a pro on your website.

AdRotate puts you in control of what ads show up on your website and where. You can start selling ads based on clicks or for a specific period of time. Of course, to get the most money out of the ads on your site, you need to track their performance. AdRotate covers that as well. Adding new ads to this plugin could not be any easier. You have the option to define how long each banner ad will run on your website. Want to sell based on a number of clicks or impressions? Just define what you have in mind and the rest is taken care of by this plugin. [click to continue…]

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October 7th in Free Plug-ins by .

Do you remember your family members beyond your grand parents? A lot of people don’t. Creating a family tree on your website is not only a very rewarding experience, it can help your other family members find out about their relatives too. There are premium services such as Ancestry.com that can help you find out more about your family members of the past. Not interested? WP Family Tree is a free WordPress plugin that lets you create your own family tree on your WordPress website.

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July 16th in Free Plug-ins by .

Not all contact plugins are created the same. Those of you who have used simple contact plugins in the past have probably had to deal with spammers and web bots before. Picking up a plugin with anti-spam features can help you keep your e-mail account free of spam messages and avoid missing those legitimate e-mails again. That’s what Fast Secure Contact Form offers. It not only takes advantage of CAPTCHA to keep automated e-mail senders at bay, it supports Akismet for further spam protection.

Every website needs a “contact me” page. You do want to make sure your contact page is used by legitimate visitors and not webbots. Fast Secure Contact Form makes it so easy to add secure contact forms to your WordPress website. It has a ton of options that one can customize to get the most out of it. It allows you to have multiple forms to differentiate between leads coming from different pages. All you have to do to add your forms to your website is include the following line on posts or pages:

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June 30th in Free Plug-ins by .

QR codes are great tools for businesses and professionals to use to share information with mobile users. A QR code includes black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. Smartphone users can take pictures of these codes to get the information businesses intend them to easily. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could add a QR code to each and every post on your blog, making it easier for people to access your posts or information on their mobile phones? That’s what Super Cool QRCode does.

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May 16th in Free Plug-ins by .

Creating a table of contents for your WordPress website can not only help the search engines find your pages and post more easily, it can also make life easier for your visitors as well. If you have just a couple of blog posts, you probably can do the job without needing a script. But that is not the most efficient way to do it for large sites. Table of Contents Creator lets you add a dynamic table of  contents to your WordPress blog. Not only it can save you time organizing your existing blog posts, it also keeps track of the new ones.

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