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February 10th in Premium Plug-ins by .

Not all WordPress plugins are created equal. On the one hand, there are basic plugins that every WordPress webmaster needs to install (SEO, security, and social media). On the other hand, you have plugins that can help you take your website to the next level and get more out of it. These 5 plugins belong in the latter group:

WP-Answer: a wonderful plugin that turns your website into a Q&A website. It can even grab questions from Yahoo! Answers and fill your website until you start getting some decent traffic.

Autoblogged: we are not big advocates of auto-blogging, but there are certain situations in which you want to automate certain things on your portal. Autoblogged lets you do just that.

Scribe SEO: lets you optimize your content for the search engines and discover new ways to get more out of each and every post (as far as SEO is concerned).

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October 29th in Premium Plug-ins by .

Those of you who happen to be a part of an organization/band/entity that throws events from time to time have probably looked for event management solutions for your website in the past. If you happen to be using WordPress to run your website, you don’t have to look further than Events Calendar Pro. It’s a powerful premium plugin that is designed specifically for bands, non-profit organizations, and businesses to let them manage their events right on their blogs.

Events Calendar Pro makes it easy to share your upcoming events with the world in your blog posts. Adding and modifying your events could not be any easier (from your post page). As you can see in the above screen-shot, the plugin comes integrated with Google Maps, so you can display your posts in the most sophisticated way possible on your website. Your visitors can easily find their way to specific event details on your website. They can always use your calendar view to get a sense of what you have in store for them.

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August 9th in Premium Plug-ins by .

The iPad is one of the most popular gadgets around, and it is going to stick around for some time to come. Millions of people will be using these tablets to surf the Internet and do all kinds of things when they are on the move. You may not get a lot of traffic to your website from iPads these days, but that’s not going to be the case forever. Unfortunately, not all themes and sites are compatible with iPad. The last thing you want is people getting to your site on these tablets and abandoning it right away. That’s where PadPressed comes into play. It’s a cool little plugin that makes your WordPress site look like a native iPad app.

PadPressed is more than just a simple plugin. It has everything you need to offer your iPad visitors the best experience possible. For starters, it lets you pick and choose your featured stories on iPad. It also has a built-in social sharing feature that gives your visitors an easy way to share your stories with their friends and followers.

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June 27th in Premium Plug-ins by .

There are plenty of free form plugins that let you do all kinds of things on WordPress. Whether you are interested in creating a contact or squeeze page, there is a WordPress plugin out there for you. Gravity Forms is not your average plugin. First, it’s a premium plugin, so it’s designed for those who want to display complex forms on WordPress. It supports all kinds of elements (almost anything you can think of) on your forms and gives you an easy way to enhance your posts.

Gravity Forms enables you to add drop-downs, check-boxes, multiple-choice, and text elements to your fields. It also supports address, time, and even file upload elements. It really depends on what you want to do with your form. This plugin supports conditional forms. Dynamic field population is supported as well.

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October 21st in Premium Plug-ins by .

A lot of new bloggers have asked me in the past about how they can automate some parts of blogging so they could get more done each and everyday. Some even automate the whole process. I am personally not a big fan of automating my blogging process, but there is a right way and a wrong way to automate your blogs. For instance, you can create a post out of your tweets (RSS) and publish it on your blog. You can always create a post by hand, but since we are talking your tweets, automating the process would save you time. Whatever the case, WordPress AutoPost Plugin is the only plugin you need to get it done. [click to continue…]

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September 18th in Plugins For SEO, Premium Plug-ins by .

As someone who has been around SEO and WordPress for a while, I can tell you that there are a whole lot of WordPress webmasters that have no idea what it takes to optimize their pages for the search engines. Some don’t even know how to start the optimization process. Now I am not suggesting that getting ranked for those general, highly competitive terms are easy, but if you don’t know what SEO is and have no idea how to track your search engine rankings, you have got work to do. That’s where SEO Booster Pro comes in. SEO Booster is a very easy to use SEO plugin for WordPress that is designed to help you figure out what you are doing right SEO-wise, and how you can increase your presence on the SERPs.

SEO Booster is designed to help webmasters from all walks of life to track their progress on search engines and find areas that they need to improve their sites upon to increase their presence on the SERPs. Here is what I love about SEO Booster. Once you install the plugin, it’s going to go to work for you, collecting all the incoming keywords and the landing page associated with them. It even tells you your ranking on the SERPs so you know how much you need to improve. You can always write posts day in and day out and hope for the best, or you can approach SEO scientifically, track your results, and improve areas that may give you a better chance of getting ranked higher on Google and other engines.

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July 27th in Free Plug-ins, Premium Plug-ins by .

From collectibles to cars, buy and sell all kinds of items on eBay

Many bloggers use eBay to monetize their blog and pay for their hosting fees and even make a living online (if they are lucky). eBay affiliate program is one of the most innovative ones out there. It comes with a lot of widgets, banners, and link building tools to give you the opportunity to promote eBay products without having to do too much. You can always grab the code from eBay and slap it on your website. But you can’t do everything with what eBay offers you. There are certainly things that eBay could’ve done better. That’s where the following eBay plugins come in. Whether you want to integrate auctions into your blog or build an eBay store on your blog, you can easily do it with these 6 WordPress eBay plugins:

  • eBay Auto Poster: if you are looking for a quick way to post eBay listings to your blog without doing a whole lot of work, eBay Auto Poster is the one to try. It automates the process. I wouldn’t recommend it to regular bloggers. It’s really made for affiliate marketers. It’s also compatible with WP Robot.
  • eBay Store: a cool plugin that imports your products from your ebay store and allows you to sell products through your WordPress website/blog.
  • Auction Affiliate: another plugin made for affiliate marketers that is designed to let you add eBay auctions to your blog. You can easily define what products you want to add to your blog. You can customize the look and feel as well.
  • WordBay: WordBay is a simple but effective way to create a WordPress-powered site featuring eBay listings based on any keywords you choose. It’s really made for folks who want to focus solely on building eBay-based WordPress websites.
  • eBay Sales Lister: a very simple plugin that makes it easy to add eBay listings to your sidebar or inside your blog. Now, this is nothing too complicated, but the fact that you don’t have to do much work to get this to work makes this attractive to WordPress bloggers.
  • Free eBay Store:  an easy to use and free eBay WordPress plugin that makes it so easy to add an eBay store to your blog. If you are a fan of eBay affiliate program, you are going to love Free eBay Store. All you have to do is enter your account information, provide a keyword, and tell it how many rows and columns your store’s going to have.

There you have it. 6 cool WordPress plugins to integrate eBay into your blog easily without having to write a line of code. If you are looking for a new channel to monetize your blog, the above plugins can come in handy. Don’t forget to check eBay Affiliate Program for more information.

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