Way back in 2009 we wrote a blog about Wordpress hacks and plugins. Since then we have built up a catalogue of plugins we use to enhance Wordpress websites. We all know the usual plugins to improve SEO and backup databases. The plugins below are practical plugins which have allowed us to address clients needs and requests.
Google Calendar Events
Google Calendar Events allows you to pull through events from your Google Calendar through onto your website. You can request how many events and how much information to show (ie date, event title, time, finish).
This plugin gives you the option to add and update tables from the Wordpress admin area and embed them onto a page or post of your choice.
Easing slider allows the user to add images to their header using a simple upload function (no code knowledge required). You can style the slider transition and upload and delete images at will.
flickrRSS pulls images through from a flickr photostream, it manages the RSS and leaves you to style the images as desired.
Really Simple Facebook and Twitter Share Buttons
This plugin gives you ‘Like’ and ‘Tweet’ buttons at the bottom of each page allowing users to push your page onto Facebook or Twitter.
Google XML Sitemaps
The plugin creates an XML sitemap which enables search engines to better index blogs.
Twitter Tools pulls through your current Tweets onto the website. You can pull through as many Tweets as required and link back to your Twitter page.
Page Links to
This plugin gives you the option of creating a Wordpress page, which links directly to another page or url. A simple but very useful plugin!
WP Polls allows Wordpress site administrators to set up and manage their own surveys or polls. The plugin has many customisable options allowing multiple selections of answers and users to submit their selection only once.
Are there any plugins you use regularly which we have not encountered yet?
Posted by Lu