WordPress Plugin Releases for sep 01

New plugins

Facebook Like for Tags converts a standard Facebook Like button from a one-time sharing feature to a one-on-one relationship for ongoing updates and sharing based on tags (keywords) or categories defined by you, the blogger/author.

LBAK Google Checkout is aimed mainly at small projects that just want to sell a few things on their blog through Google Checkout and don’t want too much else apart from ease of use.

Pingdom Status lets you display your Pingdom monitoring data on your WordPress site, essentially creating a status page for whatever it is you are monitoring.

WP Tweetbox adds a highly customizable Tweetbox at the end of blog posts and pages.

Updated plugins

Relevanssi replaces the basic WordPress search with a partial-match search that sorts the results based on relevance.

WP-reCAPTCHA integrates reCAPTCHA anti-spam methods with WordPress including comment, registration, and email spam protection.

WP-SimpleViewer allows you to easily create SimpleViewer galleries with WordPress.

WP-Stats-Dashboard displays your blog’s stats graph plus your blog traffic, social engagement and social influence directly in your dashboard.

wordpress 3.0 plugins

WordPress 3.0 is really a revolutionary upgrade compared to WordPress 2.0. With integrated multi-users, custom post types, custom background images, custom taxonomies, the new menu system and custom header images it is now both a blogging powerhouse and enterprise capable CMS out of the box. Despite the official release only being a week or two ago there are already some powerful plugins that will help you take advantage of the new features.

While you are upgrading to WordPress 3.0 don’t hesitate to install these plugins as well.

Custom Post Type UI

One of the powerful new features to WordPress is the ability to create custom post types. This has long been a lacking feature in WordPress. The custom post types allows you to define custom “types” of content such as listings, locations, employee bios, etc…

The usage of custom post types is not exactly straight forward however. You have to be pretty comfortable working with your functions.php file and even then it is time consuming. Custom Post Type UI allows you to easily define and customize your post types through the WordPress administration panel using a GUI. Clearly an essential plugin for WordPress 3.0.

Download Custom Post Type UI Here

WP Post Type UI

Inspired by Custom Post Type this plug-in takes the same concept to the next level and gives you additional control and customization.

  • True WP user interface look and feel
  • Add/Edit/Delete dynamic “Post Types” and “Taxonomies”
  • Search “Post Types” from name and description
  • Search “Taxonomies” from name and “Post Type”
  • Matching labels when creating records
  • Shows post and active taxonomy count
  • Advanced “Post Types” and “Taxonomies” options

Download WP Post Type UI Here

GD Taxonomies Tools

The ability to define custom tags and taxonomies opens up endless possibilities for WordPress. We can now use WordPress to develop custom taxonomies like colors, sizes, locations, etc… Again, list custom post types it can be a bit complicated to figure out and work with. This plugin adds many tools including custom post types and taxonomies management and widget for taxonomies terms cloud.

Download GD Taxonomies Tools Here

WP Multi Networks

While WordPress Multi User has been around for awhile the new WordPress 3.0 has merged the two versions of the site and allow the easy development of networks of sites. This plugin is able to turn your multi-site installation of WordPress into many multi-site networks, all surrounding one central user base.

WP Multi Network allows cape wearing super admins to create new network collections of sites, allowing for infinitely extensible site, network, and domain arrangements.

Download WP Multi Networks Here

WP Title 2

Once you take advantage of WordPress custom post types and the menu management tool you are very likely to run into a situation in which you want the title of the page and the title used in the menu would be different. Some content management systems already take advantage of this and now with this plug-in WordPress does too.

WP Title 2 lets you easily define a different menu label than your page title. This makes the site easier to administer and can improve usability of the site as well.

Download WP Title 2 Here

Post Type Switcher

Have an existing post that you want to change to a different custom post type? Rather than deleting and recreating simply use this plugin that gives you the capability to switch between posts, pages and custom post types.

Download Post Type Switcher Here

Multi Post Thumbnails

While post thumbnails were introduced earlier this is still a great plugin. If you have ever wanted the ability to have more than one post thumbnail than this plugin is for you.

Download Multi Post Thumbnails Here

Easy WordPress Navigation Plugins

  • Related Entries – Returns a list of the related entries based on active/passive keyword matches. Increase pageviews by providing targeted related content.
  • Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) – gives you a list of posts and/or pages related to the current entry.
  • WP-PageNavi – Adds a more advanced page navigation to WordPress, which is very useful for navigation on index and category pages.
  • Evermore – Abbreviate all posts when viewed on multiple post pages. Helpful to create expandable posts summaries in WordPress. Combine with Less that changes the (more�) link so it displays the entire post, not just the part after the “more”.
  • Random Redirect – Allows you to create a link to a random post on your blog. Lets readers browse in a StumbleUpon-like fashion.
  • WP-Cumulus – displays your tags and/or categories in 3D by placing them on a rotating sphere
  • Lightbox JS Plugin – used to overlay images on the current page into neat Javascript-powered overlay popups.
  • Homepage Excerpts – Gives flexibility to use both full posts and excerpts on the homepage.
  • WordPress Mobile Edition – shows an interface designed for a mobile device when visitors come to your site on a mobile device.
  • Popularity Contest – keeps a count of your post, category and archive views, comments, trackbacks, etc. and uses them to determine which of your posts are most popular.
  • Extended Live Archive – implements a dynamic, AJAXified way of digging into the archives of a blog.
  • Landing Sites – When visitors is referred to your site from a search engine, it shows them related posts to their search on your blog.
  • Clean Archives – designed to display your archive listings in a clean and uniform fashion. It lists the Month / Year, the day of the month the article was published, the title of the article, and the number of comments that have been made on each article.
  • Custom Query String – set the number of posts (custom queries) for every single page on your website like categories, archives, or search results pages.
  • KB Advanced RSS Widget – a wordpress widget that gives you complete control over how RSS feeds are parsed for your sidebar.
  • Permalinks Migration Plugin – safely change your permalink structure without breaking the old links to your website or affecting your search engine rankings.

Enhance WordPress RSS Feeds

  • FD Feedburner – Redirects the main feed and optionally the comments feed to Feedburner.com
  • Simple Feed Copyright – adds a simple copyright notice to full text wordpress feeds.
  • Add Related Posts to Your Feed – adds a list of Related Posts to your full text feed. Requires either UTW or Related Posts plugin installed and activated.
  • RSS Signature – allow the addition of a custom tagline, signature or copyright message to the wordpress generated rss feeds.

WordPress Admin Management Tools

  • PodPress – adds lots of features designed to make WordPress the ideal platform for hosting a podcast.
  • TinyMCE Advanced – adds 16 plugins to TinyMCE, the WordPress wysiwyg editor. Adds over 40 new buttons to the toolbar, which is now two rows plus one hidden row.
  • Exec-PHP – allows php tags inside the content or excerpt of your posts and pages to be executed just as in usual PHP files.
  • Photo Dropper – lets you add free photos (Flickr / Creative Commons) to your blog posts without leaving WordPress.
  • WordPress.com Stats – Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks. Requires a WordPress.com API key.
  • Admin Drop Down Menu – eliminates the need for this double clicking on the Admin screens by allowing you to see the second level menu just by placing your mouse over a main menu.
  • Maintenance Mode Plugin – Adds a splash page to your blog that lets visitors know your blog is down for maintenance. Logged in administrators get full access to the blog including the front-end.
  • Theme Test Drive – allows you to safely test drive any theme on your blog as an administrator, while visitors continue to see the default one.

WordPress Database tools

  • WordPress Database Backup – On-demand backup of your WordPress database. Back up your blog today.
  • WP-Supercache – A modification of WP-Cache that produces static html files.
  • DB-cache – another caching plugin which claims your site will work much faster and will use less disk space for cached files.
  • WP-DBManager – Lets you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries.

Plugins to Expert WordPress SEO

  • Google XML Sitemaps Generator – creates a sitemap of all articles on your WordPress blog. Helps Google and other search engines index every article you write.
  • Permalink Redirect – replies a 301 permanent redirect, if requested URI is different from entry�s (or archive�s) permalink. It is used to ensure that there is only one URL associated with each blog entry.
  • All in One SEO Pack – Optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
  • Head META Description – Insert HTML META description tags using post excerpts.
  • Enforce www. Preference – will help preserve your permalinks by enforcing your no-www or yes-www preference and will strip off index.php from the ends of URIs.
  • Broken Link Checker – monitors and notifies you for broken links on your blog.
  • Quick META Keywords – will automatically add META Keywords tags to every single post based on categories under which the article is categorized.