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.

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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

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.

Cincopa Videos and Photo Galleries for wordpress

When it comes to displaying images, Cincopa does it all, creating polished image galleries and slideshows, not to mention videos, playlists and podcasts. It gives you access to 44 different skins to be sure that all Cincopa blogs retain a degree of individuality.

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FlippingBook wordpress Gallery Plugin

Use FlippingBook to add an extra element of interactivity to your blog and fully engage your visitors. Rather than displaying images in the standard way (a la NextGEN), FlippingBook displays them in Flash books, which can be flipped through with ease and great enjoyment. You can create these “books” in the administrator panel.

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Most Viewed post by category, tags and archives in wordpress

Using WP-PostViews plugin we can display most viewed post by category, tags and archives. It’s more useful to know the best one of that particular category, tags and archives. I am using this concept in my project (higginbothamsstore.com) to display most viewed books by category vice.

Code:

<div id=”sidebar”>

<?php if(is_category() || is_single()){?>

<h3 id=”widgettitle”>Most viewed Books in <?php single_cat_title(); ?> </h3>

<div id=”mainright” style=”width:99%;”>

<?php if (function_exists(‘get_least_viewed_category’)): ?>

<ul>

<?php get_least_viewed_category($cat_ID,’post’,5); ?>

</ul>

<?php endif; ?>

</div>

<?php }?>

</div>

WP-PostViews 1.50 For WordPress 2.8.x

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More Instructions

General Usage
  1. Open wp-content/themes/<YOUR THEME NAME>/index.phpYou may place it in archive.php, single.php, post.php or page.php also.
  2. Find:

    <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

  3. Add Anywhere Below It:

    <?php if(function_exists(‘the_views’)) { the_views(); } ?>

  4. Go to ‘WP-Admin -> Settings -> PostViews’ to configure the plugin.
View Stats (With Widgets)
  1. Go to ‘WP-Admin -> Appearance -> Widgets
  2. The widget name is Views.
View Stats (Outside WP Loop)
  • To Display Least Viewed Posts
  • Use:

    <?php if (function_exists(‘get_least_viewed’)): ?>
    <ul>
    <?php get_least_viewed(); ?>
    </ul>
    <?php endif; ?>

    The first value you pass in is what you want to get, ‘post’, ‘page’ or ‘both’.
    The second value you pass in is the maximum number of post you want to get.

    Default: get_least_viewed(‘both’, 10);

  • To Display Most Viewed Posts
  • Use:

    <?php if (function_exists(‘get_most_viewed’)): ?>
    <ul>
    <?php get_most_viewed(); ?>
    </ul>
    <?php endif; ?>

    The first value you pass in is what you want to get, ‘post’, ‘page’ or ‘both’.
    The second value you pass in is the maximum number of post you want to get.

    Default: get_most_viewed(‘both’, 10);

  • To Display Least Viewed Posts By Tag
  • Use:

    <?php if (function_exists(‘get_least_viewed_tag’)): ?>
    <ul>
    <?php get_least_viewed_tag(); ?>
    </ul>
    <?php endif; ?>

    The first value you pass in is the tag id.
    The second value you pass in is what you want to get, ‘post’, ‘page’ or ‘both’.
    The third value you pass in is the maximum number of post you want to get.

    Default: get_least_viewed_tag(1, ‘both’, 10);

  • To Display Most Viewed Posts By Tag
  • Use:

    <?php if (function_exists(‘get_most_viewed_tag’)): ?>
    <ul>
    <?php get_most_viewed_tag(); ?>
    </ul>
    <?php endif; ?>

    The first value you pass in is the tag id.
    The second value you pass in is what you want to get, ‘post’, ‘page’ or ‘both’.
    The third value you pass in is the maximum number of post you want to get.

    Default: get_most_viewed_tag(1, ‘both’, 10);

  • To Display Least Viewed Posts For A Category
  • Use:

    <?php if (function_exists(‘get_least_viewed_category’)): ?>
    <ul>
    <?php get_least_viewed_category(); ?>
    </ul>
    <?php endif; ?>

    The first value you pass in is the category id.
    The second value you pass in is what you want to get, ‘post’, ‘page’ or ‘both’.
    The third value you pass in is the maximum number of post you want to get.

    Default: get_least_viewed_category(1, ‘both’, 10);

  • To Display Most Viewed Posts For A Category
  • Use:

    <?php if (function_exists(‘get_most_viewed_category’)): ?>
    <ul>
    <?php get_most_viewed_category(); ?>
    </ul>
    <?php endif; ?>

    The first value you pass in is the category id.
    The second value you pass in is what you want to get, ‘post’, ‘page’ or ‘both’.
    The third value you pass in is the maximum number of post you want to get.

    Default: get_most_viewed_category(1, ‘both’, 10);

  • To Sort Most/Least Viewed Posts
  • You can use:

    <?php query_posts(‘v_sortby=views&v_orderby=desc’) ?>

    Or pass in the variables to the URL:

    http://yoursite.com/?v_sortby=views&v_orderby=desc

    You can replace desc with asc if you want the least viewed posts.