List Of Best WordPress Plugins

Here is the list of best and free WordPress plugins with help of which you can totally manage and control your website.

 Custom sidebars

Custom Sidebars allows you to create all the widgetized areas you need, your own custom sidebars, configure them adding widgets, and replace the default sidebars on the posts or pages you want in just few clicks. You can also set new default sidebars for a group of posts or pages easily, keeping the chance of changing them individually.

Multiple Sidebar

A wonderful plugin to easily create many sidebars. These sidebars can then select in the creation of a post / page / custom post type / category / taxonomy. We give an order, and select several at once. You will see all active sidebars instead of seeing just one.

 Dynamic sidebar

Want your pages, posts and/or custom post types to have different sidebar? An awesome plugin that let you have a custom sidebar (widget area) for every page, post and/or custom post type.

 jQuery UI Widgets

Easily add jQuery UI widgets to any post, page, or sidebar! All standard pre-defined jQuery themes are supported, or you can upload your own custom theme built with the jQuery ThemeRoller. See the FAQ page for detailed instructions on uploading your own custom theme.

No need to mess about with cryptic shortcodes! Just enter clean, valid, HTML markup and the Plugin does the rest, adding all the necessary jQuery scripts and styles for you.

 WP UI – Tabs, Accordions, Sliders

This plugin started out as a snippet when i needed a way to shorten my posts and make them look more presentable. WP UI plugin for WordPress, right from its first release, is all about user experience and presentation. It takes care of all the not-needed background stuff and makes it ultimately easy to implement wp ui widgets – Tabs, accordions, spoilers, dialogs. Real power of this plugin lies in the handy functions and shortcodes that deal with posts and feeds.

 Google Custom Search

 Google Custom Search Engine is not limited to just your site. You can configure it through google to search multiple sites/domains. This is even more apparent when your site is quite large and you have many posts and/or pages. In addition, WordPress search functionality display results ordered by date and not by its relevance to the keywords.

 Site Page Tree

This plugin adds a widget that will display a hierarchical tree of all pages and subpages on your site. Drag it to be displayed in any widget area.

Each item in the tree is the title of a page or subpage on your site, which is a hyperlink that will navigate the browser to that page. A deep hierarchy of a large number of pages and subpages is thus reduced to a neatly organized and easily accessible menu. Pages at the same hierarchical level are displayed in alphabetical order.

 WordPress Page Tree

Page Tree gives you a much-needed overview of your pages in the admininstration panel using a common expand/collapse menu, which lets you navigate your page structure like a folder tree in Windows Explorer.

bbbNow you can quickly and easily find the page you want to edit using the expandable tree view, and also get an admin view site map of your complete site.  The page tree is displayed in the WordPress administration panel, under your regular “Pages” menu. See the screen shot for a better understanding of how it works.

If you want, you can use the sidebar widget to show the page tree on your site. Or you can use the pagetree shortcode to display the tree anywhere you want in your site. Finally, you can also use the pagetree_public() function to display the tree in using your templates.

Admin Menu Tree Page Viewc

This WordPress plugin adds all your pages to the admin menu, so all your pages will always be available within just one click, no matter where you are in the admin area. You can also add pages directly in the tree and you can quickly find your pages by using the search box.

 CMS Tree Page view

Adds a CMS-like tree overview of all your pages and custom posts to WordPress – much like the view often found in a page-focused CMS. Within this tree you can edit pages, view pages, add pages, search pages, and drag and drop pages to rearrange the order.

CMS Tree Page View is a good alternative to plugins such as pageMash, WordPress Page Tree and My Page Order.

  Hide Admin Bar

This is simple plugin. After active the plugin your admin bar will hide.

 Admin Bar Removal completely disable

Admin Bar Removal Completely Disable new Admin Bar Frontend and Backend that now appears on the Public Side and Admin Panel of WordPress 3.1+ and 3.2+ (only) based blogs, plus Remove Code for minimal memory load.

Admin Bar Removal deregister admin-bar style and script remove wp-admin-bar filter and all others related files .js and .css to load and run on WordPress. Admin Bar Removal hide personal options on user profile. Admin Bar Removal minimize load memory on WordPress. Admin Bar Removal is automatic unique plugin file to put on mu-plugin directory on your wordPress installation for automatic activation since setup! Admin Bar Removal disable globally Admin Bar at max user levl (10) on one single step only.

  WP Custom Admin Bar

WP Custom Admin Bar is a simple and easy to use plugin to help gain control of the new Admin Bar. This gives you options to change who sees the Admin Bar based on their user role, change or override the default styling or remove the Admin Bar altogether. It adds a menu to the Admin Bar which gives you the ability to disable it on a single page or sitewide for a single browser session.

  Broken Link Checker

This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.

 

  s2Member

 The s2Member® Framework (free) integrates with PayPal® Website Payments Standard (also free), and fully supports recurring billing. s2Member supports custom Pages for registration (including Custom Registration/Profile Fields), account access, and a lot more.

 WP Show IDs

Simple, yet elegant. Shows IDs for Posts, Pages, Media, Links, Categories, Tags, and Users in the admin tables for easy access. Very lightweight. Also supports Custom Post Types / Taxonomies.

  Reveal IDs

With WordPress 2.5 being released, the IDs on all admin pages have been removed as it is. Propably due to the fact that the common user dont need them. However, for advanced WordPress Users/ developers those IDs were quite interesting for some plugins or template tags.

What this plugin does is to reveal most removed entry IDs on admin pages, showing the entry IDs, as it was in versions prior to 2.5

  Print Friendly and PDF Button 

  The Print Friendly & PDF button saves paper and ink when printing or creating a PDF. It’s fast, easy, and looks great when printed. Add the button now, and your users will see the difference.

 NextGEN Gallery 

NextGEN Gallery is the most popular photo gallery plugin for WordPress.  It provides a powerful engine for uploading and managing galleries of images, with the ability to batch upload, import meta data, add/delete/rearrange/sort images, edit thumbnails, group galleries into albums, and more. It also provides two front-end display styles (slideshows and thumbnail galleries), both of which come with a wide array of options for controlling size, style, timing, transitions, controls, lightbox effects, and more.

  WP Export Users Plus

This “Plus” version allows those users who have installed the WP-Members plugin (the one by Chad Butler) to export additional fields for the address 1, city, state, zip, country and phone of users. This ‘WP Export Users Plus’ plugin has only been tested to allow these additional exported fields when used in combination with Butler’s WP-Members plugin. This means you must also have the WP-Members plugin installed and under it’s settings have the check boxes enabled for the additional fields mentioned above. Allows for custom csv user data output. It allows you to customize the Field Separators and Encapsulation .

 Dropdown Menu Widget

 

Dropdown Menu widget adds a beautiful, CSS only dropdown menu, listing pages, categories of your blog. You can also turn your wordpress navigation menu into a beatiful dropdown menu using this plugin. It allows you to chose vertical or horizontal layout. It supports multiple instances. You can select a theme for your widget from the Dropdown Menu Settings page or you can CREATE YOUR OWN THEME WITHIN SAME PLUGIN!! You can also customize your dropdown menu using CSS. If you want a custom dropdown theme you can request one.

 Testimonial Basics

Testimonial Basics facilitates easy management of customer testimonials. The user can set up an input form in a page or in a widget, and display all or selected testimonials in a page or a widget. The plug in is very easy to use and modify.

wp-conditional-captcha

Akismet is great at detecting spam, but if you get lots of it then you have to trawl through the spam queue in case there are any false positives. his plugin provides a CAPTCHA complement to Akismet:

  • If Akismet identifies a comment as spam, it will ask the commenter to complete a simple CAPTCHA.
  • If they fail, then the comment will be automatically discarded or trashed (and won’t clutter up your spam queue).

Digg Digg

With Digg Digg by Buffer, you have an all in one social sharing plugin for your blog. Display all social sharing buttons nicely on your blog and make it look amazing, just like Mashable.

 

Custom Post Types

Types makes it easy to customize the WordPress admin. The integration between custom post types, taxonomy and fields lets you do things that no other custom-fields plugin can do. You can create new post types in seconds and use the advanced settings to customize every aspect.

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50 Useful WordPress Widgets

WordPress Widgets are also known as “sidebar accessories”. First launched WordPress Widgets (WPW) in February 2006, and the response was great. Widgets are an easy way for you to arrange and rearrange your sidebar to your  content without touching a line of code. Many WordPress Plugins now come with a Widget version to allow easy addition to the sidebar. Below is a list of 50 most popular widgets for WordPress.

AddToAny: Share/Bookmark/Email Button

This plugin to help people share, bookmark, and email your posts and pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz, Digg, Delicious, and well over 100 more sharing and social bookmarking sites. New:Facebook Like Button and Twitter Tweet Button. This sharing plugin comes with AddToAny’s customizable Smart Menu, which places the services visitors use at the top of the menu, based on each visitor’s browsing and usage history.

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AddThis featuring Sharing Buttons / Facebook Like / Tweet Button

The AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget allows any visitor to bookmark and share your site easily with many popular services. Get more traffic back to your site by installing the AddThis WordPress plugin. With AddThis, your users can promote your content by sharing to 295 of the most popular social networking and bookmarking sites (like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon and MySpace). Our button is small, unobtrusive, quick to load and recognized all over the web.

 

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Featured Page Widget

Allows you to feature pages on your sidebar using an excerpt of the page and a text or image link to the page. This plugin includes the Spanish and French  translations.

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Featured Post Widget

With the Featured Post Widget you can put a certain post in the focus and style it differently. The Featured Post Widget is a customizable multiwidget, that displays a single post in the widget area. You can decide, whether or not the post thumbnail is displayed, whether the post title is above or beneath the thumbnail and a couple of more things. And of course, you can style the widget individually.

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Last Updated Posts Widget

This widget plugin displays the list of the last updated/modified posts in your sidebar. When you update/modify one of your posts on your WordPress blog and you want your visitors to know about it, this is what you need. This widget plugin create a sidebar box with a list of posts you’ve recently updated/modified. You can choose to display the date of the update beside the page title in the format you prefer.

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Slider 3D, banner, menu and images gallery plugin or widget

slider3d GALLERY is a flash real 3D with an expectacular desing. slider3d Gallery is perfect to create: 3D photo galleries. slider3d Gallery can be used like module or widget in your wordpress sites. In this plugin, you can configure a lot of params like size, colors, background, links to your post or external sites, photos.

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JQuery Mega Menu Widget

Creates a widget, which allows you to add drop down mega menus from any WordPress custom menu using jQuery. Can handle multiple mega menus on each page. For best results use 3 levels for the custom menu.

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qTranslate

qTranslate makes creation of multilingual content as easy as working with a single language.

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Smart Slideshow Widget

This plugin defines a widget for showing a slideshow of images, 100% JavaScript. Simple but functional, Smart Slideshow Widget defines a new widget for your slideshow, only need the image folder and the folder’s URL.

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Featured Tag Widget

Sidebar widget plugin that displays a list of posts (and much more) for a particular tag. You can also add multiple instances of this widget. This plugin gives you full control on the widget

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Google Analyticator

Google Analyticator adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytics logging on any WordPress blog. This eliminates the need to edit your template code to begin logging. Google Analyticator also includes several widgets for displaying Analytics data in the admin and on your blog.

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my beautiful tubes

This plugin allows you to insert youtube video into your post at any of these four positions (top-left,bottom-right,top-right,bottom-left). This plugin also allows you to 1) Insert video into the post and page with selection box.

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Super Cool QRCode

The Super Cool QRCode use the Google Chart API to generate on-the-fly QR codes for your blog. You can encode any type of strings that can be readed in a large array of capable devices.

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Shortcode Exec PHP

Using this plugin you can execute arbitrary PHP code using short codes in your posts, pages, comments, widgets and RSS feeds, just like manually defined shortcodes. The shortcodes and associated PHP code are defined using the settings of this plugin. It is possible to parse and use shortcode parameters and to use shortcode content. Defined shortcodes can be deleted and disabled.

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Jet Event System for BuddyPress

The modern System of events for your social network. Ability to attract members of the network to the ongoing activities, a wide range of possibilities and options, support for different types of display, etc. Support for 8 languages.

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HubSpot for WordPress

The HubSpot for WordPress plugin allows WordPress users to take advantage of HubSpot lead nurturing, website analytics, and assorted features of the HubSpot CMS that are missing in WordPress.

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Adsense Optimizer

Insert Google Adsense Ads automatically to your blog. Nice optical result for all of your blog pages (archives, single pages etc.). Optimize the style.

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Hit Sniffer Live Blog Analytics

hitsniffer analytics is a powerful and simple to use real time visitors activity tracker and monitoring tool. Monitor your visitors clicks live and get useful stats data such as referrers, bounce rate, links quality, search keywords, technologies used, OS, Browser, Came from, Country Timely Graph and much more advanced features such as Goals and Campagins tracker for calculating Return On Investment and Ratio. All in Live Realtime Stream

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Social Slider

The Social Slider plugin display on your blog an expandable box, that has links to your profiles in different social sites. By default, the box is attached to the left side of the browser window, but you can easily put it on the right side.

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Automatically publish highlights of any website, directly to your Blog

Ever blogged about something you read online? Shared a webpage? Or linked to another webpage? Now automatically embed/quote a part of any web-page (and your comments) within your own page without ever leaving the page you are on – nothing to “join”, no cost, NO FINE PRINT.

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Twitter Signatures Widget

With twitHut Twitter Signatures WordPress widget, you can select from more than 120+ different types of cool Twitter signature image, Twitter counter and button to be displayed on your WordPress website. It will display your latest twit message, followers and your friends. On the other side, it is a good way to increase popularity to your website & Twitter profile with TwitHut’s Hall of Fame & Top Member Feature section.

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WP Social Blogroll

WP Social Blogroll adds a social blogroll to your blog. It will follow and display all updates of the sites in your blogroll. See the plugin page or the author’s page for more details.

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WP-Stats-Dashboard

Display your blog’s stats graph plus your blog traffic, social engagement and social influence directly in your dashboard. See how you’re ranking on Alexa, check out your Technorati authority, monitor your ranking across multiple sites and much more. Once you install this plugin you’ll wonder how you ever managed to track your social media worth without it.

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Pronamic Google Maps

With this plugin a user can easily add location (latitude, longitude) meta data to a page, post or a custom post type. This plugin adds a meta box with an Google Map to the post editor. Users can easily drag and drop a marker on the map to save location meta data for a post.

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Cf Shopping Cart

Cf Shopping Cart is simple shopping cart plugin. This plugin work together such as Custom Field and more plugins. Thereby website can have flexible design.

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AVH Extended Categories Widgets

The AVH Extended Categories Widgets gives you three widgets for displaying categories.

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WP-Table Reloaded

WP-Table Reloaded enables you to create and manage tables in your WP’s admin area. No HTML knowledge is needed. A comfortable backend allows to easily edit table data. Tables can contain any type of data and additional JavaScript libraries can be used to extend it with features like sorting, pagination, filtering, and more. You can include the tables into your posts, on your pages or in text widgets by using a shortcode or a template tag function.

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xili-language

xili-language provides for a bilingual (or multilingual) website an automatic selection of language (.mo) in theme according to the language of current post(s) or page. Theme’s behaviour can be fully personalized through hooks and api. Ready for CMS developers and designers.

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Content Slider by SlideDeck

The SlideDeck WordPress slider plugin allows you to easily create a content slider widget or slideshow on your WordPress blog without having to write any code. Just create a new slider with the SlideDeck control panel tool and insert the widget into your post via the WYSIWYG editor with the TinyMCE plugin SlideDeck picker.

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Stout Google Calendar

The Stout Google Calendar plugin allows you to easily add and customize embedded Google Calendars to your WordPress site. You can even change color settings that are not normally modifiable, allowing you to seamlessly integrate Google Calendars into the look of your site. No more ugly Google Calendars!

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Sidebar Login

Sidebar-Login has both a widget and a template tag to allow you to have a login form in the sidebar of your wordpress powered blog.It lets users login, and then redirects them back to the page they logged in from rather than the backend, it also shows error messages.You can configure the plugin in Admin > Appearance > Sidebar Login after installing it.

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Google Analytics Dashboard

Google Analytics Dashboard gives you the ability to view your Google Analytics data in your WordPress dashboard. You can also alow other users to see the same dashboard information when they are logged in or embed parts of the data into posts or as part of your theme.

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NextGEN Gallery

NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a slideshow option. Before I started writing the plugin I studied all the existing image and gallery plugins for WordPress. Some of them are really good and well designed, but the gap I filled was a simple administration system at the back end which can also handle multiple galleries.

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Simple Tags

Add some tools for taxonomies : Terms suggestion, Mass Edit Terms, Auto link Terms, Ajax Autocompletion, Click Terms, Auto terms, Advanced manage term.

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Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

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GTranslate

This module uses Google Translate automatic translation service to translate your web page with Google power. With 58 available languages your site will be available to more than 98% of internet users.

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WP Super Cache

This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts. 99% of your visitors will be served static html files. Those users who don’t see the static files will still benefit because they will see different cached files that aren’t quite as efficient but still better than uncached. This plugin will help your server cope with a front page appearance on digg.com or other social networking site.

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WP-PageNavi

Adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress site.

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SexyBookmarks

Though the name may be a little “edgy” for some, SexyBookmarks has proven time and time again to be an extremely useful and successful tool in getting your readers to actually submit your articles to numerous social bookmarking sites.

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Formidable Forms

Quickly and easily build forms with a simple drag-and-drop interface and in-place editing. There are dozens of form-building plugins out there to create forms, but most are confusing and overly complicated. With Formidable, it is easy to create forms within a simple drag-and-drop interface. You can construct custom forms or generate them from a template.

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Quick Post Widget

This plugin provides a widget to post directly from the frontpanel of your site without going into the backend.
The widget also offers visual editing in a popup window while posting from the frontpanel, with a bunch of features (media uploading, spellchecking, preview,….)!
Guest posting can be enabled with optional captcha security.
You can easily add images or video-clips to your posts without using the backend of your site.

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YouTube Embed

YouTube Embed is a powerful, but simple to use, method of embedding YouTube videos in your WordPress theme. It works with all the current YouTube API parameters, including HD video, and produces XHTML valid output. It also, unlike many other similar plugins, works with videos with certain characters within their ID (e.g. double dashes).

 

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Flash Gallery

Flash Gallery is a Photo Gallery with slideshow function, many skins and powerfull admin to manage your image gallery without any program skills. It provides a comprehensive interface for managing photos and images through a set of admin pages, and it displays image gallery in a way that makes your web site look very nice.

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WordPress Popular Posts

WordPress Popular Posts is a highly customizable sidebar widget that displays the most popular posts on your blog. You can use it as a template tag.

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Most Popular Tags

Most Popular Tags is a WordPress plugin that allows you to display your blog’s most popular tags or categories as a sidebar widget. The plugin takes advantage of the new Widget API introduced in WordPress 2.8, allowing multiple instances of the same widget, each with it’s own unique configuration.

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Adwit Banner Manager

You just drag and drop to indicate where you want to place ads on your blog. There is nothing to modify, no HTML knowledge required, no template to edit, nothing to integrate. Everything is done in a minute! It’s that easy. Adwit Banner Manager will place your favorite advertising programs in the right location, without placement errors (wrong ad size, wrong display zone, special template…).

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Like-Button-Plugin-For-Wordpress

This plugin adds a Like-Button wherever you want on your blog. Before or after the content as well as a sidebar-widget.

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Post video players, slideshow albums, photo galleries and music / podcast playlist

Post your videos, photo galleries/flash slideshows easily and in seconds.

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WP-Polls

WP-Polls is extremely customizable via templates and css styles and there are tons of options for you to choose to ensure that WP-Polls runs the way you wanted. It now supports multiple selection of answers.

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podPress

podPress adds a lot of features designed to make WordPress the ideal platform for hosting a podcast.podPress 8.8.9.2 includes new functions and several bug fixes. Read more about this version in the Changelog and the Upgrade section.

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