Upcoming WordPress 4.4 Features

The upcoming WordPress version is 4.4 with some important features.

WordPress 4.4 scheduled to release on 8th December 2015.

There are few more scheduled for beta releases:
– On 22nd October 2015, WordPress 4.4 Beta 1 will be released.
– On 28nd October 2015, WordPress 4.4 Beta 2 will available for download and testing..
– On 4th of November 2015, WordPress 4.4 Beta 3 will available for download and testing..

Upcoming features of WordPress 4.4

1. Responsive images:
Exciting updates support for responsive images to serve appropriate image sizes by default to all users.

WordPress will now load an appropriate image based on user’s device and screen size. This is done by using “srcset” attribute. This attribute allows client’s browsers to display an image based on device capabilities.

Low-resolution images look unimpressive on devices with larger screens. This compels site owners to use better quality images which increase the page size and effects download speeds.

The srcset attribute is added on the fly and is not stored in the database.
All post images, featured images, attachment pages, and image galleries will be responsive. This will greatly improve page speeds and user experience on WordPress sites.

2. WordPress Embeds:
WordPress 4.4 allowing users to easily embed content from other websites as like YouTube and Twitter by just pasting its URL in a single line.

WordPress 4.4 will support nearly all sites that support the oEmbed standard. Now you can start the embedding rich media easily!
Any oEmbeds consumer can embed posts from WordPress blogs. This means that WordPress has also become an oEmbed provider.

3. Developer Features:
a. REST API:
A JSON-based REST API for WordPress is now part of WordPress 4.4 core.

The API has two parts – infrastructure and endpoints and only the infrastructure part is available as part of WordPress 4.4 core. The endpoints are still made available only with a plugin.

b. Taxonomy Term Meta Data:
WordPress 4.4 has now included metadata for Taxonomy terms. Terms in taxonomies (like categories and tags or any custom taxonomy) can now have meta data associated with them.
Those who use a plugin to implement term metadata should prepare to move following this post here.

c. Document Title Output:
WordPress 4.4 has replaced the wp_title() with title-tag ( add_theme_support( ‘title-tag’ )) without breaking backwards compatibility with WordPress 4.0 and older, theme authors can check if the callback function exists and add a shiv in case it does not. Check link for detail.

d. Improved Comments performance:
Comments’ performance will be improved by only querying required number of comments and splitting the queries () in upcoming WordPress version 4.4.

Comment form fields output will be changed. The comment textarea will move to the top for logged-out users when replying and improve keyboard/focus navigation, but also aims to make it easier for end users to leave comments on WordPress sites.

e. Multisite Momentum:
Like taxonomy and comments, the multisite features gains a new class, WP_Network. Additionally, there are now *_network_option functions which make it easier to use multiple networks.

4Twenty Sixteen:
WordPress 4.4 comes with a new default theme for Twenty Sixteen (2016).
Traditional blog layout, one sidebar and content area.
Five color schemes Default, Dark, gray, red and yellow.
It supports custom header and two menu locations.

Let us know in the comments  what new feature are you most excited about and what you were expecting in the upcoming feature.

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.

custom post types

Photography theme

I have collected here some very good photographic themes for photographers using WordPress. They can shows photos and their creative work online from theme showcase. WordPress themes has great collection of all type of  theme and one of them is photographic themes. Hope you will enjoy these  photographic themes.

 DEEPFOCUS

DeepFocus is a premium gallery themes such as ePhoto and eGallery. Now you can turn your WordPress blog into a fully functional online photo gallery while still maintaining all of the features of a normal blog. Along with the gallery layout, Along with the gallery layout, DeepFocus comes with a robust blog and CMS-style homepage as well, making it an amazing solution for artists/photographers looking to build an online presence. Now your website will display beautifully and intuitively on all devices.

 IMBALANCE

 Imbalance is a free theme. It is excellent choice for any online magazine, blog or portfolio websites. By the use of Imbalance theme, you can easily fresh-up your photos. In consideration of additional features and flexible layout it is a very user-friendly theme that can attract new visitors to your web-site. Unique homepage design allows you to use the template for different goals whether it is a professional Portfolio or a personal Blog.

 GLEAM

Gleam was built to dazzle. With its flashy effects and smooth ajax loading techniques, this theme creates a truly unique experience that is sure to grab your visitor’s attention. Allowing for custom full BG photos for each page, Gleam makes it easy to create a custom stunning appearance for each section of your website. The theme also comes with a full-screen portfolio section, giving you a new way to display your work.

 EXPRESSION

Expression is a powerful responsive WordPress Theme, best suited for photographers and creatives who use portfolios to effectively present their work. Expression theme is powered by the advanced Pexeto Panel, which provides tons of options to manage and modify any aspect of the theme. With all the styling options provided you can easily customize the appearance of the theme and build you own custom skin.

 CLEANR

Cleanr is a responsive, corporate,  AJAX enhanced, swift, minimalist Portfolio WordPress theme.  Portfolio Items support for both Images, Slideshow & Embedded Videos, multiple Post Formats (Audio, Video, Standard, Image) and more stuff which is waiting for you to discover.

MANSION

Mansion is a free photoblogger’s theme for WordPress. It features a flexible-width thumbnail grid for both images and photo journal entries. Mansion is perfect for those who want to primarily showcase their photographs and occasionally write blog posts.

 PERSONA

Persona is a blog style premium WordPress theme from ColorLabs. You can connect and share all your social media profile contents on your website by using this theme. Whether it’s a twitter tweetm instagram snapshot, Facebook post, Flickr photos, Persona theme will collect all posted content on internet and will arrance and bring them into focus.

 Persona WordPress Theme has great collection features like fullscreen design with responsive capability, usrefriendly interface, display video and pictures in attractive way, integrated with different social profiles.

 FASHY

  Fashy is a Fashion Blog and Portfolio Premium Wordpress Theme, suited for users who want to run a professional or personal blog and wants to showcase your products, services or news with a unique looking website. Slideshows are a unique part of the theme and were inspired by a great site for tutorials called Tympanus. You can see the original slideshow. The greatest feature on the home page is the recent posts / portfolio section.

 SNAPSHOT

 SNAPSHOT is  completely free and flexible enough to be used for either a photo showcase, portfolio or design gallery.  Theme have two different theme layouts / capabilities to allow you to switch between a photoblog / portfolio showcasing your own work or using Snapshot as a design gallery and theme have three uniquely, different colour schemes.

http://demo.woothemes.com/snapshot/
snapshot

TRITON LITE

Triton is a all in one wordpress theme with awesome 3 fonts, 1 slider, 1 layout & easy to use theme option panel. The Theme also includes 3 built-in widgets and 5 useful shortcodes. The theme is SEO Friendly and has plenty of user-friendly options. The theme also comes with a Contact page Template which doesn’t require any setup.

 FLEXIBLE

 Flexible is a sleek and minimal portfolio theme packed full of some awesome features. The theme puts your work first, keeping the design elements to a minimum while still maintaining a definitive modern style. With its filterable, ajax-powered multi-media gallery, Flexible is perhaps our most feature-rich gallery theme yet.

 PHOTOCRATI

This theme is premium  and shows us how cool and flexible WordPress Portfolio Themes can be. The vendor focus on one thing – creating the best photo and portfolio style theme. Photocrati Focus comes with 15 theme styles + four homepage styles for each = 60 looks out of the box (see the demo below). iPad & iPhone compatibility and tons more!

 VIDEOPLUS

VideoPlus is a feature-rich theme that can be used for video sites, news & magazine sites or any type of sites that you can imagine.

 AREA53

AREA53 is a premium Responsive (full) HTML5 with a cool responsive slider. It’s full featured with the Content Composer to create professional pages in minutes, filterable portfolio and much more.

 FLEX

Flex is a premium WordPress portfolio theme that’s designed specifically for photographers, designers, motion artists, and all creatives to display their work in a slick, grid-based interface. The VGrid plugin used flexes as the browser-size changes, and all projects can be launched via a lightbox (images, galleries, videos, etc.)

 MODULARITY

 Modularity is an oldies among the WordPress portfolio themes but still relevant I think. It is a highly customizable multimedia theme framework for WordPress. The theme design was developed for users who appreciate visual browsing and prefer a minimal layout, with their photos and multimedia featured front and center. Virtually every aspect of the theme design can be controlled from the Theme Options page.

PORTFOLIO PRESS

Portfolio Press is a free responsive WordPress theme for showcasing your photography, art, web sites, or other projects. It also works nicely as a regular blog site. An options panel is available for uploading logos and changing the layout. There’s also support for various post formats and menus.

 VIEWFINDER

Viewfinder is premium and  perfect for photographers who need a simple yet elegant showcase for their artwork. Coming in two different flavours, light or dark, and with the ability to add an unlimited number of galleries, there’s plenty of scope to set this up just the way you want it.

 SLASH – WP

Slash WP is a Premium WordPress Theme that has unique modern design as well as powerful and robust functionality. It was created to serve you as a portfolio, photo-gallery and blog with native support of WP v.3.2. and v.3.3 post formats. Slash WP will become an effective showcase of your works.

 PHOTOLUX

Photolux is a powerful and elegant Portfolio and Photography WordPress Theme which is best suited for photographers and creatives who use portfolios to showcase their work. Photolux theme is powered by the advanced Pexeto Panel, which provides tons of options to manage and modify any aspect of the theme.

REVEAL

Reveal is a responsive portfolio theme that’s designed to look great no matter the device or screen size on which it’s viewed. Its minimal and clean styling paired with Ajax powered project viewing make this theme perfect for showing off your best work.

 YIN & YANG

Yin & Yang is a light, minimalistic, simple to use portfolio theme. Quick to setup and easy to customize, thanks to the powerful admin panel, and the detailed documentation, Yin & Yang is the perfect theme for showcasing your most important work directly in front of your potential clients.

AWARE

Aware is an interactive, responsive portfolio theme perfect for freelancers, web designers, photographers and videographers alike. Its user interactive interface delightfully enhances your most loved portfolio pieces. Now, you can take your portfolio with you, in your pocket.

 EMPORIA

Emporia is a  premium responsive wordpress portfolio and blog theme with beautiful three-column page layouts, slideshow support, five alternative styles, widgets and drop down menus. emporia is a child theme for the base theme framework.

  ARCHITECTOS

 Architectos is perfect for architecture or design orientated blogs or for creative people/agencies who’s tired of regular thumbnails grids layouts.

Magazine theme

Today I have collected the best of the WordPress Magazine Themes and listing the best premium as well as free Magazine Themes for you.

Delicious Magazine

 Delicious Magazine comes with an extensive set of theme options that make it easy to fit Delicious Magazine to your site’s unique personality. From Appearance → Theme Options you can set the color scheme of your site with one click and also take total control of the animated Featured Post slideshow. You can even choose to have your sidebar on the left or right side of your site.

 Bulldog

Bulldog is a Premium Professional WordPress Newspaper Theme.  Bulldog is a Premium Professional WordPress Newspaper Theme.  Bulldog uses native WordPress 3 functions where available, and a single page options panel makes adding, removing and customizing features a breeze.

 Proximity

 

 Proximity is a Premium most advanced WordPress News Theme. The home page is  completely configured from theme option panel. Proximity theme developed for easy to use.  Custom  header image, Theme option  ranging from excluding pages from your top navigation, to choosing an alternate feed URL, to adding your own adsense code, all from the Proximity News Theme Options panel.

 News-theme

  

 The News Theme is Premium theme and created to hold large amounts of content while still providing a great user experience and interactive design. The theme is designed without the use of any background images, resulting in faster loading times and easy customization. With the addition of several color change options.  The theme offer many unique features including Ajax loaded content, a featured tab section, news ticker, social media buttons, several widgetized areas and much more.

 Blog news

 

 BlogNews is Premium theme.  BlogNews is a multi-purpose and stylish magazine theme with a unique homepage that is aimed to those who want a more professional feel to their site. With 7 alternate styles and advanced theme control panel options the theme gives ability to run a Newspaper or Magazine style website.

 Simple reader

SimpleReader is the Premium and responsive layout theme. It’s powered by our all-new theme options panel and integrated with a comprehensive SEO management system.

 Graze

 Graze WordPress theme is a free, 3 columns fixed width WordPress Magazine template.  It has built-in featured slider and categories, theme options page and Adsense ready.

 Max

Max Responsive is a super-awesome wordpress theme best suited for newspaper or magazine websites. The theme is packed with an easy-to-use options panel  which makes it very easy to customize the layout. It also holds a beautiful jQuery slider, carousel posts, and up to 4 featured categories on homepage. There are two widgetized sections in siderbar and footer of the theme where you can use default or custom widgets included in the theme.

  Transcript

Transcript is a Premium multi-purpose and stylish news / magazine theme which includes an eye-catching slider and a built-in advertisement management module.

With Transcript you will realize newspaper blogging can also be lots of fun. It incorporates some of the best features tailor made for newspaper sites, plus a user friendly and appealing design, with different color combinations.

 TheSource

TheSource is a Premium Magazine-style theme that combines flashiness with sophistication.  The three-column grid gives you increased control over your layout, and the full-width homepage slider creates a visual impact that is sure to pique your visitor’s interest. Theme has custom logo image,  colors schemes and many more theme option.

Papuros

 

Papuros is a Premium theme. Theme has two type of  layout for the homepage.  Theme has headline slider, video page template and more.

 journal 

The Journal theme is a premium theme. It is perfect design for web publisher.  Theme has home page  slider, four widget in footer and ten great color schemes.

 Telegraph

 Telegraph  is a premium and professional WordPress magazine theme.  Theme hase configurable gallery slider on homepage.  With help of advanced WPZOOM Framework, you can easily customize every detail of your theme to best suit your needs. Theme has also theme option for easily customise.

Initiator

Initiator is a clean, premium them for online magazine business theme without any complications. With its modern looking design, Initiator is great to present fresh news on your websites and retain readers after their first visit.  Theme has post slider and category preview will give your articles and posts maximum exposure. Initiator is designed to have responsive layout

 WP Newspaper

 WP Newspaperis a premium theme, as the name implies, is a newspaper style WordPress theme that has all the features of a newspaper site. This WordPress theme has a unique newspaper layout and is ad and search engine optimized. Theme has many unique features.

 Report

Report is a premium recently released dual column and trendy WordPress theme that makes your blog look charming. Theme has many features. Theme option, lightbox and color schemes.  Theme is SEO optimised.

 Urban 

Urban is a a premium grid style magazine WordPress theme.  Urban theme is a responsive layout and fluid grid, Urban handles all devices and screen resolutions with ease. Urban is SEO optimized and loads Urban fast for all users. Plus, it includes shortcodes, widgets, and premium support.

Sahifa 

Sahifa is a premium Clean Responsive Magazine, News and Blog Template . Sahifa is translation ready and comes with 70+ shortcodes.

Insignia

Insignia is a premium theme and designed specially for magazine style blogs.  Insignia theme  is a clean and flexible  theme based on a powerfull framework intended for magazine or community style layouts. It may be used for other purposes aswell.

Newsroll

 Newsroll is premium flexible, customizable and fully responsive magazine WordPress theme with clean and sleek design. Theme includes lots of advanced features and functions and is based on solid backend framework.

 Goodnews

Goodnews is a Premium WordPress News / Magazine Theme Fully Customizable , has an extensive Theme Options with Import/export System , WPML Ready, RTL Full Support .

Yamidoo Magazine

Yamidoo Magazine is a Premium theme With its simple layout it can be easily customized as per your requirements.

 Responz

 Responz is a Premium 3-column responsive theme for news and editorial sites. You can choose from 2 sidebars, 1 sidebar, or fullwidth along with various list view and grid view post layouts. The sidebars can be on the right side or left side. It is very flexible and highly customizable.

Advance

 

Advance is a Premium, clean, relatively simple magazine, community blog, newspaper, or editorial . It is equipped with 10 custom widgets in 5 different widgetized areas for you to customize quickly and efficiently.

TechNews

TechNews is a Premium theme for bloggers who blog about technology related articles. If you wish to build a high-traffic, advanced news blog, this is the theme you were looking for.

 Ares

Ares is the Premium, Clean Magazine, News and Blog Template built with latest WordPress features.

 LeetPress

LeetPress is a premium WordPress gaming theme with all the features you need to create a great gaming site, such as reviews, videos and screenshots. You can take a look at the video below to see how easy it is to create reviews. LeetPress also comes with 7 other help videos that will guide you through the theme.

Invisi

 INVISI theme is a premium theme. Invisi was created with a goal to promote your content in an organized and visually enjoyable manner. Theme is suitable for personal bloggers, newspapers, online magazines… With great look and very useful features you’ll leave a lasting impression upon your public.

 Volt

Volt is a premium theme  for magazine, news and editorial ventures. With content and readability being the primary goal, the theme is designed with flexible layout pattern and decent space for advertisements.

Magnovus

Magnovus is premium quality theme for magazines and news sites with rating features. It’s fully responsive theme (it works great on iPad) with extensive Theme Options panel. You can easily change colors scheme and backgrounds.

Collection of WordPress Book

WordPress is simplest CMS. Small kid can understand and use this CMS, But sometimes we need guideline for better understanding and  use. I know  ninety-nine percent techies already know WordPress.  WordPress is not only good blogging platform, it is very easy to customize as per our need.  For customization there are plugins, theme, and widgets.

So for you guys who need a reference i have listed out best collection of WordPress books . Hope these books will help you to learn WordPress CMS.
Digging Into WordPress

Digging into WordPress is a beautiful book, every page of the book is printed with stunning digital-color precision on gloss-finish paper, with each of its 12 chapters color-coded to provide quick and easy navigation. With its large, clear typography, each page is easy on the eyes and easy to read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WordPress In Dummies

WordPress In Depth written by Bud Smith and Michael McCallister.  This book is aimed at beginners but near the end, provides ample opportunity to explain themes and plugins a little more in-depth providing a stepping stone to not only more advanced topics, but advanced books as well.

Kindle Price: $13.19
Price $15.21

 

 

 

 

Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes

 

Teach Yourself  WordPress in 10 Minutes gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to build great blogs with WordPress and WordPress.org. Coverage includes quickly building blogs for free using  WordPress.com, managing blogs from the Dashboard, customizing blogs to fit your message, creating more powerful text and media content, attracting visitors via search engine optimization, moderating comments and building communities. Setting up RSS feeds, hosting your own blog with WordPress.org software, earning ad revenue, using analytics to measure blog performance. Integrating with Twitter and social networking sites, delivering content via iPhone and BlackBerry, streamlining publishing with third-partytools, and much more.

Kindle Price: $5.40
Price: $11.69

A Step by Step WordPress Tutorial for Beginners

A Step by Step WordPress Tutorial for Beginners is written by Mati H Fuller, for people who want to create a blog with as little technical mumbo jumbo as possible.

In this book explain What, Why and How to do it in WordPress, in a thorough, step by step tutorial. A Step by Step WordPress Tutorial for Beginners is written in simple English, So easy to read.  Through this book you learn how to create a self- hosting blog.  How to install WordPress with just a few clicks of your mouse. With help of this book you personalize the your blog and change the theme.

In your Final result will be a set-up blog site that people will be able to find post after you write your first post.

Kindle Price: $ 19.95
Price: $ 17.58

Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read

 Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read is written by Scott McNulty.  In this book you learn Install WordPress and get your WordPress site running.  You can set up your site to ensure it can easily grow with you and your readers. You can manage your site with WordPress Dashboard and extend its capabilities with plugins.  You able to work with pages, templates and links and publish your posts.

In final you manage your blog site with hepl of this book.

Kindle Price:$10.61
Price: $20.61

 

 

WordPress for Business Bloggers


WordPress for Business Bloggers will take you beyond the basics of WordPress. This book is witten by Paul Thewlis. You learn from this book is build a custom theme. You examine different type of business blogs.  From second chapter of book you learn  case study blog and go through the process of developing strategic goals and your blog plan. In third chapter of book is the basics of blog design and work through a brief introduction to HTML and CSS. You will see how easy it is to create your own custom design using the Sandbox theme.  In last from this book you learn your basic blog into a more advanced and professional blog as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Kindle Price: $14.39
Price: $34.00

 

How To Be a Rockstar WordPress Designer

 How To Be a Rockstar WordPress Designer covers pretty much everything to do with theming, with three main examples: a blog, a portfolio and a general purpose site. There’s lots of general knowledge, ideas for how to manipulate WordPress in other ways and the book comes with all three themes to use and dissect.  This book will teach you how to make theme like a professional themer with a solid understanding of HTML/CSS. You don’t need to know PHP, you don’t need to have ever even touched WordPress before. The examples begin from scratch and build on each other, while basic PHP principles that are used are explained in an easy to understand manner.

Price: $29.00

 

 

WordPress 3 Site Blueprints


WordPress 3 Site Blueprints  is written by Heather R. Wallace.  This book isn’t designed for beginners, those with even an intermediate knowledge of WordPress will be able to get these sites up and running in no time. Each chapter is devoted to the design of a different site, there’s no need to read the book in any particular order. Instead, you can pick and choose the blueprints that are of the most interest to you and dive right in.  While some experience with WordPress is required to get the most from this book, if you can install themes and plugins, you should be able to follow these easy-to-understand WordPress blueprints. Some knowledge of CSS and HTML will be beneficial, but experience with PHP is not required.

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Professional WordPress Plugin Development

This comprehensive book shows you how plugins work, reviews the tools and APIs available in WordPress, and demonstrates how to extend the functionality of WordPress with plugins. In this book authors provides a practical, solutions-based approach along with a collection of timely examples and plenty of code, all aimed at clearly explaining how to create a plugin file, work with users, integrate widgets, add menus and submenus, secure your plugins, and more. You will quickly come to understand how to develop custom plugins so that you can take WordPress to the next corporate and enterprise level.  In last with help of this book  you can easily develop custom WordPress plugin.

Kindle: $17.39
Price $24.35

 

WordPress Plugin Development (Beginner’s Guide) 

WordPress Plugin Development (Beginner’s Guide) is Written by Vladimir Prelovac . This book  cover some of the best plugins available on WordPress to generate unique and dynamic content.  This book Walk through the development of six complete, feature-rich, real-world plug-ins that are being used by thousands of WP users. Book describe step-by-step instructions with an emphasis on experimentation and tweaking code.

Kindle: $14.39
Price $34.37

 

 

WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials


WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials covers everything you need to know to develop your own plugins for WordPress. How develop your own  plugins and release your plugins to the WordPress community. Avoid common mistakes made by most plugin developers by learning more advanced development patterns. Integrate with third-party APIs and web services. To learn this book  you customize WordPress Dashboard with menus and administration panels for your plugin. in last with help of this book, you can develop your own plugin and released on WordPress community.

Kindle Price: $18.29
Price $34.35

 

 

WordPress 3 Ultimate Security

  WordPress 3 Ultimate Security is written by Olly Connelly.   which aims to help you make sure your WordPress installs are as protected as you can make them. Security is often one of the most intimidating pieces of running your own site.  This book help to aims to help you harden your WordPress installs, resulting in a more stable, longer lasting website powered by WordPress.

Kindle Price: $22.79
Price: $49.99

 

 

 

 

11 WordPress Words Which May Confuse You

In WordPress I found some words that were confusing to me . I have defined them here for me.

Slug

Slug is individual title. Slug of WordPress URL is a special string of characters that represents each post in a URL-friendly way. The slug that WordPress will auto-generate for your post will look like  ’50-useful-wordpress-widgets’.

Slugs

Slugs are basically the nice name for a post that are used in the urls.  The bunch of slug is called slugs. Slugs are things that are used in urls to make it search engine freindly. example : http://nisha.in/big-list-of-hill-stations-in-india-for-summer-holidaysbig-list-of-hill-stations-in-india-for-summer-holidays‘ is slug. Slugs are the unique portion of the permalink. To get the slug you would do echo get_queried_object()->slug;for WordPress 3.1.

Archive

Archive page that display post in one particular day, month, year, category,tag,or author.  like this :

Archives

Archives page template that includes search form,category list, and monthly archives (require page using it). Like this: 

Widgets

Widgets is like a plugin, but designed to provide a simple way to arrange the various elements of your sidebar content (known as “widgets”) without having to change any code. The Widgets SubPanel explains how to use the various Widgets that come delivered with WordPress, and the Widgets page at Automatic explains how to ‘widgetize’ themes and plugins.

Plugins

Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine. In the directory you can find, download, rate, and comment on all the best plugins the WordPress community has to offer.

Theme Frameworks

Framework is designed to speed up the process of designing and coding a WordPress theme by minimizing your time, and balancing your patience, on WordPress’ back-end code that is repeated within every theme.

Disabling

Disabling a once -active plugin prevent it from functioning, but does not physically remove the plugin from your plugins from your plugins directory. You could have a thousand disabled plugins doing nothing except for taking up space in your plugin folder.

Uninstalling

Uninstalling a plugin, you remove all files associated with it, and if possible also reverse any change that the plugin might have made to the database.

Page

Page are commonly used for ‘static’ style content. Page cannot categorize or tag.They exist outside the chronological flow of posts, and they don’t appear in RSS feed like posts do. Theme template used to display pages is generally different then that used to display posts. For example It may lack the functionality to display things such as dates, auther name,and comments.

Post

Post displaying categorization and other ‘meta’information about the post, as well as the functionality required for displaying the comment area and comment form

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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Free WordPress Themes

Here is Collection of  high quality free wordpress themes.

Top Downloaded Themes

Coffee Desk:

A desk-like theme tested up to WordPress 2.6.1. Version 2.0 includes features requested by bloggers. The coffee cup is an RSS button. Different sidebar, mouse and background color options are available for download at the theme’s page.

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Desk Mess Mirrored:

Marble desktop covered with a mix of old and new items, such as some vintage papers, a stainless steel pen, and, a hot cup of coffee! Now with drop-down menu support! Please read the included changelog.txt and readme.txt files for details of the latest changes and important notices.

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I feel Dirty:

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Blue Moon:

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Latest Themes

tarimon-black1:

Width fixation of two columns and theme for widget. It confirms the operation with WordPress versions 2.7 and 2.8. It confirms it by the latest version of Safari, IE, Lunascape, firefox, Opera, and Slepnir at the time.

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AppleX:

Apple x is a premium theme which has a vector based totally unique design. It has a Header vector image and superb web 2.0 color palette with clean coding for easy modification.

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White Gold:

Stylish theme having three columns with content in center. Fixed-width, widget-ready, translation-ready, paged Navigation and threaded comments. Several options available to customize the theme. Custom descript.

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Audacity of Tanish:

Dark configurable theme with JavaScript effects ;-), bottom bars, costumisable background image, dynamic content show/hide capabilities. Needs WP >= 2.7 for full functionality. SCREENSHOT DOESN’T DO JUSTICE.

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Feature Themes

Constructor:

WordPress Constructor Theme for those who want to create a unique blog design quickly and effortlessly (many layouts, configured colors, custom fonts and slideshow, etc).

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P2:

A group blog theme for short update messages, inspired by Twitter. Featuring: Hassle-free posting from the front page. Perfect for group blogging, or as a liveblog theme. Dynamic page updates. Threaded comment display on the front page. In-line editing for posts and comments. Live tag suggestion based on previously used tags.

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Suffusion:

An elegant, versatile and browser-safe theme with a power-packed set of options. It has 19 widget areas, one-column, two-column and three-column fixed-width and flexible-width formats, 10 pre-defined templates, 17 pre-defined color schemes, two customizable multi-level drop-down menus, featured posts, a magazine layout, tabbed sidebars, widgets for Twitter, Social Networks and Google Translator, translations in many languages and RTL language support.

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Red Christmas:

Holiday, Minimalistic two-columns, fixed-width, widget-ready, seo optimized red theme for WordPress.

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WordPress Security Plugins

WordPress is very secure by itself, but for more keep our blog secure, we can use wordpress plugins. They are easy to install and manage and will give you all the power and security. Here is the most downloaded WordPress security plugins list.

Secure WordPress

Secure WordPress plugin help to secure your WordPress installation: Remove Error information on login page; adds index.html to plugin directory; removes the wp-version, except in admin area.

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WP Security Scan

Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions. It scans your blog and checks passwords, file permissions, database security and WP version hiding.

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AskApache Password Protect

AskApache Password Protect adds some serious password protection to your WordPress Blog. Not only does it protect your wp-admin directory, but also your wp-includes, wp-content, plugins, etc. plugins as well.

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Login LockDown

Login LockDown records the IP address and timestamp of every failed login attempt. If more than a certain number of attempts are detected within a short period of time from the same IP range, then the login function is disabled for all requests from that range. This helps to prevent brute force password discovery.

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Semisecure Login Reimagined

Semisecure Login Reimagined increases the security of the login process by using a combination of public and secret-key encryption to encrypt the password on the client-side when a user logs in. JavaScript is required to enable encryption.

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DBC Backup

DBC Backup, is a simple way to schedule daily database backups using the wp cron system. The plugin will try to auto create the export directory, the .htaccess and an empty index.html file to protect your backups.

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WP-DB-Backup

WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database.

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Chap Secure Login

If you are not having a secure connection like SSL to protect your password , then you can use this plug-in for encrypting passwords. It will use the Chap protocol to hide the passwords and transmit it encrypted. The only information that is transmitted unencrypted is your username. Protecting password will give full security because password leaks will enable the hacker the gain full control of your WordPress blog.

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Admin SSL

This plug-in will work with both the private and shared SSL connections and it will force a SSL connection in every page where password can or has to be entered. It is very helpful to protect the admin area, posts and all the pages of your WordPress installation and secure the login page. This plug-in works on WordPress 2.2 to 2.7.

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BulletProof Security

The BulletProof Security WordPress plugin is a one click solution that simply copies, renames and moves the provided .htaccess master files in the BulletProof Security plugin folder to either your root folder or your /wp-admin folder or both from within your WordPress Dashboard.

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wpSimpleBackup [a small plug]

wpSimpleBackup is plugin for WordPress, that takes backup of your blog to Amazon S3, Rackspace CloudFiles or another FTP server. It also provides simple script to restore or migrate your backup anywhere.

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10 Most Popular WordPress plugins

The best part of WordPress is its flexibility. Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything one can imagine. WordPress is fully loaded with tons of Plugins that are making our job pretty easy. Here is a list of 10 Most Popular WordPress plugins.

1. Akismet

Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.

2.  All in One SEO Pack

There seems to be a conflict between this plugin and the Kimili Flash Embed plugin. When I activated the All in One SEOPack, the flash banner in my sidebar quit working. When I deactivated it the flash started working again.

3.  WPtouch iPhone theme

This plugin to change your blog into an iPhone application-style theme, It is a single click task. To complete with ajax loading articles and effects when viewed from an iPhone, iPod touch, Android or BlackBerry touch mobile device.

4. WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache is a static caching plugin for WordPress. It generates html files that are served directly by Apache without processing comparatively heavy PHP scripts. By using this plugin you will speed up your WordPress blog significantly.

5. Smart YouTube

This WordPress plugin allows you to easily insert Youtube videos in your post , comments and RSS feed.

6. Fast and Secure Contant Form

This plugin is used to setup contact form on your blog through which visitors can email you quickly. This plugin is also supported with CAPTCHA and Akismet to combat with spam. This plugin does not JScript.

7.  Lightbox 2

Lightbox 2 allows you to present images in a slick window, while darkening the rest of the page. It makes your site look professional, and adds very little to page load times. It does not require any browser plugins to work, and works on just about every web browser out there! When a browser doesn’t support javascript, the code fails gracefully.

8.  BuddyPress

Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress.BuddyPress is completely free and open source. Unlike hosted services, BuddyPress allows you to stay in control of your site and create a totally customized, unique experience.

9. Twitter Tool

This wordpress plugin creates an integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account. Pull your tweets into your blog and create new tweets on blog posts and from within WordPress.

10.  WP to Twitter

The WP-to-Twitter plugin posts a Twitter status update from your WordPress blog using either the Cli.gs or Bit.ly URL shortening services to provide a link back to your post from Twitter.WP to Twitter can also post to any other service using the Twitter-compatible API.

P.S. if you have a WordPress blog then checkout our wpSimpleBackup a simple backup and blog migration plugin that gives you option to take backup to either Amazon s3, Rackspace CloudFiles or even FTP to another server.