Tutorial WP5 – Useful Plugins

We started the installation of WordPress that is consisting of the basic features. You’ll find that by installing additional Plugins will make the authoring process much easier. Plugins are scripts that add-on certain functions to your WordPress and allow you to insert more features without having to write sophisticated codes or script. There are many plugins that help us to doing the writing and editing of posts easy. (Refer to Tutorial WP2-FAQ : P2 Widgets vs Plugins for explanation of concepts)

Here are some plugins that I have installed and found them quite helpful:

1) Formatting

  1. TinyMCE Advanced – add-on more formatting buttons to your editor, for example, font size, indentation, page break, etc.
  2. Easy Columns – allowing you to add more than one column to your post. You may need to insert your content within the codes.
  3. Black Studio TinyMCE widget – adding text and images (visual editor) to your side bar.
  4. Duplicate post – allow you to duplicate post or pages.

2) Multimedia presentation

  1. JW Player 6 for WordPress – Play HTML 5 and flv files.
  2. Soundy Background Music

3) Share and follow

  1. Share Buttons by AddToAny – adding the share buttons for FaceBook, Twitter, Google+, Hangout, etc. to the page or post.
  2. WPTouch Mobile Plugin– allows the setting up of compatibility mode in mobile devices.

4) Navigation

  1. Post Tags and Categories for Pages – Adding tags and categories to posts or pages.
  2. WP Site Map Page – Adding site map to any page.
  3. Sticky Post Widget– Allows you to made post(s) sticky to the top irrespective of the date of publish.

5) Management

  1. Comment Attachment – Allowing the visitors to add attachment to the comment.
  2. Traffic Stats Widget – Track visitors for page, post and how many online at the moment.
  3. Spiffy Calender – Allowing you to manage the events such as upcoming events, etc.
  4. WP Importer – Allowing you to import your blog that you have downloaded from another server.

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