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Several helpful WordPress Plugins

WordPress is pretty popular these days.  It always help to have all the useful plugins that make everything easier.  Check out the list below, you might find one you like.

The Gigya Social optimization plug-in aggregates authentication and social APIs from Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, LinkedIn, AOL and other OAuth & OpenID providers, giving sites the ability to authenticate users via social network and OpenID providers and increase site traffic by allowing users to easily share content with their friends and followers.
The plug-in is scalable and secure, using a standard authentication techniques to prevent account spoofing.

Make Your Site Social Home & Downloads →
Make Your Site Social Installation Tutorial →
Make Your Site Social Plugin Demo →


Simple:Press is a feature rich, completely integrated and fully scalable forum plugin for WordPress. It is fully customizable (packaged with various themes) and is fully scalable no matter what your sites membership number is.
Also included is a Private Messaging sub-system, the ability to link blog posts with forum topics, the capability to extend the forum display with custom code, a number of template tags for use outside of the forums, extensive online help that explains every option and full language support.

Simple:Press Home & Downloads →
Simple:Press FAQ →
Simple:Press Wiki →
Video Tutorial: Installing Simple:Press Forum →


Commentpress is an open source theme and plugin for that allows readers to comment paragraph by paragraph in the margins of a text. Annotate, gloss, workshop, debate: with Commentpress you can do all of these things on a finer-grained level, turning a document into a conversation. It can be applied to a fixed document (paper/essay/book etc.) or to a running blog. This makes the overall discussion on the topic easier and also increases the level of interaction.

Commentpress Home & Downloads →
Examples of Commentpress in action →


TDO Mini Forms allows you to add highly customizable forms that allows non-registered users and/or subscribers to submit and edit posts and pages (all configurable) . New posts are kept in “draft” format until admin reviews, edits, previews or publishes them (also configurable). It can optionally use Akismet to check if submissions and contributions are spam.
It is by far and away the most powerful and feature-rich plugin for news submission on this page – Not only can TDO Mini Forms be used as a to create a ‘submitted news section’, it can also be configured as a Contact Manager, Ad Manager, Collaborate Image Sites, Submit Links, etc.
TDO may be a little bit too much for most sites, but is certainly a plugin you should consider.

TDO Mini Forms Home & Downloads →
TDO Mini Forms FAQ →
TDO Mini Forms Tutorial – Build an Awesome Community News Feature for Your WordPress Blog →
Tutorial Video for TDO Mini Forms →


9 Useful Free iPhone and iPad Apps

9 completely free iPhone apps you just gotta have!  I’m sure you will find at least one that you could use. You can also use them on your iPad.

DropBox lets you sync and share files across computers and your iPhone and iPad

SugarSync is in case you want an alternative to Dropbox. Sync and access files from your other devices and computers.

2X Client lets you remotely connect to and work on your Windows computer

Doodle Buddy is a doodling app which can let you quickly sketch out design ideas and anything else with your fingers. Colors included.


11 Content Slider Plugins for WordPress

Here are some already made free slider plugins for wordpress.  They instantly make your website look professional just with a simple script.  There are several different ones to pick from to suit your needs.

SlideDeck WordPress Slideshow Plugin WP »
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Featured Posts Slideshow WordPress Plugin »
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Coin Slider 4 WordPress »
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10 Social Bookmarking Plugins for WordPress

Social bookmarking is a must have these days.  Below you will find 10 different social bookmarking plugins for wordpress to make it all easier.

Socialgrid Homepage →
SocialGrid is a simple widget that makes it easy to add and organize links to your various profiles on the internet.
It currently supports the following services: Brightkite, Delicious, deviantART, Digg, Dopplr, Ember, Facebook, Flickr, Friendfeed, Google Profile, Last.fm, LinkedIn, MySpace, Picasa Web, Posterous, Qik, Readernaut, Reddit, RSS, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Twitter, Technorati, Viddler, Vimeo, Virb, and YouTube!
Requires WP Version: 2.8 or higher.

GetSocial Homepage →
GetSocial adds an intelligent, lightweight, quick to setup floating social media sharing box on your blog posts that is always visible and accessible even if the user scrolls down the page. Its out-of-the-box functionality includes the Tweetmeme Retweet button, Facebook Share button, Google Buzz button and the Stumbleupon Submit button. You can quite easily add any number of additional social media sharing buttons.
Requires WP Version: 2.7 or higher.

Drag to Share eXtended Homepage →
WP Drag to Share eXtended is a plugin that allow to your readers to share one of your blog’s pages (through your article’s images) on the social networks sites such as Twitter and Facebook but also on Delicious.
Requires WP Version: 2.8 or higher