How to Customize WordPress Content Based on Geolocation

If  small business owners will choose to use a content management system (CMS), such as WordPress, they will definitely run a hassle-free website and infinite customization options. Tools like Google Analytics is a great help because it shows you valuable data about the viewers of your web site.  But if  you want to show particular data to specified area’s users than WordPress plugins like WP Geocode and others Geolocation related plugins comes in.

These Plugins help website’s owners to create content customized for the individual user based on where they are when they view their site. After the installation, the plugins setting is easily configurable through the plugin’s options panel in the dashboard.

These plugins mainly focuse on where your website visitors are. The plugin will use your visitors’ IP addresses to glean information about where they are located, and then automatically update your web content to create localized information.  Why you should use one of these plugins, you can find best explain on the link: Prepare Your Website for Geolocation with WordPress.

Geolocation WordPress Plugins:


WP Geocode Filter

WP Geocode enables WordPress publishers to customize content based on the Geolocation information of the reader. WP Geocode implements shortcodes that let publishers incorporate reader’s geolocation data into posts, and post titles.

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Geoposty GeoLocation Widgets, Posts and Redirects

Geoposty shows each of your readers information that is unique to their location and relevant to your site.

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Geolocation

The Geolocation plugin allows WordPress users to geotag their posts using the Edit Post page or any geo-enabled WordPress mobile applications such as WordPress for iPhone, WordPress for Android, or WordPress for BlackBerry.

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WP-Geolocation-JS plugin

The WP-Geolocation-JS plugin is a WordPress plugin that uses your visitor’s IP address to display their geographical information anywhere in your WordPress theme.

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GeoPosty

A WordPress plugin that lets your site serve location-aware content.

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Ads By Country

This plugin creates a javascript widget that shows ads in your sidebar based on what country each visitor is from. It uses the MaxMind GeoIP JS Web Service to do this.

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GeoHTML.com GeoMarketing

Easily add, change, or remove content from your Pages/Posts based on your visitor’s location: country, state, metro area, and even city.

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GeoSmart

GeoSmart automatically adds city-precise location information for each comment author to comment metadata for each comment and a map showing comment author location distribution. GeoSmart also ships with a multiple instance capable sidebar widget that displays a map showing the locations of the most recent visitors to your blog.

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Content by Country

Using [cbc][/cbc] tags, you can set content to be included or excluded when a visitor views a post, depending on their IP’s country of origin.

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Route Planner for WordPress

This plugin enables you to insert Google Maps widgets into your posts and pages, and by utilizing the Directions API , lets your user find directions to you (or any other address).

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City Guide – Geolocation EE Theme

They have developed this theme to cater for directory-based sites. For example, a guide to a city with shops, restaurants and other places of interest all archived in posts with geo-tags, custom content about the locations, and well presented in this killer theme designed by Sam Brown.

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Photoblogs and Galleries with WordPress

Photographers and Graphic designers can use WordPress to display their creative work in may different ways from simple to complex photo or portfolio galleries. WordPress gives the option to use Plugins and themes to built a PhotoBlogs and Design galleries. Today we will look at some of the different options for PhotoBlogs and Gallery scripts.

PhotoBlogs


WordPress is the best option for Photographers to create a PhotoBlog, All they need to select  WordPress Theme which is specially design for PhotoBlog like Photocrati , an excellent WordPress themes for photographers. Creating your photoPhoto has never been so easy with this theme.  I’m a big fan of Photocrati’s themes because theydesigned for photographers.  They are easy to use and allows you to get your site set up in a couple hours, depending on how many photos you have.
Now they have launch their first WordPress theme with BUILT-IN ECOMMERCE galleries!

PhotoBlogging With WordPress Theme

There are plenty of useful resources around the web for PhotoBlogging WordPress themes , and here we’re gathering best of them together in this post. Do let us know in the comments if we’re missing out something here!

Photocrati BUILT-IN ECOMMERCE galleries!

WordPress Theme for photographers

WHAT’S IN PHOTOCRATI 4.0?

  • Built-in gallery management!
  • Built-in ecommerce galleries! Add ecommerce galleries with print sizes and prices. Comes with shopping cart functionality, integrated with Paypal. Accept Paypal or credit cards for purchases. You’ll be notified of purchases and sent an order summary. You’ll fulfill orders yourself at your preferred print lab.
  • iPhone / iPad compatibility.
  • Copyright protection for Photocrati Galleries – no right clicking, dragging images to desktop, or viewing source URLs.
  • Albums. Now add album pages – with thumbnails linking to each of your galleries.
  • Border controls. Customize borders on images and thumbnails in galleries.
  • Music. Add music to your home page, gallery pages, and blog page.
  • IPTC Data. Automatically imports IPTC headlines and captions.

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Adventure – A Unique Photography WordPress Theme

Adventure is a minimal premiumm photography WordPress theme with a unique look and functionality that completely ditches the standard layout. It concentrates on content and your imagery with a great range of shortcodes, theme options framework and more

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Sideways Portfolio Website WordPress Theme

Sideways is a portfolio theme that offers both horizontal and grid layouts. It incorporates eye catching full screen background images that scale to fit all resolutions and window sizes as well as strong and elegant typography and design.

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JingJang – Premium Theme for Photography Portfolio

JingJang is the Premium Photography, Portfolio, Personal website Template built with latest WordPress features. Custom Post Type, Unlimited Colors and Image Uploader etc.

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DeepFocus WordPress Theme

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, 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.

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StudioPress Landscape Child Theme

Perfect Theme by Studiopress for showcasing your Photographs & designs, very simple & easy to navigate. Amazing cool Features. Includes Genesis Framework.

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Galleria – Photography and Portfolio Theme

Show off your work with this easy-to-customize and fully featured WordPress theme. When purchasing this theme, you will receive video documentation and a written help file along with additional options like choosing between 12 color schemes.

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ePhoto WordPress Theme

ePhoto was created for those looking to turn their blog into a photo gallery. While the theme was created with photographers in mind, it can certainly be used to display any type of digital imagery. While the main content of the theme is image based, I have also added the ability to create a separate blog page where normal blog posts can be integrated alongside your photos.

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Hand Crafted – Professional WordPress Theme

This premium photography theme has multiple Portfolio Layouts, allowing you to publish your content in many different ways. The most interesting layout is the Single Column Portfolio, which allows you to create a Slideshow from all the images inside the posts, adding Video and much more!

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Graphix Theme

Graphix is a beautiful portfolio/personal WordPress theme with lots of eye-candy and 5 modern and fresh color styles to choose from.

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ReCapture

Photo Graphic is a simplistic photography-centric theme featuring a clean gallery style layout. Click any photo in the gallery and the original sized source image will be displayed within a “Instant View” window. Adding photos to posts using Photo Graphic couldn’t be much easier… just upload your image and click submit. Your photos will automatically be scaled to fit the content area. Photo Graphic also comes with several custom widgets for featured content, advertisements, etc.

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Viewfinder: Photography WordPress Theme

Viewfinder is perfect for photographers which 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.

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Chocolate WP

If you need clean, light and simple WordPress Theme, Chocolate WP is definately… not your choise! It is refined and elegant template with complex and precise combination of light gradients and shadows. It was created to serve you as unique showcase of your works with strong blogging component powered by Woo Tumblog (for Tumblr-like posts) and Express App (for simple posting from your iOS-device).

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There is an other easiest way to get started with photoblogging on WordPress is to either install  WordPress Premium Plugins  or by using Free Plugins.

PhotoBlogging  WordPress Plugins


jGallery

This WordPress Gallery Plugin gives you a simple and extremely customizable way to create a gallery on any post or page. You have the option to use widgets or shortcodes to insert your custom gallery into your web site. As well, the look of your gallery is fully customizable through the WordPress admin interface.

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Yet Another Photoblog

Convert your WordPress 2.x installation into a full featured photoblog in virtually no time. Use the full range of WordPress functions and plugins: Benefit from the big community WordPress has to offer.

NextGen

Features:Sortable Albums and create your own sets of images; Upload pictures in a zip-file (Not in Safe-mode); You can add a watermark image or text; JavaScript Effects (Thickbox, Greybox or Lightbox); Use a nice shadow effect for your thumbnails with your own CSS file; Full integrated flash slideshow; Sidebar Widget (show a random picture at your sidebar).

Duh Gallery

As the tag line says (‘The Simple WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin’), it really is simple. For anyone that likes no complications.

PhotoQ Photoblog plugin

PhotoQ is a WordPress plugin that turns your blog into a photoblog. If you are a photo enthusiast or simply have a lot of pictures to post, PhotoQ is your ideal companion. With PhotoQ you can mass upload several photos at the same time thanks to its batch image upload functionality. PhotoQ places uploaded photos in a queue which gives you a convenient way to manage photos to be posted. The plugin then gives you the possibility to have the top of the queue automatically posted at a given interval.

PhotoBlog Other Resources

WP Photo Album – WPPA

WPG2

WP Smooth Gallery

ANIga gallery

PhotoXhibit

W3 Images

WP Wet Floor

Lazy-K Gallery

Lightbox 2 WordPress Plugin

AWSOM

Polaroid on the Fly WordPress Plugin

WP-Gallery-Remote

Mini-Slides

PhotoQ WordPress Photoblog Plugin

mBox Gallery Plugin

Cozimo Gallery Plugin

KB Easy PicasaWeb Plugin

Gallery Scripts and WordPress Plugins


To create a photoblog for your client, or even just to display your family and personal images on your blog you will find solutions here. There are many PHP and Javascripts available that will allow you to create and manage online galleries on your WordPress site. Here are just a few that have been successfully integrated with WordPress.

Premium Gallery Manager

Create galleries with just a few clicks, as many as you need, in any size you need and this together with it’s custom option panel and gallery submission panel you don’t need anything else anymore.

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Wall/Grid Gallery (WordPress Plugin)

This Plugin will help you to easily add a grid gallery to your WordPress website or blog. The gallery is completely customizable, resizable and is compatible with all browsers and devices (iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones). You will be able to insert it in any page or post you want with inbuilt short code generator.

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WordPress Media Gallery – Ken Burns Effect

WordPress Media Gallery is the ultimate gallery for your WordPress site. It supports any kind of content from simple images to advanced inline content to videos. Because of this, it can be used not only as a gallery, but also as a slider, banner rotator, video gallery and more! This is the only gallery you will ever need!

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Thumbnail Gallery (WordPress Plugin)

This Plugin will help you to easily add a thumbnail gallery to your WordPress website or blog. The gallery is completely customizable, resizable and is compatible with all browsers and devices (iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones). You will be able to insert it in any page or post you want with inbuilt short code generator.

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Gallery Scripts other Resource

ANIga gallery
AWSOM Pixgallery Art/Webcomic plugin

Build Your Own CSS-based Gallery

Coppermine

Duh Gallery

fMoblog – Upload and display images from your cell phone.

Gallery 2 embedded in WordPress using the WPG2 Plugin

GRAND Flash Album Gallery – multi category flash skin based photo gallery with powerful admin. CodEasily.com

Lazyest Gallery Automatically includes galleries uploaded by ftp

NextGEN Gallery

PhotoJAR

PhotoSmash Galleries – More info at plugin homepage

Page Flip Image Gallery – 90 day trialware–other versions require payment. GPL Version

Piwigo with PiwigoMedia to insert photos in your posts and PiwigoPress to display thumbnails in your sidebar

Plogger

Qdig
eSPG: enhanced Simple PHP Gallery

WordPress Include Page Plugin

w3images gallery – add an useful and costumizable Images Gallery to your WordPress

Zenphoto – +WP plugin

References:

Photoblogging with WordPress
Photoblogs and Galleries
Photography Websites Powered by WordPress
Photoblogging with WordPress Round-Up
CGAxis Camera Electronics 34

How to add/Show Images with WP-Category

If you are customizing or designing your theme, you can link images with categories in post. All you have to add some simple PHP code to your WordPress theme with some basic html knowledge and specific images for categories.
First of all you must know about get_the_category tag. You can read detail about what this tag is in the WordPress documentation here.

Here is the code which is good hack for adding images to the categories.

<h3>Posted in:</h3>
<?php foreach((get_the_category()) as $cat)
	{
	$catname =$cat->category_nicename;
	echo "";
	echo "<img src"/wp-content/cat-icons/";
	echo $catname;
	echo ".png" alt="$catname category image" border="0" />\n";
	}
?><br />

I have copied this code from the tutorial Very easy wordpress theme hack show category images, the  writer has well explained about the detail on how to use this code. Also he got inspiration and hacked this piece of code from this link: Styling posts by category and category specific images.

WordPress Plugins for Category Images


Category Icons Lite

The Category Icons plugin is written by Brahim Machkouri, and the author has made a website dedicated to this plugin (http://www.category-icons.com) where you can find many more information like full documentation, FAQ’s and a ‘Troubles’ section where you can ask your questions regarding the plugin.

It’ll work with a lot of themes. Just try. If you have an issue, make sure your template has the post title preceded by the permalink and its title :

<a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"... title="<?php the_title(); ?>">
<?php the_title(); ?>

or

<a title="<?php the_title(); ?>"... href="<?php the_permalink() ?>">
<?php the_title(); ?>

How to use it :

  1. Deactivate the Category Icons Lite plugin if it was previously installed and activated.
  2. Upload this plugin or install it via WordPress
  3. Activate this plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu.

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Category Icons

The No. 1 plugin to assign icons to categories easily.

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Category Image(s)

Display an image for each category associated with a post.

This plugin provides the templates tag c2c_the_category_image() which basically reproduces and extends the functionality of WordPress’s core functionthe_category() to add the ability to display a category image instead of the category name in the link to the category archive. With its $image_extensions argument defaulted to "", the plugin could be a drop-in replacement forthe_category(). As is done in the_category(), the image or text for each category is also a link back to that category’s archive.

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Reference:
Excluding WordPress categories
Understanding wordpress categories

How to Add the Google +1 Button to your Website

Few days back, Google released its Google +1 (“plus one”) button to compete with Twitter’s Tweet button and Facebook’s Like button. This is a big step towards adding the social aspects to the search results.  If you have not incorporate it into your website, do it as soon as possible. Because,  This button can generate a potential traffic and exposure to your web site. All your visitor need to have a Google account to use your Google button.

Why Google created this button? first of all to compete  Facebook like button and Twitter’s Tweet button.

Secondly, +1 helps people discover relevant content—a website, a Google search result, or an ad—from the people they already know and trust. Adding the +1 button to your pages lets users recommend your content, knowing that their friends and contacts will see their recommendation when it’s most relevant—in the context of Google search results.

How to Add Google +1 in WordPress


The process is very simple, just visit official page for publishers which offers different sizes  with some customization if you want to do it. If still you want to know step by step guide you can visit: How to Add the Google +1 Button to your WordPress. Webmasters who want to quickly get button code to run on their site should use the configurator. Before using +1 Button  API Call you can read the policies on Google +1 Button Publisher Policies. One my  my friend from DIYthemes for WordPress Thesis themes explaiedn in detail about using  +1button API call on his blog How to Add Google +1 (plus one) Share Button to WordPress and Thesis which is a detail tutorial about this excellent +1 button.

WordPress Plugins for Google +1 Button


If  you  love using WordPress plugin to help you to display sharing  button at the end of your post. Than you can use Sharedaddy which already allow you to share your posts with Twitter, Facebook, and a host of other services like Google +1 button. You can configure services to appear as icons, text, or both. Some services have additional options to display smart buttons, such as Twitter, which will update the number of times the post has been shared.

Google +1 for WordPress

Google +1 for WordPress is the only full blown Google +1 plugin for WordPress. +1 Pro gives you support for both custom WordPress ShortCodes AND Template Tags! Add as many Google +1 buttons to your site as you want, anywhere you want!

Google Traffic Pop for WordPress

Take full advantage of Google’s 500 million plus user base by giving your visitors an alternative to ads that also create value for you. By clicking +1 on your content they share it with everyone and they get to view your content uninterrupted: a great alternative to those who have content they cant charge for but want added value from it. Requiring them to +1 before reading / viewing / downloading etc will add thousands of new visitors and links to your sites! More +1’s = more traffic = more money!

Google +1 Content Locker

Tap into Google’s 500 million plus users with Google +1 Content Locker and gain immediate search and social traffic boosts. More +1’s = more traffic = more money!

The first plugin of its kind, Google +1 Content Locker allows you to wrap your WordPress post and page content in a “content locker” that will require the user to share your content with Google +1 before they can see it. Build a social media super prescense over night by locking all, or just parts of your posts and pages!

For Joomla bloggers: HOW TO ADD A GOOGLE +1 BUTTON TO YOUR JOOMLA SITE.

Why Google +1 Button is Bad for Search Engine Optimization


Why Google +1 Button is Bad for Search Engine Optimization

I havn’t face any problem with the load time of this button but bhartzer on WordPress.com has written that

It will severely impact your page load time, which will ultimately hurt your website’s usability. Slow page load times will also impact your website’s search engine optimization. Do not implement the Google +1 button at this time.

Never forget to rock the Wparena’s +1 button at the end of this post.

Best Tools for Running a Successful WordPress Blog

There are many reasons that people choose WordPress to set up and run their own blog. Most of the WordPress blogs look more or less similar these days, to stand uniquely out from the rest, you have got to tweak it. To keep the blog  unique, or the blog you intend to make it successful all you need to select the subject which is familiar and have passion on that subject, so you can write and learn about it. After all you want to get visitors and you should care about them through your writing. If you don’t truly care about what you are writing. And, if you don’t care… why should they?

Few days ago we have complied a list of  Best Facebook Tips and Tutorials for WebSites and Best Online Generators for Designers & Developers, and hope you enjoyed these posts. Today we will compile a list of Best tools for running a successful website.

Ajax WordPress Plugins for Bloggers


WPContact – AJAX Contact Form

WPContact allows you to add an AJAX contact form to your WordPress blog. The plugin adds a new widget which you can use in the sidebar or footer, and set the options like widget title, form labels, captcha. You can also choose if the guests will be able to use it.

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Ajax Multi Upload for WordPress

Ajax Multi Upload is a WordPress plugin based on jQuery with following features:

  • upload single or multiple file via ajax,
  • resize image,
  • create image thumbnail (with keep image aspect ratio),
  • easy integrate with forms,
  • submitting form using ajax,
  • create any numbers of thumbnails under one upload,
  • customizable paths to thumbnails folders,
  • customizable thumbnails sizes and dimensions,
  • pass custom data,
  • files extension filters,
  • limit uploaded file size,
  • limit number of uploaded files,
  • auto upload, upload on click the button, upload on form submit
  • custom upload button,
  • upload statistics,
  • and more…

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Ninety Ajax Login/Register for WordPress

Our Sidebar Login/Register plugin for WordPress does exactly what it says on the tin; Logins and Registrations with a touch of AJAX magic. Simple! It also has a nice ‘logged in’ view, and a lost password form for those forgetful folk.

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Ajax Comment Preview

Other preview plugins don’t know what sort of changes WordPress will make to a visitor’s comment, but this plugin uses AJAX and other buzzwords to send each previewed comment through WordPress’ inner voodoo.

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FireStats

Full featured statistics including referrers and popular pages. FireStats protect the privacy of your users, unlike services like Google analytics. (More on Google Analytics privacy issues).

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Live Spell Checker

Adds a spell checker to your posts in the admin area.

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WordPress Mailing List

Have a mailing list? Let readers subscribe and unsubscribe from the front page of your site.

Zorpia That’s Hot Box

Allows visitors to send posts they like to Zorpia.com and vote on their favorites

AJAX Contact Forms (for WordPress)

This is a jQuery based AJAX powered HTML / PHP contact form with Twitter Direct Messaging, easily integrated into WordPress via shortcodes and functions.

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Ajax user form

Enhance your Login and Registration system. Let user login, register and manage their Profile within your sidebar.

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WordPress AJAX Store Finder

Using a range of very powerful WordPress features, WordPress Store Finder allows you to add an easy-to-use AJAX store finder to your WordPress website.

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Simple Star Rating

The Simple Star Rating plugin for WordPress is a very simple-to-use star rating system that you can use anywhere in your blogs & pages by clicking on an additional button integrated in your content editor.

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Facebook Client for WordPress

This Facebook Client plugin let you add a Facebook Client to any post or page. It enables users to connect, and interact with their Facebook account (posting updates, viewing their wall and their friends news, viewing and posting comments, etc).

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Facebook Pages Integration for WordPress

This plugin enables you to integrate any Facebook page into your blog posts or pages. You can display the basic page information, but also load the page timeline (last posts from your page wall) in a SEO friendly way (accessible by Google). It also provides a way to view the comments attached to each post (using AJAX technology).

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WP Mobile Detector – WordPress Mobile

The WP Mobile Detector allows you to display a mobile theme to mobile devices in minutes. Simply install the WordPress plugin and activate it.

Easily configure a premium mobile theme with an interactive mobile theme editor without affecting your desktop theme.

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Dynamic Step Process Panels for WordPress

Dynamic Step Process Panels is a lightweight plugin for WordPress. It allows that any content can be represented in any number of tabs / steps. Can be used to:

  • presentation of bulleted content,
  • multisteps forms,
  • provide a description of products,
  • viewing photos,
  • loading content from files via AJAX ,
  • anything that comes to your mind

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Wall/Grid Gallery (WordPress Plugin)

This Plugin will help you to easily add a grid gallery to your WordPress website or blog. The gallery is completely customizable, resizable and is compatible with all browsers and devices (iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones). You will be able to insert it in any page or post you want with inbuilt short code generator.

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Currency Converter

Adds a real time currency converter to the page with data from Yahoo Finance.

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Google AJAX Search

Allows you to setup search for your site, the web, and another site such as your Flickr account.

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Units Converter

Converts hundreds of different units of length, area, volume, weight / mass, and speed without reloading the page.

WP Movie Ratings

Combines data from IMDB with the blogger’s movie review and allows the readers to add their own ratings.

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Ajax Store Locator

A fully featured Ajax Store Locator that uses Google Maps to find the nearest Store given an address or postcode. Has a password protected admin panel that is used to list all Stores in the database and the ability to add/edit/delete Stores.

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Ajax Shoutbox

This shoutbox is a chat-like extra which allows people to quickly send messages to each other. People can express opinions, chat and give you feedback about your website. This shoutbox uses AJAX so that people don’t have to refresh your page to view the messages. However, people who have javascript disabled can also post and read through the shoutbox. Excellent feature for your website to make it more dynamic and user-friendly.

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ShoutCloud – Flexible PHP/AJAX Shoutbox/Chat

ShoutCloud is a feature-rich and flexible PHP /AJAX Shoutbox that can be integrated into any website or project within minutes. It requires no MYSQL database and the flat files used are automatically created! Extremely simple to add to any existing website. ShoutCloud was built to flex within the container that you place it, so all the sizing is done automatically. The massive amount of features that ShoutCloud supplies will keep you feeling satisfied.

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Comment WordPress Plugins


Akismet

Anti-spam plugin from the creators of WordPress that uses a central database of spam comments to identify spam. Requires a free API key from WordPress.com

Spam Karma

Analyzes comments for spam based on a karma system.

Sugar Slider – Premium WordPress Slider Manager

Sugar Slider makes it as easy as it could possibly be to create gorgeous sliders for your WordPress powered site. Forget nasty custom fields and image URLs. You can even forget about manually resizing every image before you upload it.

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Comment Image – Upload images with comments!

Images are automatically resized to a thumbnail size and large size (without stretching). Your comment approval queue shows the image upload, so you can choose which the images you want on your site. After approval, the images are shown next to the comment. Clicking the thumbnail, opens a lightbox with the full image. If there are multiple comments with images on the same post, you can browse through the full size images in the lightbox.The built-in settings page allow you to specify additional CSS styles to customize the look, images dimensions, and file upload field label.

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TS Thinkbox – Show Testimonials and Comments

Thinkbox is a simple way to show comments or information from people, staffs, team and clients. Best suited for show client testimonials and show team member information.

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Encourage Commenting

Twitter Follow Button Pro for WordPress

Twitter Follow Button is the latest widget released by Twitter to increase the engagement with your website users.

Twitter Follow Button Pro helps you add the new follow button to posts, pages, widget areas and anywhere on your WordPress theme.

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DoFollow

Removes “nofollow” attributes from links in comments so search engines can follow them.

DoFollow Trackbacks

Removes “nofollow” attributes from trackbacks.

Show Top Commentators

Lists your most frequent commenters along with links to their blogs.

Improve Appearance

Nicer Trackbacks

Improves the appearance of trackbacks from other blogs.

WP-NoSh*t

WP-Noshit is a plugin that allows for filtering of bad words used during commenting.

Numbered Comments

WordPress Plugin to list the comments on each entry and promote the organization in discussions. They can also show the number of comments made in the post or blog.

AuthorHighlight

Author Highlight is a plugin that prints out a user-specified class attribute if the comment is made by the specified author. It is useful if you would like to apply a different style to comments made by yourself.

wp-chunk

Truncates long URLs in comments to prevent them from stretching the page.

Enable Rich Comments

TinyMCEComments

This plugin turns the comment field from a primitive <textfield> into a WYSIWYG editor, using the internal TinyMCE library bundled with  2.0 or up, without the need of another separate installation. Functions that only available to writers like adding images were removed and will not show up in the toolbar.

Live Comment Preview

Live Comment Preview is the simplest way to get live comment previews on your site. Simply activate the plugin. That’s it”’

Edit Comments XT

Edit Comments XT is a simple WordPress plugin that allows commenters to edit their own comments. To edit a comment, a user must have the same IP address as the user that made the comment and they must also make the edit within a specific time frame. The default edit time window is 30 minutes, but it can be changed easily in the plugin’s option page.

Enable Avatars

Gravatar

Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. Avatars help identify your posts on blogs and web forums, so why not on any site?

Favatars

Favatars is a plugin that enables each comment/pingback/trackback to be accompanied by the website favicon (if available).

A little less cryptically, this means that when a user on your blog leaves a comment/pingback/trackback, if they supply a URL, the plugin will see if their website has a favicon – if they do have a favicon, then you will have the option of making it show up on your blog right next to their name.

OpenID Comments

Lets readers comment with their OpenID identity.

Show Off Comments

WP-Most Commented Posts

Displays the posts with the most comments in the sidebar.

Latest Comments with Avatars Reloaded

Shows the latest comments along with the MyBlogLog avatars of the commenters.

Allow Better Conversation

Automatic Comments – Get the conversation started!

No one commenting on your blog posts? Get the conversation started with the Auto Comment plugin. Auto Comment automatically posts a comment on every new blog like: “Did anyone else see this?”, “Who has experience with this?”, “Has anyone tried this?”, etc.

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Simple CoComments

Tracks the conversation across blogs. Simple coComments is a simple WordPress Plugin to add coComments support to WordPress.

Whisper

Lets users “whisper” comments that are only visible to one person.

Moderate Comments Effectively

CommentCentral

Allows batch opening and closing of comments on multiple posts.

WordPress Plugins for Admin


Wp Nice Screen Login – Customize Admin Login Page

WP Nice Screen Login is the final solution to customize the “Wordpress Admin Login Page”.
You can choose from 5 default skins to redesign the Login Page, and bring to your clients a new professional page to login.

Friendly Admin Menu

Give WordPress Admin interface a complete transformation with Friendly Admin Menu. Use it alone or in addition to the default WordPress Admin Menu.

Easy to use and a more logical menu layout using a tabbed interface with large icons. Uses built in JQuery library to keep it lightweight and fast loading, does not add any code to your themes.

WordPress Admin Bar Pro

WordPress Admin Bar Pro gives you full control over your WordPress Admin Bar with a simple one click install plugin. Beef up security to your Admin Bar with options to globally enable / disable the WordPress Admin Bar, remove it from users’ settings, and add slick slide effects to keep it out of the way while browsing.

WordPress Hide Admin Menu Plugin

The WordPress Hide Admin Menu lets you simplify and customize the WordPress admin menus and submenus and have a clean WordPress admin look. This may help you hide unneeded menus for your client as you don’t want them to access.
The plugin works with both standard and custom user roles which may be added by using a WordPress plugin such as Members, User Role Editor. It also works with additional menus, submenus added by other plugins.

404 Notifier

If you’ve decided to move things around on your site, you might overlook a few redirects and end up with some broken URLs. This will help you catch those so you can take care of them. Provides a log of your 404 errors.

Admin Dropdown Menus

Streamline your crowded admin panel menus by turning them into dropdown menus.

  • Customizable color scheme with a neat color picker
  • Normal mode for regular users, compact mode for real estate maniacs, minimal mode for those who never have enough
  • Optional cute icons from FamFamFam
  • Enhanced compatibility with handheld devices
  • Joy and happiness for every day

Ajax Spell Checker

Use a vvariety of dictionaries to spell check your posts.

Auto-hyperlink URLs

Auto-hyperlink text URLs in post content and comment text to the URL they reference. Does NOT try to hyperlink already hyperlinked URLs. Improves upon WordPress’s default make_clickable function, along with adding some configuration options (such as link truncation).

AWSOM Pixgallery

AWSOM Pixgallery is an Image Gallery/Archive plugin designed to make it easier for Artists or Webcomic creators to set up a portfolio of their artwork. It features Automatic Watermarking, captioning using the Visual Editor or HTML, sorting, auto-thumbnailing, Comicpress theme support, per image/gallery commenting and more.

Batch Categories

It’s the ideal companion for large-scale post-import messy category work. List all posts belonging to a category or matching a keyword, and edit their categories, easily visible at a glace with a collection of sexy drop-down lists.

Custom Admin Menu

The Custom Admin Menu plugin gives you full control of your WordPress administration section, without requiring any changes to any files! All customizations are done using a very intuitive graphical interface. This increased degree of customization will turn WordPress into a real content management system.

Custom Write Panel

Custom Write Panel provides the functionality to create individual write panels similar to “Write Post” panel only with customized input fields. This plugin allows adding new input fields with a specific type.

Dashbar

Allow your admins to have admin access while working in the frontend of the blog without having multiple windows open.

Dashboard Editor

With this plugin you can remove sections of the dashboard, add new code, or even add Sidebar Widgets.

DashNote

It takes me a long time to write, edit, and rewrite a post here on maxpower. Because I don’t often have a couple of consecutive hours to work on a post, I’ll sit down for 30 minutes, tinker with some thoughts and click ’save as draft’. Sometime later I come back and think… “now where the heck was I?,” review my draft list, and decide which post I was working on. This wastes a few minutes trying to figure out what I was doing and leads to working on multiple posts at once.

Digital Fingerprint

Adds a digital fingerprint to your posts so you can search the web to see if your content has been scraped.

WordPress Plugins for Multimedia


Image Management Tools

WordPress Image Effects Plugin

This plugin can enhance your user experience by applying cool effects on any image on your WordPress site. The effects are applicable very easy direct from the WordPress visual editor by pushing the button of the desired effect.

Image Zoom add-on for Styles with Shortcodes

Styles with Shortcodes is a great plugin that makes life easier using WordPress whether you are a seasoned developer, designer or just a normal user!

WordPress jquery slider/banner image rotator – li

liJQuery Image Slider is carefully crafted slider/banner image rotator, full of features, easy to install and customize. Whenever you need a full featured slider image rotator or you need a simple ad banner, liJQuery Image slider will do the job with ease!

Image Size

Image Size is a simple and powerful WordPress plugin that helps you resize images on-the-fly. Now you don’t have to worry about the limited number of sizes WordPress allows for each image. With Image Size, create as many as you need as you need them!

Image Sizes Manager

  • easily add, edit, delete & regenerate all image sizes
  • manage built-in, 3rd party and your custom image sizes
  • asynchronous, fast, fail-safe image regenerating with a convenient progress bar
  • great for complex themes with many image sizes
  • full WP admin integration with native WP GUI

PhotoShow for WordPress

PhotoShow is a plugin for WordPress and jQuery that makes it easy to add elegant style to a WordPress photo gallery with with a simple shortcode ([photoshow]).

Aniga Gallery

Allows you to create picture galleries that use the WordPress comment system.

Main Features:

  • Picture Gallery completely integrated in WordPress
  • Group your pictures in Albums and an unlimited level of Child-Albums
  • Allow your visitors to comment on every picture
  • Restrict access to Albums and Pictures based on WordPress Userlevels / Capatibilites
  • Support for EXIF information
  • Order Albums like you want
  • Display a picture caption for each pic

Duh Gallery

Creates a photo gallery from your uploads folder in WordPress.

ImageManager

Includes interface for browsing and uploading images and basic tools such as cropping and rotating.

WP Image Gallery

Create photo galleries from within WordPress and display them in posts.

Importing Images from Other Services

BubbleShare

Display photo galleries from your BubbleShare account.

Facebook Photos

This WordPress plugin provides easy access to your Facebook photos by allowing you to easily post them to your blog. After you have linked the plugin to your Facebook account, photos you upload to Facebook will automatically show up in a convenient “Photos” tab in your WordPress powered blog (see screenshot below). You can choose to use either small, medium, or large sized versions of your photos.

Flickr Photo Album

This Flickr plugin for WordPress will allow you to pull in your Flickr photosets and display them as albums on your WordPress site. There is a pretty simple template provided, but you can customize the templates 100% to match the look and feel of your own site. And if you want, you could also hook it up with Lightbox or any other number of display libraries.

FlickrRSS

This plugin for WordPress allows you to display Flickr photos on your weblog. It supports user, set, favorite, group and community photostreams, and is relatively easy to setup and configure via a settings panel. The plugin also has cache support, allowing you to save thumbnails on your own server.

Fotobook

Fotobook is a WordPress plugin that will link to your Facebook account and import all of your photo albums into a page on your WordPress installation. It makes use of Facebook’s API so importing your photos is a breeze.

ImageShack Uploader

Upload an image to ImageShack’s free storage service and insert a thumbnail into your posts.

Slickr Gallery

Slickr Gallery is a very fast, bandwidth-friendly photo gallery plugin for WordPress. It allows you to pull your Flickr-hosted photos into a gallery section of your blog, as well as easily add Flickr-hosted images to your posts and pages. It is especially useful for people with many Flickr albums/photos.

Image Display Effects & Hacks

IImage Panorama

Helps you create a 360 degree panorama picture to add to your blog.

Image Headlines

Create cool text images for the titles of your posts.

Lightbox 2

Generates thumbnails that when clicked load in a lightbox.

PhotoMosaic for WordPress

PhotoMosaic creates a shortcode ([photomosaic]) that transforms a WordPress photo gallery into a visually-striking design piece by giving it a fresh mansonry layout worthy of your favorite design blog.

WP Paint – WordPress Live Picture Editor

WP Paint is a WordPress plugin bring you ability to live edit picture on your WordPress site right on the browser! Yes, you simply go to your WordPress dashboard and start to edit every picture in Media Library!

jGallery

This WordPress Gallery Plugin gives you a simple and extremely customizable way to create a gallery on any post or page. You have the option to use widgets or shortcodes to insert your custom gallery into your web site. As well, the look of your gallery is fully customizable through the WordPress admin interface.

The Wall – Media Gallery – WordPress Plugin

“The Wall” is the ultimate interactive media gallery for your site presentation. Now for WordPress!

Slider gallery shortcode

This plugin creates a new shortcode for WordPress. With this new shortcode, you can create a slider gallery in seconds just by typing [slider] while you’re writing your post or page. The slider will display the images that you have uploaded to the current post or page.

Wall/Grid Gallery (WordPress Plugin)

This Plugin will help you to easily add a grid gallery to your WordPress website or blog. The gallery is completely customizable, resizable and is compatible with all browsers and devices (iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones). You will be able to insert it in any page or post you want with inbuilt short code generator.

TS Display – Portfolio and Gallery Plugin

TS Display is a wordpress plugin for display portfolio and gallery. You can use this plugin to manage portfolio post and show photo gallery in your website.

Jigowatt Gallery for WordPress

The Jigowatt Gallery for WordPress allows you to create customisable galleries and insert them into posts and pages. Its built upon WordPress 3.0’s Custom Post Types and Taxonomies making it easy to use and extend if you want to.

FotoTag – WordPress photo tagging Plug-in

WP-FotoTag is an advanced photo tagging plug-in for WordPress. The plug-in not only adds annotations to your photos but can fully customize the photo and the tags with its’ API . You can choose from the multiple pre-installed styles or create your own. WP-FotoTag supports multi-users access and can be activated on any image in your blog.

Playing Music

Del.icio.us MP3 Player

This plugin makes any mp3 links (in post or page or any other location in your blog) playable directly on your webpage. In addition, your visitors will have the opportunity to easily tag and post the mp3 link to del.icio.us. This script is extremely lightweight, as is the flash movie that plays on demand. Must-have for podcasters or anyone who wants to allow blog visitors to play mp3 files on the website itself.

Audio Player

  • Added a volume control
  • Opening another player closes any other players and pauses the download (clicking the pause button doesn’t stop the download)
  • The width of the player is now configurable (the height stays fixed)
  • Added next and previous buttons when used with multiple tracks
  • Track information can now be passed in as flash variables (bypasses ID3 tags)
  • Improved communication between multiple instances of the player (also synchronises volume between instances)
  • Right to left (RTL) layout switch for Hebrew and Arabic languages

XSFP Player

Flash player that allows you to embed music on your blog via http.

Ultimate DJ Manager – WordPress plugin

Ultimate DJ Manager is a “Must-Have” wordpress plugin for DJs and producers. The plugin comes with 3 outstanding Apps: Soundcloud player, Music Player in Flash with HTML5 fallback and a Gigs panel. It´s very easy to use with shortcodes and an own administration.

MyMedia for WordPress

WordPress plugin for adding metadata of multimedia items to your blog.
MyMedia is useful when you want to effortlessly:

  • import YouTube videos into your blog
  • catalog your movie collection using metadata from IMDb
  • catalog your music collection using metadata from Last.FM

Podcasting Tools

Podcast Release

A “release” form for guests of your podcast, accepting your terms.

PodPress

Full featured plugin for podcasters including feed generation, iTunes preview, and download stats

Features

  • Full featured and automatic feed generation (RSS2, iTunes and ATOM and BitTorrent RSS)
  • Preview of what your Podcast will look like on iTunes
  • Podcast Download stats, with cool graphs. See below.
  • Support for Premium Content (Pay Only)
  • Makes adding a Podcast to a Post very simple
  • View MP3 Files ID3 tags when your Posting
  • Control over where the player will display within your post and what it will look like.
  • Support for various formats, including Video Podcasting
  • Supports unlimited number of media files.
  • Automatic Media player for MP3, OGG, MP4, MOV, FLV, SWF, ASF, WMV, AVI, YouTube, and more, with inline and Popup Window support.
  • Preview image for videos
  • Support for separate Category podcasts
  • Podango hosting integration

Podcasting Theme Pack

If you Podcast, host a radio or television show or perhaps just produce with your audience in mind, this is one bundle you cannot pass up! With 7 amazing tracks ranging from polished corporate sounds to raw funky rock and from futuristic and robotic to meditative and new age. This super pack really does cover a wide spectrum of sound and provides a professional branding touch to assist in those ongoing marketing efforts of yours. You get nearly 8 minutes of cinematic quality audio for use in your works at an unbelievable price

Video Tools

Anarchy Media Player

Plays a wide variety of audio/video file formats in the appropriate player on your blog.

Easy Inline SWF

There are several plugins to display Flash content for WordPress, but they don’t make it easy for a user to insert Flash. They ask you to put some weird tags into your post, set Flash dimensions.. Well… NO MORE OF THIS PAIN! :)

SeeTheFace

SeeTheFace’s plugin for WordPress enables you to upgrade your text blog to Video Blog instantaneously.

Noembedder

This plugin will add a noembed section no any embedded content that does not already have one. This is very handy for people reading your site in an RSS reader, as a lot of them don’t display embedded content.

wordTube

Video player that includes the ability to program a menu of videos.

TubePress

Display YouTube galleries as blog posts or a sidebar item.

Video Gallery WordPress Plugin /w YouTube, Vimeo

The most advanced stock gallery in the world! Now in WordPress!
FEATURES

  • easy install – purchase, download the zip, access your WordPress Admin Menu > Plugins > Add New > Upload zip and that’s all! Go to Settings > Zoom Video Gallery and start adding videos.
  • three skins – choose from Complete or Light skin for every gallery you setup
  • iPhone/iPad compatible – this plugin generates html5 videos if the visitor is on an iToy
  • full of choices – set up the gallery just by inputing your YouTube user/playlist in the ‘feed’ tag of the xml file. all descriptions/titles/thumbs/videos will be feeded directly from YouTube so you won’t need to write anything other then that
  • hybrid – it can be a video player / example in the preview

YouTube Premium Videos Integration for WordPress

This Premium YouTube Plugin for WordPress enables you to integrate not only single YouTube videos into your blog posts and pages, but also full YouTube channels and featured YouTube videos (Most Popular videos, Most View videos etc) that you can filter by date (weekly, daily, all time etc).

WordPress Media

WordPress Media 1.3.1 allows the addition of an HTML 5 audio and/or video player to your theme. The player is an instance of the popular and stable jPlayer by Happyworm and can be inserted into posts via a shortcode, sidebar areas via a widget, or anywhere in your theme via a template tag. Multiple instances of the player on one page is supported.

S3Vault

Ultimate video player, monetization, and file security plugin for WordPress & Amazon S3. If you share Amazon S3 files on your WordPress site(s), then you must get S3Vault.

Youtube SEO playlist for wordpress

YouTube Playlist SEO with jQuery for WordPress allows you to turn an unordered list of YouTube links into a video playlist. The php script makes the youtube list on a fly and uses the latest Gdata Api v2. You can choose to make a video playlist with keywords, userchannel or a regular youtube playlist. There are many options which can be set in the php script and in the jQuery function. Includes the new html5 youtube player option. This is the only youtube script avallible with search engine optimalisation (SEO) Almost drag and drop.

WordPress Media Gallery – Ken Burns Effect

WordPress Media Gallery is the ultimate gallery for your WordPress site. It supports any kind of content from simple images to advanced inline content to videos. Because of this, it can be used not only as a gallery, but also as a slider, banner rotator, video gallery and more! This is the only gallery you will ever need!

YouTube Pro

ouTube Pro is a great new plugin for WordPress 3.0! Upload, edit and delete your movies without leaving you blog! And that’s not all! You can change the appearance of your player.

In the next part we will include:

WordPress Statistics Plugins

  • Stats for the Blog Owner
  • Stats to Share with Visitors

WordPress Plugins for Editing and Posting

  • Post Administration & Layout
  • Post Tools

How to get more readers

  • Crossposting
  • RSS Feed Tools
  • Social Bookmarking

Aggregate your Blog

  • Social Site Integration
  • Status Indicators
  • Miscellaneous Site Integration

Perfect WordPress Themes for Photographers


Photocrati WorsPress Theme

WordPress Theme for photographers

Photocrati Theme is the professional WordPress themes for photographers. Creating your photo gallery website has never been so easy with these themes.  I’m a big fan of Photocrati’s themesbecause they designed for photographers.  They are easy to use and allows you to get your site set up in a couple hours, depending on how many photos you have.
Now they have launch their first WordPress theme with BUILT-IN ECOMMERCE galleries!

References:
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Facebook, Twitter and Google +1 Traffic Pop

Take full advantage of these tools to get more traffic to your website. What they are saying about them:

More likes = more exposure = more traffic = more money!
More tweets = more exposure = more traffic = more money!
More +1’s = more traffic = more money!

Twitter Traffic Pop for WordPress

Instead of forcing your visitors to see popups with ads, why not ask them to Tweet instead! Tap into Twitter’s 100 million plus users with this hot new popup style marketing tactic. Make Twitter your slave with one line of code! More tweets = more exposure = more traffic = more money!

Twitter Traffic Pop Featutres

  • Fully customizable CSS included, looks just like a twitter.com pop-up
  • Optional close button
  • LOCKS out page functionality behind the popup!
  • Cookies remember users who already ‘Tweeted’ about your site
  • Works on all sites and big and small
  • Viral, Twitter styled pop-up is proven to induce more tweet traffic.
  • Make Twitter your slave with one line of code!
  • Great for PREMIUM CONTENT areas or even have your uses tweet ads for you!
  • Allows you to pre-populate the tweet input box!

Includes full source with documentation and well commented WordPress Plugin and jQuery plugin version of the pop up script.

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Google Traffic Pop

Take full advantage of Google’s 500 million plus user base by giving your visitors an alternative to ads that also create value for you. By clicking +1 on your content they share it with everyone and they get to view your content uninterrupted: a great alternative to those who have content they cant charge for but want added value from it. Requiring them to +1 before reading / viewing / downloading etc will add thousands of new visitors and links to your sites! More +1’s = more traffic = more money!

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Facebook Traffic Pop

Tap into Facebook’s 500 million plus users now with the hottest Facebook traffic plugin. Facebook traffic pop is a new breed of ‘popups’ that will allow you to have your users like your pages, instead of trying to get them to click ads. More likes = more exposure = more traffic = more money!

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Twitter Traffic Pop

Instead of forcing your visitors to see popups, why not ask them to Tweet instead! Tap into Twitter’s 100 million plus users with this hot new popup style marketing tactic. Make Twitter your slave with one line of code! More tweets = more exposure = more traffic = more money!

Twitter Traffic Pop Featutres

  • Fully customizable CSS included
  • Optional close button
  • LOCKS out page functionality behind the popup!
  • Cookies remember users who already ‘Tweeted’ about your site
  • Works on all sites and big and small
  • Viral, Twitter styled pop-up is proven to induce more tweet traffic.
  • Make Twitter your slave with one line of code!
  • Great for PREMIUM CONTENT areas or even have your uses tweet ads for you!

Includes full source with documentation and demo examples, and I have even included a blank template for you to build pages off with no set-up required!

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