WordPress Designers and Developers Go for Cloud Computing!

For me WordPress designers and developers should go for Cloud computing, because it is an emerging technology. They are often in the business of selling ideas which is not a physical product so they don’t actually have to be anywhere when they work. They just need to be near a computer with an internet connection.

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Compared to the traditional shared, VPS or dedicated hosting , cloud hosting offers unprecedented benefits that makes your design and development  grow as you can concentrate on your core designing rather than worrying about the hardware software requirements.

Optimizing your WordPress installation for cloud computing

Optimization is very important to run a successful WordPress powered website or blog. On shared hosting no need to pay much attention to how much server resources your WordPress installation utilizes. As well dedicated hosting or virtual private servers can eat up ram and utilize a lots of resources. However, on a cloud computing environment like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), give you the edge that only utilized resources will be use.

On the other hand, you should optimize your WordPress installation and use some plugins which help you to minimize resources it uses. Here are some useful plugins.

Amazon Cloud Computing S3 plugin for WordPress

This WordPress plugin allows you to use Amazon’s Simple Storage Service to host your media for your WordPress powered blog.

Thanks to Tan Tan Noodles Blogonline storage solution and host their images for providing valuable tips about using Amazon S3.

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Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator for WordPress

Author: Arne Brachhold

This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.

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Resize on Upload

Author: John Tindell

Provides the ability to set a maximum width or height an uploaded image can be, if the image is larger than the specified values then it resized. Ideal for users who wish to upload multiple files without having to resize them via Photoshop or GIMP first.

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Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
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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Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

Author: mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine)

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) gives you a list of posts and/or pages related to the current entry, introducing the reader to other relevant content on your site.

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A Better Tag Cloud

Author: Nicolas Kuttler

I was pretty annoyed with the default tag cloud widget. It does a lot of things wrong, like inconsistent HTML markup and hardcoded font sizes. So I wanted to write my own. Digging through the code I found out that the wordpress wp_tag_cloud() function is pretty powerful. In fact, it could do almost everyhing I want. So I abandoned my plan to rewrite everything from scratch and added a nice admin interface to my tag cloud widget.

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Google Analytics for WordPress

Author: Joost de Valk

The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin allows you to track your blog easily and with lots of metadata. It adds the asynchronous tracking code for Google Analytics and automatically tracks and segments all outbound links from within posts, comment author links, links within comments, blogroll links and downloads. It’ll add custom variables while tracking to show you pageviews per author, post type, category or publication year. It’ll also allow you to track AdSense clicks, add extra search engines, ignore certain user levels, and much much more: this is simply the Ultimate Google Analytic solution for WP!
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These are the links contain more useful plugin list:
30+ Essential WordPress Plugins
The Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers of the Future

Cloud Website Builders

The following websites allow anybody to create a blog.

  • Blogger
    Blogger is a website that allows anybody to create their own blog for free.
  • Google Sites
    Google sites allows anybody to easily build a public website or private intranet with advanced functionality. Even quite sophisticated sites can be built and hosted with no payment required.
  • Moonfruit
    Moonfruit is a very easy to use, drag-and-drop website building tool that has already been used to build over 2.5 million websites. A site with up to 15 pages can be built and hosted for free. After that a subscription becomes payable.
  • Webs.com
    Webs is a free or paid website building tool that offers more code-savvy website designers somewhat greater technical flexibility that most of its competitors.
  • WordPress
    Wordpress is a very popular and sophisticated tool for creating your own free or paid blogging website.

Photo, Video and Audio Editors

These are all free online media editing tools.

  • Aviary
    Aviary offers suite of online media editing tools, including its Phoenix photo editor, Ravenvector-based drawing package (a bit like an online version of Adobe Illustrator), and its Mynamulti-track audio editor.
  • FotoFlexer
    Fotoflexer is a popular online photo editor that includes great integration with FacebookFlickrand MySpace.
  • flauntR
    flauntR is an online photo editing package that can integrate with a range of other popular web applications that use photos.
  • Jaycut
    Jaycut is a free online video editor. It allows twin-track video editing with transitions and titles, and has direct YouTube upload functionality. A demo can even be tried immediately without registration! This really is cutting-edge cloud software as its most impressive.
  • Photoshop Express
    Photoshop express is a free if very-cut-down online version of the industry-standard PhotoShop photo editor.
  • Picnik
    Picnik is an online photoeditor that can be used for free without registration. It is a cheery package for those who want clear and simple tools.
  • Pixlr
    Pixlr is an absolutely excellent free online photo editor. An interface called Pixlr Express is provided for image editing novices. However, for those who have experience of the full version of PhotoShop, the full Pixlr Editor offers a very powerful range of tools. These include layers, a history brush, and wide range of real-time filters. Anybody can use Pixlr for free online without even registering. Hurrah! However, online file storage is not included.
  • Pixorial.com
    Pixorial is another online video editor. Whilst not as sophisticated as Jaycut, it includes some cool collaborative features.

Cloud E-Mail Packages

Allow e-mail to be written and collected in the cloud.

  • Gmail
    Gmail is the very popular free web-based e-mail offering from Google.
  • Mimecast
    Mimecast is a cloud-based e-mail system for businesses that offers enterprise-class security and archiving.
  • Windows Live Hotmail
    Windows Live Hotmail is Microsoft’s free online e-mail system. It offers 5Gb of storage that ‘automatically increases as you need it’.
  • Yahoo! Mail
    Yahoo! Mail is a free online e-mail system which claims to offer ‘unlimited’ storage.

Virtual Meeting Tools

Following packages all facilitate virtual meetings by allowing remote participants to electronically communicate and share computing resources.

  • Adobe ConnectNow
    Adobe ConnectNow is a sophisticated online application for running virtual meetings. Users can share files, notes and their entire screens, as well as using online whiteboards and audio or video conferencing. Both free and paid versions are available.
  • LotusLive Meetings
    LotusLive meetings is a paid online virtual meeting tool from IBM, and one element of the broader LotusLive online collaboration suite.
  • WebEx
    WebEx is a suite of online collaboration tools from Internet giant Cisco. It features file and desktop sharing combined with phone conferencing and video conferencing and is becoming an industry standard. Whilst WebEx is a paid service, a free trial is available.

Freemium SaaS WordPress CMS + Blog Theme I

Freemium SaaS I for WordPress is a theme created for you to market your SaaS (Software as a Service) Web application. This WordPress theme includes the following:

  • WordPress 3.0 Compatible
  • 23 useful shortcodes
  • 6 admin switchable color schemes
  • Editable 3, 4 or 5 Column Pricing Grid (as static blocks)
  • Product Tour Pages Template
  • Billing info & Credit Card Signup Form (must be integrated with your own gateway)
  • Detailed Setup Instructions
  • Sample content to get your site looking like our demo
  • 6 Page Templates
  • 4 Panel Theme Settings Admin
  • Localization support

Includes layered Photoshop PSD (Photoshop) file of entire site.

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Freemium SaaS WordPress CMS + Blog Theme II

Freemium SaaS II for WordPress is a theme created for you to market your SaaS (Software as a Service) Web application. This WordPress theme includes the following:

  • WordPress 3.0 Compatible
  • 21 useful shortcodes
  • Editable 3, 4 or 5 Column Pricing Grid (as static blocks)
  • Product Tour Pages Template
  • Billing info & Credit Card Signup Form (must be integrated with your own gateway)
  • Detailed Instructions Documentation
  • 6 Page Templates
  • Custom 4-panel Admin Settings

Includes layered Photoshop PSD (Photoshop) file of entire site.

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If you want to understand more about Cloud Computing than you must read this book:


Cloud Computing: Web-Based Applications That Change the Way You Work and Collaborate Online.

How and Where to add AdSense to WordPress blog

Now bloggers do blogging to make money. And the first thing they want to do is to put Google AdSense on their blog. Embedding or placing Google AdSense on your WordPress can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Here is a WordPress guide that gives you different options for integrating Ads into your .

Google Adsense in a Sidebar


The easiest way to add adds in sidebar is to use WordPress widgets. Adding Google Adsense code to your sidebar and moving them into the order you want is easily achievable by simply dragging and dropping. You can also add anything you want including HTML code into a text widget.

The latest version of WordPress is integrated with widgets. If you are using old version which does not support widgets, than you can  grab the Sidebar widgets plugin. Keep in mind that not all WordPress themes are “Widget Ready” so if you don’t see the widget option in your dashboard then you will need to Widgetize your theme.

Even more information

How to use Widgets: For bloggers: how to install and use Widgets on your own blog
Widgetizing Themes: For designers: how to make your themes work with widgets
Widgetizing Plugins: For developers: how to make widgets for WordPress blogs

AdSense Code Into A WordPress Theme


With WordPress Plugins like AdSense-Deluxe, you can place Adsense code on any post or page. If you don’t want to use Plugin even than you can place to add your code in the main index template (index.php),  also be placed in the single post (single.php), page template (page.php), archives and if your theme has one the 404 template. Open one of the files and place your code just above the post content, so place the code above like this:

Your Code Here

<?php if (have_posts()) : //Are there any posts? ?>

Other places to place the code are:

Below the post,  above or below the comments:

<?php if ( comments_open() ) : //if comments are allowed ?>

You can experiment with many different places, just be sure to backup any file you are attempting to edit, and that the AdSense code or banner fits in the area and that all HTML or script tags are properly closed. It would also be wise to view your changes in different browsers and different size windows to make sure it looks right.

Best WordPress Plugins for Google Adsense


WordPress allows bloggers to easily integrate Google Adsense inside wordpress using plugins.For AdSense within a post I recommend following WordPress Plugins for Google  AdSense.

Adsense Deluxe – probably the most popular and perhaps the best AdSense plugin out there, AdSense Deluxe lets you automatically insert ads (it works with Yahoo ads, too) into your posts or pages. Very configurable and yet simple to use.

AdMan – integrates ads directly inside your blog posts. Compatible with AdSense.

AdSense Manager – a fully featured AdSense manager. Use the latest version only, as older versions had some issues with the AdSense terms and conditions.

AdRotator – AdRotator rotates (doh!) your AdSense ads, and combines them with other advertising programs.

Adsense Injection – inserts Adsense code randomly into a pre-existing blog. Takes a random paragraph (or br tag) break in your article and inserts adsense code. It does one per story on multi-post pages (home, archive, category) and let’s you pick how many to show on single post pages.

Google Ad Wrap – show that pesky Google spider what content on your blog is really important

Adsense Beautifier – places images next to your AdSense ads, which should increase the clickthrough rate. Be very careful with this one, as there’s some controversy over whether this violates the AdSense T&C.

Author Adsense – split revenue between several blog authors on the same blog.

AdSense Sharing Revenue and Earnings System – another revenue sharing plugin for AdSense on WordPress. Also shows you your earnings in real time.

Adsense Earnings WordPress Plugin – always be in control of your AdSense earnings, right from the WordPress Admin panel.

WhyDoWork AdSense Plugin – Thie plugin will help you to insert adsense ads on your blog with out modifying template with useful options. It’s depend on you that what kind of different adsense ads wanna show on page. As you can insert ads 468×60 ad at the start of a article, or same on below of article in your wordpress blog. It’s better way to add ads in blog with out working on template.

WP Simple Adsense Insertion – This plugin will help you to add google adsense ds to your blog post, pages and also in sidebar. There are so many plugin will help you to insert google adsense ads in post, but this plugin will help you to show ads in pages and sidebar too. Whenever you want to show ads in sidebar, need to using trigger text or calling the php function, it’s simple and easy way to do.

Easy AdSense – This plugin will help you to insert ads into posts, sidebar and add a google search box. it’s very easy to do, and it will give you complete solution for everything adsense related. You can customize google search with adsense. whenever visitor will earch it will show google ads too.

Adsense Ready WordPress Themes


Robust-5 in 1 Business & Portfolio WP Theme

Robust is a premium wordpress theme that will suite any project you can think off thanks to the fresh look and clean design. The theme comes with 5 color skins that are sure to impress any of your site visitors and will suite to your company’s needs.

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BVD-Beautiful Website Design-Wordpress

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Egg Theme – Personal WordPress Blog theme

2 column, Traditional widget ready theme, Special styled head post and custom widgets to fit the blog design.

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Avura – Elegant Magazine Theme

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Hugo – Minimalistic Portfolio WordPress Theme

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Free Download Plugins and Themes From WordPress Multi Site User (WPMU)

WPMU DEV is  the best WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress resource and support site on the web.  Today I am compiling all free plugins and themes !  All you have to do is register at the site, and you can then download them as much as you like… enjoy.

WordPress Membership Lite

Lite version of the most powerful, easy to use and flexible membership plugin for WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress sites available. Offer downloads, posts, pages, forums and more to paid members.

Anti-Splog

The ultimate plugin and service to stop and kill splogs in WordPress Multisite and BuddyPress.

Wiki Lite

Simply turn any WordPress post, page or site into a fully functional wiki – complete with a comprehensive set of options, full support and upgrades guaranteed.

Advanced Theme Switcher

Advanced Theme Switcher allows BuddyPress and Multisite users the chance to switch between different themes, or you the opportunity to profile different theme designs on a BuddyPress or Multisite.

Advanced Theme Switcher

Advanced Theme Switcher allows BuddyPress and Multisite users the chance to switch between different themes, or you the opportunity to profile different theme designs on a BuddyPress or Multisite.

WordPress Chat Lite

Host your own live chat sessions, interact with your visitors and boost your sales, without needing any third party javascript or other code – works great with buddypress and multisite too.

MarketPress Lite – WordPress eCommerce

The free lite version of our powerful WordPress ecommerce plugin.

WordPress Google Maps Lite

Easily embed, customize and use Google maps on your WordPress site – in posts, pages or as an easy to use widget. Display local images and let your site visitors get directions in seconds.

Q&A – WordPress Questions and Answers Plugin Lite

Q&A Lite allows any WordPress site to have a fully featured questions and answers section – just like StackOverflow, Yahoo Answers, Quora and more…except better :)

WPMU DEV SEO Lite

Every SEO option your WordPress site requires – in one easy bundle. Lite version.

Select Language At Signup

Allows new users to select the language they use at signup.

Admin Footer Text

Define your own footer message in your admin area.

Reports

Displays post and comment activity per blog and per user.

Login Redirect

Redirects users to specified url after they’ve logged in, replacing the default ‘go to dashboard’ behavior.

Logout Redirect

Direct WordPress users to the URL of your choice on log out automatically with this simple plugin! Just set it and forget it!

User Activity

Collects user activity data and makes it available via a tab under the Site Admin.

WPMU Dixi – CMS Frontpage Theme

WPMU Dixi is a powerful and immensely customizable theme that you can use as a homepage or individual blog… perfect for WordPress Multisite.

Remember Me Checked

Automatically checks the ‘Remember Me’ checkbox on the login page (useful if you are keen to keep your user logged in).

Business Services Theme

Business Services is all about showing off whatever you want – from services to products this theme fits the bill everytime.

Site Generator Replacement

Replaces the default generator tags that Multisite places in the source code.

BuddyPress Colour Pack

A colour pack of child themes for the default BuddyPress 1.2 theme including a child you can use to create your own colour scheme.

Farms 133 theme pack

The ultimate WordPress / WordPress Multisite theme pack – 133 themes – tested, 100% supported, custom headers, threaded comments, internationalization, tags, gallery CSS and guaranteed to work!

Who Sees Ads for WPMU

Allows you to show ads (or any other content) on your site to users based on whether they are logged in, regular users, coming from search engines etc. – just like they do at wordpress.com.

Help, Support and FAQ theme

A perfect theme for providing help and support, frequently asked questions and building a serious knowledge base!

Admin Ads

This is a simple plugin that makes it easier to place a message in the admin panels that all users will see.

Admin Message

This is a simple plugin that makes it easier to place a message in the admin panels that all users will see.

BuddyPress Corporate Theme

When your BuddyPress site just has the have the best, this is a sleek, good looking, professional and powerful theme that will leave your competitors jaws on the floor.

Blog Activity

Collects data on how many blogs were updated in the past.

Update Notifications

This required plugin lets you know when your WPMU DEV plugins and themes need to be updated, and even allows you to auto-update them… critical for security and functionality!

The Edublogs Forums bbPress Theme

A fantastic bbPress theme, incorporating avatars, unbelievably cool design and compatibility with the regular Edublogs theme.

 

How to Managing Your WordPress Multi Sites

If you planning to run Multi site through WordPress, there are some steps that need to be taken in order to get everything set up correctly. It is important that you follow these steps throughly, otherwise your additional sites simply won’t work.

WordPress-MU

When it comes to create or Convert WordPress into multiple WordPress sites, Look at this tutorial “How to enable Multi Site feature in WordPress 3.0?“, which tell you how to set up everything. Here is an other tutorial which tell you what you need to do to activate the multi-site ability and get through the set up and domain mapping process “How to do domain mapping in wordpress multiste network“. There is one Plugin on WordPress directory Plugin Commander, by using this Plugin you can manage all WordPress Multi Site Network Plugins at one place.

Creating New Network Sites:

After converting your site into Multi Sites Network, Follow these steps to add new sites to your network.

1. Go to Super Admin  by Click on “Network Admin” at the Top right of your WordPress Admin area.

2. You are now in the Networking admin Dashboard, and Click on Create a New Site.

3. Fill out all required field for your new blog, e.g. the Site Address field, a Site Title, and Admin Email. Click Add Site to finish the creation. Now you can see the new site added under Network Sites link.  You can visit new site by Clicking “Visit” link on  your new site.

4. You can edit to change the setting for your new site by Clicking on “Edit” link. Aloso you can see User for this site and are able to edit them.

Plugins on Your Multi Sites Network:

I already have explain “How to Manage Plugins in WordPress Multi Site Network” , but there is one more excellent Free WordPress Plugin Service “ManageWP“, You can manage multiple WordPress sites by using this free service and for Self hosted WordPress this would be available soon , there’s a detail article on that Plugin on WPMU “Manage Multiple WordPress Sites from One Centralized Dashboard“, You can read all features of this service by visiting the above link.

Themes on Your Multi Site Network:

Install theme normally as you do on Single WordPress site. Its up to Super Admin to give permission for the usage of particular theme. Under Network Admin click on Themes and check Network Enable or Disable link for the themes you want to be available to the network site:

Best BuddyPress Themes for Social Networking

DynamiX – Premium WordPress Theme
ReviewIt – Review & Community WordPress Theme
LetterPress – WordPress Theme with CMS Features
LetterPress – WordPress Theme with CMS Features
Wordshaft WordPress Theme
Digitalis – Business and Portfolio WordPress Theme

Control User Registration Across the Network:

Go to Network Admin >> Click on “Site” link and Click Edit under the site for which you want to allow people can set up their own sites. Enter value 1 under “Users Can Register” field:

 

People can sign-up now by visiting /wp-signup.php on your site. There is an easy to provide this link is by adding it to a menu:

That’s all. The site creation link will be available to people and they can add their email and can choose their own sub-domain.They are now ready to run a new blog by login and start blogging with all the normal WordPress features. However, you can allow or disallow plugins and themes for each subsite through the SuperAdmin.

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Best Premium and Free WordPress Contact Form Plugins

Contact Form play a very important role to make connection between Website users and owners. Specially if you are running an e-commerce, social networking or multi user website. Even that if you are running a personal blog, you need a contact form for advertisers to contact you for their advertisement.

There are some great WordPress Contact Form Plugins. By using them you can create contact forms, survey forms and registrations form easily without knowing much about web programming languages.

Today, I decided to gather Best WordPress Contact Form Plugins that will suit everyone needs. The Premium plugins are tested by me and support WordPress latest version. Free WordPress contact form are good to use on personal blog but if you are running business website than I recommend you go for premium one, that give you more flexibility and more features to include in your website.

Premium WordPress Contact Form Plugins:


Sliding Contact Form for WordPress

This is an elegant solution that puts a “sliding contact panel” on your WordPress site.
It will put a small “Contact” tab in the top left corner that expands to show a contact form and social media links when clicked.
Features:

  • jQuery powered sliding contact panel
  • jQuery email validation
  • 15 Social network icons integrated
  • 5 color schemes
  • CSS 3 for lightning quick loading—no images harmed in production
  • Graceful degradation for non-CSS3 browsers
  • Easy to use admin panel
  • Custom logo capability

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Modal Feedback Form for WordPress

This Modal Feedback Form for WordPress lets you easily add a feedback form to your WordPress blog – letting users submit feedback, and letting you view feedback + user information in your WordPress admin backend.

Its simple to get started – in most cases just activate the theme and your ready!

Features

  • Adds a ‘feedback’ button to your WordPress site
  • Feedback form appears inside a modal window/lightbox (powered by FaceBox)
  • Users can submit their feedback, email address, and mood
  • Optionally be alerted by email, and view feedback via the WordPress backend.
  • Capture the users IP address and user agent along with feedback.

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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.

Features include:

  • AJAX powered (no page reloads!) Save your bandwidth!
  • Instantly notifies you via the Twitter Direct Message API as well as via E-Mail.
  • Very easy to integrate into any existing WordPress page on your website.
  • All fields have a validation script so you get the * required info you need.
  • Improved Anti Spam ‘Captcha’, are you human? verification.
  • Make as many forms as you like, and customise them, all via the WordPress admin panel.
  • Integrated Animated Sliding Thank You / Success page.
  • Integrated AJAX Javascript Sliding Error notification, if fields aren’t correct or incomplete.

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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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SubscribeTo Plugin

SubscribeTo is a poweful plugin to increase your lead generation. You can place your MailChimp or Constant Contact email subscribe form easily using SubscribeTo. What is more, it enables you to place the subscribe form before comment form of each post, on the bottom of each page as a sticky footer, or even as a modal box. And all these are done by a simple click. You do not need to know any coding.

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Gravity Forms

This is for the Pro bloggers and it give a very high extend of customization flexibility. In addition, you get the complete support once you have purchased the Gravity forms plugin form the website.

Features of gravity forms:

  • Inline HTML Content
  • Import/Export Forms
  • Enhanced Notification Formatting
  • Conditional Form Fields
  • Email Notification Routing
  • Enhanced Post Custom Fields
  • Enhanced Address Field
  • Validation for Multiple Forms
  • Dynamic Field Population
  • Bulk Add and Predefined Choices
  • Form Scheduling
  • Limit Form Entries
  • Respond To Entries From WordPress
  • Role Management Integration
  • Post Image Field
  • Post Category Field
  • View And Edit Form Entries
  • Easily Pass Data To Confirmation Page
  • Easily Embed a Form into Posts & Pages
  • Create Autoresponder Emails to Users
  • Integrate with Other Plugins Using Hooks
  • View Entry Summaries from the WordPress Dashboard
  • Visually Create Forms with Our Sleek Editor
  • Prevent Spam with Built-In reCAPTCHA Protection
  • Allow Users to Automatically Create a Post
  • Manage Entries from the WordPress Admin Panel
  • Easily Export Form Entry Data to CSV Format

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Free WordPress Contact Form Plugins


DynamicWP Contact Form

A WordPress contact form plugin with the button contact that will floating on the left of the web page. If the button click, the form will appear with slide effect. The form is using AJAX, so the page wont be reloaded if the massage is succes or failed to deliver.

Dynamic WordPress Contact Form Plugin is provided to user under the open source GPL License, you can use it for all your project or at least use it as a foundation for your next projects for free and without any restrictions.

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Contact Form 7

This is an excellent solution for wordpress contact forms, including the one that i have used on my blog as well. Its an ajax enabled contact form that can be easily installed from the control panel and can be activated by pasting a code in any new page on your wordpress blog.

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Clean-Contact

Clean Contact is a simple contact form for WordPress. It requires less to no configuration and able to run out of the box upon installation. You can specify the Thank You Message and also Thank You Url, which is the URL that users would be redirect to after the form is being sent.

Features

  • A clean and simple contact form that users understand.
  • Shortcode support.
  • Spam protection including Akismet filtering.
  • No clunky Capctha.
  • Supports multiple recipients and configurable subject and prefix, CC & BCC.
  • XHTML compliant.
  • No external javascript libraries required.
  • Multi-language.
  • Supports custom styling using CSS.

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Dagon Design Form Mailer

This plugin also known as Secure Form Mailer, offers a lot of features such as multiple forms, multiple recipients, auto reply, multiple attachments, message template system and also numerous security features.

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MM Forms Community

MM Forms Community comes with the power of a tank, but drives like a bike.
Anyone who has the knowledge to connect to the internet will be able to create web forms with MM Forms Community. Sounds easy, right?

MM Forms Community has some basic features like :

  • field creator
  • customize form and mail contents with simple markup
  • html layout possible
  • Spam filtering with Akismet
  • captcha prevention
  • multiple, not to say unlimited contact forms

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WP Contact Form

WP Contact Form is a drop in form for users to contact you. It can be implemented on a page or a post.

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SimpleModal Contact Form (SMCF)

SimpleModal Contact Form (SMCF) is an Ajax powered modal contact form.
It utilizes the jQuery JavaScript library and the SimpleModal jQuery plugin.
SMCF has options to include certain contact form elements, like a Subject field and “Send me a copy” option for the sender.

Translations (check the version number for the correct file)

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Tiny Contact Form

A very simple contact form, without fancy features but you are allow to add contact form through sidebar widget or template files by calling the correct function name.

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Scaleable Contact Form

Another contact form with very scalable multi-type Fields. Uses Captcha, no Akismet. Can use external SMTP via wp_mail() or other Plugins. AJAX Support.

Features:

  • Uses Captcha but no Akismet (yet).
  • Required, non required Fields can be configured.
  • Five different Field Types: Textfield, Textarea, Select, Radios and Checkboxes.
  • All labels and buttons can be modified.
  • You can choose either a regular send formular or AJAX driven
  • Optional confirmation mail to ser

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Visitor Contact Forms

To use this plugin, you need to create a contact form at www.visitorcontact.com. After that, just fill in your form ID to the plugin page and you are done. There are a lot of cool features, such as Geocoding, Captcha Spam Protection, Contact Manager, Skype Status and much more.

The KEY FEATURES are:

  • Geocoding – Know the location of people contacting you
  • Captcha Spam Protection
  • Auto Responder
  • Contact Manager
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Fast Secure Contact Form

This plugin allows a webmaster to easily create and add contact forms to WordPress. The contact form will let the user send emails to a site’s admin. An administration panel is present, where the webmaster can create and preview unlimited forms.

Features a super easy admin panel, multi-form feature, autoresponder, no templates to mess with, and an option to redirect visitors to any URL after the message is sent. Includes CAPTCHA and Akismet support to block all common spammer tactics. Spam is no longer a problem. You can add extra fields of any type: text, textarea, checkbox, checkbox-multiple, radio, select, select-multiple, attachment, date, time, hidden, password, and fieldset.

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