October 23rd in Social Media, Wordpress Plugins by .

Those of you who follow Mashable have probably seen its velocity graphs and social sharing buttons in the past. We have already covered various plugins you can use to add similar looking social media buttons to your site. Social Buzz happens to be a cool plugin that not only offers attractive buttons but also displays a shares graph on your site.

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October 22nd in Wordpress Plugins by .

Bitcoin has been around for quite a while. It has gone through its ups and downs, but the community behind it is still going strong. Many merchants have started accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment. If you run an online store, you may want to support this form of payment on your site. Even if you don’t sell a physical product, you could always accept Bitcoin donations. These 3 plugins let you do just that:

bitmate

BitMate Author Donations: a plugin that helps WordPress webmasters receive Bitcoin donations on their posts. It adds a Bitcoin address field, so you can accept donations easily. [click to continue…]

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October 21st in Wordpress Plugins by .

We all would love to believe that our loyal readers will remember to check our website when we have a new post. But that is not always the case. Sending them a notification every time you write an important post would help. Post status notifications are indeed quite useful for contributors and editors alike. These 3 plugins allow you to handle post status notifications via e-mail:

notify

Notify Users E-Mail: sends a notification to your users by e-mail when you publish a new post. There are limits, but the plugin does work. Of course, you could always use a newsletter service to better manage your subscribers. [click to continue…]

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October 20th in Social Media, Wordpress Plugins by .

Twitter is still one of the most popular social platforms around. It can drive a ton of traffic to your site if you spend some time to connect with your followers and contribute to the community.  Adding Twitter buttons and widgets to your website might improve your chances of getting more retweets. Inline Tweet Sharer could also help. It turns words or sentences that you choose into Twitter links, making it easier for your visitors to share your content with their friends.

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October 19th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Understanding WordPress roles is very important for those of you running a growing community. You need to make sure people, whether they are authors, contributors, or editors, only have access to the features they need to use your site. WordPress already handles access by role fairly well. These 5 plugins can also help you better run your community:

access-manager

Advanced Access Manager: lets you define access rules for your posts, pages, and back-end areas. Allows you to control access to media files and track user activity. [click to continue…]

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October 18th in Wordpress Plugins by .

WooCommerce is one of the best e-commerce plugins around. It makes selling physical and digital products very easy. It is true that many of us use WooCommerce to sell digital goods. But if you have physical products to sell, WooCommerce can still handle the job. If you sell large products, you may want to give your customers the chance to choose a delivery date that fits their schedule. Woocommerce Delivery Date is a cool extension that lets your customers choose a delivery date for their order.

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October 17th in Wordpress Plugins by .

WordPress may be a fairly secure platform, but it is not impossible for hackers to find a way through your defenses. You need to be vigilant and proactively monitor your site, server, scripts, and everything else to make sure hackers don’t find weaknesses in your server environment. Brute force attacks may not be always the most effective way to hack a site, but they do work. The good news is there are many plugins and tools you can use to combat against them:

login

NinjaFirewall: a web application firewall that protects against RFI, LFI, XSS, code execution, SQL injections, brute-force scanners, shell scripts, backdoors and other threats. It blocks suspicious bots / scanners and provides you with an activity log. [click to continue…]

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