Let me remind you why we love WordPress so much! It is because of its unlimited customization capabilities made accessible through a wide range of themes and plugins. On the subject of WordPress plugins it’s been a while since we recommended or reviewed any for that matter.
Check out the following 8 useful plugins below, some of which I’ve personally found to be pretty useful if not for this blog, one of my other one’s at least. You might have already come across one or two of them, but if you haven’t they’re definitely worth checking out.
Onswipe makes your content look more appealing on touch devices such as iPad and iPhone. Currently the features include accelerometer aware which changes the way content appears according to the way a device such as an iPad is being held. The full version is not yet available but you can signup for the BETA preview.
This plugin is ideal for those looking for the simplest method of installing the Google Analytics code into their WordPress blog. Not quite as complex as Yoast’s Google Analytics plugin but nevertheless it’s simple enough to use.
This nifty plugging allows your blog visitors to leave comments on posts using their Facebook profile. The plugin supports custom styles, notifications, combined comment counts and recent comments.
This plugin allows you to place an email newsletter signup form into your posts or the comments section of your blog. The plugin supports popular email marketing platforms such as MailChimp, Aweber, iContact and Feedblitz and more…
WP CopyProtect (Anti Right-click)
Fed up of having your content ripped off? Join the club or alternatively use WordPress CopyProtect which helps you protect your blog’s content from being scraped. This simple plugin has many features including disable of text selection and disable of right click, very useful.
If you don’t have the time to go through each and every comment left on your blog that deserves a reply then this plugin could be for you. Realistically it’s not a solution to leaving a reply, but what this plugin does is send automatic mail messages, such as a ‘thank you for visiting’, please call again, when your visitors leave you a comment on your WordPress blog.
Social Crowd is a cool plugin that allows you to display your social counts such as number of Facebook fans, Twitter followers, YouTube fans and RSS subscribers etc.
ViperBar by ViperChill
ViperBar ultimately deserves a post of its own. It’s an awesomely placed together WordPress plugin that places an email subscription form above the header of your blog. What’s more astonishingly amazing is that this plugin is free to use on your blog.