Top of the page, vertically sliding, widgets tab, for up to three widgets. Some examples widgets for sliding panel: contact info / form, user login panel, shopping cart, social follow / share buttons…read more
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You can set up and manage one vote per person (Vote permissions) using the built in filter cookie and IP address, but it’s not bullet proof, without burdening the user to register, and then filtering vote permission with username.read more
Plugin short code is useful for displaying in a page, with various display options.read more
This plugin makes the WP simple shopping cart plugin easier to use with a simple form to fill in all the purchase button details.read more
Snazzy look with visual editor for inserting an info blurb and built in email subscribe.read more
*** PLUGIN NOT UPDATED (see below) *** Useful if your theme does not have their own widget for displaying single category posts as a widget. If you only want to display a list of posts in that same category then combine with Display Widgets plugin, to control where to show. Alternative plugin: Category Posts Widgetread more
I use this for full screen responsive backgrounds.read more
This is a basic on site shopping cart. To more easily insert the buy now button with an easy form for adding product details combine with the User Interface plugin.read more
I’m now using MailChimp for WordPress. WARNING: Nmedia MailChimp Widget version 4.0 does not connect to the previous version options settings – please check the changelog. A popular solution for use with a free mailchimp.com account. An alternative to Mailchimp is a fully WordPress integrated solution is MailPoet Newsletters plugin.read more
TablePress makes managing a big listing easier and searchable.read more
MailPoet Newsletters – Wysija Newsletters integrates collecting and sending to email subscriptions (mail-list) with your website / blog – no need for any external mail-list service. You can see an example of this plugin at the Eco-Parenting Blog. The popular alternative is to use a mailchimp.com account with a mailchimp subscription plugin.read more
Expandable content boxes are great for FAQ pages and managing reusable content, providing further onsite content and links. Expandable sections work well when repeating content using Global Content Blocks.read more
After years of inserting the Facebook social plugin code by hand, I thought to make it easy on myself. Too simple. If you are looking for a more full featured Facebook custom feed, try the Custom Facebook Feed plugin.read more
I recommend the Donate Extra plugin as a simple solution to receiving donations via PayPal on your website. Donate Extra is a forked plugin to replace Donate Plus which had an PayPal IPN issue and was not updated since 2011. Donate Extra plugin was published at the WP Library on 19th October, 2012 and has resolved the IPN and also other issues since.read more