WordPress Plug-ins

Wordpress

We like using WordPress for many of our clients that require frequent updating to their websites. It’s a great CMS solution that is straight forward to use, and for us developers, there is vast community support which include a plethora of plug-ins. Plug-ins improve site functionality, save time and enhance user experience. Here are some of our favorite WordPress plug-ins (in no particular order) that we find ourselves using over and over again.

  • Kimili Flash Embed: Allows easy embedding of Flash movies (swfs) using SWFObject.
  • Multi-Level Navigation: Adds a multi-level CSS based dropdown/flyout/slider menu to your navigation items.
  • Cforms: A highly customizable, flexible and powerful form builder.
  • Category Order: Easily allows re-ordering of categories via drag and drop.
  • Exclude Pages from Navigation: Provides a checkbox on the editing page which you can check to exclude pages from the primary navigation.
  • Hide Admin Panels: Hides admin panels for a specific user and/or role. This is great for preventing certain users from accidentally changing settings that should not be changed.
  • WP-Maintenance Mode: Adds a splash page to the website that lets visitors know the site is down for maintenance.
  • Slideshow Gallery: A flexible and easily configurable Javascript powered slide-show gallery.
  • Custom Admin Branding: Custom branding of the WordPress install which include custom images for and styles for the log-in screen, admin header and footer.
  • WP-Lytebox: Used to display images by overlaying it on the current page. It’s based on the popular Lightbox script.
  • Google Analytics for WordPress: Simple addition of Google Analytics adding lots of features such as custom variables and automatic clickout and download tracking.
  • IntenseDebate: A feature-rich comment system which enhances and encourages conversation on the website.
  • WP-Cache: An extremely efficient WordPress page caching system to make your site much faster and responsive.