Writing your own Wordpress plugin is not that difficult if you are a web developer with basic PHP skills. The only thing you will need, coupled with your PHP skills, is some direction, some resources, a little information on how WordPress expects your plugin to behave and, most importantly, a great idea.
After putting in all of the time, and perhaps money, into your Wordpress website or blog, its now time to secure and protect it from outside enemies and general bad guys: hackers, spammers and all round tossers.
If your WP development knowledge is limited, your best option is to download and install plugins. They are easy to install and manage and will give you all the power and security you could ever hope for. Of course, no plugin is powerful enough to protect you from everything, we can only minimize the possible intrusions.
Below, we have twenty plugins that will help you protect your Wordpress installation.
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The easiest way to create an image gallery within Wordpress is by using the add [gallery] feature (from WP 2.5+), but to give your gallery something extra you may wish to add the Lightbox effect.
If you have ever tried to display code within a post you will know all about the problems this can cause. That is why there are some amazing developers who create plugins to make that solve this niggly issue.
Is your WP blog badly in need of some drastic action, something you just don’t have the time to do, has your theme been corrupted, are you losing control of your blog and simply need to bring it back in line?
A sledge hammer would probably work but try these WP plugins first. If they don’t work, tell me about it and I will post you a sledge hammer myself (only joking).
All of these tutorials range from basic learning for the beginner, to advanced for the expert who wants to learn new techniques. Basically everyone can take something from these tuts.
These powerful plugins will allow your visitors to rate or vote upon anything on your blog. Very useful plugins.
This article came about after a comment from Andrew Pitchfordon the article 10 Amazing Wordpress Plugins for Flickr, he had enquired about eshopping plugins. So here we are, 10 of the most powerful shopping/ecommerce plugins for Wordpress.
There are many, many Social Bookmarking options available for Wordpress, I have tried to sift through as many as I could to give you the best 20.
My favorite is Sociable, which I use on this site. Thats not to say it is the best, the idea is to find the plugin that best fits into the theme and style of your site.