Editor Theme Options simply enables editors to access theme options present in Appearance menu of WordPress admin dashboard. This way you can easily allow editors to control the look of your website without promoting them to admin role.
Nextend Accordion Menu provides you a beautiful menu widget with accordion feature. The menu is user-friendly and highly customizable and provides you complete control over menu levels, colors, animation effects and more (DEMO). To start simply install and activate Nextend Accordion Menu plugin. After activation you can create and customize accordion menus from Dashboard -> Accordion Menus page then you can display them using its widget or shortcode. For step by step usage instructions follow its online official documentation here.
Widget Builder, a free WordPress plugin that lets you manually build custom widgets for your WordPress based website. It simply allows you to create predefined content widgets using native WordPress editing interface. The widgets can be used in multiple widget areas or sidebars while being centrally configured.
How to start creating new widgets with widget builder plugin?
Install and activate Widget Builder plugin than follow the given steps:
Step-1 Visit Widget Builder’s create widget screen and create your widget
Step-2 Now visit Appearance -> Widgets page and see for your new listed widget
Step-3 Now use your custom widget by dragging it to a widget area
The plugin is compatible and tested on both single and multisite installations. It allows you to create both frontend and admin area (dashboard) widgets. Its main features are:
- MU Compatible
- Create admin dashboard widgets NEW!
- Link the image
- Title and Description
- Customize “Read More” link text
- Very versatile. All fields are optional.
- Supports override of template so that you can override the template for your theme!
Unlike to posts, WordPress pages allows you to create sub/child pages of any page. This is done from page attributes widget present on Dashboard -> Pages -> Add New page. By default WordPress doesn’t provides you any option for listing child pages but most WP themes allows you to show them as dropdown menu in navigation. Now this article is on few good WordPress plugins you may use for listing child pages on their main parent page so that you can make things easy for your visitors specially if you are not showing them on navigation.
You can easily create a horizontal responsive widget area, add widgets to it and display them in main column (page, post, theme template files etc) of your WordPress site. The column is fully responsive and it automatically adjusts itself in all screen sizes.
You can hide widget content in WordPress and then enable your website users to toggle widgets, they can open and close them simply by clicking the widget title. This way you can add a number of widgets to your sidebar and enable your users to browse them.
Using Tumblr Ajax PluginYou Can:
- Display Tumblr posts, photos, videos and audios using a widget or inside a post or page.
- It provides you styles to allow for customization.
- Various useful widget options.
How To Use Tumblr Ajax Plugin?
- Install and activate Tumblr Ajax plugin.
- Now adding its widget to sidebar or any other widget area configuring it accordingly.
- You can play around with the various styles and options to find what works best for your site.
- For changing the CSS styles of Tumblr Posts, you can over-ride, using your own Stylesheet, the plugin’s default.css mark-up styles.
Now you can easily display your Flickr account photos using a WordPress widget simply by adding your user ID. No authorization is required. Meks Simple Flickr Widget lets you do this in a very easy way. The plugin provides you a widget that can display your Flickr photos right by using your ID. You can set the thumbanil width and height in pixels.
Icon List is the new WordPress widget plugin that cab be used for various purposes like professionally displaying address & contact information or for showing your website’s social media information. It provides you a flexible widget for displaying a standard list with cool icons.
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List Last Changes, a simple lightweight WordPress widget plugin that simply displays a list of the last changes (with date) made in your website on your sidebar or any other widget area your theme provides.
New Author List by buffercode.com lets you display your blog author list with an hover effect that displays a bubble showing number of posts they have written on your website. Author List is a WordPress widget plugin with following features:
- You can show the Author list through widget.
- On hover displays author image, the total number of post, user name and gravatar image will be displayed.
- Site admin can set the limit of authors to display, Gravatar image size to be 24×24, 48×48 or 96×96 pixel and customize the widget title name.
So what all you have to do is install and activate this new WordPress plugin. Upon activation visit your admin area Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets page, drag ‘Author List’ widget to sidebar and set Custom Name, Number of Authors to show, Set Author Image Size.
Yes you can easily enable subtitles in all WordPress widgets like default WP widgets, widgets your theme provides you and widgets provided by plugins, hacks etc. Widget Subtitle is the new WordPress plugin that provides you easiest way of adding widget subtitles.
Simply install and activate the plugin. Upon activation the plugin automatically adds a new subtitle field in all widgets. Visit Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets page and use subtitle text field and add subtitles to your widgets.
All your website widgets keeps working in old way, the plugin doesn’t adds any subtitle to any widget by itself upon activation.
By default most WordPress themes uses same style for all sidebar and other widget areas. This tutorial is on how you can make selected widgets on your website look differently in some custom style given by you.
First of all install and activate the WordPress plugin called Widget CSS Classes. This is a well known WP plugin that allows you to add custom classes and ids plus first, last, even, odd, and numbered classes to your widgets. Not only this much but it also adds some additional classes to help you style your widgets more easily:
- widget-first: added to the first widget in a sidebar
- widget-last: added to the last widget in a sidebar
- widget-odd: added to odd numbered widgets in a sidebar
- widget-even: added to even numbered widgets in a sidebar
- widget-#: added to every widget, such as widget-1, widget-2
After activation visit your admin area Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets page and you will see a new CSS class field is added under each widget. Now all you have to do is write custom CSS and add its class to individual widgets.
Screenshot showing basic widget after the plugin is activated:
Screenshot showing widget with ID field and Dropdown option enabled:
Widget Options & Features:
There are some more options this widgets provides you (Settings -> Widget CSS Classes) like you can enable Widget Number Classes, First/Last Classes, Even/Odd Classes, Show Additional Field for ID, Class Field Type Text Dropdown Hide etc. Also you can define Classes for Dropdown from the options page.
- Adds a text field to a widget for defining a class
- You can specify multiple classes by putting a space between them
- Optionally adds a dropdown menu with predefined classes instead of a text field
- Optionally adds a text field to add an id to a widget
- Adds first and last classes to the first and last widget instances in a sidebar
- Adds even/odd classes to widgets
- Adds number classes to widgets
- Fully translatable
- Multi-site compatible
- Compatible with Widget Logic and Widget Context plugins
- Has filters and hooks for customizing output including class names
Muki Tag Cloud is the new new WordPress tag cloud plugin that allows you to display creative, beautiful and colourful tag cloud. Install and activate Muki Tag Cloud plugin. After activation visit your admin area Dashboard -> Settings -> Muki Tag Cloud page.
Now from the options page you can set you tag cloud widget’s width, height in percent or pixel. You can set Tag Cloud to display random or order them by article, you can set smallest & largest font size and color scheme. It shows you real time tag cloud preview.
Finally, you can add the widget to sidebar or any other widget area from Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets page.
Vimeo Master is a powerful and outstanding WordPress plugin that allows you to integrate superb Vimeo Video Sharing Network into your WordPress site. The plugin uses minimal html5 code (with no javascipt or Ajax) for fast page load times and gives a completely professional look. Great for professional video presentations for business, design, arts, etc. Looks great inside WordPress content like pages, posts and other custom post types with its shortcode framework implementation. Provides you full control over Auto-Play, Video Loop, Video Color and Video Size to match your template. Demo.
A number of times it happens that you creates a new draft for any new post idea came into your mind, you save the draft then forget about it or simply change your mind. Most of the bloggers have a number of useless post drafts populating their database tables.
Dragging and dropping widgets into sidebars and other widget areas can be tricky sometimes, specially in slow internet connections and if you have many widgets installed. This tutorial is on new WordPress plugin that allows you to add click and choose option to WordPress admin page. With this new plugin you have to click a widget and then choose where it should be placed.
News Manager is the brand new WordPress plugin by dfactory.eu. It not only adds a news post type but provides you many other features and customization options. The plugin lets you publish, manage and display news, manage date archives, quick AJAX Calendar, Categories, Tags and much more.
With new Opening Hours WordPress plugin you can quickly and easily set up your venue’s opening hours and display it using widgets or shortcodes.
WordPress Random Animated Gif is the new WordPress plugin you can use for displaying cool random GIFs in your WordPress site posts, pages, custom post type, widget areas etc. It randomly grabs GIF froms GIFs4u.com and displays it in your website.
Meetup.com is Internet’s popular network of meetup groups & communities (with #335 Alexa Rank) that allows netizens to find, create and organize group locally in their area.
One can easily find their interest group near them and meet face-to-face. Everyday 9,000+ groups get together in local communities. Its main objective is to revitalize local community and help netizens to self-organize themselves into local groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.