WordPress is great as it is, but in most cases we need to add a few plugins make it fit our needs perfectly. While there are already thousands of useful plugins available more are published all the time. It is important that new plugins are developed for several reasons. First of all some older plugins may not be maintained any more. It is only expected as they are typically developed by individuals, but since millions of blogs may rely on the features they provide it can be problematic if some of the very popular plugins gets outdated. In this post I have collected the plugins I know of have been released this month. There is a lot of useful and promising plugins and I recommend that you check some of them out.
Back List – Adds Whitelist and Blacklist options for Trackbacks and Pingbacks as well as the option to auto-accept Trackbacks from your own blog. These options can be found on the Discussion Options page.
IP Ban – Returns ‘Page Not Found’ 404 error message for IP’s visiting your blog specified in the IP Ban option on the Discussion Options page.
Press This Reloaded The “Press This” function allows quick publishing with a special web browser bookmarklet. You can create a post by quoting some text, images, and videos on any web page. Press This is neat, but wouldn’t it be a lot neater if you had access to all the functionality you have on the normal post editing screen?With this plugin, you will have access to all the meta boxes, not just Categories and Tags. Also, plain URLs are inserted in the post content, letting the Embeds feature do the rest.
WP SimpleWeather – allows you to quickly and easily display the current weather at any location you enter using the Yahoo! Weather API.
Active Extra Fields – This plugin is used to validate custom fields and post taxonomies .Custom field can be organised under metaboxes. Meta boxes settings include location(normal,side),priority(high,low) and the post type to display them for.
WordPress Post Tabs – WordPress Post Tabs is a plugin for WordPress that will help you add as many tabs to your WordPress post or Page. So, say if you want to write some review, you can create various sections of the review post and display them in a tab view, i.e. separate tab for each section.
World Flags – allows you to add country flags anywhere in your WordPress blog using simple shortcodes and/or widgets, or show visitor country flag and info based on their IP address.
WP Word Count – WP Word Count is a plugin for WordPress that gives you word count statistics for your blog’s posts and pages. In addition to overall stats, WP Word Count also gives figures and details for the largest posts and pages of your blog as well as breakdowns for each of your blog’s authors.
yPHPlista – integrates PHPlist, the famous open-source, free and powerful mailing list software, with WordPress smoothly.
Custom Post Permalinks – The plugin will set up custom post type permalinks for non-hierarchical permalinks which have the flexibility of blog post permalinks.
Dev Corner Badge – places a highly visible marker in the upper corner of every post/page to denote a development site.
Favicon Rotator – is a free plugin for WordPress that makes it incredibly simple to add a favicon to your site. Favicon Rotator uses WordPress’ own media management features to upload and add a favicon to your site so there is nothing new to learn.
Trigger Warning – allows you to wrap content in quicktags to hide it. Readers can choose to read the trigger content by clicking on the “Show” button.
WP Tweet Button – implements Twitter’s own Tweet Button on your blog or site. The tweet button can be positioned as you please and can be styled to your delight in the settings page.
Extended Text – provides a text widget which can be hidden by adding page ids to the widget.
MyPress – When you are creating a website for a customer in WordPress sometimes you need not only design a nice theme, but also customize the administration area with customer’s colors and logos. Customize your WordPress admin area and login screen with your logos and your color scheme. MyPress also gives you the opportunity of making your own unique administration area without touching code and without having previous knowledge in CSS or HTML.
ShushThatNoise – allows you to hide unwanted comments without deleting them. Edit the comment and wrap the offending text in [shush][/shush]. Readers can choose to read the hidden comment by clicking on the “Show” link.
Simple Music – allows you to easily play any MP3 as a sidebar widget on your blog.
WP Socializer – is an advanced and powerful plugin for adding social bookmarking links, retweet buttons, Google buzz buttons, Digg buttons, Addthis buttons, Facebook buttons with inbuilt setup.
123 Flash Chat WordPress Plugin – can be used to create your own chat room in WordPress. It allows you to insert a chat room to your sidebar.
LinkXL – enables you to monetize your blog, automatically. Once you install the plugin, we handle the rest! LinkXL has relationships with digital agencies, large corporations and other link building companies who are looking for high-quality and relevant ads for their clients’ goods and services.
My Foursquare – makes it easy to show off your Foursquare badges and mayorships on your WordPress blog. It shows up as a widget in your WordPress sidebar. You can customize the widget to display your badges, mayorships, last checkin venue, and a map of your last checkin.
HTML5 Player Plugin for WordPress – allows bloggers to embed video and audio using the respective HTML 5 tags with Flowplayer as fallback, for example if a web browser doesn’t render HTML 5 video or audio, it will use Flowplayer (Flash) for that web browser.
IFRAME Embed For YouTube – enables you to insert iframe code for a particular YouTube video on your WordPress blog. YouTube has recently released the IFRAME embed code for videos but still that code is not available on YouTube, forcing people to still use the OBJECT embed code for the flash player.
Simple Portfolio – Manage your portfolio projects easily and use them everywhere you like. This plugin is very simple to use, though it’s very powerful. It doesn’t bother you with a complex user interface. Add project specific information, for example your role and the team you’ve worked in. Add any media you like: YouTube, code snippets or any media from your wordpress built-in Media Library.