This week has been an action packed week for WordPress plugin developers. There are some great ecommerce and affiliate marketing plugins this week that I’m sure if you are an internet marketer you will find a great use for. Best of all, there’s a great selection of free plugins in this weeks round up.
Free WordPress Plugins
If you have an e-commerce store and you have fulfillment from a dropshipper then this nifty plugin called Dropstream can automate that process for you. The plugin is free and comes with a free trial but the fulfillment centres that you are working with may charge a fee.
If you are using Podio to organise your life and contact form 7 to collect emails on your site you can now integrate the two. Using the Podio for Contact Form 7 plugin messages can be sent direct to your Podio App.
If you have a local website, ticket site or perhaps a coupon site then you might find the Ticket Manager plugin helpful. It scours sites on the web like ebay for prices on tickets in the secondary ticket market and displays them on your site.
Do you work with clients and provide quotes? If so, then you might find using the Proposals plugin could save you some time when putting together a client proposal. I use a paid plugin that has a lot more features than this free version but if you are on a budget or only do a small amount of client work then this plugin could be really useful
There are a number of question and answer plugins already in the WordPress repository and in paid marketplaces and they seem to be getting better all the time. I found CM Answers this week and really like the look of this free question and answer plugin.
All things mobile …
Make your You Tube and Vimeo videos on your site responsive for mobile users just by installing this little plugin called WP Responsive Video
While we are talking about all things mobile you can also generate QR codes for your posts by using a plugin. Install the Show QR Post Image plugin to display a quick response code for the blog post
If your mobile site doesn’t have a mobile site map then using the Udinra Mobile Sitemap plugin will allow your mobile site to be indexed in the popular search engines
Premium WordPress Plugins
WP Image Finder is a plugin that helps you locate royalty free images for use in your blog posts and pages. There are other free image plugins that you can use like PhotoDropper, Zemanta – just to name two. The advantage of using this plugin is that a has a number of sources that it checks for images and the licensing on the images is checked by the plugin to ensure that they are royalty free.
WP Mass Article Poster is a plugin that allows you to upload a zip file of articles (in text or doc format), schedule the articles to post, optimize the articles for SEO, track clicks and insert a banner ad image for affiliate marketing. If you have been using WordPress and been in internet marketing for any length of time check your hard drive that you haven’t already bought a similar product as there have been a number of plugins and software/services over the years.
YT Fusion is a new WordPress plugin which basically finds You Tube videos in your niche, you can then overlay your optin form on top of the video. The videos are posted to your blog and you can schedule them to drip out and post in advance. The idea is that you can generate content easily, build up a large list of content in a niche and attract subscribers. If you haven’t done any type of content curation on your blog (text/images/feeds etc) then this video curation plugin may be a great addition for you. Personally, I wouldn’t use it on its own to autoblog with as you will need to add some quality unique content if you want to steer clear of panda bears and penguins.http://youtu.be/0sjnVRfJ7Kk
Couponazon is a nifty WordPress plugin for the Amazon niche site builders. What it does is allow users to display Amazon coupons on their site. Let’s face it, most our visitors love a bargain so a coupon is a great incentive to convert a browser to a buyer.
Premium WordPress Themes
if you have an Amazon affiliate site or perhaps your own e-commerce store you might like the SimFlazon theme. It comes with a number of different skins, is responsive, creates terms of service pages automagically and has a built in Amazon discount finder.