Well I’m glad that WordPress developers don’t feel as seedy as I do today! While I’ve been lolling on my couch they have been busy coming up with great new plugins to help internet marketers.
Here are some of this weeks favorites:
Free WordPress Plugins
Article Forge – If you struggle to write articles then article forge may be useful. It organises your documents into a hierarchy for easy reading. Features include a summary of hte article and table of contents. This would be a useful plugin for people writing techie or scientific articles.
Launch Control – is great for those working on a website that still want to generate interest in the site before it goes live. You can put your website in maintenace mode when you are working on it and before it goes live you can display a launch page allowing people to sign up with you.
Drag & Drop Page Layout Builder – this is a plugin that I would love to spend a little time playing with. You can create your own page layout or even theme using the plugin without any coding knowledge.
Easy Landing Pages – this is a stylish plugin and it is difficult to believe that it is free (I’ve paid a lot for similar products in the past).
Create stylish landing pages, coming soon and sales pages with just one little plugin
Photo Protect – protect your images from copying. This is particularly useful for ecommerce sites, designer and membership sites where you want to protect your assets.
StudyPress – if you want to create learning tools using slides on your WordPress site then this is a nifty little plugin
Personally, I just prefer using slideshare myself and embedding it on the site.
Contest Hopper – this little plugin helps you create contests on your site. I would have liked to see some screenshots of the plugin in action and perhaps a demo site. Hopefully they are coming soon.
My Book Table – helps you to create effective book pages? Although I’m feeling a little seedy today I think the developers could have put a little more information into what this plugin does.
Premium WordPress Plugins
ZonDealNotify – is another “Amazon” plugin. THe plugin display a pop up of the Amazon Goldbox Deal of the day on your site.
EZReview Box – this plugin helps you create layouts for custom reviews.
In addition to creating beautiful layouts, it also creates widget reviews and has rich snippets intergration.
There have been a few themes released this week for specific niche industries. I don’t propose to review them here because a) when people buy the same themes for a niche you end up in a flooded niche and b) niche specific themes while they make life easier to create sites usually it is short lived. The reason it is short lived is that clients often want customizations that cannot be easily incorporated into the layout of a niche specific theme. The theme may have earned you a sale …but customizing it to meet clients standards usually ends up with hair pulling. Rather than buying a lot of niche specific themes I think it’s far easier to work with one framework and custom create skins to individually suit clients.