Admin Management Xtended

As a whole, the new WordPress Admin panel is organized fairly well, however when it comes to editing posts or pages quickly without having to open each post or page in a new tab or window, it isn’t a very efficient process. For those who are using WordPress as a CMS, it’s important to be able to manage contents easily and quickly. That’s what this plugin helps to do.

It adds some icons to the posts/pages management panel with AJAX-driven CMS-known functions like toggling post/page visibility, changing publication date and title without having to open the edit screens or reload the page, plus changing page order with drag’n’drop, inline category management and inline tag management, plus much more.

Monki Publisher

Kitchen Monki (www.kitchenmonki.com) recently announced a beta program for Monki Publisher, a set of API tools for “live recipe” syndication on blogs and other websites that feature recipe content.

Engineered for WordPress bloggers, Monki Publisher is a plug-in that creates a permanent recipe repository that’s searchable via an iTunes-like interface. It also enables publishers to embed recipes within their content – and provide their readers with access to powerful Kitchen Monki tools that assist with grocery list creation, meal planning, and recipe bookmarking.

Monki Publisher can provide even burgeoning recipe sites and blossoming “foodie” bloggers with big-site functionality.

Kitchen Monki plans to release additional API tools for other blog platforms after the conclusion of its beta program.  For more information on Monki Publisher – or to participate in the beta program – please visit:  http://www.monkipublisher.com/.

Simpler CSS

This Simpler CSS plugin allows WordPress µ hosts to enable users to add custom stylesheets to their blogs.

The plugin creates a new menu item under the Appearance menu that allows users to enter custom CSS code that will be injected into the section of their blog. The CSS is stored in the blog’s options table and is filtered through a standard PHP function before being outputted, preventing the user from inserting malicious code into the header.

For non-WordPress µ blogs, this plugin provides an easy way to modify the appearance of installed themes or plugins (such as Sociable) without modifying theme/plugin files that may change with upgrades. No write access is required to any files for Simpler CSS to function, as it stores its data in the database’s options table — and that means theme/plugin upgrades won’t impact your custom CSS.

Simple Footnotes

Create simple, elegant footnotes on your site. Use the [ref] shortcode and the plugin takes care of the rest.

Connections

Connections is a simple to use directory manager for an address, business, or staff directory.

Connections is a simple to use directory manager but is also very versatile.

You can use it for an address book, to create a church directory, business directory, staff directory and even profiles pages using templates. If none of the default templates do not suit your needs, you can easily create your own custom template.

Want to show a list of upcoming birthdays and anniversaries, no problem, you can do that too.

Google Analytics for WordPress

Very complete Google Analytics plugin with easy authentication and lots of other features. Developer Joost de Valk provides tutorials and releases very frequent updates expanding the plugin.

Track your WordPress site easily and with lots of metadata: views per author & category, automatic tracking of outbound clicks and pageviews.

CommentLuv

Comments are a wonderful thing to receive on your blog, with CommentLuv for WordPress and WordPress MU you can give something back to your community straight away by including a titled link for their last blog post or tweet on the end of their comment.

The plugin fetches the feed found at commenters site URL while they type their comment and extracts the last blog post title with link and displays it below the comment form. When they submit their comment, the last blog post link gets added on the end of their comment for all to see!

As a member of The ComLuv Network, you can register your site url and receive 10x the luv when you comment on enabled blogs and if you start a blog here, you can even add your twitter and digg accounts to your returned posts (or add more blogs, up to 5)

WordBooker

This plugin allows you to cross-post your blog posts to your Facebook Wall. You can also “cross polinate” comments between Facebook and your WordPress blog.

Various options including “attribute” lines and polling for comments and automatic re-posting on edit can be configured.

WordPress.com Stats

Once it’s running it’ll begin collecting information about your pageviews, which posts and pages are the most popular, where your traffic is coming from, and what people click on when they leave. It’ll also add a link to your dashboard which allows you to see all your stats on a single page

All in One SEO Pack

Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog.