Hikari Unicornified Gravatars

Gravatar is a nice service, it allows us, as users, to define avatars related to our emails, and then those avatars are used everywhere we comment and participate, automatically.

But not everybody know or bother with Gravatars, and when we have a site we end up with a bunch of comments with the same default avatar, for every commenter that didn’t register on Gravatar, or in anonymous comments.

Hikari Unicornified Gravatars lets us “unicornify” these avatars, providing some more colors to our beloved sites :D

Google XML Sitemaps

Generates a XML sitemap which helps search engines to index your site.

Event Registration

This plugin is designed to allow you to take online registrations for events and classes. 

Live Blogging

To see this plugin in action, you can watch this screencast: http://www.pling.org.uk/static/Live_Blogging_for_WordPress_2.0.swf

Live Blogging is a plugin developed to support blogs that are doing live micro blogging of running events, such as major sport events or tech conferences. (such as the Roses sporting tournament at the University of York).

Using WordPress 3.0’s custom post types, the plugin allows you to create these micro blog entries in a stripped down version of the normal post edit screen. These micro blog entries then get included in a post which has been activated as the microblog.

By default, the plugin uses AJAX polling to allow your readers to instantly update what they are viewing, including any new comments posted on the post. For professional bloggers, Meteor is supported, which gives the smoothest updating experience for your viewers and also significantly reduces the load on your server.

Additionally, the plugin also supports integration with Twitter – if activated, the first 139 characters of each live blog entry will be posted to Twitter when they are made.

Using this plugin will give you an advantage over your competitors if you’re blogging from live events – your readers will get updates quicker, and it will integrate into your blog better than competing systems, such as CoverItLive.

Author Avatars List

This must have plugin if you have multiable authors or what to show a list of commetaters.

This plugin makes it easy to display lists of user avatars on your (multiuser) blog. It also allows to insert single avatars for blog users or any email address into a post or page. (Great for displaying an image of someone you’re talking about.)

Avatar lists can be inserted into your sidebar by adding a widget or into posts/pages by using a shortcode. The plugin comes with a tinymce editor plugin which makes inserting shortcodes very easy.

Both shortcode and widget can be configured to…

■Show a custom title (widget only)
■Only show specific user groups and/or hide certain users
■Limit the number of users shown
■Change the sort order of users or show in random order
■Adjust the size of user avatars
■Optionally show a user’s name or biography
■Show users from the current blog, all blogs or a selection of blogs (on WPMU/Multisite)
■Group users by their blog (when showing from multiple blogs), and show the blog name above each grouping (experimental feature).
The plugin makes use of built in wordpress (core) functions to retrieve user information and get avatars.

Single user avatars can be inserted using the show_avatar shortcode and configured to…

■Adjust the size of the user avatar.
■Align the avatar left, centered or right.

Dynamic Widgets

Dynamic Widgets gives you more control over your widgets. It lets you dynamically place widgets on WordPress pages by excluding or including rules with just a few mouse clicks by role, dates, for the homepage, single posts, pages, authors, categories, archives, error page, search page and custom post types.

Nextgen Gallery

NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a slideshow option.

Antispam Bee

Antispam Bee protects your blog from user and trackback spam. Without registration. Anonymous. With numerous settings. It’s easy to use and extremely effective. Really!

Hikari Internal Links

Don’t worry anymore of linking a post or a category, to later change its title or slug, or changing your posts permalinks, and creating invalid links to your own site pages.

Hikari Internal Links provides a shortcode that dynamically generates links to most WordPress resources. You can query these resources based on their ID or slug, and these links are generated dynamically. Therefore if you change a resource’s title or permalink, its links will be updated automatically.

Theme Test Drive

Theme Test Drive WordPress plugin allows you to safely test drive any theme on your blog as administrator, while visitors still use the default one.