MapPress Easy Google Maps

MapPress is the easiest way to create great-looking Google Maps and driving directions in your blog.

MapPress adds an interactive map to the wordpress editing screens. When editing a post or page just enter any addresses you’d like to map.

Textmate and Coda Starter Plugin For WordPress Development

Textmate and Coda to help speed up development for WordPress, and to make developers lives easier. It makes adding commonly used WP snippets of code to a document I’m working on extremely easy. Currently this only exists for Textmate and Coda on Mac.

The Textmate WP Starter Plugin and The Coda WP Starter Plugin have two modes:

  • WP Quick: Which is a folder and file skeleton.
  • WP Full: Which is a full theme structure markup and base styling.

W3 Total Cache

The fastest and most complete WordPress performance plugin. Dramatically improve the speed and user experience of your site.

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

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.

wpTwitBox

Toolbox with useful power tools around Twitter and Bit.ly.

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.

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.

Bad Behavior

Blocks malicious bots from accessing a PHP-based site.

Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms is an advanced form building plugin that can do just about anything you might want to make a form for.