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.

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.

Prospress

A new WordPress plugin that goes where no plugin has gone before. After a 30 second install, Prospress gives your WordPress site its own marketplace.

With Prospress installed, registered users can post auctions, place bids, provide feedback and make payments. Everything required to create flourishing marketplace for your WordPress community.

GD Press Tools

GD Press Tools is a collection of various administration, SEO, database, backup, cron job scheduling, maintenance, expanding WordPress panels and security related tools that can help with everyday blog tasks.

Plugin integrates into various WordPress administration panels to add new useful columns that WordPress doesn’t have by default, can be used to perform maintenance operations, change some aspects of WordPress, show detailed server settings and information. Plugin offers several unique tools that can be very useful. All options are divided into several panels. Some of the features are integrated into the post/page edit panel in form of widget, and also add dashboard widgets for quick access to some of the plugins features.

Nextgen Gallery

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

Gravity Forms

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

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

GD Affiliate Center

GD Affiliate Center is plugin for managing ads from different affiliates, displaying ads on the website, tracking views and clicks for many types types of banner ads, text ads or full code ads similar to Google Ads.

Plugin allows management of as many affiliates as you want. You can review basic statistics including impressions, clicks or conversion rates for each one, manage ads and control integration in your website change status and review data for each affiliate.

Plugin allows you to ad banners and text ads on your blog and plugin will handle rendering of ads and simplify changes, track impressions and clicks.

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.

Get Snarky

A ‘replacement’ for the original Hello Dolly plugin, this has some crass (but hilarious) phrases that’ll be displayed on the top of the admin panel, along with an optional sidebar widget.