Updated Plugins

Updated WordPress plugins – 2009/12/24

By Rene, December 24, 2009 in Updated Plugins 1 Comment

Updated WordPress PluginsAnother post with the latest updated WP plugins after the release of WordPress 2.9, just before Christmas : Add Local Avatar, Lazyest Gallery, WordPress CSS Drop-down Menu, Automatically publish highlights of any website, Recipe Press, Mingle, Smart Archives Reloaded, TPC! Memory Usage, WordPress Portfolio Plugin, GigPress, WP-CopyProtect, Yet Another Photoblog, MapPress Easy Google Maps, Theme Switch and Preview, Sabre, Google maps, Pagebar, Secure WordPress, Google Doc Embedder, WP Ajax Edit Comments, CommentLuv, My Category Order, Fluency Admin and BackWPup.

Continue reading below for more information about all these updated WP plugins !

Add Local Avatar  (2013-12-15 11:27pm GMT)

This plugin adds the ability to have local avatars in WordPress 2.5+ [read full description]

Adds local (private) avatars for your users. Maybe your users don't want a global avatar, aren't IT savvy enough to set a Gravatar up, simply want a private avatar for your blog, or any other reason too... Well, from WordPress 2.5 onwards, you can manage local and global avatars with this plugin. Plus you can use your Twitter avatar too!

From v9.0 Avatars requires PHP version 5.1.3 or greater.

The plug-in now delivers the much requested feature of allowing users to upload their own local avatar. And, the latest new feature allows your users to use their Twitter avatar. The order of precedence is; Local, Twitter, then Global. In other words; if you define a Local avatar for a user, that will be used, if there is no Local avatar defined and a Twitter ID is given for a user, the plugin will try to use that avatar. Lastly, where no Local avatar is defined and no Twitter ID is given (or Twitter doesn't return a match), a unique Global avatar (Gravatar) will be generated.

The local avatar feature list:

  • Have global or local avatars for your users.
  • Use Twitter avatars for your users.
  • Allow avatars to be included in posts. This is achieved securely; e-mail addresses are not exposed.
  • Detailed control over the default avatar to use for those users who do not have a global or local avatar. Allows a choice of a custom image, 'mystery' blank image, blank, Wavatar, Monster ID, or Identicon.
  • Wraps avatars in code to support SnapShots (www.snap.com), should your site use these.
  • Permits users to upload their own local avatars.

You may also be interested in the sister Comments with Avatars plugin.

Plus there is now a new sidebar widget extension to the plug-in that provides a feature allowing users to manage their avatar from the sidebar without having to use WordPress' profile administration page. It provides the same capability as the profile page. This new feature provides yet more support for users who may not, for example, be savvy enough to use the WordPress administration interface. Get the extension here.

Donations are welcome and help keep development going.

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Peter Sterling
  • : 22
  • : 2.5 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

Lazyest Gallery  (2016-01-04 3:53pm GMT)

Lazyest Gallery is an integrated image gallery with automatic thumb and slide creation. [read full description]

Create a photo gallery from your existing photo directories.

This gallery basically needs just two settings: Your image directory and your gallery page. Lazyest Gallery automatically creates a photo gallery with folders, sub folders, thumbnail pages and slide shows.

If you want more, the gallery offers a multitude of options by featuring a smart back end management site. You can sort photos through folders and add captions, comments and descriptions with minimal effort. If you are tired of uploading photos through the WordPress server, this plug-in will make it a breeze with their FTP auto-indexing integration.

If you are new to Lazyest Gallery, please consider Eazyest Gallery. Eazyest Gallery is the successor to Lazyest Gallery and is far better integrated with WordPress, and compatible with popular plugins.

I will add no extra features to the plugin, but will update and support the plugin for bug fixes and compatibility issues. Eazyest Gallery will replace Lazyest Gallery soon. The Eazyest Gallery plugin offers the functionality of Lazyest Gallery, but is far better integrated in WordPress.

Lazyest Gallery features:

  • Fully integrated in WordPress with Settings and Management pages
  • Unlimited number of images in unlimited number of nested folders
  • Automatic thumbnail and slide creation
  • Add Captions, Descriptions and Custom fields to Folders and Images
  • Comment on Images and Folders
  • Shortcodes for Galleries, Folders, Slideshows and Images
  • Arrange your folders and images by date, alphabetically or manually
  • Widgets for Random Images, Slide Show, and Folder List
  • WordPress Post Edit Screen upload button integration
  • Translations for Dutch, Russian and German

Add on plugins:

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Brimosoft
  • : 22
  • : 3.5 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

Wordpress CSS Drop-down Menu  (2012-05-07 5:08am GMT)

Creates a dynamic multi-level navigation menu of pages, links, and post categories. [read full description]

Note: This plugin requires PHP 5

Warning: This plugin requires knowledge of CSS to use adequately in widgets

Features at a glance:

  • Widgetised to make it really easy to add multiple dropdowns anywhere on the page you have sidebars
  • Ability to create the menu wherever you want with PHP Classes
  • Leverages the new Wordpress 2.8 widget settings to allow quick and easy multiple widget instances

Theming options:

  • Multi-level dropdown (CSS included)
  • Multi-level left/right flyouts (CSS included)
  • Support for Superfish Javascript (CSS included)
  • Works with other CSS (within reason)

If you want me to modify the CSS for you simply contact me and I will do it easily and quickly for you for a moderate sum.

It uses Stu Nicholl's final drop-down code which is a complete CSS solution - no Javascript required!!

You can look on Stu's site for other drop-down code as I got the flyout left and right code from there. Don't forget to donate if you're using his styles.

Most of his CSS should work just fine with the menu. I've made it so that the plugin automatically finds menu.css in the plugin's folder and loads it in your Wordpress site so you can instantly see how it will look. If you want to create your own CSS simply create menu.css in your theme's root directory and the plugin will load that automatically for you.

Please note that if you're upgrading you will need to change your theme files to suit the new approach. See Installation for further information.

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Isaac Rowntree
  • : 22
  • : 3.0 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

Automatically publish highlights of any website, directly to your Blog  (2010-06-12 5:07pm GMT)

Highlight as you surf => Directly posts highlights to your website. [read full description]

Ever blogged about something you read online? Shared a webpage? Or linked to another webpage? Now automatically embed/quote a part of any web-page (and your comments) within your own page without ever leaving the page you are on - nothing to "join", no cost, NO FINE PRINT 🙂

To Try it:

  1. On this page itself, or on any other webpage type roohit.com/ before the URL address (e.g. http://roohit.com/google.com) and your mouse cursor instantly changes into a highlighter pen. We recommend you get a button so you don't have to type each time.
  2. Select any text, it gets highlighted in color. (Once you'ved added this widget), the colored highlights get automatically posted to your site, as a hyperlink for your site visitors to see the same page as you: still highlighted. (Yes, it works instantly for everyone! 🙂
    • Optionally mouse over the highlight to make Comments, add Tags, keep it Private etc...
    • Anyone can share their highlights to any social network such as Facebook, Twtter, MySpace, delicious, digg etc. from right here (try it!)
  3. Go to your website (even from a different computer!), you'll see the text you just highlighted on your web-page (once you'ved added this widget)
    • If you made any comments they'll appear there too!

It is actually VERY COOL


  • Super simplifies blogging for you
  • Blog/Share/Collect without leaving the page you are on
  • Facilitates sharing for everyone
  • Fully Personalizable
  • No downloads required
  • No registration required
  • Fast, Free, Easy
  • No hassles.

Use viral marketing and social media to increase the traffic to our blog: add a highlighter button for your site visitors.

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : RoohIt Team
  • : 22
  • : or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

WordPress plugin Recipe Press

WordPress plugin Recipe Press

Turn your WordPress site into a full fledged recipe sharing system with user contributions. [read full description]

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • :
  • : 22
  • :
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage
  • : /5 ()
  • :
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WP Mingle  (2016-04-18 7:49pm GMT)

The simplest way to turn your standard WordPress website with a standard WordPress theme into a Social Network. [read full description]

The simplest way to turn your WordPress website into a Social Network comparable to Facebook or LinkedIn. Mingle makes it easy to create a social network for your family, church, business or even a premium membership site! Mingle uses your standard WordPress website and standard WordPress theme to create your Social Network instantly. So go ahead and try it out--give your users a more social experience on your website today!

See Mingle In Action!

You can now try Mingle out in our Mingle Community! Come be my friend at: Mingle WordPress Community

Community Builders

If you're planning on launching Mingle as part of a Premium Membership site we've seen great success with people using MemberPress.

FYI, MemberPress is a WordPress plugin created by the same people who brought you Pretty Link Pro, Affiliate Royale and Mingle.


Mingle still hasn't been tested with every theme or browser in existence yet. However, Mingle was developed and works exceptionally well on most themes.


  • User Profile Pages
  • Pretty Profile Urls (to help with memorability and Google Indexing)
  • Ability to Upload custom avatars (falls back on Gravatar)
  • User Friending
  • User Profile Posting (for friends)
  • User Profile Post Commenting (for friends)
  • Friend Activity Pages
  • Full Member Directory
  • Login & Navigation Widget
  • Random or Recent Users Widget
  • Email Notifications
  • User Email Notification Opt-Outs
  • Front end login, logout, lost password and registration system (So your subscribers never need to see the WordPress login or admin)
  • Twitter-Like user tagging (using the @ symbol followed by the user's name)
  • Custom Profile Fields (configurable by the admin)
  • Private Messaging


Mingle is currently available in the following languages thanks to awesome translators!

  • Albanian (sq_AL) -- Klajdi Hena
  • Armenian (hy_AM) -- Karo Kendimian
  • Belarusian (be_BY) -- Marcis Gasuns

  • Bulgarian (bg_BG) -- Ivo Minchev

  • Dutch (nl_NL) -- Lourens Rolograaf
  • English
  • French (fr_FR) -- Andre Lefebvre
  • German (de_DE) -- Bernd Zolchhofer
  • Italian (it_IT) -- Gianluca Storani
  • Persian (fa_IR) -- Ardalan Naghshineh
  • Polish (pl_PL) -- Jacek Dudzic
  • Romanian (ro_RO) -- Petrovan Ionut
  • Russian (ru_RU) -- Constantine Khorunzhev
  • Spanish (es_ES) -- Carlos Mejias
  • Swedish (sv_SE) -- Philip Holm
  • Turkish (tr) -- Mertcan Temel

If you don't see your language on this list or the translation in your language isn't adequate, please contact me on my blog at http://blairwilliams.com or at http://wpmingle.com and I can give you instructions on how to translate Mingle.

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Caseproof
  • : 22
  • : 3.3 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

Smart Archives Reloaded  (2013-03-21 3:52pm GMT)

WordPress plugin Smart Archives Reloaded

WordPress plugin Smart Archives Reloaded

An elegant and easy way to present your archives. [read full description]

Smart Archives Reloaded allows you to display a list of posts grouped by year and month. It also provides several interesting navigation elements.

Format list:

  • list = a list of posts grouped by month
  • block = a compact block of links to year and date archive pages
  • menu = a two-level menu with links to year and date archive pages
  • both = block + list (example)
  • fancy = menu + list + JavaScript (example)

No support

I do not offer support for this plugin, either free or paid.


  • Justin Blanton, for the original Smart Archives plugin
  • Simon Pritchard, for the fancy format

Links: Plugin News | Author's Site

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : scribu
  • : 22
  • : 3.2 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

Wordpress Portfolio Plugin (WP Portfolio)  (2014-12-29 8:23pm GMT)

A plugin that allows you to quickly and easily show off your portfolio of websites on your wordpress blog with automatically generated thumbnails. [read full description]

A plugin that allows you to show off your website portfolio through a single page on your wordpress blog with automatically generated thumbnails. To show your portfolio, create a new page and paste [wp-portfolio] into it.

Features Include:

  • Automatically generated website thumbnails (to save you hassle)
  • Ability to fully customise the layout (through HTML and CSS) if required.
  • The option to use a custom image rather than a screenshot (e.g. for showing off graphic design work).
  • Support for grouping entries to categorise your work.
  • and more!

The plugin requires you to have an account with Shrink The Web if you wish to generate the thumbnails dynamically. Please read the first FAQ about account types to learn more.

However, you do not need an account with ShrinkTheWeb to use this plugin if you capture screenshots of your websites yourself. You can capture your own screenshots as images, upload those images to your website, and then link to them in the Custom Thumbnail URL field.

This plugin also requires PHP5 or above.

About the Author

Dan Harrison, of WP Doctors, is a blogging fanatic, who has been running Wordpress on all of his websites for years. Mr. Harrison was the original author of WP-Portfolio in all of its greatness. Late in 2014, the maintenance of the plugin was taken over by ShrinkTheWeb so that Mr. Harrison could focus on other interests.

Problems and Support

Please check the frequently asked questions page if you have any issues. As a last resort, please raise a problem in the WP Portfolio Support Forum on Wordpress.org, and we'll respond to the ticket as soon as possible. Please be aware, this might be a couple of days.

Comments and Feedback

If you have any comments, ideas or any other feedback on this plugin, please leave comments on the WP Portfolio Support Forum on Wordpress.org.

Requesting Features

We do welcome feature ideas, which can be left on the WP Portfolio Support Forum on Wordpress.org.

This plugin is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : The WordPress Doctors
  • : 22
  • : 3.5 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

GigPress  (2016-04-14 1:00pm GMT)

WordPress plugin GigPress

WordPress plugin GigPress

GigPress is a live performance listing and management plugin built for musicians and performers. [read full description]

Modern Tribe has taken over GigPress as of March 2016. A huge thanks to our friend Derek for his 9 years of love and commitment.

GigPress is a powerful live performance listing and management plugin designed for musicians and other performers. Manage all of your upcoming and past performances right from within the WordPress admin, and display them on your site using simple shortcodes, PHP template tags, or the GigPress widget on your WordPress-powered website.

  • GigPress is intuitive and easy-to-use. Add artists, venues, tours, and related posts on-the-fly, all saved in your database for re-use, all seamlessly within the WordPress admin.
  • Manage multiple artists within GigPress, and display them either as a combined listing, or grouped by artist. Add an artist parameter to the shortcode and list only shows from a particular artist.
  • GigPress features RSS and iCalendar feeds for your upcoming shows and for individual artists and tours, plus Google Calendar and iCal download links for each individual show. It can also output Schema.org/Event structured data for search engines.
  • Advanced users can fully-customize the HTML and CSS used by GigPress to display your shows without altering any plugin files, making all changes upgrade-safe.
  • Link up a related post for each show and your show's full details will appear within your post. Automatically create new related posts with customizable titles when entering new shows.
  • No lock-in here. Import your shows from a CSV file, without fear of duplicate data. Export your shows database to CSV - filtered by artist, tour, and date.

The team at Modern Tribe stands by our work and offers light support to the community via the WordPress.org support forums on a weekly basis. Feel free to ask a question if you're having a problem with implementation or if you find bugs.

Submitting patches

If you've identified a bug and want to submit a patch, we'd welcome it at our GitHub page for GigPress. Simply cue up your proposed patch as a pull request. We'll review it as part of our release cycle and merge into the codebase if appropriate from there. (If a pull request is rejected, we'll do our best to tell you why). Users whose pull requests are accepted will receive credit in the plugin's changelog. For more information, check out the readme at our GitHub page. Happy coding!

Other information

If you want to go beyond GigPress, we also have other plugins that could work great for you.

  • The Events Calendar - a full featured calendar solution for your site.
  • Event Tickets - allow your visitors to RSVP to events on your site.
  • Event Tickets Plus - allows you to sell tickets to your events using WooCommerce, Shopp, WP eCommerce, or Easy Digital Downloads.
  • Read how GigPress works with The Events Calendar and Event Tickets.
  • Check out the full list of premium plugins we offer.
  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Derek Hogue
  • : 22
  • : 4.0 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

WP-CopyProtect [Protect your blog posts]  (2015-06-23 1:41pm GMT)

Protect your blog content from getting copied. A simple plug-in developed to stop the Copy cats [read full description]

Protect your blog content from getting copied. A simple plug-in developed to stop the Copy cats


  • Disable selection of text - Now those n00bs can not copy your content easily.
  • Disable right click on your blog - Disable right click with popup message or without popup message.
  • No side-effect on SEO - Search engines can read your content without any problem.
  • User specific setting - Apply above settings to all users or specific category of users like Admin.

Please note

  • Both disable right click and disable selection of text can be switch ON or OFF through Settings menu.
  • You must enable the options from WP-CopyProtect settings page after installing the plugin, to enable the protection to your blog.

    Why don't you rate the plugin if you like it !! 🙂 >>

By Chetan Gole.

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Chetan Gole
  • : 22
  • : 2 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

TPC! Memory Usage  (2014-01-10 6:52pm GMT)

WordPress plugin TCP Memory Usage

WordPress plugin TCP Memory Usage

View detailed system information and keep track of your WordPress memory usage, including peak and current usage. [read full description]

TPC! Memory Usage allows WordPress administrators to view the current and peak memory usage of the application. This is extremely helpful when testing new plugins, or if there are a lot of modifications, plugins, or large language files. As of version 0.4, administrators now have the ability to view detailed system information about their web server, MySQL, PHP, and WordPress software. (Requires PHP5)

Need help or have a suggestion? Join the discussion on TPC! Memory Usage!

A strategic dashboard widget will provide a snapshot which includes the following information:

  • Current memory usage
  • Current peak memory usage
  • Logging for all-time highest memory usage
  • File logging for memory usage at checkpoints, when usage exceeds set threshold, both, or none.
  • Ability to add custom checkpoints (checkpoint - a WordPress core, language or plugin action at which memory usage is measured)
  • Send e-mail notification if memory usage reaches threshold setting
  • Customize permissions to show certain users the memory usage widget and display mechanisms
  • View PHP and WordPress memory limit (defined in wp-settings.php)
  • View PHP version, User Agent tag, server software information

A detailed system information page allows you to keep a close watch on:

  • Server, host, and client information
  • PHP information
  • MySQL uptime, version, and more
  • Common and advanced WordPress settings
  • Completes basic security check to help prevent attacks
  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Chris Strosser
  • : 22
  • : 2.7 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

Theme Switch and Preview  (2010-07-16 10:57am GMT)

Allows admins or all visitors to switch the blog theme. Has a restricted preview mode for your clients etc. and includes a widget. [read full description]

The plugin is great for theme development as you can tweak the template online without breaking stuff for visitors. You can also use it for presentations, to show off various templates. There is a widget and a theme cloud shortcode to make this easier.

This plugin has three basic configurations:

  • Only admin: This is useful for theme developers and to preview themes on live sites.
  • Only with passkey: Send your clients preview links. They won't need an account on your blog for this to work.
  • Everybody: Theme switching for everybody.


The easiest way to use this plugin is to drag the widget into one of your sidebars.

There is as well the shortcode [nkthemeswitch]. Examples:

  1. [nkthemeswitch] This displays the theme switch cloud as text links.
  2. [nkthemeswitch mode="screenshot"] This displays the switch links with screenshots.
  3. [nkthemeswitch mode="screenshot" addname="yes"] This displays the switch links with screenshots and the theme name.

Using the switch cloud in your theme

You can call the function nkthemeswitch_cloud() from your theme to get the theme switch cloud. Example:

if ( function_exists( 'nkthemeswitch_cloud' ) ) {
    echo nkthemeswitch_cloud( $target = '_blank', $passkey = false, $screenshot = false, $addname = false );


  • target: link target attribute
  • passkey: add the passkey to the links. This might be useful if you use passkeys.
  • screenshot: display screenshots instead of name
  • addname: add theme names to screenshots

My plugins

MU fast backend switch: Switch between your MU blog backends with one click

Visitor Movies for WordPress: Did you ever want to know what your visitors are really doing on your site? Watch them!

Custom Avatars For Comments: Your visitors will be able to choose from the avatars you upload to your website for each and every comment they make.

Better tag cloud: I was pretty unhappy with the default WordPress tag cloud widget. This one is more powerful and offers a list HTML markup that is consistent with most other widgets.

Theme switch: I like to tweak my main theme that I use on a variety of blogs. If you have ever done this you know how annoying it can be to break things for visitors of your blog. This plugin allows you to use a different theme than the one used for your visitors when you are logged in.

Zero Conf Mail: Simple mail contact form, the way I like it. No ajax, no bloat. No configuration necessary, but possible.

Move WordPress comments: This plugin adds a small form to every comment on your blog. The form is only added for admins and allows you to move comments to a different post/page and to fix comment threading.

Delete Pending Comments: This is a plugin that lets you delete all pending comments at once. Useful for spam victims.

Snow and more: This one lets you see snowflakes, leaves, raindrops, balloons or custom images fall down or float upwards on your blog.

Fireworks: The name says it all, see fireworks on your blog!

Rhyming widget: I wrote a little online rhyming dictionary. This is a widget to search it directly from one of your sidebars.

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Nicolas Kuttler
  • : 22
  • : 2.7 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

MapPress Easy Google Maps  (2016-07-14 8:17pm GMT)

WordPress plugin MapPress

WordPress plugin MapPress

MapPress is the easiest way to create great-looking Google Maps and driving directions in your blog. [read full description]

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.

The plugin will automatically insert a great-looking interactive map into your blog. Your readers can get directions right in your blog and you can even create custom HTML for the map markers (including pictures, links, etc.)!

For even more features, try the MapPress Pro Version

Key Features

  • MapPress is based on the latest Google maps API v3
  • WordPress MultiSite compatible
  • Custom post types are supported
  • Easily create maps right in the standard post edit and page edit screens
  • Add markers for any address, place or latitude/longitude location, or drag markers where you want them
  • Create custom text and HTML for the markers, including photos, links, etc.
  • Street view supported
  • Readers can get driving, walking and bicycling directions right in your blog. Directions can be dragged to change waypoints or route
  • Multiple maps can be created in a single post or page
  • Real-time traffic
  • New shortcodes with many parameters: "mapid" (to specify which map to show), "width" "height", "zoom", etc.
  • Programming API to develop your own mapping plugins

Pro Version Features

  • Get the MapPress Pro Version for additional functionality
  • Use different marker icons in your maps - over 200 standard icons included
  • Use your own custom icons in your maps or download thousands of icons from the web
  • Shortcodes and template tags for "mashups": easily create a "mashup" showing all of your map locations on a single map
  • Mashups can automatically link to your blog posts and pages and they can display posts by category, date, tags, etc.
  • Map widget to show a map or a mashup
  • Display a clickable list of mapped icons and locations under the map

Home Page | Documentation | FAQ | Support

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Chris Richardson
  • : 22
  • : 3.5 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

Sabre  (2012-04-26 12:05pm GMT)

Sabre is an acronym for Simple Anti Bot Registration Engine. It’s a set of counter measures against spam registration on your blog. [read full description]

Sabre is an acronym for Simple Anti Bot Registration Engine. It's a set of counter measures against spam registration on your blog.

Your visitors are granted permission to register freely on your blog and now you are plagued by fake users automatically created by spammers? Sabre is the solution to stop definitely these robotized visitors!

List of available features:

  1. Inclusion of a captcha in the registration form
  2. Selection of the captcha's complexity
  3. Selection of the background colour for the captcha image
  4. Inclusion of a math test in the registration form
  5. Selection of the math test's complexity
  6. Inclusion of a text test in the registration form
  7. Random or fixed choice of the test to run
  8. Unobstrusive tests to detect if registration is done by humans or not
  9. Registration blocked if Javascript is unsupported by the browser
  10. Registration blocked if visitor's IP address is found on ban lists
  11. The site administrator can validate the user registration (monosite only)
  12. The user can validate his registration by clicking on a link sent by mail (monosite only)
  13. Limited number of days for user confirmation. Without beeing confirmed within the period of time, the user account is disabled (monosite only)
  14. Log on prohibited before user confirmation (monosite only)
  15. User is allowed to choose his password when registering on the site (monosite only)
  16. User must agree with a warning text, disclaimer or general policy note when registering
  17. User must give an invitation code during registration
  18. Main statistics displayed on the site's dashboard
  19. Custom logo on logon/registration screen (monosite only)

All these features are activated by parameters. Thus, Sabre is flexible enough and fits the protection policy you define for your blog.

NOTE 1: For WordPress 3.0 or higher in mono or multisite modes, use Sabre 1.2.2 For WordPress 2.5 to 2.9.x, use Sabre 1.1.2 For WordPress prior to 2.5, use Sabre 0.6.3

NOTE 2: If you are upgrading from a previous install, don't forget to deactivate Sabre before overwriting the older files with the new ones. Then activate it again so Sabre can apply the required database and options updates.

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Didier Lorphelin
  • : 22
  • : 3.0 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

Google Maps  (2016-08-30 6:21pm GMT)

A plugin that will let you easily embed clean Google maps (without iframe) in your posts. [read full description]

Wordpress Google Maps

  • Wordpress Google Maps
  • Google Maps Demo
  • Google Maps FAQ
  • Google Maps User Manual
  • Google Maps Support
  • Google Maps Github Project

Huge-IT Google Maps. One more perfect tool from Huge-IT. Improved Google Maps, where we have our special contribution. Most simple and effective tool for rapid creation of individual Google Maps in posts and pages.

  • With our Google Maps provide your visitors with the information about the exact location of your company/place. To make sure that people can find your place with the help of map , you should add the appropriate information to the markers.

  • With the help of Google Maps give information of the right location of your business on the map . With Huge-IT Google Maps distribute the information about yourself, get free traffic and increases the number of transitions to your page from the usual search on Google.

  • Create markers on the maps with beautiful styles.

  • Except given styles of the google maps you can upload your preferable image into the map and set it instead of marker.

  • There have been added useful special features on the Google Maps plugin. You can select the exact location on the map , track or spread area of a place.

  • Polygons of the maps - bounded highlighted area on the maps, showing the specific range, limited with geometric figure on the map .Create a polygon easily on the map , give shape and set styles on it. With Google Maps polygon show the borders of a specific location to your visitors.

  • Polylines of the maps - With the Google Maps polylines you can highlight specific road/track, give styles to the path and change it whenever you need on your map . Show visitors the directions of your place and many other things with the Maps plugin.

  • Circles of the maps - Maps circle is a round area showing the specific range. With Maps circle you can take the area into round border and give styles to it.

  • Layers of the maps - Enable Traffic Layer Enable Bicycling Layer Enable Transit layer

  • Map Styling - Provides huge amount of the design options

All these features can quickly and easily adapted to your requirements and needs.

Google Maps can be easily integrated with any Wordpress website. Google Maps can be easily inserted, customized and used in posts, pages or as a simple widget.

Google Maps make your visitors to get you, you just need to provide the coordinates on the map.

We have made for you a list of customization on the Map . Most of them are absolutely available in the free version of the Map Plugin.

Do not hesitate to install Google Maps from WordPress to see all the options of the map on admin page. With the demonstration map, next to it, so you can watch all your changes before inserting map into post/page.

Main Features

  • Create unlimited number of maps
  • Select your desired map name
  • Select among 4 map type from General Options
  • Set your map height and width
  • Enable map animation
  • Select your map icon for markers
  • Add Google Maps polygons link
  • Add circle in your Maps plugin
  • Google Map is pretty easy for using
  • Maps support Street View
  • Define your maps width, height and zoom level
  • Google Maps is user-friendly
  • Select different marker icons for maps plugin
  • Add markers for any address, latitude/longitude location
  • Add animations to your map markers
  • Add Polygons to your Google Maps Plugin
  • Add Polylines of your Google Maps Plugin
  • Create a map just in seconds
  • Set the min and max zoom level for your map plugin
  • Add descriptions, links and images to your map markers
  • Export the map to CSV
  • Enable Map Traffic Layer
  • Enable Map Bicycling Layer
  • Enable Map Transit layer
  • Map type: Roadmap,Satellite,Hybrid,Terrain
  • Map can be Draggable
  • Map offers huge amount of animation
  • Map Marker Infowindow Open On: Click or Hover

Over 20 Map Options

In Huge-IT Google Map you can find more than 20 various map options which will make your Map better for you and your visitors.

25 Google Maps Marker Styles

Style of the map marker is important and nice detail that you may need. So you can choose one among 25 bright map marker icon styles. Do not limit your opportunities.

Maps Polygons Polylines Circles

You will have 3 ways to designate maps areas. Put geometric shape on your maps with a polygon, outline the route with the polyline and the circle to designate round areas.

Road Layers

There are different types of road layers that you can use on you map . This comprehensive street map includes Traffic Layer, Bicycling Layer, Transit Layer.

Map Styling

We included a huge repository of different styles for Google Map aimed towards web designers and developers, which you can customize yourself.

CSV Export

Huge-IT Google Maps exports CSV file, which makes it easy to export data, create a CSV file of the objects that you submit.


Google Map Layers Demo

Google Map Markers Demo

Google Map Shapes Demo

FAQ & User manual


User Manual

If you think, that you found a bug in our WordPress Google Maps plugin or have any question contact us at info@huge-it.com

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Huge-IT
  • : 22
  • : 3.0.1 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

Yet Another Photoblog  (2015-09-14 8:45am GMT)

WordPress plugin Yet Another Photoblog

WordPress plugin Yet Another Photoblog

Convert your WordPress Blog into a full featured photoblog in virtually no time. [read full description]

Convert your WordPress Blog into a full featured photoblog in virtually no time. Use the full range of WordPress functions and plugins: Benefit from the big community WordPress has to offer.

What is YAPB / What can you expect?

  • A non invasive WordPress-plugin that converts wp into a easy useable photoblog system
  • Easy image upload - All wordpress post-features can be used
  • On the fly thumbnail generation - Use multiple thumbnail sizes where and when you need them: Thumbnail generation gets controlled by the theme.
  • EXIF data processing and output
  • Self-learning EXIF filter - Your own cameras tags can be selected to be viewed.
  • Full i18n-Support through gnutext mo/po files
  • YAPB Plugin Infrastructure for extended functionality
  • Ping additional update-service-sites when posting a photoblog entry.
  • Nearly every WP-theme can become a photoblog in virtually no time.
  • Out of the box configurable "latest images" sidebar widget
  • You'll get a photoblog system based on wordpress - Decide if you want to post a normal Wordpress article or a photoblog entry. Be free to use all available extensions / plugins of the WordPress platform 😉
  • Be the owner of your own photos on your own webhost

YAPB is a photoblog plugin

One post, one image, one description. Your image should be worth that. If you need to display multiple images in one post - Just download and use one of the several available gallery plugins for WordPress.

More Information

  • For more information see the YAPB Homepage.
  • Find YAPB plugins via the YAPB Plugins overview page

Plugins i currently know of

  • YAPB Bulk Uploader
  • XP Uploader
  • YAPB Importer Exporter
  • YAPB Sidebar Widget
  • YAPB XMLRPC Server
  • YAPB XMLRPC Sidebar Widget

Translations i currently know of

  • German: Included.
  • Italian
  • French
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : J.P.Jarolim
  • : 22
  • : 2.5 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

Acunetix Secure WordPress  (2016-05-05 4:49pm GMT)

Secure your WordPress Installation with small functions. [read full description]

Acunetix Secure WordPress plugin is a free and comprehensive security tool that helps you secure your WordPress installation and suggests corrective measures for: securing file permissions, security of the database, version hiding, WordPress admin protection and lots more.

Acunetix Secure WordPress checks your WordPress website/blog for security vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions such as:

  1. Passwords
  2. File permissions
  3. Database security
  4. Version hiding
  5. WordPress admin protection/security
  6. Removes WP Generator META tag from core code


  • WordPress version 3.0 and higher
  • PHP5 (tested with PHP Interpreter >= 5.2.9)

For more information on the Acunetix WP Security plug-in and other WordPress security news, visit the Acunetix Blog and join our Facebook page. Post any questions or feedback on the Acunetix Secure WordPress plug-in forum.

Key security features:

  • Easy backup of WordPress database for disaster recovery
  • Removal of error-information on login-page
  • Addition of index.php to the wp-content, wp-content/plugins, wp-content/themes and wp-content/uploads directories to prevent directory listings
  • Removal of wp-version, except in admin-area
  • Removal of Really Simple Discovery meta tag
  • Removal of Windows Live Writer meta tag
  • Removal of core update information for non-admins
  • Removal of plugin-update information for non-admins
  • Removal of theme-update information for non-admins (only WP 2.8 and higher)
  • Hiding of wp-version in backend-dashboard for non-admins
  • Removal of version in URLs from scripts and stylesheets only on frontend
  • Reporting of security overview after WordPress blog is scanned
  • Reporting of file permissions following security checks
  • Live traffic tool to monitor your website activity in real time
  • Integrated tool to change the database prefix
  • Disabling of database error reporting (if enabled)
  • Disabling of PHP error reporting

For more information on the Acunetix Secure WordPress plug-in and other WordPress security news, visit the Acunetix Blog and join our Facebook page. Post any questions or feedback on the Acunetix Secure WordPress plug-in forum.

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Acunetix
  • : 22
  • : 3.0 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

Google Doc Embedder  (2016-04-19 9:39am GMT)

Lets you embed PDF, PowerPoint presentations (PPT), and TIFF images in a web page using the Google Docs Viewer (no Flash or PDF browser plug-ins required). [read full description]

Google Doc Embedder lets you embed several types of files into your WordPress pages using the free Google Docs Viewer - allowing inline viewing (and optional downloading) of a wide range of popular file types, with no Flash or PDF browser plug-ins required.

NOTE: Recent changes by Google to their viewer mean that some other plugins may be more suitable in some cases:

  • If you are able to store your files in Google Drive, try the Google Drive Embedder plugin. This will be faster to display, and more reliable.
  • To make it difficult for users to download the full PDF (the old 'enhanced mode'), please find out more about our new plugin - PDF Embedder Secure.
  • Mobile-friendly functionality for viewing PDFs is available in PDF Embedder Premium.

If this plugin works as you require then we will continue to support it assuming Google still provides the underlying Doc Viewer in its current form!

More about Google Doc Embedder

Similar to services like Scribd, Google Doc Embedder will allow you to embed these files directly into your page or post, not requiring the user to have Microsoft Word, Adobe Reader, PowerPoint, or other software installed to view the contents. Unlike Scribd, the files do not need to be uploaded to any service first - including Google Docs - but can exist anywhere publicly accessible on your site or the internet.

Supported file formats include:

  • Adobe Acrobat (PDF)
  • Microsoft Word (DOC/DOCX*)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT/PPTX*)
  • Microsoft Excel (XLS/XLSX*)
  • TIFF Images (TIF, TIFF)
  • Apple Pages (PAGES)
  • Adobe Illustrator (AI)
  • Adobe Photoshop (PSD)
  • Autodesk AutoCad (DXF)
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
  • PostScript (EPS/PS)
  • OpenType/TrueType Fonts (OTF, TTF)
  • XML Paper Specification (XPS)
  • Archive Files (ZIP/RAR)

Office XML (2007+) file formats are sometimes problematic with Google Viewer. Please test your documents, and when possible I recommend you use the Office 2003 equivalent formats instead.

Note: Use of this plug-in implies your agreement with Google's published Terms of Service.


  • English (en_US), built-in
  • Czech (cs_CZ) by Jirka, thanks!
  • Dutch (nl_NL) by Niko Strijbol, thanks!
  • French (fr_FR) by Erwan, thanks!
  • Hungarian (hu_HU) by szemcse, thanks!
  • Italian (it_IT) by Marco, thanks!
  • Russian (ru_RU) by Józek, thanks!
  • Spanish (es_ES) by elarequi, thanks!
  • Turkish (tr_TR) by LettoBlog, thanks!
  • Ukrainian (uk) by Józek, thanks!
  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Kevin Davis, Dan Lester
  • : 22
  • : 3.5 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

WP Ajax Edit Comments  (2014-12-11 11:44pm GMT)

The most powerful comment editing solution for WordPress. Users can edit their own comments for a limited time, while admins can edit all comments. [read full description]

Ajax Edit Comments allows users to edit their own comments for a limited time. Administrators can edit all comments on the front-end.

Looking for Just Comment Editing?

Check out a "lite" version of this plugin called Simple Comment Editing. Check out the WPTavern review for more information.

Looking for a new Contributor

We're looking for a new contributor to this plugin. All the current contributors no longer have the time to maintain this project. If you're interested, fork the project on GitHub and submit a pull request. Alternatively, leave a comment here.

Here are some things that need to be worked on:

  • Existing support requests.
  • Code re-factoring.
  • CSS overhaul.
  • Admin options de-cluttering.

If interested, visit the Ajax Edit Comments GitHub project page.


Admin Features

Please watch this video demonstrating the new admin features. Alternatively, read about the features on Github.

  • Can edit all comments.
  • Can move comments.
  • Can blacklist comments.
  • Can approve, mark for moderation, mark as spam, and delete all comments from a post or the admin panel.
  • Undo functionality for most editing options.
  • Can choose different icon sets for use on your blog.
  • Dropdown menu to de-clutter the interface.
  • Various admin-panel options including
    • Can edit comment time.
    • Can specify anonymous user options.
    • Can specify logged-in user options.
    • Can choose between Akismet and Defensio for spam protection.
    • Can disable timer.
    • And much, much more...

Anonymous User Features

Please watch this video demonstrating the anonymous features.

  • Can edit comments for a limited time.
  • Can request deletion of own comments.

Logged-in User Features

  • Potential indefinite comment editing.
  • Can edit comments for a limited time.

Plugin Features

  • New pop-up box called Colorbox used.
  • Timer on both the post and in the comment-editing interface.
  • Improved usability and look-and-feel.
  • Better error and status messages.
  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Ronald Huereca
  • : 22
  • : 3.1 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

CommentLuv  (2016-05-30 8:50am GMT)

Reward your readers by automatically placing a link to their last blog post at the end of their comment. Encourage a community and discover new posts. [read full description]

Upgrade to CommentLuv Pro

CommentLuv Pro has even more amazing features that can bring even more traffic and comments to your blog by giving you the ability to fight spam, add keywords, integrate twitterlink, add a top commentators widget, social enticements and by having it installed on your site, you get advanced backlink features on EVERY CommentLuv blog when you comment (there are 10's of thousands of CommentLuv blogs)

New Get a free 10 week blogging course, premium content with no charge at all. See why I'm giving this away on the first email, click the button in the settings page to start your course (and find out why I'm giving it away)

About | Features | Pricing

This plugin will visit the site of the comment author while they type their comment and retrieve their last blog posts which they can choose to include at the bottom of their comment when they click submit.

It has been found to increase comments and the community spirit for the thousands of blogs that have installed it. With a simple install you will immediately start to find new and interesting blog posts from your own blog and community. You will even be able to build your list/network/community even more by offering your readers the opportunity to register to your site to unlock advanced features of the plugin like being able to choose from any of their 10 last posts when they comment or other features like dofollow links and more.

The plugin requires WP or WP MS version of at least 3.0 and will work with administrators and logged on users provided they have their homepage url set in their profile page in the dashboard of the site.

You can get a free companion plugin at http://www.commentluv.com

Now with updated function to allow you to delete or spam comments where the user has removed their url after getting a last blog post link (helps prevents spammer abuse)


The links that CommentLuv adds are valuable for the people that leave comments so you will need to make sure that spammers do not try to take advantage of your blog by filling it with useless comments just to get a link. Be a good blogger and prevent them from leaving their crap on your site by requiring moderation on first comments and do not accept 'great post thanks!' type of comments.

There has been great success in beating spam by installing G.A.S.P . It will bring your blog back under your control and it's free!

remember.. if you let anyone comment on your blog without restriction then you WILL get spammed whether you have CommentLuv or not. Be strict with your comment policy and be take responsibility for your own blog by being selective with the comments you accept and the internet will be a happier, spam free and useful place again! 🙂

Many thanks to the following who provided translations

Italian Gianni Diuno Polish Mariusz Kolacz Lithuanian Mantas Malcius Georgian Kasia Ciszewski Dutch Rene Portuguese (BR) Diego Uczak Malaysian Ariff Hindi Outshine Solutions Indonesian Mokhamad Oky Chinese (simplified) Third Eye Spanish Valentin Yonte German Jan Ruehling Persian Amir Heydari Tamil Tharun Ukranian Alyona Lompar Latvian Edgars Bergs Romanian Manuel Cheta Norwegian Hanna French Jean-Luc Matthys Danish Jimmy Sigenstroem Russian Max Bengali Amrik Virdi Hebrew Tobi Vietnamese Xman Hungarian Bruno Slovak Branco Radenovich Serbian Diana Turkish Hakan Swahili Andrew Mwaniki

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Andy Bailey
  • : 22
  • : 3.6 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

pagebar  (2016-05-17 2:24pm GMT)

WordPress plugin Pagebar

WordPress plugin Pagebar

Pagebar adds a nice page bar to your blog posts, multipaged posts and paged comments. [read full description]

Pagebar adds a nice page bar to your blog posts, multipaged posts and paged comments:

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Lutz Schröer
  • : 22
  • : 3.3 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

My Category Order allows you to set the order in which categories will appear in the sidebar. [read full description]

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • :
  • : 22
  • :
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage
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Fluency Admin  (2011-07-17 7:07am GMT)

WordPress plugin Fluency Admin

WordPress plugin Fluency Admin

Give your WordPress admin the Fluency look, Fluency 2.2 is the latest update and is compatible with WP 2.9.x. [read full description]

Fluency Admin give the WordPress admin interface a boost, with a new style and some cool features.

Features include:

  • Stylish dark-on-light colours
  • Hover activated sub-menus
  • Custom colour schemes
  • Customise WordPress with your logo
  • Access menus using 'hot keys'

New in Fluency 3.2:

  • Complete rebuild.
  • Version number bump, not a feature but done for 'clarity' I'll keep the Fluency version number in-sync with the core WordPress version number from now on.
  • The 'Coffee' and 'Light' colour schemes have been temporarily removed, I'd recommend using the custom colour option until I have time to re-implement them.
  • See changelog for full list of changes/additions
  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Dean Robinson
  • : 22
  • : 3.2 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

BackWPup - WordPress Backup Plugin  (2016-08-18 1:46pm GMT)

Backup and more of your WordPress Blog Database and Files. [read full description]

The backup plugin BackWPup can be used to save your complete installation including /wp-content/ and push them to an external Backup Service, like Dropbox, S3, FTP and many more, see list below. With a single backup .zip file you are able to easily restore an installation. Please understand: this free version will not be supported as good as the BackWPup Pro version. With our premium version you get first class support and more features.

  • Database Backup (needs mysqli)
  • WordPress XML Export
  • Generate a file with installed plugins
  • Optimize Database
  • Check and repair Database
  • File backup
  • Backups in zip, tar, tar.gz, tar.bz2 format (needs gz, bz2, ZipArchive)
  • Store backup to directory
  • Store backup to FTP server (needs ftp)
  • Store backup to Dropbox (needs curl)
  • Store backup to S3 services (needs PHP 5.3.3, needs curl)
  • Store backup to Microsoft Azure (Blob) (needs PHP 5.3.2, curl)
  • Store backup to RackSpaceCloud (needs PHP 5.3.2, curl)
  • Store backup to SugarSync (needs curl)
  • PRO: Store backup to Amazon Glacier (needs PHP 5.3.3, curl)
  • PRO: Store backup to Google Drive (needs PHP 5.3.3, curl)
  • Send logs and backups by email
  • Multi-site support only as network admin
  • Pro version and support available - BackWPup Pro


  • WordPress 3.9 and PHP 5.2.7 required!
  • To use the Plugin with full functionality PHP 5.3.3 with mysqli, FTP,gz, bz2, ZipArchive and curl is needed.
  • Plugin functions that don't work because of your server settings, will not be displayed in admin area.

Our friends at OSTraining have done a tremendous job with their video tutorials on BackWPup. The complete series of five videos have been made available for free on YouTube.

(Are you a WordPress novice? Check out all of OSTraining’s WordPress video trainings!)

Remember: The most expensive backup is the one you never did! And please test your backups!

Get the BackWPup Pro Version with more features.

Made by Inpsyde · We love WordPress

  • Author
  • Version
  • Requires WP version
  • : Inpsyde GmbH
  • : 22
  • : 3.9 or higher
  • WordPress.org rating
  • Downloads
  • Plugin homepage

That’s it for now, in a few hours it’s Christmas, in 3-4 days you can expect new posts with many new and updated WP plugins here at WordPress Plugin Guide ! Merry Christmas to all of you !




One Response to “Updated WordPress plugins – 2009/12/24”
  1. ITALY ITALY Mix on December 26th, 2009

    Great reviews!! Thank you!