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22:50 in Plugins by Dimitris Agorastos

(By Scott Switzer | Visit plugin site )

This plugin will manage and rotate your Google Adsense and other ads on your WordPress blog. It automatically recognises many ad networks including Google Adsense, AdBrite, Adify, AdGridWork, Adpinion, Adroll, Chitika, Commission Junction, CrispAds, OpenX, ShoppingAds, Yahoo!PN, and WidgetBucks. Other ad networks can be used as well. Extremely user-friendly.


1:16 in Plugins by Dimitris Agorastos

By Automattic | Visit plugin site

  • Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. You need an API key to use it.
  • To access your Akismet Statistics go to Dashboard>Akismet Stats
  • You can review the spam it catches under Comments
  • To show the total number of spams on your blog, go to Appearance > Widgets and drag and drop the Akismet tab on your sidebar.

10:11 in Plugins by T33

(By Janis Elsts | Visit plugin site )

  • This is a rather simple but very useful plugin that aligns your images correctly in your feed.
  • Just install it. No preferences are available.

11:41 in Plugins by T33

(By Michael Torbert | Visit plugin site )

  • Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog. Lets you choose title, description, keywords etc, in order to make your blog more “appealing” to search engines.
  • To configure AIOSEOP go to Settings>All-in-One SEO .
  • Don’t forget to select the “Enable Plugin” option in the configuration panel (it’s the first option) after you have done. Otherwise it just wont work.
  • After installation, an AIOSEOP window will appear under the post/page text editor where you can change some SEO-related settings (e.g. Title, Tags etc). If you don’t change these values, AIOSEOP will use values based on your post’s/page’s details.

18:57 in Plugins by T33

(By Apture, Inc. | Visit plugin site )

Apture makes it easy to add contextual images, videos, reference guides, links, maps, music, news, documents and books to your blog to create a connected media experience that keeps readers engaged on your site.

  • After enabling the plugin, you have to sign in to Apture. No worries, the registration process takes a couple of seconds and all you need is a valid email address.
  • The Apture menu is available above the post/page text editor. Select the text you want to create rich links for and click on “ Apture Link ” image.

BackType Connect

17:24 in Plugins by Dimitris Agorastos

(By BackType | Visit plugin site )

Show related conversations (from other blogs, Twitter, Digg, FriendFeed and more) inline with your own comments.

  • Configuration Page: Settings>Backtype Connect
  • Due to a bug, when you try to access BackType Connect via Settings>Backtype Connect you are taken to sciblogs homepage. To avoid this, in the URL replace the “?page= BackTypeConnect ” with “?page= BackType%20Connect
    e.g. instead of:  http://yourblog.sciblogs.net/wp-admin/options-general.php?page= BackTypeConnect
    you type:
    http://yourblog.sciblogs.net/wp-admin/options-general.php?page= BackType%20Connect
  • After installation do not forget to configure and enable the plugin from the configuration page.
  • To acquire an API key visit BackType homepage.

13:02 in Plugins by Dimitris Agorastos

(By Sergio Andreozzi | Visit plugin site )

Bib2html enables to add bibtex entries formatted as HTML in wordpress pages and posts. The input data is the bibtex text file and the output is HTML.

  • Log in the administration panel and click on Media>Files
  • Upload your bibliography database file (.bib) by clicking the Add New
  • Copy the URL of your bib file (e.g. http://yourblog.sciblogs.net/files/2013/10/test.bib)

Insert in your page/post

In your page/post, add the following tag
This is my whole list of publications: [file=mypub.bib]
If you want to filter the type of bibtex items, you can use one of the following attributes allow , deny and key as follows:

This is my list of journal articles:
[bibtex file=mypub.bib allow=article]

This is my list of conference articles and technical reports:
[bibtex file=mypub.bib allow=inproceedings,techreport]

This is the rest of my publications:
[bibtex file=mypub.bib deny=article,inproceedings,techreport]

This is my latest conference paper:
[bibtex file=mypub.bib key=CGW2006]

This is my bibliography maintained at citeulike.org [bibtex file=http://www.citeulike.org/bibtex/user/username]

13:27 in Plugins by Dimitris Agorastos

(By Keith Solomon | Visit plugin site )

A tag cloud plugin for WordPress to give you more flexibility with the styling of your tag cloud.

  • Once enabled, CTC is available as a widget under Appearance>Widgets

8:55 in Plugins by Dimitris Agorastos

(By Takayuki Miyoshi | Visit plugin site )

Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible. You can create an unlimited number of contact forms, which can easily be embedded into your posts/pages. CF7 supports CAPTCHA, thus preventing spam messages.

  • You can add/remove/edit your contact forms via Contact tab.

Code Colorer

0:47 in Plugins by Dimitris Agorastos

(By Dmytro Shteflyuk | Visit plugin site )

This plugin allows you to insert code snippets to your posts with nice syntax highlighting, in a highly customisable interface.

  • After enabling this plugin visit the options page to configure code style ( Settings>Code Colorer )
  • Writing code is easy. Just use the following tags: [cc lang="HTML" ] [/cc] (you can replace HTML with your preferred language)