Plug-ins today not only enhance your experience of a particular software but complete it. Once you start using the right plug-ins, you will wonder how you ever got through never using them at all. Every application has something that you can add to – whether it is browsers like Chrome or Firefox, social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, or your own smartphones – Android or iOS. For Facebook however, the most popular social media network, plug-ins can personalize your experience all the more. You can choose from a variety of plug-ins depending on your need, which do everything from reading aloud your Facebook messages to returning a poke automatically, but here are a few which have made the top list, by popular use, and which are used across platforms.
Google wants to make the Google +1 ubiquitous on the web and thus lets webmasters to embed the button on pages throughout their website. You can easily add the plus one button to any page on your website by simply using the code snippet provided by Google for various sizes. There is also a Wordpress plugin for the same. But what if you want to add Google +1 button to Wordpress homepage? Well, its easy and you just need to modify the standard code a bit.
With Disqus, you can allow your visitors to easily post comments through their Facebook or Twitter accounts. Disqus perfectly syncs with Wordpress comment system and the comment on your database is also synced with Disqus’ server. But with the latest version of Wordpress, Disqus has some issues showing the comment counts for the post. Here is how you can fix comment count error in Wordpress 3.1 when Disqus plugin is used.
Wordpress has lots of developers contributing to its development. Wordpress regularly releases updates and each version is a big enhancement from the earlier version . Well you can also contribute to Wordpress 3.2 development even if you aren’t a developer. You can help improve Wordpress by reviewing Wordpress 3.2 Beta and the new Twenty Eleven Theme.
Sometimes, you might want to share something with just a few select people; an image uploaded on imgur for instance. In such case, Like buttons may not be the best way to share. Realizing this, Facebook has brought forth the Send button with which you can share a link with only the people you choose.
Mouse and Keyboard are the best known input devices for a computer for a long time now. Even if you have to intermittently jump between your mouse and keyboard, you can’t resist using the both or part from one of them. But how about browsing the internet with just your keyboard and no mouse? Don’t get scared, you won’t have to switch between Alt+Tab and Alt+Shift+Tab to visit the links. A Firefox addon Mouseless browsing has been built just for this very purpose.
There are people you need to deal with via email without having any information about them. Well wouldn’t you want to have rough information about the person you’re exchanging emails with? Or even if you are exchanging emails with a friend, Rapportive would prove fruitful as you can instantly see what your friend is sharing on his social networks. Rapportive is a Gmail plugin that takes a step towards letting you see the background info on a person sending you emails.
What plugin do you use for caching your Wordpress blog. Well the most widely used cache plugin is the WP Super Cache. But with advanced options, the W3 total cache is becoming immensely popular among bloggers. If you are a blogger with a blog setup in wordpress, you should give W3 Total cache a try and I’m sure you’ll love it. But if you have already been using W3 Total cache plugin, you must have noticed that the “www” form of your blog URL doesn’t redirect to the “non-www” form or vice versa.
Skype is rapidly growing with around 560 million registered users. Skype is best known for voice and video calls over the web and many people prefer to use it as a standalone messenger as well. Skype online status is a Wordpress plugin that enables you to add a fully customized Skype button to your blog. Well its not just a plain static button; it can display your online status on Skype as well.
If you love using Firefox, you must also be using a handful of Firefox Addons for better browsing experience. But do you keep a track of the plugins that are installed and the plugins that are redundant? With a simple Firefox command, you can create a list of the Firefox Addons that are installed and active.