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10 Plugins To Improve Your WordPress Blog Experience

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WordPress is a blog publishing application that is used by millions of people worldwide. It started off as a mere platform for writing stuff, but now is a full fledged business tool, that has more than half of the world’s blogs depending on it. It offers many plugins and widgets that can be downloaded for making the blogs look attractive.

There is one problem here. These plugins affect the performance of our blogs. They make it slow by bloating the blogs. We need to make our blogs user-friendly so that many peoply can read it without having any problem.

TOP 10 Plugins for WordPress:
Many of us download free plugins for our site. But these make our site work slow thus less people visit our site and read blogs. Here are the top 10 wordpress plugins that you can download to your wordpress blog and let your readers enjoy reading blogs, without affecting the speed of the blog.

1) Light Box 2:

  • This effective plugin helps in overlaying images by using Colorbox.
  • You can view clear and large images without opening the picture on a new tab.
  • You can also auto-lightbox all the images. Read the full story

How to Use Tweet Buttons as a Blogger or Site Owner

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For all WordPress bloggers out there, Twitter has finally launched its official “Tweet Buttons” that allows your post to be tweeted easily through a signle simple click. This is good news for the thousands of people out there who are madly in love with WordPress. So let’s take a peek at what this tweet button can actually do for you.

Some quick ways to use the official Tweet buttons for fun and profit are given here.

The Main Code

Twitter’s tweet buttons are a combination of HTML and Javascript, which makes it simply perfect for interactive websites. To get this code for your WordPress blog, all you have to do is visit Twitter’s page on the button, get an auto generated HTML code and simply copy paste the code wherever you would like the buttons to appear.   Read the full story

Top 10 WordPress Plugins

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WordPress, a very useful tool for blogging websites. It can be made more effective by using its plugins. Here I listed some important plugins for wordpress that make your work more  easy.

1. Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms is a great plugin for managing online forms. It has some extremely useful features including conditional form fields that allow you to show or hide a field or entire sections of the form based on a value selected in another field. It is also possible to pre-populate form fields using querystring, shortcode, function or hooks. It also offers the facility to schedule forms by assigning a start date and end date for when your form is live on your site.

2. cformsII Form Plugin

cformsII is a free form management plugin that can be used to set up contact forms on your WordPress site. It does not require any stong knowledge of PHP or codes. You can easily build forms in the WordPress admin panel, navigate to the page or post where you want to use the form and there is a button in the WYSIWYG editor that you click and up pops a list of forms that you have made. Just choose your form and it gets inserted into your page. Update your page and you the form is live.

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10 Must Have Add-ins for Microsoft Office

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Add-ins are software programs written in a special way with a purpose to extend the capabilities of larger programs. This helps in automating or simplifying your work.

Microsoft lovers don’t only love to use windows, but also in love with Microsoft office as well. This shows office’s popularity among users; apart from this, office has limitations as well making it a candidate for add-ins. Much of the add-ins are provided by Microsoft itself, but there are some third party add-ins available; some of them are free but you will have to pay for the rest.

Following is a list of some of the most popular add-ins for Microsoft Office:

1: Save As OR Print to PDF OR XPS

Most of you may have wished to save your documents (Ms Word/Excel/… files) in a PDF format. PDF file format was created by Adobe Systems for more than a decade ago. It is considered to be so flexible that it became an open standard.

An add-in is available to convert office documents in pdf file from Microsoft as well as from third party. You may download from the following links:

Both add-ins are available for free.

2: CrossEyes for Word

Formatting long documents is a hectic job in itself. CrossEyes makes your life easier by demystifying the Word’s formatting codes. This helps you identify the problems and resolve them.

You can download CrossEyes from here.

3: Microsoft Outlook SMS

You want to send SMS through your computer? Here is a way for it. Microsoft Outlook SMS lets you send SMS text messages through most GSM mobile phones, connected to a PC using Outlook 2003/2007. Sending message is pretty easy. You just enter the message in an Outlook-type message form and then send that message to a mobile phone. There is no need to use third-party software or a subscription to a mobile network service. All you need is to connect your cell phone to your PC. The add-in is provided by Microsoft for free.

You can download Microsoft Outlook SMS from here.

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