One of the best things about running any type of WordPress site is the endless list of plugins that can provide some new sort of enhanced functionality over the other to improve your site overall experience for the visitor.
Today’s WordPress features 18 of the newest WordPress Plugins that been developed and released within the WordPress.org Plugin Directory in this Month (March 2013)
1. SDS Slider
Smooth Dynamic Slider adds a dynamic smooth content and images purposeful slideshow with customizable image height, width and slide intervals to any location of your post or page.
2. WP Pizza
A Restaurant Plugin (not only for Pizza). Maintain your Menu (multiple sizes, prices, categories). Accept COD online orders. Multilingual.
3. Namaste! LMS
Namaste! LMS is a learning management system for WordPress. Support unlimited number of courses, lessons, assignments, students etc. You can create various rules for course and lesson access and completeness based on assignment completion, test results, or manual admin approval.
Get Directions is a flexible, responsive map plugin , that uses MapQuest. Widget and shortcodes that auto detect mobiles.
Contact Form Maker plugin is a sophisticated and user-friendly form builder for making application forms. You can add an unlimited number of fields, including different types of text input fields (password, address, e-mail, phone, etc.), captcha, map (multiple locations are supported), and submission buttons.
The back-end interface of the WordPress Contact Form Maker is intuitive and easy-to-use. As a result, the users who are not really familiar with scripting and programming can easily create complex application forms.
Filmtied plugin replaces all IMDB links with Filmtied.com links. This plugin is to help Filmtied Affiliate Partners to make earning on the affiliate program better and faster. It may either replace IMDB or leave it and put Filmtied links next to it. It is the part of Filmtied Affiliate Program in which users earn on every click to any Filmtied link.
The ContactUs.com Form+ plugin for WordPress is a powerful contact form alternative for websites looking to generate new business. ContactUs.com offers an advanced and complete solution for individuals or companies aiming to improve the way that they generate new customers from their website.
The plugin is free and makes it easy to add ContactUs.com to your WordPress website. For the plugin to work, you must have an active ContactUs.com account (which is available for free) to configure and publish your form plus to access your lead management system.
This plugin adds a file upload functionality to the front-end screen. It allows multiple file upload asynchronously along with upload status bar. It also lists the uploaded files as a gallery and allows us to delete the uploaded files.
This is well suited for users who want to submit files to the admin, but can be altered in any required form. It make use of the HTML5 capability of the browser and fallback gracefully for browsers not supporting HTML5.
Easy2Map is a simple-yet-powerful tool for quickly creating custom Google Maps for your posts and pages. Using a drag-and-drop interface, you can create maps containing one or many markers, customize the maps’ size, zoom and location, and then drop it into any page or post using the simple [easy2map] shortcode.
Any page or post containing a map’s shortcode with display the map and its markers. No special programming required!
With Calculated Fields Form WordPress plugin you can create forms with dynamically calculated fields to display the calculated values.
It includes a form builder for adding/editing different field types, including one or more automatically calculated fields based in the data entered in other fields.
Calculated Fields Form can be used for creating both single and complex calculations, for example general calculators, ideal weight calculators, calorie calculators, calculate quotes for hotel booking and rent a car services, calculate quotes for appointments and services, loan & finance calculators, date calculators like pregnancy calculators, etc.
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14. WD Twitter Feed
Integrate an amazing Twitter Feed Widget with this plugin into your widget’s sidebar! Using Ajax, the data is being loaded “behind the scene” thus allowing the page to load quickly.
15. RDFa Breadcrumb
RDFa Breadcrumb provide links back to each previous page the user navigated through to get to the current page or – in hierarchical site structures – the parent pages of the current one.
It gives you a new template tag called rdfa_breadcrumb() that you can place anywhere in your template files. It has inbuilt RDFa content markup, so this will help Google to recognize and display the breadcrumbs on search results as well.
If you’re looking for a way to make your every page a landing page for new contacts and leads, then you will find Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup invaluable.
Make your every post stand out and attract your readers’ eyes. Connect with your audience on all levels and make sure people always read your author’s bio and engage you on social networks.
17. What The File
What The File adds an option to your toolbar showing you what file is used to display the page you’re on. If you want to you can click the file name to edit it directly through the theme editor, though I don’t recommend this for bigger changes. What The File also supports BuddyPress and Roots Theme based themes.
18. WP Social Stats
WP Social Stats is a social analytics plugin that tracks the performance of your blog or website posts on social networks. People love to share great content with their friends on social networks, but do you know which network is the most popular for your blog/website or what type of blog posts are shared the most?