WordPress Plugins and Tutorials | Developer Toolbox

It is indisputable that WordPress remains the most popular weblog engine. People prefer it for its simplicity and flexibility. You can find thousands of plugins, themes, tutorials and related articles which are intended to optimize WordPress for your needs. Here is a list of plugins, tools and tutorials that may be helpful in developing web-sites upon WordPress.

WordPress Themes – excellent collection of Free WordPress Themes updated regularly.

WordPress Functional Plugins

AdSense and YPN ads:

AdSense-Deluxe is an easy-to-use plugin for WordPress 1.5+ (including WP 2.0) for quickly inserting Google or Yahoo! ads into your blog posts, and managing when and where those ads are displayed.

Playing Music:

  • Audioplayer allows you to insert mp3 audio files into your posts and pages. Audio Player can also play a sequence of audio clips.
  • Del.icio.us MP3 Player makes any mp3 links (in post or page or any other location in your blog) playable directly on your webpage. In addition, your visitors will have the opportunity to easily tag and post the mp3 link to del.icio.us. This script is extremely lightweight, as is the flash movie that plays on demand. Must-have for podcasters or anyone who wants to allow blog visitors to play mp3 files on the website itself.
  • XSFP Player is a tiny plugin to allow WordPress pages to have background MP3 music embedding this player.

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Sites That Pay You to Blog

You can earn more with your blog. You’ve earned your audience, now be compensated for your opinion. Here’s a list of web services that pays you to write for them.


Weblogs, Inc. offers you to apply to blog for one of 90 fine blogs — or suggest a blog topic and maybe we’ll start a new blog! WIN bloggers are paid to blog as little or as much as they like, are unfiltered, and can shift from blog to blog within the network. The only requirements are that you be totally honest with your audience and passionate about the subjects you cover.

PayPerPost pays for blogging. With PayPerPost advertisers are willing to pay you for your opinion on various topics. Make a blog posting, get your content approved, and get paid.

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Must-Read Articles to Become a Blogger

Many of you are always looking for ways to improve your blogs. I think the best way to be successful is to learn from those who have already made their mark. Here is a listing of  must-read articles which have enough information to help you to make your blog the  best.


5 Ways to Building a Better Blog

5 Tips for Writing Timeless Content

Bring Your A-game to Write for Blogs

5 Steps to Writing the Best Blog Posts

10 Sure-Fire Headline Formulas that Work

What Are You Learning from Leading Edge SEO Bloggers?

Better Beginnings: how to start a presentation, book, article…

Bring Your A-game to Write for Blogs

Increasing Traffic

How to Get Traffic for Your Blog

21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic

25 Tips for Marketing Your Blog

8 simple SEO tips for blogs

10 Effective Ways to Get More Blog Subscribers

How to Market Your Blog in 2007

How to Make Enemies and Increase your Blog Traffic?

How to Make Your Blog Rank Well in Google’s Blog Search Engine?

A Very Simple Way to Increase Your RSS Subscribers & MyBlogLog Community Members

How To Make Your Blog Sticky?

How To Make Your Blog Sticky?

How to Use MyBlogLog to Succesfully Build Massive Blog or Website Traffic?

Link building

101 Ways to Build Links in 2006

66 Ways to Build Links in 2007

10 Remarkably Effective Strategies for Driving Traffic

21 keys to linkbait success

How to prepare for the ‘Digg Effect’?

How to Generate Targeted Site Traffic Without Search Engines

Blogging SEO Basics

SEP Advice: Linkbait and Linkbaiting (Matt Cutts)

Top 10 Ways to Get a Technorati Top 100 Blogger to Link to Your Blog (Matt Cutts)

15 Ways to become a Digg Power user in only 48 hours

2 Easy Authoritative Links that will Boost your Rankings

Blogger’s Block

When you run out of things to blog about (Jim Kukral )

20 Types of Blog Posts – Battling Bloggers Block (Darren Rowse)

10 Productive things to do when you don’t feel like blogging

How to overcome Blogger’s block? (Amit Agarwal)

Tips to Help Avoid Blogger’s Block ( Deborah Ng)

5 More Tips to Overcome Bloggers Block (Hendry Lee)

Blog Community

Top 5 WordPress Plugins That Help Increase Comments (JohnTP)

10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog (ProBlogger)

10 Quick Methods to Increase Blog Comments (Andrew Flusche )

Increase Your Blog Comments ( Jason Neuman)

5 Simple Ways to Encourage Blog Participation (Matt Huggins)

Blogging Advice

10 Blogging Mistakes to Avoid (John Chow)

The Best Blogging Advice Ever. Period.

101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger (LifeHack.org)

10 Ways to Become a Better Blogger (TechRepublic)

The 5 Deadly Sins of Blogging (Pronet Advertising)

How to Become a Freelance Blog Writer

Becoming a better blogger (Robert Dobes)

Help! I’m Addicted to Checking My Blog’s Stats! (ProBlogger)

Weblog Clients Sofwtare And Web Services

A Weblog Client is software you run on your local machine that lets you post to your blog. In some cases, the Weblog Client can even manage your weblog entries. Weblog Client allows you to write a post even if you are off-line; then, the next time you connect to the Internet, you can publish that post. Read »