WordPress Plugins

Instead of creating a top 10 best WordPress plugins list, here at ThemeLab we take pride in offering detailed analysis and review of the best WordPress plugins. Each plugin we recommend is tested by our expert team.

BackupBuddy WordPress Plugin – Video Review + Giveaway!

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A new premium WordPress plugin store launched the other day called PluginBuddy, the same people behind iThemes. Their latest plugin is called BackupBuddy which describes itself as an “all-in-one solution for backups, restoration, and migration”. You can check out my quick video tour below where I go through all the menus and take a (surprisingly)

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Spectacu.la Releases Threaded Comments Plugin

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Spectacu.la, a WordPress theme club, has just announced the release of their free threaded comments plugin for WordPress. Basically what this plugin does is replace your theme’s comments template with a new one, generated by the plugin. In addition to that, you also get pagination and jQuery based roll up of subordinate comments. For those

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To WordPress Plugin Authors – Add Changelogs

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The lack of changelogs in a lot of WordPress plugins is something that’s bothered me for a while, and I wasn’t the only one. I’m very wary of upgrading plugins, and when I see that a plugin needs to be upgraded in my WordPress dashboard, I’d like to know exactly what’s being changed. It might

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Wrongfully Flagged As Spam By Akismet?

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For the past few days I’ve had some real trouble trying to comment on other blogs. I would make a comment, and it would seem like nothing happened. No “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” message would show up. Same story even with blogs I’ve had previously approved comments on. I started to suspect that for

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How To Add PollDaddy Polls On WordPress Blogs

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It’s been a long time since I’ve written a tutorial here. I thought with Automattic’s acquisition of PollDaddy, this would be a good opportunity to write one about adding polls to your self-hosted WordPress blogs, more specifically – PollDaddy polls. In this tutorial I’ll go over: Installing the PollDaddy plugin Signing up to PollDaddy (if

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