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.

How to Add Social Media Icons to WordPress

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How to Add Social Media Icons to WordPress

The best way to connect your social media profiles to your WordPress website is by adding social media icons to your sidebar. In this article, I will show you how to add social media icons to WordPress. There are hundreds of social media plugins available in the WordPress repository. We will be using the Simple

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How to Add a Multimedia Slider in WordPress

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How to Add Multimedia Slides in WordPress

Sliders are beautiful and an easy way to grab user attention. You can add videos, text, buttons anything you want in a slider. But the problem is that you don’t want the slider to slow down your site. In this article, I will show you how to create beautiful multimedia slides in WordPress using my

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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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