5 Best WordPress Plugins A Web Designer Should Not Miss

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If you are into website development, you must be aware about the plugins. Well, they are the ones which help to add functionality to the website if chosen the right one, but can crash the website if chosen the wrong one. So, this article is for all the web developers who want to know the best WordPress plugins for their websites.

WordPress, a free and an open source blogging tool and the content management system! Who doesn’t know about it? The IT as well as non IT people are aware about it. Based on PHP and my SQL, it supports ‘plugins’, the most popular feature, which makes the website flexible and customizable.

 The reason why web developers are fond of plugins is that: plugins make the programming simpler as it is easier to implement the code. There are thousands of plugins for various functions like social features, displaying information, widgets, navigation bars and so on.

Web developers extend the functionality of their websites with the help of plugins. But, they have to be cautious while installing one. The reason: A wrong plugin can ruin the website hosting. A wrong plugin is responsible for the extra load on the website that decreases the speed and it ends up crashing the website.

So, let us have a look at the list of some of the best WordPress plugins for the web designers that they can use it to customize their websites. Here we go…

Best WordPress Plugins for the Web Designers
1. BuddyPress

BuddyPress

If we talk about the social networking websites, then BuddyPress is one of the best plugin you would like to install in your website, as a web developer. It is a self extensible plugin that allows users to register, manage the friends list as well as send messages to other users. Also, it allows users to upload documents and integrate with other social media websites.

To download the plugin, click on  http://wordpress.org/plugins/buddypress/

2. JetPack

 Jetpack

JetPack is a feature-rich plugin for your website. Few of the features include eMail subscription to your website, spelling and grammar checking, social networking enabled likes and commenting, URL shortenerservice, managing notification activity, integration with other social networking website and posting blogs on them.

To download the plugin, click on http://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/

3. NextGEN Gallery

 Nextgen Gallery

This is an amazing plugin for uploading several pictures from your desktop to your website in no time. You can enjoy the central gallery management where you can see as well as manage all your galleries at a single location. You can easily edit them by adding or removing images, change the title and description, change the order of the images as well as vary the size of the thumbnails. Also, you can easily add watermarks to your images.

To download the plugin, click on http://wordpress.org/plugins/nextgen-gallery/

4. WP eCommerce

 WP eCommerce

If we talk about the eCommerce website, then WP eCommerce is the best WordPress plugin that is fully featured with numerous amazing Payment Service Providers. Right from the uploading products into the various categories, managing users’ cart system to allowing them to place an order, it enables all the tasks of the shopping process. In addition to that, it manages the shipping payment calculations as well as email confirmation related to the purchase of the products.

To download the plugin, click on http://getshopped.org/

5. HTML5 jQuery Audio Player

HTML5 jQuery Audio Player

 

The HTML5 jQuery audio player WordPress plugin lets you place a single audio track as well as  a playlist of multiple songs in your website. Apart from that, users can also buy or download the link, change the color of the player and the album cover as well as display the ratings. The most amazing thing about this player is that it can run on PC, MAC as well as on the mobile devices like iPhones and iPad.

To download the plugin, click on http://wordpress.org/plugins/html5-jquery-audio-player/

Wrapping up…

The above mentioned plugins are a few of the best plugins for the website, but there are others too. It is advisable to research well before installing a WordPress plugin for your website. Be safe and good luck!

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