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Today’s WordPress Wednesday post will be highlighting 10 of the newest WordPress Plugins that you might find very interesting. Some of these Plugins are for device detection or extending another wordpress plugin, some are just to enhance your wordpress powered site.

1. UK Cookie Consent

Simple plug-in to help compliance with the UK interpretation of the EU regulations regarding usage of website cookies. A user to your site is presented with a clear yet unobtrusive notification that the site is using cookies and may then acknowledge and dismiss the notification or click to find out more. The plug-in automatically creates a new page with pre-populated information on cookies and how to disable them, which you may further edit if you wish.

2. Device Detection

This module allows access to data provided by the device detection service which provides intelligence about device, operating system and browser capabilities of visitors to your site.

This allows developers and designers to adapt the response from the server and provide a customised browsing experience and allows existing websites to quickly support the growing number of mobile browsing devices.

3. Advanced Custom Fields – NextGEN Gallery Field add-on

This is an add-on for the Advanced Custom Fields WordPress plugin and will not provide any functionality to WordPress unless Advanced Custom Fields is installed and activated.

The NextGEN Gallery field provides a dropdown (select or multi-select) of NextGEN Gallery names and the ability to map the selected NextGEN Gallery to the post. The get_value() api returns an array of the selected NextGEN Gallery ids.

4. Rollover Tab

This plugin define two shortcodes to generate graphical tab panels in posts and pages. You don’t have to edit your theme’s style.css, and any templates.

To browse it’s tab panels, NOT IE browser (Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari were tested) or IE8 or above required. With IE7 or below, it will generate standard

    list and recommend to use other browser or update.

5. Synchi

A very simple plugin that empowers you with code syntax highlighting within WP plugin and themes editor. Plugin is based on CodeMirror library.

6. EWWW Image Optimizer

The EWWW Image Optimizer is a WordPress plugin that will automatically and losslessly optimize your images as you upload them to your blog. It can also optimize the images that you have already uploaded in the past.

Because EWWW Image Optimizer uses lossless optimization techniques, your image quality will be exactly the same before and after the optimization. The only thing that will change is your file size. The one small exception to this is GIF files. While the optimization is technically lossless, you will not be able to properly edit the image again without performing an –unoptimize operation with gifsicle

7. Improved Nav Menu

Improved Nav Menu allows user to switch the link of a menu item. For example, if you want to redirect a page to her child, you don’t need to create a redirect page template and use an additional loading for the the first page.

8. The Portland Company Slideshow Plugin

This plugin allows back end users to create multiple slideshows that display posts from multiple categories which front end users can cycle through via a previous and next buttons or by selecting the position indicator icon. Text, images and video can be displayed.

9. – Realtime Media Analytics’s WordPress plugin works by including a javascript library that checks each page’s HTML for video and audio players and then listens for user events like “play”, “pause”, “finish”, and “fullscreen”. These events are sent to Callisto’s API where they are recorded for later analysis. You can then login to and see realtime and historical charts that allow you to better understand how your visitors are engaging with your media.

10. Custom Post Display

You can use the Custom Post Display plugin to display the contents of any custom post type in your WordPress site.

Features include:

  • Options to order by Post Title, Date and Menu Order
  • Inclusion of Featured Image
  • Customize number of posts displayed
  • Specify number of characters for post excerpt

WordPress Wednesday – 10 Newest WordPress Plugins