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WordPress is certainly one of the most feature best rich and user-friendly publishing platforms available today as it is because of the openness, extensibility and the widely open source community,but at the same time we want to improve our site overall and make it even stronger so for today’s WordPress Wednesday post features 12 brand new and free plugins to help make your site stronger and more powerful from knowing what your klout score is, or creating quizzes inside your wordpress site,displaying the weather, allowing the front end users your themes inside your theme folder, hosting your wordpress media uploads on AWS and more great plugins below.

1. Klout Social Profile Widget

Klout Social Profile Widget

Klout Social Profile Widget will displays your Klout score together with you social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc) on your WordPress Sidebar

2. WP Best Quiz


WP Best Quiz is a plugin for displaying and managing pretty, dynamic quizzes. It uses the WP Best Quiz plugin.

3. User Links for WP Menus

User Links for WP Menus

User Links for WP Menus plugin will adds a metabox to the menu admin page listing users so they can be more easily added as custom links to the WordPress Custom Menus

4. HD Weather Widget

HD Weather Widget

The Waypoint HD Weather Widget, HD weather, that changes with the outside conditions, over 49 Different “Feels”

5. Section Page

Section Page

Section Page is a simple plugin that allows you to insert a dropdown sections in your wordpress pages and posts. You can customise your sections css using the classes options.

6. Front End Theme Preview


This simple plugins allows you to preview your themes or to allow users to preview a theme on the front end. It renders a different theme for the user on your site without changing the current theme. It also offers a download link for the previewed theme provided that the theme is in the “wp-content/themes” directory of your wordpress installation.

7. Users2MailChimp


Synchronizes your WordPress users with MailChimp. Select MailChimp list, group and subgroup, and automatically new users will be added to this MailChimp group. Add, update and delete synchronised users.

8. WP TowTruck


WP TowTruck enables Mozilla Labs TowTruck on your blog. TowTruck is a tool from Mozilla Labs that lets users communicate, co-author, co-browse and guide each other.

9. WP Menu Cart


Automatically displays a shopping cart in your menu bar. This plugin works with WooCommerce, Eshop and Jigoshop and in the future this plugins will also work with Easy Digital Downloads and WP-Ecommerce

10. Amazon Web Services for WordPress

Amazon Web Services for WordPress

This plugin automatically copies any media added through WordPress’ media uploader to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). It then automatically replaces the URL to each media file with their respective S3 URL or, if you have configured Amazon CloudFront, the respective CloudFront URL. Image thumbnails are also copied to S3 and delivered through S3/CloudFront.

11. Ad King Pro


Ad King Pro allows you to easily manage, track and report on your on-site advertising. Upload your banner, add the link its to go to then your ready to go. Ad King Pro can be placed into any page or post by using the shortcode. It can also be placed directly into theme files if need be. Create types and assign multiple banners to randomly show one on every page refresh, define a category to display in a specific spot or even define a particular ad to display.

12. Plugin Activation Status

Plugin Activation Status

Plugin Activation Status makes it easier for owners of multisite and multi-network WordPress installations to perform plugin audits on their installations. The plugin generates a list of plugins that are not currently active on any sites or networks. It generates a separate list of plugins that are active somewhere within the installation, and provides details about where and how those plugins are activated.


WordPress Wednesday – 12 Brand New & Useful WordPress Plugins