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Here’s once again is another monthly roundup of the very best free and paid for WordPress Plugins & Themes that have been released throughout the month of July 2013.

It doesn’t matter what you want to accomplish on your WordPress site, there is probably a WordPress plugin that willing to allow you modify your site, or you may want to change your site appearance to with a new & visually amazing WordPress theme.

So in today’s WordPress Wednesday post you will find 10 great WordPress plugins and 10 great WordPress themes.

Free & Premium Plugins

1. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP – Free

Google Analytics Dashboard for WP

Using just a widget the Google Analytics Dashboard for WP displays detailed info and statistics about: number of visits, number of visitors, bounce rates, organic searches, pages per visit directly on your Admin Dashboard. You can authorised users to view statistics like Views, UniqueViews and top searches, on frontend, at the end of each article.

By using this plugin, your data is collected in a fast and secure manner because Google Analytics Dashboard for WP uses OAuth2 protocol and Google Analytics API.

2. BruteProtect – Free

BruteProtect

BruteProtect tracks failed login attempts across all installed users of the plugin.  If any single IP has too many failed attempts in a short period of time, they are blocked from logging in to any site with this plugin installed. Once you install the plugin, you will need to get a free BruteProtect API key, which you can do directly from your WordPress dashboard.

3. CloudFlare Threat Management – Free

CloudFlare Threat Management

CloudFlare Threat Management allows you to manage all banning, unbanning, and clearing of IP addresses at a CloudFlare level. CloudFlare Threat Management also intergrates with popular WordPress security plugins such as WordFence.

Set up is easy. Enter the email which you use to login to CloudFlare.com & your API key found here. Once you save that information into CloudFlare Threat Management, you’ll be able to specify a list of IP address to blacklist (ban), whitelist (never ban) and clear (remove from CloudFlare completely).

4. Simple Custom Post Order – Free

Simple Custom Post Order

With this plugin you can Order posts(posts, any custom post types,any taxonomy) by a simple Drag and Drop Sortable JavaScript. Configuration is unnecessary. You can do directly on default WordPress administration. Excluding custom query which uses order or orderby parameters, in get_posts or query_posts and so on.

5. LaunchKey – Free

LaunchKey

This plugin enables a LaunchKey user to pair with a WordPress user for authentication. LaunchKey is evolving user authentication by eliminating passwords with multi-factor authentication on smartphones and tablets. LaunchKey’s free app enables users on websites, applications and other systems to securely and privately authenticate without passwords. For implementers, LaunchKey provides a trustworthy alternative to password-based user authentication while reducing the liability passwords create.

6. 

WordPress Guest Posts

The WordPress Guest Posts plugin offers the opportunity to easily create posts added by any user that is not the admin of the blog page. The regular user can complete a form with the desired content. After submitting the post, the admin will be notified and will have the options to accept or reject the post. After accepting the post, it will be posted on the blog.

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Emotional Map

The plugin adds a chart of emotions for each post, where each user can specify how to relate to the text. You can change the title, for example, on “Rating the post” and insert in place emotsyi rating. Settings you select are the color and titles for each field of graphics, you can add any number of voting options giving limitation of voting based on Ip or registered users and comes with two types of graphics (Pie and Bar charts)

8

WP Link Preview

WP Link Preview is a simple plugin which shows screenshot preview of a link. The screenshot is created dynamically using wordpress service. Plugin allows visitors to know the target URL before actually visiting it. It protects them from spam links. The approach is unique and adds value to your wordpress site.

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ProDesign Responsive Interface Shortcodes

ProDesign is a responsive manageable organisation of predesigned interface elements presented as shortcodes that can be used in any page/post or custom post types of any kind of WordPress theme.

Every single shortcode has many options to be highly customizable and meet the spectatives adjusting to any site. Also, the plugin has a shortcode manager to set options and forget the hard work of remember pieces of text that are used as shortcode attributes. Prodesign Uses FontAwesome Icons.

10

Orbital Login

Orbital Login brings entire user login / registration process to your website’s frontend. Your users will no longer have to see WordPress admin backend in order to log in or edit their profile. In addition to that, Orbital Login gives your users an option to set their own password during registration and activate their account via e-mail.

Free & Premium Themes

1. Tashan – Free

tashan

Tashan – a sleek, elegant and stylish theme built upon the underscores (_s) with a touch of Bootstrap and a Parallax (Skrollr) effect header. Tashan packs an array of theme features including custom header section, custom Recent Posts widget, Custom Recent Comments widget, a flexible Showcase widget area on the home page. With an added splash of font control for the header, content and widget headings.

2. Food and Diet – Free

food-and-diet

Food & Diet is a simple, minimalist and responsive WordPress theme, with two columns in content, and three columns in footer. Suitable for a blog-based website, online magazine, or portfolio website. Food & Diet has an intuitive setup with different layouts, includes the possibility to publish Ads and other features as header text animation, copyright text and more. Food&Diet uses HTML5, CSS3 standards, and a responsive design.

3. Duena – Free

duena

Duena is a Bootstrap template designed specifically for personal blogs. Being Bootstrap-powered the template provides lots of opportunities for editing and tuning. Bootstrap is web developer’s ‘mana’ with all those HTML elements, components and other cool stuff.

Even though Bootstrap templates are mostly flat, the gradient on the background creates depth effect that makes content blocks float in the air. Red and its hues prevail in the theme design giving it some warmth and passion. There is no need to describe theme’s responsiveness; for sure the template fits perfectly into all browsers of tablets, phones and PCs. And lastly, the template comes stuffed with lots of amazing features that will make your blog stand out.

4. Surfarama – Free

surfarama

Surfarama is a bold and fun theme which uses the popular mason style layout on the home page and category pages to highlight imagery and make for a very visual presentation. It’s perfect for travel and magazine style blogs heavy on the imagery. The theme is highly customizable with the ability to upload your own logo, set the background color (or image), the primary theme color and even color code the categories without any coding required

5. BirdFLAT – Free

birdflat

BirdFLAT is a flexible flat design blog theme. Features the grid layout by a jQuery Masonry. and uses responsive layout and is therefore optimized for tablet pcs and smart phones. Features include the Theme Customize. You can choose the text color, link color, article footer color and header background color.

6.

verona

Verona is an awesome WordPress theme which brings many useful and most popular functions with clean & unique design. It’s ideal for any restaurant, café, coffee shop or bistro. It’s very flexible and powered with our framework that has advanced theme options to make your site very flexible and fully customizable.

7

furniot

Furniot is a Fully Responsive WordPress Theme with many features: easy to use page builder, on-click Theme Options, fully resposnive design, unlimited sliders, unlimited layouts, unlimited colors, easy header layout changing (3 different headers), different post and portfolio layouts, many useful shortcodes integrated into the page builder, all Google fonts and much more. The main feature is a strong page builder which offers you to create wonderful, unique layouts with just clicks.

8

Suburbs

Suburbs is a responsive multi-purpose theme suitable for any business (corporate, agency, portfolio and blog websites). Suburbs is easy to customize through its amazing “Page Builder”: with this drag-and-drop feature you can structure the content on your pages without ever having to touch a line of code. Suburbs it’s flexible and has a fully responsive design. Also, this theme looks beautiful on Retina-Displays.

9

Blue Blog

Blue Blog is a minimalistic, simple and super clean wordpress blog theme with focus on readability & very easy to setup. This theme is perfect choice for your personal blog, photography blog, corporate blog theme, or creative blog. If you need a blog theme with refined typography, responsive design, unlimited style colours, and easy to setup. Blog Blog is the right choice.

10

jobify

Creating a job listing website has never been easier with Jobify — the easiest to use job board theme available. Create a community of employers and prospective employees. This themes functions cotains a simple live searching and filtering that makes finding relevant jobs easier than ever, a fully customisable homepage means you control the layout of your website you can even have a fee for job listings, and easily monitor and approve submissions.

 

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WordPress Wednesday – 20 Best Plugins & Themes from July 2013