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When any talks about WordPress, staying up to date with the latest WordPress core is a must. This rule can also applies when we are talking about WordPress plugins too, considering the large number of new plugins that are launched on a daily basis on the official WordPress plugin directory.

So for today’s WordPress Wednesday round up you will see that we have 6 newest WordPress plugin (that been released in the last week or so) from the Plugin Directory, In this post you will see that we have some plugins that do things like allowing themes and developers to include a front end content editior, to a plugin that adds beautiful progress bars, to another plugin that allows you to create great responsive grid image galleries to a plugin that helps with email delivery issue’s or if your site is hosted on a server that does not support email.

1. Author WIP Progress Bar


The Author WIP-Progress Bar adds beautiful progress bars (AKA progress meters) via Widgets or by generating a shortcode. The plugin tracks word or page count goals, current word or page count, and calculates the progress by showing the completion percentage and displaying that with a very cool progress bar with multiple colours and other choices to choose from and it also allows the writer to display a hyperlink, their book cover from the media library, and custom text along with the progress bar.

2. Snowball


Snowball is a powerful plugin that makes it easy for journalists and bloggers to create modern, immersive articles as seen by world-class news organisations. Snowball modules support many different types of content including text, images, videos, data visualisations, and interactive widgets.

Snowball’s block-based interface is user-friendly and allows you to start creating with ease. Build your article one block at a time by creating a block from a particular module. Then set your own content and style choices for that block. Advanced users can customise even further using the built-in code editor to inspect and modify the underlying HTML and CSS code of a block.

3. WP Email Delivery


If you are having email delivery issue’s or your site is hosted on a server that does not support email. The look no further the WP Email Delivery. This plugin is designed to work as a replacement for wp_mail() and will work with core system emails, any plugin or theme that uses the default WordPress email sending. This means items like password resets, Purchase receipts from Easy Digital Downloads, Newsletters from Mailpoet or SendPress Newsletters, Form submissions via Ninja Forms or Gravity Forms and many others will just work.

4. Zeus WordPress Admin


The Zeus WordPress Admin plugin is a great solution to improve upon the slow changing WordPress dashboard. The idea is to bundle multiple features that bring the WordPress admin to a more modern level.

5. Modula Grid Lite


Modula Grid Gallery, one of the best & newest WordPress gallery plugin, this plugin is the lite version any way, Modula is a creative Multipurpose Grid Gallery. This plugin has a wizard which allow you to build your galleries in a few seconds, unlike many other galleries as Modula uses a new concept to build its internal grid. After you set a width and a height for the gallery, Modula will create a random but smart grid inside. The result is a dynamic, creative, interesting and attractive gallery.

6. WA Fronted


WA Fronted is a frontend editor for WordPress, the plugin goal is to enhance usability and convenience of editing content also allowing theme and plugin developers incorporate their configuration filter and/or add-on in their plugin or theme


WordPress Wednesday – 6 Newest WordPress Plugins from The Official Plugin Directory