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For this week WordPress Wednesday post we will be having a look through the WordPress.org plugin directory to see what were some of the recently released plugins.

Below in Today’s post you will find 8 plugins that can hopefully help you to put something new into your site, as some of the plugins that is featuring in today’s post can help create a simple and easy content slider, create some better helpful tabs inside the WP Admin Dashboard, a plugin that allows you to create a widget that shows what are your upcoming evens for your site or even having a sticky notification bar that sits on top of your site to a plugin that save those awkward situtations that you accidental publish a post before you even finish with it by asking a question “Are You Sure?” or a plugin that disable your comments and lastly a plugin that allows you to have a appointment booking and scheduling on your site.

1. Easy Content Slider

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The  Easy Content Slider plugin is a WordPress is one of the newest plugin that been designed to create interactive content slider functionality with category into your WordPress website. This plugin can be linked with very ease and with no hard understanding so this plugin is perfect for those who are experience the world of WordPress for the very first time.

2. Better Admin Help Tabs

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The Better Admin Help Tabs plugin will allow creation of admin help tabs (and associated sidebars) on any screen in the WordPress admin area. This plugin creates a custom post type called Help Tabs which will store all the information you added. For the Better Admin Help Tabs to work you will need to add the following info to make it work first the title of your tab, secondly the content in the content area of the WP editior, thirdly what page/screen it should appear on and lastly the type of the help tab or tab sidebar

3. Affiliates Manager

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If you are running your WordPress site with an e-Commerce plugin or solution you will certainly need the WP Affiliate Manager as it can help you manage an affiliate marketing program to drive more traffic and more sales to your store.  Affiliate Marketing is the fastest growing advertising method and it is very cost effective.

With this plugin facilitates the affiliates recruitment, registration, login, management process.  It will also track the referrals your affiliates send to your site and give commissions appropriately.

This plugin will also integrates with some popular e-commerce solutions such as WooCommerce, Simple Shopping Cart, WP eCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, iThemes Exchange, and WP eStore.

4. Upcoming Events Lists

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The  Upcoming Events Lists plugin to show a list of upcoming events on the front-end. When you first install this plugin, you will find a new widget called “Upcoming Events” in the Widgets area and also you will also find a new custom post called “Events” where you can select your event starting and closing date, event venue, event title, event description.

5. Easy Sticky Notification Bar

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Easy Sticky Notification Bar plugin helps you to promote your products, highlight your messages or grab the attention of your visitors via great looking sticky bar.

6. Are You Sure?

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Do you find sometimes you accidentally publish a post or a page on your WordPress that was not intended to go live. Accidental Publishing can be (not in all cases) a problem if you have automated the publishing process further, such as sharing the post to Facebook, Twitter, IFTT or maybe even content sent to email subscribers. But with this plugin, these things can be avoided once for life (of the life of the plugin itself).

7. WP Disable Comments

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This plugin allows administrators to disable comments, trackbacks and/or pingbacks on a site or a network. The goal of this plugin is to be as comprehensive as possible and at the same time provide the flexibility to just as much as you want to.

8. FastBook

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FastBook is a responsive appointment booking and scheduling WordPress plugin that facilitates a WordPress based website to accept appointments using a form which is controlled by a shortcode ([fastbook]). As an Admin you can just places the shortcode in any page or post and the appointment form appears in the front end from where users can book their appointments. All the submitted appointments by the users are then visible to the admin in the admin area.

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WordPress Wednesday – 8 Brand New Plugins Straight from The Plugin Directory