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Here’s once again is another roundup of the newest WordPress plugins that you can find right in the plugin directory as we can see if you are running any type of WordPress powered website the endless list of plugins that can provide some new sort of enhanced functionally is the best to give the visitor a better experience on your site.

Today’s roundup features 8 new WordPress plugins and all plugins below are compatible up to the latest WordPress install and there is something for everyone such as plugins for displaying related posts with similar words from a category, a plugin to handle courses, lecturers, cropping images manually, tracing your site performance and create awesome responsive pricing tables.

1. Typewriter


Typewriter completely removes the “Visual Editor” feature in WordPress and replaces it with a simple Markdown editor so that you can join sites like StackOverflow and Github in writing in the simple and growingly popular Markdown format.  For the more technical among you, Typewriter removes the TinyMCE editor and defaults to a Markdown specific “Text” editor and parses the output using MarkdownExtra.

2. Related Posts Plugin

Related Posts Plugin

Related Posts Plugin allows you to display related posts with similar words in category, tags, title or by adding special meta key for posts, and display list of the titles of these posts by the widget or by the shortcode.

3. Mobile Previewer

Mobile Previewer

Adds a responsive preview for logged in users. On hover, the frame is resized to show more detail. The preview window will scroll automaticly when the normal view is scrolled.  This is a great plugin both to keep the editors aware of how the content may vary on different devices and help theme developers view the site in different sizes at once without having to resize the browser.

4. WooCommerce Gold Price Live

WooCommerce Gold Price Live

This is an extention to WooCommerce that allows you to place precious metals items for sale on your WordPress/WooCommerce ecommerce store using the real time price of gold. Easily add markup, weight and purity of your items and you are good to go. You can be up and running in 10 minutes or less with real time pricing.

5. WP Course Manager

WP Course Manager

WordPress Course Manager is a WordPress Plugin to handle courses, lecturers and a schedule of dates when courses are held with one or more lecturer(s).

6. Manual Image Crop

Manual Image Crop

Plugin allows you to manually crop all the image sizes registered in your WordPress theme (in particular featured image). Simply click on the “Crop” link next to any image in your media library. The “lightbox” style interface will be brought up and you are ready to go. Whole cropping process is really intuitive and simple.

7. Google Pagespeed Insight

Google Pagespeed Insights for WordPress

Google Pagespeed Insights is a tool that empowers you to make decisions that increase the performance of your website. Recommendations from Google Pagespeed are based upon current industry best practices for desktop and mobile web performance.

8. Pricer Ninja

Pricer Ninja

Pricer Ninja is a super powerful tool for adding beautiful pricing tables to your website. Pricer Ninja’s pricing tables are responsive, meaning, the tables will be presented properly on all devices including smatphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.



WordPress Wednesday – 8 New Plugins from the WordPress Plugin Directory


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