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Here’s once again is another monthly roundup of the very best free and paid for WordPress Plugins that have been released in April 2012.

It doesn’t matter what you want to accomplish on your WordPress site, there is probably a WordPress plugin that will allow you to do it such as customising the wordpress dashboard, getting feedback from users,  private messaging users or having your ads responsive on your responsive wordpress blog or blocking botnets and those are just few types of plugins you’ll find below in Today’s WordPress Wednesday post.

1. DP Dashboard – $40


DP Dashboard is a plugin that lets you customise the WordPress dashboard to make it more appealing. I’ve personal bought it and love it and for just only $40 it worth every penny i’ve spent.



Ideas! is a slick and minimal Feedback and Submission system wordpress plugin. This plugin will lets you engage with your customers, offer an interactive and instant feedback / commenting system via modal or inline, or a mini private support system, track bugs, collect user ideas and votes or manage a private team project.



WP Ajax Private Messages (WPM) is a WordPress plugin, which can be used for communication, it enables users on your site to send private messages to each other, User can send private message to multiple groups or multiple members with rich text editor – WordPress editor default, user can attach photos, files to messages.


Easy Responsive AdSense

Easy Responsive AdSense is a WordPress plugin that lets you specify multiple Google AdSense ad sizes for a particular location in your responsive WordPress theme. When the page is loaded, it will choose the best ad size to display, based on the current width of the ad container. Ads can be placed in your template using the provided widget, shortcode, or template tag.

5. Rocket Dashboard – Free

Rocket Dashboard

Rocket Dashboard delivers a more influential working environment for WordPress through the use of colour. Black on white is reserved for the main content window. The left navigation is dark and all the icons have been replaced with scalable vector art through a custom icon font. The WP-Admin bar has also been given a facelift, as it’s now bigger, brighter and much more fun. Just upload the plugin and activate. No additional settings required!

6. OnePress Social Locker – Free

OnePress Social Locker

Social Locker is a set of social buttons and a locker in one bottle. It allows you to lock a part of content on a web page until a user clicks one of the social buttons (Facebook Like, Tweet Button, Google +1) and help you to get more likes/tweets/+1s, traffic and customers!

7. Pre Draft Camp Plugin – Free

Pre Draft Camp

This plugin create Pre Draft Camp environment on your website.You can create/manage/list/details Camp, Venue and Coach in your website.

8. Botnet Attack Blocker – Free

Botnet Attack Blocker

After the recent global distributed botnet attack on WordPress installations that took down servers and broke into admin accounts this plugin blocks distributed botnet brute-force attacks on your WordPress installation.

9. Responsive Gallery Grid – Free

Responsive Gallery Grid

Change the native WordPress gallery to a gallery that nicely fits your images into a jigsaw-like grid with this Plugin. The gallery will fit in nicely in most responsive web design, as the grid is recalculated when scaling the window and by default the images will pop out a whenever you move the cursor over them. The z-indexes are updating so that the pop-out images are always on top and with the animation speed, scaling, margins and max row height being customisable in the gallery shortcode.

10. Logo Slider – Free

Logo Slider

Add a logo slideshow carousel to your site quickly and easily. Embed in any post/page using shortcode [logo-slider] or in your theme with


WordPress Wednesday – Top 10 Best WordPress Plugins from April 2013