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Great Tools To Use With Your Wordpress Blog

Here you have a really big list of Wordpress plugins for use with your blog, so be patience and take a look and use use the ones who can help you have a great blog. Just remember to use them wisely because the more you use could slow your blog.

For Bloggers

AjaxWP - Adds AJAX to all aspects of your WordPress site, which speeds up the load times.

Alexa Rank - Display your Alexa rank with pride.

Ajax Comment Preview - Allows readers to preview their comment before submitting.

asTunes - Retrieves data from your Audioscrobbler/last.fm profile and posts it as a list on your blog.

Codebox - Creates a side scrolling box for displaying code snippets.

Crossroads - Adds thumbnails and comments from your Flickr account.

FireStats - Full featured statistics including referrers and popular pages.

Google PageRank - Allows you to display your Google Page Rank on your blog.

Hardened-Trackback - Generates a single-use trackback to help fight trackback spam.

imgViewJX - Refreshes an image on your main page from a selected directory.

Live Spell Checker - Adds a spell checker to your posts in the admin area.

Plug ‘n’ Play Google Map - If you include longitude and latitude in your post, this will automatically add it to a Google Map on a separate page. Very useful for blogs writing restaurant reviews or about events.

Wordpress Mailing List - Have a mailing list? Let readers subscribe and unsubscribe from the front page of your site.

WP e-Commerce - Adds a shopping cart to your WordPress powered site.

WP-Polls - Adds fully customizable polls to your blog.

WP-Post Ratings - Allows readers to rate your posts.

Zorpia That’s Hot Box - Allows visitors to send posts they like to Zorpia.com and vote on their favorites.

AJAX Comments 2.0 - Auto updates the comments page with no full reload, enabling much smoother commenting than the older full reload system.


For Readers

AJAX Google Video Search - Search Google Video without leaving your favorite blog.

AJAX Shoutbox - Real time conversation with sound to alert you to new messages.

Cool Weather - Allows visitors to see the weather forecast for any location they choose.

Currency Converter - Adds a real time currency converter to the page with data from Yahoo Finance.

Google AJAX Search - Allows you to setup search for your site, the web, and another site such as your Flickr account.

Google MapSearch Widget - Allows readers to search Google Maps without ever leaving the page.

Gregarious - Social bookmarking plugin that adds Digg, Reddit, Feedburner FeedFlare buttons and more.

Hottaimoijiruna - Adds a self-updating clock to the site for a timezone defined by the blogger.

Inline Ajax Comments - Hides comments until the user clicks on them.

Inline Ajax Page - Displays a snippet of a post and then allows the reader to click a button to load the full entry without going to another page.

Tagboard Widget - Adds an auto-updating tagboard to your site that displays new messages as they are posted.

Units Converter - Converts hundreds of different units of length, area, volume, weight / mass, and speed without reloading the page.

WP Movie Ratings - Combines data from IMDB with the blogger’s movie review and allows the readers to add their own ratings.

XDTalk - Allows real-time conversation between registered users.


For Fight Spam

Akismet - Anti-spam plugin from the creators of WordPress that uses a central database of spam comments to identify spam. Requires a free API key from Wordpress.com

Spam Karma - Analyzes comments for spam based on a karma system.

Bad Behavior - Prevents spam bots from accessing your site by analyzing their HTTP requests.

Did You Pass Math? - Asks users a simple math question before their comments are posted.

Comment Timeout - Closes comments on old posts.


Encourage Commenting

BlogFollow - Shows a snippet of the user’s blog beneath their comment.

DoFollow - Removes “nofollow” attributes from links in comments so search engines can follow them.

DoFollow Trackbacks - Removes “nofollow” attributes from trackbacks.

Show Top Commentators - Lists your most frequent commenters along with links to their blogs.



Improve Appearance

Nicer Trackbacks - Improves the appearance of trackbacks from other blogs.

WP-NoSh*t - Filters bad words from comments.

Numbered Comments Adds numbers to comments.

AuthorHighlight - Highlights comments by the blog’s author.

Comment Highlighter - Styles comments based on the author’s name, email, or URL.

wp-chunk - Truncates long URLs in comments to prevent them from stretching the page.


Enable Rich Comments

Custom Smileys - Adds clickable smiley emoticons to comments.

TinyMCEComments - Turns the comment box into a full-featured rich text editor.

Live Comment Preview - Allows readers to preview their comment before posting.

Edit Comments XT - Allows users to edit their own comments.


Enable Avatars

Gravatar - Displays user-selected avatars next to comments.

Favatars - Pulls the favicon from a commenter’s blog or website and uses it for their avatar.

MBLA - Adds user images from MyBlogLog to comments.

OpenID Comments - Lets readers comment with their OpenID identity.


Show Off Comments

WP-Most Commented Posts - Displays the posts with the most comments in the sidebar.

Latest Comments with Avatars Reloaded - Shows the latest comments along with the MyBlogLog avatars of the commenters.


Allow Better Conversation

Simple CoComments - Tracks the conversation across blogs.

Comment Karma - Digg-style voting on comments.

Quoter - Allows users to quote a previous comment in their comment.

Whisper - Lets users “whisper” comments that are only visible to one person.


Moderate Comments Effectively

Comment Twitter SMS Notification - Notifies you of new comments via SMS through Twitter.

Bannage - Adds the ability to ban users from commenting by name, email, or IP.

CommentCentral - Allows batch opening and closing of comments on multiple posts.

404 Notifier - Provides a log of your 404 errors.

Admin Dropdown Menus - Streamline your crowded admin panel menus by turning them into dropdown menus.

Admin Panel Comment Reply - Adds a “reply to comment” option in the comments section of the admin area.

Ajax Spell Checker - Uses a variety of dictionaries to spell check your posts.

Auto-hyperlink URLs - Provides you with several options for automatically turning URLs in to hyperlinks.

AWSOM Pixgallery - Designed to allow artists and webcomic creators to create a portfolio of their artwork.

Batch Categories - Makes it easier to add posts to another category, or to organize posts when importing from another blog.

Custom Admin Menu - Gives you the power to rename, hide, or move just about anything you want in the admin area.

Custom Write Panel - Allows you to customize the “Write” panel of WordPress by hiding things you don’t need such as “Post Password” and adding things you would like easier access to.

Dashbar - Allow your admins to have admin access while working in the frontend of the blog without having multiple windows open.

Dashboard Editor - Completely customize your admin dashboard using PHP, HTML, and widgets.

DashNote - Adds a post-it note feature to the dashboard to jot down notes to yourself.

Digital Fingerprint - Adds a digital fingerprint to your posts so you can search the web to see if your content has been scraped.

Domain Mirror - Allows one WordPress install to be accessed from multiple domains.

Download Counter - Counts and tracks the downloads of all your files.

Email Users - This plugin allows you to mail registered users on your blog based on their role.

Enforce WWW Preference - Provides 301 redirects to queries with /index.php and enforces your use or non-use of www to make sure your search engine indexing is uniform.

Excerpt Editor - Provides you with more control over the excerpts such as length and auto creation.

FeedBurner FeedSmith - Ensures all your RSS feed subscribers get counted in your FeedBurner subscriber count.

Fix Database - Checks your WordPress database for errors and attempts to fix them.

Genki Announcement - Allows you to add an announcement before your first post without editing your themes.

Genki Pre-Publish Reminder - Allows you to write reminders for things like setting categories before you post.

Google Analyticator - Inserts Google Analytics code on every WordPress page.

Google Sitemaps Generator - Will create a Google compliant site map of your blog.

GT Post Approval - Adds “Approve” and “Reject” buttons to the administrators view on all posts, which is ideal for blogs with multiple authors.

Instant Update - Handles the tedious chore of upgrading your WP install with just one-click.

Just Unzip - Allows you to upload a zip folder from the Write page. Just Unzip will then unzip the contents and associate them with the current post.

Khanh’s Instant Notepad (KIN) - Allows you to jot notes to yourself on a notepad.

Leprakhauns Word Count - Adds a Java powered word counter to your editing page.

Mass Post Manager - Allows you to move or delete all the posts in a category at once.

Mutliply - Allows one administrator to control multiple blogs.

NextGEN Gallery - Adds an image gallery to your control panel.

OneClick Install - Adds an extremely powerful uploader and installer for plugins and themes to WordPress, eliminating the need to unzip or FTP.

Page Link Manager - Allows you to easily rearrange, hide, and move pages.

Permacop - Allows you to redirect any URL to another.

Post2Page - Allows you to take existing posts that you have and convert them into pages.

PlugInstaller - Helps you install new plugins by obtaining it, uploading it and unpacking it.

podPress - Includes numerous features for bloggers wishing to add podcasts to their WordPress install, such as previews, RSS feeds, and adding cast to posts.

Search and Replace - Search all your posts at once for specified text, quickly replace it.

Share This - Adds multiple social bookmarking links and an e-mail-this function in one handy button.

Simple Pop-up Images - Add a thumbnail image to your post; when the user clicks on it, they get a larger pop-up of the picture.

Simple Tagging - Simplifies the tagging process to drop down menus and includes the ability import from your current tagging plugins.

Site Unavailable - Publishes a message that your site is down while still allowing admins to login.

Throttle - Monitors your bandwidth and limits non-essential items during heavy load times to help performance.

Wikipedia-NoFollow - Written in response to Wikipedia’s implementing a “nofollow” rule to their outgoing links, this plugin allows you to add nofollow to links you give to Wikipedia pages.

WordPress Mobile Edition - Strips your blog down for easy reading on phones and PDAs.

WordTube - Why use YouTube when you can host and stream your videos as you please? Includes a flash player.

WP Grins - Adds clickable smilies to both the administration area and comments section.

WPAds - Add rotating banner and text ads to any location you define on your blog.

WP-Custom Login - Allows you to modify the user login page logo to an image of your choice.

WP- DBManager - Provides you with the ability to optimize the database, back it up, restore, delete the backup database, drop emptied tables, and run selected queries.

WP-phpMyAdmin - Provides you with quick access to your PHP databases directly from the WP admin area without having to login to phpMyAdmin.

WP Plugins Tracker - Verifies all of your plugins are the latest version by checking them against the wp-plugins-db.org database.

WP Super Edit - Provides you with more control over the Visual editor including emoticons, layers, style attributes, and more.

WP-Table - Allows you to add a table directly in the Visual mode or import from a spreadsheet.


Image Management Tools

Aniga Gallery – Allows you to create picture galleries that use the WordPress comment system.

Batch Image Uploader – Upload and resize multiple images to your blog at once.

Duh Gallery – Creates a photo gallery from your uploads folder in WordPress.

ImageManager – Includes interface for browsing and uploading images and basic tools such as cropping and rotating.

WP Image Gallery – Create photo galleries from within WordPress and display them in posts.

fMoblog – Post pictures with descriptions from a mobile phone.

Pop-up Image Gallery – Photo gallery plugin with various options for transitions.

PhotoZip – Allows you to upload a .zip file to create an image gallery.

PictPress – Automatically generates a picture post from a directory on your server and resizes pictures on the fly.

Importing Images from Other Services

Another Flickr – Allows your readers to browse thumbnails from your Flickr albums and go directly to full size images.

BubbleShare – Display photo galleries from your BubbleShare account.

Facebook Photos – Shows thumbnails of photos from your linked Facebook account.

Flickr Photo Album – Pulls in your Flickr photo sets and displays them as albums in WordPress.

FlickrRSS – Displays most recent images from any RSS feed from Flickr such as a user, group, or tags page.

Fotobook – Import your Facebook photo albums into a WordPress page.

ImageShack Uploader – Upload an image to ImageShack’s free storage service and insert a thumbnail into your posts.

Slickr Gallery – AJAX photo gallery that pulls in images and photosets from Flickr.

Smugmug Gallery Bar – Insert photos from your Smugmug account into blog posts.


Image Display Effects & Hacks

Enlarger – Displays a thumbnail but loads the bigger image in the background so when clicked the full size version loads instantly.

IImage Panorama – Helps you create a 360 degree panorama picture to add to your blog.

Image Headlines – Create cool text images for the titles of your posts.

Lightbox 2 – Generates thumbnails that when clicked load in a lightbox.

Multi-Topic Icon: Shows images that represent each of the categories assigned to a blog post.

Random Image – Pulls a random image from your blog and links back to the post it came from.

Transparent PNG Fix – Make sure your PNG files don’t look nasty.

WP Wetfloor – Create the ever-popular reflection effect for the images on your blog.


Playing Music

Del.icio.us MP3 Player – Makes links to MP3s in your posts playable and easily postable to del.icio.us.

Audio Player – Inserts a simple MP3 player into your posts that plays uploaded audio files.

XSFP Player – Flash player that allows you to embed music on your blog via http.


What Am I Listening To?

DG PlayingNow Updater – Displays the song you are currently listening to on iTunes, MSN Messenger, or J. River Media Center.

EZ-Scrobbler – Displays your most recently listened to tracks on last.fm.

iTunes Spy – Displays your most recently listened to tracks on iTunes.

Pandora Feeds – Displays data from Pandora feeds, for example, a list of your stations, bookmarked songs, and bookmarked artists.

onAirNow – Now playing plugin that displays most recent song from iTunes or WinAmp.


Podcasting Tools

Odeo – Embed a podcast that you recorded on Odeo.

Podcast Release – A “release” form for guests of your podcast, accepting your terms.

PodPress – Full featured plugin for podcasters including feed generation, iTunes preview, and download stats.

iPodCatter – Helps podcasters create a valid feed for the podcast directory on iTunes.


Miscellaneous Audio Tools

Evoca Browser Mic – Allow your blog readers to send you voice comments which you can later post to your blog.

Odiogo – Converts your text to speech and provides a link for your readers to listen to your posts.


Video Tools

Anarchy Media Player – Plays a wide variety of audio/video file formats in the appropriate player on your blog.

Easy Inline SWF - Allows you to insert Flash files in .swf format into your posts without any weird tags.

SeeTheFace – Complete tool for recording video and posting it to your blog.

Extreme Video – Plays any .flv file on your blog with support for YouTube, Google Video, Quicktime, and more.

Noembedder – Automatically adds a noembed section to any embedded content that does not already have one.

YouTube Brackets – Allows you to simply enter a URL for a YouTube video versus copying and pasting embed code.

wordTube – Video player that includes the ability to program a menu of videos.

TubePress – Display YouTube galleries as blog posts or a sidebar item.

YouTube Video Gallery – Displays thumbnails for any gallery from YouTube.

vPIP – vPIP stands for “Videos Playing In Place,” meaning it will only embed after a specified image or link is clicked by the user.


Stats for the Blog Owner

AWStats Xtended Info - Requires AWStats and adds things such as screen size, Flash, PDF, and Java support.

Backlinks inbound links counter - Uses MSN to track all incoming links to your site.

Bluetrait Event Viewer (BTEV) - Tracks your logins, deleted users, last passwords, invalid user names and more.

Bsuite - Tracks page loads, search terms used on incoming links, top performing posts, and lists related posts at the bottom of each entry.

CountPosts - Shows you how many times each post gets visited while ignoring visits from the admin.

DownloadCounter - Counts downloads of files you attach to your posts.

Dschini Bot Checker - Lets you know which pages are being checked by which search bots and how often.

Feed Statistics - Monitors your feeds and tells you which readers are being used, the links that readers click on, and which stories they are reading.

FeedBurner SiteStats Enabler - Helps you install the FeedBurner script in your site with instructions in both Italian and English.

FeedBurner StandardStats - Simplifies the process of installing the FeedBurner script so you can monitor your RSS feed statistics.

FeedStats - Statistical tool for counting your feeds, measuring length of stay on your site and more. Stats appear in the dashboard.

FirStats - Full-featured, Ajax powered stats for your admin area.

GoStats web counter - Lets you install the GoStats counter in your blog as a text widget.

Lightstats - Plugin generates bar and pie graphs for statistics about posts, comments, and categories.

Live - Lets you watch the activity on your blog in real time. See things like posts visited, new comments, and feeds grabbed.

Open Web Analytics - Tracks page views, visits, unique visitors, clicks, referring websites, and plots visitor geography on Google Earth.

Posts/Comments Time - Shows you the number of posts and comments for the hours of each day so you can better plan your posting times.

Search Phrases - Straightforward plugin that just displays what search terms brought the visitors to your site.

Social Traffic Monitor - Monitors the social sites Digg, Netscape, Reddit, Newsvine, Fark, Slashdot, Del.icio.us, and StumbleUpon.

Ultimate Google Analytics - Adds the Google Analytics script to your site while also counting downloads and outbound links.

Word Count - Tracks the word count of your posts.

WordPress.com Stats - Uses your WordPress API key to pull stats and places them in a page in your admin area.

WP OnlineCounter - This plugin counts the number of readers currently online, highest number of visitors at the same time, and the total count of visitors.

WP-SlimStat - Tracks all of the standard stats you’ve come to expect from a stats package, but in a very compressed database for less load on your server.

WP-Stats - Very general statistics package focusing on your number of posts, comments and so on.


Stats to Share with Visitors

Akismet Spam Count - Show off your Akismet spam power and let spammers know you’re protected from their attempts.

Alexa Rank - Allows you to display your Alexa rank for the world to see.

GeneralStats - Displays your choice of number of users, categories, posts, comments, pages, links, words in posts, words in comments and words in pages.

Google PageRank - Display your Google Page Rank on your front page.

Impress - Display number of users, posts, pages, comments, categories, words, and more on your blog.

Jon’s Showoff Rankings Widget - Displays your Google Page Rank, Alexa Traffic Ranking, and Technorati Rank all in one plugin. (Ed note: this plugin is no longer supported, and the developer recommends using the widget version instead.)


Post Administration & Layout

Add Graphic Signature - Adds a graphic of your signature to your posts either automatically or via the insertion of a simple tag.

Adman - Allows you to post ads such as Google AdSense at the beginning or middle of a post.

Another WordPress Meta Plugin - Allows you to add Meta tags and keywords to your post to try to further optimize your blog for search engines.

Category Remindr - Category Remindr puts a button next to the “Publish” button to remind you to select the categories for your post.

Corrector - Adds Google Spell Check to your admin area and can spellcheck in 27 languages.

DropCap First Character - Enlarges the first character of a post to give it more of a magazine appearance.

Front Page Excluded Categories - Allows you to exclude posts from certain categories on your front page.

Limit the size of main page posts - Set the number of words you want each of your main page posts to contain so that if they exceed that limit, a link is provided to a page with the complete post.

Notify On Draft Post - Notifies the editor when the authors of a multi-author blog post a new draft for review.

Post Notification - Sends an email to a list of registered users when you make a new post. Includes the option to include the post in the email.

Post Repeater - Re-posts an entry with significance every week, month, or year.

Post Templates - Allows you to set up repeating templates such as a “Picture Of The Day” without all of the tedious copy and pasting.

PostPost - Allows you to add content such as advertisements before or after every post.

Posts Expire - Set an expiration date on your post.

Subscribers Only - Lets you mark a post as “subscriber only” so they are visible only to members of your site.

Subscribe-Remind - Adds a reminder to the bottom of each post to subscribe to your RSS feed.

WordPress PDA - Helps your readers view your blog on a PDA browser.

WP-orderposts - This plugin allows you to custom order your posts (as opposed to the default reverse-chronological order).

WP-Sticky - Make a post the default first entry on your blog.


Post Tools

Auto Link - Use the Google API to set delimiters like [movie]Move Title[/movie] to make it auto link to the page on IMDB.

Author Complete Post List - Gives you the ability to display all the posts by an author, including the ones where they are co-author.

Blog by Mail with Categories - Changes the “Blog by Mail” feature in WordPress so you can also set the category.

Code Markup - Allows you to include snippets of code, including HTML, in your post without it affecting the page.

Easy Post-To-Post Links - Allows you to use a shortcut when writing a post linking to another post on your blog.

On This Day - Displays posts posted on the same day in previous years.

Plain Text Paste - Helps to ease the pain of pasting something you wrote in Microsoft Word into WordPress.

TD Word Count - Displays a word count for each post on a blog, and gives you a total count.

Ubernyms - Allows you to make shortcuts for terms and links you use often. Just enter the abbreviation and this plugin fills it in for you.

WP-Footnotes - Allows you to add footnotes to a more detailed post.

wpSpoiler - Allows you to hide text behind [spoiler] tags. Ideal for sites with tv or movie reviews.



DJ-Email-Publish - Once you publish on your WordPress blog, this sends the post as an email to your other blogs such as MSN Spaces.

Live Space Sync - Allows you to import all your posts to your Microsoft Live Spaces so you can advertise your blog to your contacts.

LiveJournal Crossposter - Automatically posts your latest entries to your LiveJournal account, or any other LJ software based site.

Vox Crossposter - Cross-posts your posts to your Vox account.

Xanga Crosspost - Allows you to have your posts appear on your Xanga account.


RSS Feed Tools

©Feed - Adds copyright info to your feed and places a digital fingerprint on it so you can search the web for content theft.

Add to Any Subscribe Button - Allows your readers to subscribe via most popular RSS readers.

AddThis Sidebar Widget - Adds RSS info and social bookmarking links to the sidebar.

Better Feed - Adds a “read more” button, a copyright notice, and a “Add to del.icio.us” link.

DeCat - Allows you to select certain categories to not be included in your feeds.

Feed Control - Gives you the ability to exclude posts from your feed, add pages, and more.

Feed Footer - Adds copyright and advertising to your RSS posts.

Feed Master - Assigns a number to your feed readers to give you a better idea of stats specific to them.

Feed Styler - Allows you to style your feed.

FeedBurner FeedSmith - Make sure all your RSS feed subscribers get counted along with the ones signed up via FeedBurner.

FeedStats - Gives you statistical data on your feeds.

Feedvertizer - Add text links to the end of your feed posts.

RSS Flashfeeder to Myspace - Feeds your last two posts to your MySpace page.

Slash Comments - Adds info to your feed about how many comments are on the post.

Subscribe-Remind - Adds a little reminder to subscribe to your feed at the end of each post.


Social Bookmarking

Digg Button - Allows you to add the Digg button anywhere in a post with a simple code snippet.

Digg IT - A plugin that allows the inclusion of the Digg button.

JPF Add to Reddit - Allows readers to submit your posts to Reddit.

Share This - Adds multiple social bookmarking links and an email-this functionality in one button.

Sociable - Adds the linking information for 61 social bookmarking sites.

Social Bookmark Buttons - Adds social bookmark buttons for Digg.com, Netscape.com, Reddit.com, Del.icio.us, Stumbleupon.com, Google.com, Socialogs.com, and Socialposter.com.

Social Bookmarks Plugin for WordPress - Provides you access to the social bookmarking icons for more than 20 popular sites.

Socializer Plugin - Adds the ability to post to nearly 40 social bookmarking sites.

SocialList - Allows you to see which of your posts have been submitted to del.icio.us and Digg.

Socialogs.com - Allows you to have your entries submitted to Socialogs.com.

WP-Notable - Adds the icons for numerous social bookmarking sites to each post.

wphotspots - Tracks the activity of your posts on several social bookmarking sites.


Social Site Integration

Blogmark Integration - Display your Blogmarks list on your blog.

DiggClick - Add the Digg button to the beginning of your posts.

DiggIT - Allows you to add the Digg button even if someone had already submitted your post.

Facebook Comments - Allows you to bring comments on your Facebook notes over to the relevant blog post.

Gregarious - Combines a Digg button plugin with Alex King’s popular “Share This” plugin for social bookmarking.

Ma.gnolia Widget - Display links from your Ma.gnolia account using this widget.

Reddit Button - Adds a Reddit button to your blog posts.

StumbleCrumble - Display a pre-determined number of your latest Stumbled websites on your own blog.


Status Indicators

360Voice Bits Plugin - Connects with 360Voice.com to post the latest info on your 360 standings.

AIM Online Status Indicator - Let your readers know if you’re online.

IM Online - Presence indicator for AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, Skype and ICQ.

MeeboMe Plugin For WordPress - Display a Meebo widget on your blog so you can chat with your visitors.

WP-ICQ-Status - Display your current ICQ status on your blog.

Xbox 360 Gamercard WordPress Plugin - Allows you to display your Xbox 360 Gamecard.


Miscellaneous Site Integration

.Mac Sidebar WP Plugin - Display information from your .Mac account in your WordPress sidebar.

Amazon Wishlist - Add your Amazon Wishlist to your blog.

Bloggersnap - Allow your visitors to take a webcam shot and post it to your blog.

EasyPayPal - Allows you to accept payments for many services including subscriptions, trial periods, and more.

Ebay Sales Lister - Display Ebay listings (from your account or others) on your site.

Facebook Photos - Allows easy access to your Facebook photos for use in your blog.

GetWiki - Embed a Wikipedia article in your blog.

iTunesSpy - Display your latest played songs on your WordPress blog.

Last Amazon Review - Displays latest reviews from an Amazon RSS feed. Supports Associate IDs.

MasterWish - Place your wishlist from MasterWish.com on your blog.

Netflix - Share portions of your Netflix queue with your readers.

Phoogle - Add Google Maps with markers you choose to any of your posts.

Slashdot.org Headlines - Display the latest headlines from Slashdot on your site.

PayPal Donate Button - Allows you to add a “Make a Donation” button powered by PayPal.

WP-Twit - Display your latest Twitter postings on your site.

Yahoo Browser-Based Authentication - Allows users to sign in to your blog using their Yahoo ID and password.

Your YouTube Favorite Videos - Display your favorited YouTube videos on your site.

YouTube Video Gallery - Display a gallery of YouTube videos on your site.


Left Sidebar

DarkT - Slick black design, extremely legible, very modern looking, fixed width and widget ready.

Green Bug - Very pleasant looking fixed width and widget ready theme, great for a nature blog.

HijauSegar - Very open with easily edited headers. Fixed width.

Integral - Very uncluttered design, makes a great theme for a company blog, fixed width and widget ready. Fixed width.

Melod Art - Unique coloring, would make a great family blog. Fixed width and ready for widgets.

Notes - Make your personal website look like an actual personal journal.

Rainbow Feather - Fluid width theme, perfect for a writer or someone aspiring to be one.

RedHorizon - Clean and professional, stylish. Fixed width and widget ready.

Riaz - Very professional and classy looking, could be used for many needs. Fixed width and widget ready.

Rounded Transparent - Very clean, easy to navigate, stylish, fixed width, widget ready.

Simply Blue - Nice rounded corners, modern looking, fixed width and widget ready.

Simplicity 2.0 - Just as the name applies, very simple, but visually appealing. Would make a great personal blog, or possibly fashion related. Fixed width, widget ready.

Skeletons In My Closet - Very easy to read, fixed width, great for a personal or music blog.

Solid - Very stylish, clean reading, fixed width, widget ready.

Was: ImJTk - Nice mixture of colors, very smooth and free flowing, fixed width, widget ready.

Right Sidebar

Blending Curves - Pink is a difficult color to pull off in a lot of themes, but this one does it well with blending in a “torn out journal pages” feel. Fixed width and widget ready.

Blogger’s Cafe - Very simple, great for sites about blogging, coffee shops, or just plain old coffee lovers. Fixed width.

Blue-Ridge - Muted colors so as not to distract, great for a personal blog, fixed width, widget ready.

Boxy Mint - Great personal page or company blog, versatile, modern look. Fixed width and widget ready.

Elegant Purple - Great personal blog with an all purple look. Fixed width and widget ready.

Green Love - Great personal or travel theme, fixed width and widget ready.

Green Pro 2.0 - Excellent use of green, versatile look that can be used for many different sites. Fixed width and widget ready.

Leaf On Edge - Very versatile theme that could be used for blogs on any number of subjects, fixed width.

Lemon & Lime - Pleasing colors, logo placeholder, fixed width and widget ready.

Melmac - About as modern as you can get. Fixed width, widget ready.

NightLight Idea - Nice black theme with lite animation in the header. Fixed width and widget ready.

Otek - Orange colored, but not enough to be distracting, clean navigation, Fixed width and widget ready.

Persian Minyx - Fixed width and widget ready, unique way of marking the width.

Pgreen - Very readable, versatile look for a fixed width theme that is widget ready.

Raised - Blue everywhere, but still readable. Child page navigation is a little sloppy, but passable. Fixed width.

RedPlanet - Great for a science or technical blog, very customizable, fixed width, widget ready.

Silver Light - Another good professional person’s theme, fixed width, widget ready.

SybmimDX Remix: Ghost - Very simple, would make a great professional blog, fixed width.

05 Moon 1.0 - This is an excellent black theme, variable width and widget-ready.

Acid Green Pro - Fixed width, centered layout with widget ready sidebars. Tons of space in the sidebars for lots of goodies.

Alike Theme - Another darkish theme, but quite easy on the eyes. AdSense ready, fixed width and widget ready.

Ayumi - Primarily white theme with good highlights, easy to read and widget ready.

Bionic Jive - Compartmentalized well, clean read, variable width.

Blogging Simply - Fluid width, widget ready, loads of space in the sidebars for all the extras you want.

CitrusIsland - Variable width, widget ready, colors that pop.

Cordoba Green Park - Variable width, widget ready, easily changeable color schemes.

Creaker - Widget ready and perfect for customizing.

Crunch - Available in multiple colors, easy to change header.

Daily Digest 3.0 - Fixed width, widget ready, newspaper style.

Fava Beans and a Nice Chianti - Very elegant looking, great for a foodie blog, variable width.

Fresh Apple - This theme is based around a green apple, how can it not be soothing to the eye? Variable width and widget ready.

I Like Grey - Variable width with lots of boxes in each side column for customization.

i3Theme - For Mac lovers, this theme makes your WordPress blog look like your favorite operating system.

Illacrimo - Widget ready, smooth appearance. Perfect for a graphic artist’s site.

Intensive - Google AdSense optimized, good for newish blogs.

Journalized Winter - Variable width, great for someone that likes lots of info on their pages. Also available in Sand colors.

Mandigo - A fixed width (800 or 1024) theme that can be two or three columns based on settings on the Options page. Widget ready.

Mogle - Black and orange professional looking theme, Adsense ready.

Navigation WP Theme - Based on the WordPress Admin area, variable width, widget ready.

Nuberu - You can’t get much cleaner than plain black & white. Fixed width.

OmegaLeaf - Very sleek white and red theme, fixed width.

Pink Web 2.0 - Versatile theme with numerous uses, widget ready and fixed width.

ProSense - Fixed width, clean reading, and available in three different color schemes. Widget ready.

Soccer Theme - Fixed width, widget ready, great for a sports-themed blog.

Talian 1.0 - Clean colors, easy to read, variable width, widget ready for easy customizing.

Track 17 - Variable width, great for a tech themed blog.

TyreMonkey - A nice red and black three column design. Fixed width.

Ubmodicus - Lightweight, fast loading, widget ready.

Unnamed - While it lacks a name, it has Ajax features (the black area you see is a pop-in) as well as being widget ready. Fixed width.

Zen - Very stylish, easy to read, fixed width, widget ready.


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Vladimir says:
January 7, 2008 - כ"ט טבת תשס"ח

Wow that’s one great list you have there.
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