WordPress Plugin Releases of 01/24

January 24th, 2010
WordPress Plugins

New Plugins


PlaceWidget for WordPress simplifies the process of adding a PlaceWidget to your WordPress blog. You can create and configure your PlaceWidget right in the WordPress Dashboard, then embed it in your sidebar with a standard WordPress widget.

Category Ancestor

Category Ancestor is a plugin that adds a function you can use anywhere in your theme : get_category_ancestor($thecat) to retrieve the highest level parent of any category.


It is a simple FAQ plugin where you can create Categories and put Questions in them. You can easily insert them in a page with the WYSIWYG editor. Able to turn JavaScript on or off.

Free Stock Images Plugin

Spice up your blog with high quality free stock images & photos created by professional photographers and illustrators: Easy to use search interface with advanced filtering and Drag & Drop functionality.


Choose a favicon to make your site eye-catching and easily recognizable by visitors. You can choose to use as favicon your gravatar, a private icon or an image from the Icon Set included

Leave-a-Note Visual Commenting

Leave-a-Note transforms your comments into post-it notes to drag and drop anywhere on the screen, saving the new position until it is moved again.

Link Cloaking Plugin

Automatically cloak all (or only selected) links in your posts and pages.

Updated Plugins

One Click Close Comments

Conveniently close or open comments for a post or page with one click.

Restrict Usernames

Restrict the usernames that new users may use when registering for your site.

SEO Ultimate

This all-in-one SEO plugin can handle titles, meta, noindex, canonical tags, 404 monitoring, linkboxes, robots.txt, and more. Version 1.4.1 uses the new Google Webmaster Tools verification code.

WP Minify

This plugin uses the Minify engine to combine and compress JS and CSS files to improve page load time.

YAK for WordPress

YAK is a shopping cart plugin for WordPress which associates products with weblog entries.

Simple Download Monitor

Count the number of downloads without having to maintain a comprehensive download page.




  1. Extreme John (3 comments.) says:

    I am def. checking out that Favicon plugin, thank you. Just want you to know that I have been a subscriber here for almost a year now and my favorite post is always your WordPress Plugin releases for the week.

  2. Frank Lucas says:

    So, the plugins announced here are not all in the repository?

  3. Frank Lucas says:

    How is a sponsored plugin different from a sponsored theme? the “free” Free Stock Images Plugin is free (to download) but the service it attaches to is not.

  4. Annie (6 comments.) says:

    Perhaps the “SEO Ultimate” should be renamed to “Yet Another SEO Plugin for WordPress.” Eh.

  5. Nathan Rodriguez (2 comments.) says:

    Good set of addons, mainly the favicons manager one, thanks.

    • Frank Lucas says:

      Well, Nathan, could you take a moment to tell us why you like the favicons manager plugin? As for myself, I can’t stand favicons.

  6. bubazoo (213 comments.) says:

    I’ve read the description of that PlaceWidget widget 12 times, and went to the wordpress extend website and read its complete description there too, and STILL don’t understand what PlaceWidget does? I get that its a sidebar widget, a sidebar widget of what? lol

    • Frank Lucas says:

      Hey, “bubazoo”, me neither but nobody’s watching. Best to just try it yourself and let us know what happens.

  7. Kishore Mylavarapu (13 comments.) says:

    Favicon plugin is superb.Thank you so much to the author.

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