WordPress Plugin Releases for 06/27

June 27th, 2010
WordPress Plugins

New Plugins

Meteor Slides

This plugin makes it simple to manage a slideshow with WordPress by adding a custom post type for slides. The slideshow is powered by jQuery Cycle and has over twenty transition styles to choose from.


GetSocial is a WordPress plugin that adds an intelligent, lightweight, quick to setup floating social media sharing box on your blog posts.

Image-Based CAPTCHA from Confident Technologies

Confident CAPTCHA™ is a unique, image-based CAPTCHA solution that stops spam and bots in a way that is easy and intuitive for your website visitors. Rather than forcing people to decipher warped and distorted characters or words, Confident CAPTCHA presents the visitor with a grid of randomly-generated pictures and simply asks them to click on specific pictures to verify that they are human and not a bot.

Post Address Shortening

With this Plugin you optimize your workflow as it enables you to auto-generate a shortened URL to your blog posts and stores it in the database. And the URL is displayed below the blog post. If the permalink of the article changes, a new Short URL will be automatically generated.

Amazon S3 plugin

WordPress Amazon S3 plugin is a simple plugin which will helps you to transfer your media files used in a post to Amazon S3 cloud

Updated Plugins

WP Google Buzz

Automatically displays Google Buzz button for every post. Google Buzz is shaping up to be an interesting new way to share content with your Gmail friends, so why not have a button for sharing blog posts/pages to the service? Google has released new Google Buzz APIs and this plugin includes those official Google Buzz APIs.

Front-end Editor

Enables “edit in place” functionality throughout your site. Version 1.9 brings support for custom types as well as full widget editing.

Twitter Goodies

This plugin will show your twitter tweets under Sidebar Area (Widget), Post and/or Pages WordPress Plugin (WCCWPPI)

Allows you to display Most Popular eBay items and auctions in real-time, directly on your blog. You can also display eBay items from any particular seller




  1. JLeuze (12 comments.) says:

    Thanks for including my plugin Meteor Slides. I’ve been getting lots of great feedback so far.

  2. Riyaz (5 comments.) says:

    Thanks for including my plugin GetSocial. Great response so far…950+ downloads already :)

  3. Andrew @ Blogging Guide (123 comments.) says:

    Image-Based CAPTCHA from Confident Technologies is worth a try. Using images instead of text in captcha can at least help people who have eye problems or even elderly people who has a hard time deciphering blurd letters.

    • bubazoo (213 comments.) says:

      actually image plugins like that can make the problem worse for people with vision problems, because the images are even harder to view then the blured text. I’m still a big fan of flash based audio captchas as an alternative to the blured text or images. This plugin would be fine if everyone had 20/20 vision, This leaves out a whole population of blind users, and even those of us who are just vision impaired, like me.

  4. Bambang Sugiarto (1 comments.) says:

    Nice post… by the way, I just modified the Google Analytics plugin for WordPress and added the new asynchronous tracking method… Please review my post about Asynchronous Google Analytics plugin for WordPress at Cheers Bambang Sugiarto

  5. bubazoo (213 comments.) says:

    as usual, another great set of plugins! :)

    I’m not keen on the captcha plugin personally, because I don’t like captcha’s that are not “blind user friendly” but otherwise, great set of plugins as usual! :) :) :)

  6. Dan Keller (4 comments.) says:

    I installed the GetSocial plugin on my blog today and I love it. It looks really slick and the best sharing plugin I have seen so far. I will have to take at some of the others you mentioned. The slide plugin looks intriguing.

  7. Amanda (1 comments.) says:

    Thanks for the inclusion of the s3 plugin. I have just spent the last week setting up our site with Amazon to host audio and video files and this plugin was the last piece of the puzzle. I found it here and came back to say thanks!

    I am NOT techy at all and this whole process has been an incredible headache and I still think that the whole s3 hosting and playback integration can be massively improved. Hopefully another plugin will come along to improve it.

  8. Christina Malaga (3 comments.) says:

    @bubazoo With all due respect sir, while I take your point with regard to the potential difficulties that an image-based capture might have for visually impaired site visitors, I personally believe that the immense time-savings and reductions in ‘capture rage’ are well and truly worth it with these image captures.

    Let’s be honest here… how frustrated have you got when trying to use a text-based capture that rejects the CORRECT inputs as well as the INCORRECT ones???

    I think it’s an excellent tool and one that could be enhanced (if it hasn’t already been) for visually impaired folk by inclusion of IMAGE TITLES and ALT IMAGE TAGS.

  9. Christina Malaga (3 comments.) says:

    As a regular blogger and tweeter, I can also say (from first-hand experience) that the URL Shortener is a particularly helpful, time-saving lil gem!

    From a Twitter-usage persepctive, it’s excellent – I used to waste so much time constantly googling the free URL shortners and then creating a 26-character-long url. With this new plugin the URLs are less than 20 characters long – and believe me, that can make a lot of difference when tweeting a powerful message!

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