Our favorite Instagram WordPress plugins

Our Favorite Instagram Plugins

With the advent of smartphones people tend to take a lot of pictures and, naturally, they want to share them with their friends, family and the world. Instagram is a great tool at our disposal when it comes to sharing photographs. It’s very popular, easy to use and with its filters makes sharing photos fun. However it’s not enough to have people view our photos within the Instagram app, we need to display them on our site as well. Here’s where plugins come into play, below we take a look at the most popular Instagram plugins in the WordPress plugin directory.

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5 Backup Plugins For WordPress

Internet is just as safe as the real world. Accidents and bad things can happen to good people at any time. To avoid these mishaps you need to be prepared for anything. Every year thousands of websites suffer from malicious attacks, data loss, and denial of service attacks. The first step in securing your website against any security threats is to make sure that you always have the most recent backups safely stored at a remote location.

WordPress site owners have a variety of services and tools that they can use to back up their sites. The variety of WordPress backup plugins and services often confuses new users. Each backup plugin and service provider claims to be the best. They all have good reviews, and they all seem OK. How do you know which WordPress backup plugin is perfect for you?

When choosing a backup plugin for your WordPress site, there are a few things that you need to consider first. Pricing, features, and ease-of-use. In this post, we will compare the best WordPress backup solutions according to these factors.

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Extending the Socials Ignited plugin – part 1

So, the world is not enough, and 50+ icons that come bundled with the Socials Ignited plugin just won’t cut it. What do you do? How do you add your icons into the mix? And most importantly, how do you do it without losing any changes when updating?

Well, I promise to show you how, as long as you promise to know some PHP, especially how to manipulate arrays. The rest of the code (hooking onto WordPress filters) is pretty much self explanatory or can be copied verbatim, and even if you don’t fully understand how filters work, you can still get something usable. Of course, the more you know allows you to go one step further…

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Socials Ignited: A free plugin

As you may have read on the plugin’s original page, it has been renamed to avoid confusion with the good fellas from the Social Igniter project. Apart from the changed name, this plugin got an extra icon set in two color schemes. Existing CSSIgniter themes’ users will immediately recognize these icons, as they are the ones used by the themes themselves (themes will no further include the Social widget).

Other than that, the plugin really remains the same. Heck, even the instruction bellow are almost unchanged!

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SocialIgniter Widget: A free plugin

This plugin has been renamed due to a name clash, and deprecated in favor of Socials Ignited. Please download that instead. SocialIgniter will no longer be maintained.

Today i’d like to share with you our free social plugin called SocialIgniter. It’s a simple little thing that let’s you display icons for your social profiles.

Installation (Less than one minute)

Grab the zip file and go to Plugins > Add new. Upload and activate. Go to Settings > SocialIgniter and fill in the social profiles that you want. Go to Appearance > Widgets and drag the “-= CI Social Igniter =-” widget in one of your sidebars. Set the title and select the icon size (32×32, 48×48 or 64×64). Done! You can see it in action on the right sidebar => !

Available icons

We will be updating this widget from time to time but for now we have 54 social icons available:

AddThis, Amazon, Amazon (alternative), Apple, Blogger, Behance, Delicious, Design Float, Design Bump, DeviantArt, Digg, Dopplr, Dribbble, Email, Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, Forrst, FriendFeed, GitHub, GitHub (alternative), Google+, Grooveshark, Gtalk, Instagram, LastFM, LinkedIn, MySpace, Netvibes, Newsvine, Orkut, Paypal, Picasa, Pinterest, Posterous, Reddit, RSS, ShareThis, Skype, SoundCloud, Spotify, StumbleUpon, Technorati, Tumblr, Twitter, Viddler, Vimeo, Virb, Virb (alternative), Yahoo, Yahoo (alternative), YouTube, YouTube (alternative), Windows, WordPress, Zerply.

Icons are available in the following sizes: 32×32, 48×48 and 64×64

Credits

Icons designed by the all mighty Helen of course

Changelog

  • 1.0 Initial version
This plugin has been renamed due to a name clash, and deprecated in favor of Socials Ignited. Please download that instead. SocialIgniter will no longer be maintained.

CSSIgniter Shortcodes plugin

As of May 2015 the CSSIgniter Shortcodes plugin has been revamped and updated to version 2.0. The following post is updated with all the new features and shortcodes of the new version. You can find the new documentation here.

CSSIgniter Shortcodes is a shortcodes plugin. But different.

Sure, you can create a button with a shortcode using our plugin or any other plugin, but how do you know it will look nice with your brand new premium WordPress theme? How do you know it won’t overlap or even break other shortcodes defined by virtually almost every other plugin? That’s right. You don’t.

That’s why we took the matter into our hands and created a set of beautiful, hand-crafted shortcodes, that work well with our themes. And yours. Now you know. Now you have a choice. Not only you can select ready-made shortcode themes and change the look and feel of your elements instantaneously, but you can also have compatible shortcode names by the click of a button.
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Custom Post Types Relationships

Custom Posts Types Relationships is a WordPress plugin that allows you to define relationships between posts in a manual way. This second version of the plugin now supports posts, pages and custom posts types, as well as allow you to define cross-type relationships. Sure, plugins that automatically get the job done are nice, but cat take you that far as they might link to irrelevant posts or change the output as more posts are added.

This version, renamed, is work based on Gerasimos’ original plugin, Custom Post Relationships, but extended to support custom post types, pages, a shortcode, a theme function, and an admin panel.

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