20 Very useful and Popular WordPress plugins 2013

Plugins are snippets of codes to enhance the functionality of WordPress. They help to add more features with an easy installation. Nowadays, wide ranges of plugins are available to suit user requirements. They have made the life of both the developers and non-developers very easy.

Wordpress Plugins

Here is a list of some very useful and popular plugins.

1. Search & Replace: A simple search for find strings in your database and replace the string. You can search in ID, post-content, title, comments, tags/categories etc.

2. Broken Link Checker: It will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.

15 Free online file storage services

Online storage or File hosting or popularly called as ‘Cloud Storage’ is meant to store user data away from user’s normal hard disk, safely and securely. This is the soft-copy generation, so you need to backup your important data on some other places. It’s wise to backup your important files in such online storage because you never know when your hard disk will get crashed.

With growing technology and users demand, a lot of free online file storage or file hosting services is on rise. They allow users to share and synchronize user files across the devices like, computer, tablet, smart phone or any networked device.

Free CDN (Content Delivery Network) to boost website performance

According to Wikipedia: A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a large distributed system of servers deployed in multiple data centers across the Internet. The goal of a CDN is to serve content to end-users with high availability and high performance.

Why use CDN?
- To make website loading faster.
- T o protect from spammers to SQL injection to DDOS.
- To get detail analysis of website’s traffic.

Top Free CDN services:

1. CloudFlare

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A simple jQuery slider – Unslider

While searching for a simple jQuery slider, I found this one very simple and light-weight (3kb). It avoids fancy effects and unnecessary markup. We can put any text in the slides and extend with CSS.

Here is an example usage of the slider.

DEMO     DOWNLOAD

You can get more details and original files/examples from here.

Remove Skype username from login screen

Skype is the most popular instant messaging and video chatting application. It has one feature of saving username of logged-in users. Actually a separate folder for each user will be created to save all the data related to that particular user.

Sometimes you may use Skype from public computer and you don’t want your username listed there in the login list or your friends may use Skype from your computer and you want to remove them. Here is a simple way to get rid of this situation.

1. First open Run (Windows Key+R) then type %appdata%\Skype

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Disable Internet Download Manager (IDM) automatic update

Internet Download Manager (IDM) as the name itself suggests is windows software which helps to download files by splitting them automatically thereby increasing speed up to 5 times. It easy to use and supports resume and schedule downloads. It is compatible with various browsers and integrates with them for easy download.

IDM

Here is a trick to disable the automatic update of IDM, It’s a setting in Windows Registry. If you are unaware of Registry edit Please do not try, otherwise you may end up crashing your Operating System.

IDM_Registry_Fix

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