Latest 10 WordPress Plugins on the Block

Published On February 8, 2009
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WP Invoice


WP-Invoice lets WordPress blog owners send itemized invoices to their clients. Ideal for web developers, SEO consultants, general contractors, or anyone with a WordPress blog and clients to bill. The plugin ties into WP鈥檚 user management database to keep track of your clients and their information.

Last Modified Footer

This plugin inserts the date / time your site was last modified, along with the date / time that the current post or page was modified (when viewing a single post or page) into the site footer.

GD Star Rating


GD Star Rating is a WordPress plugin used to enable rating system for posts, pages and comments on your blog. This plugin comes with a lot of customizable options.


Display online videos from various sources (Youtube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion etc.) in any FLV Custom Player. 27 skins support. Rating video, Visualizer for audio files, Displaying watermark, and much more.

Feedburner Text Count

Feedburner Text Counter works to Feedburner API and it can show your subscribers count anywhere in the theme. But you have to use Feedproxy account for work to plugin. It only supports to Google Feedproxy accounts.

Upcoming Posts

It is good to update your blog regularly. But sometimes it鈥檚 better to let your readers know exactly what and when you will post something. This plugin helps you to show off your scheduled posts or drafts. You can configure the widget for the no. of posts, excerpt status, time format and also make your own CSS styling for your blog.

Simple Popup Plugin


With this plugin, you can easily display any content in a simple popup window.

Simple Paypal Donate

Simple PayPal Donate is a WordPress plugin that provides a basic ability to display PayPal donation buttons on your blog. As well as making it easier to control your output, this plugin assists with multiple occurrences across a WordPress installation (maintaining a single point for the code, particularly useful if the code changes in future). It is also XHTML compliant, unlike the original PayPal code.

Smart Archives Reloaded


This is an elegant and easy way to present your archives in WordPress.


If you would like to put a random quote (aka fortune cookie) onto your pages here鈥檚 a plugin to do the trick. Fortunes are retrieved via the network so there are no specific operating system requirements and you don鈥檛 need to worry about storing/indexing over 100000 random quotations and bits of wisdom. Quotations are provided in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Russian.

19 replies on “Latest 10 WordPress Plugins on the Block”

Rish Photography Reply

I like the idea of having a notification about upcoming posts – that’d definitelybe a great way to get people coming back to your site after the initial visit.

JD Reply

Thanks for a nice writeup. I ended up loading many of the plugins! 馃檪
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Anna Reply

Thanks, this is great information. I am downloading some of the plugins now, they may solve some problems and save me a lot of time figuring it out!

SuperMario290 Reply

Amazing list, thanks a lot Jai! It’s weird, I’ve never heard of a lot of these, and they solve a lot of problems that you’d have to fix by hard code. Thanks a lot for the list! 馃榾

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