About the author: Dan Cannon is the Lead Web Applications Developer for Nicasio Design and Development. Nicasio provides web based solutions for both individuals and businesses. Nicasio is highly proficient in WordPress design and development. Nicasio also owns and operates the E-Commerce solution NicE-Comm.
Here at Nicasio we often find ourselves making custom plugins and making modifications to WordPress in order to help our clients achieve their goals with their new WordPress site. However there a few WordPress plugins we find ourselves using on a fairly regular basis. I wanted to share some of our favorite plugins with you.
Great! Now What Are They?
NextGen Gallery is a powerful image gallery plugin for WordPress. There are a ton of photo gallery plugins available for WordPress, but none come anywhere close to touching the functionality that is contained within NextGen Gallery. It includes support for slideshows, AJAX effects, an easy to use uploader, permission management for different author roles, and a ton of other features. If you are looking for a powerful gallery plugin, look no further than NextGen.
cformsII is a powerful form management plugin. This plugin does require some technical know how in order to set it up, however once you get the hang of it you will find yourself creating professional, dynamic, and powerful forms in a matter of minutes instead of hours. Not only can you get form results emailed to you (or multiple email addresses), but you can also save results to the WordPress database for easy access and editing from with the WordPress admin.
Yank Widget is a powerful tool that allows you pull content from a particular page into the sidebar of another page. This one is still a little rough around the edges and requires a couple of steps for configurig each page to use a unique sidebar, but once you get the hang of it you will begin to see the power this plugin possesses.
Go give these plugins a shot. If you are not very technically savvy and need some consulting to get these or any plugins installed and configured just Contact Nicasio Design for a quote today. You can also view some of our WordPress work at Our WordPress Page.