Following on from our last post, we felt you needed more jQuery plugins. Not because you do not seem to understand the power of jQuery, but because there were more we liked and wanted to tell you about. We have also included links to a few tutorials so be sure to take a look at them, as we all feel they are pretty good. So without further ado, lets get down and dirty with some more jQuery WordPress plugins.
Shockingly Big IE6 Warning Plugin. Not only does this have to be the best name for a plugin ever, it is also a truly great plugin as it displays a warning above a blog telling people not to use IE6 and the reasons why. Go Shockingly Big IE6 Warning Plugin.
WP-Slimbox2 Plugin. This plugin utilizes jQuery to create impressive image overlays with slide out effects. Again a great plugin if you utilize pictures in your blog.
Live Blogroll Plugin. The idea of this plugin, is that it enhances the blogroll in the following ways. When the mouse is hovered over a link in the blogroll, it creates a text box which features comments and RSS details. It is powered by Ajax.
Photoxhibit Plugin. This baby allows you to use pictures from your Flickr, Picasa, and, or Smug accounts to build photo galleries for your blog. You can also upload your own pictures for this project.
WordPress Sidebar Turned Apple Flashy Using jQuery UI Tutorial. With a title like that, what can it all mean? Well basically this is not a plugin, but a tutorial to create a sidebar like the start page of an Apple. In other words, make a classy one.
How To Create Tabs Using jQuery Tutorial. Tabbed navigation is a bonus as it gives quick and easy access to various parts of your site. This tutorial will enable you to build and design your own tabs, and make you the envy of all your blogging friends.
jQuery Reply To Comment Plugin. Providing you have jQuery installed on your blog, you can add two links to a post. Normally “reply”, and “quote”.
My Page Order Plugin. As you know, setting the order of pages on your blog can be a clumsy process, and an overly frustrating one. By using this plugin, a drag and drop interface is created and thus the urge to throw things out of the window, is not evoked.
WordPress Featured Post Slideshow Plugin. This plugin allows you to create animated slideshows, which should be eye catching if nothing else.
GD Star Rating Plugin. This is a great plugin for increasing interaction between reader and you, as it allows your blog posts to be rated. Many options are available for displaying the stars as well as creating sidebars to show the most top rated articles etc.
Create A Featured WordPress Slider Using jFlow Tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to create sliding content areas where featured articles can be seen. Navigation is easily customized too.
Adding Form Validation To WordPress Comments Using jQuery Tutorial. Want to learn how to validate a form without out reloading a page and possibly losing form content? Good, follow the link and find out.
Using jQuery To Enhance A Clients Log-in Experience Tutorial. Well you don’t want your clients thinking you’re boring, so create a jQuery lightbox to make your clients feel enhanced.
These plugins and tutorials should help you make the most of your blog using the powerful jQuery to its potential. Just be sure to choose which options you want with care, and try and determine before hand what it will add to your blog.
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