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Make Your WordPress Blog More Sociable With These 10 Awesome Plugins

WordPress, by default, is a great tool for keeping touch with your readers, but sometimes it’s not enough. Wouldn’t it be great if you could chat with your visitors or enable him to submit interesting news on your site? Or what about giving them the option to create a detailed personal page, just like on Facebook? In this article you can find 10 very useful plugins that will enhance your website’s social power.

Chat

Start communicating! Bring live, two-way chat to your site. Host your own live chat sessions, interact with your visitors and boost your sales without needing any third party javascript or other code – works great with BuddyPress and Multisite too.

Twitter Goodies

Official Tweet Button + Twitter Goodies Profile & Search Widget. Plugin shows your tweets on Page/Post/Widget area.

Skype Online Status

The plugin Skype Online Status allows you to add one or multiple, highly customizable and accessible (!) Skype buttons to your blog. You can pick any of the available Skype button themes that will show your online status and place them in your pages and posts content (with a neat little Skype quicktag button in the WYSIWYG editor), in your sidebar via widgets (unlimited number) or anywhere in your theme template files.

Facebook Tab Manager

Makes WordPress function as an editor for tabs you can embed in a Facebook page for your business, campaign, or organization.

BuddyPress Private Community

This plugin makes your BuddyPress community private. Only logged in members can view the social areas in full. You can configure the default settings.

FV Community News

Give the visitors of your site the ability to submit their news to you, and list it in a nice news feed.

Alkivia Open Community

A plugin to build user communities all around WordPress, mainly it’s around having a well integrated profiles system. This plugin will provide all needed functions and widgets to make it easy and flexible the ways to show all information about a user. Also, there is some user privacy settings to permit which information to show in the profile page.

Disqus Comment System

Disqus, pronounced “discuss”, is a service and tool for web comments and discussions. Disqus makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenters across a thriving discussion community.

WordPress Advanced Ticket System

This plugin adds to WordPress the features of a complete ticket system. This allows users to submit tickets to report problems or get support on whatever you want. Users can set the status, priority, product and type of each ticket.

The WordPress Bar

Seen the DiggBar on Digg.com? Add a similar feature to your WordPress blog by creating a navigation bar for all external links outside of blog.

 

 

Bogdan

Bogdan is the founder of Top Design Magazine. You can find him in Bucharest-Romania so next time you want to drink a beer there and talk about web and stuff, give him a message.

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