Full screen background image that span all over the browser window is getting much more popular now. It definitely catches visitor’s eye and boost the overall design of the website. It looks much more colourful and attractive. Few examples of some awesome looking websites are TeleTech, Vivo Group, Chicago L-Shirts and Fleming Steele. This snippet is not specific to WordPress except that it require jQuery and uses WordPress conventions. Please note that it does not require any jQuery plugin.
Contact Form 7 is the most simple and straight forward form plugin for WordPress. It has been downloaded nearly 10 million times. It has everything to set up a simple contact form except one thing, that is, validation of a phone or fax number. This short snippet validates phone number by stripping of all non-numeric characters and checking if numeric string is of length 10 digits.
This widget allows you to display scheduled posts or custom post type. You can limit number of posts to display and toggle to display thumbnail, link to the post and change the order of the posts.
This snippet automatically track views of posts, pages and custom post types. You can use get_post_views function having optional $post_id parameter to fetch the number of views of any post, page or custom post type. You can also add “Views” column in admin panel for each post type.
This all in one post listing widget has all the options you can think list your posts or custom post types in sidebar. Either you are planing to show popular or recent or random posts, this widget can fulfil your desire. You can toggle the display of post title, post content, post thumbnail, number of posts and post author line. You can even limit the post content by number of characters and selection of posts from all categories or some of the selected categories.
This plugin adds “paypal_button” shortcode to display pay now, buy now, donation and add to cart PayPal buttons with facility to customize they paypal checkout page. After installation you would need to set your PayPal E-Mail address, Business Name (for donations) in “Settings->PayPal Buttons”. You can also set you companies logo in PayPal’s checkout page .
Putting some of your older posts in sidebar or on a homepage is a good approach not only for SEO of your blog but also offer interested content to your visitor. You may have hundreds of posts on your blog, you should be showing the ones that has been most popular among the visitors. This shortcode will let you list most commented posts (or any custom post type) from a single category or multiple categories.