Everyone that has been reading my posts for a while knows that I am always busy doing something, in addition to constantly being busy I am also one of the worlds laziest bloggers. All though some bloggers think that I am a pro blogger I am really far from it, I might write a tremendous amount of blog posts for my various network of Do Follow blogs but I honestly am a newbie blogger with a lot to learn.
Many of you also know that even though I might be a newbie blogger I still love to screw around with and test various WordPress Plugins, to be completley honest I am addicted to them. Every week I look forward to George Serradinho’s New WordPress Plugins post each week to see what I might want to try.
Even though there are thousands and thousands of WordPress Plugins in the WordPress plugin database I seem to always want something a little different or something that offers more customization options for WordPress. I decided to put together a list of my most requested WordPress plugins that I would like to see a custom WordPress plugin designer create, I know there are plugin designers for hire but never really looked into it before. Anyway, here’s my list of 10 Most Wanted WordPress Plugins.
10 Most Wanted WordPress Plugins
- User profiles plugin – Allow users to have additional profile data, plugin should include extended data in comment fields. Extended data should include Facebook, Twitter, Messaging and picture upload options as well as display join date and total comments.
- Display User Comment Count – Simple plugin displays each specific users total comment count in comment field.
- Auto User Link Luv Post – Plugin posts a weekly link luv article to a selected number of top commentators based on information in their user profile.
- User Loyalty Plugin – Reward users with a widget that displays Top 10 Contributors based on visits to the blog as well as their activity on the blog.
- Custom User Tagline – Allow users to input a tagline that would be displayed under their username in comments, it gives each user more personality.
- Simple Navigation Plugin – Allow bloggers to manage navigation menus, options to place multiple menus up top, below and above header or even add an optional navbar to the bottom of the site for convenient homepage navigation.
- Interactive Arcade Plugin – If someone can make ibPro Arcade for vBulletin forums than why can’t someone make a plugin like this or WordPress. Ability to automatically post congratulations posts when a user beats another users high score, a “Champions” page with all the best scores for each game. Users earn credits by posting comments and winning championships, credits can be used towards playing games or in the reward store.
- Display User Rankings – Display user rankings based on comment count criteria set by the webmaster in WordPress admin, should be able to display rankings in profile pages, comment author area and in a widget that displays the highest ranked users.
- Comment Manager Pro – For blogs with a ton of comments or bloggers that just want to stay on top of their comments, this plugin uses Ajax in order to make replying to comments fast and includes the @ reply link. This plugin also allows webmasters to select how many comments they want to show per page, has an option to “reply to all” that easily opens each comment with the @ reply already in place making replying to all comments quick and easy.
- Review Manager Plugin – This plugin allows webmasters to create various review forms for users to review a specific product or service, in addition this plugin should make it easy for the webmaster to create review templates making it easy to write their own product and service reviews.
I did some pretty decent searching on Google and Bing and have been searching for plugins like the one’s listed above for a while now, pretty much anything that I found was out dated or didn’t make it real clear if the plugin was compatible with the latest version of WordPress.
As you can tell by my list of WordPress plugins that I would like to see made I am really into the user interaction and increasing user interaction, being a Do Follow and U Comment I Follow blog is one thing but plugins like the ones listed above will certainly take any blogging experience to a new level. As a newbie blogger or blogging CEO I have learned the importance of interacting with my blogs visitors and sharing some link juice from time to time as a show of appreciation, I recently did it with my 25 Blogs, Bloggers and Blogging Tips post.
Anyway that’s my dream list of WordPress plugins, I am constantly thinking of new plugins that I would like to see someone design and who knows maybe making a post like this will motivate someone to create a few of the plugins listed above, I would certainly review them here.
If you have a WordPress blog or a network of WordPress blogs take a moment to leave a comment and let us know what WordPress plugin requests you have and how you think the plugin would benefit your blog and other bloggers.