Monthly Archives: October 2010

One-click plugins to extend your AlterBlog running WordPress

AlterBlog, the running WordPress blog without bandwidth and traffic limits – and no technical knowledge required -, has no restrictions about plugins installation. And, as you know, Ā«plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagineĀ».

To go further we’ve set a one-click plugins list, so you don’t have to bother yourself with installations to have a smart managing gallery or a mobile version for your SEO optimized blog.

Here’s the list:

WPtouch: A simple, powerful and elegant mobile theme for your website. WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application-style theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects, when viewed from an iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini, Palm Pre, Samsung touch and BlackBerry Storm/Torch mobile devices.

The admin panel allows you to customize many aspects of its appearance, and deliver a fast, user-friendly and stylish version of your site to iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Palm Pre, Samsung touch and BlackBerry Storm/Torch visitors, without modifying a single bit of code (or affecting) your regular desktop theme.
(see the plugin page.)

NextGEN Gallery, a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a slideshow option; The strength of this plugin is a simple administration system at the back end which can also handle multiple galleries.
(see the plugin page.)

Facebook Like Button, add the new Facebook Like button and Facebook Recommendations widget to your wordpress blog with a lot of customization options, and you can preview the settings at real-time in the settings section. Add the button count, or normal by using short cuts [fb_like] [fb_count].
(see the plugin page.)

All in One SEO Pack, automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).

Some features:

  • Support for Custom Post Types
  • Advanced Canonical URLs
  • Fine tune Page Navigational Links
  • Built-in API so other plugins/themes can access and extend functionality
  • ONLY plugin to provide SEO Integration for WP e-Commerce sites
  • Nonce Security
  • Support for CMS-style WordPress installations
  • Automatically optimizes your titles for search engines
  • Generates META tags automatically
  • Avoids the typical duplicate content found on WordPress blogs
  • For beginners, you don’t even have to look at the options, it works out-of-the-box. Just install.
  • For advanced users, you can fine-tune everything
  • You can override any title and set any META description and any META keywords you want.
  • Backward-Compatibility with many other plugins, like Auto Meta, Ultimate Tag Warrior and others.

(see the plugin page.)

You can one-click install these plugins from your AlterVista Control Panel. And, as we told you before, you can install all plugins you like in your AlterBlog, from WordPress admin panel.

400 WordPress Themes

We really like WordPress and we consider it the best blog software. We like it because it’s user friendly, it can be easely extended to support new features and it has many graphic themes, easy to install, easy to change and easy to modify. In our WordPress distribution we placed no limits on CSS modification: you can access WordPress theme editor and edit PHP and CSS code.

Last week we decided to release a lot of new themes to give our users more options to customize the graphics of their blogs. We increased the number of available themes from 83 to 400! No, it’s not a typo, it was a hard work and it’s just the beginning: the number will grow up even further.

New themes