wordpress-logoHow many times you have come across a wordpress blog, searched it for a few seconds, liked something and thought how they made it? Was it a plug-in or a hack? From where can I get these cool mods?

Certainly, everyone loves to make their blog/site unique from others, and with the number of blog sites increasing each day its getting difficult to stand out from the crowd. That’s why we have come up with a huge list of tools that will enable you to stand uniquely from the rest.

1. Installing Xampp and WordPress

xampp-on-wordpress

By installing Xampp, you can run WordPress locally on your system. Enabling you to develop themes or plug-ins with out having to worry about any changes on to your actual site/blog.

2. Image Caption

Extracts the title or alt attribute from images within your blog post and generates a neat caption directly underneath those images. Supports custom CSS styling for captions.

3. How To Avoid Duplicate Posts

Having duplicated content on you site can seriously effect how search engine weights your site. Here’s how you can avoid getting duplicated contents on your blog.

4. Create and show categories Image

How to add some simple PHP code to your WordPress template and make linked images appear instead of text for your categories in posts. Now you don’t have to become a professional to do this!

5. Display recent post from specific category

Control recent post of any categories that you wish to display.

6. Exclude Categories from being displayed

There are two ways to hide posts from certain categories to be displayed on the blog. You can either put this code inside the loop

  1. <?php
  2. if ( have_posts() ) : query_posts($query_string .&cat=-1,-2′); while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();
  3. ?>

7. Date Image Hack

post-date

Create your own calender to view your articles post date.

8. Apply Breadcrumbs to Your WordPress Blog

breadcrumb

Breadcrumb trails are a good supplementary navigation system that aid in site usability. This plugin allows you to add breadcrumbs to your theme.

9. Create Your Own PopURLs Within WordPress

popurl

Like the way how PopURL display contents? Now you can create similar inside WordPress.

10. Allow Users To Submit Blog Post

submitnews

This plug-in allows you to add highly customizable forms to your website that allows non-registered users and subscribers to submit posts on your blog.

11. Random Redirect

Allows you to create a link to yourblog.example.com/?random which will redirect someone to a random post on your blog. Just like you stumble stuff, but this will take place on your site only.

12. Customize Error 404 page

Create a new Error 404 page for your blog your self and don’t forget to check out some of the most creative 404 pages from around the world.

13. Blog Alone or Together with Writely

writely

Writely is one of my favorite Web 2.0 apps. It’s a full-fledged web-based word processor that you can access from anywhere. Think of it as Microsoft Word for the Web.

14. Make your blog Digg proof

Tweaks and settings to add to your blog to take the Digg effect.

15. WordPress Thumbnail Size Limit Hack

Don’t like the default thumbnail JPEG quality? Change it.

Got any more tips and trick on wordpress that you want to share? Simply drop a comment below. Have a Great Day!