Everybody has heard of Contact Form 7 (we use it here on Techtites) as well as many of you might have got your hands on Gravity Forms. Besides these, there are several other lesser known contact form plugins that make it easy to collect information from your visitors. I’ve highlighted five of these below.
I remember when I first started working with websites more than a decade ago, if you wanted a cool looking button in your form, you had to use images. Images still remain an option but with CSS this has is being gradually phased out. CSS3 completely eliminates the need for images for creating basic good looking designs.
Google Drive offers you up to 5Gb free space for storage. I currently have most of that vacant since I have my important files backed up on Dropbox and Mozy. Hence have been considering of using this free space to save remote backups of my sites.
WordPress’ support for posts is phenomenal. However, when it comes to managing pages, this is very limited. This is possibly because pages are relatively static and are more to add on permanent sections to your site like Contact forms or download areas like we do here at Techtites.
If you’re thinking of getting into WordPress plugin development, I suggest reading this article on webdesigner depot. It gives you a basic idea on creating the directory structure and adding in your first snippets of code. When you’re ready to take it to the next stage, you might want to consider Mario’s DX Plugin Base.
I’ve been using Contact Form 7 on all my WordPress blogs for a long time. Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
Around 10% of the visitors across my various blogs are mobile users. The foray of smart phones has given just about anybody the ability to visit your site through their iPhone or Blackberry or Samsung or…[fill your favourite smart phone name here].
Over a period of time your WordPress blog’s database will end up collecting a lot of clutter. This is especially prominent if you’ve been running your blog for a few years and if it has heavy activity. Clutter includes auto drafts, post revisions, spam, trash and useless tags.
Apple’s new Macbook Pro with Retina display has started to catch on. And many people (like me) are using the new iPad with the retina screens. These retina screens have four times as many pixels as normal screens.
Bookings Bookings is a powerful reservations scheduler. Booking Calendar Booking Calendar – its plugin for online reservation and availability checking service for your site. Auto ThickBox Plus Overlays linked image, inline, iFrame and AJAX content on the page in simple & fast effects.