30+ Tools to Turn WordPress into a Personal Hub
With more of our lives being lived online, it’s nice to centralize our media as much as possible. New aggregated social networks are springing up, but did you know you can do much of this already from your blog? These 30+ WordPress () tools will help you display and run more of your digital life from WordPress itself.
This post is part of the WordPress Tips series.
Social Site Integration
Blogmark Integration – Display your Blogmarks list on your blog.
DiggIT – Allows you to add the Digg button, will work even if someone had already submitted your post.
Facebook Comments – Allows you to bring comments on your notes over to the relevant blog post so you can have them all in one place.
Gregarious – Combines a Digg button plugin with Alex King’s popular “Share This” plugin for social bookmarking.
Ma.gnolia Widget – Display links from your Ma.gnolia account using this widget.
Reddit Button – Adds a Reddit button to your blog posts.
StumbleCrumble – Lets you show a pre-determined number of your latest Stumbled websites on your own blog.
360Voice Bits Plugin – Connects with 360Voice.com to post the latest info on your 360 standings.
AIM Online Status Indicator – Let your readers know if you’re online.
WP-ICQ-Status – Display your current ICQ status on your blog.
Xbox 360 Gamercard WordPress Plugin – Allows you to display your Xbox 360 Gamecard.
Miscellaneous Site Integration
.Mac Sidebar WP Plugin – Display information from your .Mac account in your WordPress sidebar.
Amazon Wishlist – Add your Amazon Wishlist to your blog, allow your readers to buy you a little something for keeping them entertained.
Bloggersnap – Allow visitors to your site to take a webcam shot and post it to your blog.
EasyPayPal – Allows you to accept payments for many services including subscriptions, trial periods, and more.
Ebay Sales Lister – Display Ebay listings (from your account or others) on your site.
MasterWish – Place your wishlist from MasterWish.com on your blog.
Netflix – Share portions of your Netflix queue with your readers, let them know what you’re renting or already have.
Phoogle – Add Google Maps to any of your posts and add as many markers as you’d like.
Slashdot.org Headlines – Display the latest headlines from Slashdot on your site.
PayPal Donate Button – Allows you to add a “Make a Donation” button powered by PayPal.
Yahoo Browser-Based Authentication – Allows users to sign in to your blog using their Yahoo ID and password.
YouTube Video Gallery – Display a gallery of YouTube videos you choose on your site.