10 WordPress Plugins for a More Interactive Design Site

WordPress is a great platform from which to setup your own design site, here I want to showcase ten plugins which are great to increase your readers involvement on your site. They also increase the users time on the site and make them feel more valued as a reader.

Check out ten of the best WordPress plugins your can lay your hands on.

Add Twitterlink to Comments

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This plugin will automatically add a link for any of your commentators to their twitter account, for any comments they leave on your posts.

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Commentluv

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Commenluv is great for giving back to those people who take their time out to comment on your posts, it links back through the web address they leave in your comments. This relays their latest blog post and shows a link below their comment on your articles, this is rewarding the readers and encourages more comments

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Contact Form 7

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This is a very simple but flexible comment form system, allows your readers to get in touch through a quick and simple form.

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Disqus

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Replacing your inbuilt comment system which is often the default for most WordPress templates, Disqus is a much more interactive commenting system. It allows you to use the comments to work with users personal Facebook and Twitter accounts also.

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Fv Community News

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If you want to have a more interactive group of readers on your site be sure to have a fully function communty news feed, this allows users to submit there articles for you to show either in a community news page, or withing a sidebar widget. Helps users promote their articles and feel involved in your community.

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Microkids related posts
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Display a set of manually selected related items with your posts, this attracts users to other posts within your site. Offering users more ways to stick around on your site looking at more of your content.

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SexyBookmarks
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SexyBookmarks adds a (X)HTML compliant list of social bookmarking icons to each of your posts. The top top social bookmarking sites are all including and it is an alternative to the social bookmarking buttons each site offers.

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Topsy

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Provides a Twitter retweet button powered by Topsy. Can also provide automatic trackback comments when someone tweets about your posts.

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WordPress Popular Posts

Shows the most popular posts, using data collected by WordPress.com stats plugin.

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WP Greet Box
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Show a different message to your visitor depending on which site they are coming from. For example, you can ask Digg visitors to Digg your post, Google visitors to subscribe to your RSS feed, and more! Best of all, this plugin is compatible with various WordPress cache plugins.

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About The Author: Jared

About The Author
Jared Thompson is a keen product and graphics designer. Jared is currently studying Product Design at the Northern School of Design. You can find him on twitter as @jthompsondesign He also works hard on his own design site over at Design Juices

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