How to set default image for Facebook sharing in WordPress blog posts ?

A picture equals to many words. Facebook can be the biggest traffic source for your website, web 2.0 is social web. It may happen that your article is very catchy, get shared many times on Facebook but many of them don’t click the link. Attaching certain picture may increase click rate of Facebook news feed.

Increase of click rate means increased visitors, increased social sharing. To select certain image for a post you need to add some meta tags in header. Its obvious that we need different meta tags for each post. Static meta tags won’t do.

We will add a custom field and then fetch it in header file.

Add a custom field named “fbimage”. On post edit page under “Custom Fields” click enter new. Type “fbimage” and under value type image name you want to select for that post. ( Upload the image to wp-content/uploads)

( Note that you need to add new custom field only once, next time you just need to enter only value selecting field name from dropdown )

Update the post.

Now edit your theme from Appearance –> Editor. Select header.php.

Anywhere between <head> to </head> add below code.

<?php if(is_single()){ $values = get_post_custom_values(‘fbimage’,$post->ID); if($values[0]!=”){?>
<meta property=”og:image” content=”<?php $values = get_post_custom_values(‘fbimage’,$post->ID); echo $values[0]; ?>”/>
<link rel=”image_src” href=”<?php $values = get_post_custom_values(‘fbimage’,$post->ID); echo $values[0]; ?>” / >

Update the file and you’re done.

From next time you write a post, add value to “fbimage” custom field and enjoy increased click rate.


Jigoshop -Free WordPress eCommerce Plugin

Jigoshop is an eCommerce plugin for WordPress developed by professionals with years of experience delivering online shops for global brands.

Set up shop in minutes with physical and downloadable products or even services. Jigoshop provides you with the features necessary to set up an eCommerce web site lickety-split.

With the option to create a multitude of product types and apply detailed attributes customers can easily refine your catalog, ensuring they find what they’re looking for in just a couple of clicks.

There are integrated worldwide payment and shipping options to cater for a global audience.

Inside the custom dashboard you get sortable sales graphs, incoming order / review notifications as well as stats on your stores performance.

Manage your stock levels and customer orders easily. Jigoshop has been engineered to make the boring parts of eCommerce, well, less boring!

Built upon the WordPress core you get all the benefits of this global leading platform: free, easy to use, secure, highly customisable and with a great support community to hold your hand.

Find out more on the official Jigoshop web site.

Download here

WordPress Plugin – 1-Click Retweet/Share/Like


Social Buttons: Shows following 9 buttons on your blog posts
  1. Facebook Like
  2. Facebook Share
  3. Twitter button
  4. Google +1
  5. Google Buzz
  6. LinkedIn Share
  7. StumbleUpon
  8. Digg
  9. Email
Automatically Publish: Publish your Blog Posts to 30 Social Networks
  1. Facebook Profile/Wall
  2. Facebook Pages
  3. Facebook Application Page
  4. Facebook Events
  5. Facebook Groups
  6. Twitter
  7. LinkedIn
  8. MySpace
  9. Yammer
  10. Yahoo
  13. Google Buzz
  14. Socialcast
  15. Plurk
  16. Sonico
  17. Delicious
  18. Diigo
  19. Foursquare
  20. Gowalla
  21. Brightkite
  22. Blog
  23. Blog
  24. Blogger
  25. Tumblr
  26. Typepad
  27. Posterous
  28. Yahoo Meme
  29. Basecamp
  30. Backpack
Plugin also supports `Publishing your Blog Posts to Twitter` via `OAuth`.

15 Useful Premium Plugins for WordPress

Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms is a form creation and management plugin that makes it quick and easy to add simple or advanced forms. Features include conditional form fields, email notification routing, dynamic field population, reply to entries from WP, autoresponers, allow users to create posts through a form (example, community news), and much more. A single-site license costs $39 and an unlimited developer’s license costs $19


Shopp is a premium plugin that will help you to set up an e-commerce website on WordPress. It includes a long list of features including basic inventory management, support for selling digital and physical products, export orders into QuickBooks, breadcrumb navigation, product search, integration with popular payment gateways, flexible shipping calculations, and more. The cost of a single-site license is $55 and a developer’s license is $299.


PHPurchase is another option for managing an e-commerce site with WordPress. Features include easy product placement, order management, promotions and discounts, control over shipping options, payment gateway integration, an affiliate program and more. A single-site license costs $49 and a developer’s license costs $299.


eStore is another premium e-commerce plugin. It is geared towards selling digital products and the features include one-click checkout, design freedom, AWeber integration, an affiliate program and more. A single-site license including the affiliate platform costs $64.95.

WishList Member

WishList Member is a popular plugin for managing a membership website. There are a lot of options for running a membership site, but with WishList Member you can get one set up on WordPress quickly and for a comparatively low cost. It offers unlimited membership levels, shopping cart integration, full control over who sees what content, easy member management, secure RSS feeds, and more. A single-site license costs $97 and a multi-site license costs $297.


MemberWing is another option for running a membership site on WordPress. Features include four levels of membership, digital content download protection, gradual content delivery, integration with popular payment gateways and more. A single-site license costs $149.95 and an unlimited license costs $295.


eMember is a third option for creating a membership site using WordPress. Features include selective content protection, design freedom, integrated with WordPress affiliate software, shopping cart integration and more. A single-site license is $39.95 and a license to eShop ($49.95) is also needed to accept payment.


WPJobBoard allows you to add a job board to any WordPress-based website or blog (the job board is powered by this plugin). It includes a lot or features that allow you to set up the job board however you want. Features include an unlimited number of categories, promo codes, customization of automated emails, PayPal integration and more. A single-site license costs $97.


OIOpublisher is a popular premium ad management plugin that has been around for a few years. It allows you to have full control over the ad space that you sell on your website or blog, and to keep all of the revenue from ad sales as opposed to sharing revenue with an ad network. Ad purchases and expirations are handled automatically to save you time. A single-site license costs $47.


Billboard is a WordPress plugin from iThemes that allows you to easily add images – like ads, photos, icons – to your widget-ready sidebars. A multi-use license costs $39.95.


WPReviewSite will allow you to easily turn WordPress into a user-submitted review site. The plugin is geared towards providing affiliate marketers with a way to boost income through user reviews. Features include star ratings, comparison tables, flexible display options, an included WordPress theme for review sites, and more. A single-site license costs $97 and a developer’s license is $299.


WFReview is another plugin intended for affiliate review sites. Features include the ability to import CSV files to quickly set up tons of affiliate products to be reviewed, ratings, comparison tables, and more. A single-site license costs $89 (with a free trial available) and a developer’s license costs $289.


wpSEO is a powerful plugin to help you improve your search engine rankings and search engine traffic. It offers numerous features related to page/post titles, meta descriptions, meta keywords, duplicate content, performance management and more. A single-site license costs $24.99 and a developer’s license costs $124.99.

WP Auctions

With WP Auctions you can set up and host auctions on your WordPress blog or website. Features include an unlimited number of items to be auctioned, multiple images for each item, display auctions in a post or page, shipping options and more. A single-site license costs $29.99.

WPDirectory Pro

With WPDirectory Pro you can easily set up a directory on your WordPress-based blog or site. Features include payment gateway support for paid listings, customizable templates, custom field integration and more. A single-site license costs $39 and a 25-site license costs $349 (with a few other options in between).

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How to turn any jQuery plugin into a WordPress one

WordPress and jQuery are both very famous for their plugins. In the case of jQuery, plugins allow developers to extend the library’s capacities in order to create beautiful effects. In WordPress, they allow anyone to benefit from the work of others, as they come under the form of a module that you can easily activate from within the administration interface, and start using right away.

Creating one of those modules is not that difficult, but if you are not familiar with their syntax, it could end up being a headache. There are many jQuery plugins that have been transferred into a WordPress one already, but what can you do when it is not the case? How do you do when you have found the perfect jQuery plugin for your latest site, but it is not yet available as a WordPress plugin?

In this tutorial: How to turn any jQuery plugin into a WordPress one, we’ll see how you can easily create a WordPress plugin from a jQuery one. We’ll review what a jQuery, or a WordPress plugin is actually made of, so we’ll find the elements they both have in common. From there, we’ll show how it leads us to perform some simple operations to allow us to benefit from our jQuery plugins in a WordPress template.

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