plugin tools

There are many, many plugin tools available for WordPress websites, and the options are ever-evolving. We at Designs by Sandbox have some favorites, and we’ll tell you why here. We reserve the right to change our minds, too… so new releases may trump previous opinions.

If you see a plugin tool that you think you might like to try on your website, and you would like an estimate for our services to install that new plugin, please contact us. Unless otherwise noted, all of the plugin tools featured here are free tools, so the fee for service would simply be for our time to install the plugin, adjust the settings, and tweak the tool for your particular website.

Browse through the titles below… articles are listed chronologically, most recent first. Maybe you’ll find a new toy to play with in your sandbox!


Subscribe2 plugin

When new posts are published to your blog, the Subscribe2 plugin tool can be used to automatically send an email notification to a list of subscribers.

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Simple Social Share plugin

This tool is a simple social sharing plugin that adds a list of social media sharing buttons on your website.

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ShareThis plugin

ShareThis is a tool that provides easy ways for visitors to share your website's content via social media, and provides a hovering tool that stays on your visitor's screen inviting them to share the content on the social networks of your choice.

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Facebook and Twitter plugin tools

Most websites incorporate icons somewhere that are linked to any associated social network. But did you know... it is also possible to show your Facebook page content or Twitter tweets directly on your website?

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Add Posts to Pages

Ever wish you could have more control over how your blog posts are displayed on your website? This plugin tool may be just what you need.

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Glass plugin

Does your website include images of artwork with such minute details that you wish you could hand your visitors a magnifying glass? This plugin tool does just that.

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FooBox Image Lightbox

Lightbox is a JavaScript technique used to overlay images (or other web content) on the current page. FooBox Image Lightbox is a responsive image lightbox for WordPress galleries.

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Meteor Slides plugin

This plugin tool has been our "go to" choice at Designs by Sandbox for displaying slideshows on websites. Meteor Slides is a lightweight, mobile-friendly, and very customizable tool.

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WooCommerce plugin tool

WooCommerce gives your WordPress website the ability to be an eCommerce store.

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Events Maker plugin

Events Maker is an events manager plugin tool, that offers easy-to-use capabilities within your Wordpress website.

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The Events Calendar plugin

The Events Calendar plugin tool lets you easily share your events on your Wordpress website.

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MailChimp for WordPress plugin

The MailChimp for WordPress plugin tool lets you create a sign-up form so that your website visitors may subscribe to your MailChimps mailing list.

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Image Widget

Image Widget is a simple plugin tool that uses the native WordPress media manager to add images to the sidebar areas of a website.

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WooSidebars plugin

WooSidebars adds functionality to display different widgets in a sidebar, according to a context (for example, a specific page or a category).

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Random Text plugin

Having trouble deciding which quote or image would be the perfect choice to display on your website? The Random Text plugin tool may provide a solution.

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TablePress

The TablePress plugin "enables you to create and manage tables, without having to write HTML code, and it adds valuable functions for your visitors."

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Google Language Translator plugin

This plugin allows you to insert the Google Language Translator tool anywhere on your Wordpress website by using shortcode.

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Easy SMTP Mail plugin

Some email servers struggle with email that is sent from a Wordpress online form submission. Depending on which email server and hosting system a client uses, the Designs by Sandbox team may recommend installing a plugin tool, such as the Easy SMTP Mail plugin, to facilitate the process.

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Print-O-Matic plugin tool

Print-O-Matic adds the ability to print any post, page or page element of a Wordpress website by using a simple [print-me] shortcode in the content editor.

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WP-reCAPTCHA

This plugin tool integrates reCAPTCHA anti-spam methods with WordPress.

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Contact Form 7 plugin

This plugin tool is used to create forms on a website. The most basic form is a "Contact Us" form, which is the default form available within the Contact Form 7.

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Wordpress SEO plugin

This plugin tool is used to help boost Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for a website.

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CodeArt - Google MP3 Player plugin

The CodeArt - Google MP3 Player plugin allows you to easily embed any mp3 file in your wordpress website. You can put the player in any post, page or widget area.

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Olevmedia Shortcodes plugin

Olevmedia Shortcodes plugin adds a button to the editor screen of a page or post, which provides several convenient shortcodes for specific formatting options, such as tabs and accordions.

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Password Protected plugin

This tool is a very simple way to quickly password protect your WordPress site with a single password. At Designs by Sandbox, we use this tool when building a new website in our sandbox.

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Limit Login Attempts plugin

This plugin provides a recommended security measure to reduce the risk of a brute-force attack on your website's admin login.

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All in one Favicon plugin

A favicon is a small (usually 16x16 pixels) picture that is displayed in a browser's address bar. At Designs by Sandbox, we use the All in one Favicon plugin tool to install a favicon.

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Akismet

Akismet is an anti-spam plugin tool. If you have a very active public blog, this tool is a great asset.

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Responsive Add Ons plugin

Responsive Add Ons plugin is recommended for any website using Responsive theme (which is most of you who are reading this).

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