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1. FPW Category Thumbnails
Assigns a thumbnail based on categoryid/thumbnail mapping to a post / page when the post is created or updated. Built-in FPW Post Thumbnails.
2. Associated Posts
Associated Posts enables you to associate posts and pages with each other and to display posts on any pages. You can easily select posts in the “Edit Page” Mode and attach them to this page.
3. Column Posts
Column Posts is a WordPress plugin that allows you to display your posts in columns. The columns can be classified by categories or posts.
4. Require Post Category
Use this simple plugin to require users to choose a post category before saving a draft, updating a post, or publishing a post.
5. Category Specific RSS Feed Subscription
This WordPress Plugin allows you to present a menu with multiple RSS feed subscription option to your site’s visitors in addition to your normal RSS subscription option.
6. Simple Yearly Archive
Simple Yearly Archive is a rather neat and simple WordPress plugin that allows you to display your archives in a year-based list.
7. BNS Featured Category
Plugin with multi-widget functionality that displays most recent posts from specific category or categories (set with user options).
8. Collapsing Categories List
This plugin allows you to display and collapse the tree of subcategories of categories that have at least one subcategory.
Counts the number of users, categories, posts, comments, pages, links, tags, link-categories, words in posts, words in comments and words in pages.
10. Posts Per Cat
Posts per Cat is a simple plugin that grab all or only selected categories from blog database, and then list last N posts by category in boxes organised in 1-4 columns.
11. Rich Tax Description Editor
Activate it and you will get pretty, handy Rich Text Editor on all Taxonomy pages, including Tags, Categories and any other taxonomies you will ever create in future.
12. Admin Management Xtended
Adds AJAX-driven options to some admin management pages with CMS-known functions without having to open the edit screens.
13. Recent Posts From Each Category
Automatically display recent posts from all/selected categories in box layout on homepage. You can fully configure the layout using shortcode generator.
14. Parent Category Toggler
Automatically toggle the parent categories when a sub category is selected.
15. Sub Categories Widget
Sometimes when you divide up your WordPress content into categories it all ends up in sub-categories of one or two main categories that don’t have any content themselves.