In the past few years the growth of the premium/commercial WordPress theme market has grown exponentially. While there are also premium plugins available, they generally get far less attention than premium themes. The right plugin will allow you to improve your site through specific functionality that might otherwise take a lot of time and/or money to set up. In this post we'll feature 15 premium plugins that may be able to help you with your own site or with those of clients. Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments at the end of the post. 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 $199.
Resource lists to save time for designers.
Icons are a favorite free resource of designers and bloggers. There are tons of quality, free icon sets out there and in this post we'll feature 25 that are great for blog design. These icons sets include the types of icons that are great for use with blogs and social media. Cute Blogging Icon Set
Photoshop Actions allow designers and photographers to quickly edit photos in a specific way. The right action can save a great deal of time as opposed to doing all of the work manually. In this post we'll feature 40 free Photoshop actions (many are actually sets of multiple actions). Our past collections of Photoshop actions continue to draw interest, so we hope many of you will find these to be useful as well. If you see something that you want to try out, click on the image or the text link and you'll be able to download the actions from the source. Action Set 1
Most designers love Photoshop brushes because they can make it quick and easy to create impressive results. In the past we have posted numerous collections of various types of Photoshop brushes, and today we'll continue with rust brushes. The use of rust and texture in design is very popular right now, and a good set of brushes can make it easy to add this style to your own work. In this post we showcase 13 of the best packs of free rust brushes for Photoshop users. Concrete Rust (9 brushes)