WordPress Plugins

If you need support for any of the plugins please visit the AVH Support Forum.

AVH Extended Categories Widget

The AVH Extended Categories Widget gives you two widgets for displaying categories. One is a replacement of the default category widget to allow for greater customization. The second is a Top Categories widget, which is only available in WordPress 2.8 and higher.

Current Release: Version 3.6 Released on: Jan. 18, 2012
More information on the AVH Extended Categories Widget page.

AVH First Defense Against Spam

The AVH First Defense Against Spam WordPress plugin gives you the ability to block spammers before any content is served. Spammers are identified by checking if the visitors IP exists in a database served by stopforumspam.com or by a local blacklist.

Current Release: Version 3.2.6 Released on: Dec. 30, 2011
Additional information on the AVH First Defense Against Spam page.

AVH Themed By Browser

The AVH Themed By Browser WordPress plugin gives you the ability to set a correlation between the browser a vistor uses to browse your site and a theme.

Current Release: Version 0.2 Released on:Jun 21, 2009
Additional information on the AVH Themed By Browse page.

AVH Amazon

As of October 2010 this plugin is no longer working due to changes at Amazon (see article End of the AVH Amazon plugin?). I keep it here for historic reasons.

Additional information on the AVH Amazon page.


If you enjoy my plug-ins please consider a donation. There are several ways you can show your appreciation:

  • Amazon Wish List
    You can send me something from my Amazon Wish List which is shown in the sidebar.
  • Through Paypal.
    Click on the Donate button and you will be directed to Paypal where you can make your donation and you don’t have to have a Paypal account.
  • Thank you for this! Installed the plugin, it works but not when I choose to display a drop-down list. The items change in the sidebar widget but the central main page doesn’t load the category chosen from the list. Any ideas please? I’ve got it working as a standard list right now displaying number of posts per category.

  • I don’t see Subscribe to comments installed….don’t know if I will know you replied or not if you do.

    I don’t see a demo for your plugin, can you add one. I poked around this site briefly, but didn’t see the plugin in action. Would be interested to see something in a blank WP install or something….

  • Thanks for fixing the problem so quickly! A wonderful plugin.

  • Peter

    Jeff, I use the plugin on this site, it’s sorted on the count, something you can’t do with the normal widget.

    I will see if I can setup a demo. Not sure how to approach this as I’m fairly new to WordPress and plugin development. It definitely is something I have to look into as I’m developing an other plugin right now and a demo of how it works would be helpful.

  • I think you will find that Subscribe to comments help you greatly with fostering a community on your blog if you continue to develop your plugins as time passes.

    So, do you think we will be able to see a demo, or no?

  • Sounds good, should make it easier to use and modify the cats.. Will give it a bash and let you know if there’s a prob.
    I have a small blog, and there is a software package called Web Elements E-Z Tools that you may find useful. Come and check it out if you get time ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Great….if you figure something out about setting up a demo, sounds like it will be beneficial for the future too, write a comment here so I get it in my email:)

  • Thanks for supplying this!
    Was looking for how to do this for a while ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I’m still receiving the “can’t go to category” error on the drop-down option of the widget, even on version 1.1. Thank you in advance–and note–I think this is a great plugin.

  • Peter

    If you need support use the website http://forums.avirtualhome.com/
    Thanks to everybody who downloaded my plugin so far.

  • Peter

    I’m closing the comments here as I changed the layout of the site due to the release of a second WordPress plugin