Archive for August 6, 2006

XDForums

This forum plugin really helped me tie together the site I’m building using WP as a CMS. The only problem I have with it is that I had to disable permalinks to get the navigation to work correctly. I’m hoping they find a work around for that shortly. Other that the permalink problem, it works great!

Check out XDforums here

WP online counter

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the update to this plugin! When I first used it, you had to go create the table in your database manually! Now, the plug in takes care of that for us, and it even has a widget capability! When you’re selling advertisement space on your blog, it’s handy to have your stats visable like this.

Learn more about the WP online counter here.

Contact form plugin

These easy to add contact forms should be included on every blog as far as I’m concerned. If you’re running a buisness, why not make it easy for your prospects to get a hold of you? Check out the Contact form pulgin here, this one’s got a current WP version available!

Do follow

Since most of my clients use blogging to bring targeted traffic to their sites, allowing your commenter’s external links to be followed by search engine spiders is important. This plug in gets rid of the “no follow” command for external links that is built into WP. If you’re using your blog to market your business, this plug in is a MUST HAVE.

Spell Checker plug in

I’ve tested this in a WP 2.0.4 and it works great! The Ajax spell checker is just what I was looking for, and although I haven’t tested it on my older blogs yet, it says it will work on versions 1.5+ also!

Note: you have to have your rich text editor turned off… I can’t stand that thing anyway! 😉

Yet another WP blog

I’ve been expanding my network of sites recently, and am getting more familiar with installing the newest version of WP. I gotta say this latest update has finally impressed me to the point of LIKING version 2.0. In order to use the spam tool included with this install, Akismet Spam, I needed a WP API, so here I am, another WP blog is born!

I’m currently working on a new toplist with blog feeder. What this means is that I will pull SE traffic with the content added to the blog, which will then feed traffic into the toplist. (I’m not linking to the toplist and feeder blog in an effort to keep this particular WP blog non adult in nature. If you’re interested to see what I’m working on, comment here and I’ll send you a mail ;)) In setting up this new feeder blog, I went surfing the plug ins for the latest WP version. I’m listing them below as a reference, storage place for myself and my design clients. 🙂

Search and Replace WordPress Plugin (1.1)
If you’re like me, and want to replace words such as “boys” and “toy” on your site to keep the men in black off my back… this lil tool makes the replace function nice and easy! This plugin is for WordPress 1.5 or better (including 2.0).

Filosofo Home-Page Control

  • put pages on the same Permalink level (or higher) as the blog’s directory and set which page you want to be the “home” page.
  • Tested successfully on WordPress blogs of version 1.5 and newer, including 2.0.

  • WordPress Plugin to Make your Blog Temporarily Unavailable for Maintenance

    This is a great feature that I enjoy using on the message board I co-own, and will enjoy having available to me in my blogs too!