One of the great advantages of blogs is Plugins Facility. Simple website is not flexible enough to modify or enhance its functionality according to the ever changing needs. Plugins are flexible little programs made for blogs which provide extra functionality to it. And these are easy to manage and manipulate. WordPress Plugins can be easily added to the website or can be deactivated in case you don’t need them or a better plugin is available. e.g. Default WordPress software don’t have custom complete pagination facility in it. You can have it added into your blog via a Plugin called Pagenavi. Default Tags Cloud is not customizable. But you can have a customizable Tags Cloud added via a Plugin called CTC. So many examples like this are there. There are thousands of beneficial plugins available for WordPress and totally free of cost. Depends what you need. Just search it at WordPress website and get it. You don’t need a developer to do the task for you. Do it yourself.
Fun with Plugins is a shortcut for producing WordPress plugins. Answer some wizard questions then download the template plugin file. If you are going to start writing plugins for WordPress then this place is a quick start where you can get rid of building initial structure of WP-Plugin.
Following WordPress Plugins have ability to make your blogging life a lot easier yet your blog will be rolling like a bunny. That’s the animal I could recall for now. Although I could have said Dinosaurs instead. But I do not know Dinosaurs roll or not!!! Bunny does. Anyways,
Auto search and install more than one plugins from blog admin at a time?
Cache all plugins output for blog performance upgrade?
Execute your PHP code in posts?
Embed FLV or Quick Time movie?
Add Twitter support to blog?
Add some nice SEO plugins?
Install Photo Gallery for blog or star rating voting system?
Redirection management or plugins for feed?
Customize pages navigation using plugins?
Add Youtube videos easily in blog via plugin?
Install some secure Mailing Form plugin?
and many more…
I have listed some very cool WordPress effective and powerful plugins for your blog. This is my best recommendation ever related to plugins.
Following WordPress Plugins will help your blog get more comments, encourage and attract users to comment more and more…and of course even more.
For WordPress new release 2.6.2, I updated one of my blog and got my posts exported and then imported into new blog. There one unusual thing I noticed. WP23RP (WP Related Posts Plugin) which I was using and post views plugin did something unusual. Whenever i was going to open my Write new post section It got held and jQuery script went unresponsive while I noticed that there was a loop going on in my Write Panel under Custom Fields Tab. Related posts were populating there which should not be because I was writing a new post, and was not editing any existing post. My server got heavy load and they told me about it. I immediately turned off WP Related posts and Post Views plugins but problem was same. Post views fields were also populating there. I realized that there must be some database problem. I fixed that after a bit of a struggle.
First of all please be aware that using too many plugins can cause your blog to respond slow and heavy load on your server (Serious Issues). Use only essential plugins which help promoting and enhancing KILLER POSTS whithout causing trouble for your blog instead of killing your blog once and for all by using unnecessary plugins. Some plugins are even vulnerable and can get your website hacked and eventually banned. Only use updated version of right plugins picked from wordpress website. Here is a list which I think your new 2.6.2 blog deserves which after checking I am recommending you.
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