Plugins

by on November 19th, 2008

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.

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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.

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Following WordPress Plugins will help your blog get more comments, encourage and attract users to comment more and more…and of course even more.

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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.

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by on September 22nd, 2008

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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by on June 25th, 2008

antispam-pluginTypePad AntiSpam

Fight Against Comment Spam. For bloggers the best, smartest, free antispam new service is available now. TypePad AntiSpam is free for any type of use, personal and commercial, regardless of how many comments you receive. Whenever you report unwanted comments, the TypePad AntiSpam engine learns from you, so that it can make even smarter and more effective decisions about spam in the future. TypePad AntiSpam beta ensures that you see the legitimate comments you want and not the invasive comments you don’t. Its Open Source and 100% Akismet API compatible too.

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tag-cloud-wp-plugin.pngTags cloud not just enables people to find information they are looking for, but also usually offer a more adventurous mode of navigation. Tag clouds tend to look traditional. Enlarging the font for often-used tags causes all sorts of line height weirdness. Here is an interactive 3D looking animated tags cloud which will put some life into your blog.

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