In my previous post I started sharing with you the plugins that I’ve been using or testing out on this blog. This all came about because I been getting questions about this topic. What I have done is break down the group of 20 by functions so you can easily find what you may need for your blog. So let continue with the remaining eleven.
WordPress Plugins that powers ArtiatesiaDeal.com
I recently decided to used Wufoo Forms for my contact and hire me forms. I previously been using Contact Form 7, but I need something give me a cleaner email without additional plugins. I am using WuFoo free plan which allows for 3 forms and 100 entries per month.
#11 – Disqus Comment System
With my previous theme it didn’t allow me to have threaded comments, meaning when I reply to a comment left on my blog it would go directed underneath the one I was replying too. That’s why I moved to Disqus, to eliminate that.
Show off your content
#12 – nrelate Related Content
I used to love LinkWithin because it was great and it work well with not only Blogger but WordPress. Then I learned about nrelate. You can used thumbnails or text and they also have different styles.
#13 – nrelate Most Popular
This brand new. Base on their related post plugin, nrelate created a Most Popular plugin. I went from using a piece of code to figure out my most popular post to using Disqus to display this information in my sidebar. Sometime ago Disqus stop working for me, so this plugin came right on time.
#14 – Audio player
Need a way to add audio to blog, this plugin is great. It only plays mp3s.
#15 – flickrRSS
This plugin is great to showcase your photos from your flickr account.
#16 – Lightbox 2
I used this plugin when I have a photo gallery. When you click on the photo it show up in a pop-up box.
#17 – Maintenance Mode
When you need to make major changes or fixes to your blog, try using a maintenance mode splash page.
Blog Tweaking (or hacks)
#18 – Genesis Simple Hooks
When you use a framwork for you blog, they have hacks – ways to add features to your blog without using tons of plugins. A WP Framework is a blank theme, which aims to cut down on your theme development time so you can focus more on your blog. A few popular frameworks are Thesis and Genesis. I just redesign this blog with a Genesis Child Theme and I am learn all of their hacks so I can cut down on my plugins and tweaking code.
As I mention before I testing different things out, one of which is my forms I used on this blog. Since I am using Wufoo for my forms I have deactivated Contact Form 7 (a simple contact form). Clean Notifications – makes e-mail notifications for new comments/pings cleaner and more readable. I think I might just get rid of this since I am sticking with Disqus for my commenting system.
My blog runs on WordPress 3.2.1, so I can personally say that all of the plugins mention in these two posts works with the latest and greatest WP release.
If you have a plugin that I should know about, let me know below in the comment section.