Thursday 13: WordPress plug ins

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The Plug in challenge during Bloggiesta made me think about the plugins that I am using and which make blogging life so much easier (or simply nicer and prettier).

CommentLuv
The plugin fetches the feed found at a commenter’s site URL while they type their comment and extracts the last blog post title with link and displays it below the comment form. When they submit their comment, the last blog post link gets added on the end of their comment for all to see!
It’s a great way to see what your blogging friends are talking about. The plugin is also available as an Intense Debate plugin for Blogger.

Configurable Tag Cloud
Use this instead of the boring tag cloud that comes with WordPress. It shows all your tags, nut just the most used ones.

Easy Spoiler
I use this for my Quizzical Mondays and think it is fun. People can decided whether they want to read the spoiler or not by choosing to display it.

Google Analytics

Google XML Sitemaps
Sitemaps are an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about pages on their sites that are available for crawling. In its simplest form, a Sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a site along with additional metadata about each URL (when it was last updated, how often it usually changes, and how important it is, relative to other URLs in the site) so that search engines can more intelligently crawl the site.
(From: Sitemaps.org)

nRelate Related Content
I used to use Microkid’s Related Posts where I can manually choose my related posts (which is, of course, the most accurate way of dong it), but nRelate does such a good job doing it automatically that I switched.

Print friendly & PDF
Gives your readers the option to print your posts and delete images or text before they do so. Very convenient.

Stray Random Quotes
I love my little quote widget where I can manually add quotes and have they displayed at random.

Subscribe to comments
Lets your readers do just what it says.

Sweet Captcha
Isn’t that much cuter than those illegible letters where you have to guess what the heck it is supposed to be.

Dynamic WP Contact Form
Contact form so your readers can reach you without you having to display your email address. I kind of like how it is floating on the edge.

Socialize
My newest plugin which adds this neat box under each post.

WP Mobile Detector
Displays your blog in a mobile friendly way.

 

What are your favourite plugins? What are your favourite time savers, what adds a good feature to your blog or is simply helpful in daily blogging?

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    • This tag “cloud” has nothing to do with the cloud they all talk about re storage. This is just a cloud of words that shows in the sidebar with all used tags.

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  1. How about something that allows me to comment on WordPress blogs without logging in? It’s become quite annoying on many blogs and I’ve stopped commenting on those.

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    • I know, this is most annoying. But plugins can only be used on self hosted wordpress blogs (wordpress.org) and that log in issue is with wordpress.com blogs that are hosted by wordpress.

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