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"Best Plugins" discussion (9 posts)

  1. adamsmark
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm always searching for ways to make by blog more functional. I've written about it here: http://agabus.com/?p=4026 . Of course, I'm thinking I've probably missed something really good.

    If you visit my post, provide input, either here or there. My question for this forum is, what are the best plugins for improving the functionality of ones blog?

  2. Duane Storey
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    That's a pretty open ended question!

    Here are a few I recommend, some of which I've been involved in:

    1) All in one SEO pack -- helps make title tags more attractive for search engines
    2) WordTwit - pushes new post information out to Twitter automatically
    3) FlickrRSS - Imports a few photos from your Flickr stream (if you use that)
    4) WPtouch - Implements a custom theme for iPhone users on your site
    5) WPcache - Helps reduce load and improve responsiveness of your WP sites

  3. adamsmark
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, I know it is an open-ended question, but as there are thousands of plugins, how else is one to find the best ones? I really would like to see more dialog on this. At present, I usually check out the "most popular" plugins, but that method excludes the newest ones, perhaps some real gems...

  4. Cathy Tibbles
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I think the best way to find plugins is to google the features that you want - for example, I have a CMS comprised of pages, and have found - "Child of Page Excerpts" and Advanced Excerpts, and Thumbnails for excerpts, and featured content, and search, sociable, and wordbook for networking. :)

  5. batrachoid
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Asking what the best plugins are is like asking what restaurant is best - it depends on what your looking for.

  6. adamsmark
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well, I've actually done that, e.g. "What wine goes best with this steak dinner?" If someone wanted a good "similar" or "related" post plugin, which would you recommend? That's what I'm thinking about. There are several that do it, but which is the most functional?

  7. Cathy Tibbles
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I recommend linkwithin. http://linkwithin.com

  8. webwitch
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I think this is a very good question although quite far reaching.

    There are loads of plugins out there but how many are actually any good or don't quite match up to expectations?

    Of course it depends on what you're looking for but even so I think most people are looking for features that hopefully one day will be "core".

    So maybe I could ask which core plugins are the best?

    I am using WordPress as a CMS so I have added section navigation, breadcrumb navigation and a download manager. These I see as essential.

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