Five plugins you can't live without (42 posts)

  1. fuzzy_logic
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The plug-in download site doesn't provide a overview of the popularity of a plugin. So I'm just trying to get a sense here.

    So what are the five plugins you can't live with out?

  2. Jinsan
    Posted 10 years ago #

    perhaps something to add the repository? A list of popular plugins and plugins by category?

    I highly recommend WP-Hashcash and Kitten's Spamwords - the only two tools I now use on all my WP intalls - captured 12 or spam posts last night on one of the installs. No problems with comments on my own page itself. Wonderful stuff.

    Can't think of 5 - I only use three at best, and on most sites I currently use those two plugins.

    Fancy Tooltips I guess to pretty up your site, as is Image Headlines, though to say I can't live without them is a bit much. I hear Matt's Asides is a good plugin, though I don't quite know what it does.

  3. RustIndy
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Dr. Dave's Spam Karma is the only one I can't live without, though I've got 3 other plugs I've written to handle specific things on my blog. I also use Fancy Tooltips, Suggest, and wp-ContactForm cause they're cool :) There's a few others running on my site too, but those are the ones that are the most useful to me.

  4. Minna
    Posted 10 years ago #

    SpamKarma (Dr.Dave) spiced with a hack and Paged comment edit (ColdForged), One click backup (LaughingLizard), Get custom field values and Hide/Cut post text (Coffee2Code) and RunPHP (Mark Somerville). Ok, that's six and 1/3 -- sorry :P None of them for bling-bling even though I used loads of those, too

  5. wpmubp
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I just wish if the plugin repository would be like the one in Mozilla extension library or repository.

  6. fuzzy_logic
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yeah that would be nice! Ok here's what I use:

    Comment Live Preview
    Contact Form
    Referral Karma

  7. iand
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The wp-plugin manager is pretty close - there is one click installation of a fair few plugins.
    As for ones I can't do with - Customisable post listings (coffee2code), runphp, spam/ refferrer karma (dr dave) andwp-plugin manager.

  8. davincim
    Posted 10 years ago #

    WP-Contact Form
    Spam Karma
    Comment Live Preview and...
    Fancy Tooltips

    Bonus round:
    Acronym Replacer
    CSS Compress (really does the job of reducing my style sheet)


  9. holographic
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I only use 6 anyway at the moment..

    the only one I *really* couldn't live without is moderate trackbacks (stupid spam)
    and also maybe Brian's threaded comments

    The rest?
    Blogtimes, WP-pulse, gravatars and heavyweight categories

  10. The only plugins I use are Spam Karma and Search Hilite.

    Minna, you should check out the latest release of Spam Karma (v1.20). It includes the hack you were mentioning.

  11. smartzville
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I see I'm in a room of bloggers who know quite a bit about plug-ins.

    I have a need, and don't know if there's already a plug in for it...

    I need a way to allow visitors to comment and attach a photo to their comment. Easily. These aren’t all savvy visitors - nor do all of them have websites to link their images from. Any tips or plug-in code to help them do this?

  12. Minna
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Macmanx, cheers :) SK goes up in versions faster than I can keep up with!

  13. Smartzville, create a separate topic for your request. That way, you'll step out of this "room of bloggers who know quite a bit about plug-ins", and step into a gigantic forum of bloggers who know quite a bit about plug-ins.

    Minna, he must be a really dedicated worker.

  14. davidchait
    Posted 10 years ago #

    (hacked) Staticize Reloaded

  15. David, you're biased. ^_-

  16. danielck
    Posted 10 years ago #

  17. Missychele
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Where can I find the WP contact form plugin? And, is it 1.2 compatible?

  18. oriecat
    Posted 10 years ago #

  19. davidchait
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yeah, but until drdave and I join forces to try to take over the world, it'll have to do. ;)


  20. Missychele
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ugh. I guess I can add that to my list as one more thing to make me switch from 1.2 to 1.5. I actually have 1.5 installed on another domain, but I have yet to try to upgrade my other site. I figured if it ain't broke don't fix it.

  21. officesmileman
    Posted 10 years ago #

    tictagtoe! Gotta love putting <wikipedia > tags around words to link directly to the wikipage!

  22. reevo
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Interesting read people.

    Mine are, in no particular order...

    IImage Browser 1.4.1
    Random Posts 1.1
    Spam Karma 1.18 alpha 3 (I'll get this updated on the weekend)
    WP-ContactForm 1.0
    Backup Restore 1.5

    I have a few others but there are the ones that I wouldn't want to be without

    Cheers for the read.

  23. Zachariah
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I really like WP-Gatekeeper

    I'd like to know what http://ryanduff.net/wp-plugins/wp-contactform/ is, but i'm getting an error 500

  24. fredCZ
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I should not say that as an author of them but:o)
    Polyglot for multilingual posts and stuff like that.
    IImage Browser to handle images.
    IImage Gallery as the simplest gallery for WP that I know.

    And from other guys: Backup Restore

  25. fredCZ
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I forgot about Kitten's Spaminator

  26. joeedmon
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Admin Bar Plugin
    Page Navigation
    Search Pages
    Reduced Rewrite
    Customizable Post Listings
    Optimal Title
    Post teaser

    It's more than 5, but I have more than 1 blog.

  27. dherren
    Posted 10 years ago #

    1. Markdown
    2. DropdownGetLinks <http://typedby.com/archives/category/word-press/>
    3. Kitten's Spam Words
    4. RunPHP
    5. Kitten's Spaminator

  28. angsuman
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Four I use since 1.5 are:
    Search Hilite - Highlights search results for people coming after Google, yahoo queries
    Run PHP - Allows embedding php code in posts
    Witty Text - Allows embedding random quote from a text file
    Follow URL - Disables rel=nofollow tagging on all comments and comment author url's

    I have disabled Staticize, AuthImage, Trackback Moderate, Pingback Moderate and lot of other plugins because either they do not work under wordpress 1.5 or mostly because they are not useful to me anymore.

  29. Beccary
    Posted 10 years ago #

    There's a fancy tooltips plugin? I'll have to go look for that one.

    1. Kitten's spaminator
    2. Kitten's spam words
    3. Scriptygoddess' paginate
    4. Alex King's style switcher
    5. Gravatar because it's fun :D

  30. Sr-ultimate
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Can`t u people post the links along with the plugins u like :)

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