September 25th, 2006
Undoubtedly, Wordpress is the most popular blog software (there are many websites that use this software to power the entire websites, not just blog sections).
Its advantages: it is free, with great support, enormous number of plug-ins, easy to set up and use.
Wordpress powers this websites as well as all other websites I own. Just to enhance the possibilities of the software you need certain plug-ins that are a breeze to install with wordpress.
What wordpress plugins do I use? Here is the list of those that I find useful and necessary with all my websites:
- Akismet – this one helps to fight SPAM
- Chitika MiniMalls – this one helps to integrate Chitika affiliate code anywhere in the posts (I am thinking to adding a similar plug-in for Google AdSense).
- StatTraq – your blog statistics
- Most popular – most popular posts featured (you need the above plug-in for this to work)
- SimpleTags – A WordPress Plugin for generating Technorati Tags
- Social Bookmark Link Creator – self explanatory
- WP-DB-Backup – plugin to quickly backup your WP database. You may download the backup file, or have it emailed to the address of your choice.
Summary: Wordpress plug-ins are really helpful stuff. It is hard to keep an eye on all new plug-ins that regularly turn up on the market. Many just repeat the ones you use, but offer a better design or functionality. To start with your own list of plug-ins, visit the official website.
If you would like to see what wordpress plugins more advanced web guru use for their websites read Greywolf’s post on this very topic.
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