Presently Active On This Blog
Plugins for WordPress are a must if you are like me and are a bit dubious of getting your hands dirty and dipping into the code, although since i have been using Thesis theme i have learned a lot from the Thesis community and i am still learning.
This blog is still reliant on quite a few plugins although i tend to stick to the ones listed here because this combination doesn’t seem to affect the sites speed much.
A share/save/bookmark plugin with plenty of options.
A must to keep any spam in check and works great
Broken Link Checker
A handy tool if you have a lot of links it automatically monitors for any problem links for instance if it finds any broken links you can use the tool to unlink it.
You can submit your blog URL here
Comment luv.com and when you comment on CommentLuv enabled blogs, you will be able to choose from a variety from your last posts.
I find this plugin very useful you can choose what pages to include widgets simply by ticking the boxes it adds within each widget without touching a bit of code.
The dofollow plugin for WordPress lets you remove the evil nofollow attribute from your comments.
Since Feedburner Feedsmith stopped working i switched to this and is an excellent replacement.
Find Me On
Side bar widget to display icons and links to your social networking profiles.
Google XML Sitemaps
Site map generator with options to include Yahoo, Bing and the like, essential
Great little plugin it sticks your blog into maintenance mode while you do any major updates, there’s also different themes you can choose from and you can also exclude URLS letting readers etc access certain pages while in maintenance mode.
MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer
This is better than WordPress because it doesn’t kepp pinging everytime you change or edit an existing post and as a result your blog won’t end up getting banned for excessive pings, read more from the plugin link.
Good plugin especially if you have a lot of images
Theme My Login
I no longer use this plugin
As i have trouble understanding and implementing Thesis hooks this plugin is essential and would recommend it to anyone using Thesis.
Topsy Retweet Button
Out of other similar retweet plugins I like this this one because there’s plenty of options in the settings panel that suit me.
but it did just that and wasn’t able to take care of optimizing the database although it worked well for it’s purpose, i wasn’t happy managing the database manually so makes it is easier and quicker using WP Optimize.
WP Related Posts
Generates related and random posts through tags with plenty of options, for example set related posts to appear at the bottom of posts.