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October 30th, 2006 by Erik J. Barzeski

Plugins I've Developed

BetterWPMail (current version: 0.5)
I was never fully satisfied with the way WordPress emails (notification of new comment or moderation required) looked, so I wrote my own.

BetterWPReadMore (current version: 0.2)
WordPress formats the "read more" links horribly (you can read more here). So, I wrote this semi-hacky little plugin to give you four customization options: add a title, append to the end of the paragraph, remove the #more-xxx link, and remove the <a id=""> link.

PPEndLoop (current version: 1.1, for PixelPost)
Allows you to use "Previous" and "Next" buttons in your PixelPost photoblog without the looping that exists when using ImageCycle.

Installed Plugins

The below plugins are currently active on my site.

There are 30 plugins used: 27 active plugins and 3 inactive plugins.

Active Plugins

spacer   Akismet 2.5.6
» Automattic (url)
Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep. To get started: 1) Click the “Activate” link to the left of this description, 2) Sign up for an Akismet API key, and 3) Go to your Akismet configuration page, and save your API key.

spacer   Angsuman's Multi-Page Plugin 0.1
» Angsuman Chakraborty, Taragana (url)
Adds button to UI to enable multi-page post.

spacer   BetterWPMail 0.5
» Erik J. Barzeski (url)
Cleans up WordPress moderation and notification emails.

spacer   BetterWPReadMore 0.2
» Erik J. Barzeski (url)
Cleans up WordPress “read more” links

spacer   Category Checklist Expander 1.0
» Mark Jaquith (url)
Shows all the categories in the checklist on the post editing screen

spacer   Clutter-Free 0.4
» Mark Jaquith (url)
Allows authors to hide portions of the WordPress interface that you seldom use. Each author’s preferences are stored separately and can be edited in the author’s profile. Requires WP 2.0.5 or above.

spacer   Democracy 2.0.1
» Andrew Sutherland (url)
This poll plugin is easy to use, install, and manage. It uses AJAX to load data, making it quick and fun to use. Add {democracy:*id*} to your posts to include polls in your posts, where *id* corresponds to the ID of your poll.

spacer   Diggbarred 1.61
» Phil Nelson (url)
Blocks all traffic from Digg from viewing your content, replacing it with a message to users. Idea and DiggBar blocking regex taken from Daring Fireball.

spacer   Disable Thumbnail Creation 0.1
» Some Guy (url)
Disables thumbnails on image upload

spacer   DoFollow 2.2
» Kimmo Suominen (url)
Disable the “nofollow” tagging for comments. Timeout using comment age inspired by Christoph Rummel. Configuration: Options » DoFollow.

spacer   External Links 4.0.6
» Denis de Bernardy (url)
Marks outbound links as such, with various effects that are configurable under Settings / External Links.

  Google XML Sitemaps 3.2.8
» Arne Brachhold (url)
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and to better index your blog.

spacer   GZIP Output 1.1
» Austin Matzko (url)
Allow GZIPped output for your WordPress blog. Restores functionality removed in WordPress 2.5.

spacer   Jetpack by 2.0.2
» Automattic (url)
Bring the power of the cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a account to use the powerful features normally only available to users.

spacer   Optimal Title 3.0
» Aaron Schaefer (url)
Mirrors the function of wp_title() exactly, but moves the position of the ‘separator’ to after the title rather than before.

spacer   Ozh' Better Feed 2.2
» Ozh (url)
Your feeds, on steroids. Add a feed footer with a copyright, “Add to delicious”, the number of comments… Add anything to your feed. For WordPress 2.8+

spacer   Quoter 1.11
» Daniele Mancino (url)
Allows commenters to quote other comments (dynamically or server side if they have Javascript disabled) and any other text in a page (Javascript only). Quoter is by Daniele Mancino — although this is a minor, third-party bugfix release by Hawkman, so questions about this specific version should probably go to him.

spacer   Search & Replace 2.6.5
» Frank Bültge (url)
A simple search for find strings in your database and replace the string.

spacer   Slugger+ 0.3
» Justin Blanton (url)
Allows you to specify a post slug from within MarsEdit.

spacer   Subscribe To Comments 2.1.2
» Mark Jaquith (url)
Allows readers to receive notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry. Based on version 1 from Scriptygoddess

spacer   Text Control 2.0b1
» Jeff Minard (url)
Take total control of how your blog formats text: Textile 1+2, Markdown, AutoP, nl2br, SmartyPant, and Texturize. Blog wide, individual posts, and defaults for comments.

spacer   Underscore Permalinks 1.0.1
» Ryan Boren (url)
Converts spaces to underscores when sanitizing post titles for use in permalinks. This is handy for those moving from Movable Type who want to maintain their old permalink style.

spacer   WordCount Simple 10.01
» Anders Holte Nielsen (url)
Simple plugin – counts the number of words in one/all (puslished) posts and/or in one/all approved comments.

spacer   WP-Footnotes 4.2.2
» Simon Elvery (url)
Allows a user to easily add footnotes to a post.

spacer   WP-PageNavi 2.83
» Lester 'GaMerZ' Chan & scribu (url)
Adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress blog

spacer   WP-PluginsUsed 1.50
» Lester 'GaMerZ' Chan (url)
Display WordPress plugins that you currently have (both active and inactive) onto a post/page.

spacer   WP-RelativeDate 1.50
» Lester 'GaMerZ' Chan (url)
Displays relative date alongside with your post/comments actual date. Like ‘Today’, ‘Yesterday’, ’2 Days Ago’, ’2 Weeks Ago’, ’2 ‘Seconds Ago’, ’2 Minutes Ago’, ’2 Hours Ago’.

Inactive Plugins

spacer   Health Check 0.2.1
» The community (url)
Checks the health of your WordPress install

spacer   Hello Dolly 1.6
» Matt Mullenweg (url)
This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed up in two words sung most famously by Louis Armstrong: Hello, Dolly. When activated you will randomly see a lyric from Hello, Dolly in the upper right of your admin screen on every page.

spacer Stats 1.8.5
» Automattic (url)
Future upgrades to Stats will only be available in Jetpack.


2 Responses to "Plugins"

  1. spacer Quote Me | Reply Phil Nelson
    Posted 26 Apr 2009 at 6:07pm #

    Honored to have my name on this list. I fear with the changes Digg has made, it won't be for long, though.

  2. spacer Quote Me | Reply Justin
    Posted 01 Aug 2012 at 4:40am #

    3 years later, and Akismet is still on top of their game and a must in my opinion for any WordPress blog.

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