Art wanted to know which WP plugins I used, and why. Here’s the current list:
- Akismet 2.0: Checks comments against the Akismet web service to detect spam. Everybody should be using this.
- Bad Behavior 2.0.5: Detects and blocks spambots based on a temporal analysis of their behaviour.
- Snap Preview Anywhere 1.1: A little AJAX tool that generates web page previews when you mouse-over links. Opinions are divided, but I like it.
- WP-CC 0.1.2: Handles the Creative Commons licenses – but since the page footer is slightly broken in the current theme, you don’t see it at work right now.
- Sidebar Widgets 1.0.20060711: Lets me define the sidebar in terms of a set of widgets that I can re-order, drag-and-drop, individually reconfigure, and so forth. The next three plugins depend on this.
- Category Widget Replacement 0.4: Customizes the category widget.
- Drop-down Archive Widget 0.2: Self-explanatory.
- Drop-down Links Widget 0.1: Self-explanatory.
When I get around to it, there are a couple of other widgets I want to configure, including the one for del.icio.us links and Christian Maniewski’s I Read Straight which is supposed to simplify the presentation of “what I’m reading”. (Right now I simply plug generic code from the Amazon.com Associates Central link-builder page into a text widget, which means that I have to hand-edit the ASINs.)
That’s it. Hope it was useful, Art.