Customizing WordPress

An assortment of plugins and advice for a better WordPress experience.

 

20 Incredibly Useful WordPress Plugins – Web Design Blog – Web Design Fan – Resources for Web De

I’ve installed some of these plugins, and some are really good.

So far:

  • SEO Smart Links: In my opinion no good, as it often makes wrong associations, so I deactivated it
  • WP-DB Manager: Excellent for basic database tasks, but doesn’t replace phpMyAdmin
  • Revision Control: Lessens the amount of page/post revisions stored in the database
  • Widget Context: Excellent for controlling where widgets should show
  • WPTouch: Makes a very attractive mobile version of the site; lots of flexibility
  • Related Posts: Good, but the default settings are whack; I changed it to prioritize the post/page title
  • HeadSpace2 SEO: More flexible than All-in-One SEO

 

Top 10 WordPress Anti Spam Plugins

I haven’t tried any of these yet, but probably must soon, as I get spam continuously. I wouldn’t be surprised if you can buy tools for spamming WordPress blogs, considering how systematically it’s done.

 

10 Techniques for Customizing the WordPress Admin Panel

This might be useful down the road, but for now I’m happy with most of the default settings. The top admin menu introduced in 3.1 is great.