And I am pleased to say that WordPress.org has worked as advertised. It is user-friendly, offers excellent template selection as well as a huge variety of plug-ins (so, Mike Clough and Deb Lamb are heroes for suggesting that The Bloggers’ Bulletin using WordPress).
Keep in mind that this very positive Word Press appraisal is coming from a guy who still works with (a recently upgraded) Typepad — a blogging service he’s used for the last two-and-a-half years; and before Typepad, he used Blogger — a free blogging service — for a bit more than two years. So I’ve had a while to play around with blogging services in that are in competition with WordPress.
At this point you might be thinking: “OK, so The Bloggers’ Bulletin is on Word Press, excellent. But what I want to know is: “what kind of WordPress Plug-Ins are you using?”
Well, the following is the list of Plug-Ins we have downloaded and activated thus far:
- Akismet — Checks comments to help eliminate spam.
- All in One SEO Pack — Out-of-the-box Search Engine Optimization for WordPress blogs.
- Folding Category List — What the Categories in the sidebar are currently displayed in.
- Google XML Sitemaps — Helps Google and other search engines index and crawl this blog better.
- KNR Author List — Allows you to arrange the Contributors List by order of when the Contributor joined (However, this Plug-In is about to be replaced)
- WordPress.com Stats — Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks.
So I now ask those of you who are fellow Word Press users: would you recommend we download and activate any other Plug-Ins for The Bloggers’ Bulletin? Thanks!