Plug-In Recommendations for THE BLOGGERS’ BULLETIN?

The Bloggers’ Bulletin is using WordPress.org on a private hosting account with BlueHost.com.

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!

  3 comments for “Plug-In Recommendations for THE BLOGGERS’ BULLETIN?

  1. peterneibert
    August 16, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    This is my first experience actually using Release 2.8, so I'll take a raincheck on further plugins while I get used to what's there now.
    btw, Yahoo! Hosting stayed with V-2.6 until this month as V-2.8 was “not sufficiently stable on Yahoo servers;” however, now apparently ok — they sent out e-mail notice to users Yahoo host will upgrade all installed wp blogs to V-2.8 in next few weeks.
    Just as I was getting ready to move.
    Watching and waiting (some more)…

  2. peterneibert
    August 18, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Barnacle Bob,
    I see the 2.84 Write box has a command icon for “Paste from Word” — does this really work ok? have you used it?
    Earlier versions of WordPress had serious problems when even a trace of Word formatting was slipped in.
    Peter

  3. August 23, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    One plug-in I would recommend is WP Super Cache. I installed it on my site after one of my posts was listed #1 on Google for a while. This plug-in greatly reduces server CPU load for heavily trafficked posts.

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