Despite my need to keep this blog lean and mean, I couldn’t help but add more of those wonderful WP plugins into my site. Here are the new additions to my blog plugin family:
- Ad Rotator — I don’t really sell ads in my site, but it doesn’t hurt to recommend certain products to my blog visitors once in a while, especially those cheap domain deals. I’m not going to say that this plugin is really great, but it’s just enough for what my blog needs. Adman wasn’t for me because it is limited to one type of ad, and relies on that ad’s capability to randomly display different advertisers. AdSense Deluxe plugin wasn’t my choice either because it’s a little too fancy for me. So I ended up with the simple Ad Rotator which randomly selects and displays an ad from a list I have in the text file.
- Leprakhauns Word Count — This plugin helps you to count the words while you’re typing in your post. Very convenient for my, er, money-making activities let’s just say.
- Robots Meta — I needed this very useful plugin to hide certain posts from the G-bot by using nofollow and noindex, which would hopefully help me maintain my PageR. If you earn money from posting, you know what I mean.
- WP Super Cache — I use this to lower the load off my web hosting server. WebGrrrl.net now loads one third faster than normal because of this, or at least that’s what my stats say.
- Flexi Pages Widget — This widget is used to hide a certain Page from displaying automatically under my 411.
One plugin that went RIP is Dean’s Permalinks Migration, since WordPress version 2.3 and above now has the ability to redirect between those ugly and pretty permalinks within WP.
Those are what’s new in the WordPress Plugins I Use list. Check out my full list if you’re interested.
Update 18/Sep/2015: The WordPress Plugins I Use page has been removed.