A smart and foolish move with WordPress plugins

I have been working on two main things for the past two months — frantically doing sponsored posts, and fiddling with more WordPress plugins.

Installing the Math Comment Spam Protection has definitely been one of the smartest moves I’ve made with my blog. Not only was it easy to install, but the spam comments Akismet captured made a staggering drop from 50ish a day to only one every other day! Another good thing that comes with installing this plugin is that I don’t have to moderate my comments anymore, and my commenters can get the instant gratification of immediately seeing their comments posted. Now I have more time to bloghop and make more dough.

I didn’t pay much attention with the new features that were to be in WordPress 2.3, so I couldn’t help but curse myself when I found out — after upgrading to WP 2.3 — that the new version comes with a built-in tagging support. Sheesh, if I had known, I wouldn’t even bother installing Ultimate Tag Warrior two weeks prior. For the sake of supposedly improving my blog SEO, I had to endure some temporary brain cramps as I tried to understand why in the world I would need to activate three UTW plugins in my dashboard, and looked through the unending options I had to go through. I just find UTW to be a hassle, and ultimately my bad experience with UTW prompted me to remove it, and to stick to the simple tagging option.

I’ve only slowed down in my WordPress plugin tinkering this week (due to my next big plan on making money) — I should update the WordPress Plugin I Use page after this.

Related post:  On updating the Top Commentators widget & WordPress customized installation

Update 18/Sep/2015: The WordPress Plugins I Use page has been removed.

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Posted on 10 October, 2007 under Discovering WordPress and tagged with , , ,


  1. keeyit says:

    I still wonder whether I want to upgrade my wordpress or not to 2.3.. I am not sure how to do that too.,.. sigh…

  2. papajoneh says:

    Hahaha, the tag thing that comes with wp2.3 really gave the headache. I totally forgotten about that when I’ve upgraded mine. most of my search goes to 404 page because my category is under tag too.. after tinkering and asking lot of questions to azmeen, a simple solution of just changing the default “tag” to “duh” solves everything. lol.

  3. Just keeping my fingers crossed from those spams. Wonder what do they benefit from it…. Those surfers are SICK

  4. Sire says:

    Hi, even though I have upgraded to 2.3 I still use the All in One SEO plugin as it has a whole lot of other features besides tagging.

    BTW, are you into swapping reviews? If so just send me an email 🙂

  5. Kitkat says:

    Hmm… should I upgrade me to WP2.3?…

  6. Anthony says:

    I’ve started my blog using WordPress 2.3 and it’s great. I managed to plugin Adsense ads without any problem and running smooth every since. Doing research on other plugins now …

  7. Taylor Hicks says:

    Even I am not very fond of watching the AF sessions. And truly this time it has simply come downright. But what’s more irritating is the public’s decision. I have always found public voting to be so unjust. You loose so many good celebs. Judges should definitely do something about the totally unjust eliminations happening. At least 60 percent of the performer’s score should be judge’s points and the rest to be in public’s hands. Had I been a millionare I would have made the best one to win every time!!!!!!!!!! MAY THE BEST ONE WIN.

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