Here’s an extension of my earlier traffic generation post and I’ll go through some of the plugins I use on this blog.
Used correctly, you will rank highly on the blog directories and aggregators like Technorati and bloglines, and the results pages on the trinity of search engines (Google, Yahoo! and MSN Search or Live.com).
Here’re five of my favourite WordPress plugins:
I was checking out my buddy Rachit’s blog and it led me to Alex King’s blog.
Alex is involved with the development of the WordPress blogging platform (of which this blog is based on) and I checked out one of the plugins he’s developed.
It blew my mind away. (more…)
There are wordpress plug-ins and then there are wordpress plug-ins.
And sometimes if you’re lucky, you encounter wordpress plug-ins!
Some plug-ins are kinda funky, like Hello Dolly! from Matt Mullenweg (aka Photo Matt) founding developer of WordPress. Matt also holds the distinction of being the #1 most important Matt in the world (according to google).
What does Hello Dolly do? For the non-Wordpress initiaited: It’s not just a plugin! It symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed up in two words sung most famously by Louis Armstrong: Hello, Dolly.
The effect?: When activated you will randomly see a lyric from Hello, Dolly in the upper right of your admin screen on every page.
Interesting plug-in. A bit lacking in the purely functional department, but otherwise good for your soul.
Then you have other plug-ins which help you do useful stuff, like link related posts, insert tags that help you get your blog found more easily (and hopefully bring more traffic).
I had a moment of ooh-ahh, when I chanced upon this plug-in while surfing the net earlier.