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.
WP Tiger Administration cleans up the WordPress Admin screen and gives you a sleek user interface.
If you’re familiar with the WP admin screens, they’re not the most user friendly ones to use.
Based on CSS2 (cascadiing style sheets), it’s design is compatible with Safari and Firefox.
Developer Steve Smith notes that “until Internet Explorer complies with CSS2 specifications, this plugin will default back to the original WordPress administration design. The plugin does this automagically, without the need for browser sniffing. If the browser is incapable of displaying CSS2, it will not display the updated design.”
Overall a very cool plug-in.
I like this and will be installing it.