I just spent about 2 hours today playing with and researching plugins.Ã‚Â Geesh I’ve gotta just say Wordpress is freaking awesome!Ã‚Â My wordpress installation is now so far away from default that even Google might have to reindex my domain as a new website
Ã‚Â Some of the awesome thing I’ve added you can’t even see because most of it was SEO friendly type add-ons, as well as just general thing to enrich the user experience while on my site.Ã‚Â At least I hope so
Ã‚Â Below I’ll try and list all the plugins that I just installed along with a description of them.
By FAR!!!Ã‚Â The most important plugin that I installed today was the “Google Sitemaps” addition.Ã‚Â
- WordPress 2 compatible
- No PHP skills needed
- Has a user interface where you can customize all parameters like change frequencies, priorities etc.
- Available in thirteen languages
- Generates a static XML file in your Blog directory (Filename is customizable)
- Can generate a gzipped version of the sitemap
- Generates a sitemap for homepage, posts, static pages, categories and archive pages
- Calculates a priority for each post, based on the number of comments (You can also turn this off)
- The XML file gets automatically rebuilt if you change/edit/create/publish a post
- Tells Google automatically about changes via Google-Ping
- You can include external pages which arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t generated by WordPress or are not recognized by this plugin
- You can define a minimum post priority, which will override the calculated value if itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s too low
- Includes a WordPress filter for other plugins which can add their pages to the sitemap
Another really cool one that took me forever to find.Ã‚Â Was the “Subscribe Bookmarks” plugin which you can see below above the comments section with all the little boxes.
Social Bookmarks (formerly known as Social Bar) is a WordPress plugin that adds a list of XHTML compliant graphic links at the end of your posts that allow your visitors to easily submit them in a number of different social bookmarking sites. You can see the plugin in action at the end of the article (just before the comments section). Furthermore, the plugin adds a page in the WordPress admin section that lets you customize it. See the Customization section below for details.
The following 26 sites are supported:
- Feed Me Links!
- Yahoo My Web
- Google Bookmarks
- Stumble Upon
- Tailrank (New)
- Bloglines (New)
Ã‚Â Bot Allow Content – If you serve only summaries through your feeds, this plugin allows pre-defined bots to read and index the full content. By GNot.
This WordPress plugin allows pre-defined bots to index the full content of your posts through the RSS and Atom feeds. Obviously, it could be useful only to those who serve summaries of their posts.
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