Here is a list of the plugins that I use on the Langwitches Blog, powered by WordPress
- AddThis– Social Bookmarking Sharing Widget
- Anarchy Media Player– will play any simple href link to mp3, flv, Quicktime mov, mp4, m4v, m4a, m4b, 3gp as well as Windows wmv, avi and asf files, in the appropriate player on your web page.
- AudioPlayer– single track mp3 player.
- Contact Form – Contact Form ][ is a drop-in form that allows site visitors to contact you. It can be implemented easily (via QuickTags) within any post or page.
- PhotoDropper -ï¿½ It searches for Creative Commons licensed photos – images that are licensed for shared use – and lets you drop them into your posts – right from your dashboard with just 1 click.
- PodPress-ï¿½ gives you everything you need in one easy plugin to use WordPress for Podcasting.
- SimpleTags– Allows you to create a list of Technorati tags at the bottom of your post by providing a comma separated list of tags between the [tags] tags.
- SlideShare– A filter for WordPress that displays slideshare.net presentations
- Spam Karma 2– Ultimate Spam Killer for WordPress.
- Subscribe To Comments– Allows readers to receive notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry.
- TwitThis– Places the TwitThis badge on your site
- VoiceThread– Allows easy addition of VoiceThreads to a WordPress blo
- WordPress Database Backup– On-demand backup of your WordPress database
My first question is… since I now know that you use WordPress, why is it that even though I am logged into wordpress.com I do not register automatically with your blog commenting system? I use edublogs.org’s wordpress, but I also have a separate wordpress.com user account that I am logged into right now… I want my little avatar to appear here, haha!
Anyway, I use:
Addthis Social Bookmarking, TwitThis (widget not plugin), Contact Form, Anarchy Media Player, voicethread (via Anarchy), SlideShare (via Anarchy), Google Analytics, Aggr RSS feed, Subscribe to Comments.
Those are WordPress plugins; but, I use a bunch of other widgets and such that give similar functionality (actually I just embed TwitThis as a widget, not as a wordpress plugin). Just as voicethreads and slideshare are used with Anarchy, not a separate plugin.
Acutally, I use a lot of text boxes with a variety of widgets like Google Reader, Technorati, ClustrMaps, FeedJit, MyBlogLog (which along with ClustrMaps is an edublogs.org wordpress plugin).
Last night I tested the Meebo Me chat widget, and although it was good for my visitors, it was a little unproductive for me since I had to sit on the Meebo.com site to use it, which visitors could interact with me directly thru my blog page.
That is a great list of plugins. I was only aware of 7 of them. Thanks for the tip!
That is a great list of plugins. 10q
I’ve just put up a wordpress blog on my hosting server using siteground’s simple to use fantastico tool in c panel. However, it comes with some very basic css styles. By hosting my own, how do I put the widgets in and make all the modifications and add plugins? Don’t they work with php or asp which I don’t really know how to use? Any help you could give me would be really appreciated.
It will depend on the WordPress theme if widgets are enabled and what kind of css style your blog layout has. If you are hosting your own wordpress, you will need to search and then upload the themes files into your wp-content folder. The same with the WP plugins. Once they are uploaded (via FTP) to the right folder you can choose another theme (through presentations) and activate the desired plugins .
Enjoy! It is a lot of fun playing with plugins and themes.