Yesterday I had an email from an advertiser asking if their ads could just appear on my homepage, and I knew my theme couldn’t do it so I’d have to hunt for a plugin. Now there are 18,964 WordPress plugins at the moment – where to start? I tried a couple of custom sidebar ones and they were crap and then on the Parent Blogger Facebook site Heather recommended ‘Widget Logic’. It was perfect and did exactly what I wanted it to in seconds – thanks Heather!
And that got me thinking, what are your favourite plugins? What could your blog not function without? What little gems do you use? I don’t do a whole lot that is fancy on here, but the ones I’ve used and like are:
Akismet – Keeps away the crazy Spam.
Background Patterns – lots of subtle background patterns you can install in seconds.
Tabber Widget – Add tabs to your sidebar.
Ultimate Thesis Theme Options – Brillant for adding widget areas to Thesis Theme.
WP Google Fonts – Adds Google fonts to where ever you want them on your page.
WP-Protect – You can stop right clicking and protect your blog.
WPtouch – Mobilises your site for mobile devices.
Instagram for WordPress – Nice plugin for showing off your photos in the sidebar.
GetMeCooking Recipe Template – nice for adding recipes to your site.
Linkwithin – not a plugin but a bit of code you can get from their site which generates posts which maybe of interest to your readers.
What are your favourite plugins? I can’t wait to hear about some new ones so I can play with them 🙂