So you’ve carefully installed WordPress, you’ve made it look exactly how you like with a decent theme, you’ve maybe installed some fancy plugins and you’ve crafted some fine posts and Pages. In short, you’ve put a lot of time and effort into your site.
Then, one day, you load up your site in your browser, and find that it’s not there, or it redirects to a porn site, or your site is full of adverts for performance-enhancing drugs. What do you do?
Verlede week was ek by ‘n LAN van die NG Kerk Pierre van Rhyneveld. Dit het Donderdag om 14:00 begin en het geduur tot die Vrydag 17:00. Die organiseerders het elke minuut ‘n foto geneem en dit saamgestel in ‘n video. Dankie aan BigfootMk120 vir al die reÃ«lings en moeite; dit was feeste!
O koud is die windjie
En blink in die dof-lig
So wyd as die Heer se genade,
LÃª die velde in sterlig en skade.
En hoog in die rande,
Versprei in die brande,
Is die grassaad aan roere
Soos winkende hande.
O treurig op wysie
op die ooswind se maat,
Soos die lied van â€˜n meisie
in haar liefde verlaat.
In elkâ€™ grashalm se vou
blink â€˜n druppel van dou,
en vinnig verbleek dit
tot ryp in die kou!
I use WordPress every day and find that some plug-ins are just better than others. A robust plugin will be compatible with most WordPress versions or at least degrade gracefully when others will break the design or even show a blank page.
Here are a few plug-ins I use regularly (listed from A to Z):
Anti-spam plugin from the guys at Automattic. Included with WordPress by default.
All in One SEO Pack
Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog. For when your theme needs further optimization.
Recently turned open source. Easily create multi-page form-to-emails while capturing it in the database as well.
There are plenty of good Google Analytics plug-ins availible. This one creates a dashboard widget with a graph and popular keywords.
Google XML Sitemaps
Generates a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com to better index your blog.
A complete integration between your WordPress blog and Twitter. Bring your tweets into your blog and pass your blog posts to Twitter. Show your tweets in your sidebar, and post tweets from your WordPress admin.
Adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress blog.
WP Security Scan
Perform security scan of WordPress installation and helps reduces the risk of being hacked.
Which plug-ins you will use depends on what you want to do, but these are the ones I most frequently use. Post your favourite plug-ins in the comments below.