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Preferred WordPress Blog Plugins

It’s been quite some time since I posted my last list of preferred WordPress plugins.  Since the HomeGain Real Estate Blog is all about helping real estate agents succeed, I thought this would be a great place to post an update. 
Man have things changed!  WordPress has always had great plugin’s, but I really think it’s reaching a breakout point.  After installing the right stuff, WordPress behaves like an incredibly functional CMS for a highly dynamic website (not just a blog.) 

Without further adieu, here’s my list of preferred plugins for WordPress blogs:

Akismet – There’s a reason this plugin comes standard with every WP install.  It’s the only spam plugin you need.
Lucia’s Linky Love – In my opinion, this is the cadillac of do-follow plugins.  Most do-follow comment plugins blindly follow any commentator link on your website or blog.  This makes it really tough to let marginal comments through — even though the commentator might simply be uncreative, rather than spam commenting.  Lucia’s allows you to set a minimum # of comments before the links are followed, and allows you to follow any specific comment that you don’t like, along with a number of other useful settings.
Minimum Comment Length – I’ll say it right now — Joost de Valk is the man.  Not simply because of this plugin, but because I’m currently rocking 3 of his WP plugins and 2 of his Firefox extensions.  Minimum Comment Length does what it says — you set a minimum comment length and you frustrate the daylights out of spam commentators. Continue reading this post


Posted by: Eric Bramlett on October 14th, 2008 under Blogging and Social Networking


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