Yesterday I shared part 1 of the plugins I use on my WordPress blog. Here’s the rest of the list!
nrelate Related Content: If you look at the very bottom of a post on my blog you’ll see this plugin in action. It shows several thumbnail images and titles linking to related posts. I moved it so that it appears below everything else. Other similar plugins are LinkWithin and Yet Another Related Post. (Shel Horowitz introduced me to this plugin.)
SexyBookmarks: One of my favorites, this is the sharing plugin that has the little images that jump when you touch your mouse to them. It’s fun. It’s eye catching. And when I switched from a less noticeable one to this one, my stats showed more people sharing my posts.
TinyMCE Advanced: Small upgrades to the built in WYSIWYG editor. I still have some issues with this one when I have specific formatting I want, but it’s better – I can choose fonts, sizes, etc. If anyone’s got suggestions on other options for the WYSIWYG I’d be very interested!
Top Commentators Widget: Look to the right for the “Chatty” box to see what this plugin does. You can tell it how many people to show and whether to show their photos. Great way to reward and feature your top commenters.
TweetMeMe Retweet Button: Top right of all my posts have this button so they’re easy to retweet. It shows how many times a post has been tweeted, too.
Twitter Tools: Automatically sends a tweet to Twitter from my account when a new blog post goes live on my blog.
W3 Total Cache: This is a caching plugin that makes static HTML versions of your blog posts/pages so everything loads faster. WP Super Cache is an alternative.
WordPress.com Stats: Easy integration with the WordPress.com stats tracking.
WordPress Editorial Calendar: Awesome, awesome plugin if you write posts ahead of time (you do, because it makes life so much easier, right?). Amy Sue told me about this one. You can drag and drop to re-order which dates you want posts to go live on, and see a whole month at a time.
WP-Cumulus: Takes the boring tag cloud and makes it into the visually interesting spinning one you can see on the right side of this page under “What I’m Blogging About.” Fat Cloud also makes a very cool tag cloud animator plugin.
EzineArticles: Makes it easy to submit my blog posts as articles into the EzineArticles.com system.
WP Security Scan: Great plugin for basic WordPress security.
What’s missing from my lists? Got any great plugins or widget-y features you love that you want to share? Put ’em in the comments and I’ll compile another post with a list of everyone’s suggestions, with credit to you for your comment and a link to your website.