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Summary : WordPress Themes & Plugins 12 May 2010

Posted by Kathy E. Gill (@kegill) in Tools & Tech.

This is a summary of WordPress themes and plugins used in your sites.

  1. Danielle : techiesvsAIDS.info (Max is NOW!, several plugins)
  2. Elise : elisechisholm.net (Color Paper, several plugins)
  3. Elizabeth : gretionthego.com/wp/ (Notepad Chaos, Fast Secure Contact Form)
  4. Helen : A Bottle in Front of Me (Tropicala, several plugins)
  5. Holly : noellawoodcom.fatcow.com/uwwebtools/ (Themebuilder, several plugins)
  6. Janna : jannaquedado.com (Ipesity Personal Branding, several plugins)
  7. Jody :  ravennabryant.org (Magazine Basic by bavotasan.com; one aborted plugin)
  8. Leslie : SocialiteBulb (Pretty Theme, no additional plugins)
  9. Madeline : kegill.com/madeline (“distillate.”, several plugins )
  10. Marc : kegill.com/marc/ (Titan Theme, ?)
  11. Nicole : nicolesiegel.com/ (Bluebird 2.0, several plugins – need links)
  12. Pam :  PamKahl.com (Fen, hello :D 2.2, several plugins)
  13. Sarah : No site link (Thesis)
  14. Scott : deal-digger (I Like Content , several plugins)
  15. Stephen : smbphotography.net/com585/ (theme? http://woothemes.com/, several plugins – need links)
  16. Toni: elindioperu.com – link 404 (theme?, )


  • 30 Boxes – to show clients important upcoming dates when they will need merchandising (i.e. Mother’s Day)
  • About Me: [Need Link] Displays icon links to profile pages on other social networking sites
  • All in one SEO Pack
  • Applied Language Solutions Translation. Free Translation widget is provided by Applied Language Solutions http://www.appliedlanguage.com. When placed in your blog’s sidebar it allows users to select a language and have your entire blog translated into their selected language.
  • Beer Mapping badge, since it is a beer blog, though I don’t currently use the Beer Mapping site.
  • Clean-Contact is a contact for that users can fill out their contact information and a message.
  • Contact Form 7–Enables you to manage multiple contact forms and create a custom form
  • Cross-Theme Stylesheets.It will allow me to create a stylesheet no matter what theme I choose so that I can manipulate text, colors, etc.
  • Custom Login Page creates a WordPress login page complete with your logo and color scheme, which could be helpful if a website has multiple authors, etc..
  • Dagon Design Sitemap Generator was a great choice for my site because it has an automatic sitemap generator. Since I want my site to get picked up by search engines I thought a sitemap would only aid the process.
  • Favicon Manager – Adds a favicon to your blog’s URL
  • Featured Content Gallery.  Featured Content Gallery creates an automated, fully customizable rotating image gallery anywhere within your WordPress site.
  • Flickr widget – to have a rotative gallery on home page
  • Get Custom Field Values. This allows the blogger to use widgets or template tages to retrieve and control the aesthetic of any custom field values or meta data for posts or pages.
  • Google Analyticator automatically adds the Google javascript mode to every page, which allows users to study the metrics of
  • Google XML Sitemaps w/ qTranslate Support.  This plugin will create a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog. It supports all of the WordPress generated pages as well as custom ones. Everytime you edit or create a post, your sitemap is updated and all major search engines that support the sitemap protocol, like ASK.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO, are notified about the update.
  • JR Digg – allowing readers to share the posts through Digg.http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jr-digg/
  • JR Ratings – allows user to rate posts.http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jr-ratings/
  • JR TellYourFriends – in an effort to help promote the site.http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jr-tellyourfriends/
  • JR YouTube – to show videos relevant to topics on this blog.http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php/page/4?q=JR&sort=top-rated
  • LinkedIn Resume. Display your CV (also called Resume or Curriculum vitae) on your blog from your linkedIn public page information.
  • Maintenance Mode allows users to put a page of their design while they make changes to or design their WordPress site. It’s handy if you’re trying design changes that you’d prefer others not see before they are done.
  • Multi-Level Navigation Plugin allows users to create dropdown and slide out menus.
  • My Page Order is a plug that allows for custom page ordering. Page order is usually alphabetical in WordPress.
  • NextGen Gallery is a slick javascript based gallery for WordPress. It allows the drag and drop sorting of pictures.
  • No Self Pings: No Self Pings does as the name says, disables pinging from within my blog.
  • Page Links To allows a 302 or 301 on redirect.
  • Podcasting Plugin by TSG. The Podcasting plugin by TSG brings complete podcasting support to WordPress. Podcasting will take a file from somewhere on the web (either your site or another site) and it will add it to an iTunes-based feed. Podcasting also includes a player allowing visitors to your site to view the file on the web.
  • Share and Follow – Provides users the option to follow or share content through their favorite sites and networks. I recently made this change or break – I’m not exactly sure, but am trying to get it back to where I was.
  • Smart Youtube: [Need Link] Insert YouTube videos in posts, comments and RSS feeds with ease and full customization
  • Table of Contents Creator – allows the viewer to find contents easier http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=JR&sort=top-rated
  • TweetBlender is a plugin that can be configured to automatically follow multiple Twitter feeds, hashtags, etc., and post them in the sidebar of your blog.  I’m not sure if web crawlers see the feed and see it as an update.
  • Twitter Tools. Twitter Tools is a plugin that creates a complete integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account.
  • Wickett Twitter Widget, though I’m torn between it and widget available on the Twitter website. Twitter’s widget is more customizable and includes a handle’s avatar, while Wickett better matches the typography and overall design of the blog. However, Wickett bugs me because the text is blue while the links are gray– very counter-intuitive. Therefore, I currently have Twitter’s widget on my site rather than Wickett.
  • WordPress Database Backup–Allows you to backup your core WordPress database tables.
  • WordPress Stats.  Collects information about  pageviews, which posts and pages are the most popular, where traffic is coming from, and what people click on when they leave. Also adds a link to the dashboard which allows you to see all stats on a single page.
  • WP Greet Box. This plugin lets you show a different greeting message to your new visitors depending on their referrer url. For example, when a Digg user clicks through from Digg, they will see a message reminding them to digg your post if they like it. Another example, when a visitor clicks through from Twitter, they will see a message suggesting them to twit the post and follow you on Twitter.
  • WPtouch iPhone Theme – Theme support for mobile viewing
  • wp-Typography–Allows for greater control over blog typography.
  • Xhanch – My Twitter: [Need Link] Twitter plugin for wordp
  • YouTube Brackets–Enables embedding of YouTube videos.
  • YouTuber. Youtuber lets you embed YouTube videos in your posts very easily, and offers a few benefits over simply copying in YouTube’s embed code.


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