Mo Upgrades

FINALLY I fixed the comments. Ugh that was hard. I have no idea how I fixed it. I installed some new plugins. Then removed one and it started working.
The one I added and then removed was ShiftThis.net | Swift SMTP. It didn’t work at all. I gave it my smtp information and it just choked. Then I removed it and it’s happy now. I received a comment notification. While playing around in there, I also added a few plugins, some of which are pretty nice.

Here is my current set of WordPress plugins.

  1. Akismet – Pretty good at getting rid of spam from comments, but the problem with it is that it has a few false positives and they are buried in a sea of pharaceutical and sex spam comments.  I am not sure if I need this on at all at this point with HashCash (See below)
  2. All in One SEO Pack – This adds meta tags to my pages.  Is this a god thing?  I don’t know.  Does it matter?  Still dunno.  It’s best practice.  I don’t think it hurts, but I don’t think it matters much either.  I feel more happy when my Google PageRank is high, so I guess I should do it.
  3. Dean’s Code Highlighter – When I want to write jQuery code, this is a super easy way to show it.
  4. FeedBurner FeedSmith -This one is like the SEO pack.  I have no idea if this is good or what.  I dont even know exactly what I am trying to do.  I guess I want to know who is subscribing to my blog.
  5. Google XML Sitemaps – Like the SEO thing, I am only doing this for the vague hope that my pageRank would increase one.
  6. One Click Plugin Updater  – This is supposed to update my plugins with one click.  It notifies me when one of the plugins has a new version, but throws an error when I try to upgrade something.
  7. Script Enabler – Allows me to put inline jQuery script in the blog post.  This is nice, but I don’t do it very much.  I usually use my sandbox.
  8. Simple Trackback Validation – Avoids certain kinds of spam links. Works very well.  Great plugin.
  9. Subscribe To Comments – Do I need this?  If you previously posted a comment, would you get an email on the follow-up.  They don’t have this on Ajaxian, but they should.  Anyway, it’s there now.  It’s styling is really ugly, but it is there.
  10. WordPress.com Stats – This is new from WordPress.  It’s very interesting.  I highly suggest taking a peek.  I need to compare it to Google Analytics.
  11. WordPress Hashcash – Greta plugin.  Has reduced my spam to nearly zero.  No false positives possible.  LOVE IT.
  12. wp-cache – Supposedly makes the pages load faster.  I cant tell the difference.  Anyone?
  13. WP-Cats -A VERY nice plugin to help me manage the old uncategorized.  I need to do some of that soon.

Anyway, that’s my list.  Anyone got more that they love?

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