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.
- 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)
- 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.
- Dean’s Code Highlighter – When I want to write jQuery code, this is a super easy way to show it.
- 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.
- Google XML Sitemaps – Like the SEO thing, I am only doing this for the vague hope that my pageRank would increase one.
- 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.
- 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.
- Simple Trackback Validation – Avoids certain kinds of spam links. Works very well. Great plugin.
- 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.
- 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.
- WordPress Hashcash – Greta plugin. Has reduced my spam to nearly zero. No false positives possible. LOVE IT.
- wp-cache – Supposedly makes the pages load faster. I cant tell the difference. Anyone?
- 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?