I did some housekeeping here at www.jeffhester.net today, cleaning up some problems caused by legacy files being mixed in with the latest WordPress 2.3.2 stuff. In the process, I made a number of changes. One change that I particularly like is the inclusion of ContentRobot’s very cool iWPhone plug-in (see the screenshot for an example of how this blog looks on my iPhone).
I’ve also updated the theme using N.Design Studio’s Mac-inspired Glossy Blue. I’m very happy with the shades of blue and green, though I’ll probably end up creating my own version with similar colors and a wider layout eventually.
I’m currently using the following plug-ins (in alphabetical order):
Donncha’s Flickr Widget makes it easy to add a badge to your site. I’m using it for now, but I’m keeping my eyes open for something with greater configurability. I took a look at Erik Rasmussen’s Flash Flickr Badge Widget, which offers the configurability I want, but it caused problems (the WP Plugin page turned blank upon activating). So the search continues. If you know of anything better, please let me know.
Gregarious is an awesome social tagging plug-in that I also consider a must-have for WordPress bloggers. It is clean, simple, highly configurable and pretty fucking cool. That says a lot. Dont’ think; just get it and use it.
Alex King’s Twitter Tools are indispensible for Twitter users. It will show your most recent tweets, auto-notify your Twitter followers of your new blog posts, and give you the option of posting new tweets directly from your blog.
Viper’s Video QuickTags make it super easy to embed video content from YouTube and a slew of other popular video sites. No, it’s not particularly difficult to do it yourself, but hey, I’m lazy!
The relatively new WordPress.com Stats plug-in is also very nice. I’ve now got it installed on two blogs, and it seems to do a great job of providing all sorts of great data without any perceptible performance penalty. Nice.
And last, but not least, the venerable scalability powerhouse: wp-cache. If there was one thing I took away from this year’s WordCamp, it was that you mustuse wp-cache; it’s that good. I have it installed and activated, but not turned on. Next time I get dugg or slashdotted, I’ll quickly flip it on and let the server smoothly handle the extra load.
So there is the update for Sunday. I still have a long list of projects to write about, but I’ll get to that after dinner.