Michael from sw-guide.de initiated a blog carnival about favourite WordPress plugins. For the case that you now ask yourself what a blog carnival is – I just also wondered that. The explanation can be found here.
Anyway, I think this campaign is quite funny, and so I participate as well. I use relatively plenty of plugins (in my opinion), ’cause I dig gimmicks like polls or the Askme plugin.
At present I dabble in writing an own plugin, a pinboard script – indeed I am getting nowhere with it currently. But as the phrase goes, practice makes perfect! Time will tell. Tomorrow is another day. Okay okay, I’m already quitting! :bla: :D
Back to topic. My favourite plugins in random order:
- Custom Smileys: A plugin which allows you to administrate your smileys in the admin menu and inserts clickable smileys below the comment form. :god1:
- Askme WP 2.1: Creates an Askme page on which your visitors can leave questions using a form. Then you answer the question in the admin menu, and question plus answer show up on the page.
- Language Switcher: With this plugin you can make your whole blog bi- or multilingual. An absolutely ingenious plugin which I would almost declare as my number 1. There is a very detailed an good explanation about it on the plugin page.
- Gravatars 2: With this you can make the commentator’s Gravatar show up next to each comment, provided he has one.
- Zap_NewWindow: Opens extern links in a new tab/window automatically without using target=_blank. Very useful especially if you don’t want to dispense with that function, but do use valid XHTML Strict.
There are a few more plugins I use, but these I like most of all. :applaus: