What do you know about WordPress plug ins? Do you have favourites? I guess we all do have our favourites. We have probably all had plug ins that simply haven’t benefited us in any way too. I activated one on my blog once that stopped me being able to reply to comments in the dashboard. I could only reply as a new visitor. Now that is not good! I soon discovered the plug in that was causing the problem, and as soon as I deactivated it the problem was solved. Pity, as I thought the plug in was a good addition to my blog.
There are some great guides out about which plug ins will benefit you and your blog. The first guide I ever read was Sally Neill’s Essential WordPress Plug Ins. Although it’s been out for some time now it still is a very good starting point.
Of course one of the disadvantages of having a vast number of plug ins running on your blog is it can slow the blog loading down considerably. I read a great post about this over on Barry Wells’ blog. You can see the post by clicking here.
One plug in that can save that from happening so much is the Commentluv Premium plug in. Now you may already know that you can get the Commentluv plug in for free, and you can also get the G.A.S.P. plug in for free, but Andy Bailey, the developer of these two great plug ins has developed Commentluv Premium, a plug in that combines the features of 8 different plug ins, therefore reducing the number you need to run on your site. It also has additional features not available in the free versions. You can check out Commentluv Premium, that is currently on offer at a very low price, by clicking here.
Many people who create plug ins spend a lot of time and effort on their production so it’s always great to be able to give them something in return. Look for the ‘cup of coffee’ button on their site and make a small donation if you have used a free plug in that has been a great help to you. The developer will be really pleased with anything you can send. Just think how well they would do if everyone who downloaded a free plug in sent just $1 to the creator!