Posted on July 4, 2008
After Installing WordPress, What’s Next?
Malaysia Blogosphere is mushrooming handsomely over these past few months. I take it most are still dumbstruck with what to do next. What plugin to use? How to retain reader’s interest? Here’s a few tips on the plugin I used at NH.
WordPress Threaded Comment
This is by far the most essential plugin you’ll ever need. How many times have you replied to commentators but never heard from them since then? Countless? This plugin will solve your agony. Just like in my comment area, my visitor will receive an email if their comment are replied. This will re-attract the original commentator. Isn’t that smart?
1 Bit Audio Player
A very simple and lightweight Flash audio player for previewing tracks in a WordPress blog. Easy to activate, just provide a link to an MP3, everything else is automated.
ajaxContact is a drop in form for users to contact you. It can be implemented on a page or a post. It’s fairly important for you to have a contact page, guest do not necessarily want to leave comment, especially on private matter.
This is a must for anti spam protection. If you hate the anti-spam image verification like in blogger.com, use this. Akismet automatically captures email and flags comment with many links.
All In One SEO Pack
If you want Google to find you easily, use this. Paste your headline and some of your content. Close your eyes and cross your finger, Mr Google will find you.
Plugin to show a link to the last post from the commenters blog in their comment. Just activate and it’s ready. Currently parses with wordpress, blogspot, typepad and blogs that have a feed link in the head section of their page. (I’ve modified mine)
Get Recent Comment
Display the most recent comments or trackbacks with your own formatting in the sidebar. Example, on your right.
If you click on any of the thumbnail in this page, a special effect will take place. That’s called LightView. Go and make your site look cooler. Activate it and continue below. (notably slower loading time, but it’s pure awesome)
Once you have activated LightView, you can use this plugin to upload many images at once. Be sure to use ‘Link to: File’ to activate LightView effect.
Show Top Commentator
Reward your commentators with their links on the sidebar with this plugin.
Now, make my day and produce the best user experience blog ➡
Oh hell, I’ll just give you my modified plugins. Download it here!
(like always, unpack it in your wp-content/plugin and activate it)
ps: I would really appreciate it if you could link back to me 😉