[sc:wordpress-category ]This is the latest in an ongoing series of posts here at JumbleCat about the plugins I find useful for WordPress.
The first three were:
- Happy 1st Birthday JumbleCat! AKA WordPress Plugins!
- Total Backup for WordPress
- Some More WordPress Plugins
Since then I’ve added quite a few more to JumbleCat.
After The Deadline for Comments
This plugin allows your users to use After the Deadline when writing comments, a nice touch that hopefully improves the quality of the writing!
Automatic Updates/WP Updates Notifier
I’m combining these two as I’ll probably disable WP Updates Notifier soon but I think it’s worth a mention if you don’t want to use Automatic Updates.
First off Automatic Updates does pretty much what it says, when an update to either the WP Core, plugin or theme is available, it automatically installs it. You can select which of the three you want to do and it sends you a nice little e-mail when it runs so you know something has changed on your site.
Of course for many premium sites that have lots of visitors this may not be the best thing to do as updates can sometimes break things. In this case I highly recommend WP Updates Notifier as it will send you an e-mail when an update is available, letting you test it before you go ahead and update your production site 🙂
Highlight Search Terms
Another plugin that is aptly named. If a user searches your site, this plugin highlights the search terms that were found on the page.
PHP Server Info
Anyone who’s run a web server with PHP or done any kind of PHP development knows that php_info() is pretty much a required part debugging. This plugin adds a menu item to the WordPress admin interface that show’s you the output and nice and clean fashion.
Rich Text Editor For Comments
Much like After the Deadline for Comments, this plugin enhances your users commenting life with the same kind of rich editor found when creating posts etc. This plugin seems to have disappeared from WordPress.org and the author’s site doesn’t seem to be available right now either.
Always Remember Me
This is a new plugin by Ozh who created the awesome “Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu“. It auto checks the “Remember Me” during login and extends the remembered timeframe from 2 weeks to 1 year.
This plugin allows a user to delete themselves. Simple and to the point.
Inactive User Deleter
Finally this plugin allows you to search for users based on various criteria and then delete them in bulk. Useful if you have a lot of spam users that register.