[sc:wordpress-category ]Finding WordPress plugins can be a daunting task for site admins, the plugin repository just has too many plugins to realistically browse through to find what you want and searching can be hit and miss as naming and functionality only sometimes go together.
I’ve used WordPress for over a year here and I still find new plugins that are useful, two new ones I’ve started using are:
Duplicate Post is a nice little add-on to the posts/pages list that let you clone or duplicate a post, which is handy if you are making the same kind of post each week. I’m actually using this primarily on another site where I do a weekly update to several projects I’m working on. Duplicate Post makes it easy to copy last weeks update and make whatever changes are required and post it again.
Subscribe2 is an e-mail subscription plugin, allowing people to follow JumbleCat through e-mail instead of RSS. I’ve been looking for this kind of plugin for a while and I’m not all that happy with Subscribe2, but it does work. This biggest nit-pick I have is that it only send plain text e-mail unless you “upgrade” for $40 to the “HTML” version plus support and upgrade “packages”. I’m sure for a site that makes money that’s no problem, but this blog is just for my own personal gratification.
I’m thinking I might have to build an e-mail subscription plugin myself, but I’m not that annoyed with Subscribe2 yet ;).