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Improving Your WordPress Blog: Five Essential Plugins

Apr 23, 2010, 00:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)


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"WordPress is a full-featured and simple to use publishing platform, and it just gets better with each release. But even as good as the standard WordPress release is, you can always make it just a little bit better. In this guide, we'll look at five plugins that will help protect your blog from spam and malware, simplify keeping backups, and even help you make a little cash off your blog if you're so inclined.

"The WordPress community has developed thousands of plugins and themes. If you haven't tried out WordPress plugins yet, you owe it to yourself and your blog to give them a try. They're amazingly easy to set up and can boost the functionality of WordPress by quite a lot. Reckless Assumptions

"Before starting, a few reckless assumptions. This is aimed at people using WordPress who have a bit of experience with the platform, but aren't expert users of WordPress or PHP developers who can knock up any feature they care like wrangling into WordPress.

"This guide also assumes that you're running a recent release of WordPress, preferably the most current stable release (which would be 2.9.2 as of publication)."

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