BTS : WordPress Plugins

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TECHGEEK BTS is a brand new series of blog posts which showcase what happens behind the scenes at From questions about the site to things we use to help cover the site, we hope you enjoy reading all the hard work that we have done to build the site. And our very first subject is what WordPress plug-ins we use on our site – and since WordPress is the largest blogging software out there, it makes sense to write a post like this.

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Akismet – Can’t go wrong with Akisment. This anti-spam comments plugin makes sure that we aren’t inundated with comments about Viagra.

Batch Categories – This plugin makes it easier to add categories to posts; especially when you have over 1,200+ posts in your entire archive.

Category Selector Back to the SidebarWordPress 2.5 and above changed the entire UI of the admin section, and we were getting annoyed over the fact that the category box was not on the sidebar, but below the post itself. But now that is all over.

Custom Login Logo – Changes the login/register section to allow us to add our logo.

Embedded Video – We don’t use it anymore, but we did use it before – this is still up since we still want to see the videos we posted when using it.

FeedList – Powers The Journal sidebar section.

OpenID – Powers the OpenID login section of our website.

Register Plus – Adds more functions to the registration form, like your own password – not some random crap password that you have to change after logging in.

Simple Tags – Same reason as Batch Categories, but with the focus on tags. We really should start tagging some of the posts without tags, but that needs a lot of work.

WP-PageNavi – Powers the pagination system on our archives and index pages.

WPhone – Brings an mobile admin interface to our blog; much powerful than the WordPress iPhone app, especially since it allows to moderate comments.

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