To help in this process of customizing WordPress, I have used the following plugins which I find are great for any WordPress standalone installation. Also, before I continue, it is important to mention for all you beginners out there that the plugins (& customizing overall) can only be done on stand alone installations. This cannot be used on WordPressWordPress.com.
- TDO Mini Forms – This one allowed me to make a custom Ask Ivi form
- All in One SEO – This allows me, and SEO aficionado, to add in custom meta descriptions and keywords for google
- Google XML Sitemaps generator – Tells google spiders which pages to crawl, including new ones, automatically
- PicasaImport – lets you see my public albums on Picasa as an rss feed.
- WP-RSSImport – I’m obbsessed with msn today screen and this lets me take their rss feed and share it with you.
- Yet Anothor Related Posts Plugin – lastly but definately not least, this plugin shows you any post that I may have that could be related to this topic.
Take these plugins out for a spin. If you have any questions on how I set them up and used them, let me know and I’ll try to help you out. Happy web designing!