Wow, I had really let this blog fall by the wayside!
When I started the 30-day challenge earlier this month, I knew one of the urgent things that needed to be done was a full update of the blog software, theme, and plug-ins. I finally got it done! WordPress is up-to-date, along with the twentyten theme and all my active plug-ins. I also took this opportunity to delete old themes and plug-ins that are obsolete, stale, or unlikely to be used.
When I updated the twentyten theme, I was expecting to see a widget for images in my admin panel. After all, the Zero-to-Hero post links to an image widget page which makes it seem like that’s a regular feature. Or maybe it’s only applicable to a wordpress.com hosted site? Anyway, I wanted to add a zero-to-hero badge/widget, and since there doesn’t seem to be one built in I’m trying out Image-widget and Simple-image-widget.
Some other plug-ins/features that I’d like to add are:
- additional spam protection (Akismet is great, but I get too much comment spam to check for false positives — Stop Spammers is looking good!)
- recipe support, maybe Easy Recipe?
- the official Facebook plugin and possibly Simple Share Buttons
- syntax highlighting (for source code)
- some “support” plugins such as Jetpack, broken link checker, and GoogleMaps
I’ve uploaded all of those, but I still have to activate and test them, including making sure they don’t interfere with each other!