Wow, I had really let this blog fall by the wayside! 🙁
When I started the [30-day challenge][zero-to-hero] 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!
[image widget]: http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/image-widget/
[Stop Spammers]: http://wordpress.org/plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/
[Easy Recipe]: http://wordpress.org/plugins/easyrecipe/
[Facebook plugin]: http://wordpress.org/plugins/facebook/
[Simple Share Buttons]: http://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/
[syntax highlighting]: http://wordpress.org/plugins/syntaxhighlighter/
[broken link checker]: http://wordpress.org/plugins/broken-link-checker/