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I’ve recently been looking at Google’s speed test tool and working to increase the speed of some of the sites I interact with daily. Where as there are things that we, as blog owners, can control, a lot of speeding up WordPress falls in the hands of plugin developers.
Here is what WordPress plugins developers can do to help us all out:
1. Set the Height and Width of Images
I know this is an easy one not to do, and it’s one of the most common issues that Google reported, but it’s so easy. Please set the height and width of all images in your plugin.
This is quite possibly the greatest plugin ever!* You can now get the Made on a Mac WordPress plugin that will automatically insert a button to your blog that states your blog was made on a Mac. How cool is that?!
The initial release is extremely basic. Just install it and enable it. That’s all. It hooks into Worpress via the wp_meta function and will place the button after that information. Usually that’s in the sidebar where it says Meta. If you don’t have that function in your theme, which isn’t completely out of the ordinary, you can manually add some code in. Just see the install page.
A week or so ago I released a FeedBurner StandardStats plugin for WordPress over at my BloggerDesign.com blog. It’s purpose was to make it easy to add FeedBurners new (and free) stats program into a WordPress blog.
An interesting side effect was that it also inserts FeedFlare into your posts as well. This makes it extremely easy to install and configure both items without ever having to mess with the template.
If your interested, check out the FB StandardStats plugin and give it a go.
When WordPress 2.0 launched, I thought the admin area looked quite nice. However, the Tiger Administration plugin takes WordPress’ admin look and feel to a whole new level.
See for yourself:
This makeover is curtsy of the Tiger Administration plugin from the Ordered List.
I’ve just installed a new plugin to allow you to follow post comments via email.
After commenting on some posts, then never hearing back from the people again, I wonder if the even remember they asked me a question. So I got the Subscribe to Comments plugin.
Now, just enter in your email address, click the subscribe button and you’ll be notified whenever someone adds to a new comment to the post you are subscribed to.
Please note, I just installed it and I’m pretty sure it’s working right. But it hasn’t been fully tested. If you find issues with it, contact me.