RSS Directory

Many people ask me what WordPress plugins I have implemented on to make this blog what it is. Here’s the complete list:

This plugin comes standard with a default WordPress installation. All you have to do is activate the plugin and get your own WordPress API key. This could very well be the best plugin available. It will filter out most of the spam comments your blog receives before they are published.

All-in-one SEO
The all-in-one SEO pack will help you to rank better in the search engines by allowing you to customize your title, META keywords and description for every page and post on your blog.

The DoFollow plugin will remove the default “nofollow” attribute on your blog’s comments, thus enabling the search engine spiders to follow visitor’s links from your site.

If you have the need to run any PHP code from within your widget, it will not work with the default WordPress configuration. Installing ExecPHP will allow you to do this.

The Feedburner plug-in redirects all requests for your default WordPress RSS feed and redirects them to your Feedburner feed. Once you create a Feedburner account you can download the plugin from their website.

Full Text RSS Feed
Many people use the <!–more–> feature in WordPress to keep your entire post from showing on the homepage. This plugin will make sure that your entire post is included in your RSS feed.

Recent Comments
This will display the most recent comments on your blog wherever you choose. For example, you can display the last 5 comments in your sidebar. This plugin is available to download from the developer’s website.

This plugin will allow you to automatically display each users MyBlogLog avatar next to their comments in your blog. Download this plugin from

Top Commentators
Show your appreciation to those who comment on your blog by using the top commentators plugin to display their names and URL on your sidebar.

Sniplets are like little macros for your blog. The sniplet plugin allows you to insert text, HTML and even PHP code wherever you want inside your posts. I use sniplets at the end of every blog post to remind my visitors to subscribe to my RSS feed.

Social Bookmark Creator
TwisterMc’s social bookmark creator plugin will enable you to easily add links to your posts where your readers can submit them to all the popular social networking sites such as Digg, StumbleUpon, reddit, etc.

Subscribe To Comments
As an additional effort to increase visitor commenting, I started using this plugin a little over one month after opening my blog. My only regret is that I didn’t integrate this plugin from day one. Subscribe to comments will allow your visitors to opt-in to automatically receive email notifications of any replies to your posts. They can also unsubscribe at any time.

This very customizable plugin allows your visitors to rate your posts, and will calculate each posts average rating. For example, you can rate each post on SiteFever on a scale of 1-5 stars. Because I am such a fan of this plugin, I have been very surprised at the small percentage of visitors who use it to rate my posts. Regardless of this, I will still continue to use this plugin on my blog. It can be downloaded from

Brian’s Threaded Comments
Another plugin I regret not implementing sooner is Brian’s threaded comments. It allows visitors to reply to individual comments rather than just posting your comment at the end of the line. This plugin is a very helpful tool which will help keep your post comments organized and easy to follow.

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4 Comments to “Plugins Used” »

Comment by Suzie Cheel
Sep 03 2007 at 6:27 pm

Interesting to see what you use, I am about to revamp my site- i like your template as well- your design?
Off to try your Do Follow example

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Comment by J. Robinson
Sep 03 2007 at 6:32 pm

Yes, this theme just went online as of September 1st. I designed it myself and already in the first three days it really seems to be paying off in terms of income opportunities!

Thanks for the nice comments about the site & the PDF.

Comment by GnomeyNewt
Sep 13 2007 at 6:06 pm

Hey John, don’t you use a plugin for your in-house advertising too? I thought I remember you posting it but I can’t seem to locate it.

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Comment by Press Release - Dan
Jun 30 2009 at 1:50 pm

I will try your Do Follow example too.

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