I’m often asked which is my favourite Wordpress plugin.  A difficult question to answer since I have 20 plugins on this site and they’re all my favourites! Each of those plugins is there for a specific (but different) reason.  And within each reason, the plugin I’ve activated is my favourite.   So it would be better… . . . Read more

Searching on Wordpress blogs has always been one of their weaker functionalities. I’m not a techie, so I don’t understand the algorithms behind searching, but I do know that whenever I tried out the search feature on my own blogs the results were dismal. Which was probably costing me readers. So I went in search… . . . Read more

For those of us who know they should be thanking people for commenting on our blogs but who let this discipline slip because of the sheer logistics of it, I found a great tool today: The Thank Me Later plugin. You can customise it with your own ‘from name’, ‘from email address’ and whatever message… . . . Read more

Note: I re-read this article recently and found it needed updating, so I’ve added the update at the end. Also: please read through the comments – there are specific, step-by-step set up instructions there, more detailed than in the article itself. I got a question from a friend the other day on how to set… . . . Read more