Pimping out WordPress
WordPizzle to the Shizzle, yo
I don't know what it is with me and having to bolt on every, sometimes unnecessary, extra to software that allows me to do it. It's no different with WordPress and plugins. Same goes with Firefox and extensions (that's gonna be another post).
Sure most of it is for functionality, but a lot of it is because I like to tweak things to the point of death. But it does amaze me that so many people are happy with the base functionality that WordPress provides and instead concentrate on the visual customisation (which unfortunately seem to be mostly poorly ported versions of Kubrick).
The big push that I got was having to customize client websites to bend WordPress beyond it's normally used for (a blogging tool) towards more of a full CMS. This exposed me to a wider range of plugins that would also cross-over into the blogosphere as well.
I will leave the focus on using WordPress for a CMS to another post (i'm trying to save up a list of topics I want to write about), and concentrate on listing the plugins that are in use on this site with reasons for choosing them. This gives me the opportunity to give "props" to the plugin developers, but also give an insight to others who may like what I have done here and want to get a handle on the behind the scenes approach.
This will probably be a long post, and I want to test out post pagination - so bear with me...
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