Over the past few weeks, I have been blogging about my experiences moving my blog from Blogger to WordPress when I already had a custom domain.
If you would like to catch up on my move to WordPress, please check out my previous posts.
- Step 1: Purchasing a new Web Host
- Step 2: Installing WordPress and Redirecting
- Step 3: Importing my blog
I am really enjoying WordPress so far. The switch was not as painful as I had expected, especially considering how difficult getting set up was, and how different the interface is.
One of the features of WordPress is that the features can be extended through plugins. Plugins are developed and distributed by users to do almost anything you can imagine. For example, I found the interface for writing blog posts to be a little difficult to use. No problem – there is a plugin to modify it.
Here are some of the plugins that I use.
- TinyMCE Advanced: Modifies the visual editor and enables advanced features
- WordPress Editorial Calendar: Shows all of my scheduled post in a calendar format, making it easier to manage the interval between posts
- FD Feedburner plugin: Redirects my blog posts to Feedburner
- Revive Old Post: Formerly called “Tweet Old Post”, this plugin shares my old blog posts via twitter
- Send email only on Reply to My Comment: Notifies you when someone has posted a reply to a comment (this is something I really wanted on Blogger!)
What plugins do you use on your WordPress blog? I would love to hear your recommendations!