Yesterday I got the heads up that I was tagged in a recent post by John Lamansky of The WordPress Expert. I normally don’t partcipate in these types of “blog games”, but after reading John’s post, I really think it is a great idea and allows us to spotlight a few WordPress plugins that are underrated or somewhat unknown.
John choose to highlight the following 3 underrated plugins in his post (click over for a description):
Here are 3 plugins I would like to add to the list that I think are useful, yet underrated:
- Blog Metrics – This is a wonderful plugin by Joost De Valk that was designed for multi-author blogs like this one. It tracks all sorts of unusual analytics by individual authors that I find extremely helpful.
- Digg This – I think this plugin used to be fairly well known, but I don’t see it on many blogs anymore. This plugin does nothing normally, but when it recognizes that a post has been Dugg, it will create a digg-style button and display it within the post to help encourage people to Digg your post. They can Digg the post without leaving your website!
- Math Comment Spam Protection – It adds an extra step for people leaving comment, but it stops spam cold in its tracks. I use this on many of my blogs and haven’t really had any spam troubles since.
Hopefully some of you will find a use for some of these plugins.
I suppose now I should continue this by tagging three more people. How about Michael at WPCandy and Leland of ThemeLab. If you haven’t been tagged yet, but would like to participate, feel free to do so on your own blogs to help highlight some relatively unknown plugins.