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5 Most Useful Administrative Plugins For WordPress

Lorelle's 2 Year Anniversary!By John Pozadzides (An Amish goat herder.)

This is just a quickie to share what I’ve found to be the most useful plugins for administering stand-alone WordPress installs:

  • WP Admin Bar Reloaded – Sorry to toot my own horn, but I – and many other people – use this plugin more than any other. People keep telling me they don’t know how they lived without it.
  • Admin Drop Down Menus – Put every administrative menu item just one click away instead of the normal 2-3.
  • WP-DBManager – Optimize your database for improved performance, backup your database for security, and drop old tables for efficiency.
  • No Ping Wait – Gets rid of that long wait after posting by moving update pings to another process. Can save as much as a minute per post.
  • WordPress mime-config -This plugin allows you to configure extra mime-types for support by the inline-uploader (such as Google Earth KMZ files, MP3s, or any other).

Give these a try, and if you find others that are useful specifically for doing administrative work please share them.


This article was guest written by Lorelle’s personal videographer and secret admirer John P. who still wishes he had a 3,100 Gallon Pool in HIS Living Room.

8 Comments

  1. Raul
    Posted September 21, 2007 at 3:17 am | Permalink

    Have you checked out oneclick? It won the recent plugin competition

  2. Posted September 21, 2007 at 4:35 am | Permalink

    These are great plug-ins!

    The first two in particular save a lot of time.

  3. Posted September 21, 2007 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    I’m so glad you posted these, especially the second one… that will be a huge time-saver. The only thing problem is I wish there was still a way you could still click on the top-level menu item. I’ll have to try and hack it to do so…. Thanks!

  4. Posted September 21, 2007 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    “No Ping Wait” is no longer necessary in WordPress 2.1 and up.

    It won’t break anything, but it won’t do anything either. The so-called “ping wait” has been eliminated by moving it to a wp-cron job.

  5. Posted September 21, 2007 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Also, John, you might be interested to know that your site is blocked at my workplace as “Illegal Drugs”. We use BlueCoat filtering here, you might want to take it up with them:

    http://sitereview.bluecoat.com/index.jsp?url=http://onemansblog.com/

  6. shackdougall
    Posted September 21, 2007 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    An admin bar is definitely a time saver, but the one that I find most useful is DashBar 2.0.1.

  7. Posted September 21, 2007 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t tried the first one, but I love the Admin Drop Down Menus. Fabulously fast to move around on my full version WordPress blogs. Excellent list, John! Thank you.

  8. Posted September 21, 2007 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Otto,

    Thanks for that tip. I wasn’t aware that there were those kinds of problems with access, but I’ll look into it. I can only guess that it has to do with one page that I wrote in response to a Matt Cutts article about that little blue pill that men take (don’t want Lorelle’s blog banned because I use the word too!).

    It was on an SEO test type of page, so I guess I have to contact someone and dispute it. Pretty silly though that it would get banned. Obviously no human review involved.

    John


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