WordPress v2.0.1 is now available with over 100 bugs fixed since v2.0 was released about a month ago. This is looking like a very stable release and should be a great improvement over v1.5.2 with all the new features added in v2.0.
Richard has been asking me for a while what WordPress plugins I use on this site. As Darren Rowse of has recently put up a list of his active plugins in a post called I’ll Show you Mine if You Show me Yours (WP Plugins). I thought it was time to share my list of “Must Have” WordPress plugins. So here is my list of must have WordPress plugins:
- Spam Karma 2
- No other comment spam blocking plugin works as successfully for me.
- Easily integrate gravatars within your site.
- Provides navigation controls for next/previous within a connected series of posts.
- A drop in contact form.
- WordPress Database Backup
- An excellent backup plugin.
- The original WordPress Creative Commons licensing plugin.
- Subscribe To Comments
- An excellent plugin which allows your readers to subscribe to the comments for a post.
- CJD Notepad
- Draft posts to your hearts content.
- WordPress Version Check
- Ensure you get visible notification of new WordPress releases within your dashboard.
- Fixes trackback and pingback URLs when publishing draft posts.
- Permalinks redirect
- Ensure everyone is viewing my posts via their one true permalink.
These lists don’t include every single plugin that I am using but they represent the plugins that I would install on a new WordPress install before I even started posting 😉
WordPress v2.0 Beta 1 was made available late last week and by the looks of the activity over on the special beta forum a lot of people are giving it a good test!
There is a growing list of plugins which have been tested with the beta for compatibility which can be found on the codex and everyone is welcome to contribute. I for one have to work on my version checker plugin to make it WordPress v2.0 compatible as the current css leaves it overlapping the main logout and profile links.