I finally reached that point where I was satisfied with the development of Honkbark Studios new website. So i released it last week. I wanted a site that was playful with a lot of colors but also had some features that will lead the visitor to install Friendsheep or any other game that i will release after.
A few years ago when I released a new Wordpress-site I posted a list of different plugins to add after a wordpress install (It’s written i Swedish so you english speaking people won’t have to read the horrorful piece). It was a really bad idea to do that, because when i read it now i shake my head and think “I would never install these plugins today”… But I am a man of many talents, and one of them is to learn from my mistakes… so this time i’ll do the same mistake but i’ll fix it by using the duct tape equivalent for the written word and advertising; the asterisk. It allows you to write anything you want and bail you out of anything at all at the end of the post, so you don’t have to stand by your words. Great huh?! :)
Four plugins to add after a wordpress installation *
WP Code Highlight.js
This plugin makes code pretty readable using highlight.js. Just put your code inside a
<code> tag and the plugin fixes the rest.
Smush all the unnecesarry shit of the pictures you upload to your Wordpress installation. And it does it automatically after upload. Saving space and making your images load faster.
WP Super Cache
This plugin caches your site and saves static html files which it serves instead of going through the whole Wordpress lifecycle to get the markup.
Helps with on-page SEO. Also tells you how to write your blogpost to get the best possible rankings for specific focus keywords.
* = If this post is more than a day old i probably can’t stand by these plugin suggestions.