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Make Friends with These Plugins

Here are three great WordPress plugins that you ought to make friends with — assuming that you are using WordPress on a self-hosted site.

The first plugin has to do with publishing posts.  Let’s say that you are extremely ambitious and on-the-ball.  You type up scads of posts.  They are sitting patiently in your post draft area.  Waiting.  Waiting.  Waiting to be published.

Or, maybe you want to go on vacation.  And you want to keep up posting on your site.  But you don’t want to take time out of your vacation to write and publish something.  What’s a body to do?

Instead of having to go in and write and publish each post when you want a new one, you can use a plugin to create a schedule for your already written posts to automatically be published.  Sweet!

That plugin is called Scheduled Draft Publish Plugin for WordPress. (Say THAT fast 10 times!)  Dagon Design created it.  Take a look at it.  Try it out. I think you’ll like it.

Worried that some disreputable person might copy content from your site and paste it into theirs thus stealing your content?  Never fear!  Blog protector is here!  PC Drome has written a nice plugin that disables text selection and right click.  That makes is harder for someone to scrape text from your site.

The third plugin helps you to reply to the comments left on your blog. If you respond to a comment on your blog, the person who wrote the comment probably won’t check back to see that you made a response to his comment.  If you reply through e-mail, your comment doesn’t show up on your blog.   Ugh!!’s Greymatter Honeypot has a Comment E-mail Responder plugin that fixes that dilemma.  When that plugin is installed, you can respond to a comment on your blog and your response shows up on your blog AND is sent to the person’s e-mail.  Two responses in two places in a one-time effort.  Nice.

Hope these plugins make your bloggin’ world a little brighter!