WordPress Plugins Used by this Site

As of today, the following plugins are active on this site:

  1. Akismet: A popular anti-spam plugin the screens and blocks spammy comments
  2. All in One SEO Pack: it gives a great flexibility in editing meta tags for individual posts and pages, but I use it most of it’s out-of-the-box good templates for default meta-tag values.
  3. bib2html: With some in-house mods, this plugin powers the the publications page from a BibTeX file. Very convenient.
  4. Exec-PHP: I use this plugin to execute PHP code on the popular posts page.
  5. FeedBurner FeedSmith: provides RSS feed serving through FeedBurner.
  6. File Icons: the idea behind this plugin is neat, it automatically ads meaningful icons to links based on the extension of the destination file. I’m not too happy with it though. I feel it’s a bit clumsy at times. See it in action on the publications page.
  7. Google Analyticator: simple Google Analytics integration
  8. Google XML Sitemaps: very useful plugin that automatically generates a site map every time a new post is added. Highly configurable too.
  9. WordPress Popular Posts: a new addition to the site. It power the popular posts widget in the right column as well as the popular posts page. The popularity can be based on page views or comments.
  10. WP-ContactForm: I use a modified version of this plugin to power the contact page.
  11. WP-SpamFree: Another plugin to reduce comment spam. It shows the comment form through JavaScript, reducing automated comments.

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