In This Chapter
Finding popular WordPress plugins
Using plugins to enhance your blog
In this chapter, I list ten of the most popular plugins available for your WordPress blog. This list isn't exhaustive by any means; hundreds of excellent WordPress plugins can, and do, provide multiple ways to extend the functionality of your blog. And if these ten plugins aren't enough for you, you can find many more at the official WordPress Plugin Directory (
The greatest plugin of all is Akismet, which I describe in Chapter 10. Akismet is the answer to comment and trackback spam; it kills spam dead. It's installed with WordPress. Chapter 10 contains information on how to locate, download, unpack, install, activate, and manage plugins in your WordPress blog.
Developer: Lester Chan
WP Print is one of several WordPress plugins developed by Lester Chan. While visiting the official WordPress Plugin Directory, do a search for the term gamerz, and you will find all of the plugins created by Lester. They're all great plugins and worth a look.
WP Print is an easy-to-use plugin that provides a clean, printable version of your blog posts and/or pages. Unless your blog theme has a specialized stylesheet for printing, posts and pages print rather messily. WP Print strips most of the style from your theme design (images and formatting, for example) and outputs a clean print of ...