Funny how things can get connected quite quickly on the web. Check this out.
I wrote a blog entry for WLTC just two days ago about Five Nifty Sidebar Widgets for your WordPress Site. Babs then commented on that post and said:
Out of curiosity, does anyone know how many plugins it takes to break a WordPress site? *laughs*
This comment then prompted Mark from here at WLTC to write a blog entry asking visitors to Guess how many Plugins we have active on the website and comment on how many active and inactive plugins they have on their own websites. This is a small contest that will earn the correct guesser a one year Flickr Pro membership. It is a very active thread right now (78 replies as of this posting).
So as I am watching the guesses stream in over the last 24 hours or so it reminded me of an awesome plugin I use on my site and it fits in with this series of blog posts. So I guess you can say that this has come full circle in that my original post started the chain reaction to this post! Don’t you just love the way the web works! Nice job everyone.
So here is a look at Lester Chan’s terrific WP PluginsUsed plugin (current version 1.40).
After grabbing the download and installing the plugin all you need to do is create a new page on your site – I am calling mine Plugins Used (yeah I know very creative). Then in the edit box for this new page I am going to paste the following text in:
Once you have that done save and publish the page to your website. There is also a simple change you can make to the wp-pluginsused.php file to prevent the plugin from showing what version of these plugins your using. Just open up the wp-pluginsused.php and make this change:
Find – define(‘PLUGINSUSED_SHOW_VERSION’, true);
Change it to – define(‘PLUGINSUSED_SHOW_VERSION’, false);
Save your file and load up your new Plugins Used page (this is mine) and it will look like this:
The page also shows details about the plugin including the plugins name, author and a description of the plugin. The plugin name and author are linked to their respective sites as well. This will allow you to head directly to that plugin’s website when you see this page on someone else’s blog and want to try it out.
So there you go – a great plugin from Lester Chan – one among many he has. If you have never checked out Lester’s work head over to his site now and take a look at his portfolio – some very impressive stuff. His WordPress plugins are under the PHP Programming header.
Post a link to your plugins used page in the comments to share with everyone and we can see just what your running on your site as well.
Until next time – stay safe out there!