Status Update on Madeline's WordPress Site
Current status: I’ve been exploring several different themes, and currently I’ve been experimenting with “distillate.” I’ve modified the widgets, and right now I’m using categories, archives, meta and search. I’ve added the following plugins:
- Akismet–Filter for comment and trackback spam
- All in One SEO Pack–Optimizes WordPress blogs for search engines
- Contact Form 7–Enables you to manage multiple contact forms and create a custom form
- Google Analytics for WordPress–Tracks and segments links in a blog
- Google XML Sitemaps–Helps search engines better index your blog by generating a special XML sitemap
- No Self Pings–Disables intra-blog pinging
- WordPress.com Stats–Provides metrics on pageviews, which posts and pages are most popular, where traffic is coming from and what people click on when they leave.
- WordPress Database Backup–Allows you to backup your core WordPress database tables.
- wp-Typography–Allows for greater control over blog typography.
- YouTube Brackets–Enables embedding of YouTube videos.
Plan for the rest of the quarter: I want to be able to change the colors of the template. I also want to modify the look of the widgets. I don’t like how the top widget bumps up against the header. I want to move the search box to a different place. I’d like it to be in the top right corner. I’ll add some pages, and I will select plugins for sharing, Twitter and RSS.
Site URL: http://kegill.com/madeline