[wp-hackers] Recommended Themes & Plugins for a Workshop?
wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Sat Feb 21 15:04:33 GMT 2009
On Feb 21, 2009, at 12:41 AM, Mike Schinkel wrote:
> Tomorrow (Saturday) I will be spending the day preparing the
> workshop guide/handouts with the help of some of those 20 people. My
> plan is to give the attendees a selection of ~5 available themes to
> choose from, and have them install and configure ~10 plugins. Though
> I have some ideas for which themes and plugins to choose from I was
> wondering if any of you have suggestions regarding great starter
> themes and/or your top 10 plugins for new users of installed
1) Some plugin that deals with Feeds -- as an intro to discussion what
feeds are (Ozh's "Better Feed" is excellent).
2) Anti-spam. Akismet is good, but requires an account. I would
suggest Spam Karma, but it badly needs an update (which it's getting,
but not today!)
3) Some sort of good Contact Form plugin
Specific plugins I like:
4) AddQuicktag -- lets you add buttons to the post editor.
5) Automatic Timezone. 'nuff said.
7) Subscribe to Comments is an absolute must-have if they want
community discussion on posts.
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