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How many WP plu­g­ins are used on average?

After a quick chat with miwi, I ask myself how many peo­ple actu­ally are inter­ested in plu­g­ins for WP and how much plu­g­ins peo­ple have on average?

Miwi has cur­rently 4 plu­g­ins installed. I have 30 plu­g­ins installed as of this writing:

  • Akismet: comes with WP, anti-SPAM
  • AskA­pache RewriteRules Viewer: gives some info about the apache rewrite rules used in WP
  • Bet­ter Search: improves the search fea­tures of WP
  • Bot Tracker: shows which bots crawl your site (no robot crawled mine yet, I assume I have not acti­vated it long enough and need to wait a lit­tle bit until I see some results)
  • Bro­ken Link Checker: checks my blog for bro­ken links
  • Con­tex­tual Related Posts: adds “Related Posts:” to new post­ings, not always up to the task (as can be seen in this post­ing), but I hope it will improve with time when I post more
  • Dash­board: Lat­est Spam: gives some info in the dash­board about the blog-SPAM
  • FD Word Sta­tis­tics: gives some infos about the “com­plex­ity” of your posts in the post­ing editor
  • GD Press Tools: a col­lec­tions of mul­ti­ple features/stats/…
  • GD Sim­ple Wid­gets: not used yet, pro­vides wid­gets for the side­bar which also come with the WP-core, but this ones are modified/enhanced; I have not tested this yet
  • GD Star Rat­ing: allows you to rate my post­ings with stars and thumbs up/down (feel free to do it here, if you found some­thing useful 😉 )
  • Import HTML Pages: if I want to import exist­ing HTML pages… I have not decided yet if I will use it or not
  • Limit Login Attempts: IMO some­thing like this belongs into the WP-core
  • Plu­gin Man­ager: I want to give it a try
  • Quick Stats: some addi­tional stats
  • Search Meter: gives you some info about the searches peo­ple do in the blog (nobody searched some­thing yet…)
  • Sim­ple Track­back Val­i­da­tion: an anti-SPAM plu­gin, or at least some san­ity checking
  • Tan­Tan­Noo­dles Sim­ple Spam Fil­ter: some sim­ple anti–SPAM rules
  • TinyMCE Advanced: I want some more but­tons in my posting-editor
  • Weasels No HTTP Author: anti-SPAM, do not allow http:// in the name of authors (comments, …)
  • Stats: do I really need to explain this?
  • WP-Stats-Dashboard: sim­pli­fies the han­dling of the “Word­ Stats”-features
  • wp-Typography: auto­matic typo­graphic improve­ments to post­ings, I do not know if it is use­ful for non-English texts, but at least my post­ings in Eng­lish look better
  • WP Math Pub­lisher: allows to place some more math­e­mat­i­cal ren­der­ing of math-equations in post­ings, e.g. the golden ratio: phi = {1 + sqrt{5}}/{2}
  • WP Secu­rity Scan: scans your blog setup for known secu­rity holes
  • WP Update Mes­sage: allows to put a “post­ing updated: XXX changed”-box into your postings
  • Delete Spam Daily: not acti­vated yet, as I did not get any SPAM yet, I can not make a con­trolled test, so I wait
  • Hello Dolly: plu­gin comes with WP-core, not activated
  • Login Lock­Down: not acti­vated, I will delete it soon, as I like the “Limit Login Attempts”-plugin more
  • One-Time Pass­word: does not work out of the box for me, it looks like it does not find php-otp (it is not installed, and I need to have a look if it comes with php-otp included and iit s not found, or if I have to install it)
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2 Responses to “How many WP plu­g­ins are used on average?”

  1. Spil Says:

    Can hap­pily rec­om­mend dspam. Just switched from Spa­mAs­sas­sin to dspamm and its more accu­rate using fewer resources.

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  2. netchild Says:

    You use(d) dspam/SpamAssassin in Word­Press? How?

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