Thanks to the list of recommended WordPress plug-ins from Studiopress, I discovered Lester Chan’s WP Database Manager plugin and WP-PluginsUsed plugin today. These are both free and can add valuable functionality to self-hosted WordPress blogs.
WP Database Manager provides a web-based interface for mySQL backups, repairs, and optimizations. “Removing overhead” from your WordPress mySQL blog is a good idea, and can become vital in extreme situations when it has not been done. My post from May 2009, “WordPress commenting restored thanks to phpMyAdmin table repair” gives some additional background. If you opt to use WP Database Manager, you don’t need to use phpMyAdmin to “remove overhead” / repair your database.
WP-PluginsUsed provides a dynamic way to list your WordPress plugin colophon. After activating this plugin, I added the following code to my blog’s “about page” to display my current active and inactive plugins:
Now I no longer need to edit my about page when I install or uninstall a WordPress plugin to share that fact, it’s done automatically. 🙂
If you enjoyed this post and found it useful, consider subscribing to Wes' free, weekly newsletter. Generally Wes shares a new edition on Monday mornings, and it includes a TIP, a TOOL, a TEXT (article to read) and a TUTORIAL video. You can also check out past editions of Wes' newsletter online free!
Did you know Wes has published several eBooks and "eBook singles?" 1 of them is available free! Check them out! Also visit Wes' subscription-based tutorial VIDEO library supporting technology integrating teachers worldwide!MORE WAYS TO LEARN WITH WES: Do you use a smartphone or tablet? Subscribe to Wes' free magazine "iReading" on Flipboard! Follow Dr. Wesley Fryer on Twitter (@wfryer), Facebook and Google+. Also "like" Wes' Facebook page for "Speed of Creativity Learning". Don't miss Wesley's latest technology integration project, "Show With Media: What Do You Want to CREATE Today?"
On this day..
- Why Scratch Club? - 2013
- Temporarily Copy Offline YouTube Videos to Your iPad - 2012
- Claim Your Online Content With Google+ Authorship Settings - 2012
- Misleading Article About Oklahoma Lottery Funds Supplanting Education Funds - 2012
- The Power of Social Media Supporting Collaboration and Creativity: #popupschool at #cwf2010 - 2011
- Harry Potter Whiteboard Wands, Responders, and the Palm Pre - 2009
- The MegaVCR: Media and More in Your Pocket - 2007
- Simple Podcasting on a Global Scale - 2007
- Engaging Brains Through Games and Simulations by Bernie Dodge - 2007
- Building A Better Mousetrap: How Technology Will Improve Achievement - 2007