These are a few of the more useful WordPress plugins I discovered while putting this blog together. I’m planning a more comprehensive post on this later.
Editorial calendar plugin – “An editorial calendar is the foundation of strategic blogging; it lets you do the planning that it takes to get the most audience reach from your blog content.”
WordPress SEO by Yoast – “WordPress SEO is the most complete WordPress SEO plugin that exists today for WordPress.org users. It incorporates everything from a snippet preview and page analysis functionality that helps you optimize your pages content, images titles, meta descriptions and more to XML sitemaps, and loads of optimization options in between.”
Upcoming posts plugin – Creates a widget that displays scheduled posts or drafts with excerpt and more information.
Jetpack by WordPress.com – Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users.
Instapress – Customisable Instagram plugin for WordPress.
Project Argo: Argo Links – The Argo links plugin makes it easy to collect links from across the Web and share them right from your WordPress dashboard.
This link roundup itself was made with with Argo Links.
ChromaFeed.tv was a WordPress blog I designed and curated, featuring cool short films I discovered online. It ran for almost a year (24 May 2011 – 15 March 2012) before I decided to retire it.
The blog theme was bold and colourful, designed to evoke a retro cinema vibe while prominently featuring the videos.
The navigation design was also very important, allowing viewers to explore by top-level category or the more esoteric tags. As well as enabling discovery, the prominent navigation made it easy to see at a glance what the site was about.
You can watch the short films I posted on Chroma Feed on Halfblog.net by browsing the ‘Chroma Feed’ tag.
Those who have followed me on Twitter or this blog for a while may be aware that back in June 2009 I started a Flickr photography group called Thing a Week. The concept is quite simple: To take a picture on a different theme every week.
Made avaliable here as 1000x1000px PNGs, with transparency, under a CC BY-NC-SA licence. Feel free to share and enjoy, but please remember to give credit (to Foomandoonian), ideally with a link back to this page.
Originally posted on halfblog.net.