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Plugins Used On This Site
- Better WordPress Recent Comments
- This plugin displays recent comment lists at assigned locations. It does not add any significant load to your website. The comment list is updated on the fly when a visitor adds a comment or when you moderate one. No additional queries are needed for end-users. Some Icons by Yusuke Kamiyamane.
- Bluetrait Event Viewer
- BTEV monitors events that occur in your WordPress install.
- dougv.com Shortcodes
- This plugin contains custom shortcodes used on dougv.com
- FD Feedburner Plugin
- Redirects all feeds to a Feedburner feed
- Google Analytics for WordPress
- This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics to your WordPress blog, adding lots of features, eg. custom variables and automatic clickout and download tracking.
- Jetpack by WordPress.com
- Bring the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users.
- Simple Lightbox
- The highly customizable lightbox for WordPress
- UpdraftPlus - Backup/Restore
- Backup and restore: take backups locally, or backup to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, (S)FTP, WebDAV & email, on automatic schedules.
- WordPress SEO
- The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more.
- WP Super Cache
- Very fast caching plugin for WordPress.