This blog is powered by WordPress, in my opinion the best open-source blogging software available. I base that assessment on features, reliability and extensibility.
This blog is hosted by DreamHost, in my opinion the best *nix / Apache shared Web hosting available in the world. I base that assessment on cost, features and reliability.
I also use the CloudFlare content distribution network for optimization and intrusion detection. It makes a marked improvement in page performance over just a file-based cache system.
Plugins Used On This Site
- No spam in comments. No captcha.
- Bluetrait Event Viewer
- BTEV monitors events that occur in your WordPress install.
- dougv.com Shortcodes
- This plugin contains custom shortcodes used on dougv.com
- Genesis eNews Extended
- Replaces the Genesis eNews Widget to allow easier use of additional mailing services.
- Genesis Latest Tweets
- The official plugin from the StudioPress team.
- Google Analytics by Yoast
- This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics to your WordPress blog, adding lots of features, eg. error page, search result and automatic clickout and download tracking.
- Simple Lightbox
- The highly customizable lightbox for WordPress
- Two Factor Auth
- Secure your WordPress login with two factor auth. Users will be prompted with a page to enter a One Time Password when they login.
- 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.