WordPress Plugins

This page lists all the WordPress plugins I’ve released, in alphabetic order. Click on one of the titles to go to a plugin’s individual page. There you’ll find more details, the download link and a comment form for your questions and suggestions 🙂

Align RSS Images

Even if you choose left/right/center alignment when inserting images, they usually won’t be aligned in the RSS feed. This plugin scans your feed and ensures that every image has the correct alignment.

Admin Menu Editor [experimental]

Lets you manually edit the Dashboard menu. You can reorder the menus, show/hide specific items, change access rights, insert custom menus, and more.

Broken Link Checker [popular]

Periodically checks your site for broken links and missing images. The plugin works in the background (whenever the WP admin panel is open) and notifies you on the Dashboard if any problematic links are found. It can also apply custom CSS rules to broken links (optional).

Cache Cleaner For WP Super Cache [obsolete]

A little hack that deletes cache files created by WP Super Cache at user-specified intervals. The plugin is now obsolete as this function has been integrated into WP Super Cache.

Comment Moderation Feed

Creates a RSS 2.0 feed of comments awaiting moderation on your blog. The feeds is similar to other comment feeds offered by WP, but it also includes additional information about the comment author (like email and IP address) and quick links that let you approve, mark as spam or delete a comment.

Compatibility Notes

Attaches a list of supported WordPress versions to every plugin’s description on the “Plugins” page. Useful for finding plugins that may have compatibility issues with your WP version.

Custom Favorite Actions

Allows you to easily add and remove dashboard pages to the new “favorite actions” dropdown menu introduced in WordPress 2.7. Power to the users, so to say.

Change Admin Username

Lets you change the administrator’s username to something other than the default “admin” that WordPress sets upon installation. Simple as that. You don’t need to keep the plugin active after altering the username – the change is permanent.

Eclipse Link Cloaker [premium]

Automatically cloaks any affiliate links found on your blog. It supports several cloaking techniques, has a built-in click tracker that can be integrated with Google Analytics, and lets you easily apply a number of customizations to all cloaked links (e.g. to add nofollow, or to make them all open in a new window).

Force Update Check

Adds a new Plugins -> Check Updates Now menu entry that you can use to make WordPress check for plugin, theme and core updates immediately. Normally WP checks for updates only once per every 12 hours.

Highlight Search Terms

Highlights search terms on your blog’s search page. Highlight colours are user-configurable.

Link Cloaking Plugin [popular]

Cloaks outgoing links in your posts and/or pages. It can automatically cloak all links or only those you specify, supports exception lists, has a hit counter (for “static” links only), can optionally no-follow cloaked links and works in all browsers. There’s also a premium version available – see Eclipse Link Cloaker above.

One Click Plugin Updater [popular] [partially obsolete]

Lets you install and remove plugins or themes very easily. Has a number of other small but useful features and a dedicated Firefox extension for installing plugins with a single click. However, many (but not all!) of the plugin’s features have been implemented in the latest WordPress versions, so it’s slowly becoming obsolete.

Plugin Profiler [experimental]

Reports a huge variety of performance-related statistics for your blog. It will tell you how much time it takes to load each of your active plugins, report how long it takes to execute WP hooks and analyse SQL query performance (per plugin and per function). However, the plugin requires core file modification and is only intended for advanced users.

Quick Configuration Links

Adds a “Settings” link to each row on the “Plugins” page for easy access to every plugin’s configuration page. It uses some pretty clever algorithms to scan the WordPress menu tree and identify the most likely settings page for every active plugin, with a good success rate.

Raw HTML Plugin [popular]

Usually WordPress does some “post-processing” on every post and converts certain characters to different ones, or removes them altogether. With this plugin you can can prevent the reformatting by enclosing any part of your post in special tags. Useful for inserting JavaScript or advanced HTML into your posts or pages.

Restrict Login By IP

Allows you to specify IP addresses or hosts that users are allowed to login from. You can either enter full IPs (e.g. “12.34.56.7″), or use partial IPs (e.g. “12.34″) to specify a range of addresses. More advanced configuration is also possible.

Safer Cookies

Ties login cookies created by WordPress to the user’s IP address. This way, if a cookie is stolen by a hacker they won’t be able to use it to log onto the site.

Sort Admin Menus

Sorts some Dashboard menus in alphabetic order. Mainly aimed at people with a lot of installed plugins – the “Settings” menu tends to get crowded and it’s hard to quickly locate the right page if they’re not sorted.

WS Subscriber Stats [experimental]

Tracks the number of newly attained and lost RSS subscribers. Not very reliable and unsupported.