August 30, 2008

2 Must Have WordPress Plugins

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WP Security Scan – This handy plugin will scan your wordpress installation to look for any possible security / vulnerability holes in WordPress. Most of the security items that it finds, it can fix automatically by itself, with no work on the users part. The only things that need to be performed by the user is to change the chmod permissions of files indicated as security risk. Easy to install, just extract to your plugin directory and activate the plugin.

Nofollow Reciprocity
– Essentially what this plugin does, is look through a list of websites that use nofollow rules for links on their website. It then checks your blog for links going to these website, and adds nofollow to these links so you do not bleed off your pagerank which can cause a loss of serp because of non-recriporcal links. The plugin website goes into indepth detail of why you need to run this plugin and how it will help you with Organic Search Ranking. Easy install, just activate the plugin and it does the rest for you.

Note: My only complaint with Nofollow was the link it puts in the footer that says

This blog contributes to the web with Nofollow Reciprocity.

So I decided to remove it because it was messing up my theme, and looks bad to have a link hanging at the bottom of my website outside of my wp theme.

Here are instructions to remove it, if you wish to do so.

  1. Login into your Site Admin
  2. Click on Plugins on the far Right of the screen
  3. Click on Plugin Editor
  4. Locate the plugin – Nofollow Reciprocity and click on it
  5. When the page reloads scroll down the bottom of the code screen
  6. Locate and Find this Code and Delete it, then update the page.

function wp_nofollow_reciprocity_insert_link() {
    echo (‘<p>This blog contributes to the web with <a href="">Nofollow Reciprocity</a>.</p>’);

add_action(‘wp_footer’, ‘wp_nofollow_reciprocity_insert_link’,999);


 Enjoy These two awesome wordpress plugins, and happy blogging.

  • Djames

    Let me know when you get it fixed and I will put it back in the plugin. Just would like to say, great plugin, keep up the good work.

  • lazar

    ‘…it was messing up my theme…’

    I did notice that it messes up some themes. Don’t know why though.

    Somewhere the sentence goes next to ‘wordpress’ and other credit links, but on some other blogs it goes into separate footer. :(

    Will try to fix that eventually.

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