My web site

This site is created using WordPress, a really great, free program for creating blogs and other websites.  I have created several sites with WordPress and I’ve been quite happy with the results. The software is so easy to use that, once set up, even non-technical people can maintain their site. In fact, most of the WordPress-based sites that I have set up are being maintained by non-technical people. At the same time, WordPress has enough power in the program to keep a geek like me tweaking it till all hours of the morning.

This page is for those folks that get as geeked about WordPress as I do. Whenever I see somebody else’s WordPress site, I often wonder what theme they are using or what plugins and widgets they are using. So this page exists to answer those questions.

WordPress Theme that I am using

It has been my experience that I’m just too picky to settle on one of the thousands of themes that are available for WordPress. I always pick a theme that is somewhat close to the physical layout and color that I want; and then mutate it to my specifications.  Lately, themes have become much more customizable.  So I haven’t modified this theme, but I have customized it a lot. I’ll always try to leave a link to the theme designer on the bottom of my pages.

WordPress Plugins that I am using

The sidebar and footer is completely widgetized. The Google Ads, etc are just text widgets with some html or javascript.

There are 13 plugins used: 9 active plugins and 4 inactive plugins..  Here’s a list of the active plugins:

Akismet Anti-spam: Spam Protection 5.3.2  Akismet Anti-spam: Spam Protection 5.3.2
» Automattic - Anti-spam Team (url)
Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam. Akismet Anti-spam keeps your site protected even while you sleep. To get started: activate the Akismet plugin and then go to your Akismet Settings page to set up your API key.

Disable REST API 1.8  Disable REST API 1.8
» Dave McHale (url)
Disable the use of the REST API on your website to anonymous users. You can optionally enable select endpoints if you wish. Now with support for User Roles!

Happyforms (free) 1.26.0  Happyforms (free) 1.26.0
» Happyforms (url)
Form builder to get in touch with visitors, grow your email list and collect payments.

Image Widget 4.4.9  Image Widget 4.4.9
» The Events Calendar (url)
A simple image widget that uses the native WordPress media manager to add image widgets to your site.

Quotes Collection 2.5.2  Quotes Collection 2.5.2
» Srini G (url)
Quotes Collection plugin with Ajax powered Random Quote sidebar widget helps you collect and display your favourite quotes in your WordPress blog/website.

Revision Control 2.3.2  Revision Control 2.3.2
» Dion Hulse (url)
Allows finer control over the number of Revisions stored on a global & per-type/page basis.

UpdraftPlus - Backup/Restore 1.24.2  UpdraftPlus - Backup/Restore 1.24.2
» UpdraftPlus.Com, DavidAnderson (url)
Backup and restore: take backups locally, or backup to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, (S)FTP, WebDAV & email, on automatic schedules.

WP-Optimize - Clean, Compress, Cache 3.3.1  WP-Optimize - Clean, Compress, Cache 3.3.1
» David Anderson, Ruhani Rabin, Team Updraft (url)
WP-Optimize makes your site fast and efficient. It cleans the database, compresses images and caches pages. Fast sites attract more traffic and users.

WP-PluginsUsed 1.50.2  WP-PluginsUsed 1.50.2
» Lester 'GaMerZ' Chan (url)
Display WordPress plugins that you currently have (both active and inactive) onto a post/page.

The list above was generated by the WP-Plugins-Used plugin. Many thanks to all the above plugin creators!

I hope that you found this information helpful.