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
There are 11 plugins used: 10 active plugins and 1 inactive plugin.. Here’s a list of the active plugins:
Akismet Anti-Spam 4.2.4
» Automattic (url)
Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam. It 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.
Image Widget 4.4.8
» The Events Calendar (url)
A simple image widget that uses the native WordPress media manager to add image widgets to your site. Image Widget Plus – Multiple images, slider and more.
UpdraftPlus - Backup/Restore 1.22.12
» 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 3.2.5
» 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.
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.