WordPress Plugins

Active Plugins

Inactive/defunct/deprecated Plugins

Often a plugin becomes deprecated due to its functionality being integrated into a later version of WordPress or into a superior plugin, or merely just out of lack of interest. I retain a reference to them here for posterity…

Admin Commenters Comments Count
Version:1.1.3
Last update:05 July 2011
Description:

Displays a count of each commenter’s total number of comments (linked to those comments) next to their name on any admin page.
Admin Expert Mode
Version:1.7
Last update:12 July 2011
Description:

Allow users with access to the administration section to hide inline documentation and help text, which generally target beginning users.
Admin Post Navigation
Version:1.5
Last update:18 August 2010
Description:

Adds links to the next and previous posts when editing a post in the WordPress admin.
Admin Trim Interface
Version:2.0
Last update:20 September 2010
Description:

Customize the WordPress admin pages by selectively removing interface elements.
Allow Multiple Accounts
Version:2.5
Last update:14 July 2011
Description:

Allow multiple user accounts to be created from the same email address.
array_partition
Version:1.0.2
Last update:20 August 2010
Description:

Introduces function array_partition() to split an array into N number of evenly distributed partitions (useful for splitting a list into columns).
Author Image(s)
Version:3.0
Last update:25 August 2010
Description:

Display image (if present) and/or name for the author of a post, or for all authors on the blog.
Auto-hyperlink URLs
Version:3.0
Last update:02 April 2008
Description:

Automatically hyperlink text URLs and email addresses that appear in plaintext in post content and comments.
Blog Time
Version:1.1
Last update:03 September 2010
Description:

Display the time according to your blog via a widget, admin widget, and/or template tag.
Category Image(s)
Version:1.7
Last update:03 September 2010
Description:

Display an image for each category associated with a post.
Commenter Emails
Version:1.2
Last update:03 September 2010
Description:

Extract a listing of all commenter emails.
Configure SMTP
Version:3.1
Last update:14 July 2011
Description:

Configure SMTP mailing in WordPress, including support for sending e-mail via SSL/TLS (such as GMail).
Custom Admin Post Listing
Version:1.1
Last update:03 April 2008
Description:

Configure the post listing fields shown in the admin section under Manage -> Posts by removing existing columns or adding columns consisting of custom field data.
Custom Fields For Anything
Version:1.0
Last update:10 April 2008
Description:

Tools to facilitate the assignment and retrieval of custom fields for anything.
Custom Post Limits
Version:2.6
Last update:05 Jan 2010
Description:

Control the number of posts that appear on the front page, search results, and author, category, tag, and date archives, independent of each other, including specific archives.
Customizable Comment Listings
Version:2.0
Last update:07 April 2008
Description:

Display Recent Comments, Pingbacks, and/or Trackbacks, Top Commenters, or Recent Commenters, and use the comment, commenter, and/or post information of your choosing to customize the how they are listed. You can narrow comment searches by specifying post IDs, comment types, and/or comment status, among other things.
Customizable Post Listings
Version:3.0.1
Last update:03 April 2008
Description:

Display Recent Posts, Recently Commented Posts, Recently Modified Posts, Random Posts, and other post, page, or draft listings using the post information of your choosing in an easily customizable manner. You can narrow post searches by specifying categories and/or authors, among other things.
Disable Directory Listings
Version:1.0
Last update:07 April 2008
Description:

Prevent virtual directory listing services from listing the contents of directories, and/or show a page in place of a directory’s listing.
Disable Search
Version:1.1.1
Last update:27 August 2010
Description:

Disable the search capabilities of WordPress.
Dynamic Text Replace
Version:2.0
Last update:09 April 2008
Description:

Define your own custom dynamic text replacement pseudo-functions, i.e. ::google(“search terms here”)::
Easy Post-to-Post Links
Version:2.0
Last update:11 April 2008
Description:

Easily create a link to another post using a simple shortcut that references the post’s id or slug; the link text is the post’s title, unless overridden.
Expandable Dashboard Recent Comments
Version:1.1
Last update:27 August 2010
Description:

Adds the ability to do an in-place expansion of comment excerpts on the admin dashboard ‘Recent Comments’ widget.
Extra Sentence Space
Version:1.2.3
Last update:21 June 2011
Description:

Force browsers to display two spaces (when present) between sentences.
Get Custom Field Values
Version:3.0.1
Last update:11 July 2009
Description:

Use widgets or template tags to easily retrieve and control the display of any custom field values/meta data for posts or pages.
Get Upcoming or Past Posts
Version:1.0
Last update:21 April 2008
Description:

Display upcoming (today + future) or past (before today) posts in an easily customizable manner. A supplement to the Customizable Post Listings plugin.
Get User Custom Field Values
Version:1.0.1
Last update:09 April 2008
Description:

Easily retrieve and control the display of any custom field values/meta data for the currently logged in user or any specified user.
Hide Broken Shortcodes
Version:1.2
Last update:03 September 2010
Description:

Prevent broken shortcodes from appearing in posts and pages.
Hide or Cut Post Text
Version:2.0
Last update:10 April 2008
Description:

Hide (so no one, or only users above a certain userlevel, can see) or cut (so only viewable on post’s permalink page) portion(s) of post text. Link text for cuts can be defined per-cut or omitted, and if used, cut links are uniquely anchored.
HTML Special Characters Helper
Version:1.6
Last update:06 September 2010
Description:

Admin widget on the Write Post page for inserting HTML encodings of special characters into the post.
If File Exists
Version:2.0
Last update:06 September 2010
Description:

Check if a file exists and return true/false or display a string containing information about the file.
Inject Query Posts
Version:1.0
Last update:18 Apr 2009
Description:

Inject an array of posts into a WP query object as if queried, particularly useful to allow use of standard template tags.
Last Logins
Version:1.0
Last update:15 April 2008
Description:

Logs the dates and IP addresses of successful user logins and failed login attempts.
Linkify Authors
Version:1.2
Last update:28 August 2010
Description:

Turn a string, list, or array of author IDs and/or slugs into a list of links to those authors.
Linkify Categories
Version:1.2
Last update:28 August 2010
Description:

Turn a string, list, or array of category IDs and/or slugs into a list of links to those categories.
Linkify Posts
Version:1.5
Last update:28 August 2010
Description:

Turn a string, list, or array of post IDs and/or slugs into a list of links to those posts.
Linkify Tags
Version:1.2
Last update:28 August 2010
Description:

Turn a string, list, or array of tag IDs and/or slugs into a list of links to those tags.
List More Custom Field Names
Version:1.2.2
Last update:21 June 2011
Description:

Allows for more existing custom field names to be listed in the dropdown selection field when writing a post.
Loop Post Navigation Links
Version:1.6.1
Last update:28 June 2011
Description:

Template tags (for use in single.php) to create post navigation loop (previous to first post is last post; next/after last post is first post).
Never Moderate Registered Users
Version:2.0.2
Last update:27 June 2011
Description:

Never moderate or mark as spam comments made by registered users, regardless of the apparent spamminess of the comment.
No Update Nag
Version:1.1.1
Last update:07 July 2010
Description:

Removes the WordPress update nag that appears at the top of all admin pages when a new version of WordPress is released.
Notifications for Collapsed Admin Menu
Version:1.0
Last update:26 August 2010
Description:

Highlights the comments and plugins icons in the collapsed admin sidebar menu when notifications are pending
Obfuscate E-mail
Version:2.0
Last update:03 April 2008
Description:

Obfuscate e-mail addresses that appear as text in your blog in an effort to deter e-mail harvesting spammers while retaining the appearance and functionality of hyperlinks.
One Click Close Comments
Version:2.0.1
Last update:22 August 2010
Description:

Conveniently close or open comments for a post or page with one click.
Parentless Categories
Version:1.1.2
Last update:03 July 2011
Description:

Like the_category(), list categories assigned to a post, but excluding assigned categories that have a child category also assigned to the post.
Peer Categories
Version:1.1.2
Last update:03 July 2011
Description:

List the categories that are peer (i.e. share the same category parent) to all lowest-level assigned categories for the specified post.
Post Index Helpers
Version:1.0
Last update:13 September 2010
Description:

A variety of template tags related to the index/position of a post within a loop’s listing of posts.
Preserve Code Formatting
Version:2.5.4
Last update:20 Aug 2009
Description:

Preserve formatting of code for display by preventing its modification by WordPress and other plugins while retaining original whitespace and characters.
Random File
Version:1.6.1
Last update:11 July 2011
Description:

Retrieve the name, path, or link to a randomly chosen file in a specified directory.
Restrict Usernames
Version:3.1
Last update:14 July 2011
Description:

Restrict the usernames that new users may use when registering for your site.
Reveal Template
Version:2.0
Last update:13 September 2010
Description:

Reveal the theme template file used to render the displayed page, via the footer and/or template tag.
Safe Function Call
Version:1.1.4
Last update:24 June 2011
Description:

Safely call functions that may not be available (for example, from within a template, calling a function that is provided by a plugin that may be deactivated).
Show Pending Comments Count
Version:1.1
Last update:31 August 2010
Description:

Display the pending comments count next to the approved comments count in the admin listing of posts.
Silent Publish
Version:2.0
Last update:11 September 2010
Description:

Adds the ability to publish a post without triggering pingbacks, trackbacks, or notifying update services.
Single Category Permalink
Version:1.0
Last update:11 April 2008
Description:

Modify the %category% permalink structure tag to generate a category-based permalink structure that only displays the lowest category in a hierarchy, as opposed to the entire hierarchy of categories.
Stealth Publish
Version:2.0
Last update:11 September 2010
Description:

Prevent specified posts from being featured on the front page or in feeds, and from notifying external services of publication.
Stealth Update
Version:2.0.1
Last update:11 September 2010
Description:

Adds the ability to update a post without updating the post_modified timestamp for the post.
Text Hover
Version:2.2
Last update:11 August 2009
Description:

Add hover text to regular text in posts. Handy for providing explanations of names, terms, phrases, and acronyms mentioned in your blog.
Text Replace
Version:3.0
Last update:31 August 2010
Description:

Replace text with other text in posts, pages, etc. Very handy to create shortcuts to commonly-typed and/or lengthy text/HTML, or for smilies.
wpuntexturize
Version:1.3.1
Last update:17 August 2010
Description:

Prevent WordPress from displaying single and double quotation marks as their curly alternatives.

Deprecated Plugins

These plugins had their time in the sun, but they are no longer necessary, nor are they being actively developed or supported.

Admin Per Page Limits
Version:1.0
Last update:31 Mar 2009
Description:

Control the number of posts per page, pages per page, and comments per page that appear in the admin listings of posts, pages, and comments.
Deprecated as of 10 June 2009. This plugin is no longer necessary as of WordPress 2.8 as this functionality became built-in under the “Screen Options” slide-down menu..
Never Moderate Admin or Post Author
Version:0.9
Last update:25 March 2005
Description:

Never moderate or mark as spam comments made by the site admin, the post’s author, or optionally, any registered user above a specified user level, regardless of the apparent spamminess of the comment.
Deprecated as of 06 April 2008. See Day of Deprecations.
No Duplicate Comments
Version:0.9.1
Last update:03 April 2005
Description:

Prevent visitors from leaving duplicate comments/pingbacks/trackbacks to a post.
Deprecated as of 06 April 2008. See Day of Deprecations.
Notification Disabler
Version:0.5
Last update:29 March 2005
Description:

Disable notification emails about new and/or moderated comments, pingbacks, and/or trackbacks en masse or on an individual author basis.
Deprecated as of 06 April 2008. See Day of Deprecations.
Omit Passworded Posts From Search
Version:1.0
Last update:16 Apr 2009
Description:

Prevent passworded posts from being included in site search results.
Deprecated as of 10 June 2009. This plugin is no longer necessary as of WordPress 2.8 as my patch to WordPress got committed as part of the WP 2.8 release.
Recently Commented Posts
Version:0.92
Last update:07 July 2004
Description:

Retrieve the last N most recently commented posts. Note this is different than saying “the posts with the N most recent comments.” A sample, albeit possibly too-customized, use of the function is also included.
Deprecated in favor of the much more robust Customizable Post Listings plugin.
Sync Draft Slug and Title
Version:0.9
Last update:26 March 2005
Description:

While a post is still a draft, keep the post slug in sync with any changes to the post title.
Deprecated as of 06 April 2008. See Day of Deprecations.
Top/Recent Commenters
Version:1.0
Last update:24 March 2005
Description:

Retrieve the top commenters or most recent commenters to your site (if called outside “the loop”) or for a particular post (if called inside “the loop”).
Deprecated as of 13 April 2008. See more info here. Take a look at my Customizable Comment Listings plugin instead.
wpPHPMailer
Version:1.6
Last update:29 July 2005
Description:

Enable WordPress to send e-mail via SMTP instead of via PHP’s mail() function (aka sendmail).
Deprecated as of 13 April 2008. See more info here. Take a look at my Configure SMTP plugin instead.