Well, I took advantage of the fact that I had nowhere to go for my break today and spent some time optimising this blog. You’ll notice it’s much zippier now and that’s thanks to some caching I’ve added. Here are some new plugins I’m using:
- Bad Behaviour: Deny automated spambots access to your PHP-based Web site.
- Google XML Sitemaps: This plugin will generate a sitemaps.org compatible sitemap of your WordPress blog which is supported by Ask.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO.
- wp-cache: Very fast cache module. It’s composed of several modules, this plugin can configure and manage the whole system.
I’ve also removed the Seesmic plugin seeing no one’s bothered to use it since I installed it.
The other change is that I’ve switched my NoFollow plugin to Lucia’s Link Love which gives me much better control of how the blog thanks commentors for their links.
You can see a full list of plugins I’m using here.