More documentation on setting up this site.
Here is the current list of plugins. I’ll update this as I add/modify/remove plugins.
- Exec-PHP Temporarily deactivated
- FeedBurner FeedSmith
- Google Analytics for WordPress
- Google XML Sitemaps
- Hello Dolly
- Widget Logic
- KB Robots.txt
- Twitter Counter
- WP-Sticky <–some great plug-ins I want to go back and review later
You can get plugins at the WordPress Plugins Directory
Installation notes for plugins.
It’s best to check the ‘readme.txt’ files and installation instructions for each plugin. I’m adding excerpts of the basic stuff that I found useful.
Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator for WordPress
From the Readme.txt:
== Installation ==
1. Upload the full directory into your wp-content/plugins directory
2. Use your favorite FTP program to create two files in your WordPress directory (that’s where the wp-config.php is) named sitemap.xml and sitemap.xml.gz and make them writable via CHMOD 666. More information about CHMOD and how to make files writable is available at the [WordPress Codex](http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions) and on [stadtaus.com](http://www.stadtaus.com/en/tutorials/chmod-ftp-file-permissions.php). Making your whole blog directory writable is NOT recommended anymore due to security reasons.
4. Activate the plugin at the plugin administration page
5. Open the plugin configuration page, which is located under Options -> XML-Sitemap and build the sitemap the first time. If you get a permission error, check the file permissions of the newly created files.
6. The plugin will automatically update your sitemap of you publish a post, so theres nothing more to do 🙂
== Installation ==
1. Upload `kb_robots-txt.php` to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory.
1. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
1. Go to the new ‘Settings=> KB Robots.txt’ admin page. In the box, write whatever you want your robots.txt file to say. There are examples below the box.
1. Test that it worked by going to `http://yourblog.example.com/robots.txt` to see your new robots.txt file.
== Limitations ==
Note that robots make only top-level requests for robots.txt files. If you have WordPress installed in a subdomain (e.g. http://blog.example.com/) or in your root (e.g. http://example.com/), this plugin will work as intended.