The plugins behind the blog

I appre­ci­ate the slick pub­lish­ing plat­form that Word­Press pro­vides for my writ­ing. Per­haps even bet­ter is its plu­g­in sys­tem, which lets me make it do just about any­thing I like.

Since you wont find me churn­ing out PHP code of my own any­time soon (I ‘ve actu­al­ly been mean­ing to take anoth­er stab at to wrap­ping my brain around Python now that ver­sion 3 is out), I rely on the Word­Press com­mu­ni­ty to do so for me. For­tu­nate­ly, with near­ly 10,000 plu­g­ins avail­able, they seem up to the task!

When I set up my Word­Press instal­la­tion ear­li­er this year, I promised myself that I wouldn’t go over­board the way I usu­al­ly end up cus­tomiz­ing and extend­ing most of the oth­er tech tools/toys in my life. Even while show­ing restraint, I’ve man­aged to accu­mu­late just over 20 plu­g­ins at this point… whoops! 1 That said, every plu­g­in I’m using has helped make this blog what it is today… from one that mir­rors com­ments that peo­ple post on Google Buzz, to one that gives me a per‐post space to brain­storm as I com­pose.

Thus, I’ve cre­at­ed an ‘About Plu­g­ins’ page that prop­er­ly rec­og­nizes each one.

  1. The plu­g­ins actu­al­ly seem to be impact­ing the blog’s per­for­mance; I need to take a clos­er look into just where the inef­fi­cien­cies lie.

4 thoughts on “The plugins behind the blog”

    1. Thanks for the heads‐up, Prakash! I’ll have a look; I quite like the look of it so far (it’s free :-).

      The oth­er attempt I made was with Learn­ing Python. I got about 1/3 of the way through that book before I hit a wall: the book wasn’t real­ly encour­ag­ing me to apply the things I was learn­ing as I learned them. I tried Dive Into Python, but found myself con­fused rather quick­ly.

      1. The very first sen­tence of the Dive Into Python site states:

        Dive Into Python is a Python book for expe­ri­enced pro­gram­mers.

        I guess it would be more use­ful as a sec­ond, or third, Python book, if one has no pri­or pro­gram­ming expe­ri­ence.

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