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This is my talk on plugins at WordPress.

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  • Accessorize Your Blog: Ten Ways to Improve Reader Experience Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD http://www.raulpacheco.org/blog http://hummingbird604.com
  • Blogging: Content vs technology
    • No matter how good your technology is, write good content.
    • Once you launched your blog, focus on writing good content...
    • In case I haven't drilled it into you enough yet – WRITE GOOD CONTENT!
  • Technology... the final frontier
    • If you write for your readership, I suggest you focus on the following 3 elements:
      • Clarity (language)
      • Readability (visual)
      • Accessibility (integration)
  • My Top 10 Favorite Plugins
    • CommentLuv
    • Sociable
    • Subscribe to Comments
    • TweetMeme
    • WordTwit
    • WP-Flickr
    • WPtouch
    • YARPP (related posts)
    • Contact Form 7
    • Akismet
  • Choose plugins based on what you want your site to do
    • Building community around your blog posts
      • CommentLuv
      • Subscribe to Comments
    • Spreading your message further
      • Sociable
      • TweetMeme
      • WordTwit
      • Yet Another Related Posts
  • Choose plugins based on goals
    • Enhance readability
      • WP Touch
      • Akismet
    • Enhance accessibility
      • Contact Form 7
    • Make your blogging easier
      • WP Flickr
      • (Add QuickTags)
      • (WP-FootNoteS)
  • Choose plugins based on goals
    • Enhance readability
      • WP Touch
      • Akismet
    • Enhance accessibility
      • Contact Form 7
    • Make your blogging easier
      • WP Flickr
      • (Add QuickTags)
      • (WP-FootNoteS)
  • Enhancing reader experience
    • Engage with your readers (respond to comments)
    • Provide link love as much as you can
    • Test the plugins you choose and if they don't work, ditch them
    • Get rid of the visual editor (use the HTML editor)
    • Make your RSS button VERY visible (and make it easy to subscribe to your blog)
    • Include photos/video (make your posts pretty)
  • To contact me
    • Through my website
      • http://hummingbird604.com/contact
    • On Twitter
      • @hummingbird604
    • Via e-mail
      • [email_address]