Recently I did a post on what a newbie should know before going plugin crazy. Now that I’ve shaken you up, scared you and made you all skittish, I’m going to entice you to throw caution to the wind and tell you about a few of my favorite free WordPress plugins. Keep in mind, plugins sometimes don’t get along and they can conflict with each other or even disagree with your template. Use caution and DO NOT create voodoo dolls in my likeness if it all goes to hell in a hand basket.
My very favorite and most useful plugin I’ve found to date is Pick Giveaway Winner. This plugin quickly and easily selects winners for your giveaway post and gives you a few useful options.
- Select your giveaway post from the drop down menu
- Select how many winners
- Decide if you’d like to allow multiple entries
- Click and let the magic happen
The next plugin I’d like to feature today is Advanced Spoiler.
This is a very cool plugin that hides text or images in your blog post. It even hides the spoiler when your post is viewed in a feed reader. Go ahead, try it out.