Here is another time saving post that will help you cut through all of the thousands of craptastic wordpress plugins that all duplicate themselves in one way or the other with a different name slapped on them. This is my list of those that shine, and are all compatible with WordPress 3.1.2. I’ve noted the ones that are working with WordPress 3.2 with no problems, even if it’s not officially supported by the actual plugin author upon installation from the install plugin screen.
Theme My Login – WP 3.2 Compatible!
Themes the WordPress login, registration and forgot password pages according to your theme. Jeff Farthing.
Easy Contact – WP 3.2 Compatible!
Easy Contact is a simple, semantic contact form that utilizes the Sandbox design patterns. Insert using [easy-contact]. A plaintxt.org experiment for WordPress. Scott Allan Wallick.
Easy Columns – WP 3.2 Compatible!
Easy Columns provides the shortcodes to create a grid system or magazine style columns for laying out your pages just the way you need them. Using shortcodes for 1/4, 1/2, 1/3, 2/3, and 3/4 columns, you can insert at least fifteen unique variations of columns on any page or post. Quickly add columns to your pages from the editor with an easy to use “pick n’ click” interface! For usage and more information, visit affiliatetechhelp.com. Pat Friedl.
Disable WordPress Core Update
Disables the WordPress core update checking and notification system.
Administrators can create detailed, hierarchical documentation for the site’s authors and editors, viewable in the WordPress admin. Mark Jaquith.
CleanCode NZ Exclude Pages Plugin
Exclude pages from navigation and(or) search results using custom field. CleanCodeNZ.
My Brand Login – WP 3.2 Compatible!
Award Winning Plugin! WP 3.0 MS Ready! Customize Your Login/Registration/Admin Panel. Built-in RGB Color Picker. Uses WP Gallery, ThickBox and jQuery. Kris Jonasson, GraphicDreams.
Page Comments Off Please
“Page Comments Off Please” – Tired of unchecking the discussion checkboxes on new pages? Uncheck the comments and trackbacks checkbox for new Pages by default while leaving them checked for Posts. Turn off those page comments by default. Joe Melberg.
Remove WP version everywhere
Removes WordPress and version from post, pages and RSS. Frisno.
A slidein login panel. Theme based, animated, automatic user detection , uses mootools 1.2 java script. Daiv Mowbray.
WordPress File Monitor Plus – WP 3.2 Compatible!
Monitor your website for added/changed/deleted files. Scott Cariss.
WordPress Meta Robots – WP 3.2 Compatible!
This plugin will give you full control of the meta robots tag for each post or page. index follow / no follow. Designstudio, Philipp Speck.
WP-MalWatch – WP 3.2 Compatible!
Scan your WordPress system nightly and on demand with this quick and easy WordPress malware detector. OrangeCast.
WP Hide Post – WP 3.2 Compatible!
Enables a user to control the visibility of items on the blog by making posts and pages selectively hidden in different views throughout the blog, such as on the front page, category pages, search results, etc… The hidden item remains otherwise accessible directly using permalinks, and also visible to search engines as part of the sitemap (at least). This plugin enables new SEO possibilities for authors since it enables them to create new posts and pages without being forced to display them on their front and in feeds. Robert Mahfoud.