I recently re-launched by blog and was able to mess around with a few new plugins that I’ve found really helpful. Here’s a list of a few:
- For commenting, I highly recommend Disqus. Plugin integration was very simple and there are some great options to manage from right within the options settings.
- Clean-Contact is a great contact us form that’s simple to use and set up.
- To help blog posts extend to the social world:
- Auto Tweet allows your posts to auto-tweet when posted online. UPDATE: Actually prefer Tweetly Updater as I’m a bit.ly guy.
- Can’t decide which network to allow? Use them all with ShareThis! I particularly liked the various options in terms of the tool set that you can use.
- You can insert a TweetMeme button right at the top of your post so that option is front and center.
- I also am using Google Analytics to track my site traffic and Google Webmaster Tools (with the help of Google XML Sitemaps plugin) so that I can make sure my site is working as best as possible.
Hope that helps!