12 WP Solutions, Sans Plugins

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    WP plugins are great, but quite often they slow your blog down.
    Here are 12 quick fixes that won't slow your blog down! :D


    1. List the 10 most recent comments:
    http://www.wprecipes.com/how-to-list-most-recent-comments


    2. Add breadcrumb navigation:
    A) http://fwebde.com/wordpress/wordpress-breadcrumb/
    B) http://dimox.net/wordpress-breadcrumbs-without-a-plugin/


    3. Show most popular content in sidebar:
    http://www.wprecipes.com/how-to-display-your-most-popular-content-in-your-blog-sidebar


    4. Display related posts:
    A) http://www.wprecipes.com/wordpress-shortcode-to-display-related-posts
    B) http://www.wprecipes.com/how-to-show-related-posts-without-a-plugin
    C) http://www.wearepixel8.com/blog/add-related-posts-with-images-to-wordpress-without-a-plugin/


    5. Specifying a featured post:
    A) http://net.tutsplus.com/working-with-cmss/build-a-featured-posts-section-for-wordpress/
    B) http://spyrestudios.com/featured-post-section-in-wordpress-and-pagination/


    6. Make a contact form:
    http://trevordavis.net/blog/tutorial/wordpress-jquery-contact-form-without-a-plugin/


    7. Displaying random posts:
    http://www.astro-geek.com/2009/01/wordpress-random-posts-without-a-plugin/


    8. Display latest Tweets:
    A) http://www.kristarella.com/2009/01/display-your-tweets-without-a-plugin/
    B) http://human3rror.com/tweet-this-using-tinyurl-and-no-plugin-v20/


    9. Add Social Media icons:
    http://blog.themeforest.net/wordpress/add-social-bookmarks-to-your-wordpress-theme/


    10. Display ads in your RSS feeds:
    http://www.wprecipes.com/how-to-insert-ads-on-your-rss-feed

    11. Display author info:
    http://blog.themeforest.net/wordpress/wordpress-author-details/

    12. Add a custom write panel:
    http://wefunction.com/2008/10/tutorial-creating-custom-write-panels-in-wordpress/
     
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  2. richcamp

    richcamp Regular Member

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    This is fantastic, good share
     
  3. jamesss

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    nice share