Over the past year or so I have accumulated a bunch of WordPress plugins I want to check out to see if I might have use for them. I also do WordPress programming and some plugins serve as great reference examples and learning experiences.
I have tested out 100+ plugins so far and I would say I have thrown 80% out. I'll write a future post on my evaluation experiences but they key take aways are:
- If it doesn't work pretty much right away -> delete. Many other options out there
- I tested on my development server environment that has Xdebug loaded. You trigger a Xdebug dump -> delete.
- I click on a settings screen and the plugin spews php code at me -> delete.
- I'm sure I have missed some really great plugins I would find valuable. I usually look at the screenshots section on WordPress Plugins. These are valuable. Surprising how many authors do not include a screenshot for perspective users.
So on to work through the R-Z plugins. Nice to have some time to finally look through these.