Two handy WordPress plugins

You may already know the akismet plugin to filter out spam comments. Here are two that can come handy : the backup plugin and the contact form plugin.

  • The backup plugin came along with WordPress (2.0 and above). I never paid attention to it :/ Quite easy : just go to the Plugins tab and activate it (WordPress Database Backup). Then to the Manage tab, and choose Backup. It is better to download the backup file to your computer.
  • The contact form plugin needs to be downloaded (accordingly to your WordPress release) and the extracted files uploaded to wp-content/plugins/wp-contact-form/. In addition to what is recommended on Ryan Duff’s blog, I had to create a post slug (contact) to get it working on the pages entries.

Here you go ;-)

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