After hacking together a new site I wanted to drop a note of all the things that ended up working to get it going. I think I’ve already forgotten the things that didn’t work or were quircky. Start with these and you’re most of the way there. Here we go…
WP Example Content – so you can have some content to test with
WP Custom Header Footer – add google analytics to it
Simple Header Footer HTML – to add favicons, google analytics, etc
Social Media Feather – to add sharing links to posts and pages
Contact Form 7 – so people can reach you
Really Simple CAPTCHA – so spambots hopefully won’t reach you
Random Featured Image – because most posts look better with a featured image
Quick Adsense – because googles plugin is kind of demanding. This one is nice.
Easy WP SMTP – because sometimes you just can’t count on WP mail working
Breadcrumb NavXT – some themes seem to like it
I think that’s everything. Of course setting up Akismet and Jetpack is a good idea as well.
You can see the results here: TooManyRainbows