If you would like to show the total number of posts on your index page simply insert <?php the_author_posts() ?> wherever you would like the total posts. This is assuming you are the only author. If you have multiple authors you will need a hack.
This How-To was found at Weblog Tools Collection and linked to C A R T H I K . N E T on how to import your bookmarks/favorites from your browser into WordPress’ Link Manager.
The Recent Posts Static Plugin writes to a file a list of most recent entries every time you publish, edit, or delete a post. This cuts down your database queries using less resources and bandwidth. Include the text file wherever you want it in index.php.
If your blog entries often include scripture references then you will want the Scripturizer plugin for WordPress 1.2. After installation, whenever you reference a scripture like Mark 1:15 your post will output Mark 1:15.
This WP hack, once installed will give you the option to style any single comment. The result is simple elegance: on on the edit page for each comment, you have a checkbox to set its Hilite status. If you check the box and save your changes, the comment will be enclosed in a that you […]
This plugin from scriptygoddess implements a comment subscription feature to your WP 1.2 installation. Subscribers will receive an e-mail when a comment is left on the topic they’ve subscribed to.
You have your new blogging software set up and everything seems to work properly except the default look of the blog is nothing to brag home about. If you start digging, you’ll probably find that your blog software uses CSS in its design. Now you’ll have to figure out how to manipulate the CSS to […]
This plugin will fade your text from the background to the foreground. You can also specify the color to begin the fade with. See it in action here.
The rp-comment-hilite plugin allows you to give special emphasis to a comment of a particular entry. The rationale is there may be one or more individual comments that are significant, and you would like them to stand out among the many other comments. This plugin is courtesy of Rebelpixel Productions.
This technical article is a few years old but it gives an in-depth analysis of the difference between Pingback and Trackback. The non-technical difference as I understand it is pingback automatically finds URI’s in the post and pings them while a trackback needs to have a URI entered manually.