If you’re running a tight schedule, publishing-wise, and you need your RSS feed to reflect the actual timeline of the release of your articles, FeedBurner might seem to lag somtimes. Other reasons you might need to make FeedBurner update quickly are for podcast feeds, feeds being used for alerts or notifications … I’m sure you know better than me what you want to use it for!
This is because, by default, FeedBurner pings your feed on a 30 minute interval. In order to increase this interval, you must direct FeedBurner to do so. Navigate to the Ping FeedBurner submission form and enter your FeedBurner feed URL; FeedBurner will immediately synchronize with your actual feed and continue on with a much more real-time watch on it.
I set up so many WordPress blogs, for myself and others, so its really easy to overlook a step or two during the setup process once in a while. Let this post be a reminder to you, readers, and myself, to add these five nifty plugins. We do want our websites to be the best that they can be, no?
WordPress Automatic Upgrade
I definitely try to remember to install this on all of my WordPress blogs, it saves so much time when you have twenty or more blogs to upgrade when a new version comes around. WordPress Automatic Upgrade does exactly what the name details, automatically (well, you click a button in your control panel after it alerts you a new version is available) downloads the newest stable release of WordPress, and installs it. Perhaps we’ll see this plugin included like Akismet someday?
Live Comment Preview
Shows your readers exactly how their reply to your post will appear, in real time. Pretty neat feature that really increases the interaction between the user and your website.
WP Auto Tagger
WP Auto Tagger makes great use of the Yahoo! API to match search results against your current post’s content and provides relevant, popularly searched tags automatically. It doesn’t override any tags you suggest, either.
The way WordPress displays trackbacks to your posts from other websites is kind of ugly, and kind of not that SEO friendly. Well, don’t forget to change all that to suit your needs with this WordPress plugin.
Most Commented Posts
Show your hottest topics with this plugin, which displays these posts in your sidebar much like the “Most Popular Posts” or “Recent Comments” sidebar items.
Don’t forget to bookmark the Five Most Overlooked WordPress Plugins, so you don’t forget next time!