Testing Jet Pack

I installed the Jet Pack Plugin on a couple of blogs this week… So I don’t have a lot to say about it yet.

So far, I don’t see much, tracks some stats, adds social bookmark links… I still need to see what it does to load time. I’ll be back

Okay (back)… I don’t like a lot of extra javascript and css files all crammed into the head section of the website and this is the reason I Won’t be using Jet Pack… I will continue to look, in my spare time, for a free CDN.

I am seeing the use of CDN’s as a necessary tool for international delivery

What plugins I’m keeping through 2014:

Akismet
Used by millions… possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. Activate this first and watch…
Version 3.0.2 | By Automattic

Bad Behavior
Blasts automated spambots…
Version 2.2.15 | By Michael Hampton

EWWW Image Optimizer
Reduce file sizes for images within WordPress including NextGEN Gallery and GRAND FlAGallery. Uses jpegtran, optipng/pngout, and gifsicle.
Version 2.0.1 | By Shane Bishop

Exec-PHP
I use it to create and automatically update a (html) sitemap… also, Executes < ?php ?> code in your posts, pages and text widgets.
Version 4.9 | By Sören Weber

Tiger Technologies Plugin
Enhances the security and performance of a WordPress site running on Tiger Technologies servers.
Version 1.0 | By Tiger Technologies

Vice Versa
Convert Pages to Posts and Vice Versa
Version 2.2.3 | By Jason Lau

WP Clean Up
Cleans up the wordpress database by removing “revision” “draft” “auto draft” “moderated comments” “spam comments” “trash comments” “orphan postmeta” “orphan commentmeta” “orphan relationships” “dashboard transient feed”… and optimize your WordPress database without going into phpMyAdmin.
Version 1.2.3 | By BoLiQuan

WP Defer Loading
Defer loading javascript for WordPress. Without any additional library. Just the way Google ask you to do it.
Version 1.0.2 | By Bass Jobsen

WP Super Cache
My standard caching plugin for WordPress.
Version 1.4.2 | By Automattic