Usually I attempt to share useful WordPress information but today, I thought we could have some fun with 5 of the most annoying WordPress plugins. Seriously, what were they thinking? Do we really need any of these? Please note, I have not tested any of these. I am basing their annoyance level completely on the demo or description of it’s purpose.
As always, please let me know about other annoying WordPress plugins. Or, even if they aren’t annoying, ones that make you ask, “What were they thinking?”
Comment Approved Notifier – If you moderate comments, this plugin will automatically send out an email when the comment has been approved. I am willing to admit that there be a legitimate use for this plugin but why would I want to get an email telling me this. Am I so anxious to have my comment moderated that I must instantly know when it is available for the world to view?
Lolcats Widget – This plugin will retrieve the latest lolcat and display as a widget. If you don’t know what lolcats is/are, you can visit the site and review the about page. While lolcats are an interesting diversion, I see no reason to display the latest on your blog. I also think that lolcats have become as overused as “I can haz”, “FAIL”, “FTW”, and “Internets”. If you haven’t seen any of those terms before, follow a ton of people on Twitter, do nothing but stare at the tweets all day, and then pray these trends end soon.
Hangman Plugin – You know, just like the game. If you’ve needed to add this game to your blog, well, then this plugin is just for you.
Falling Snowflakes (Or Leaves) – If you want some seasonal cheer, you can add falling snowflakes (well, it’s called that but right now I see falling leaves) to your blog. Of course, this is best used if you don’t want anyone to actually be able to read any of your content.
Rock, Paper, Scissors – If you are completely bored with hangman, you can mix things up and add Rock Paper Scissors to your blog instead. Fun times will be had by all who visit!
Hope you fun with all of these! And, if you are inclined to install all 5 on your site, please let me know so I can get some screenshots.
photo credit: Jsome1
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