I’ve posted before about being a somewhat “late-adopter” of WordPress, but now that over 90% of the sites I run are powered by the wonderful WP, I spend a lot of time in various WP Dashboards. Which is why I love these plugins, made specifically for back-end administrators:
Because of the aforementioned serious amount of time I’m in WordPress, it really helps to be able to keep track of to-dos from within the Dashboard. A widget lets you quickly see your task list, and it’s easy to create and manage tasks for other authors or admins, and write comments on these tasks. Download WP-Task-Manager »
Like most designers, I’m very nitpicky when it comes to typography. This plugin features a host of options for people like me, including proper hyphenation, detailed spacing control (e.g. widow protection, forced internal wrapping, etc.), and smart character replacement for things like quote marks and copyright symbols. Download wp-Typography »
Finally, there’s GD Press Tools. Certainly not for the faint-hearted, this is one powerful plugin, with included options ranging from maintenance operations, to tracking the popularity of your posts and pages, to some very good database tools. Before you dive into using this plugin, make sure you spend some time learning which features work with your version of WordPress. Download GD Press Tools »
Which WordPress plugins make your life easier?