When I first installed squirrelmail (a web IMAP client), one of the first things I enjoyed doing was installing a whack of new plugins that did all sorts of wacky things. Some of them got deleted for not working and/or conflicting with important things, but most of them stayed and many of them are even used by the customers. Squirrelmail gets slagged sometimes, but it works reasonably for light duty users and isn’t completely horrible for high usage users as a backup. It also proves that mail is working so that we don’t have to support all the intricacies of everyone’s mail client… most notably outlook.
Anyways… I put aside some time this afternoon to do the same for wordpress. Look through some plugins. Select some and install them.
So… the first few were the ones from the last post. Please pay. Monthly, no less. Next were some other questionable business models. Then some broken ones. Then… just… crap.
This leads me to what I think will become a running series: Gilbert’s laws of the internet.
1. The internet is for the free exchange of crap. Anything worth money will either be so choked with spam and scam as to be not worth your time to get from the internet or it will be roughly the same price as in the brick and mortar store you could otherwise find it.
Now a notable exception to this is the extremely long tail. The somewhat long tail is still largely subject to Rule #1, but the extremely long tail isn’t available in stores. Still won’t save you money.