The Sweet Plugin: Featured Image Column

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Today brings the return of The Sweet Plugin, which is easily our most popular show at WPCandy. For those of you new to the show, The Sweet Plugin is a daily show where we examine an awesome WordPress plugin and give it a dry run.

This latest episode brings us Featured Image Column, which you can hear about just past the jump. The video is embedded at the top of this post’s page, with more about the plugin below.

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The Sweet Plugin: Gravatar Widget

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Today’s Sweet Plugin is Gravatar Widget, a plugin that simply adds a widget to your WordPress site (therefore one of my favorite kinds of plugins). Gravatar Widget will display the Gravatar information for anyone you choose in the sidebar, which makes it particularly useful for showing off your blog’s author(s).

The video is embedded at the top of this post’s page, with more about the plugin below.

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The Sweet Plugin: WP Help

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Today’s Sweet Plugin will be best for those who have ever had to send instructions to someone—a client, perhaps a friend—instructions for using a WordPress website. Instead of relying on email or some other contrived option, WP Help allows you to write out your instructions within WordPress itself.

The video is embedded at the top of this post’s page, with more about the plugin below.

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The Sweet Plugin: Health Check

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Today’s Sweet Plugin directly relates to the newly released WordPress 3.2. It’s called Health Check, and makes sure that your host is prepared for the new version, which requires PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5. If you aren’t sure that your host (or your friend’s) is ready for the change, this plugin will set your mind at ease.

The video is embedded at the top of this post’s page, with more about the plugin below.

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