Oakley, CAPost #: 13
This is a quick list mostly of widgets I use on sites I own or manage. Feel free to add yours. The widget-creating site Noel mentioned is Widgetifyr
You can install these from the WordPress Plugins Database by searching on their names.
- Advanced Text Widget--lets you paste in HTML, PHP, or text
- AVH Extended Categories--lets you choose how your categories are displayed
- Customizable Search--lets you style your search box to match your site
- Collapsing Pages--gives you a drop-down menu for navigating your static pages
- Advanced Blogroll--lets you display only certain categories of links, in different sidebars, or different sections of your sidebar
- Query Posts--lets you display posts from your blog sorted by just about any criteria you can imagine. A little geeky to use.
- Collapsible Archive--creates a drop-down menu for your blog archive. Important to have once your blog gets to be long.
- Advertising Manager--for handling your Google AdWords and other ads.
- Polls--I have a poll about backups on the FileSlinger Backup Blog, courtesy of the WP-Polls plugin.
- WordPress Popular Posts--I use this on the Backup Blog, though I might switch to Query Posts instead, now that I've discovered it.
Add your own favorite widgets in the comments.