Plugins are one of the main reasons I enjoy using WordPress. Here are four I end up using in nearly all WordPress related projects. I hope you find them useful.

  1. WP Super Cache - Simply activating this plugin will increase the load times of your site, especially on shared hosting environments.
  2. Maintenance Mode - A great utility plugin that allows you to activate a branded "maintenance" page, ideal for when you are deploying big changes or updating your data.
  3. Advanced Custom Fields - A recent addition to my standard library. This plugin allows you to add groups of meta boxes to your posts, pages and custom post types. Field types include date pickers, text, HTML editor and many more. Spend $25AUD on the "repeater field", you won't regret it.
  4. Custom Post Template - This plugin allows you to selectively choose templates for any individual post. For example, you can assign an entirely different template to posts in a particular category. Your chosen template will replace single.php for the specified post.

Dive Deeper

If you want to know more about the Pastry Box Project, you can read about the genesis (and goals) of the project.

Swim In The Stream

A stream of all the thoughts published on the Pastry Box Project is available. Keep it open somewhere, and lose yourself in it whenever you feel like it.

Meet Your Host

There are not only pieces of software talking to each other behind this website. There is a human, too. The Pastry Box is brought to you by Alex Duloz.

Stay Tuned

You can follow @thepastrybox on Twitter. For direct inquiries, get in touch with @alexduloz.