New Plugins, New Feautures

Since the start of PSU blogs we’ve used the Akismet anti-spam plugin, but we’ve recently implemented a few other plugins offering new features:

  • bSuite gives you stats about how many hits your blog has received and what stories are most popular. Available widgets allow you to put a list of those popular posts in your sidebar, and shortcodes make it easier to manage your pages.
  • Video Quicktags makes it easy to embed videos from YouTube, Facebook, and other sites. To embed a YouTube video click the YouTube button and follow the simple instructions. Other sites are just as easy. video quicktags toolbar
  • Syntax Highlighter allows you to paste programming code in PHP, C++, and other languages with convenient highlighting. Simply wrap your code with shorttags like this: [sourcecode language='css']code here[/sourcecode]
  • Latex is a strange name for a very useful little plugin. Useful if you’re into mathematics, physics, or engineering, anyway. It allows you to display sophisticated formulae in your blog using LaTeX syntax. Here’s an example: $$!\Large f(x)=\int_{-\infty}^x e^{-t^2}dt$$

These plugins are all active and available for you to use now.