Just to give Credit where it’s due, here’s a list of software, plugins, themes etc., that have been used on this site:

WordPress – The main “engine” behind the website

Freshy 2 – The site’s theme (style used is a modification of the Dark Drax style) – from Julien De Luca

Customize – Allows a theme to be customised – again fromĀ  Julien De Luca

Akismet – Anyone publishing a WordPress site should use this anti-Comment-Spam plugin

NextGEN Gallery – A well featured gallery plugin

Lightbox 2 – (no longer used on the site – see next item) added into the NextGEN Gallery to give a nice effect when viewing pictures (needs a hack for WP 2.7.x)

Shadowbox JS – a drop-in replacement for Lightbox – no hacks required, and appears to be a nicer effect

AdSense Manager – This plugin helps you to manage your AdSense adverts more easily (rather than pasting code into each page/post/sidebar)

Google XML Sitemaps – Generate’s an XML Sitemap that Google understand – far better than using Notepad!

Collroll – Collapsing Blogroll – allows the links feature in WordPress to be used and displayed in Pages/Posts – once the keyword is in the page/post, you don’t have to keep editing the post to add more links

And the odd hack of php code here and there, where things need fixing, or a plugin doesn’t quite work as expected.

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