An Elegant Spam-Fighting, Widget-Breeding Superhero

I just had my one-year anniversary of hosting this blog with WordPress blog-hosting software. My experience has been much better than with Moveable Type — which I used prior. The primary reason? The WordPress’s Akismet:

Automattic Kismet (Akismet for short) is a collaborative effort to make comment and trackback spam a non-issue and restore innocence to blogging, so you never have to worry about spam again.

Akismet has protected AttentionMax from 11,908 spam comments already — and it reminds me of this pain relief every time I log in.

In addition to good spam fighting, the WordPress open-source development community is a high-powered machine when it comes to cranking out useful plugins and widgets (add-on software that enables things like navigation features, content management, analytics and integration with other  social media and content systems). You can see various widgets and plugins in action in my sidebar, like Twitter feed, fancy archive, tag cloud, and other. As of this post, I have 23 plugins installed and active, and seven widgets in sidebar one, and four in sidebar two.

Finally, WordPress is aesthetically pleasing. It’s simple.

Published by Max Kalehoff

Father, sailor and marketing executive.

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