Now that the blog is working, somethings to make it easier. Shamus does a good review of plugin's. Better than just browsing them all...Also trolling http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/browse/popular/ is fun as well.
Ozh has fast become one of my favorite plugin developers. He consistently creates plugins that are practical and high quality. Iâ€™m running three of his plugins on all my installations that make the WP 2.5 dashboard experience a lot more fun.
Admin Dropdown Ozhâ€™ Admin Dropdown Menu reorganizes the WP 2.5 dashboard, putting all the links in a single row at the top of the dash. Whatâ€™s more, a simple mouseover for any menu tab will display a dropdown menu that will give one-click access to any submenu in the dash. This plugin effectively cuts dashboard navigation times in half.
Absolute Comments Ozhâ€™ Absolute Comments makes it fun and easy to reply to reader comments by reorganizing the Comments menu and allowing for instant comment reply right in the dashboard. Itâ€™s fast and powerful, and every WordPress user should be running this plugin.
Better Plugins Ozhâ€™ Better Plugins Page cleans up and reformats the plugin page, making it a little easier to look at and use. It also provides a set of filters that can be used to display only a particular subset of plugins.
The WP 2.5 dashboard comes with a fixed width, which is rather ugly for those of us who use a large monitor resolution. Remove Max Width undoes this limitation and allows the dashboard to stretch completely from side to side.