Blog Control helps to avoid the common operations blog's owners do when adopting a new template: add scripts from mybloglog, google analytics, adsense or other ad network. The plugin adds some automatic link modification (target, nofollow, ...) and bots-blocking meta tag on specific pages. Read more in the description.
Aggressive cache. If you want to try out an aggressive cache system, blog control have an implementation of a cache for wordpress pages. It's experimental, not to be used on high traffic volume blogs, but on those have low database resources. Read the installation istructions.
Head and footer code. Blog Control is a plugin that helps in controlling some behaviour of your blog. It lets you to add code in the footer and head section of a template, eg. to add code from services like the google sitemaps, mygloglog tracking script, analytics script without modify the template. So your configurations are template-change-proof.
Post trasformation. With this plugin you can add an html block before, after and after the "more break" in a post. I use this to add my adsense code without changing the template pages. Those html blocks accept some "tag" like [title] or [title_enconded] that are replaced with the post title (plain or url econded). Tipical usage is a link like this:
Related posts. The plugin has a simple related posts function based on a full text index of mysql, like the standard related post implementation of other plugins. The related posts can be added after a posts using the tag [related] in the "after post" html block code. The output is controlled by some parameters which let to set how the relates posts list is displayed.
Links. The plugin have many other options: a way to track the outbound links (if you use google analytics), add the "nofollow" in the post links, force a new windows for all the links outside your domain.
HTML compression. You can set the plugin to compress the html produced: you can gain from 10 to 30%.
Bots blocking. You can force a meta tag in categories and search pages to block the bots (useful to avoid the content duplication issue).
1. Put the folder "blog-control" into [wordpress_dir]/wp-content/plugins/
2. Go into the WordPress admin interface and activate the plugin
3. Optional: go to the options page and configure the plugin