By default, WordPress (at least in the current generation, 2.8) does not enable any kind of compression on its output. Some plugins, like WP Super Cache [http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-super-cache/], add gzip compression, but that’s an awfully big plugin if all you want is compressed output.
Better Search Widget 1.1 [https://coffeeonthekeyboard.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/better-search-widget.zip] is a significant upgrade to Better Search Widget [https://coffeeonthekeyboard.com/wp-plugin-better-search-widget-113/] that adds new features and fixes an old bug with internationalization. Features (New features in bold.) * Optional default value. * Optional, custom widget title**.** * Optional
I spent some of today working on bringing a couple of WordPress widgets up-to-date (Better Search [http://jamessocol.com/projects/better-search-widget.php] and Most Comments [http://jamessocol.com/projects/most-comments-widget.php]) only to discover there is a new widget API [http://codex.wordpress.org/Widgets_API#Developing_Widgets_on_2.