When you look at magazines, they have pretty sweet formatting. One of the techniques I like is the drop cap, where the first letter in a paragraph is quite large with the rest of the text wrapping about it. The break down of it all can be found in this article over at mandarindesign.com. So I thought, rather than hand-coding it in on posts, I'd just rather write a Wordpress plugin to do it for me. Usage is quite simple:

  1. Download the plugin.
  2. Untar it into your wp-content/plugins directory.
  3. Enable the plugin.
  4. In your posts, put the <caps> tag in front of the letter you'd like to have the style applied.