Top 20 Plugins to Install on your WordPress Blog
Posted by Mark Entest on Jul 27th, 2010
- Pretty Links – Link shortener, ex. YourDomainName.com/YourLink
- Digg Digg – Adds the cool Share and Tweet button, to your site. (look on the right of this article) With Digg Digg you can pick over a dozen sites to link to your article from within this one plugin.
- Ultimate Google Analytics – Use this plugin to link your google analytics account to your blog. Just copy and paste your UA code.
- Platinum SEO Pack – Quickly add Meta tags, keywords, and descriptions to your blog posts.
- Facebook Like Box – Got a Fan/ Like page for your business? Show it off on the sidebar with this plugin.
- Contact Form 7 – Create a simple (or complicated) contact form, and make it easy for your readers to contact you.
- Disqus Comment System – You can find it at the bottom of this article. Disqus is our prefer program for commenting
- WP Super Edit – Make WordPress more like a word processing program. With this plugin you can change fonts, font sizes, and have advanced image and linking options. Great plugin.
- WP Super Cache – Helps your blog load up quicker to repeat viewers of your site.
- Google XML Sitemaps – Creates sitemaps for your site, which allows google’s SEO robots to link your site to google search quickly and easy. Just set it and forget it.
- Shockingly Simple Favicon – Helps you upload an image and change your favicon.
- cbnet Ping Optimizer – Sends your blog updates to News sites with information on your RSS feed updates.
- Exclude Pages (from Navigation) – Want to create a secret page on your blog? Want to create a special offer that requires a hidden link to access? Then this is your plugin.
- SEO Friendly Images – Helps your image posts show up in online image searches.
- WP Auto Tagger – This plugin searches your blog posts for keywords to be used in SEO and META tags.
- Facebook Like Button Plugin – Click the like button on this page, and you will be able to recommend this article to your friends. Your readers will do the same on your sites.
- SexyBookmarks – Check out the share an enjoy images below. You can pick over 50 sites to link your blog to and share.
- Yet Another Related Posts Plugin – Links articles on your blog together which leads to longer viewer-ship times on your blog.
- WP Greet box – This plugin adds a cool welcome box at the top of your blog posts to new readers.
- WP125 – Helps you track and manage 125×125 advertisements on your website.
Comment below and tell us your favorite wordpress plugins. Which ones did we leave out? How would you rank them in importance?
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