Recommended WordPress Plugins

There are thousands of WordPress plugins available.  The following list are the ones that I use on every one of my websites.  Some of these I have written reviews on already.  Over time I plan to write a review on each and every one of them.  This will just be a list of the plugins with a brief note on what they do for you.

  • AddToAny: Share/Bookmark/Email Button – provides a button for your visitors to share the post with their friends if they wish
  • AkismetFilters out spam comments on your posts, a great labor saver – My Akismet Review
  • All in One SEO Packprovides the search engines additional information so that you may rank higher with them – My All in One SEO Review
  • cbnet Ping Optimizer – prevents you from looking like a spammer to the search engines if you spend a lot of time editing your posts (no ping with each save)
  • Easy Privacy Policy – provides a privacy policy statement for your site that is Adsense compliant
  • Exclude Pages from Navigation – allows you to flag pages for exclusion from menus and page lists
  • Facebook Like Button plugin – as it says, ties you into the Facebook like system
  • Google XML Sitemapsa must have, provides the search engines with an XML sitemap whenever your site changes so that it gets re-crawled
  • SEO Friendly Imagesadds title and alt tags to images in your posts for improved SEO
  • WordPress Database Backup – schedule backups of your site to be emailed to you
  • WordPress Thread Comment – changes the look of post comments to be more like a forum thread
  • WP Super Cache – speeds up your site for visitors
  • Zemantarecommends public domain pictures that are relevant to your post, related articles, links to other posts related to the current post

What are your favorite plug-ins?  Please post them below in the comment box.  I am always on the look-out for new plugins that will improve my sites.

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    A very interesting read and a great post alltogether. Would you mind if I posted the same article on my blog (with a reference to your website)?

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    In relation to WordPress and WordPress plugins. We have created a really interesting viral traffic plugin that could for sure benefit your site increase the visits. It makes use of the Facebook Like or Share buttons but in a way that you could not imagine. Our plugin gently pushes predefined text to the users of the blog so that they will most likely Like or Share your page much frequently than with any other method. You will still be able to still use the normal Like/Share buttons by your blogs). This method will allow visitors for example recommend your index page to all their friends which a portion of will visit and virally increase traffic to your website. You can control the plugin in alot of ways so it suits you. If you go to the ilikeviral.com site, you can see how it works. So if you want more visits and viral increase in traffic, check it out. The affiliate program is also very with high commission so you should also look at that even if you think the plugin is not fitting you. Thanks

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    I had a friend say “your site won’t open in my Iphone right? So I scoured the forums and found a recommendation to “WordPress Mobile Edition By Crowd Favorite” – called my friend back and said “try my site again” – he did and said “WOW – that is cool, how’d you do that?” I just laughed and said when you get a blog I’ll show you. Note: follow directions exactly – upload the compressed file to your cpanel and un-compress it there, then put the files in the right folders.

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    thanks for sharing these plugins

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    Hi, yeah this article is truly good and I have learned lot of
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