Top 15 WordPress Plugins Every Blogger Should Be Using

Are you tired of searching the web for the best wordpress plugins for your blog? If so then today is your lucky day because what I have you here is what I think to be the best plugins every blogger should be using for there blog or blogs period. I’m sure once you go through the list I have put together below and read through what each of these plugins can do for your blog you’ll soon agree that these are the best wordpress plugins you’ve been searching for.

I’ve spent countless hours searching the web for the best plugins for my blogs because with them they can simplify a lot of tedious work giving you more time to do what you need to do with your blogs. My suggestion to you is if you want to reduce the time involved with searching the web for the best wordpress plugins then make a plan now to read through the rest of this article.

Below is the list I have put together with some brief descriptions and hyperlinks to where you can download these wordpress plugins.

1. Akismet

Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blogs “Comments” admin screen.

2. All In One SEO

Optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).

3. Broken Link Checker

This plugin is will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.

4. WordPress Database Back Up

WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database, you may also backup other tables in the same database.

5. Exec-Php

The Exec-PHP plugin executes PHP code in posts, pages and text widgets.

6. Google XML Sitemaps

This plugin will create a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog.

7. MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer

Save your blog from getting tagged as ping spammer by installing this plugin.

8. MaxBlogPress Favicon

Help create brand awareness by displaying a little favourite icon (favicon) in the title of our blog next to the URL.

9. WP-Cache

WP-Cache is an extremely efficient WordPress page caching system to make you site much faster and responsive.

10. Auto Hyperlink URLs

Auto-hyperlink text URLs in post content and comment text to the URL they reference.

11. No Ping Wait

The purpose of the No Ping Wait plugin is to prevent WordPress authors from having to wait for all of the update services to respond to new post pings.

12. FD Feedburner Plugin

Redirects the main feed and optionally the comments feed to Feedburner.com.

13. WordPress.com Stats

Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks.

14. What Would Seth Godin Do

Displays a custom welcome message to new visitors and much more.

15. Popularity Contest

This will enable ranking of your posts by popularity; using the behavior of your visitors to determine each post’s popularity

That’s quite the list isn’t it? But they each serve a purpose as you’ll see when you look into each further. If you wish to search for more wordpress plugins you can at – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins, also, check out the Best WordPress Plugins by Cory Threlfall.

Lorelei

Lorelei is a co-founder of PSwish.com and Lorelei Web Design has over 15 years of experiences in Wordpress, web development, Photoshop & design. Fueled by coffee, chocolate, peanut butter and Irish cream.

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20 Responses

  1. SpkTruth2Pwr says:

    so useful! thank u!

  2. MCSE Angie says:

    The usability and sheer number of plugins to fit any type of blog is probably the number one reason why I love WordPress more than any other blogger platform out there.

  3. Hendy Irawan says:

    On no. 9, rather than WP-Cache, I would use WP Super Cache instead:

    http://ocaoimh.ie/wp-super-cache/

  4. thanks for your sharing

  5. Cool site, love the info.

  6. Thanks for the article, it was a good read indeed

    Can you provide more information on this?

  7. Stas says:

    I suggest to use free PHP IDE Codelobster PHP Edition with special WordPress plug-in.

  8. ejobnepal says:

    i need more some free stuffs on wordpress theme.
    if u get notify me ok.

    me
    ejobnepal

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