Webmastering & Design

Necessary WordPress Plugins

Two weeks ago when I posted about the free professional WordPress themes pack, I was asked about this blog template and the plugins that I use, my answer was short, but I promised to post about this issue, and here we go.

First thing, I want to let everybody know that my blog theme is a free one that everybody can get, but the original one look too different from that you see right now, because I made a lot of changes to it, and that include the customized header and footer, plus many other small modifications.

Let get back to the plugins, I don’t use too much plugins, I don’t even have deactivated plugins, I carry to get only the necessary and the useful ones that guarantee the maximum of utility. So, check out:

1/ Akismet: I think every blogger know about this plugin and had it already activated on his blog, because the Akmiset plugin block all the spam and junky comments. By the way Akismet has caught 568 spam for me since first installed.

2/ All In One SEO Pack: Essential for everyone who want to get his posts indexed with optimized description and keywords.

3/ Dual Feed: Allow you to offer your readers and visitors the opprtunity to grab full post feed and summary feed, It work for the full blog ( Main page feed, Search feed, Category feed, etc.. )

4/ Executable PHP Widget: Perfect plugin that allow you to add customized php codes to the sidebar with a simple drag and drop action, you can add up to 9 instances of this widget.

5/ FeedBurner FeedSmith: The best way to detects all your original WordPress feeds and redirects them to your FeedBurner feed in order to track every possible subscriber.

6/ Google XML Sitemaps: Automatically generate a sitemap compatible with the majority if search engines including Google, Yahoo, Msn and Ask.

7/ PHP Contact Form: A powerful plugin that offer you an easy to install contact page in order to better communicate with your readers, thos page is fully customized from the admin panel.

8/ Subscribe To Comments: Allow subscribed readers to receive notifications via emails for new comments posted in an indicated entry.

9/ WP Related Posts: Generate related posts list under each entry in the post page, based on tags.

Well, that’s all what I use for the moment as WordPress plugins for better blogging experience, I spent a long time of hard work and tests and I tried too many plugins in order to get this 12 element list, maybe I missed something, but in general I can say these are the most essential WordPress plugins for me. Do you have something to add? If yes, please share the wealth.

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    July 15, 2008 at 11:19

    Good list there 🙂
    One of those i was surprised to see is Wassup. I thought i was the only one using it.. As i see it very less mentioned everywhere..

    Its a really cool plugin!

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    July 16, 2008 at 14:46

    very usefull article,i didnt know most of these plugins,thanks a lot!

    2.6 wp released,hope all of them will still work with it too

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    July 17, 2008 at 11:03

    I never though that I will Install these much Plugins to my blog !! i am happy with Akismit, Feedburner, google sitemap and Statpress

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    Tanzil Ahmed
    August 20, 2008 at 04:02

    I want to know which plugin is in the side bar which shows recent visitors

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    October 21, 2008 at 04:51

    I am, Joseph
    lots of info on here

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    August 6, 2009 at 00:27

    Good story for me but please more details.

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    September 19, 2009 at 22:37

    Stunning blog and good article. High 5 for u man !

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    July 31, 2009 at 21:22

    Thanks bro, It’s always good to hear from you (Y)

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