The Top Notch WordPress Plugins I Use
I frequently get asked about which WordPress plugins I use or how I implement various features on my site, like my Featured, Archives, and Contact pages. So instead off replying in “one off” answers, I thought I would just post a listing of the various plugins I am currently using along with a brief comment about each. I say currently as I am constantly trying new plugins, and making changes. I will try to keep this list as current as possible.
Here’s the list:
- Akismet – Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not.
- All in One SEO Pack – Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog.
- Articles – Display posts in an ‘Articles’ list.
- Bad Behavior – Deny automated spambots access to your PHP-based Web site.
- Better Comments Manager – Better Comments manager allows you to view your comments post wise, it also allows you to reply to your comments from within admin panel without you having to visit the site to respond to comments
- Dofollow – Disables the rel=nofollow attribute in comments.
www.Preference – Provides 301 redirects to queries with /index.php and enforces your use or non-use of www.
- Executable PHP widget – Like the Text widget, but it will take PHP code as well. Up to 9 instances of this widget may exist.
- FeedBurner FeedSmith – This plugin detects all ways to access your original WordPress feeds and redirects them to your FeedBurner feed so you can track every possible subscriber.
- Google Sitemaps – This generator will create a Google compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog.
- MyAvatars – This plugin allows you to add MyBlogLog.com avatars to WordPress comments.
- NET Bible – Finds Bible chapters and versus written in your post, and turns them into a links to Bible.org
- Popularity Contest – This will enable ranking of your posts by popularity; using the behavior of your visitors to determine each post’s popularity. You set a value (or use the default value) for every post view, comment, etc. and the popularity of your posts is calculated based on those values.
- Post Teaser – Post Teaser generates a preview or “teaser” of a post for the main, archive and category pages, with a link underneath to go to the full post page. It includes features to generate a word count, image count, and an estimated reading time.
- Related Posts – Returns a list of the related entries based on active/passive keyword matches.
- RSS Feed Signature – Add a customised signature or tag-line to your RSS feed(s).
- SRG Clean Archives – This plugin is designed to display your archive listings in a clean, uniform, single-query fashion that’s Search Engine friendly on a dedicated page or in your sidebar.
- Subscribe To Comments – Allows readers to receive notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry.
- TailHitter – Adds the HitTail Code to every WordPress Post/Page
- WordPress Database Backup – On-demand backup of your WordPress database.
- wp-cache – Very fast cache module. It’s composed of several modules, this plugin can configure and manage the whole system.
- WP-ContactForm: Akismet Edition – WP-ContactForm: Akismet Edition is a spam-resistant drop-in contact form.