10 Must Have WordPress Plugins
For every wordpress user out there, it is a must to have certain plugins installed. Without these plugins a change to success will be very small. Your blog needs to be visible in search engines, you dont want spam on your blog, your blog needs to fit on mobile devices, you need to track your visitor stats, you want a fast loading wordpress site, etc. Below i have collected a top 10 list of must have plugins for your wordpress site / blog.
1. Akismet: If you love spam, do not install this. If you hate spam just like most of us this is a must have plugin. Akismet checks all comment, and if it is spam the comment will be moved to the spam folder.
2. All in One Seo Pack: This pack helps you to make you wordpress blog SEO friendly (seo = search engine optimization), this is a must if you want you blog positive in the search engines.
3. Google XML Sitemap: This plugin will create a sitemap about your blog, this helps google and other search engines to index your website.
4. Digg Digg: This plugin enables you to add all the social bookmark buttons to your blog posts and pages like: Digg, Reddit, Dzone, YBuzz, Twitter, Facebook, Polladium, Stumbleupon and Delicious.
5. WP Super Cache: This plugins creates static HTML pages from you wordpress blog so it does not have to reload the PHP codes everytime the page is loaded. This results to a faster loading website.
6. WPtouch: These days a lot of people use a iPod Touch or iPhone. WPtouch is a theme package for your iPhone. It makes your wordpress website load faster and shows the content beautiful on these mobile devices.
7. TinyMCE Advanced: This plugin ads 15+ addons to the admin post area to help you write your post the way you want. WordPress also automatically removes the
and tags, when you write a post. You can disable this when you install this plugin.
8. Google Analytics: We all like to keep track of our visitors. The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin automatically tracks and segments all outbound links from within posts, comment author links, links within comments, blogroll links and downloads.
8.1. Pixelstats: Pixelstats is a good alternative for Google Analytics.
9. WP DB Backup: This plugin simple gives you the option to backup your database in one simple click. Definitely a must have plugin. It also allows you to optimize database, repair database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries.
10. AdSense Manager: Or Advertising Manager, will manage and rotate your Google Adsense and other ads on your WordPress blog. Like Google Adsense, AdBrite, Adify, AdGridWork, Adpinion, Adroll, Chitika, Commission Junction, CrispAds, OpenX, ShoppingAds, Yahoo!PN, and WidgetBucks ads.
Well go ahead and make sure you have all these plugins installed. If you have other plugins that you think are a must have. just leave a comment with the plugin.