10 WordPress Plugins You Can’t Live Without

I have been working with wordpress for nearlly a year now. As a front-end and a back-end web developer I have come across an assortment of plugins that make life so much easier for a wordpress user.

Social networking, search engine optermization, spam filtering and validated forms is now much easier to manage and mantain with this handful of plugins.

Click the screenshot to be taken to the plugin author’s website.

Akismet by Matt Mullenweg

If pingback and comment spam is a problem for you, activate Akismet and say no more to Spam!

All in One SEO Pack by Michael Torbert

Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog.

Contact Form 7 – By Takayuki Miyoshi

As the title says, just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.

Lightbox Plus by Dan Zappone

Lightbox Plus implements ColorBox as a lightbox image overlay tool for WordPress.

Executable PHP Widget by Otto

Execute php with this custom widget, as showcased on our sidebar for our sponsors.

TweetMeme Retweet Button by TweetMeme

Tweet about your favourite posts or pages via wordpress.

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin by mitcho

Associates posts with similar content together at the bottom of the page.

WP-PageNavi by Lester Chan

Adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress site. As showcased on nenuno creative.

Vipper’s Video Quicktags by Viper007bond

Add easy shortcodes to embed video’s from your favourite streaming websites such as Youtube, Vimeo and Google Video.

New Tag Cloud by Dennis Hueckelheim

The plugin provides an widget wich shows a tag cloud with the tags used by the new WordPress own tagging feature.

Please let us know what your favourite plugins are, for our next feature!

One Comment

  1. Great information about the pluggins. u mentioned All in one SEO, but it working properly for my site. so i jumped to platinum SEO. now i have good traffic.
    any good post for a person who was new to wordpress.

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