Essential WordPress Plugin



WordPress without plugin will not be fun. Even though there has been numerous posts covering this. Here’s my recomendation:

  1. Advanced Category Excluder. This plugin helps you to manage your content, RSS feeds, sidebar widgets, and fine tune where you want to display your posts, pages, links, link categories, or hide.
  2. Akismet. Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep.
  3. All in One SEO Pack. Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog.
  4. AntiVirus. Security solution as a smart, effectively plugin to protect your blog against exploits and spam injections.
  5. Bad Behavior. Deny automated spambots access to your PHP-based Web site.
  6. Contact Form 7. Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
  7. Disqus Comment System. As blogged before. The Disqus comment system replaces your WordPress comment system with your comments hosted and powered by Disqus. Head over to the Comments admin page to set up your DISQUS Comment System.
  8. FD Feedburner Plugin. Redirects all feeds to a Feedburner feed
  9. Fluency Admin. Give your WordPress admin the Fluency look. You can customize Fluency using the options found under ‘Fluency Options’ in the ‘Settings’ menu.
  10. Google Analyticator. Adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google’s Analytics. After enabling this plugin visit the settings page and enter your Google Analytics’ UID and enable logging.
  11. Google XML Sitemaps. This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and to better index your blog.
  12. Login LockDown. Adds some extra security to WordPress by restricting the rate at which failed logins can be re-attempted from a given IP range.
  13. More Fields. Add more input boxes to use on the write/edit page.
  14. PJW Page Excerpt. Allows you to edit excerpts for Pages.
  15. Redirection. Manage all your 301 redirects and monitor 404 errors.
  16. Secure WordPress. Little basics for secure your WordPress-installation.
  17. SexyBookmarks. SexyBookmarks adds a (X)HTML compliant list of social bookmarking icons to each of your posts.
  18. Similiar Posts. Displays a highly configurable list of related posts. Similarity can be based on any combination of word usage in the content, title, or tags.
  19. 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.
  20. User Photo. Allows users to associate photos with their accounts by accessing their “Your Profile” page. Uploaded images are resized to fit the dimensions specified on the options page; a thumbnail image is also generated.
  21. Viper’s Video Quicktags. Easily embed videos from various video websites such as YouTube, DailyMotion, and Vimeo into your posts.
  22. W3 Total Cache. The fastest and most complete WordPress performance plugin. Dramatically improve the speed and user experience of your site. Add browser, page, object and database caching as well as minify and content delivery network (CDN) to WordPress.
  23. WordPress Database Backup. On-demand backup of your WordPress database.
  24. wp-jquery-lightbox. A drop in replacement for LightBox-2 and similar plugins.
  25. WP Security Scan. Perform security scan of WordPress installation.
  26. WPTouch. A plugin which formats your site with a mobile theme for visitors on Apple iPhoneiPod touchGoogle AndroidBlackberry Storm and TorchPalm Pre and other touch-based smartphones.


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