Today, i would like to recommend you some best wordpress plugins and must-have plugins if you are planning to open a wordpress blog/website. As we know, wordpress have a ton of plugins to choose, have useful plugins and outdated plugins too. After installing wordpress, you should consider to choose right plugins for your purpose. Just take a look our recommended wordpress plugins:
By default, WordPress dont have Contact form, we need to create own contact form. Contact form 7 can help you on that, its simple, fletxible plugin, easy to use and configure thats what i can say about Contact Form 7.
Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on. And supports multi languages.
Dont forget to get a recaptcha key at http://www.google.com/recaptcha/whyrecaptcha
With those plugins, you can also replace default WordPress Captcha with reCaptcha and enhance your spam protect system.
This is WordPress SEO plugin to automatically optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines.
You can get PRO version of All In One seo pack with cheap price here. All In One SEO Pack Pro
More about Pro version you can read here.
Improve your wordpress websites performance and user experience via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support. Totally FREE.
W3 Total Cache Supports:
– Page Cache
– Minify CSS/JS files manualy or automatically
– Database cache
– Object Cache
– Browser Cache
– Memcached, disk cache, xcache, Alternative PHP Cache (APC), eAccelerator, Wincache
You can use some alternative wordpress cache plugins such as : Wp super cache, WP Widget Cache , WP File Cache , DB Cache Reloaded Fix , Quick Cache, WP Widget Cache
This plugin help to create XML sitemap for your wordpress website/blog.
Google XML Sitmaps plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.
WordPress, by default, includes a simple robots.txt file that’s dynamically generated from within the WP application. This is great! but maybe you want to change the content.
Enter WP Robots Txt, a plugin that adds an additional field to the “Privacy Settings” admin page where you can do just that.
**robots.txt Example: **
User-agent: * Disallow: /wp-admin/ Disallow: /wp-includes/ Disallow: /contact/ Sitemap: http://www.adminblog.com/sitemap.xml.gz
By using Disallow:, you can block pages, directories, files which you dont want search engine crawls and index.
Sitemap: line to tell search engines where your sitemap is and let’s them download your sitemap.
Note: You need XML Google Sitemap plugin above.
Installed by default on your fresh wordpress but you need to put your API key. Akismet is used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam.
Get you API key here https://akismet.com/resend/
You are using affiliate programs? selling traffic or adding some private pages to your websites. Would be nice if we can hide them behind friendly urls. “Affiliate Link Cloaking” can do that.
Affiliate link cloaking can hide affiliate links from visitors so that you don’t worry about visitors remove your affiliate id and visit product website directly. It also can be used as link shrink plugin. It can shrink link and make it to be short url/short link. When visitors click shrinked link, it will redirect to your original link.
Affiliate link cloaking also tracks the hits and unique visitors of each link. You can find which cloaked links perform well and which need to be modified or removed.
Syntax highlighting for many languages. High performing. Clean, small and valid (X)HTML. Code block styles are highly&easy configurable.
This plugin is useful for you if you want to add HTML/PHP/Perl/Pash .. source codes to your blog posts like Adminblog does
Display a list of related entries on your site and feeds based on a unique algorithm. Now with custom post type support!
Open external links in a new window/tab, add “external” / “nofollow” to rel-attribute, set icon, XHTML strict, SEO friendly…
SEO Friendly Images is a WordPress SEO plugin which automatically updates all images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes for SEO purposes. If your images do not have ALT and TITLE already set, SEO Friendly Images will add them according the options you set. Additionally this makes the post W3C/xHTML valid as well.
This plugin allows you to disable links from comment author names and their comments. No more spam posts from bots or human submissions.
Simply hide widgets on specified pages. Adds checkboxes to each widget to either show or hide it on every site page.
After installing this pluign, you can control where your widgets should display.
You need a support or discussion forum for your website. bbPress is your no.1 choice. bbPress is forum software with a twist from the creators of WordPress.
Official website: http://bbpress.org
Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community.
BuddyPress lets users register on your site and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups and much more. A social network in a box, BuddyPress lets you build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community.
Some days ago i wrote a post about Build your own community with WordPress, BuddyPress and BBpress
You can read that post again to know how great bbpress and buddypress are.
This plugin is your WordPress database management solution. Wp-DBManager allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up, optimizing and repairing of database.
Strictly AutoTags is a plugin that automatically adds the most relevant tags to posts.
Strictly AutoTags is a plugin that scans an English language post for words that could be used as tags and then orders them so that the most relevant words get added against the post. Just because a word appears in a post that is already in your list of tags does not mean that it should automatically be added against the article. Therefore the plugin orders all matching tags in descending order and picks only those that occur the most.
Not DONE yet! I just have listed 16 useful wordpress plugins for your blog/websites. I will update the plugin list , You can check back this post later 😉
If you want us help you find a unique plugin for your project, feel free leave a comment, We will try my best to help you. cheers.
Written on 21 April 2012