My WordPress Plugin List Revealed (Part 2)

WordPress Plugins are applications that enhance a WordPress websites capabilities and provide additional functionality. They are easy to install and configure so you don’t need to be a programmer or web designer to set them up. For instance, the social bookmark buttons at the bottom of each post and page on this site are a plugin.

Over the years, I have developed a list of WordPress plugins that I install on all my sites. In part1, I shared 20 of my favorite plugins that I use on my sites. In this post I  share the other plugins I install on my sties..

Exclude Pages From Navigation – Allows you to exclude pages from the primary navigation.

Exec-PHP – Allows you to execute php code in your posts, pages, and text widgets.

LessThanWeb Testimonials – Display client testimonials in your website. Display them in a page and/or in a sidebar widget. Supports segmenting testimonials into groups.

RB Internal Links – Link to other blog posts and pages without specifying the full URL. Uses a UI to ease finding the post or page you want to link to.

SEO Smart Links – SEO Smart Links provides automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow and much more.

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin – Returns a list of related entries based on a unique algorithm for display on your blog and RSS feeds. A templating feature allows customization of the display.

Facebook Fan Box – Displays a Facebook Fan Box

Facebook Like – Adds a Facebook Like button below posts and pages

Subscribe to Comments Now! – Subscribe to Comments plugin has “subscribe without commenting” form, but you must edit your template to insert it. This plugin displays this form without the need to edit anything.

AntiVirus – Security solution as a smart, effectively plugin to protect your blog against exploits and spam injections.

Facebook Comments for WordPress – Allows your visitors to comment on posts using their Facebook profile.

Google Analyticator – Adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google’s Analytics.

Maintenance Mode – Adds a splash page to your blog that lets visitors know your blog is down for maintenance. Logged in administrators get full access to the blog including the front-end.

What Would Seth Godin Do – Displays a custom welcome message to new visitors and another to return visitors.

WordPress Firewall – Blocks suspicious-looking requests to WordPress.

WP Security Scan – Perform security scan of WordPress installation looking for suspicious code.

Facebook Like Button Plugin – The new Facebook like button.

There are thousands of other plugins out there but these are the ones I use day in and day out to provide an optimal visitor experience and make my sites shoot to the top of the search engines with minimal effort.

Karen

By |February 21st, 2011|Blog Success, Featured|0 Comments

My WordPress Plugin List Revealed (Part 1)

WordPress Plugins are applications that enhance a WordPress websites capabilities and provide additional functionality. They are easy to install and configure so you don’t need to be a programmer or web designer to set them up. For instance, the social bookmark buttons at the bottom of each post and page on this site are a plugin.

Over the years, I have developed a list of WordPress plugins that I install on all my sites. In this post and a future one I’ll share my list with you.

Akismet – Filters your blog from spam comments and track back spam.

All in One SEO Pack – Out-of-the-box SEO for your website.

Audio Player – Highly configurable but simple mp3 player for playing audio in web pages.

WordPress Plugins

Broken Link Checker – checks your blog for broken links and missing images and notifies you on the dashboard and via email if broken links are found.

CommentLuv – Shows a link to the last post from the commenters blog by parsing the feed at their site when they leave a comment. Rewards your readers and encourages more comments.

Content Slide Plugin – Displays a simple slideshow.

Dagon Design Sitemap Generator – Generates a fully customizable sitemap.

Fast Secure Contact Form – Display forms on web pages, and sends the information via email when submitted. Blocks spammers. Includes a CAPTCHA.

Google XML Sitemaps – Generates the special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing to better index your blog.

Hana FLV Player – Easily embed flash videos in your website.

MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer – Prevent your blog from getting tagged as a ping spammer.

NoFollow Free – Remove the nofollow tag from your blog’s comments, encouraging visitors to leave more comments.

SexyBookmarks – Shows a list of the common social bookmarking icons to blog posts and pages. You can configure which icons are shown.

Simple CAPTCHA – a simple captcha system for your comment system to prevent spam.

TweetMeme Retweet Button – Adds a button which easily lets you retweet your blog posts and pages.

Viper’s Video Quicktags – Easily embed videos from various video websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Daily Motion in your posts and pages.

Widget Logic – Allows you to configure which widgets appear in the sidebar on specific pages.

WordPress.com Stats – Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks.

WordPress Database Backup – On-demand backup of your WordPress database.

Dean’s Permalinks Migration – Allows you to safely change your permalink structure without breaking the old links in the website, without hurting your google pagerank.

Stay tuned for part 2!

Karen

By |February 18th, 2011|Blog Success, Featured|3 Comments