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.
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.