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Today we discuss and introduce you to the most popular plugins to use with WordPress websites. A plugin is a piece of software that is installed into the website that adds new functionality to the website.WordPress Popular Plugins

  • All in one SEO pack
    1. WordPress SEO Plugin to automatically optimise your WordPress blog for search engines.
  • Akismet
    1. Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the span it catches under your blog’s comments admin screen.
  • Google XML Sitemaps
    1. This 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 as sitemap, it is much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently.
  • Contact Form 7
    1. This plugin can manage multiple contact forms plus you can customise the form and the mail contents flexible with simple markup. The form support ajax-powered submitting, captcha, akismet filtering and so on.
  • NextGEN Gallery
    1. This gallery provides a powerful engine for uploading and manage galleries of images, with the ability to batch upload, import meta data, add/delete/rearrange/sort, edit thumbnails and more.
  • WP Super Cache
    1. This one generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress website. After a html file is generates your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the much heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.
  • Google Analytics for WordPress
    1. Track your website easily with lots of meta data.
  • WPTouch
    1. Automatically transforms your website for mobile devices.
  • WordPress Importer
    1. Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
  • Jetpack by wordpress.com
    1. Add the power of the cloud from WordPress.com
  • Fast Secure Contact Form
    1. Create and add contact forms in WordPress.
  • WP-PageNavi
    1. Installs the wp_pagenavi template for fancy pagination links.
  • WordPress SEO by Yeost
    1. Improve your SEO, write better content and have a fully optimised website.
  • Share Buttons by Locherz/ AddToAny
    1. Help people share, bookmark and email your content to social services.
  • WP e-commerce
    1. Free shopping cart plugin
  • Google Analyticator
    1. Adds the necessary scripts to the website to enable Google Analytics logging on any WordPress website.
  • Yet another related posts plugin
    1. A list of posts/pages related to current entry, give the reader other relevant content.
  • TinyMCE Advanced
    1. Adds 16 advanced plugins to the TinyMCE editior.
  • Sociable
    1. Introduces a banner to remind your users to spread the word of your blog and posts.
  • Really simple CAPTCHA
    1. A captcha process to work along side other plugins such as Contact Form 7.
  • GTrans
    1. Make your website available using Google Translate!
  • WP to Twitter
    1. Automatically tweet from your blog using your URL shortening service with a link back to your blog posts.
  • Broken Link Checker
    1. Monitors your blog for broken links and lets you know if any are found.
  • AddThis
    1. Social Bookmarking Widget allows visitor to book or share your website with over 330 services.
  • BuddyPress
    1. Let users sign-up and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections and creating groups and much more.
  • WPK-DB-Backup
    1. Easily backup your core database tables and other tables in the same database.
  • Smart Youtube PRO
    1. Easily insert videos/playlists into your post, comments and in your RSS feed.
  • Redirection
    1. A plugin to manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 messages and tidy up loose ends your website might have. This would be very useful migrating from one site to another.
  • WP-Polls
    1. Very customisable with lots of options to choose from run polls the way you want.

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