WordPress Plugins – What’s In My Toolbox

With a half-gazillion plugins created for WordPress, it’s hard to know what you need, what you don’t – what’s good, what’s not.

Here’s a list of the plugins I currently use – what they do and why I use them.

Akismet – Filters out comment and track-back spam.

Bad Behavior – Prevents spammers from ever delivering their junk, and in many cases, from ever reading your site in the first place.

Breadcrumb NavXT – Adds breadcrumb navigation showing the visitor’s path to their current location.

CommentLuv – Reward your readers by automatically placing a link to their last blog post at the end of their comment. Encourage a community and discover new posts.

DoFollow – The dofollow plugin for WordPress lets you remove the evil nofollow attribute from your comments. Because nofollow will not work.

FD Feedburner Plugin – Redirects the main feed and optionally the comments feed seamlessly and transparently to Feedburner.com.

Featured Content Gallery – Used to create a customizable rotating image gallery anywhere within your WordPress site.

Really Simple Facebook Twitter Share – Puts nice, clean looking Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other share buttons of your choice above or below your posts.

W3 Total Cache – The fastest and most complete WordPress performance plugin. Dramatically improve the speed and user experience of your site.

What Would Seth Godin Do – Displays a custom welcome message to new visitors and another to return visitors. Great way to get new subscribers!

WordPress Stats – Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks that you can monitor right from your dashboard. Requires a WordPress.com API key.

WP- Contact Form – WP Contact Form is a drop in form for users to contact you. It can be implemented on a page or a post.

Yet Another Related Post – Returns a list of related entries based on a unique algorithm and displays it on your blog and RSS feeds. A template customization feature allows you to control the display.

What’s a WordPress plugin you just could not do without? Know of any that I don’t have listed here?

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  1. Aman says:

    Every thing word press releases makes me excited to explore the new feature

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