If WordPress is your religion – This is your Plugin BIBLE !

WordPress Plugins are applications that enhance a WordPress blog’s capabilities and it really could take your simple wordpress  blog to a different level.

Today I would give it all to you regarding the plugins to be used for a wordpress blog. But basically i would classify these Must plugins into 3 categories

  1. Critical Plugins – Must Haves
  2. Blog Enhance Plugins
  3. User Interaction plugins

Critical Plugins

Akismet – Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. You need an API key to use it. You can review the spam it catches under “Comments.” – Visit plugin site

Google XML Sitemaps – This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com to better index your blog Visit plugin site

MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer – Saves your wordpress blog from getting tagged as ping spammer by installing this plugin.  Visit plugin site

StatPressCN – shows you real time statistics about your blog, also support for Chinese perfectly Visit plugin site

Visitor Maps and Who’s Online – Displays Visitor Maps with location pins, city, and country. Includes a Who’s Online Sidebar to show how many users are online. Includes a Who’s Online admin dashboard to view visitor details. The visitor details include: what page the visitor is on, IP address, host lookup, online time, city, state, country, geolocation maps and more. No API key needed Visit plugin site

WP Super Cache – Very fast caching plugin for WordPress. Visit plugin site

WP System Health – Comprehensive Overview for your WordPress Parameter and Server Performance. Visit plugin site

All in One SEO Pack – Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog. – Visit plugin

Blog Enhance Plugins

AdSense Integrator – AdSense Integrator plugin represents a complete, simple and powerful solution to add and manage AdSense and other ads into your blog – Visit plugin site

Evermore – Abbreviate all posts when viewed on multiple post pages. This makes all posts behave as if there is a “<!–more–>” at an appropriate spot inside the content. Visit plugin site

Page Links To – Allows you to point WordPress pages or posts to a URL of your choosing. Good for setting up navigational links to non-WP sections of your site or to off-site resources. Visit plugin site

Permalink Redirect – Redirects all crap away from the end of the URL Visit plugin site

Raw HTML capability – Lets you enter raw HTML in your posts. You can also enable/disable smart quotes and other automatic formatting on a per-post basis. Visit plugin site

Google Analytics – Enables Google Analytics on all pages. Visit plugin site

User Interaction plugins

DamnSexyBookmarks – DamnSexyBookmarks adds a (X)HTML compliant list of social bookmarking icons to each of your posts. Visit plugin site

Disqus Comment System – The Disqus comment system replaces your WordPress comment system with your comments hosted and powered by Disqus. Head over to the Comments admin page to set up your DISQUS Comment System – Visit plugin site

SRG Clean Archives – This plugin is designed to display your archive listings in a clean, uniform, single-query fashion that’s Search Engine friendly on a dedicated page or in your sidebar. Visit plugin site

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. Visit plugin site

WP-PostRatings – Adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog’s post/page. Visit plugin site

WP-Polls – Adds an AJAX poll system to your WordPress blog. You can easily include a poll into your WordPress’s blog post/page. WP-Polls is extremely customizable via templates and css styles and there are tons of options for you to choose to ensure that WP-Polls runs the way you wanted. It now supports multiple selection of answers. Visit plugin site

NOW 2 Bonus Plugins :

MailChimp – The MailChimp plugin allows you to easily setup a Subscribe box for your MailChimp list – So easy a chimp could do it! Visit plugin site

PopUp Domination – A stunning plugin to convert your visitors to subscribers, its a premium plugin for 37 USD and its really worth it, i use it too.. it works hand in hand with all email newsletter plugin like mailchimp.


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