GUIDE: Favorite WordPress Plugins
Do you have your own beloved WordPress blog? Here’s my fav. plugins. Please share you own.
Last Update: 08.29.2012
- All in One Favicon – All in one Favicon management. Easily add a Favicon to your site and the WordPress admin pages. Complete with upload functionality. Supports all three Favicon types (ico,png,gif)
- Blubrry Powerpress – my favorite podcasting helper.
- Broken Link Checker – Checks your blog for broken links and missing images and notifies you on the dashboard if any are found.
- Configurable Tag Cloud – A tag cloud plugin for WordPress to give you more flexibility with the styling of your tag pr category cloud.
- Contextual Related Posts – provides a configurable list of related posts based on title and content, which is much more precise than just using categories or tags.
- Disable Trackbacks – Globally disables trackbacks to cut down on spam. Very, very few people legitimately use trackbacks and spammers love them, so it’s worthy tradeoff.
- Drop Caps – Creates drop caps for your posts.
- Enhanced Meta Widget – doesn’t come up in search unless you put the whole title in, but it works great. Many more options than other meta widget replacments.
- Google Analytics Dashboard – Google Analytics graph integration.
- 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.
- Improved Simpler CSS – Simplifies custom CSS on WordPress.
- Lightbox 2 – Used to overlay images on the current page.
- ManageWP Worker – Manage all your blogs from one dashboard. Visit ManageWP.com to sign up.
- Plugin Organizer – some great common sense improvements to the plugin admin screens. My favorite is, when viewing ALL, it moves the deactivated ones to the bottom of the list.
- RefTagger – Transform Bible references into links to the full text of the verse.
- Reposter Reloaded – Reposter Reloaded recycles your posts on a schedule of your choosing. Reposter Reloaded will find the oldest post in a specific category, and re-date it with the current date and time. It does this on the schedule of your own choosing or randomly, which can be as frequently as every 6 hours or as spread out as 21 days.
- Search & Replace – A simple search for find strings in your database and replace the string.
- Shareaholic - Doesn’t slow down loading like many other social share plugins. I use classic view – doesn’t have many configure options, but I love the default buttons. Finger friendly for iPad too.
- Twitter Tools – A complete integration between your WordPress blog and Twitter. Bring your tweets into your blog and pass your blog posts to Twitter. Show your tweets in your sidebar, and post tweets from your WordPress admin.
- W3-total-cache – Dreamhost tech told me this is one of the best cache plugins out there. I agree – covers all of your cache, compression, and minifying.
- WP Touch – beautiful and easy mobile template for your site.
- WP Mobile Detector – If you use a theme that is not compatible with WP Touch, this mobile template plugin is also nice.
Now get to work!
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