List of Favorite WordPress Plugins

WordPress is a CMS that offers so many plugins that helps us to do pretty much anything with wordpress. Here is a list of must have wordpress plugins which I have used at some point or the other.

  • All in one Seo Plugin – One of the very best word press plugins that makes a wordpress installation SEO friendly.
  • Akismet – The best spam buster plugin for wordpress.
  • Better Read More – This plugin is used to change the default “read more…” of wordpress into SEO friendly hiperlink of the read more after the post exerpts on the home page or the category/archieve pages.
  • WordPress 125 sidebar banner – There’s quite a few options here, I personally like the OIOpublisher. I will make a review of it later on another post.
  • Dbmanager – This plugin helped me when I was about to re-install wordpress, I thought I had messed up the database but this plugin repaired it and my blog was back and kicking. This is a wordpress database manager and one of the very best available. Use this plugin to repair or backup wordpress database.
  • No shit! – I love it. Previously I used to delete those comments, which were a little abusive in language, but now I approve those, as this plugin censor those bad words.
  • Top commentators widget – Display a list of top commentators on your homepage, I no-follow the links but if you want, you can give credits to your regular commentators.
  • Users online – Check how many users are online or see how many bots visits your blog when you ping.
  • Redirection – A plugin that can re-direct a certain page to another by the click of a button. Now no need to bang your head on the .htaccess that I still could not figure out with the best of my abilities.
  • Whydowork – My favorite adsense plugin, dose pretty much everything that you want to do for optimizing adsense.
  • Related post plugin – Displays a few related posts in the bottom of every post, based on keywords and tags. This will keep your visitor busy and increase your page views.

I will add more plugins to this list as and when required, if you know of a plugin that deservs to be in this list, please share it in the comment.

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15 comments on “List of Favorite WordPress Plugins
  1. MCSE Angie says:

    The usability and sheer number of plugins to fit any type of blog is probably the number one reason why I love WordPress more than any other blogger platform out there.

    • admin says:

      hi MCSE Angie,
      Yep a very important reason to use wordpress, as with custom scripts i had to pretty much code or hire coders to do each of those things that wordpress has free plugins to do,

  2. Roni says:

    Here’s another one you might want to check out – Kaltura’s new All-in-one Video plugin for WordPress.

    This is not just another video embed tool, bloggers can upload, import and edit videos in any blog post, and allow readers to post video comments and participate in collaborative videos. You can download it free from – http://corp.kaltura.com/download?m=wplaunch.

    You can see a sample of what it looks like on our corporate blog: www.kaltura.com/blog/ or read more at http://community.kaltura.org/viewforum.php?f=4

  3. Fluffy says:

    Hello Sir,
    I wanted to request from you something. Can uou please give me your OIO PUBLISHER plugin for free. I cannot buy it right now. Please Sir. Please reply at my e-mail

    • admin says:

      hi fluffy,
      it is not allowed to distribute this plugin for free, however OIO is planning to launch a free version of the plugin with a little less features. You can try that out,

  4. TechChunks says:

    Using most of them. Need to try “No shit!” and “Users Online”. They sound interesting 😉
    .-= TechChunks´s last blog ..A New iPhone Worm (this time it’s Malicious) and How to Remove it =-.

    • Tech Nascent says:

      the users online is a very cool plugin and a must have, i always find it cool to see which search engine bot or which visitor/member is currently online, or from where he is referred or what he is currently reading… its cool!

      and no Shit has already done its work, the Sh!t word is already in asterisk 😀

  5. Pavan Somu says:

    Good Collection. Keeping the plugin’s download link will make much better. What do u say

  6. Tech Nascent says:

    hi Pavan Somu,
    welcome to technascent and thanks for your comments,

    i initially planned to give direct links to download the plugins but later decided against it, actually there are many plugins to solve the particular requirements and i though it would be best for the users to decide which one works for them best. Also, i have put the names of the plugins, that will make it easy for googling the plugin 😀

  7. Shubham says:

    Great list..! Its awesome.! Akismet and wp-database manager are real friends..!~
    .-= Shubham´s last blog ..Meebo Bar Now Available For all-Mashable =-.

  8. Provamsi @ India365 says:

    Well, if are using adsense or other revenue programs, then you should have “Post Layout” to embed your code inside the blog post. That really helps me.
    .-= Provamsi @ India365´s last blog ..Strategies that help you get more comments on your blog =-.

    • Tech Nascent says:

      the whydowork adsense plugin works nicely for putting in adsense or other contextual codes, i like to keep in-text ads code in the footer and for private ads i recommend the oio publisher, its paid but its good 🙂

  9. Karan Lugani @ Auto Shutdown Problem says:

    There has been a new competitor for All in One SEO Plugin, try using Yoast SEO Plugin, it works great .

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