Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine. WordPress.org Plugins Directory has some 8,830 plugins and 81,433,552 downloads, and counting. That’s really great.
I have some WordPress plugins that I use on this blog to make it user friendly, SEO friendly, and much more. I am going to share with you my 18 favorite WordPress Plugins. This may seem like a large list but all I have to say is, the more the merrier. 🙂
- All In One SEO – This SEO plugin will help your blog to rank better in search engines. (Downloads: Over 4,716,659)
- CommentLuv – Plugin to show a link to the last post from the commenters blog by parsing the feed at their given URL when they leave a comment. Rewards your readers and encourage more comments. CommentLuv Website(Downloads: Over 155,373)
- Feed2tweet – Automatically tweet post as they are published to my twitter account (Downloads: Over 3,305)
- Google Analytics for WordPress – This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics with extra search engines and automatic clickout and download tracking to your WordPress blog. (Downloads: Over 848,135)
- 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. (Downloads: Over 3,290,571)
- LinkWithin – Displays recommended stories and associated thumbnails from your blog. (Downloads: Over 5,542)
- Popular Posts – Displays a highly configurable list of the most popular posts. (Downloads: Over 48,352)
- SexyBookmarks – SexyBookmarks adds a (X)HTML compliant list of social bookmarking icons to each of your posts. (Downloads: Over 208,530)
- Top Commentators Widget – Adds a sidebar widget to show the top commentators in your WP site. Adapted from Show Top Commentators plugin. (Downloads: 42,998)
- TweetMeme Retweet Button – Adds a button which easily lets you retweet your blog posts. (Downloads: Over 224,221)
- Twitterlink Comments – Plugin to show a link to follow the comment author on twitter if they have entered in their username at least once in the comment form. (Downloads: 3,733)
- WordPress.com Stats – Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks. (Downloads: 1,440,151)
- WordPress Automatic Upgrade – WordPress Automatic Upgrade allows a user to automatically upgrade the wordpress installation to the latest one provided by wordpress.org using the 5 steps. (Downloads: Over 370,743)
- WP-PageNavi – Adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress blog. (Downloads: Over 627,792)
- WP Greet Box – Show a different message to your visitor depending on which site they are coming from. For example, you can ask Digg visitors to Digg your post, Google visitors to subscribe to your RSS feed, and more! Best of all, this plugin is compatible with various WordPress cache plugins. (Downloads: Over 129,620)
- WP Super Cache – Very fast caching plugin for WordPress. (Downloads: Over 1,117,307)
- WPtouch iPhone Theme – A plugin which formats your site with a mobile theme for the Apple iPhone / iPod touch, Google Android, Palm Pre and other touch-based smartphones. (Downloads: Over 631,981)
- Xhanch – My Twitter – Twitter plugin for wordpress that displays your latest tweets. (Downloads 3,334)
Well if you liked my list of plugins, I have made it even easier for you. I have zipped all of these plugins mentioned above so you can download them. 🙂
Click HERE to download the plugins package (Size: 4.8 MB)
Share with us, what plugins do you use on your blog.
Leave your comments in the comment section below. 🙂 Thank you.