10 Wordpress Plugins I Can't Live Without - What's Yours?

by nasuryono 153 replies
I've been using the Wordpress platform since the earliest day of my Internet Marketing journey.

For me it's simply the best option in terms of cost, ease of use and customization.

In fact, I made my first $ using Wordpress for an Amazon affiliate review site.

I am still using it 'til today and my Wordpress sites are constantly giving me pretty decent daily income.

With that being said, I'd like to share my 10 Wordpress plugins that I simply can't live without.

I install them on all sites religiously and they never fails me and I want to share them with you.

Here they are:

1. All-in-One SEO Pack I generate most of my traffic via SEO and this is the plugin that helps me optimize my site for Search Engines. Simple, straightforward and easy to use.

2. Google XML Sitemap Just install once and it will generate a sitemap for you which is very important for SEO. It will automatically update the sitemap as you generate content. This is a plugin that you install once and you'll never have to fuss again with it.

3. Contact Form 7 Easily generate a contact form for your site. Install, add your email address, copy the code to a page and you're done.

4. Pretty Link Lite Helps you hide the ugly affiliate link and track it as well. The free version works for me and I don't purchase the full version.

5. PubSubHubbub Help you pings to major site to notify that your blog has been updated.

6. Quick Cache Speed up your site's performance by generating a static HTML file for your .php files. Although sound complicated, it really isn't. You just have to install once and let the plugins do the work for you. I used to use the WP Cache Plugin but switched to Quick Cache because it's much more efficient in memory.

7. Google Analytics for Wordpress Integrates your Google analytics and your Wordpress site. You don't have to manually insert codes to page that you want to analyze. Simply follow the simple integration setup there and you're done.

8. Revision Control I usually just use one author per blog and so I have no need to keep track of revision. I turn off revision to save some processing memory on my Wordpress site using this plugin.

9. Twitter Facebook Social Share Social media engagement is very important and this plugin makes it easy to share your site on the popular social media platform. Simply install and it will be inserted on each and every post so when people love your post, they can share it with their Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest friends. Oh, and unlike other plugins, it's very light in memory use.

10. AuthorSure The easy way to integrate your Wordpress blog with the new Google+ Author. If you see a site on Google search result with a photo beside it, the author is likely to be using this plugin. A great way to boost up your authority in Google.

All of the above plugins are free. However, I do use some paid plugins as well. Here's the list:

11. WP Twin This is my all time favorite paid WP plugin. I use it to backup and "clone" my Wordpress site. I simply install all plugins, themes, necessary pages (contact, disclaimer, etc.) on every site and then I use this plugin to create a clone and copy it to setup multiple sites. Very easy to use, very quick as well. Absolutely well worth the price.

12. MyReviewPlugin I don't use this on every site, just on my Amazon affiliate review site. What it does is that it generates a star rating system which will make your review site more appealing and professional to your readers. It has other cool features such as product comparison, rankings, etc. Note: it might be quite technically hard to use for beginners but they have a very solid support system.

13. Easy WP SEO This is the plugin I use to check my On Page SEO optimization. I used to use SEOPressor but then switched to this one. My reason being that Google always update their algorithm when it comes to SEO and with SEOPressor you can't play around with how the rankings are scored. You can with Easy WP SEO.

14. WP Subscribers This is my favorite lead generation plugins. It will seamlessly integrate your opt-in box in several different places (pop up box, lightbox, exit popup, under the post, etc.). It also has a very cool social media integration as well.

15. Social Metrics Pro If you want to know how your site is doing in the social media realms, this is the plugin to install. I don't use this on all sites, just on sites that I am heavily promoting with social media because it can be quite heavy in terms of memory use.

With plugins, you want to be careful not to use too many of them since it can slow down your site performance. My rule of thumb is to use no more than 15 plugins on one site.

Hope you enjoy this share and let me know what your favorite Wordpress plugins are!
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg71
    Tinymce advanced is the first one I install. Stops wp stripping <br> and <p> tags.

    Ever tried Wordpress SEO by Yoast? I used to use All-in-one until I found it. Check it out.
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    • Profile picture of the author nasuryono
      Hey Greg,

      I don't need WP to strip my <br> and <p> tags.

      The Wordpress SEO by Yoast looks cool. Will definitely check it out! Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author nhynes57
      [QUOTE=Greg71;6943629]Tinymce advanced is the first one I install. Stops wp stripping <br> and <p> tags.

      Greg71
      Thanks for that, I hate it when wp strips <br> and <p> tags.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nubitol
      How is it compared to Platinum SEO? I am using Platinum SEO for most of my sites, but recently Hostgator sent me an email warning me for excessive data usage from that plugin. It's amazing how one plugin installed in one website causing that much trouble...

      Originally Posted by Greg71 View Post

      Ever tried Wordpress SEO by Yoast? I used to use All-in-one until I found it. Check it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author presotto
    Google Analytics dashboard
    Keyword statistics
    popup ninja
    seo auto linker
    seo friendly images
    404-to-start
    wordpress seo
    wp-copyprotect
    wp simple paypal shopping cart

    This is now my standard install on my wp sites.
    Keyword statistics works exceptionally well with wordpress seo by yoast.
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    • Profile picture of the author TURBOfiliates
      I like CountToTen, which helps me count to ten without overshooting.

      EDIT: Although I just noticed your segmentation by free and paid, which makes sense
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    • Profile picture of the author nasuryono
      I see another vote for Wordpress SEO by Yoast here...

      Thanks for sharing your lists!

      Originally Posted by presotto View Post

      Google Analytics dashboard
      Keyword statistics
      popup ninja
      seo auto linker
      seo friendly images
      404-to-start
      wordpress seo
      wp-copyprotect
      wp simple paypal shopping cart

      This is now my standard install on my wp sites.
      Keyword statistics works exceptionally well with wordpress seo by yoast.
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      • Profile picture of the author jutipum
        My favorites is:
        W3 Total Cache
        HeadSpace: WordPress SEO Made Simple
        WP-Optimize
        SEO Smart Links
        Broken Link Checker
        SEO Friendly Images
        Thank Me Later
        Akismet
        WP-Touch
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  • Profile picture of the author nasuryono
    I used to use SEOPressor but then switched over to Easy WP SEO.

    Originally Posted by giftedwizard View Post

    seopressor is all time favorite
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  • Profile picture of the author yonaswedo
    Too much plugin. LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
      I like Bullet Proof Security.

      Keeps my sites pretty safe.

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    • Profile picture of the author nasuryono
      Yes, Wordpress plugin can be addictive...

      Originally Posted by yonaswedo View Post

      Too much plugin. LOL
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      • Profile picture of the author VarunMahajn
        As I'm more into SEO and traffic generation, my fav. WP-Plugins list consist of:
        1. Broken Link Checker
        2. FD Feedburner Plugin
        3. Google XML Sitemaps
        4. Relevanssi
        5. SEO Auto Linker
        6. SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2
        7. Statpress Visitors
        8. TinyMCE Advanced
        9. Viper's Video Quicktags
        10. WordPress Ping Optimizer
        11. WordPress SEO
        12. WP-DBManager

        These plugins comes the first on any of my WP site.
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        • Profile picture of the author antovn
          - Complete Central Backup (A simple, effective and free WP backup plugin).
          - NMedia MailChimp Widget (A must for whom that use MailChimp as autoresponder).
          - Contextual Related Post (A free WP related post, very contextual).
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  • Profile picture of the author locke815
    Yoast is definitely one of the most comprehensive plugins.
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  • Profile picture of the author Perrymma
    Optimize press i cant live without
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    I'd suggest using as few plugins as possible.

    My recommendation is to install P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) to see if you have any WordPress Plugin hogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rbtmarshall
    Wordpress SEO by Yoast
    WP Date Remover
    Google Privacy Policy
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelplies
    pretty much same ones I use. for my affiliate sites I also like affiliate link cloacker plugin.
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  • Profile picture of the author clou
    All in one SEO,
    gravity forms,
    shortcode generator
    optinskin
    sociable
    ubermenu
    ckeditor
    widgets on pages
    and many more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam D Hennis
    I quite like Push Button SEO. Helps when you are creating quick SEO friendly posts
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  • Profile picture of the author Nexstair
    Tiny MCE And Contact Form 7 are the best i have ever used.
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  • Profile picture of the author kbhatia92
    All in one SEO and Akismet are the basic ones I always install first.
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  • Profile picture of the author hitman13
    Here is my list that I use on my sites:

    - All in One SEO Pack
    - BulletProof Security
    - Contact Us Form
    - Google XML Sitemaps
    - Sociable
    - StatPress

    From your list I think I will try Easy WP SEO and Quick Cache
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Humble
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    Thank you for mentioning WP Twin in particular - I spend a lot of my time setting up Wordpress and installing plugins, and I'm definitely going to get it.
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  • Profile picture of the author K Mec
    WP Total Cache / WP Super Cache is must now a days. It increases your google score dramatically.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve L
      Originally Posted by K Mec View Post

      WP Total Cache / WP Super Cache is must now a days. It increases your google score dramatically.
      Good call! I almost forgot about this one.

      To answer the OP's original question, other than the plugins you've already mentioned, I also like Yet Another Related Posts Plugin, WPtouch (just installed the free version last night), and Sharebar.
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      • Profile picture of the author nasuryono
        Thanks for adding those two. YARP is an important plugin to interlink your content. And WPTouch is nice for mobile integration.

        Originally Posted by Steve Longoria View Post

        Good call! I almost forgot about this one.

        To answer the OP's original question, other than the plugins you've already mentioned, I also like Yet Another Related Posts Plugin, WPtouch (just installed the free version last night), and Sharebar.
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  • Profile picture of the author outNabout
    i started using SEO by yoast and i got to say if you are a newbie like me it can really help you learn how to write optimized posts. Contact form 7,Google analytic,sitemaps plugins are a must
    Thanks for the list will look for the others that have been listed above
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I like WordPress › Admin Word Count Column « WordPress Plugins

    For writing it is great to let me know where I am at with articles!
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  • Profile picture of the author Networking_now
    10 wordpress plugins,

    i will have to think, as i have too many lol
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  • Thanks for the list of plugins! I'm using most of them for my wordpress sites will have to ad the ones I'm not using.
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  • Profile picture of the author mohairan
    I need a plugin for auto linking the words if any one know help me
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    • Profile picture of the author Johnno
      Originally Posted by mohairan View Post

      I need a plugin for auto linking the words if any one know help me
      Search the WP plugins for "BlogMechanics KeywordLink".

      Hasn't been updated in a while but still works great for me.

      It's free.
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      How about real UNBIASED WSO reviews with NO AFFILIATE LINKS !!!
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    • Profile picture of the author kbrockm
      Originally Posted by mohairan View Post

      I need a plugin for auto linking the words if any one know help me

      I don't know if this is what you mean, but I use one called SEO SmartLinks. You set up keyword, and it will find them in posts or pages (you choose) and tell them what to link to, in your site or outside of it. Great for adding affiliate links automatically.
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  • Profile picture of the author MA Robinson
    How about WP-Optimize WP-Optimize and WP Secure? WordPress SEO by Yoast is also a good addition plus SEO Ultimate which offers 404 error tracker and link cloaking for affiliate links.
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    • Profile picture of the author nasuryono
      Used WP Optimize in the past. It's great for one time clean up but after I use it, I usually deactivate it. Have heard good things about WP Secure, will definitely try it out.

      Originally Posted by MA Robinson View Post

      How about WP-Optimize WP-Optimize and WP Secure? WordPress SEO by Yoast is also a good addition plus SEO Ultimate which offers 404 error tracker and link cloaking for affiliate links.
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  • Profile picture of the author CocoBee
    I just found Blog Content Protector -- Looks like a good idea, eh?
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  • Profile picture of the author CocoBee
    I've noticed there are a lot of Adsense plugins, that are supposed to position all the ads you want, wherever you want, automatically.

    Do they work well? Which one do you use?
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  • Profile picture of the author mootonandy
    I do like Zemanta - it's pretty nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Surminga
    Number one on my list is seo yoast. Tried many other seo plugins but this one is by far the best. It is miles ahead of the other plugins in my opinion
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    • Profile picture of the author hotpisicobol
      I used only xml sitemap. Thanks for sharing to me. Great.
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    • Profile picture of the author mmg1865
      Originally Posted by Surminga View Post

      Number one on my list is seo yoast. Tried many other seo plugins but this one is by far the best. It is miles ahead of the other plugins in my opinion
      100% agree with this, I've tried All in One SEO and a few others, but came back to Yoast.

      I noticed the difference in a couple of days once I tweaked everything again.

      Can't recommend this plugin highly enough
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    • Profile picture of the author nasuryono
      Will definitely take a look at this one. So many of you are recommending it!

      Originally Posted by Surminga View Post

      Number one on my list is seo yoast. Tried many other seo plugins but this one is by far the best. It is miles ahead of the other plugins in my opinion
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      • Profile picture of the author englishpremier
        I haven't seen Maintenance by Robert Wetzlmayr listed yet.

        It throw up a 503 status, so you can take down, edit your site without the fear that your temporary content is going to get indexed.
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  • Profile picture of the author cferfland247
    You have a big list of plugins but mine is Yoast SEO,Theme My Login, Akismit, Backwpup, Contact 7, Sexy Bookmarking ....
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  • Profile picture of the author edpudol1973
    For me Privacy Policy
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    • Profile picture of the author lizbet
      These are the 10 I can't live without:

      Akismet
      All in One SEO Pack
      Digg Digg
      Google Privacy Policy
      Google XML Sitemaps
      SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam
      Pretty Link Lite
      TimThumb Vulnerability Scanner
      Wordfence Security
      WP Super Cache
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    • Profile picture of the author IMBlessed
      Seopressor for me
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  • Profile picture of the author tumichael
    I'd like to add:
    "Add link to FB"
    It will automatically add link of new post on ur FB page whenever u write something new. It can integrate comments from FB to WP too
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  • Profile picture of the author DuncanStott
    Here are 2 important plugins which you may want to add to your toolbox... they are pretty useful indeed!

    1. WP Smush.it
    Speeds up your load times by automatically optimizing images, which are the most resource intensive content you have on your webpages!

    BTW. In the eyes of Google, having a faster loading speed is an important factor in determining search results.

    2. WPtouch (Plugin detects request from smartphones and loads a better suited mobile theme.)

    Another load reducer too, because of its streamlined approach to serving optimized content for iPhone, iPod touch, Android or BlackBerry touch mobile device visitors.

    As more & more people come to your site via mobile devices, this plugin will become
    quite invaluable!

    BTW. Although lightweight & speedy, it still manages to serve your site's content in a rich presentable way, while sparing no essential features such as login, search, tags, categories and comments etc.

    Cheers.
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    • Profile picture of the author bheadrick
      Originally Posted by DuncanStott View Post

      Here are 2 important plugins which you may want to add to your toolbox... they are pretty useful indeed!

      1. WP Smush.it
      Speeds up your load times by automatically optimizing images, which are the most resource intensive content you have on your webpages!

      BTW. In the eyes of Google, having a faster loading speed is an important factor in determining search results.

      2. WPtouch (Plugin detects request from smartphones and loads a better suited mobile theme.)

      Another load reducer too, because of its streamlined approach to serving optimized content for iPhone, iPod touch, Android or BlackBerry touch mobile device visitors.

      As more & more people come to your site via mobile devices, this plugin will become
      quite invaluable!

      BTW. Although lightweight & speedy, it still manages to serve your site's content in a rich presentable way, while sparing no essential features such as login, search, tags, categories and comments etc.

      Cheers.
      OH yeah, WP Smushit - seconded!
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  • Profile picture of the author wordpressmania
    My favorites are....................

    WpEcommerce
    Page Link To
    Option Tree
    More Field
    WpEmember ( paid membership plugin )
    Wp Estore ( paid eCommerce plugin )
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  • Profile picture of the author eAvenue
    Great list

    I like using
    All in one SEO
    Yoast
    Wishlist
    Google Sitemaps

    and then any number of plugins based on the project needs
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  • Profile picture of the author Doubleup
    Here's 12

    404-to-start
    all in one seo pack
    backupbuddy
    category posts widget
    contact form 7
    date exclusion seo
    easy noindex and nofollow
    google xml sitemaps
    login lockdown
    seopressor unlimited
    w3 total cache
    wordpress duplicate content cure
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  • Profile picture of the author bheadrick
    SEO by Yoast - it's the most comprehensive seo plugin out there, plus it does the xml sitemaps for you
    W3 Total Cache - Also very comprehensive - does page caching, browser caching, user agent group and referrer redirection and it also integrates very well with a variety of CDN's
    BulletProof Security - it handles just about every possible wordpress hardening method for you
    WP-DBManager - lets you schedule database backups, repairs, and optimization
    LockerPress - lets you customize your login URL and prevents anyone from accessing the login through the standard login url - good for security as well as personalization
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  • Profile picture of the author michael0109
    W3 Total Cache is the best for wordpress cache. I have used to for all my website
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  • Profile picture of the author StewartJ
    Pretty Link.... definitively.. I can't live without it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Akibahoward
    Excellent list!

    The only one I would add is a new one I am trying, with GREAT results for embedding HTML snippets without breaking the code.....

    Embedit Pro!
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  • Profile picture of the author CalinDan
    - All in One SEO Pack Pro
    - BulletProof Security
    - cbnet Ping Optimizer
    - Google XML Sitemaps
    - W3 Total Cache
    - CSS And Script File Aggregation
    - Meta Keywords & Description
    - 404 Redirection
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  • Profile picture of the author Morten V
    Here are some awesome lists being put together. Will have to go through them all later today!
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  • Profile picture of the author mayhem3030
    Mine are:

    Theme My Login, NextGen, Social Gallery (premium), AJAX contact form, Google Analytics, All in One SEO, Analytics for Dashboard, Askimet

    For my social network sites:
    Buddypress
    Welcome Pack

    Forum
    Mingle forum (but I modify it to allow my own adverts)
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    I sell premium WordPress Themes and Plugins direct and through CodeCanyon.

    Looking to grow affiliate partners and learn how best to market my products.

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    • Profile picture of the author woodss
      Epic choice:
      Originally Posted by mayhem3030 View Post

      Mine are: NextGen, Social Gallery
      Mine are:
      - All in One SEO
      - Limit Login Attempts
      - NextGen
      - Social Gallery
      - Facebook Official
      - Contact Forms
      - Akismet
      - Download Counter
      - Redirection
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  • Profile picture of the author tonecarole
    Things such as removing the date from the blog posts are really something any plugin need not do. It only add needless load in your site. A far greater way to accomplish something like that has to be to remove the date from the actual format source documents.
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  • Profile picture of the author centurion81
    All in One SEO, TinyMCE, Askimet are the 3 essentials for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author BobThomason
    Here is a core list of plugins I use in every wordpress site:

    Shockingly simple favicon - I like my own favicon to show on all my site. It hasn't been updated in a while but still works fine.
    TinyMCE Advanced
    WP Show IDs
    Contact Form 7
    Really Simple CAPTCHA
    - used with Contact Form 7
    Exclude Pages - this makes it easy to hide pages (i.e. thankyou page, special purpose pages)

    Regards,
    Bob
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  • Profile picture of the author imsolutionsgroup
    I love "Subscribe by Email". It send all of your subscribers an automated message when you post a new article!
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    I am more into html coding, so RAW HTML is one my favorite plugins.

    With this plugin, you can wrap any part of your post in [raw]...[/raw] tags to prevent WordPress from converting newlines to HTML paragraphs, replacing apostrophes with typographic quotes and so on. This is very useful if you need to add a CSS block or JavaScript to your post.

    Contact Form 7 is great but I prefer Fast and Secure form.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sean Erickson
    Awesome list bro thanks.
    I have been playing with Youtube for a while and forgot about sites and this list might come in REAL HANDY.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dimitris Skiadas
    A list with some of the most popular WP plugins

    Just wanted to add to the list.I use most of them

    Dimitris
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  • Profile picture of the author javanapoleon
    dont forget wp robot
    It was great plugin
    I can do so many thing with the wp robot plugin
    thanks for the developer

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  • All-in-One SEO Pack

    Google XML Sitemap

    Pretty Link Lite

    (and maybe Google Analytics...once your site starts getting traffic)

    All you'll ever need, my first ever $100 a day site had these 3 plugins and it still works just as well today.
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  • Profile picture of the author philstar
    These are the plugins I used on my WP site:

    1. 404 to start - send every 404 page not found error directly to start page

    2. Akismet - protect your blog from comment and trackback spam

    3. BackWPup - wordpress backup/restore files

    4. BulletProof Security - protects your website against XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Base64, Code Injection and SQL Injection hacking attempts

    5. Fast Secure Contact Form - contact form for wordpress

    6. Google XML Sitemaps - generate XML sitemap

    7. Pretty Link Lite - shrink, track and share any URL on the Internet from your WordPress website

    8. Statpress Visitors - real time stats for your blog

    9. WP Socializer - plugin for inserting all kinds of Social bookmarking & sharing buttons

    10. WP Super Cache - very fast caching plugin for WordPress
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  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    All In One SEO pack is the plugin that every wordpress website should have, hands down.
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    • Profile picture of the author nasuryono
      A lot of people here seems to recommend Wordpress SEO by Yoast. You should check it out too!

      Originally Posted by techbul View Post

      All In One SEO pack is the plugin that every wordpress website should have, hands down.
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      • Profile picture of the author milliondream
        My favorite WP plugins
        1 All in one SEO
        All in One SEO Pack. WordPress SEO plugin to automatically optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines.

        2 Google Analyticator
        Easy and fast

        3 Simple Tags

        4 Related Posts Thumbnails

        5 SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2
        Increasing the number of indexed pages, auto convert search terms into post tags

        6 Share This
        Share your wp for Social Network.

        7 WP Page Numbers

        8 WP Super Cache Very fast caching plugin for WordPress.
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  • Seo plugin by yoast hehehe facebook traffic pop also
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Roberts
    These are my favorites W3 Total Cache ,Gravity Forms, and 5.WP-DBManager. I use a lot more than these but these I can’t do without.
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    Yoast SEO
    XML sitemaps
    YAARP
    Widget Logic
    Super Cache
    Gravity Forms
    Akismet
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  • Profile picture of the author markkislich
    SEO by Yoast.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dele
    My list of essential wordpress plugins for your Wordpress blog
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  • Profile picture of the author Fawad Naseer
    Hi there,

    I'm selling my Pretty Link Pro Developer Edition account for 50% off.

    I'm not using it anymore, If you wish to use it , you can buy it from me at 50% off the original price.


    Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author themesplice
    Well I only use half of the plugins you listed here. But its true, no one can live without All in one seo and xml sitemap!
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  • Profile picture of the author Allissa
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    I think one of the most important, that isn't on your list, is one of the many backup plugins.

    Another is a security plugin, the way sites are getting hacked these days!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lakezilla
    I like these plugins as well:

    KB Robots.txt
    Facebook Social Plugin Widgets
    Breadcrumb NavXT
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  • Profile picture of the author laracoates28
    Yoast SEO
    SEO Facebook Comments
    YARPP
    Akismet
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoMarketLeaders
    Yoast is definately the best SEO plugin around. A huge help for tweaking pages perfectly.

    blogvault.net Although its $10 a month if you have a important site, it will back it up daily.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    Dude actually most of the marketers / web masters use most of these plugins
    For me most of them are essential
    thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMAdam
    The top ones are all in one seo and the bulletproof security plugin.

    Adam
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  • Profile picture of the author Devtard
    I surely cannot live without my plugin Automatic Post Tagger that saves me a lot of time because as the name suggest it assigns user-defined tags to posts. No need to do this boring job manually if you have this plugin.
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    Automatic Post Tagger - free WP plugin that automatically adds tags to posts. Perfect for autoblogs!
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  • Profile picture of the author samjaynz
    ExtendAZON is a pretty primo plugin (even though it sounds like the name of the kind of "male enhancement" products you get advertised in junk mail)

    I love getting those extended Amazon commissions, especially when someone checks out a cheap widget through my link, then comes back and purchases something far more expensive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dele
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  • Profile picture of the author GuruJu
    My essential WP plugins:

    Contact Form 7
    Google Sitemap Generator
    Limit Login Attempts
    Really Simple Captcha
    Wordpress Firewall
    Link Juice Keeper
    All-in-One SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author turnkeybiz
    Hmm Ok here is mine


    Duplicate Post - Great for making sale pages

    EZ Price Tables - need tables

    Gravity Forms - great feed back forms and use them for my domains when people make offers for them

    Member's Dashboard - Great and easy way to make a members area that looks professional. recently set it up in our community

    NextGEN Gallery - The best gallery around

    Optimized Dropdown Menus - Sometimes You Just have to Many pages you want to list in a menu and a drop down box is neater

    s2Member - its free and its a very good members plugin

    WPiFramer - Great tool to add affiliate pages to your own and making it seem like your website. They just need to add a feature to back up the links

    WP Max Pay - Handy tool just picked up from a WSO. let's the customer pick what they want to pay for an item. a very unique idea

    Buddypress - free way to create a community
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  • Profile picture of the author Prof1tSn1per
    My bests:
    WP Super Cache
    Wordpress SEO ( by Yoast )
    Google Analytics for WP
    GD Press Tools
    BWP Google XML Sitemaps
    AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget
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  • Profile picture of the author AnalyticsNerd
    Yoast SEO, W3 Total Cache and also the Pretty link pro plugin (WordPress › Pretty Link Lite « WordPress Plugins) are my personal favorites.

    If you setup up your Pretty Link Pro properly and combine it with a Google Analytics affiliate dashboard from DashboardJunkie.com then you are definitely off to something good
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  • Profile picture of the author frisbee5
    Is there some way to connect a form on the wp landing page to a wp ecommerce plug in?
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    Page Links To by Mark Jaquith - opens up a page on your blog to an external site/lead capture page
    Thank Me Later - sends a thank you message to your commenters
    WP Policies - creates a privacy policy,earnings disclaimer,etc...
    Broken Link Checker - checks for broken links on your site (external links to 404 error pages,etc)
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    I can't live without RAW HTML and all-in-one-seo-pack plugin.
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  • Profile picture of the author sparkah
    REGEX.

    You can "find and replace" links and anchor text in ALL your posts in your whole blog.
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    • Profile picture of the author roblawrence
      Originally Posted by sparkah View Post

      REGEX.

      You can "find and replace" links and anchor text in ALL your posts in your whole blog.
      That sounds powerful. I'll have to check it out. Will save me hours of time, I was doing this by hand. :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author Sue McDonald
    Two of my favorites are Shareaholic - Shareaholic adds a (X)HTML compliant list of social bookmarking icons to each of your posts and Wordfence Security- Wordfence Security - Anti-virus and Firewall security plugin for WordPress.
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  • Profile picture of the author sabatek
    Seopressor
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  • Profile picture of the author run
    No particular order:

    Ad Injection - Easily put ads codes!

    Yet Another Related Posts Plugin - Interact visitors to increase page views!

    W3 Total Cache - Increase site performance!

    WordPress SEO by Yoast - Increase SE visibility!

    Pretty Link Lite - Cloak ugly afilliate with a pretty one!

    Google Analytics for WordPress - Easily add GA codes!

    SEO Friendly Images - Add alt tags to each images to increase on page SEO!

    WP-PageNavi - Grant numeric value to the post navigation!

    Subscribe to Comments - Commenters notified having reply to get them come back again!

    Shareaholic | email, bookmark, share buttons - Add more taste with social engagement by the fancy social sharing buttons!

    AdSense Privacy Policy - Easily generate up to date Adsense compliance Privacy Policy contents!

    Contact Form 7 - Easy to set up & add fancy forms on Contact page!

    Limit Login Attempts - Limit the bad guys from guessing the login credentials and login multiple times!

    WordPress File Monitor Plus - Get notify when unknown activity changes in Wordpress back-end files and folders!

    Login Security Solution - Prevent brute force attacks and dictionary attacks and more.

    WP Login Security 2 - Login could be possible only to the white listed IPs. Get notified when unknown IPs try to login to Emails.

    Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions - Clean database from unused datas such as post revision, trash, and ... etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author pradeepkolanu
    i Really like the WP Retina 2X for making the images a retina display clarity.
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    Jetpack
    Blog in a blog
    Quick Cache
    Digg Digg
    Metadata
    Wp-Copy protect
    Aweber
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  • Profile picture of the author Abramm
    some of my favorite:
    Print Friendly and PDF
    MobilePress
    Simple Video Embedder
    All in One SEO Pack
    Bit.ly Service
    Blog Protector
    FeedBurner FeedSmith
    Google+ Plugin
    Google Analyticator
    Maintenance Mode


    Regenerate Thumbnails
    SexyBookmarks
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    I don't think 'all in one seo' is necessary.
    My posts get indexed instantly with or without it
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  • Profile picture of the author ownergolan
    Zemanta is awesome !
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    "Aiyyo I'm gonna be on ti-dop, that's all my eyes can see..
    Ill put in work, and watch my status escalate"
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  • Profile picture of the author evolutionleads
    Great plugins, mostly everything I use has been mentioned.

    I do a lot of local business marketing and I like Disable Skype Highlighting Phone Numbers. Basically I like the numbers to stay as text and not shrink into a skype format when a user has there Skype add-on enabled.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abhik
    W3 Total Cache is is my first choice of plugins, then comes WordPress SEO and Google XML Sitemap.
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  • Profile picture of the author CindyPink
    Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin (GASP)/Akismet
    Broke Link Checker
    WP-DBManager
    Google XML Sitemaps
    WPTouch
    Instapress
    nrelate Related Content
    TwitterLink Comments
    ReplyMe
    Commentluv

    And there you have it: 10 WordPress Plugins I can't live without.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon74
    All you listed plus the following:

    seo friendly images
    wordpress seo
    wp-copyprotect
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  • Profile picture of the author NewRiseDigital
    WP Super Popup (the free version is good enough). Will rapidly increase your opt-ins dramatically!
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  • Profile picture of the author Shanna Carson
    I love the plugin "What Would Seth Godin Do" and I use it to display messages on top of my posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pete Lauder
    From my plugins site, they are all free plugins.

    Ultimate Tiny MCE, replacing the Wordpress visual editor

    Wordpress SEO by Yoast, the standard SEO plugin

    Bulletproof Security, does what it says on the tin

    Wordfence another great security plugin that looks for malicious code, and changes

    Wysija, what you see is just amazing, email and autoresponder tool

    I also like UpdraftPlus, a good backup tool.

    Most others are on a needs basis, which varies for each site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lilach
    I'm a huge fan of WordPress and love their plugins. I recently wrote my favourite 101 WordPress Plugins for 2013 - you can read it here
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    • Profile picture of the author PeterKnight
      Apart from my own plugins, I usually end up installing these on most WP sites

      Duplicator for backup/migration has saved me a lot of time and it's free
      Spam Destroyer is actually really good for keeping out spam comments
      Types & Views or Pods for creating custom content types and templating
      Woocommerce for selling products & services
      Front-end Editor let's you make live edits to your content
      After the deadline for proofreading
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  • Profile picture of the author satrap
    What I dont get is why people pay for so called "seo plugins" like SEOPressor or easywpseo. Especially nowadays after all the updates. Who in their right mind would have keyword in bold, italic, h1, h2, image alt, image title, image description,....

    These plugins may actually be harmful. Plus, how hard is it to make sure you have your keyword in your title, and a few times in the body of your text, add image to your post, and other basics?...

    I just don't get it.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    1. SEOPressor
    2. All In One SEO Pack
    3. Google XML Sitemap
    4. Ninja Affiliate - to manage my hundreds of affiliates links,also good for tracking
    5. Broken Link Checker - Checks your blog for broken links and missing images and notifies you on the dashboard if any are found.
    6. Askimet
    7. Limit Login Attempts - Limit rate of login attempts, including by way of cookies, for each IP.
    8. SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2 - Multiply blog traffic by strengthening on page SEO, increasing the number of indexed pages, auto convert search terms into post tags, and more.
    9. Livefyre Realtime Comments - awesome commenting system
    10. WP Super Cache - Very fast caching plugin for WordPress
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