Wordpress Plugins That Really Matter...

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Hey Guys! Here's a list of my must have plugins for my blog. Check them out. Here are just some of the plugins I use on the daily. Do you guys have any suggestion that can be added to this list? Let me know...

1. Stop Comment And Trackback Spam With Akismet

Akismet checks your comments against the akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. This plugin is a must have for ANY wordpress blog. I hate spammers! They have nothing else better to do but bother nice people such as myself. Spammers are no more thanks to this wonderful plugin. Click Here To Learn More

2. Get More Traffic With Google XML Sitemaps

Google XML Sitemaps plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com to better index your blog. With this plugin, my pages and blog posts were indexed faster than submitting them manually. This plugin does everything for you so you don't have to worry about the technical stuff. This will definitely boost your traffic. Click Here To Learn More

3. Extreme Speed With WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache gives your blog a boost in speed. I thought my blog was loading pretty fast but after installing this plugin I can see a big difference in loading times right away. The faster your website loads the better you'll be ranked on the search engines. Also it keeps people happy when you blog loads fast. Click Here To Learn More

4. Show Some Love With CommentLuv

CommentLuv plugin shows a link to the last post from the commenters blog by parsing the feed at their given URL when they leave a comment. This is good for someone trying to build up their backlinks and it encourages readers to leave you comments. So yes I would definitely encourage everyone to leave me some comments since my comments are dofollow, but please no spam! I don't mind sharing the love, it's a win win situation for the both of us. I want comments on my blog post or pages and you want backlinks. That sounds like a great deal right. Now everyone is happy =) Click Here To Learn More

5. Backup Your Hardwork With WordPress Backup

WordPress Backup saves your upload directory (images), current theme directory, and plugins directory to a zip file. That zip file is sent to your email. You never know something might happen, servers might crash, your files disappear for some reason, etc. So this plugin is a must have for sure, better safe than sorry. It would really suck for you to lose all your hard work in a blink of an eye when knowing that you could've done something about it. Install this plugin as soon as possible. Click Here To Learn More

6. Keep Your Blog Post Alive And Well With Linkwithin

LinkWithin is just like the related post plugin. This is great for keeping your old post alive and well. It keeps the energy flowing throughout your blog. You can have 3 up to 5 stories showing with an image above the link. The image will only show if you have an image within that blog post. You see how powerful that is, rather than just boring links. This will make your reader more likely to click on those link. Click Here To Learn More

7. Keep Track Of Your Post And Pages With Ultimate Google Analytics

Ultimate Google Analytics is another must have plugin for any WordPress blog. Just install this plugin and it automatically tracks every single pages, blog post, and more. I check my stats on a daily basis to see If I've made any new improvements on my traffic and visits. You might think that's crazy but I want to keep track of how I do. I'm always up for improvement and it keeps me up on my feet. Click Here To Learn More

8. Backup Your Database With WP-DBManager

WP-DBManager is an essential plugin for every WordPress blog. This plugin is amazing when it comes to backing up your database. This plugin allows you to optimize, repair, backup, restore, and delete backup database. You can also email your entire WordPress database to yourself everyday. Click Here To Learn More

Without these plugins my blog would lost in space. Do guys have plugins that you can't leave without?
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Some great plugins there.

    Here are my top 5 ...

    My Top 5 Wordpress Plugins | Personal Development

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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    I am going to give that Linkwithin plugin a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author rohnsmith
    thanks for sharing . I really like these plug ins especially 6th and 7th...
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  • Profile picture of the author King Shiloh
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    All-in-one SEO Pack is a must. You can't compromise it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mr Squeeze
      These is a good one which gives you an auto responder and optin for which is quite good, forget it's name. I will post it when I remember.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mr Squeeze
        Got it it's the GWA plugin and can be downloaded here freeautoresponder.biz/ for free!
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    Hello Dolly

    This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation.
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    I'm all about that bass.

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  • Profile picture of the author grumpyjacksa
    1. as shiloh said - seo...regardless of whether it is
    all in one seo, platinum seo, etc.

    2. broken link checker - crucial if you get many comments...

    a lot of the people leaving comments will eventually shut down their sites (statistically) - and google will slap you for the broken outgoing links - so it is a must.

    3. excerpt editor or post teaser - to automatically create excerpts for you archive, category and tag pages - and minimize duplicate content.
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  • Profile picture of the author tamalanwar
    Hi Pal, you listed all of the best ones! thanks a lot.

    For cache there is a new one called w3 super cache. Some more plugins I like,

    #1 Contact form 7
    This will help you create cool email contact forms for your page

    #2 Share daddy
    This one add interactive share buttons on your blog

    #3 HTML sitemap
    You can add a human readable HTML sitemap on your posts/page

    #4 WP Cycle
    This will help you add custom image slideshows on your page

    #5 YARPP Yet another related posts plugin
    This adds related posts on your post according to relevance

    #6 Sexy Bookmarks
    A cool bookmarking button plugin

    #7 Like and tweet
    Adds facebook like and tweetmeme button on your post

    #8 UnderConstruction
    Adds a custom under construction message when you want to take the site offline for development process

    #9 Thesis open hook
    If you use wordpress thesis theme, this will help you to add items using thesis hook system.

    #10 LTW testimonials
    This is a cool testimonial manager plugin if you are willing to add + manage client testimonials on your web page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    They all pale into insignificance unless you have this one installed.

    WordPress › Search Meter « WordPress Plugins

    If you don't know what your visitors are search for then you may as well give it all up.

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    • Profile picture of the author simplebutcreative
      Originally Posted by Quentin View Post

      They all pale into insignificance unless you have this one installed.

      WordPress › Search Meter « WordPress Plugins

      If you don't know what your visitors are search for then you may as well give it all up.

      Q

      Wow! This one is amazing. I do have a search box but it's at the bottom. I might have to move it up because of this plugin. I definitely want to know what people are searching for. That would make it easier for me to write the blog post.

      Thanks for sharing this one!
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    • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
      Originally Posted by Quentin View Post

      They all pale into insignificance unless you have this one installed.

      WordPress › Search Meter « WordPress Plugins

      If you don't know what your visitors are search for then you may as well give it all up.

      Q
      I use MaxBlogPress's. It does the same thing, I guess. Neat stuff! Thanks.

      I will add another paid plugins that I am having right now, but due to my theme's incompatible with the plugin, the author has helped me to take a look into it at the moment.

      Here you go, the best thing I love about this, was the slide up opt-in form and the COMMENT AREA's opt-in form!

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    All in One SEO and another one call Facebook Likes It


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  • Profile picture of the author simplebutcreative
    I saw the "All In One SEO Plugin" more than once. That's definitely a great great plugin but I run Thesis Theme on my blog so I don't have to worry about that one.

    Thanks for sharing that plugin guys! I haven't used in a while that's why it didn't cross my mind right away
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    • Profile picture of the author simplebutcreative
      Originally Posted by phpnetpro View Post

      Product Style Amazon Wordpress Plugin

      I did make it, but it saves me a ton of time making styled ads for my new Amazon sites.
      I will definitely be using that Amazon plugin for 2011. I want to get into Amazon and expand my horizon...
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  • Profile picture of the author Toon-c
    I will add apture plugin to your list ..
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    • Profile picture of the author simplebutcreative
      Originally Posted by Toon-c View Post

      I will add apture plugin to your list ..
      I remember apture! I think I'm bringing it back to my blog
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  • Profile picture of the author 82ana
    Awesome! thanks, i picked up a few.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jess Baylon
    Here are my favorites which I install on each of my blogs:

    Easy Clickbank Hopads WordPress Plugin
    This plugin will add related Clickbank affiliate links within a block in your post. Size and colors are configurable as well as location.

    G-Lock Double Opt-in Manager
    This mailing list management plugin allows the visitors of your blog subscribe to your mailing list using a double opt-in method. The plugin sends an email with the subscription confirmation link to the user and if the user confirms the subscription, it sends a welcome email to each new subscriber. The details of new subscribers are saved to the internal WordPress database. You can manage the mailing list inside WordPress and export the list for the further use in your email newsletter sending program.

    Smart Youtube
    Insert YouTube videos in posts, comments and RSS feeds with ease and full customization.

    Socialize
    Adds actionable social bookmarking buttons to your site

    WP Super Popup
    Creates unblockable, dynamic and fully configurable popups for your blog. It works also if WP Super Cache or W3 Total Cache is enabled!

    Top 10
    Count daily and total visits per post and display the most popular posts based on the number of views.
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  • Profile picture of the author vitminl
    Askimet is absolutely necessary, along with sitemaps, there a so many wordpress plugins and news coming out everyday, upgrades all around. It's a testament to the power of wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamjar919
    Must also add All-In-One SEO pack
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