Top 20 Most Needed WordPress Plugins

Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin will create a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog.

All in One SEO Pack
Automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization). This plugin also helps you avoid duplicate content found in blogs. With this pack, you can easily modify and tweak everything.

WordPress Database Backup
WordPress database backup creates backups of your core WordPress tables as well as other tables of your choice in the same database. setups your backups to occur at almost any imaginable frequency.

Contact Form 7
Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

Google Analytics for WordPress
The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin automatically tracks and segments all outbound links from within posts, comment author links, links within comments, blogroll links and downloads. It also allows you to track AdSense clicks, add extra search engines, track image search queries and it will even work together with Urchin.

PXS Mail Form
Creates a mail form with multipart verification, various messages and an auto redirect on successful send. It is much more easy to contact with website author.
The current download is a new version that has some neat new features and better compatibility. It has a CC Sender option and no longer requires a seperate admin options file.

WP e-Commerce
The WP e-Commerce shopping cart plugin for WordPress is an elegant easy to use fully featured shopping cart application suitable for selling your products, services, and or fees online.
WP e-Commerce is a Web 2.0 application designed with usability, aesthetics, and presentation in mind.

ShareThis
The ShareThis WordPress plugin provides a simple way for users to add your post to many social bookmarking sites, or to send a link to your post via email, AIM, Facebook, Twitter and more.

Redirection
Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have. This is particularly useful if you are migrating pages from an old website, or are changing the directory of your WordPress installation.
bad SEO is caused by broken links and indexing problems. Redirection enables you to prevent Google Bots and Yahoo Spiders locking themselves in a loop. This plugin improves your site indexing and navigation by allowing you to create simple 301 redirects in order to avoid those pesky indexing problems.

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) gives you a list of posts and/or pages related to the current entry, introducing the reader to other relevant content on your site.

Sidebar Widgets
It’s called Sidebar Widgets because it allows you to move things (widgets) around, in and out of your sidebar. A widget is something that you might want on your sidebar, such as a category list or the most recent comments or a link to your admin pages. There is even a widget that lets you type whatever you want in the sidebar, such as some HTML or Javascript code.

Get Recent Comments
This plugin displays excerpts of the most recent comments and/or trackbacks that have been posted to the articles in your blog.

Akismet
Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.

WP lightbox 2
Overlay images on the current page for WordPress. You can turn it on and all images are now working with it.

My Page Order
My Page Order allows you to set the order of pages through a drag and drop interface. The default method of setting the order page by page is extremely clumsy, especially with a large number of pages.

Search Regex Plugin
Search Regex adds a powerful set of search and replace functions to WordPress. These go beyond the standard searching capabilities, and allow you to search and replace almost any data stored on your site. In addition to simple searches you have the full power of PHP’s regular expressions at your disposal.

Tweetmeme
The TweetMeme button plugin allows you to easily integrate the TweetMeme button into your WordPress blog. The plugin will put the button into both your content and your feed.

WP-SpamFree Anti-Spam
An extremely powerful WordPress anti-spam plugin that eliminates blog comment spam, including trackback and pingback spam. Finally, you can enjoy a spam-free WordPress blog!

WP Paginate
Create pagination for pages. It is the best plugin for that makes navigation easy with many static pages.WordPress Related Posts Plugin It will generate a related posts via WordPress tags, and add the related posts to feed.

Related Posts – Link to related posts on your blog, which is based on the content of the post.

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3 Responses

  1. thanks.. nice info

  2. well written article, i just bookmarked it to regularly check it. i would like to check on new posts. thanks so much!

  3. pretty useful list, I think I have more than half of these plug-in, can’t wait to get my hands on other ones

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