You-must-have wordpress plugins lists

I found a couple of nice lists (via Problogger.net):

21 Awesome WordPress Plugins That I selfishly kept to myself until today by Marketing Pilgrim
10 WordPress Plugins for New Blogs by Problogger

Now, as I don’t like to reinvent the wheel, I blondly list each of them below.

Problogger list:

  • Akismet – a great comment spam plugin. Interestingly I had comment spam on TwiTip that Akismet filtered within minutes of launching the blog on Twitter.
  • All in One SEO Pack – a plugin that helps to optimize a blog for search engines. It gives easy ways to set up title tags, descriptions, keywords (both for home pages but also on individual posts) and a variety of other settings that have an impact upon SEO.
  • cforms – a powerful contact form plugin. It’s a lot more complex than other comment form plugins out there but has a lot more features (some that I’m yet to fully test).
  • Google XML Sitemaps – a plugin to help Google and other search engines to find every page and post on your blog – good for getting a new blog indexed quickly.
  • Simple Tags – extends the built in tags features on WordPress.
  • Subscribe To Comments – a WordPress plugin that allows those leaving comments to check a box and be notified when other people leave a comment on that thread.
  • Tweet This – ads an invitation for readers to Tweet a link to the post they are reading. While I wouldn’t put this on every blog – it seemed a no brainer on a blog about Twitter.
  • WordPress.com Stats – I’m using Google Analytics as my main metrics tool for TwiTip but it doesn’t update in real time so this plugin helps to get a quick update of what’s happening on the blog at any given point in time.
  • WP-Polls – an AJAX polling plugin with some nice features. I’ve previously used the Democracy Plugin but this one seems to be working really nicely so far.
  • WP Ajax Edit Comments – this plugin allows those leaving comments to edit their comments for a short period of time after they leave a comment.

Marketing Pilgrim’s list:

Next step: I am going to divide them by my categories:

Usefullness: a) I’ll install it, b) Uhm, maybe for later, c) I’ll never understand this

Use: a) Marketing, b) security, c) esthetics.


Wonder if these nerdy posts are related to my job, well, the answer is no. As a good friend once told me, "one never heals from programming!". It must be true in my case....

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