It’s another nice sunny morning here in Crete and as I sit here at my desk I decided I wanted to tell you about WordPress Plugins.
If you have a blog yourself it will most likely be hosted on WordPress and you will need some plugins so I wanted to share the ones that I use and recommend. Today I have the ten best for you.
Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep.
You’ll need an Akismet.com API key to use it. Keys are free for personal blogs, with paid subscriptions available for businesses and commercial sites.
All In One SEO Pack
All In One SEO Pack optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
Tiny MCE Advanced
This plugin is the WordPress WYSIWYG editor. Tiny MCE Advanced adds 16 plugins to TinyMCE: Advanced Image, Advanced Link, Advanced List, Context Menu, Emotions (Smilies), Date and Time, IESpell, Layer, Nonbreaking, Print, Search and Replace, Style, Table, Visual Characters and XHTML Extras.
WP Super Cache
WP Super Cache is a static caching plugin for WordPress. It generates html files that are served directly by Apache without processing comparatively heavy PHP scripts. By using this plugin you will speed up your WordPress blog significantly.
CommentLuv will visit the site of the comment author while they type their comment and retrieve their last blog posts which they can choose to include at the bottom of their comment when they click submit.
Subscribe2 sends a list of subscribers an email notification when new posts are published to your blog.
Twitter Link Comments allows your readers to include their Twitter username along with their comment so a follow-me link can be displayed with their details on the list
SEO Super Comments
For each user comment SEO Super Comments will create a new page on the blog, holding the actual comment information. What you will get is a big jump in your site’s index visible to the search engines. You will start to get search engine traffic for the context of the comment.
Thank Me Later
Thank Me Later (TML) will automatically send an e-mail to your those who leave a comment at your blog. Use this plugin to say ‘Thanks’ to your visitors, and prompt them to further engage with your blog.
Tweet Old Posts
Tweet Old Posts randomly picks your older post based on the interval specified by you. The primary function of this plugin is to promote older blog posts by tweeting about them and getting more traffic.
So there you have my top ten WP plugins, do you have any more suggestions for me that you use or like that I have not mentioned, I would love to hear them.
Have a great day
Thanks for reading