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My Ten Best WP Plugins

 

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

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.

Comment Luv

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

Subscribe2 sends a list of subscribers an email notification when new posts are published to your blog.

TwitterLink Comments

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

Pauline

 

 

 

 

 


 

Pauline – has written 124 posts on this site.
I am an English lady living on a Greek island. I work from home as a Bronze Team Leader with SFI Strong Future International.

  • Larry James from Web Design says:

    Hi Pauline. I just love ready about what pluggins other bloggers are using. It helps to give me new ideas. The plugins that we have in common are the “CommentLuv”, “Tiny MCE Advanced” and “WP Super Cache”.

    I do not use Asismet because “CommentLuv Premium” comes with “G.A.S.P” (The most effective plugin to prevent spam that I know of). I have never tried “All In One SEO Pack”, I use “WordPress SEO by Yoast”.

    I do not use “Thank Me Later” because the latest version of “CommentLuv Premium” now includes “ReplyME”, a very cool plugin that is similar to “Thank Me Later”. “CommentLuv Premium” also includes “Keyword Name” so I do not need “TwitterLink Comments”

    You must be using the Free version of CommentLuv. If you upgrade to the paid version you could get rid of a least 3 plugins. It will make your site load faster.

    I was going to give “Tweet Old Posts a try”. It looked like a great way to keep traffic coming from your older posts, but after reading Linda`s comment I have changed my mind. Thanks for the tips Pauline.
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    December 24, 2012 at 4:55 am
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Larry
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment :)
      I hope you & your family had a great Christmas!
      Yes I use the free version of CommentLuv at the moment, a few people have recommended the paid version so I will take a look. Tweet Old Post works well for me so maybe Linda just had a glitch at the time.
      Have a great day
      Pauline
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      December 27, 2012 at 9:53 am
  • Dave Card
    Twitter:
    says:

    I use some of these, heard of most of them. Will have to look into Tiny mce and twitter plugin. Actually I deleted a bunch of plugins I wasn’t using. Not only do they slow down your load time but they become a liability as far as security. Especially if you ignore the updates, just because they’re not activated, always update. It’s best just to get rid of them if you’re not using them.

    April 9, 2013 at 5:13 am
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Dave
      Thanks for stopping by, welcome to my blog :)
      Yes having too many plugins can slow down your site so it is a good idea to delete any you are not using. Many plugins now have features where they do a few things so you are just using one plugin intead of a two or three.
      Hope you have a great day
      Pauline

      April 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm

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