WorldPress 3 32 Essential WordPress Plugins For Your Blog And How To Install Them All In Less Than 5 MinutesThe Essential WordPress Plugins

  1. 1-click Retweet/Share/Like
    Lets users Retweet, Share and Like pages from your site back to their Twitter followers and Face book friends with just one click. The user experience is similar to Face book Like button but expanded to Twitter and Face book Share as well!
  2. 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.
  3. All in One SEO Pack
    Optimizes your Word Press blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
  4. Broken Link Checker
    This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.
  5. 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.
  6. Disqus Comment System
    Disqus, pronounced “discuss”, is a service and tool for web comments and discussions. Disqus makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenters across a thriving discussion community.The Disqus for Word Press plugin seamlessly integrates using the Disqus API and by syncing with Word Press comments.
  7. Easy Privacy Policy
    Easy Privacy Policy is an all in one solution for making sure that your blog has an adsense compliant privacy policy that is easy to setup as well as quick to tailor to your specific requirements not covered by the default templates. In fact its so easy once its activated you are only a couple of clicks away from a privacy policy for your site.
  8. Editorial Calendar
    The Editorial Calendar makes it possible to see all your posts and drag and drop them to manage your blog.
  9. Favicon Generator
    This plugin will allow you to upload an image in the format of a jpeg, gif or png and will convert the image into a favicon formatted file.
  10. FD Feedburner Plugin
    Redirects the main feed and optionally the comments feed to Feedburner.com. It does this seamlessly without the need to modify templates, setup new hidden feeds, modify .htaccess files, or asking users to migrate to a new feed.
  11. Google Analyticator
    Google Analyticator adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytics logging on any Word Press blog. This eliminates the need to edit your template code to begin logging. Google Analyticator also includes several widgets for displaying Analytics data in the admin and on your blog.
  12. Google XML Sitemaps
    This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog.
  13. Insights
    Insights bring a powerful new way to write your blog posts. It increases productivity and at the same time quality of your posts.Insights perform following functions in real-time:

    • Intert link your posts
    • Insert Flickr images
    • Insert YouTube videos
    • Search Wikipedia
    • Search Google
    • Search Google News
    • Google Blog Search
    • Google Book Search
    • Insert a Google Map
  14. No IE6
    You can install this plugin to inform your users that they are running an old browser.
  15. Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu
    The lazy and the productive will love it : all admin links available in a neat horizontal CSS driven drop down menu.
  16. Plugin Central
    Plugin Central is a comprehensive Word Press plugin solution. Main features are:

    • Install plugins directly by typing the name of plugin or the URL to zip file!
    • Multiple-plugin install feature allows you to move your plugins from one blog to another
    • Displays status of plugins in need of update on the Dashboard
    • Displays latest information form the plugin changelog
    • Update all plugins at once with a single click
  17. Really Simple CAPTCHA
    Really Simple CAPTCHA does not work alone and is intended to work with other plugins. It is originally created for Contact Form 7, however, you can use it with your own plugin.Note: This product is “really simple” as its name suggests, i.e., it is not strongly secure. If you need perfect security, you should try other solutions.
  18. SEO Friendly Images
    SEO Friendly Images is a Word Press optimization plugin which automatically updates all images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes. If your images do not have ALT and TITLE already set, SEO Friendly Images will add them according the options you set. Additionally this makes the post W3C/xHTML valid as well.ALT attribute is important part of search engine optimization. It describes your image to search engine and when a user searches for a certain image this is a key determining factor for a match.TITLE attribute play lesser role but is important for visitors as this text will automatically appear in the tooltip when mouse is over the image.
  19. SEO Smart Links
    SEO Smart Links provides automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, no follow and much more. SEO Smart Links can automatically link keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding posts, pages, categories and tags on your blog.
  20. Similar Posts
    Similar Posts displays a list of posts that are similar or related to the current posts. The list can be customized in many ways. Similarity is judged according to a post’s title, content, and tags and you can adjust the balance of factors to fit your own blog.This plugin requires the latest version of the Post-Plugin Library
  21. Sociable for Word Press 3.0
    The famous Sociable plugin now updated and compatible with Word Press 3.0. Add social bookmarks to posts, pages and RSS feeds. Choose from more than 100 different social bookmarking sites like Digg, Face book, and del.icio.us, or add your own sites!
  22. StatPress Reloaded
    This plugin (a highly improved fork of StatPress) shows you real time statistics about your blog. It collects information about visitors, spiders, search keywords, feeds, browsers, OS etc.Once the plugin StatPress has been activated it immediately starts to collect information.
  23. Submit Your Blog
    A new WordPress plugin has been created that will have direct links to 20 different places to submit your blog.  These twenty blog submission directories are popular places to advertise your new WordPress blog. They appear as links inside the back office of your WordPress blog.
  24. Twitter Tools
    Twitter Tools is a plugin that creates a complete integration between your Word Press blog and your Twitter account.
  25. Twitter Tools – Bit.ly URLs
    Twitter Tools
    is an excellent plugin for posting notifications of new blog posts to Twitter. However Twitter Tools just sends the URL to the new post normally which is then shortened by Twitter itself to a bit.ly short link. This is done anonymously.This plugin will replace the normal URLs sent by Twitter Tools to Twitter with bit.ly URLs tied to your bit.ly account. You can then easily track the number of clicks from your bit.ly profile.
  26. Twitter Tools – Exclude Category
    Twitter Tools is a plugin that creates a complete integration between your Word Press blog and your Twitter account.
  27. What Would Seth Godin Do
    By default, new visitors to your blog will see a small box above each post containing the words “If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!” After 5 visits the message disappears. You can customize this message, its lifespan, and its location. The message can be excluded from Pages if desired.New visitors will appreciate some context and background information about your site. This is your chance to offer them a special welcome and invite them to become permanent subscribers.
  28. Wibiya Toolbar
    Wibiya enables blogs to integrate the most exciting services, applications and widgets of their choice into their blog through customized web-based toolbars.
  29. Word Press Database Backup
    WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core Word Press database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database.
  30. Word Press Face book Fan Box Widget
    This is a Word Press widget to display a Face book fan box on the sidebar. Utilizing Face book fan box API, this widget displays the fans of your Face book profile page.
  31. Word Press Popular Posts
    Word Press Popular Posts is a highly customizable sidebar widget that displays the most popular posts on your blog. You can use it as a template tag, too!
  32. Zemanta
    Zemanta finds related content while you write your post, so you can add pictures, links and widgets with a single click.

Bonus Tool: Social Marker

Social bookmarking is a powerful tool in promoting a website. But going through all of those social bookmarking sites is very time-consuming and downloading all toolbars is madness. That’s where SocialMarker.com comes in, the free service designed to reduce the time and effort needed to socially bookmark a website.

Installing 32 Plugins in 5 minutes

First, install Plugin Central. After installed, open this text file with a list of the plugin zip file urls and paste it into the Plugin Central install field. Click install plugins and you’re all done!

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What plugins do you use on your WordPress blogs?