The Guide To Useful WP WordPress Plugins


So I’ve been playing around with WP for a couple weeks now.

I only ever looked for plugins when I had a problem with the way something worked, so most of them will fix little things like character replacement and what not.
WP Page Numbers – Show pages numbers instead of “Next page” and “Previous Page”.

WPMS Sidebar Login Widget – A sidebar login widget for all the blogs in a multisite network as well as for a standalone WordPress install.

wp-Typography – Improve your web typography with: (1) hyphenation — over 40 languages supported, (2) Space control, includes: widow protection, gluing values to units, and forced internal wrapping of long URLs & email addresses, (3) Intelligent character replacement, including smart handling of: quote marks, dashes, ellipses, trademarks, math symbols, fractions, and ordinal suffixes, and (4) CSS hooks for styling: ampersands, uppercase words, numbers, initial quotes & guillemets. <–also has text replacement built in

SEO Ultimate – This all-in-one SEO plugin gives you control over title tags, noindex/nofollow, meta tags, rich snippets, slugs, canonical tags, autolinks, 404 errors, rich snippets, and more.

Active Modules: 404 Monitor | Canonicalizer | Code Inserter | Competition Researcher | Deeplink Juggernaut | File Editor | Internal Relevance Researcher | Link Mask Generator | Linkbox Inserter | Meta Description Editor | Meta Robot Tags Editor | Miscellaneous | Module Manager | More Link Customizer | Permalink Tweaker | Plugin Settings | Rich Snippet Creator | SEO Ultimate Widgets | Settings Monitor (Beta) | Sharing Facilitator | Slug Optimizer | Title Tag Rewriter | Webmaster Verification Assistant | Whitepapers

Relevant Search – Relevant Search will provide contextual search and listing the results based on relevance. It automatically replaces the default WordPress search.

Official StatCounter Plugin – Adds the StatCounter tracking code to your blog. To get setup: 1) Activate this plugin 2) Enter your StatCounter Project ID and Security Code in the options page.

nCode Image Resizer – This plugin enables you to automatically resize every user-posted image which is larger than given dimensions.

Google XML Sitemaps – This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and to better index your blog.

Frontpage category filter – This plugin allows you to choose which post categories you site will show on the homepage. Just go to settings and deselect the categories that you want to hide.

This one is good if you have an adult section.

Fast Secure Contact Form – Fast Secure Contact Form for WordPress. The contact form lets your visitors send you a quick E-mail message. Super customizable with a multi-form feature, optional extra fields, and an option to redirect visitors to any URL after the message is sent. Includes CAPTCHA and Akismet support to block all common spammer tactics. Spam is no longer a problem.

BBCode – Implements BBCode in posts.

Automatic Links – Automatically adds HTML anchor tags to plain text links and email addresses embedded in the content of posts and pages.

Akismet – Used by millions, 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. To get started: 1) Click the “Activate” link to the left of this description, 2) Sign up for an Akismet API key, and 3) Go to your Akismet configuration page, and save your API key.

AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget – Help your visitor promote your site! The AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget allows any visitor to bookmark your site easily with many popular services. Sign up for an account to see how your visitors are sharing your content–which services they’re using for sharing, which content is shared the most, and more. It’s all free–even the pretty charts and graphs.

bOingball BBCode – Implements nearly all standard BBCode in posts. Requires WordPress 2.5+ or WPMU 1.5+. (mod of BBCode by Viper)

W3 Total Cache – The highest rated and most complete WordPress performance plugin. Dramatically improve the speed and user experience of your site. Add browser, page, object and database caching as well as minify and content delivery network (CDN) to WordPress.

WP-Optimize – This plugin helps you to keep your database clean by removing post revisions and spams in a blaze. allows you to rename your admin name also. Additionally it allows you to run optimize command on your wordpress core tables (use with caution).

WP Security Scan – Perform security scan of WordPress installation.

Strictly Auto Tags – This plugin automatically detects tags to place against posts using existing tags as well as a simple formula that detects common tag formats such as Acronyms, names and countries. Whereas other smart tag plugins only detect a single occurance of a tag within a post this plugin will search for the most used tags within the content so that only the most relevant tags get added.

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