16 WordPress Plugins Everyone Must Install

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Hello there! as i have already published a few posts about wordpress themes and code snippets. This time i’ve decided to write about the wordpress plugins, There are hundreds of wordpress plugins available on the internet, but some of the wordpress plugins are most essential to run a successful blog. below is a list of 16 essential WordPress Plugins I cannot blog without.

I hope you will like the list and will use one of these plugins on your blog which i recommend. Feel free to Subscribe if you would like to be informed for the latest posts.

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Akismet

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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.

Code Keeper

code-keeper

CodeKeeper plugin retains the formatting of blocks and converts any characters to HTML entities when necessary. It is useful for small snippets of code that do not require colour-coding, line numbering, or the other effects offered by more powerful syntax highlighters.

FD Feedburner Plugin

feedburner-feedsmith-plugin

It 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. All existing feeds simply become Feedburner feeds seamlessly and transparently for all users.

Google XML Sitemaps

This plugin will create a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog. It supports all of the WordPress generated pages as well as custom ones. Everytime you edit or create a post, your sitemap is updated and all major search engines that support the sitemap protocol, like ASK.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO, are notified about the update.

jQuery lazy load plugin

jQuery Image Lazy Load WP

Lazy loader delays loading of images in (long) pages. Images below the fold (far down in the page) wont be loaded before user scrolls down. This is opposite of image preloading. Using lazy load on long pages containing heavy image content makes page feels snappier. Browser is in ready state after loading visible images. No need to wait for unknown amount of pictures to load.

Login Lockdown

login-lockdown

This plugin records the IP address and timestamp of every failed login attempt. If more than a certain number of attempts are detected within a short period of time from the same IP range, then the login function is disabled for all requests from that range.

WP Super Cache

This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts. 99% of your visitors will be served static html files.

Stealth Login

stealth login

This plugin allows you to create custom URLs for logging in, logging out, administration and registering for your WordPress blog. Instead of advertising your login url on your homepage, you can create a url of your choice that can be easier to remember than wp-login.php, for example you could set your login url to http://www.myblog.com/login for an easy way to login to your website.

Platinum SEO Pack

platinum-seo-wordpress

This Plugin is the ultimate wordpress SEO solution .Platinum SEO Plugin offers all the features of All in One SEO plugin plus more.

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

yarpp

(YARPP) gives you a list of posts and/or pages related to the current entry, introducing the reader to other relevant content on your site. This plugin requires that your database run on MySQL 4.1 or greater.

Contact Form 7

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.

WordPress Database Backup

WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database.

Add to Any: Share/Bookmark/Email Button

addtoany

Help readers share, save, bookmark, and email your posts and pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Delicious, and over 100 more social bookmarking and sharing sites. The button comes with AddToAny’s customizable Smart Menu, which places the services visitors use at the top of the menu, based on each visitor’s browsing history.

WP-PageNavi

wp-page-navi

Adds a more advanced paging navigation your WordPress blog.

WordPress.com Stats

wordpress.com stats

This Plugin collects information about your pageviews, which posts and pages are the most popular, where your traffic is coming from, and what people click on when they leave. It’ll also add a link to your dashboard which allows you to see all your stats on a single page. Less is more.

Google Analytics for WordPress

analytics

The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin automatically tracks and segments all outbound links from within posts, comment author links, links within comments, blogroll links and downloads. It also allows you to track AdSense clicks, add extra search engines, track image search queries and it will even work together with Urchin.