Every now and then I get asked what my favorite WordPress Plugins are. It’s a moving target, but here are some must-have plugins that I recommend:
- Askimet – a must have to manage spam
- Google Analyticator – works with google analytics
- Chartbeat – used with the Chartbeat service that tracks live site traffic (set up at chartbeat.com – about $10/month for up to 5 domains)
- Comment Luv – great for encouraging a blogger community
- Contact Form 7 – good contact form plugin
- Display Widget – to decide which widgets you want displayed on which pages
- Category Order – to change the order your categories are displayed in
- WordPress-Facebook-Like by Todd Williams – there are many, I like this one the best
- Tweetmeme Button – a no-brainer!
- Twitter Widget Pro – my favorite for showing tweets in a widget
- Linkwithin – shows images of related posts at bottom of post (before you click on the individual post). To get this, go to linkwithin.com then upload the zip file
- Yet Another Related Posts Plugin – good choice if your posts don’t all have images. Is more sensitive to truly related content, but only shows if you click on the specific post.
What would you add to the list?