There are mega millions of wordpress plugins available on the internet. I’ve test drived many today for this website and narrowed it down to a few that seems to work very well with my website.I I hope that some of you find these choices very helpful. I must admit I am one of those individuals who thought that it was very easy to start your own website. It is a lot of baby steps before you get to the fun stuff like blogging, posting youtube or google videos, educating folks and just simply writing about whatever comes to mind.
||Plugin for inserting ads right in the middle of posts. By uberdose.
||Control and arrange your AdSense & Referral blocks on your WordPress blog. With Widget and inline post support, configurable colours. By Martin Fitzpatrick.
||Provides more control of how google_ad_section targeting is employed on your WordPress blog. By Kirk Montgomery.
||Let’s you easily embed amazon products into your posts by use of [asa]ASIN[/asa] tags. Supports the use of templates. So you can choose from various presentation styles and of course create your own template in a few seconds. Needs PHP 5! By Timo Reith.
|Chitika eMiniMall widget
||Adds a customizable Chitika eMiniMall as a sidebar widget. By Chitika.
|Chunk Urls for WordPress
||This plugin shorten urls in comments so that they won’t break your site. By whoo.
||This plugin enables you to easily and quickly search the web for potential cases of plagiarism and content theft. It works by adding a customizable “digital fingerprint” to your RSS feed in posts that you select (or all posts if you wish). You can then easily monitor the blogosphere for your digital fingerprint in the hopes of finding potential content thieves and scrapers abusing your content. By Kirk Montgomery.
||Add Gravatars to your comments, without requiring any modifications to your theme files. Just activate, and you’re done! By Dougal Campbell.
||Plugin for displaying RSS Feeds. By Paul Morley.
||This plugin will repair any tables that need repaired, then it will optimize the tables. By Donnie La Curan.
||Automatically translates a blog in fourteen different languages (English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Greek, Dutch, Norwegian) by wrapping four different online translation engines (Google Translation Engine, Babelfish Translation Engine, FreeTranslations.com, Promt). After uploading this plugin click ‘Activate’ (to the right) and then afterwards you must visit the options page and enter your blog language to enable the translator. By Davide Pozza.
||Meta-data manager on steroids, allowing complete control over all SEO needs such as keywords/tags, titles, description, stylesheets, and many other goodies. By John Godley.
||This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed up in two words sung most famously by Louis Armstrong: Hello, Dolly. When activated you will randomly see a lyric from Hello, Dolly in the upper right of your admin screen on every page. By Matt Mullenweg.
||Upgrade your WordPress installation with one simple click via the InstantUpgrade panel. Attention: This is a BETA release; if you don’t know what that means, you shouldn’t be using this software. By Alex Günsche.
|One Click Plugin Updater
||Upgrade plugins with a single click, install new plugins or themes from an URL or by uploading a file, see which plugins have update notifications enabled, control how often WordPress checks for updates, and more. By Janis Elsts.
||Adds an advanced page navigation to WordPress. By Lutz Schröer.
||This plugin allows you to add all the appropriate robots meta tags to your pages and feeds, disable unused archives and nofollow unnecessary links. By Joost de Valk.
||Simple Anti Bot Registration Engine By Didier Lorphelin.
||Advanced search engine that provides full text searching across posts, pages, comments, titles, and URLs. Searches take into account any data added by other plugins, and all search results are contextually highlighted. You can also highlight incoming searches from popular search engines. By John Godley.
||Removes common words like ‘a’, ‘the’, ‘in’ from post slugs to improve SEO. By Andrei Mikrukov.
|SEO Smart Links
||SEO Smart Links provides smart interlinking for your blog and additional SEO features for advanced users. By Vladimir Prelovac.
|SEO Title Tag
||Search engine optimize your blog’s title tags. Create a customized title tag for any post, static page, category page, UltimateTagWarrior tag page – indeed, any URL! And will auto-insert the tag name into the title on tag pages generated by UltimateTagWarrior plugin. Admin allows for mass editing of title tags. By Stephan Spencer, Netconcepts.
||Simple Tagging is another tagging plugin for WordPress: smarter, better, faster By Amaury BALMER.
||Easily insert YouTube videos in posts, comments and RSS feeds. By Vladimir Prelovac.
||Adds a list of XHTML compliant graphic links at the end of your posts that allow your visitors to easily submit them to a number of social bookmarking sites. Use the plugin options in Options>Social Bookmarks to configure the plugin. By Apostolos Dountsis.
|Spam Karma 2
||Ultimate Spam Killer for WordPress. Activate the plugin and go to Manage >> Spam Karma 2 to configure. See Spam Karma 2 >> About for details. By dr Dave.
|Ultimate Google Analytics
||Enable Google Analytics on your blog. Has options to also track external links, mailto links and links to downloads on your own site. Check http://www.oratransplant.nl/uga/#versions for version updates By Wilfred van der Deijl.
||Very fast cache module. It’s composed of several modules, this plugin can configure and manage the whole system. Once enabled, go to “Options” and select “WP-Cache”. By Ricardo Galli Granada.
||Implements the ability to run auctions on your own blog. Once activated, add the widget to your sidebar or add
<?php wp_auctions(); ?> to your sidebar. Please note that deactivating this plugin will erase your auctions. By Owen Cutajar & Hyder Jaffari.
||Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. You need a WordPress.com API key to use it. You can review the spam it catches under “Comments.” To show off your Akismet stats just put
<?php akismet_counter(); ?> in your template. See also: WP Stats plugin. By Matt Mullenweg.