All my favourite WordPress plugins, I use them all on a regular basis, on my own and my client’s WordPress sites.
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Please feel free to add your recommendations of groovy plugins.
|Google XML Sitemaps
|This plugin will generate a sitemaps.org compatible sitemap of your WordPress blog which is supported by Ask.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO. Configuration Page By Arne Brachhold.
|A NextGENeration Photo gallery for the Web 2.0. By Alex Rabe.
|Quotes Collection plugin with Ajax powered Random Quote sidebar widget helps you collect and display your favourite quotes on your WordPress blog. By Srini G.
|A redirection manager By John Godley.
|Adds search functionality with little setup. Including options to search pages, excerpts, attachments, drafts, comments, tags and custom fields (metadata). Also offers the ability to exclude specific pages and posts. Does not search password-protected content. By Dan Cameron.
|WP-Table Reloaded replaces
|This plugin allows you to create and easily manage tables in the admin-area of WordPress. A comfortable backend allows an easy manipulation of table data. You can then include the tables into your posts, on your pages or in text widgets by using a shortcode or a template tag function. Tables can be imported and exported from/to CSV, XML and HTML. By Tobias Bäthge
|Prettify your web typography by preventing ugly quotes and widows and providing CSS hooks to style some By Hamish Macpherson.
|WP Ajax Edit Comments
|Allows users and admin to edit their comments inline. Admin and editors can edit all comments. By Ronald Huereca.
|WP Security Scan
|Perform security scan of WordPress installation. | By WebsiteDefender
|W3 Total Cache
|Very fast caching module for WordPress. By Donncha O Caoimh.
Other Useful Plugins
|This plugin will log 404 hits on your site and can notify you via e-mail or you can subscribe to the generated RSS feed of 404 events. Adjust your settings here. By Alex King.
|AJAX Comments WPMUified
|Started as adoption and ended up as a pretty much total rewrite of Mike Smullin’s original AJAX Comments plugin By Christian Knoflach (based on work of Mike Smullin).
|cformsII offers unparalleled flexibility in deploying contact forms across your blog. Features include: comprehensive SPAM protection, Ajax support, Backup & Restore, Multi-Recipients, Role Manager support, Database tracking and many more. Please see the VERSION HISTORY for what’s new and current bugfixes. By Oliver Seidel.
|Allows the site editors to send an e-mail to the blog users. Credits to Catalin Ionescu who gave me some ideas for the plugin and has made a similar plugin. Bug reports and corrections by Cyril Crua and Pokey. By Vincent Prat (email : email@example.com).
|This plugin allows you to embed random quotes into your pages. It also has a spiffy management tool in the administrative console. By Dustin Barnes.
|Automatically add links on your posts, pages and RSS feed to your favorite social bookmarking sites. Go to Settings -> Sociable for setup. By Joost de Valk.
|WP access restriction and user registration. By Chad Butler.
Things to look at
- http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/exploit-scanner/ – 30.01.2013
- http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jetpack/ – 26.02.2013
- http://gregsplugins.com/lib/plugin-details/gregs-high-performance-seo/ 30.12.2012
- http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quotes-collection/ – 16.12.2012
- http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/ – 09.02.2013
- http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/ – 19.03.2013
- http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/revision-control/ – 19.08.2011
- http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/script-compressor/ – 17.08.2009
- http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-tags/ – 15.08.2011
- http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stray-quotes/ – 05.07.2009