A quick question for WordPress users:
WordPress Plugins – which ones do you use?
18 months ago in a post titled (I’ll show you mine if you show me yours) I shared the WP Plugins I used and asked readers to tell us which WordPress plugins they used. The response was great and I then compiled a list of WordPress Plugins for ProBloggers which summarized everyone’s favorite WP Plugins.
That was a year and a half ago so today I thought it might be time to do the exercise again.
I’ll kick us off with a few of my personal favorite WordPress Plugins and then will open it up for you to submit yours:
- Ad Rotator – this is what rotates the 468 x 60 ads that you see at the top of ProBlogger.
- AdSense Deluxe – for inserting AdSense (and other types of ads) into posts
- Akismet – comment spam filtering (which has stopped just under 2 million comment spams on ProBlogger since I installed it).
- Democracy – Poll plugin (the one I currently use here at ProBlogger in the sidebar)
- Landing Sites – I have used this off and on with my blogs – it greats readers arriving from search engines with suggestions for further reading
- Popularity Contest – a modified version of this runs the ‘Best of ProBlogger’ section on the front page of ProBlogger
- Random Redirect – a cool little plugin that I use on DPS offer readers a random post from my archives (people do actually use it)
- Related Posts – not the sexiest plugin but pure gold at driving people deeper into your blog (also good for SEO)
- Share This – a plugin that lets your readers share your post via email or social bookmarking
- Subscribe to Comments – used by quite a few ProBlogger readers to track comments left on posts
One WordPress Plugin that I’m keen to experiment with in the coming months:
- What Would Seth Godin Do – a plugin that encourages new visitors to a blog to sign up as an rss subscriber
So now it is over to you. Which WordPress Plugins do you classify as your favorites?
Please limit your answer to 10 if you can (if you have more – get it down to your 10 ‘must have plugins’). I’ll compile a summary of all the plugins submitted in a week or two. Stay tuned to ProBlogger’s RSS feed to be notified of that post.