I don’t know exact numbers but some say there are more than 10 million users of the WordPress Blogging platform (and it grows by thousands everyday!).
And to make Blogging as easy as possible with WordPress there are thousand of different plugins that you can download for free and install.
Back in February I shard with you the WordPress plugins I use on this blog (click here: Which plugins do you use?).
Well since then I’ve added a few more and I wanted to share them with you so you can benefit and make your Blogging experience even better.
I’ve added a short description on each to explain their benefits and you can click on each plugin to go straight to the download page.
I hope this post helps you and let me know of the plugins, you use.
Comments are a wonderful thing to receive on your blog, with AJAX CommentLuv for WordPress you can give something back to your community straight away by including a titled link for their last blog post on the end of their comment. The plugin fetches the feed of the commenter while they type their comment and extracts the last blog post title with link and displays it below the comment form. When they submit their comment, the last blog post link gets added on the end of their comment for all to see!
Why not add a comment and see?
MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer
Do you know your WordPress blog pings unnecessarily every time you edit a post? Think how many times you click on “Save and Continue Editing” or “Save” button. Your blog will ping unnecessarily every time you click on those buttons.
Save your blog from getting tagged as ping spammer by installing this plugin.
MaxBlogPress Stripe Ad
Pop-ups, pop-overs and pop-unders are all seen as obtrusive advertising that interferes with the user experience of your blog.
I removed all of mine recently!
So, enter “Stripe Ads”, a new non-obtrusive way of displaying a single line of advertising message, a special note or other information right at the top of your blog.
This plugin adds “TwitThis” to every blog post. Makes it real easy to allow your visitors to tweet your posts – see at the end of this blog post.
Go one, TwitThis!
This is cool!
By adding this plugin, new visitors to your blog will see a small box above each post containing the words “If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!” After 5 visits the message disappears.
You can customize this message, its lifespan, and its location.
Simple to install, simple to change.
Popular Posts integrates with WordPress.com Stats plugin, providing a widget to show the most viewed posts. Simply add the widget to your sidebar.
By using this plugin you will speed up your WordPress blog significantly.
Free Traffic Getting SEO
Brings you tons of traffic… simple.
So these are the latest plugins I’ve installed.
Which ones do you recommend?
I use several of these. After a recent hack I had to delete all my plugins and start over. I dumped the nonessential ones and I must say, my blog loads a lot faster. So there is a trade off and it\’s good to choose carefully.
Yes, I use several of these as well. I also like SEO Smart Links as it automatically links internal post, which is good for users and SEO. Thanks for the list.
I’ve never used smart links but I hear it is pretty good. Perhaps I need to check it out.
Great post andrew, never heard of some of these but will get them set up on my own blog.
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yaa Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine.
thanks for providing!!!
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@ Jonathan. You are so right with your advice regarding ‘choosing carefully’. Which ones did you re-load and you recommend?
@ Steve. I hope you take advantage of one or two. Tell us which ones you choose…
@Stas. I do use it. You need to do all sorts of ‘manual’ things to optimize your wordpress blog for the search engines. This free seo plugin steps you through the process. It is definitely worth installing.
@ SEO Company. Hope you try out one or two of these…let us know which ones
Thanks to you all for commenting.
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I recommend Twitter Friendly Links for WordPress. Definitely worth a try 😉
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Other than CommentLuv and Stripe ads I use all the plugis mentioned above I use DISQUS as my comment management system and although I added it recently it has some cool features
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Thanks for the Twitter Friendly Links recommendation.
Twitter Friendly Links can be found here:
Thanks for the DISQUS recomemndation. http://disqus.com/
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Nice Plugins.. Thanks for sharing
I put a blog together some months back and used your list of plugins to set it up. Your information was truly a great help. Anyway I didn’t like the topic of my Blog so I pulled it down and I am now building a new one. Guess where I came to get help again? You bet, webuildyour blog.com! Same great info, same great help!
Thanks again Andrew
Well, thank you John!
Comments like yours makes all the hardwork worthwhile.
Great list of plugins! What plugin did you use for your Tag Cloud? I really like the way it rotates with a little cursor manipulation! I would really like to have that on my blog for the “fidgety” reader.
I’ve just installed that one. It’s the Wp-cumulus plugin.
Great list of plugins. Digg digg and commentluv are my favorite plugins.
Thanks for sharing this great list of plugins.
Since writing this blog post, I have added both Digg digg and commentluv.
Great minds think alike!
I like the popular post plugin because it also shows stats.
As long as the stats are high…that’s good. Low stats can actually put a few visitors off.
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Thanks for those kind words – I really appreciate it.
Hope to see you again…soon.