What are the best plugins for WordPress? This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it does represent some really useful plugins for WordPress.
What are plugins? They are pieces of code that give additional functionality to your website or blog. How can you find the best plugins for WordPress? Simple – word of mouth or try them out yourself!
It is a good idea to get these plugins from the main WordPress plugin directory as these are generally safer than other free plugins which may have malicious coding embedded.
It is also a good idea to make a back up of your site before installing or updating a plugin. There are of course plugins for doing this!
So without further delay please find below a list of the best plugins for WordPress that we have found to date.
Best Plugins For WordPress: All In One SEO Pack
This is the quickest and easiest way to get your on page SEO sorted especially if you are a newcomer.
Best Plugins For WordPress: My Page Order
Easy drag and drop feature to re-order your pages.
Best Plugins For WordPress: Sexy Bookmarks (Shareaholic)
Lots and lots of social bookmarking icons to add to your posts and static pages. Just choose which ones you want. WP DB Backup: Imperative to back up your WordPress blog or site. Hackers abound and seem to love WordPress blogs. Having a backup means you can relax.
Best Plugins For WordPress: Google Analytics for WordPress
You need to see where your traffic is coming from, how long they stay on the site, which pages they land on and which pages they leave from. All good stuff to know.
Best Plugins For WordPress: Ad Squares Widget
Useful and easy to display ads or affiliate links in the sidebars/widget areas.
Best Plugins For WordPress: After the Deadline
Spelling, style and grammar a problem for you. Get this!
Best Plugins For WordPress: All In One Favicon
Ever wanted to have your very own Favicon (Google it if you don’t know what I am on about), well now you can.
Best Plugins For WordPress: Aweber Integration
Place your subscription form into the sidebar of your blog or site.
Best Plugins For WordPress: Broken Link Checker
Broken links are a big no no…. make sure you don’t have any with this handy plugin.
Best Plugins For WordPress: O’zh Admin Drop Down Menu
Get all your WordPress admin links in a horizontal drop down menu. Super cool.
Best Plugins For WordPress: Photodropper
Stuck for photos and on a budget? This plugin allows you to drop creative commons photos into your posts.
Best Plugins For WordPress: Pretty Link Lite
Your own link shrinker and tracker…. right from your WordPress site.
Best Plugins For WordPress: Robots Meta
Disable archives and nofollow unnecessary links. Good security tool.
Best Plugins For WordPress: SEO Slugs
Removes extra words from slugs which means better on page SEO.
Best Plugins For WordPress: Simple Image Link
Ever been driven around the twist trying to get an image into your WordPress sidebar? You will love this!
Best Plugins For WordPress: W3 Total Cache
Super speedy page loading for your site.
Best Plugins For WordPress: WordPress Database Backup
Backup as often as you need it.
Best Plugins For WordPress: WordPress Firewall 2
Additional securty to stop the most obvious attacks.
Instead of updating this blog post, we will, in time, make available a download of all the plugins we use and a description of these on the site.
Although there are the main plugins which we tend to use on our sites, many of the other plugins we use will depend on the required functionality of the individual sites built.
If you would like to discuss adding plugins to an existing WordPress site then please contact us.