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Essential Plugins for WordPress

By Char

One of the features that makes WordPress so powerful and popular is the sheer number of plugins (chunks of php code that make WordPress do fancy things) that are available for free that will do just about anything your imagination can come up with.

I love comparing notes with other designers and bloggers to see what everyone else is using. Here are just a few of the favorites that have been mentioned recently:

My list of essentials you ask? I like All in One SEO, Yet Another Related Posts Plugin, Akismet, WP Super Cache, and Comment Luv (which I will be implementing soon)

Testing info – Compiling questions for 640-822 or 70-236 can be hard for a 70-640 student who has only heard of complex tests like 640-863 and 642-436.

So, what plugins do you consider essential for your site? Join the conversation because I always love comparing notes with others in the field!

Categories : WordPress



Thanks for noticing the new design. And we are having fun with the plugins we are trying too. I wanted to try some of the plugins available today before I recommended them to our clients and thought this was the best way. The new design we did on Blog For Profit has been great. Traffic is up as are subscribers to the RSS.


Grant – the new design looks great. There are so many new plugins it is hard to keep up with them all, but the best seem to rise to the top pretty quickly.


I have been using wordpress for a couple years not and i love the plug ins feature. it makes having your own professional website so much easier that trying to build it from scratch. thanks a lot for this list of plug ins!


Wow. There are some really great ones among here. And many which I have never seen before. Actually it’s been a long time since I looked for plug-in’s. The all-in-one seo has been with me from the beginning :)


This is my first visit and am amazed with the way you collect and maintain the resource lists. Thanks so much for this particular resource list on essential plugins

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