Time for some more blogging talk? Oh yes. And today I’m blogging what’s my list of basic wordpress plugin to install for every one of my blog sites.
You see, I run dozens of blogs, most of them running on the WordPress platform. And after installing and building up sites I have it now down pat, in fact, I think I could do it with one of my eyes closed. Hahaha. It also helps to have a list of basic plugins in I need to install. The other plugins I just add depending on the site’s needs, eg, some sites need Google maps integration, some don’t. So it really varies if I’m setting up a site for cd duplication services at disc2day, a photo blog, or a simple personal blog.
But these are the very basic must haves for me.
- Akismet – for spam
- Bad Behavior - also for spam too.
- Better WP Security – my favorite wordpress security plugin. Easy to use and effective.
- Proper Contact Form – easy to set up and use, and nice looking contact form plugin. This is for single contact form only, but for other complicated forms, you can check out other form builders.
- Feedburner Feedsmith – I used Feedburner for my feeds, so I need this to redirect my feeds.
- Google Analyticator – I use Google Analytics a lot to track my website, so this is handy.
- WordPress SEO by Yoast – comprehensive, easy to use and quite effective. This one also offer a xml sitemap.
- Quick Adsense – easily inserts ads on any part of the post or widgets. Easy to use too.
- WP Super Cache -cache plugin, easy to set up and makes the site faster and less strain on the servers too.
- Broken Link Checker – a must to check broken links.
- WP Touch – for a responsive mobile version of your site.
- Socialize – for floating or below post subscription and social media.
- Social Stickers – social media profiles widgets
- Admin Dashboard Site Notes – i like having notes on my dashboards. reminders mostly and this one is great.
- Clean Archives Reloaded – for an archive page if needed.
- P3 Plugin Performance Profiler – if your site is plugin heavy and you need to monitor server usage, this is extremely helpful.
- Viper’s Video Quicktag – video embed heavy site? This is very useful