20 Great Plugins for WordPress 3.0 and higher!
These are the Best WordPress 3 Plugins I use on my top Wordrpess 3.0 blogs. All but 3 of these are available for instant free download out of the Admin panel of your WordPress Blog. The other 3 are plugins that you must buy but are inexpensive and are well worth the money and they have links to the Plugin Site. If you don’t know how to find and install a plugin you can click on this link to read our article on How to use WordPress Plugins.
Akismet a WordPress 3 Plugins – The Best of the Best favorite – it stops spam
Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. You need an API key to use it. You can review the spam it catches under “Comments.” To show off your Akismet stats just put <?php akismet_counter(); ?> in your template. See also: WP Stats plugin.
All in One Webmaster is another favorite
Here is what it will do for your blog or web site.
1) Sitemap Submission option to Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com.
2) Options to add Google, Bing, Yahoo, Alexa, Facebook Insights, Facebook, Blogcatalog Webmaster Meta Tag.
3) Options to add Google, Quantcast.com, GetClicky.com, Compete.com Analytics scripts for your blogs. \
BackUpWordPress Plugin - yes you need to backup occasionally.
Manage WordPress Backups. Beta Release. Please help testing and give me feedback under the comments section of the Plugin page. Backup DB, Files & Folders, use .tar.gz, .zip, Exclude List, etc. Version 0.4.5 | By Roland Rust | Visit plugin site
CKEditor for WordPress – MUST HAVE. The default Tinymce editor blows.
Replaces the default WordPress editor with CKEditor Version 1.0.2 | By CKSource, originally created by Dean Lee
DataFeedr Plugin – Creates a store inside your blog. Totally cool and blows the doors off of Adsense.
Like dropshipping on Steroids. Inexpensive ($27) worth 10 times that. Click on this link to check it out. Does way to much to put in this little blurb.
Automatically translates a blog in 48 different languages by wrapping four different online translation engines (Google Translation Engine, Babelfish Translation Engine, FreeTranslations.com, Promt). After uploading this plugin click ‘Activate’ (to the right) and then afterwards you must visit the options page and enter your blog language to enable the translator. Version 1.3.2 | By Davide Pozza | Visit plugin site
Google XML Sitemaps MUST HAVE if you want Google to be able to know anything about your site.
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap and send it to the search engines. It does this every time you update a post or add a new post. It is entirely configurable! This will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com to better index your blog. By Arne Brachhold – You can also use the sitemap for a sitemap for your website visitors.
Keyword Statistics WordPress 3 Plugins – The Best of the Best favorite – MUST HAVE for keyword analysis of your posts and to handle the critical 3 meta tags – the Title, Description and Keywords.
The Keyword-Statistics-Plugin checks the content of a post or a page for keyword-density (single words and optionally 2- and 3-word phrases; for each the 1-10 most commonly used can be displayed). It can update its informations automatically while the author is writing his content in a variable interval (every 1-10 seconds) or manually by clicking on a button. The script comes with english and german stopwords, which optionally can be filtered out before calculating the keyword-densities. Moreover the commonest keywords are extracted in a list as a meta-keyword suggestion. Based on this list a description can be created and automatically set. Version 1.6.9 | By Alexander Müller
Link Cloaking Plugin
Automatically cloaks outgoing links in your posts and pages. You can also add static cloaked links manually. Version 1.8.2 | By Janis Elsts
Mingle Forum is growing rapidly in popularity because it is simple, reliable, lightweight and does just enough to keep things interesting. If you like the Mingle Forum plugin please consider making a donation Version 18.104.22.168 | By Cartpauj
OnlyWire for WordPress - highly recommended but they charge $10 a month now. I pay it and use it. I receive NO payment for recommending it. You can go to onlywire.com or you can load the OnlyWire for WordPress plugin from your wordpress admin -> plugins-> Add new Tab. That is the official plugin By OnlyWire Engineering
Platinum SEO Pack don’t need it if yo run Keyword Statistics
This is a Complete SEO solution for your WordPress blog.
| By Rajesh – Techblissonline Dot Com
PPinger – pinging is of less importance then it used to be but most people still use auto pinging plugins like this. It certainly can’t hurt.
Pings your blog to Pingomatic using your visitors’s IP’s
Version 2.3 | By CleverPlugins.com
Automatically add links on your posts, pages and RSS feed to your favorite social bookmarking sites.
Version 3.5.2 | By Blogplay
Ultimate Google Analytics WordPress 3 Plugins – The Best of the Best favorite
Enable Google Analytics on your blog. Has options to also track external links, mail to links and links to downloads on your own site. Check http://www.oratransplant.nl/uga/#versions for version updates Version 1.6.0 | By Wilfred van der Deijl |
W3 Total Cache
The fastest and most complete WordPress performance plugin. Dramatically improve the speed and user experience of your site. Add browser, page, object and database caching as well as Minify and content delivery network (CDN) to WordPress.
Version 0.9.1.3 | By Frederick Townes | Visit plugin site
WP-CopyProtect [Protect your posts]
This plug-in will protect your blog content [posts] from being copied. A simple plug-in developed to stop the Copy cats.Version 1.9.1 | By Chetan Gole
WP Robot 3 I no longer recomend autoblogging software or this plugin. Unless you really know what you are doing to make it generate unique content and use it sparingly, it will get your site rank trashed by the Google Panda updates.
WP Super Edit – a second editor choice
Get control of the WordPress wysiwyg visual editor and add some functionality with more buttons and customized TinyMCE plugins.
Version 2.3.3 | By Jess Planck |
YARPP Yet Another Related Posts Plugin
Returns a list of related entries based on a unique algorithm for display on your blog and RSS feeds. A templating feature allows customization of the display.
Version 3.2b2 | By mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine)to our main page to read more WordPress guides like this one.
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