Plugin-tastic: the inevitable WP plugins post

One of the truly wonderful and fun things about having your own WordPress blog is that you get to experiment with all the additional plugins and add-ons that are available for free.

I thought I’d list the ones I am using so far and if anyone has any reccommendations I’d be grateful for them!

So far I have installed:

Askimet – as standard, everyone needs a good spam filter.

All in One SEO Pack – I’m hoping that means Google will pick up less random bits of my blog in searches.

Broken Link Checker – for I had many in the transfer over to joannageary.com.

Google Analyticator – so that I can track my website stats.

WordPress Database Backup – just in case it all goes wrong.

WordPress Reports – allows me to see “at-a-glance” Google Analytics and Feedburner stats in my WordPress dashboard.

6 thoughts on “Plugin-tastic: the inevitable WP plugins post

  1. WordPress Automatic Upgrade is essential. There’s also Sociable for bookmarking, and plenty others I can’t remember (I’m on my mobile on a train). See delicious.com/paulb/plugin for more

  2. hi!

    I used Ultimate Google Analytics for GA code insertion. I have no idea of which one is better.

    Other suggestions:

    Google XML Sitemaps – More SEO juice.
    WP Security Scan – you can never be too sure.
    Simple Tags – expands greatly the tagging possibilities
    Feedburner Feedsmith – if you use feedburner, that’s it.

    Also, I think the favicon is the one that comes by default on this theme, isn’t it? maybe you’d like to change it :)

    Cheers!

  3. Hi Carlos,

    Thanks so much for all the suggestions – really useful.

    Yes, you’re right about the favicon. I do want to change it but am waiting whilst I pluck up the courage to get some pictures taken of me! :)

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  5. If you want some eye candy in your TAG cloud

    WP-Cumulus

    more useful

    WordPress Related Posts (does just that)
    Sideblog WordPress Plugin (for creating small posts on the side)

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