26 Top WordPress Plugins For ProBloggers
Following WordPress Plugins have ability to make your blogging life a lot easier yet your blog will be rolling like a bunny. That’s the animal I could recall for now. Although I could have said Dinosaurs instead. But I do not know Dinosaurs roll or not!!! Bunny does. Anyways,
Auto search and install more than one plugins from blog admin at a time?
Cache all plugins output for blog performance upgrade?
Execute your PHP code in posts?
Embed FLV or Quick Time movie?
Add Twitter support to blog?
Add some nice SEO plugins?
Install Photo Gallery for blog or star rating voting system?
Redirection management or plugins for feed?
Customize pages navigation using plugins?
Add Youtube videos easily in blog via plugin?
Install some secure Mailing Form plugin?
and many more…
I have listed some very cool WordPress effective and powerful plugins for your blog. This is my best recommendation ever related to plugins.
Plugin Central is a WordPress plugin management add-on to automatically install and update WordPress plugins. You can specify URL or URLs of Plugin zip file or just name it, to automatically download and install the plugin right into your blog from admin. All Features include:
- Install plugins directly by typing the Name of plugin or URL to the plugin zip file!
- Multiple-plugin install feature allows you to move your plugins from one blog to another
- Displays status of out-dated plugins on the Dashboard
- Option to update all out-dated plugins with a single click!
Plugin Output Cache
This plugin provides a way for other plugins to cache their output and speed page display. Most of my plugins use the cache automatically if it is installed. The cache is cleared automatically whenever the blog content changes so that the retrieved output is always fresh.
WordPress PHP Exec Plugin
This plugin lets you execute dynamic PHP code in posts. It masks PHP code before balanceTags, and unmask them afterwards, so it should be safe to use PHP code that has literal HTML tags in it, for example: code which print out HTML.
MyTwitter allows users to display their recent Twitter status updates (tweets) on their WordPress site and update their status through the Options page. Includes customization options including number of recent twitters to display, formatting options, and stylesheets. It can be called as a function or used as a widget.
Meta Robots WP-Plugin
This plugin makes it possible (and very easy) to:
- Prevent indexing of your search result pages, while still allowing the search engines to follow the links on them, by adding noindex,follow robots meta tags.
- Prevent indexing of the subpages to your homepage, by adding a noindex,follow.
- Prevent indexing of your login, register and admin pages by adding noindex robots meta tags.
- Add noodp an noydir meta robots tags, allowing you to opt out of DMOZ and Yahoo! Directory descriptions.
- Prevent Yahoo! and Google from indexing your feeds by adding a meta tag to their head-section.
- Disable author and date-based archives.
- Nofollow the category listings on single posts and pages to prevent PageRank leakage.
- Nofollow outbound links on your frontpage.
- Nofollow tag links.
- Edit your robots.txt and .htaccess from within your WordPress.
- Add robots meta tags to individual posts and pages.
- Verify your site with Google Webmaster Tools and Yahoo! Site Explorer.
- In WordPress 2.3 and up:
- Prevent indexing of just your comment feeds.
- Enforce a trailing slash on archive and tag pages.
Lightbox 2 WP-Plugin
GoCodes Redirection Plugin
Have you ever had to give someone a shortened version of a URL? Maybe you’re a podcaster, and you need to say “visit mydomain.com/2008/01/03/my-post-with-a-long-url/ for more info.” Wouldn’t it be useful if you could just say “go to mydomain.com/go/mycoolpost/ ?” Sure, you *could* use a service like tinyurl.com, but that’s still not too great if you need the URL for a podcast. It’s still awkward to read-out “tinyurl.com/27asr9,” isn’t it? It’s less professional too (not to mention that you’re relying on TinyURL to stay in business, and not delete your redirect, etc). GoCodes let’s you create shortcut URLs to anywhere on the internet, right from your WordPress Admin. Whether you need it for podcasting, printed publications, or affiliate programs, GoCodes will do the job for you.
GeoPress adds geographic tagging of your posts and pages. You can enter an address, points on a map, or enter latitude & longitude using the post interface. You can also include the post location within the body itself to make it easy to geotag using emailed posts and desktop clients. Maps can be Google, Microsoft, OpenStreetMap, 3D globe, or any major mapping provider by using the Mapstraction mapping library. Makes your feeds GeoRSS compatible, and also adds KML for viewing in Google Earth.
GD Star Rating WP-Plugin
Star Rating plugin allows you to set up rating system for pages and/or posts in your blog. You can set many options for displaying the rating stars, and also add widget into the sidebars for displaying top ratings and other statistics generated by the plugin.
FLV Embed (with video sitemap) WP-Plugin
FLV Embed is a WordPress plugin made to simplify the process of adding standard compliant Flash videos (FLV) into your blog. Its neat plugin which brings a neat player without any other bells or stuff. You can specify the size of output by yourself. i.e.
[flv:/video/demo.flv 480 360]
Flash Video Player Plugin for WordPress
- Easier Installation! Activate and Go!
- Full Options Menu for Player Customization!
- Custom Player Colors
- Custom Watermark Logo
- Poster Frames
- Floating Controls
- Tested Compatible with WordPress 2.6!
- XHTML Compliant!
- Google Analytics Capable!
- No Remorse! No Database Tables and Uninstalls Clean
- Backward Compatible with Previous Versions of the Plugin!
- Playlists, RSS, ATOM, XSPF, Oh My!
- No More “Click to Activate” Messages! :-)
- YouTube Video Capable!
Feed Reading Blogroll
The plugin checks and displays for all your blogroll-bookmarks with a separate saved feed-url, when the most recent update has occured at the bookmarked site. The check is performed by reading the date of the most recent feed-item of the bookmark. Based on this information, the age of the most recent feed-item is calculated and then displayed under each bookmark in your sidebar. Furthermore, an icon for each bookmark can be displayed. Plugin uses Google Ajax Feed API. You need a Google API key for this plugin to work.
Favicon Manager WordPress Plugin
This is a small plugin that allows you to manage the favicon image for your WordPress installation. You can specify any arbitrary file, either locally within your installation, or at an arbitrary url. You can also optionally have the image included in either your RSS2 or your Atom feeds, or both. All options can be set from the new options menu in the administration panel. There is no editing of any files required.
Fast Static Feeds WP-Plugin
Fast-Static-Feed is a plugin that can cache the site’s entries feed, and deliver a static XML file instead of constantly generating the feed content on every client request. This has greatly reduced the waste of bandwidth and system resources. Syndicated content has almost become the standard way of distributing web content nowadays. WordPress can deliver its content in various different feed formats –RSS 2.0, Atom 1.0, RDF, RSS 0.92– and can generate feeds for both the published posts -grouped by time, category, tag, author etc- and the comments that have been submitted by readers. Moreover, some RSS add-on modules are being used in the generated feeds, so that modern feed readers can even retrieve the submitted comments for each of the feed entries. It is obvious that all these features greatly enhance the user experience, but, on the other hand, depending on the website’s traffic they might increase the server load and thus the content delivery times.
Extra Feed Links Plugin
WordPress has a feed for pretty much anything you can think of. In spite of this, besides the “All articles” and “All comments”, feeds go unnoticed because very few themes have links to them. This plugin tries to fix that by adding appropriate feed links to the header of every page type:
- Comments feed for single articles and pages
- Category page feed
- Tag page feed
- Search page feed
- Author page feed
The link can also be added in the page body by using extra_feed_link().
Exclude Pages Plugin
This plugin adds a checkbox, “include this page in menus”, which is checked by default. If you uncheck it, the page will not appear in any listings of pages (which includes, and is usually limited to, your page navigation menus).
Deviant Thumbs WP-Plugin
Specially for designers and artists, Deviant Thumbs is a WordPress plugin which displays thumbs from deviantART. You choose the thumbs by entering a search string. This gives you great flexibility, because the search engine of dA is very powerful. The thumbs can be enclosed in a scrollable carousel.
Faster IM Opt-in Plugin For WordPress
Build your own Opt-in Plugin for WordPress with this plugin. Have you visited any website which onload drops an extremely irritating box saying you to fill some form and go or just close the box. This plugin does exactly the same. Well for blog owners it can prove benefitial as they poke their reader right before they even start reading their first page. Shoemoney blog is live example for this plugin.
Add To Any
Help your visitors share, save and subscribe to your content with Add to Any widgets. (2 widgets, Share/Save To Any and Subscribe To Any)
Secure Form Mailer Plugin For WordPress
Secure PHP form mailer plugin has a wide range of features including: Support for multiple instances, an easy to use dynamic form generation system (any number of fields, in any order), multiple recipients, multiple file attachments, optional auto reply feature, an image verification system, numerous security features (including protection against email header injection), a message template system, multiple languages, and too many other things to list. This plugin was designed to be easy to use, while still being extremely flexible. If you just want a simple contact form, you can set one up with just a few clicks. For those of you who need something a bit more advanced, you can completely customize the plugin to fit your needs – whether it is 5 fields or 500. ReCaptcha support has also been added.
All In One Video Pack
This is not just another video embed tool – it includes every functionality you might need for video and rich-media, including the ability to upload/ record/import videos directly to your post, edit and remix content with an online video editor, enable video responses, manage and track your video content, create playlists and much more…
Smart YouTube Video Wp-Plugin
Smart Youtube allows you to easily insert Youtube videos in your post, comments and in RSS feed. It also supports playback of high quality videos, works on iPhone, produces xHTML valid code (unlike YouTUbe embed code) and allows you to view videos in fullscreen. The plugin is designed to be small and fast and not use any external resources. It has a number of customizable options.
Viper’s Video Quicktags Wp-Plugin
Tired of copying and pasting the embed HTML from sites like YouTube? Then this plugin is for you. Just simply click one of the new buttons that this plugin adds to the write screen (rich editor included) and then paste the URL that the video is located at into the prompt box — easy as that. You can fully configure how the videos are displayed (width, height, colors, alignment on the page) and much more. Your site will even stay (X)HTML valid unlike with the code provided by most video sites.
Embed QuickTime Wp-Plugin
Embed QuickTime helps you embed QuickTime movies to play directly in your posts, instead of redirecting your video to a separate page or forcing you to embed a video using Flash. It changes regular image links to the embedded QuickTime video when they are clicked. It works with .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .3gp files as well as common audio files (.mp3, .wav and others) There is experimental support for Windows Media files (.avi, .wmv and more).
Adman Wp-Plugin For Ad-Code
Lets you insert your ad-code (like AdSense) directly before, after or in the exact middle of your post content or wherever you want without having to edit your template.
Where To Find The Right WP-Plugins For Every Need
Proceed to: WP Plugins Directory