There is hundreds of great plugins available for a free download which can extend the functionality of your WordPress. The easiest way to install plugins is by searching for a specific plugin or keywords in Plugin section of your Dashboard – Add New. Choose the plugin you want to use and click Install and then activate plugin.
Akismet plugin was mentioned in the previous post, as this plug in is automatically added when you install WordPress.
All in One SEO Pack
Nearly everyone that has got a website or a blog is concerned about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). One SEO automatically optimises your WordPress blog for Search Engines. All you need to do is fill in the title, description and keywords. You will get a box to fill this in for each post/page.
Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin lets you create a Google compliant site map of your entire website/blog. Every time you create a new page or post, the site map is updated and submitted to several major search engines, including Google, Yahoo,… so it appears in the search engines faster than it would if you didn’t have a site map. After adding this plugin, go to Settings and choose XML Sitemap. Click on “Rebuild Sitemap” to create your sitemap the first time.
WP Super Cache
This plugin is great for two reasons. First, it makes your pages load way faster. Second, since it stores static versions of your site, it requires much less CPU processing than using WordPress all by itself.
WordPress Database Backup
This plugin is a life saver when things go wrong! It allows on-demand backup of your WordPress database.
SEO Smart Links
It provides automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow and much more. SEO Smart Links can automatically link keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding posts, pages, categories and tags on your blog.
MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer
Prevents from alerting search engines every time I update a page or post. Without this plugin, you run the risk of search engines thinking you’re a spammer. It is not available from WordPress plugin search, you will have to manually upload this plugin using FTP. To download the plugin visit the MaxBlogPress Site
MaxBlogPress Optin Form Adder
This is an optin subscription form is a must-have blog accessory if anyone would like to succeed at blogging. An optin subscription form on a blog is a phenomenal must-have tool that has helped catapult a lot of famous bloggers to success. The secret ingredient? The subscribers list – readers who “opt in” or sign up for email newsletter updates. To download the plugin visit the MaxBlogPress Site
MaxBlogPress Ninja Affiliate
This plugin will automatically convert keywords on your blog into money making affiliate links. Also manage, track, cloak and shorten unlimited number of affiliate links from one central location of Maxblogpress Ninja Affiliate. To download the plugin visit the MaxBlogPress Site
Contact Form 7
It allows you to flexibly design the form and mail. You can manage multiple contact forms as well. In addition, it supports many features including AJAX submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering, file uploading, etc.
WP Email Capture
Give readers an easy way to subscribe to your newsletter list with this easy-to-use plugin. It uses WordPress’ internal wp_mail function for sending mail, and exports collected data into CSV files for easy processing. Since it requires readers to double opt-in, you’ll be in full compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act.
Permalinks Moved Permanently
This would have meant that all of the links to my posts would generate 404 errors. This plugin just forwards all the links and PR to the new addresses.