Below is a list of essential WordPress plug-ins that I have installed on my blog or that seem promising and will be tested soon.
The list is not exhaustive, but the basic plug-ins needed for a blog should be in there. The descriptions are intentionally kept very short, but don’t hesitate to visit the respective plugin page if you want to discover more.[more…]
- All in One SEO Pack: Optimise SEO for WP
- Analytics for WordPress: Integrate Google Analytics in WP
- Contact Form 7: Easily integrate Forms into WP
- Google XML Sitemaps: Generate Google XML sitemaps
- Lightbox Gallery: Use lightboxes for galleries
- Sharedaddy: Share your posts on Facebook, Twitter and other services
- Theme Switch and Preview: Switch the WP theme
- W3 Total cache: Good caching for WP
- WordPress Ping Optimizer: Optimize pinging of your WP posts
Thanks to Luca for providing me with a first idea about useful plugins!
Feel free to suggest other “must have” plugins in the comments, I will be happy to test them out.