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16 Best WordPress Plugins which every WordPress Blog Should install

WordPress is becoming the most powerful tool for building the websites. Because wordpress has greatest SEO support.

If you have wordpress website then you need to add following wordpress plugin which are free. Following plugin will make your blog more social.

1. Akismet

Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. You need a 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.

2. Contact Form 7


Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.

3. Digg This

Adds Digg story link on detection of digg referer

4. FaceBook Share (New)

Adds a button which allows you to share post and also shows the number of times the post or page has been shared through out the Facebook just like tweetmeme button does for twitter.

5. Google XML Sitemaps with qTranslate Support

6. Limit Posts

Limits the displayed text length on the index page entries and generates a link to a page to read the full content if its bigger than the selected maximum length.

7. Most Commented

Retrieves a list of the posts with the most comments. Modified for Last X days — by DJ Chuang

8. Popularity Contest

This will enable ranking of your posts by popularity; using the behavior of your visitors to determine each post’s popularity. You set a value (or use the default value) for every post view, comment, etc. and the popularity of your posts is calculated based on those values. Once you have activated the plugin, you can configure the Popularity Values and View Reports. You can also use the included Template Tags to display post popularity and lists of popular posts on your blog.

9. Related Posts

This wordpress plugin provides tagcloud that shows the related posts of a post, and can replace a keyword within a post to a list of related posts.

10. SEO Ultimate

This all-in-one SEO plugin gives you control over titles, noindex, meta data, slugs, canonical tags, “more” links, 404 error tracking, and more.

11. TweetMeme Retweet Button

Adds a button which easily lets you retweet your blog posts.

12. Webmaster Tools Verification

All three of the major search engines have some type of website service. This plugin allows you to easily add the ability to verify your site with Google Webmaster Tools, Yahoo Site Explorer and Bing Webmaster Center. Works with both WordPress and WordPress MU

13. Stats

Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks. Requires a API key.

14. WP-MostCommentedPosts

WP-MostCommentedPosts plugin by Rafal “RAFi” Krawczyk based on WP-STATS Statistics Plugin for WordPress

15. WP-PageNavi

Adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress blog.

16. WPtouch iPhone Theme

A plugin which formats your site with a mobile theme for the Apple iPhone / iPod touch, Google Android and other touch-based smartphones.



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