Great Essential WordPress Plugins to Use

I probably use more than most but I`ve found these exceptionally handy for blogging:

  • Akismet: Stops spam in its tracks. You still see all of the spam that comes in.
  • WP Site Stats: Good general view of referrers, visits and so on. Needs your WP Key.
  • Broken Link Checker: Finds all your broken links and lets you know. Don`t hit `trash` accidentally.
  • CommentLuv: T send link love back to your commenters with blogs! I`ve found great blogs this way.
  • Contact Form 7: So that you don`t need to put your email address up for spammers to copy.
  • Future Calendar: I post 10 – 24 months ahead of schedule, 3 times a week. This keeps me organized.
  • Google XML Sitemaps Generator: So Google can find and index your blog better.
  • IntenseDebate: It has its flaws but I love its benefits more than its cons for commenting.
  • Ozh`Better Feed: It lets you customize your feed in ways you never thought existed.
  • Lightbox 2: This won`t work on my other blog (Fabulously Broke), but it makes images look slick.
  • SexyBookmarks: Makes cute social network icons pop up.
  • TweetMeme: So people can tweet easily.
  • Widget Context: Lets you display or hide your widgets based on rules like what page, what posts, etc
  • WP Super Cache: Speeds up your WP blog by caching HTML pages to handle high traffic.

Enjoy!

About the Author

I'm a 20-something year old girl who lived out of a single suitcase in 2007, and now I'm living with less, but only with the best. You don't have to get rid of everything to become a minimalist! Minimalism can help simplify and organize your life, career, & physical surroundings. You can read more about me as a minimalist. Or come and visit my other blog Fabulously Broke in the City where I got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months, earning $65,000 gross/year.