Empower your wordpress sites & blogs with these powerful plugins
Akismet By Automattic The more traffic you accumulate, the more likely you are to be flooded by fake comments. Automattic’s Akismet checks comments and trackbacks against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam. If the comments and trackbacks are deemed bogus, they’re automatically shuffled over to your WordPress installation’s spam folder.
All in One SEO Pack is a WordPress SEO plugin to automatically optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines such as Google. With All in One SEO Pack you can give your page an SEO-friendly title (which shows up at the top of a Web browser), homepage description (which appears beneath your URL when people search for it via Google or other engine), and keywords related to your topic.
Dagon Design Site Map Generator By Dagon Design Dagon Design’s useful plug-in generates a fully customizable sitemap that helps search engine spiders easily rifle through your content. Dagon’s tool manages this through multilevel categories, pages, and permalinks support. The plug-in lets you choose which links to display, their order, comment counts, and post dates. In short, this is everything you need to create a highly searchable WordPress site for both people and search engines.
Disqus Comment System By Disqus The Disqus (pronounced “discuss”) plug-in integrates with WordPress’ native comment system to allow more interactive Web talk. It features threaded comments and replies, social media mentions, the ability for moderators to approve or reject comments via email, and a load of other useful tools.
Contact Form 7 By Takayuki Miyoshi Sometimes a site simply needs a solid contact form. You can add one to your WordPress-powered blog with this useful, customizable plug-in. Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
Feedburner FeedSmith By Steve Smith This plugin redirects your original WordPress feed to your FeedBurner feed so you can track every subscriber who digests your content via RSS readers.
JetPack By WordPress.com JetPack is an official WordPress.com plug-in that gives your self-hosted WordPress blog a truckload of extra features. The plug-in serves up visitor stats, social media sharing options, and After The Deadline, a grammar and spell checker.
nRelate Related Content By nRelate The best way to display related content: Thumbnails or Text, on all your pages. nRelate is designed to drive eyeballs deeper into your site by displaying related content as either thumbnails, text, or both. You can also set it up to display related content from sites in your blog roll if you want to spread the traffic love.
Add Post Footer By Freetime Add Post Footer automatically add any custom paragraph, html code, ad code, technorati tags and/or related links list to the end of every posts.
Regenerate Thumbnails allows you to regenerate the thumbnails for your image attachments. This is very handy if you’ve changed any of your thumbnail dimensions (via Settings -> Media) after previously uploading images or have changed to a theme with different featured post image dimensions.
You can either regenerate the thumbnails for all image uploads, individual image uploads, or specific multiple image uploads.
Plug-ins for multi-site
Recent Global Comments – Plug-in from the wpmudev.org web site. It’s a premium site, so it’s going to cost a little bit of money, but its well worth it. It aggregates sitewide comments into one centralized location. Alongside of this plug-in, you’ll also need two other plug-ins for it to function correctly.One is called Avatars For Multisite and the other is called Comment Indexer.
ThreeWP Broadcast – Broadcasting news across all sites. It creates a post that goes across all of the network sites in our blog.
New Blog Templates – Creates a blog template based on current blog. It touts itself as a comprehensive new blog default templating plug-in.
W3 Total Cache – This is a plug-in that basically increases the performance of your site. It uses various methods of caching, including browser caching, page, object,database, and minify as well.
User Role Editor – This is a great plug-in to give users granular control inside of WordPressMultisite, or any WordPress installation for that matter. Basically, what this site allows you to do is go in and tweak the capabilitiesfor each one of the default roles inside of WordPress. If you want your editors to be able to switch themes, you can give them that capability through this plug-in.
New Blog Defaults – This plug-in is specific to WordPress Multisite, and it gives a whole range of settings that you can define as the defaults for any new blog that’s created inside of your WordPress Multisite environment.
EasyTube for Youtube and Vimeo – Basically what this allows you to do is easily embed YouTube, Google, and Vimeovideos inside of your WordPress post utilizing a short code.
WordPress MU Domain Mapping plug-in – This is a great plug-in to allow you to run external sites from within yourWordPress Multisite installation.
Backing-up your wordpress site
Vault Press – VaultPress is a subscription-based protection, security and backup service for WordPress blogs and sites. VaultPress is built by Automatic, the same people who run wordpress.com
VaultPress runs on a subscription model, meaning you’ll pay a subscription toback up your web site for each and every site that you have.If you are running a WordPress Multisite installation, you will pay asubscription fee for each individual Multisite as well.
BackupBuddy – It safely and securely backs up over 100K WordPress sites to date. it was the first solution to offercomplete WordPress backups.That means BackupBuddy does Backups, Restorations, and Migrations of all types ofWordPress installations, including WordPress Multisite. With BackupBuddy, you are able to schedule backups, as well as deliver backups to remote destinations like URLs, FTP, Amazon S3, or any other type of CDN you might have.