Wordpress plugins are a must if you are serious about the social
marketing aspect of your blog.
The only reliable directory for Wordpress plugins is wp-plugins.net
There are so many plugins to choose from, so below are a key plugins
I recommend, and that I use on my sites:
NOTE: installing plugins is
- Akismet – captures all the spam you are
going to get in your comments. Normally included in your wordpress
User Navigation and Ease of Use
Google Sitemap Plugin - This
generator will create a Google Sitemaps compliant sitemap of your
WordPress blog. Allows you to customise all the normal parameters,
then generates a static XML file in your Blog directory (Filename
is customizable), a gzipped version of the sitemap and a sitemap
for homepage, posts, static pages, categories and archive pages.
It also calculates a priority for each post, based on the number
of comments (You can also turn this off), and the XML file gets
automatically rebuilt if you change/edit/create/publish a post.
This means you can automatically tell Google about changes via
Wordpress Sitemap Plugin
Print - allows visitors to print individual
posts with a click of a mouse.
WP Print Wordpress Plugin
– you will use this anytime you have to put PHP code into
your posts and other areas of your blog inside the content or
excerpt of your posts and pages.
To Comments – allows users to subscribe to
comments and get notified when someone replies – a great
community builder. Install
Subscribe To Comments Wordpress Plugin
Wordpress Plugin - use it to add feeds to posts
and pages. Customise the look and behaviour of feeds. Includes
a polling feature that will check for feed freshness at predetermined
intervals. Feed management made simple!
KQF Wordpress Plugin
Tag Warrior – An essential blogging plugin!
Local tagging is picked up by Technorati with functions for displaying
tags and related tags for a post; related tags for a specific
tag ; the rendering of a long tail graph; and more! Also includes
a tag management facility
Ultimate Tag Warrior Wordpress Plugin
It – enhances your tagging and works with Ultimate
Tag Warrior. Surounding a tag within your body test of the message
with a [TAG-TEC][/TAG-TEC] will create a Technorati tag. Likewise
for ice rocket and Ultimate Tag Warior tag. Requires registration
email on download to receive upgrades.
Get Tagalize It
This - allows you to easily present a list of posts
you select outside of your blog chronology. Very useful for featuring
things that might otherwise slip into the nether regions of your
Share This Wordpress Plugin
Trackbacks - gives a better looking trackback with
a contextual looking link. See install instructions on download
Nicer Trackbacks Wordpress Plugin
your blog search engine friendly
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