My Favorite WordPress Plugins
This is a list of common plugins that could and should be used on your WordPress website/blog.
Some of these aren’t yet incorporated into this blog, as I’ve discovered them while servicing my customers. Be sure to click on the thumbnails for a full size image.
Website Security Protection: BulletProof Security protects your website from XSS, CSRF, Base64_encode and SQL Injection hacking attempts. One-click .htaccess WordPress security protection. Protects wp-config.php, bb-config.php, php.ini, php5.ini, install.php and readme.html with .htaccess security protection. One-click Website Maintenance Mode(HTTP 503).
Custom Contact Forms
Guaranteed to be 1000X more customizable and intuitive than Fast Secure Contact Forms or Contact Form 7. Customize every aspect of your forms without any knowledge of CSS: borders, padding, sizes, colors. If you prefer the default styling of contact forms, see Simple contact form below.
Removes the evil nofollow attribute that WordPress adds in comments. This will help you get more readers.
EZPZ One Click Backup
EZPZ One Click Backup(OCB) is a very easy way to do a complete backup of your entire WordPress site. In fact it’s so easy there are absolutely no required user settings, everything’s automatic. When using WordPress’ auto upgrade it is necessary to deactivate then reactivate EZPZ One Click Backup.
Greg’s High Performance SEO
Configure over 100 separate on-page SEO characteristics. Fewer than 700 lines of code per page view. No junk: just high performance SEO at its best.
Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com to better index your blog.
Link Juice Keeper or Simple 301 Redirects
This plugin helps you to keep the link juice by redirecting all non-existing URLs which normally return a 404 error to the front blog page using 301 redirect. Use this only if you have web pages you want to take down.
Platinum SEO Pack
This one is removed, as I found a better one (Greg’s High Performance SEO), and it’s not tested with the latest version of WordPress.
Simple contact form or Tiny Contact Form
Providing a simple contact form on your wordpress site at side bar. For those who don’t want to add custom styling to their contact form (see this in my sidebar).
SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2
Multiply blog traffic by strengthening on page SEO, increasing the number of indexed pages, auto convert search terms into post tags, and more.
SexyBookmarks (by Shareaholic)
SexyBookmarks adds a (X)HTML compliant list of social bookmarking icons to each of your posts.
Another social bookmarking system. Let your visitors share a post/page with others. Supports e-mail and posting to social bookmarking sites.
Simple 301 Redirects
Create a list of URLs that you would like to 301 redirect to another page or site.
Simple Facebook Connect
Facebook Connect is somewhat difficult to integrate with WordPress sites. Many plugins exist to do this, but they are overly complicated, or have security problems, or just plain donât do the things you want them to do. It doesnât have to be this way.
First, you activate and set up the base plugin, which makes your site have basic Facebook Connect functionality. Then,