WordPress Plugins


How to choose and add WordPress Plugins. How to use the WordPress Plugin Directory.
Plugins I suggest:
Akismet for comment spam,
Google Analytics for WordPress, easily hooks WordPress to Google Analytics.
All In One SEO Pack - the changes WordPress should make.
Google XML Sitemaps -- creates a google sitemap, important for SEO.
Fast Secure Contact Form -- allows visitors to send you email.
ShareThis -- social sharing buttons in many different iterations.
W3 Total Cache -- creates flat (not dynamic) files.
Disqus Comment System -- Replaces wordPress comment system with more socially-aware system.
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin -- shows related posts from your blog.
WP-DB-Backup -- backs up your WordPress database.
Smart YouTube -- easily insert YouTube videos.
Exclude Pages from Navigation -- allows you to remove pages from your nav bar.
AskApache Password Protect -- adds level of protection for passwords.
Dynamic Content Gallery -- Creates a dynamic image gallery.
FD Feedburner Plugin -- redirects all feeds to a Feedburner feed.
Featured Content Gallery -- creates a rotating image gallery.
Twitter Tools -- integrates your blog with Twitter.
WordPress Firewall -- blocks suspicious-looking requests to WordPress.
WP Facebook Like -- Puts a Like button on posts.
WP Security Scan -- performs a security scan of your WordPress installation.
WP iPhone Theme -- formats your site with a mobile theme.
These plugins cover traffic builder, traffic monitoring, traffic generator, email capture, traffic tracking, auto content feeder, captcha, hacker alert, google feed, sociable, hack proof, and more.


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