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40 WordPress Plugins to Improve your Blog’s Performance

Written by Pavel Ciorici on in Plugins 52 comments
    This is my second article here and in it I collected some of the most popular plugins that everyone must have. Below is a list of 40 WordPress Plugins related to media, comments, content, traffic, feeds, ad managment and social.


    1. Digg Digg
    A social plugin that use to add Digg , Reddit , Dzone and Yahoo Buzz button into wordpress content.

    2. Sociable
    Automatically add links to your favorite social bookmarking sites on your posts, pages and in your RSS feed. You can choose from 99 different social bookmarking sites!

    3. Lifestream
    Lifestream displays your social feeds and photos much like you would see it on many of the social networking sites. View Demo

    4. Social Bookmarks
    The Social Bookmarks plugin for WordPress adds a list of XHTML compliant graphic links at the end of your posts and/or pages that allow your visitors to easily submit them to a number of social bookmarking sites.

    5. Facebook Connect Community
    Wordpress plugin that allows direct integration of WordPress blogs with Facebook using Facebook Connect

    6. Popu List
    PopuList allows you to track the popularity of your posts on social bookmarking sites reddit, stumbleupon, and digg.

    7. Twitter Tools
    Twitter Tools is a plugin that creates a complete integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account.

    Ad Managements

    8. Ad Coder
    Ad Coder is an easy way to spread adserver banner code or other html/js code over your blog or page content – e.g. type {IMU 486_60} and this tag will be replaced with the code you have prepared in the admin option panel for this.

    9. Amazon Context Links Ads
    Use this plugin to enabled amazon context ads in your blog start earn money from amazon affiliate

    10. WP125
    The WP125 plugin can help you manage your ads more efficiently, leaving you with more time to write new posts. The plugin adds a new “Ads” menu to the WordPress admin, featuring submenus for tweaking display settings and adding and removing ads.

    11. All in One Adsense and YPN
    All in One Adsense and YPN is a Free and Open Source WordPress plugin which is able to automatically insert google adsense ads or yahoo publisher network (YPN) ads in to your posts on the fly.

    12. Ozh’ Who Sees Ads
    Who Sees Ads is an advanced ad management plugin that lets you decide who will see your ads, for instance Adsense, depending on user defined conditions. You can manage ads in your templates or within posts and pages.

    Comments and antispam

    13. Disqus Commenting System
    Disqus is a powerful comment system that easily enhances the discussion on websites.In minutes, connect your community with those of thousands of other websites.

    14. WP-SpamFree
    An extremely powerful anti-spam plugin for WordPress that virtually eliminates comment spam, including trackback and pingback spam. Finally, you can enjoy a spam-free WordPress blog! Includes spam-free contact form feature as well.

    15. Ajax Comments-Reply
    When a reply is made to a comment the user has left on the blog, an e-mail shall be sent to the user to notify him of the reply. This will allow the users to follow up the comment and expand the conversation if desired.

    16. Bad Behavior
    Bad Behavior complements other link spam solutions by acting as a gatekeeper, preventing spammers from ever delivering their junk, and in many cases, from ever reading your site in the first place.

    17. Add to Any Subscribe Button
    Helps readers subscribe to your blog using any feed reader, such as Google Reader, My Yahoo!, Netvibes, Windows Live, and all other RSS readers.

    18. WP Ajax Edit Comments
    WP Ajax Edit Comments (for WP 2.5+) allows users and admins to edit comments on a post. Users can edit their own comments for a limited time, while admins can edit all comments.

    19. Thank Me Later
    Thank Me Later is a plug-in which will automatically send a thank you email to readers after they post a comment. It can be set to send the message a time after the comment was posted (an hour, day, week, month, etc).

    20. IntenseDebate
    IntenseDebate Comments enhance and encourage conversation on your blog or website. Full comment and account data sync between IntenseDebate and WordPress ensures that you will always have your comments.

    Video and Photos

    21. WP YouTube
    This plugin helps you to present your YouTube videos without the effort to paste the whole embed-code. You only need the YouTube ID, the rest is handled by WP YouTube.

    22. Viper’s Video Quicktags
    Tired of copying and pasting the embed HTML from sites like YouTube? Then this plugin is for you.

    23. FlickrRSS
    This plugin for WordPress allows you to display Flickr photos on your weblog. It supports user, set, favorite, group and community photostreams, and is relatively easy to setup and configure via a settings panel.

    24. SEO Friendly Images
    SEO Friendly Images is a WordPress optimization plugin which automatically updates all images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes. If your images do not have ALT and TITLE already set, SEO Friendly Images will add them according the options you set.

    25. Scissors
    This plugin adds cropping and resizing functionality to WordPress’ image upload and management dialogs. Scissors also allows automatic resizing of images when they are uploaded and supports watermarking of images.

    26. Custom Upload Dir
    WordPress allow you to use month- and year-based folders. With this plugin you can construct paths from additional variables like: day, post title and post author.

    27. WordPress Download Monitor
    Download Monitor is a plugin for uploading and managing downloads, tracking download hits, and displaying links.

    Posts content

    28. Popularity Contest
    Popularity Contest keeps a count of your post, category and archive views, comments, trackbacks, etc. and uses them to determine which of your posts are most popular. There are numerical values assigned to each type of view and feedback; these are used to create a ‘popularity score’ for each post.

    29. WP-PostRatings
    Adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog’s post/page.

    30. Exec-PHP
    The Exec-PHP plugin executes PHP code in posts, pages and text widgets.

    31. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin
    Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) gives you a list of posts and/or pages related to the current entry, introducing the reader to other relevant content on your site.

    32. Random Image Selector
    This plugin will generate an tag for a random image selected from a specified folder.

    33. Organize Series
    The Organize Series plugin helps with the organization and presentation of articles/posts you write as part of a series. It helps make it easier for readers of your blog to discover all the series you’ve written and also to easily find post that are part of the same series.

    34. WP-Note
    This plugin allows you to create nice «notes» in your WordPress posts or pages.
    You just should add note tags in your post.
    There are all five tags: note,important,tip,warning and help.

    Analize Traffic

    35. Google Analytics
    The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin automatically tracks and segments all outbound links from within posts, comment author links, links within comments, blogroll links and downloads.

    36. WP-Stats
    Display your WordPress blog statistics. Ranging from general total statistics, some of my plugins statistics and top 10 statistics.

    37. WP-Click-Tracker
    Scans posts and rewrites them to include a tracking element. Enables users to create stand alone trackable links that can be embedded in posts or offsite.

    38. Redirection
    Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have. This is particularly useful if you are migrating pages from an old website, or are changing the directory of your WordPress installation.


    39. FeedSmith
    This plugin — a toddler in age, but a prodigy with HTTP requests — will be made available directly from FeedBurner as “FeedSmith.”

    40. Google Adsense for Feeds
    This puts Google RSS Ads in your feed, make sure you fill in your publisher ID by editing the plugin file.

    Other article by WPZOOM

    1. How was the installation of WPZOOM, or what plugins I recommend

    Other articles found online

    1. WordPress Plugins For Increasing Traffic
    In that article you’ll learn more about some WordPress plugins that can help increase the number of visitors to your site.

    2. 10 Great WordPress Plugins to make your Life Easier
    There are many other interesting plugins available there.

    3. 10 Best WordPress Plugins in 2009 for Productive Blogging
    A post with top 10 wordpress plugins in 2009. Author took few days to find the right and working wordpress plugins that he wanted.

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