Essential WordPress Plugins
I though I would share some of the plugins I use most often and I have good results with. Most the time it depends on which site I’m using so not all of them may be installed on this site.
Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not.
All in One SEO Pack
Plugin for inserting ads in to your post.
AdServe is the advertising server for WordPress.
Another ad inserting plugin.
Archives By Category
Creates a list of posts by category.
Disables the rel=nofollow attribute in comments.
Image gallery plugin I use on a few of my design/photography sites.
This plugin detects all ways to access your original WordPress feeds and redirects them to your FeedBurner feed.
Resize picture at upload and make thumbnails. Pertty handy.
Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin will generate a sitemaps.org compatible sitemap of your WP blog.
Great plugin for adding those 125×125 ads. See my sidebar.
Hidden Affiliates Links
Hides affiliate links by wrapping them into a page that will redirect to the actual link.
Give your WP admin area a nice clean look.
This will enable ranking of your posts by popularity.
Allows you to add a line of content to the end of your RSS feed articles.
Great Social Bookmarking plugin.
A tagging plugin.
Social Bookmark Creator
Create Social Bookmarks to your blog.
Returns a list of the related entries.
Text Link Ads Plugin
Really Simple Web/RSS Advertising For Personal or Commercial Use.
Top Post Category
Create a page for your top post. (not working for 2.3).
Ultimate Category Excluder
Easily exclude categories from your front page, feeds, and archives.
WordPress Database Backup
On-demand backup of your WordPress database.
Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks.
Adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress blog.