9 Best WordPress Plugins

wordpress logoNow that WordPress is more mature and it has a solid core, some of the plugins from WordPress.org are obsolete. I say this because with this last version, WordPress has many features that were previously found only in plugins. But not all of the plugins are useless now, many are quite important for the community and indispensable for bloggers. Let’s see which plugin made it for Graphic Rating’s 9 Best WordPress Plugins list.

1. Math Comment Spam Protection

This is a perfect solution for keeping your hair young. Really, it saves you from all that stress caused by spam and it does that without hurting your visitors’ eyes (Captcha). Check this plugin that adds only a text box to your comment form and asks you basic math question.
Link:Math Comment Spam Protection Plugin

2. Post-Plugin Library & Co.

By far one of the most used library because of its related plugins: Similar Posts, Recent Posts, Random Posts, Popular Posts, and Recent Comments. As you can see, various and powerful results can be achieved by using the Post-Plugin Library and the other plugins.
Link:Post-Plugin Library

3. Insights

Vladimir Prelovac is a famous WordPress professional with a nice portfolio. You can find several plugins made by Vladimir in the WordPress plugin directory but the most important and helpful is Insights. This is a plugin that will help you in creating posts faster by providing several features: search your blog for posts, insert Flickr images, insert Youtube videos, search and link to Wikipedia, search Google, insert a Google Map.
Link:Insights

4. Contact Form 7

For interaction and feedback with your readers this plugin offers a wide range of possibilities. You just select what type of control you want to add to your contact form and through a simple interface this is done without any programming knowledge. It is the plugin that powers Graphic Rating.
Link:Contact Form 7

5. Sociable

Since the main idea of a blog post is to be known by others, WordPress has a plugin for that called Sociable. With a simple interface Sociable offers the most important articles sharing services. All you have to do is install the plugin and check the services that you want to be in your Sociable section. The rest is up to the reader.
Link:Sociable

6. WP Polls

You see this type of controls on most of the blogs and it is very simple to create one for yourself. All you have to do is to install WP Polls plugin, create your questions, insert the code in your post or page and … tada. Now you will have to wait for visitors to vote.
Link:WP Polls

7. WP Syntax

If you want to add source code to your blog posts this plugin is the way to go. You simply activate the plugin and then all you have to do is to paste your source code in a PRE tag with a specified language attribute. It is simple and it does the job. Also this plugin is used on Graphic Rating.
Link:WP Syntax

8. WP Super Cache

Do you want to optimize your site in order to improve your user experience? Well this is the plugin you’ll need. WP Super Cache generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the PHP scripts.
Link:WP Super Cache

9. WP Smushit

This last script is also dedicated to the optimization process. It uses the technology behind Smushit.com and it helps your blog images to loose weight (file size). It is simple to use because after you activate this plugin, the compression will be applied on every uploaded image.
Link:WP Smushit

Conclusion

These are the 9 plugins that we consider to be very valuable and important. Combined, these WordPress plugins can boost your productivity, boost your site performance and many other things. Make sure to test them in order to improve your WordPress blog and also you can check the WordPress plugins directory for new ones. Cheers

28 ideas on “9 Best WordPress Plugins

  1. Rahul

    Cool list. Btw, I’ve got few of the pluggins listed herein. Ciao.

  2. joyoge designers' bookmark

    thank you for helpful post..

  3. David

    Nice sharing of Word press themes, i will download

  4. jony

    @David
    no David they aren’t wordpress themes, but plugins

    thank you for this information, I have a few of them, but still a nice try on another plugin, wanna install it soon

  5. mirlme

    it a collection of a great plugins!
    i love it
    it nice and great
    thanks!

  6. TJ @ Smart Blog Tips

    Good collection of Plugins. Thanks, i discovered Insights plugin while stumbling and will be using it.

    Regards
    TJ

  7. acne

    nice plugin, im use for my blog and works good :) thanks

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  10. Emilian

    Thanks for sharing. I have used few of them. should get the rest.
    thanks again

  11. guessswh0

    One thing that might be good to add is a sitemap generator.

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  13. costa

    Those are the useful plug-in!
    thanks for your sharing!
    it’s convient for me to get all of this!
    :))

  14. Terry

    Top notch article you have here. it will be very useful for me thanks

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    Thanks for sharing the some awesome plugins its really worthy for me.

  16. John Erg

    The most useful plugin for me is the IBL Builder linkbuilding plugin. I have gained over a dozen decent one way backlinks to my site in a week. It’s in their homepage at http://www.iblbuilder.com

  17. Jason Koertge

    This is a great post, and I hate to “piggy-back”, but I just published a piece that shares the plugins that we’ve been using as professional bloggers for three years. A few of the 7 we discuss include FeedburnerFeedsmith, WordPress.com Stats, and Google XML Sitemaps.

    You can find the post here: http://alwayswordpress.com/blogging/7-best-wordpress-plugins-that-are-a-

    Thanks!

  18. Chilli-Alex

    Cool, I have 4 of the nine you recommend :) will look at the others.

  19. Nitendra

    2nd plugin is best for all wordpress users.Its much needed plugin.

  20. give good tips

    There are a few on your list that I use and some that I want to test out. I use posts like yours to determine the best plugins to add to my blogs. Thanks for the list!

  21. ipage info

    its hard to find ppl posting odd numbers of listing.
    but u just made it. great ‘9’ killer plugin compilation.
    very impressive n useful. thanks tho

  22. Matt

    Cool list, I just installed the WP-Cache plugin and activated it on one of my site, but I have to admit that I don’t really understand what it does. I’m not noticing any difference in load time or anything.

  23. stas

    I suggest to use free PHP IDE Codelobster PHP Edition with special WordPress plug-in.

  24. clicknepal

    Thanks for the great collection of wordpress plugins. Thank you so much.

  25. Nimit Kashyap

    The list is superb and i agree with them, I like the post. Thanks for sharing you blog.

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    thanks for sharing

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