Top 30 Essential WordPress Plugins To Enhance Your Blog In 2012

WordPress

As of March 2012, WordPress is on 72.4 million different websites around the globe making WordPress the most widely used and popular content management system (CMS) in existence. In 2011, WordPress was responsible for 14.7% of the top 1,000,000 websites in the entire world. Nearly 48% of the top 100 blogs, as ranked by Technorati, currently use WordPress as their CMS. There are approximately 19,225 plugins freely available in the WordPress Plugin Directory.

WordPress Plugins

If you’re a newbie and have just installed WordPress then it will be a very difficult time to choose the most Essential and Best WordPress Plugins for 2012 from among the 19,000+ plugins. So I’m going to introduce you Free WordPress Plugins which I use/recommend. It includes – a WordPress SEO Plugin, a WordPress Backup Plugin, a WordPress Contact Form Plugin, a WordPress Sitemap Plugin and everything in between.

Top 30 Essential WordPress Plugins 2012

You don’t have to install all the 30 plugins listed below. Select according to your requirements. I will update the following list regularly as I come across new or better plugins.

Last Updated: September 7, 2012

1. AdSense Deluxe

AdSense Deluxe is a WordPress Plugin which allows you to manage your Google AdSense (or any other ad network) seamlessly. However, this plugin is not present in WordPress.org plugins directory as the author stopped it’s development several years back. If you’re not comfortable in using AdSense Deluxe then you can try AdSense Manager it’s the best alternative for AdSense Deluxe. AdSense Manager supports most advertising networks including AdBrite, AdRoll, Project Wonderful and plain old HTML code.

Learn More & Download: AdSense Deluxe | AdSense Manager

2. Akismet

Akismet identifies and blocks comment and trackback spam on your blog. It checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. Akismet has protected my blog from 143,961 spam comments already.

Learn More & Download: Akismet

3. All In One SEO Pack

All In One SEO Pack is a WordPress SEO Plugin which optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization). If you’re a newbie then it’s the perfect SEO plugin for WordPress. If you are code savvy then I recommend WordPress SEO by Yoast. It’s a complete SEO plugin with much more advanced features.

Learn More & Download: All In One SEO Pack | WordPress SEO

4. Broken Link Checker

Broken Link Checker checks your WordPress blog for broken links and missing images and notifies via email or on the dashboard if any are found. (Essential WordPress Plugin 2012)

Learn More & Download: Broken Link Checker

5. Contextual Related Posts

Contextual Related Posts displays a set of related posts on your website or in your feed. It helps to increase the reader retention and reduce bounce rates. The Related Posts is generated based on the content of the title and/or content of the posts which makes them more relevant and more likely to be of interest to your readers. However, if you want to show the Related Posts using tags then I recommend using WordPress Related Posts plugin. Both the plugin adds Related Posts to your feeds as well.

Learn More & Download: Contextual Related Posts | WordPress Related Posts

6. Dagon Design Form Mailer

Dagon Design Form Mailer is a simple PHP WordPress Contact Form Plugin. It has a wide range of features including multiple instances, multiple recipients, multiple file attachments, auto reply feature, an image verification system, multiple languages etc. The author haven’t updated this plugin since July 2009. So this plugin is not available via WordPress.org you need to install it manually or you can try the alternative plugin called Contact Form 7 which is easy to use and is flexible as well.

Update: I have recently switched to Contact Form 7 from Dagon Design Form Mailer. It’s very simple, flexible and a powerful contact form plugin for WordPress which you must try. You can customize almost everything from “Submit” button label to “error messages”.

Learn More & Download: Dagon Design Form Mailer | Contact Form 7

7. Dagon Design Sitemap Generator

Dagon Design Sitemap Generator a fully customizable sitemap. Dagon Design Sitemap Generator is not just an XML sitemap plugin, but rather a true sitemap generator which is highly customizable. Again, the author haven’t updated the plugin since July 2009.

Learn More & Download: Dagon Design Sitemap Generator

8. Exclude Pages From Navigation

Exclude Pages From Navigation provides a checkbox on the editing page which you can check to exclude pages from the primary navigation. If your WordPress Theme supports “Menu” then you don’t require this plugin.

Learn More & Download: Exclude Pages From Navigation

9. FeedBurner FeedSmith

FeedBurner FeedSmith detects all ways to access your original WordPress RSS feeds and redirects them to your FeedBurner feed so you can track every possible subscriber.

Learn More & Download: FeedBurner FeedSmith

10. Google Analytics For WordPress

Google Analytics For WordPress tracks your WordPress site easily and with lots of metadata: views per author & category, automatic tracking of outbound clicks and page views. Or you can go for the simple Analytics plugin Google Analyticator which adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytics logging on any WordPress blog. This eliminates the need to edit your template code to begin logging. If you know how to edit the template and add the code manually as our goal is to maximize the performance of the blog using minimum number of plugins.

Learn More & Download: Google Analytics For WordPress | Google Analyticator

11 .Google XML Sitemaps

Google XML Sitemaps generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com to better index your blog.

Learn More & Download: Google XML Sitemaps

12. Jetpack by WordPress.com

Jetpack brings the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users. (Best WordPress Plugin 2012)

Learn More & Download: Jetpack

13. Page Links To

Page Links To allows you to point WordPress Pages or Posts to a URL you choose. It’s a must have plugin as it’s good for setting up navigational links to any external links. (Best WordPress Plugin 2012)

Learn More & Download: Page Links To

14. Popularity Contest

Popularity Contest enables ranking of your posts by popularity; using the behavior of your visitors to determine each post’s popularity. You set a value for every post view, comment, etc. and the popularity of your posts is calculated based on those values.

Learn More & Download: Popularity Contest

15. SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam

SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam adds CAPTCHA anti-spam methods to WordPress forms for comments, registration, lost password, login, or all. It prevents spam from bots as users will have to type in the code shown on the image.

Learn More & Download: SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam

16. Subscribe To Comments

Subscribe To Comments allows readers to receive email notifications for subsequent comments. It includes a full-featured subscription manager that your commenters can use to unsubscribe to certain posts, block all notifications, or even change their notification e-mail address!

Learn More & Download: Subscribe To Comments

17. W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache is the highest rated and most complete WordPress performance plugin. It dramatically improves the speed and user experience of your WordPress blog. It adds browser, page, object and database caching as well as minify and content delivery network (CDN) to WordPress. If you’re looking for a simpler Caching plugin then you can go for WP SuperCache. It’s a very fast caching engine recommended by top web hosting companies. (Essential WordPress Plugin 2012)

Learn More & Download: W3 Total Cache | WP SuperCache

18. WP PageNavi

WP PageNavi adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress blog.

Learn More & Download: WP PageNavi

19. WP PostViews

WP PostViews enables you to display how many times a post/page had been viewed. Modified by David Potter to include options for when and where to display view counts.

Learn More & Download: WP PostViews

20. WP UserOnline

WP UserOnline enables you to display how many users and bots are online on your WordPress blog with detailed statistics of where they are and who they are (Members/Guests/Search Bots). It also shows a referral URL as well so you know exactly where they came from.

Learn More & Download: WP UserOnline

21. WordPress Backup To Dropbox

WordPress Backup To Dropbox is a WordPress Backup Plugin which is an easy to use plugin that keeps your valuable WordPress blog, its media and database backed up to Dropbox in minutes.

Update: I have recently switched to Google Drive For WordPress from WordPress Backup To Dropbox. I’m not a fan of Dropbox and I prefer to stick with Google’s Cloud as my primary e-mail is Gmail and Google Drive integrates well with Gmail. Check out WPMU’s guide on how to automatically backup your WordPress site to Google Drive.

Learn More & Download: WordPress Backup To Dropbox | Google Drive For WordPress

22. WordPress Importer

WordPress Importer will import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.

Learn More & Download: WordPress Importer

23. WPtouch

WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress website into an application-like theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects when viewed from the most popular mobile web browsing devices like the iPhone, iPod touch, Android mobile devices, Palm Pre/Pixi and BlackBerry OS6 mobile devices. (Essential WordPress Plugin 2012)

Learn More & Download: WPtouch

24. SEO Friendly Images

SEO Friendly Images automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images improving traffic from search engines.

Learn More & Download: SEO Friendly Images

25. SEO Rank Reporter

SEO Rank Reporter automatically tracks your Keyword positions Google SERPs every 3 days and report the data in an easy-to-read graph. You can choose any of the Google’s country level domain if you want. You will also be able to visualize your traffic flow in response to ranking changes and receive emails notifying you of major rank changes.

Learn More & Download: SEO Rank Reporter

26. Maintenance Mode

Maintenance Mode adds a splash page to your blog that lets visitors know your blog is down for maintenance.

Learn More & Download: Maintenance Mode

27. WP Stats Dashboard

WP Stats Dashboard displays your blog’s stats graph plus your blog traffic, social media engagement and social influence directly in your WordPress dashboard. See how you’re ranking on Alexa, check out your Technorati authority, monitor your ranking across multiple sites and much more. I tried this plugin last week only and became one of my favorite WordPress plugin. Before that I was using WP Stats. (Essential WordPress Plugin 2012)

Learn More & Download: WP Stats Dashboard

28. WP Smush.it

WP Smush.it reduces image file sizes and improve performance using the Smush.it API within WordPress. WP Smush.it optimizes images by compressing JPEG images, converting certain GIFs to indexed PNGs and by stripping the un-used colors from indexed images.

Learn More & Download: WP Smush.it

29. SimpleReach Slide

SimpleRead Slide recommends related posts from within your website on a widget that “Slides” in at the bottom of the page. I asked the author whether this plugin uses heavy CPU resources just like any other “Related Posts” plugins. But the author claims that “the frontend is almost entirely JavaScript with very few database calls”. This plugin is more effective than related posts and helps to bring down the bounce rate of your blog. (Best WordPress Plugin 2012)

Learn More & Download: SimpleReach Slide

30. Scrolling Social Sharebar

I have tried various plugins to show a scrolling social media sidebar. I think Scrolling Social Sharebar is the best among them. It integrates with Twitter, Facebook (like & share), Google Plus One, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, and Addthis. (Essential WordPress Plugin 2012)

Learn More & Download: Scrolling Social Sharebar

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31. Pricing Table

Price Table is an easy to use plugin that allows you to create beautiful pricing tables in a dynamic way. It lets you to place tables on WordPress posts or pages by using Short Codes.

Learn More & Download: Price Table

Read: How To Create Beautiful Pricing Tables In WordPress

32. Robots Meta

Robots Meta plugin by Yoast allows you to add the appropriate meta robots tags to your individual posts and pages. You can use this plugin to noindex or nofollow specific categories, archives, tags, etc. This plugin is not required if you have already installed WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin.

Learn More & Download: Robots Meta

33. RSS Footer

RSS Footer by Yoast makes it easy to add a line of content to the beginning or the end of all the articles in your RSS feeds. Again, this plugin is not required if you’re using WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast. You can insert a post script like “An original article by ‘Your Name’ at ‘Example.com’”

Learn More & Download: RSS Footer

34. Liveblog

Liveblog is a new plugin by Automattic for live blogging. If you want to update your blog as quickly as possible – let’s say you want to cover an event and post its updates in real-time – then this plugin is for you.

Learn More & Download: Liveblog

  • http://www.makemoneyinlife.com JamesW

    Wow, amazing list you shared right here, I will go over it once more and check which one I could use, thanks for sharing.

  • http://lifestyleloans.com.au Unit

    You forgot WP smush.it. It reduces image file sizes and improve performance using the Smush.it API within WordPress.

    Other than that, great list, thanks.

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Yes, I will be adding WP Smush.it and more in the next update. Thanks for the update.

      • http://procleaningflorida.com carpet cleaning tampa

        the wptouch plugin is off the hook ! unbelievable!

    • http://www.minterest.org/ Mahesh Mohan

      Hello,

      I have just updated the list and added WP-Stats-Dashboard
      and WP Smush.it.

      Thanks!

  • http://HowToBeALegalAssistant.com Gregg Rooney

    Wow…what a great list you have here!!

    I have some of them, but was able to add a few and will be updating my website with them.

    Thanks for sharing this great info with me.

    Gregg

  • Teodoro

    Title of post inappropriate and false: most are not compatible with version 3.4 of wordpress.You could test them before you write!!

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Not really. I’m using WordPress Version 3.4 and is using almost all the listed plugins above. It’s all compatible and is working for me.

      • Teodoro

        Hy…I found problems with:
        Dagon Design Form Mailer
        Dagon Design Sitemap Generator
        Google Analytics For WordPress
        Subscribe To Comments
        Furthermore, incompatibilities or errors with:
        W3 Total Cache
        Probably there are conflicts the theme (Suffusion) or with other plugins installed. I can not tell :-)
        Sorry for my bad english and for my previous comment

        • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

          Hi there,

          My WP Version is 3.4 and am using

          Dagon Design Form Mailer
          Dagon Design Sitemap Generator
          Subscribe To Comments
          and W3 Total Cachce and there is no problem. I guess it’s your theme’s problem.

  • http://www.hostingweb-247.es/hostingweb/ HostingWeb 24/7

    I am also using ”W3 Total Cache”, ”Dagon Design Sitemap Generator” and a lot more of those plug-ins in this list and I am suggesing them to everybody without any doubts, especially the 2 that I have already mensioned have helped more than enough ;) . A very nice list.
    I would also like to ask you your opinion about ”WP SEO by Yoast”. I think it is also pretty good.

    Thanks a lot,
    ALEX

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Yes, I have tried WP SEO by Yoast as well. It offers more features than All In One SEO. But I like All In One SEO itself as it’s much more simpler. Well, if you’re an advanced user and is setting up a new blog then I suggest WP SEO by Yoast itself. I am not switching as am using All In One SEO since the past 5 years.

  • http://ajaydsouza.com/ Ajay

    Thanks for featuring Contextual Related Posts!

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Anytime! But I had to disable that since it was using too much resources. HostGator suspended my account temporarily for over CPU usage. And the issue was “Contextual Related Posts” it’s thumbnail generating feature. Also, I switched to “WordPress Related Posts” as I wanted to show Related Posts based on tags. Anyways good job.

  • http://passionviews.com hardy

    Thanks alot man…I will surely see forward to install these plugins..But can I ask a question if you don’t mind ?

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Why not?

  • http://passionviews.com hardy

    I recently got my adsense accepted…
    Can you please tell me how did you put that ad on the extreme top,alongside your banner..
    Its totally awesome to get tips from a pro..
    and btw
    I am a noob at css :(

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      If you mean the 728×90 AdSense banner at the top then it’s part of the template. No CSS editing was needed as this theme itself provided customization.

  • http://passionviews.com hardy

    I am currently using the theme ‘ARRAS’..And I don think it would fetch me well from the adsense
    Can you suggest a good theme
    I would be grateful :)

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Oops! I really can’t suggest a theme since theme selection depends on many factors like Color, Niche, Frequency of posts etc.

  • http://passionviews.com hardy

    ok..thanks for giving your time man !!
    btw,I am hardeep
    plz stay in touch on google plus
    I would need your suggestions :)

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Sure! Always welcome!

  • http://santoshmishra.com Santosh Mishra

    WordrePres Plugins work as the super charger for a blog. With the help of some plugins your website flies. In fact choosing best WordPress plugins gives you an edge over others.

  • http://ShivBlog.com Shivbhadra Gohil

    Thanks Mahesh,

    Got some really good Plugins from your post. Looking forward to your “best of 2013″ collection :P

  • http://www.slickremix.com Slickremix.com

    We just released a WordPress Plugin for Graphic/Web Designers that should be added to this list!! Its a design approval system!
    http://www.slickremix.com/product/design-approval-system/

  • http://www.onlinemarketingconsultant.co.uk Ben Marketing

    Some good plugins here but I tried activating the popularity contest but it’s saying it is no longer supported with the up to date wordpress and is not recommended. Is there any good alternatives for this plugin you could suggest?

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      I stopped using popularity contest plugin as it uses heavy resources.. and in fact HostGator suspended my account twice for over CPU usage and it was caused by Related Posts plugin and Popularity Plugins. I suggest you to show your popular posts manually in a widget.

      • http://www.onlinemarketingconsultant.co.uk Ben Marketing

        Its not the popular posts I want to show its the most popular users I want to show like what LinkedIn uses on their group pages (top influencers)

        • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

          How about CommentLuv plugin?

          • http://www.onlinemarketingconsultant.co.uk Ben Marketing

            Hi thanks that looks like a good plugin, but not exactly what I’m looking for.

            Needs to show a graph like the popularity contest does so the users are competing for the top spot.

          • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

            In that case, you can use a Top Commentators plugin.

  • http://www.statoutlook.com/ Salman Zaib

    Great list of essential wordpress plugins. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.onlinemarketingconsultant.co.uk Ben Marketing

    Thanks Mahesh, That looks like the right one. I’ll go and install it just now. :)

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Anytime! I think I will add that plugin as well to the list. Thanks! :)

  • http://sergey-oganesyan.ru/ Sergey Oganesyan

    Very good selection plagins! Thanks.

  • http://www.tipnest.com ibrahim nadir

    i believe i will use at least 5 of the plugins u have mentioned for my new website and i believe that it will help my website a lot. Thanks bro… :)

  • http://www.ineedsyou.com/ Angela

    I’m looking for a wordpress plugin that allows me to publish a post to social media in one step from the wordpress admin, rather than creating a post in wordpress, copying the link, and using something like seesmic or hootesuite. Any recommendations? thank you.

  • Thomas

    A very nice list. I can recommend this one http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/global-threat-activity-level-widget/ while it’s not essential it really cool. This widget displays a global virus infection level.

  • Bren

    Akismet and All in one SEO are simply brilliant plugins – one other plugin not mentioned that I love is ClickDesk for live chat – fantastic plugin.

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Oh yeah, you’re right. A Live Chat plugin is missing in this list. Will include (oLark Chat Plugin) on the next update as that’s my favorite live chat plugin.

  • http://www.websitetemplates.org/ Stacy Summers

    Awesome collection of plugins! Thank you for sharing
    I’ll try some of them on my own blog :)

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Thank you! Come back again as I update this list often. :)

  • http://www.latesttophotnews.com Angela

    All plugins are very good. But this list is too big, if all installed , the website may not afford the heavy load. you’re not supposed to install ALL of them. Many offer duplicate functionality anyway. The point is to use this list to find the best plugins suitable to your site.

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      That’s right. One can select from the list accordingly. If you ask me then I’m using 21 plugins from the above list. And I have made sure that almost all plugins are unique. Few exceptions include Yoast RSS Footer, Robots Meta, Site Map plugin etc. If someone have installed Yoast SEO then there is no need for the above 3 plugins (if not more). I’m still using All In One SEO so I installed RSS Footer and Robots Meta and the Site Map plugin separately.

  • http://www.libin.in Libin

    Correct. These plugins are essential. Why not to include a WordPress login page customization plugin?

    Erident Custom Login and Dashboard is an awesome one for Login and Dashboard page customization. Check it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/erident-custom-login-and-dashboard/

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Hi,

      Those kinds of plugin are not essential I would say… those are optional plugins.. because a natural user don’t see the login page.

  • http://tabinfos.com Animesh Sen

    Thank you. Really helpful for me. Specially the SEO plugins.

    • https://twitter.com/AVefaDogu Vefa Do?u

      SEO plugins are the reasons why i stay with wordpress

  • http://www.onlinemarketingconsultant.co.uk Ben Marketing

    @Vefa same! they are great!

  • http://himanshunegi.in Himanshu

    Mahesh Mohan I think you lack some wp security based plugin. Do you have any suggestions?

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Absolutely I missed it… You have any suggestions about the essential wordpress security plugins? Or else I will add it on the next update.

      Thanks!

      • http://himanshunegi.in Himanshu

        may be you should check out – Better WP Security Plugin or Bullet prof security.

  • http://onlineinstantdollar.com tzarhappo

    great I will try most of them

  • http://knowempowernetwork.com Dr Kavita Shaikh

    Mahesh,thanks for such a useful and detailed post.

    All these plugins seem wonderful, but many of these are not compatible with the current version of WOrdPress.

    Also, using so many plugins at a time will definitely affect your blog speed and that is not a good thing to have.

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Hi,

      I’m using most of the above listed plugins on this blog or on another blog and all of them works fine. Except that few listed plugins (Dagon Design Form Mailer, AdSense Deluxe) requires you to install manually as they’re not available in WordPress Plugin Directory but they are still working for me. For example, AdSense Deluxe is a very old plugin which I installed on this blog some 5 years back and then they stopped development but it still works fine for all WP versions.

      Regarding the Speed. You’re not required to install all of the above plugins just go for the one which makes your blogging easier. Though I have listed 30+ plugins here I’m using only 21. I’m not using Yoast SEO Plugin otherwise I could have reduced the number of plugins even further.

      Thanks!

  • http://web-dorado.com Tigr

    Hi all . The plugins are awesome . let me add one more plugin to this WordPress plugins Gallery – http://web-dorado.com/products/wordpress-form.html.

  • http://www.androidized.com/ johnandroid

    hey,in my opinion this plugin Wp Auto Affiliate Links Basic/PRO is very useful because adding affiliate links trough all your content

  • http://www.kumitaonline.net Gerbie

    Wow I’ve been using some of them on my websites but I’m amazed on other plugins. I might try them all to appreciate. Thanks for this wonderful post.

  • http://www.shanewebguy.com Shane Clark

    I just recently released the WordPress portfolio plugin I use for my portfolio site. It is available for download at WordPress.org

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/shane-web-guy-portfolio/stats/

    Here is a link to the demo site

    http://www.shanewebguy.com/shanes-portfolio/

    I would love any feedback you guys have.

    Thanks,

    Shane

  • http://www.instantforextrading.com JIOS

    Great post! I’ve already opened a dozen tabs, and Im sure Ill try these out tonight

  • http://www.charlesholmes.net Charles Holmes

    Great list of plug ins here. I found three that I am going to add to my blog:

    Popularity Contest
    WP Postviews
    SEO Rank Reporter

    Thanks for sharing this great information.

    Chuck

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Yeah, they’re all good but I recently disabled all of them to save resources. HostGator suspended my account for over CPU usage couple of times and the issue was because of WP Postviews. They don’t recommend that plugin.

  • http://www.kansas-city-website-design.com Phil

    Getting ready to launch our new site, I am interested in using the Dagon sitemap generator…but its so old. Are you using this on your site? Is there anything out there like it??

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Hi,

      Yes, I’m still using Dagon Design Sitemap Generator on this blog and it works fine. You can download it from author’s website if its not available in WordPress Plugins directory.

      Thanks!

  • http://tintup.com Tim

    For those who find it difficult to add content to your site but are very active on social media, you should check out this WP plugin my team and I created. It’s called Tint, and we help aggregate social feeds into your site so you’ll always have a more dynamic and less static site.

    Check it out here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tint/

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      I don’t see a demo page. Can you show us a demo page or a blog which is using your plugin?

  • http://buihongdiep.com Bui Hong Diep

    I want to say thank you so much for this value contents…It’s so useful for me in blogging and domaining with WordPress Code !!!

    Thanks and best wishes !!!

    ( Ten mien – domain name )

    Vietnam domainer

  • http://www.definitiveprotection.com Travis

    I’ll have to try some of these. One plugin I like to use is ecSTATic to track traffic, bots, and the like. Man, you do got some good plugins on here though.

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Hi,

      Thanks for that! I will soon come up with the 2013 plugin list.

      Stay tuned!

  • http://www.foodintolerance.gr ???? ??????????

    fantastic list,

    i am trying to use the the google xml sitemap but have some problems. it cant find the files xml and the other. any clue?? thank you

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      See if the version is compatible with your WordPress version. Also, I don’t understand what you meant by “cant find the filex xml”. Once you install the plugin go to plugin settings and manually generate the XML sitemap.

      If you’re still experiencing issues then you can ask for support here http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/google-sitemap-generator.

      Thanks!

      • http://www.howdoicode.com Adi Muhadist

        There’s an alternative for sitemap plugin, try it out here Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps. But sometimes I found the plugin failed to generate sitemap when using with W3C Total Cache plugin.

        • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

          Looks good! But I think a better option could be to use a custom “archive template” by our self (some coding skills required but anyone can do it using WordPress tutorials).

  • http://www.foodintolerance.gr test dysanexias

    thank you for your reply … i will search it in depth.. the plugin asks about the sitemap.xml file, that is missing.. i read somewhere that you need to make it with notepad!

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Great! Let me know if you have any other queries.

      Thanks!

  • http://Www.ipadforarab.com Saleh

    Thanks for the list,
    I am using WP seo from yoste, and there is site map can I use also google XML or one is enough

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      No, Yoast SEO is all you need.

  • http://www.ipadforarab.com/ ????? ?????

    dear can u know which plugins you are using for Ad?

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      AdSense Deluxe only as of now.

  • http://crazylyd.com shrikant

    Have look at these plugins.
    Check my blog.

    http://crazylyd.com/8-of-the-best-plugins-for-wordpress/

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  • MattWest

    Another great list. I recommend the Sendola plugin for future updates. It lets users send your contact details to their phone for free. check it out.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sendola/

  • http://agenasuransibali.com Agen Prudential

    Thanks for the suggestion. What is the best plugin for subscribe / newsletter, according to you ? i love yoast newsletter at his site. but i could not find the name of plugin.

  • http://baliprize.com Jual Sepatu Murah

    I ve already install the plugin you are suggesting above.
    Any list of best seo plugin for 2013 ?

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Hi,

      You don’t really need another SEO plugin. Yoast SEO is the best out there…