I have been using WordPress now for just over 3 months and I am continuing to love it! In this post I want to share some of the awesome plugins that I have been using and that I recommend.
7 awesome WordPress plugins
In my opinion this is the first plugin that you should install on your blog. Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep. In 3 months it has protected me from 1315 spam!
Plugin to show a link to the last post from the commenter’s blog by parsing the feed at their given URL when they leave a comment. Rewards your readers and encourages more comments.
This plugin adds a dynamic bar with sharing icons (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) that changes based on browser size and page location. What I love about this plugin is that it “floats” right beside your post and it follows you as you read down. It makes sharing so much easier for your readers!
4. WP Greet box
This plugin shows a different message to your visitor depending on which site they are coming from. For example, you can ask Digg visitors to Digg your post, Google visitors to subscribe to your RSS feed, and more! Best of all, this plugin is compatible with various WordPress cache plugins.
SEO Categories optimizes your permalink structure at the category level to make them as functional (and pretty) as possible for both your users and the search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo) that index your content!
LinkWithin is a blog widget that appears under each post, linking to related stories from your blog archive. This is great for getting readers to stick around on your blog.
Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks. I love stats!
I have some other plugins installed but these are my favourites!
What plugins are you using for your WordPress blog?