50 Best WordPress Plugins for Power Blogging 2

[Updated for WP 2.7!] Looking for the most popular and best wordpress plugins used by professional bloggers? After problogging on WordPress for over 2 years, and after developing some wordpress plugins myself, I present you my top favorite 50 Best WordPress Plugins for Power Blogging.

Top WordPress Plugins and Widgets

The wordpress plugins are arranged broadly by category of usage. As far as I know, all these plugins are compatible with the latest WordPress 2.5 version. Please feel free to suggest great plugins in comments that I can add to this list.

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Manage WordPress Comments

  • Subscribe To Comments – Allows readers to recieve notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry.
  • WP AJAX Edit Comments – Allows users and admins to edit comments on a post inline using AJAX.
  • Close Old Posts – Closes comments on old posts without any DB queries.
  • WP Grins – allows you to put clickable smilies on your post and comments forms.
  • Live Comment Preview – the simplest way to get live comment previews on your site.
  • Show Top Commentators – Encourage more discussion from your readers, by displaying their names and number of comments they have made recently to your sidebar.
  • CommentLuv – shows a link to the last post from the commenters blog in their comment.
  • MyAvatars – shows MyBlogLog?s avatars in your comments
  • Comment Relish – Sends a thank you e-mail to your first time commentators.
  • Favatars – displays the favicon associated with the commenter?s website.
  • Dofollow – lets you remove the nofollow attribute from your comments.
  • OpenID Comments for WordPress – allows users to leave comments using their OpenID.
  • Extended Comment Options – allows you to switch comments and/or pings on or off for batches of existing posts.
  • Get Recent Comments – displays excerpts of the most recent comments and/or trackbacks that have been posted to the articles in your blog.

Stop WordPress Spam

  • Akismet – intelligently blocks spam comments. Checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they are spam or not.
  • Bad Behavior – is a set of PHP scripts which prevents spambots from accessing your site by analyzing their actual HTTP requests and comparing them to profiles from known spambots.
  • WP-Contact Form with Spam Protection – creates a contact form on your blog, through which your readers can contact you easily.
  • Defensio is a spam filtering web service to block comment spam.
  • Digital Fingerprint ? useful for detecting content theft.

Expert WordPress SEO

  • Google XML Sitemaps Generator – creates a sitemap of all articles on your WordPress blog. Helps Google and other search engines index every article you write.
  • Permalink Redirect – replies a 301 permanent redirect, if requested URI is different from entry?s (or archive?s) permalink. It is used to ensure that there is only one URL associated with each blog entry.
  • All in One SEO Pack – Optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
  • Head META Description – Insert HTML META description tags using post excerpts.
  • Enforce www. Preference – will help preserve your permalinks by enforcing your no-www or yes-www preference and will strip off index.php from the ends of URIs.
  • Broken Link Checker – monitors and notifies you for broken links on your blog.
  • Quick META Keywords – will automatically add META Keywords tags to every single post based on categories under which the article is categorized.

Easy WordPress Navigation

  • Related Entries – Returns a list of the related entries based on active/passive keyword matches. Increase pageviews by providing targeted related content.
  • Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) – gives you a list of posts and/or pages related to the current entry.
  • WP-PageNavi – Adds a more advanced page navigation to WordPress, which is very useful for navigation on index and category pages.
  • Evermore – Abbreviate all posts when viewed on multiple post pages. Helpful to create expandable posts summaries in WordPress. Combine with Less that changes the (more?) link so it displays the entire post, not just the part after the “more”.
  • Random Redirect – Allows you to create a link to a random post on your blog. Lets readers browse in a StumbleUpon-like fashion.
  • WP-Cumulus – displays your tags and/or categories in 3D by placing them on a rotating sphere
  • Lightbox JS Plugin – used to overlay images on the current page into neat Javascript-powered overlay popups.
  • Homepage Excerpts – Gives flexibility to use both full posts and excerpts on the homepage.
  • WordPress Mobile Edition – shows an interface designed for a mobile device when visitors come to your site on a mobile device.
  • 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.
  • Extended Live Archive – implements a dynamic, AJAXified way of digging into the archives of a blog.
  • Landing Sites – When visitors is referred to your site from a search engine, it shows them related posts to their search on your blog.
  • Clean Archives – designed to display your archive listings in a clean and uniform fashion. It lists the Month / Year, the day of the month the article was published, the title of the article, and the number of comments that have been made on each article.
  • Custom Query String – set the number of posts (custom queries) for every single page on your website like categories, archives, or search results pages.
  • KB Advanced RSS Widget – a wordpress widget that gives you complete control over how RSS feeds are parsed for your sidebar.
  • Permalinks Migration Plugin – safely change your permalink structure without breaking the old links to your website or affecting your search engine rankings.

Interactive WordPress Posts

  • Share This – lets your visitors to add your post to various social bookmarking sites, or send a link via e-mail to a friend.
  • Sociable – automatically add links to your favorite social bookmarking sites on your posts, pages and in your RSS feed.
  • WP-Email – Allows people to recommend/send your WordPress blog’s post/page to a friend.
  • WP-PostRatings – Adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog’s post/page.
  • Viper’s Video QuickTags – easy posting of videos from various websites such as YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo etc.

WordPress Twiter Plugins

  • TweetSuite -? integrates Twitter with your blog with server-side TweetBacks, ReTweet-This buttons, digg-like Tweet-This Button, automatic tweeting of new posts etc.
  • WP Twitip ID – Lets users add their twitter username to the comment form
  • Check out more top Twitter plugins

WordPress Database tools

  • WordPress Database Backup – On-demand backup of your WordPress database. Back up your blog today.
  • WP-Supercache – A modification of WP-Cache that produces static html files.
  • DB-cache – another caching plugin which claims your site will work much faster and will use less disk space for cached files.
  • WP-DBManager – Lets you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries.

WordPress Admin Management Tools

  • PodPress – adds lots of features designed to make WordPress the ideal platform for hosting a podcast.
  • TinyMCE Advanced – adds 16 plugins to TinyMCE, the WordPress wysiwyg editor. Adds over 40 new buttons to the toolbar, which is now two rows plus one hidden row.
  • Exec-PHP – allows php tags inside the content or excerpt of your posts and pages to be executed just as in usual PHP files.
  • Photo Dropper – lets you add free photos (Flickr / Creative Commons) to your blog posts without leaving WordPress.
  • WordPress.com Stats – Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks. Requires a WordPress.com API key.
  • Admin Drop Down Menu – eliminates the need for this double clicking on the Admin screens by allowing you to see the second level menu just by placing your mouse over a main menu.
  • Maintenance Mode Plugin – Adds a splash page to your blog that lets visitors know your blog is down for maintenance. Logged in administrators get full access to the blog including the front-end.
  • Theme Test Drive – allows you to safely test drive any theme on your blog as an administrator, while visitors continue to see the default one.

WordPress Advertising

  • Ad Rotator – Rotates Ads randomly from a specified text file.
  • AdSense-Deluxe – is a WordPress plugin offering advanced options for managing the automatic insertion of Google AdSense or Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN) ads to your WordPress posts. More Google Adsense WP plugins.
  • Buy Me a Beer – allows your readers to donate money to you via PayPal on pretext of buying a beer.
  • WordPress BankRoll – offers to help you cut out the middleman by allowing advertisers to buy reviews directly on your blog.

WordPress Blog Translation

  • Global Translator – Translate your blog into multiple languages in a search engine friendly way.
  • Translator Plugin Pro – provides automatic machine translation of your blog in 13+1 languages. Costs $30.

Enhance WordPress RSS Feeds

  • FD Feedburner – Redirects the main feed and optionally the comments feed to Feedburner.com
  • Simple Feed Copyright – adds a simple copyright notice to full text wordpress feeds.
  • Add Related Posts to Your Feed – adds a list of Related Posts to your full text feed. Requires either UTW or Related Posts plugin installed and activated.
  • RSS Signature – allow the addition of a custom tagline, signature or copyright message to the wordpress generated rss feeds.

Random WordPress Stuff

  • Democracy – adds AJAX polling functionality to your WordPress blog.
  • flickrRSS – allows you to easily display Flickr photos on your weblog.

If you liked this, you might like our wordpress articles. I know there are many great wordpress plugins out there I might have missed, please suggest them in comments, and I might add them here. This post is constantly updated.

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The Internet is an excellent showroom for photographers and creative people who want to show their best works. The number of people within reach is enormous, and if you integrate social media your pictures could be shared world wide. Few will argue that beautiful pictures deserve a beautiful website, but where do you start? Especially if you are not a web designer and want to keep it low budget it can be a tough project to create a beautiful website. When your website is ready you also need SEO to be done right if you want a lot of visitors. That is why WordPress is a brilliant invention.

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Best Photography Website Templates

Photography website templates for WordPress allows you to build your own flexible website without being an expert. You can get portfolio themes as free and premium, and they will offer a variety of different features and specifications. Whether you are planning to improve your existing online gallery, or if you’re just starting to establish your online presence, your choice for a WordPress theme always should depend on a number of factors. When choosing a photography website template, you have to consider what functionality and features you need, the layout options available, and design elements such as full-screen, sliders, portfolios etc. You should blend a combination of the available characteristics to meet your conceptual goal.

10 BEST WordPress Plugins for Blogging Success in 2013 0

WordPress plugins are meant to extend the functionalities of your WordPress blog. And, to achieve professional blogging success in 2013 you should use the best possible WordPress plugins available in the industry.

After reviewing 100s of top plugins, I have hand-picked 10 Best WordPress Plugins to use in your blog for better results.

The plugins I have mentioned below are Essential, and either Free or Cheaper (Premium). Which can be afforded by any blogger.

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BONUS: WPMU Dev Plugins (Premium)

WPMU Dev Premium is a WordPress plugin, theme and support community that is especially known for their plugins. Although there isn’t one specific plugin that stands out, they have a wide selection of quality plugins that they are well known for.

Highlights include their great backup pluginSnapshotInfinite SEO, and MarketPress, which helps power an e-commerce site.

I suggest you check out the full selection of affordable plugin solutions. They also offer a package option where you can get all of them for one affordable price.

BEST WordPress Plugins for 2013

WordPress SEO by Yoast

1. WordPress SEO by Yoast (Free)

Every blogger wants a better and safer SEO for search engine visibility and traffic.

Developed by WordPress consultant and developer Joost De Valk, WordPress SEO by Yoast is an ultimate SEO plugin which offers the best on-page search engine optimization solution.

Find related keywords, Page analysis and Social integration are the top 3  features of this plugin. Moreover, it helps you to make your WordPress theme SEO friendly by its setting features. I like the Snippet Preview and SEO Score features very much.

Recently, I have switched over from “All-in-One SEO Pack” to “WordPress SEO by Yoast” only because the extra and advanced features it offers. Thanks Valk!

SEOPressor WordPress Plugin

2. SEOPressor (Premium)

If you are looking for perfection in your SEO efforts and want something extra, then go for SEOPressor.

SEOPressor is a great WordPress SEO plugin, and if you use sincerely, it helps achieve you higher search engine rankings. It take care of almost every aspects of professional SEO needs.

Keyword density, title tag optimization, image optimization and on-page SEO scores are its main features. One of the Best Premium WordPress SEO Plugin for 2013.

Social Media Tabs

3. Social Media Tabs  (Free)

An awesome WordPress plugin to rule the social media world.

It allows you to add Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, RSS etc. in a tab format. You can either add the tabs to an existing widget area or make it slide-out from the side of your browser.

An advanced, beautiful and best social media WordPress plugin for your blog.

Pinterest Auto pin for WordPress

4. Pinterest Auto Pin (Premium)

It’s a proven fact that, if used cleverly, Pinterest can drive more referral traffic than Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube combined.

It adds a slick, smooth and hover effects to your images, making them instantly pinable on pinterest.

This cross-browser compatible plugin with 4 different hover effects is a must have WordPress plugin for 2013.

 Google+ to Download

5. Google+ to Download (Premium)

If you want higher search engine ranking and organic traffic, leverage the Google+ to the maximum.

Here you have to offer your visitors an E-book, or a free product, or simply an article to download in exchange of a +1.

Any serious blogger who thinks of long-term and want to drive search engine traffic from Google, this is the best WordPress plugin for him.

Online Backup for WordPress

6. Online Backup for WordPress (Free)

It helps you to easy backup your WordPress site to your E-mail, download or free 100 MB secure online storage.

This plugin backup your blog’s database like settings, posts, pages and comments as well as its file system like themes, plugins and media. This free online back WordPress plugin is the best backup solution for any security conscious blogger.

Security Ninja

7. Security NINJA (Premium)

Within minutes it performs 27+ security checks including brute-force attacks.

Check your blog for any security vulnerability, take preventive measures against attacks, don’t let script kiddies hack your site and prevent 0-day exploit attack.

With increasing number of hacking of WordPress blogs in recent times, this is a great security WordPress plugin for your blog in 2013.

Disqus for WordPress

8. Disqus (Free)

This plugin replaces your WordPress comment system with comments hosted and powered by Disqus.

Helps comments indexable by search engines with support for importing existing comments.

It increases exposure and readership by E-mail notification, RSS subscription, Social media mention and SPAM filtering. The best WordPress plugin for your blog commenting system.

Hello Bar

9. WP Hello Bar (Free)

With this beautiful plugin you can direct your visitors and promote your blog’s most important contents.

Useful for capturing leads, promoting blog posts, selling products, E-mail sign ups etc. This plugin is highly customizable for look and feel, messages and styles. You can analyze clicks, and add RSS and Twitter feeds for social promotion in an unique ways.

This plugin is gaining huge popularity among WordPress bloggers due to its features and benefits.

Pricing Table

10. Pricing table (Free)

The best plugin to generate pricing table in an easy way for your WordPress blog.

Using a simple short-code you can embed this beautiful and professional looking pricing table on pages and posts.

With plenty of customization option, this WordPress plugin is best suitable for product sales on your blog.

Hope you liked my Best WordPress Plugins Collection for blogging success in 2013.

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