Below I have composed a list of the 20 must have wordpress plugins I am currently using with my WordPress self hosted blog.
Update: I have a new updated list of 29 must have wordpress plugins.
I have thoroughly researched blogging (and wordpress plugins) for the past 2 weeks, about 3 hours per day and have fiddled around with many, many plug ins and I have finally chosen these 21 great plugins to keep, which will aid in making my blog more search engine friendly, efficient and user friendly.
I hope that you find this information useful as I sure wish there was a full list like this when I starting up my blog. The list is in alphabetical order with links to the plug in page.
Any other comments or suggestions of great wordpress plugins would be appreciated.
The 21 Must have plug-ins
This plugin allows you to add MyBlogLog.com or Gravatar.com or Avatars.pl avatars to WordPress comments. By b4it.
Why? This is very useful for adding personalisation and a human feel to your comments.
Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog. By uberdose.
Why? This is a must have for search engine optimisation, no questions asked.
- Brian’s Latest Comments
This shows an overview of the recently active articles and the last people to comment on them. Original idea and code fixes contributed by Michael Heilemann.
Why? This is a must have for user interaction and gives readers more reason to comment on your blog.