The Most Useful WordPress Plugins
Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine. In the directory youcan find, download, rate, and comment on all the best plugins the WordPress community has?to?offer. But there you can see lots of plugins with equal rating, thus, I know you will get confused while selecting one of them for your purpose.? So I’ll share my experiences on WordPress Plugins, and listing out some of the commonly used Plugins & Usage.
1. All in One SEO Pack
The WordPress itself is Optimize the contents for search engines. But while using All in One SEO Pack you will get much control over the SEO. In this you can change the meta-data, descriptions, titles and set the index/follow of each pages or views with in the All in One SEO Pack plug-in settings page.
By default there is no pagination support for the WordPress. So WP-PageNaviis one of the best plugin for WordPress Pagination.? Check the Screens for the settings page and its output.? You need to place php code inside the theme files.
3. WordPress Related Posts
WordPress Related Posts Plugin will generate a related posts via WordPress tags, and add the related posts to feed. Insert the code inside your theme file, where ever you want to show the related posts.
4. Upcoming Posts Widget
It is better to let your readers know exactly what and when you will post something.
Features 1. Help you to show cheduled posts or drafts. 2. Configure in the widget: the number of posts; show the excerpt; the time format; a specific category. 3. Make your own style by editing ucp.css and ucp_widget.php files.
5. Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. You can generate the sitemap xml from the plugin’s settings page.
6. WPtouch iPhone Theme
WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application-style theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects, when viewed from an iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini, Palm Pre and BlackBerry Storm mobile devices. The admin panel allows you to customize many aspects of its appearance, and deliver a fast, user-friendly and stylish version of your site to iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Palm Pre and BlackBerry Storm visitors, without modifying a single bit of code (or affecting) your regular desktop theme.
Automatically add links to your favorite social bookmarking sites on your posts, pages and in your RSS feed. You can choose from 99 different social bookmarking sites!
8. FeedBurner Widget
FeedBurner Widget is very simple sidebar widget plugin to easy customize and display your FeedBurner subscribers stats button.
9. Count Per Day
It counts 1 visit per IP per day. So any reload of the page don’t increment the counter.? Features: Count reads and visitors,? shows reads per page, shows visitors today, yesterday, last week, last months and other statistics on dashboard, shows country of your visitors
10. NextGEN Gallery
NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a Flash slideshow option.
* Templates : You can add custom templates for your theme.
* Media RSS feed : Add the Cooliris Effect to your gallery
* Role settings : Each gallery has a author
* AJAX based thumbnail generator : No more server limitation during the batch process
* Copy/Move : Copy or move images between galleries etc?etc.
My name is Midhun Devasia. I’m a 26 year old Web Developer from Cochin, India.I had completed my B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering from SNGCE, Cochin. Now am working as a Technical Manager for a Web Development company at Cochin, India.
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