17 Miscellaneous WordPress Plug-ins for 2011
Time to revise those WordPress plug-ins. WordPress is still the most common used publishing system by experts an amateurs alike. Which means also the most targeted by hackers, spam, bots, etc. I compiled a list of new and older, still popular and useful plug-ins for you to try out.
Some plug-ings have been around since last year and this is the first time I come across them. Goes to show how much option there is for WordPress that one can still be surprised by what there is available plug-in wise.
HeadSpace2 SEO especially looks like one to give an extensive try. I use all in one SEO on my freelance website, which is multi-language. Needless to say it takes a lots of configuring and bending to get it working well. I’m going to give HeadSpace2 SEO a try see how it performs compared to the previous one.
Remember to remove plug-ins you don’t use anymore. There is no use to keep your WordPress installation packed with plug-ins which eventually might cause your website to break down. Also, update regularly to the newest version.
WordPress website security protection. BulletProof Security protects your website from XSS, CSRF, Base64 and SQL Injection hacking attempts.
IRSEO also inhibits several WordPress system directories and files by default. Doing this ensures that the search bots do not include security sensitive pages within search results. For example, searching for “inurl:wp-content name size description” in Google will produce a list of sites with indexed and open content directories.
Improve site performance and user experience via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.
Reduce image file sizes and improve performance using the Smush.it API within WordPress.
Fluency Admin give the WordPress admin interface a boost, with a new style and some cool features. Compatible with WP 3.1.x.
HeadSpace2 is an all-in-one meta-data manager that allows you to fine-tune the SEO potential of your site.
Ninja Affiliate is WordPress plugin developed to imbue lethal marketing powers into your WordPress blog and instantly double or triple your affiliate marketing commissions with almost no effort on your part.
Provides suggestions to readers at the end of articles about what to do next, ie; read related articles, donate, read next article in category, etc.
Replaces the basic ← Older posts | Newer posts → links with a more advanced paging navigation interface.
All-in-One Social Buttons.
Build and publish your WordPress forms in just minutes. No drudgery, just quick and easy form-building. Select your fields, configure your options and easily embed forms on your WordPress powered site using the built-in tools.
Allow your commentators to include their Twitter username along with their comment so a follow-me link can be displayed with their details on the list.
Manage your ads. Define under what condition they will show (visitor from search engine, old post,etc.).
Quick Adsense offers a quicker & flexible way to insert Google Adsense or any Ads code into a blog post.
Revision Control allows finer control over the Post Revision system included with WordPress.
Plugin to tweet about your old posts to get more hits for them and keep them alive.