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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 Plug-ins

BulletProof Security

WordPress website security protection. BulletProof Security protects your website from XSS, CSRF, Base64 and SQL Injection hacking attempts.

iRobots.txt SEO

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.

W3 Total Cache

Improve site performance and user experience via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.

WP Smush.it

Reduce image file sizes and improve performance using the Smush.it API within WordPress.

Fluency Admin

Fluency Admin give the WordPress admin interface a boost, with a new style and some cool features. Compatible with WP 3.1.x.

HeadSpace2 SEO

HeadSpace2 is an all-in-one meta-data manager that allows you to fine-tune the SEO potential of your site.

MaxBlog Press Affiliate Ninja

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.

afterRead

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.

WP-PageNavi

Replaces the basic ← Older posts | Newer posts → links with a more advanced paging navigation interface.

Digg Digg

All-in-One Social Buttons.

Gravity Forms

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.

TwitterLink Comments

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.

Ozh’ Who Sees Ads

Manage your ads. Define under what condition they will show (visitor from search engine, old post,etc.).

Quick Adsense

Quick Adsense offers a quicker & flexible way to insert Google Adsense or any Ads code into a blog post.

Revision Control

Revision Control allows finer control over the Post Revision system included with WordPress.

Tweet Old Post

Plugin to tweet about your old posts to get more hits for them and keep them alive.


  1. By David posted on June 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm
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    Just checked out many on your list, there’s some great plugins there that will really add value to your WordPress site/blog. Definitely will be considering some of these in the near future and for client sites – nice one.

  2. By David Johnson posted on June 24, 2011 at 6:57 am
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    Well collaborated list….some of the mentioned WordPress plug-ins offer great worth for a website. Thanks a lot……coz optimizing website and adding relevancy to it is important to gain the maximum results.

  3. By Best Android Apps posted on June 28, 2011 at 6:33 am
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    Thank you so much for sharing. I am launching my website in WordPress and I think these plug-ins will help me a lot. However, I am using All in SEO pack from last one year.

  4. By Stephanie posted on July 12, 2011 at 7:43 am
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    Some really useful plug ins there that I wasn’t aware of until now. I think that it is impossible to know about all the plug ins that are out there so for people to share what they know then we help build up each others knowledge about wordpress and make us all use it to its full potential. As someone new to wordpress I know quite a few plug ins at least I thought but now I see there is so much more out there and I need to do some more research into what I can use to benefit me and my wordpress websites in the future.

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