15 Essential WordPress Plugins

15 Essential Wordpress Plugins

15 Essential WordPress PluginsHere are 15 of my favorite WordPress plugins.

WordPress plugins are pieces of code created with the purpose of expanding the functionalities of WordPress free and open source blogging tool and a content-management system based on PHP and MySQL.

There are literally thousands of WordPress plugins already created, solving a wide range of problems and needs.




AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget – Help your visitor promote your site! The AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget allows any visitor to bookmark your site easily with many popular services. Sign up for an AddThis.com account to see how your visitors are sharing your content–which services they’re using for sharing, which content is shared the most, and more. It’s all free–even the pretty charts and graphs.


All In One SEO Pack – Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog.


Contact Form 7 – Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.


Disqus Comment System – The Disqus comment system replaces your WordPress comment system with your comments hosted and powered by Disqus. Disqus makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenters across a thriving discussion community.


Duplicator – Create a backup of your WordPress files and database. Duplicate and move an entire site from one location to another in a few steps. Create a full snapshot of your site at any point in time.


Google Analyticator – Adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google’s Analytics.


Google Author Link – Manage your Google Authorship with this simple plugin. Works for single author and multi-author WordPress sites.


Google XML Sitemaps – This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com to better index your blog.


MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer – Saves your wordpress blog from getting tagged as ping spammer by installing this plugin.


Really Simple CAPTCHA – Really Simple CAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA module intended to be called from other plugins. It is originally created for my Contact Form 7 plugin.


Rename wp-login.php – Change wp-login.php to whatever you want. It can also prevent a lot of brute force attacks.


RSS Includes Pages – Modifies RSS feeds so that they include pages and not just posts.


SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam – Adds CAPTCHA anti-spam methods to WordPress forms for comments, registration, lost password, login, or all. This prevents spam from automated bots. WP, WPMU, and BuddyPress compatible.


TinyMCE Advanced – Enables advanced features and plugins in TinyMCE, the visual editor in WordPress.


Wordfence Security – Wordfence Security – Anti-virus and Firewall security plugin for WordPress


More great free and premium WordPress plugins.