10 Must Have WordPress Plugins

One of the main reasons that WordPress is so useful is that there is a community of developers creating  ready to use plugins.  It is these plugins that provide the additional functionality that make WordPress such a powerful and versatile piece of software. All you need to do as a webmaster to benefit is to  install and configure them.

Listed Below are 10 plugins that I think nearly all WordPress sites should have.

NextGen Gallery – Create multiple image galleries or slideshows to include on any of your pages. Below is an example of site using this.

Rogue Model Management New

cformsII – Develop and design custom forms effortlessly to include on any of your pages or as a sidebar widget.

All in one SEO – Optimise your WordPress site for search. Specify custom page titles and meta data for every page, automatically generate meta descriptions, assign  noindex meta tags and more. SEO Services  >>

All in one SEO

Google XML Sitemaps – Automatically generates a XML sitemap based on your pages and posts. This will allow search engines to navigate your site easier.

KB Robots.txt – This plugin allows you to control your robots.txt from the admin interface. This is a small text file that tells search engines what pages you do not want them to index.

Simple 301 Redirects – Perform basic 301 redirects from the comfort of the WordPress admin interface.

Facebook Share – Allow readers to share your content with their friends on Facebook.

Facebook Share

Twitter Retweet – Allow readers to share your content with their Twitter followers.

Wordpress Retweet Plugin

Sociable – Allow users to share your content across a wide range of social networks and bookmarking sites,  or print, email and bookmark it.

Akismet – Avoid annoying spam comments on your posts. You’ll have to pay for the privilege but it’s well worth it.

Hopefully the list above helps you to get started on developing your own site. If you want a bit of help please feel free to contact us or take a look at our web design services.


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