There are several thousands of WordPress plugins in the WordPress community and new plugins are coming out everyday. However, not all plugins are useful, in fact some are very bad written that will mess up your site or harm your WordPress installation. So how do you know which plugins are right for you? Well, here is a list of plugins that I have used or played around before. Hopefully you will something useful here.

WP Cache

To save your SQL server resources, WP Cache works by caching Worpress pages and storing them in a static file for serving future requests directly from the file rather than loading and compiling the whole PHP code and then building the page from the database. It is a very useful plugin if you have a high traffic site or low performance server.

WP eCommerce

Want to sell stuffs on your blog? You must check out this WP eCommerce plugin by Instinct. It is an Ajax powered shopping cart, very easy to use. You can setup your shop in minutes through the Admin panels.

Intouch Ajax contact form

I’ve been using this contact form for over a year. It works very good and filters all the spams. Seriously, NO SPAM at all. It also allows you to customize the email subject, thank you messages, and adds addition form fields.

Secure and Accessible Contact Form

Another contact form by Mike Cherim and Mike Jolley. Although, I have never used this contact form before, but I’ve been hearing good rating on them. So, give it a shoot.

Sideblog

One of the popular WordPress plugins, Sideblog is the best way to post short notes on the sidebar. I use it for Best Web Gallery. It gives you options to define the sideblog category, how many entries to display, and whether to exclude from RSS feeds.

WP PageNavi

WP PageNavi adds a better paging navigation to your WordPress site. It is nice if you have a lot of posts because it allows your visitors to skip from page to page. I use it on N.Design Studio and Best Web Gallery.

Sociable

Sociable appends a list of the social bookmarking sites (ie. Digg, Del.icio.us, Reddit) at the end of your posts and allows your visitors to bookmark. I used this plugin before and it worked very well.

Ajax Post Rating

WP Post Ratings adds a 5-star Ajax rating system to your posts/pages. It works like a charm. Hint: most CSS gallery sites use this plugin.

Ajax Comment

A very simple yet effect Ajax comment plugin, it checks if all fields filled correctly (so your visitors will never see the default error messages), and also makes sure to avoid comment duplication, and has flood protection capabilities as well.

Ajax Inline Comment

This plugin gives your visitors an Ajax live comment preview. It is great if they need to enter HTML tags in your comments. So, no more syntax errors in your comments.

Ajax Polls

As seen on Web Designer Wall, it adds a Ajax poll system to your site. It is very flexible with a lot of features. Layout is completely customizable via Admin panels. It also allows you to archive the polls. Highly recommended!

Gravatar 2 Plugin

It basically display a Gravatar (globally recognized avatar) of your commenters. In case you don’t know yet, Automattic (WordPress creator) just acquired Gravatar and the future Gravatar services will run faster and bigger sizes (up to 128px).

Digg This

Digg this is a WordPress plugin that detects incoming links from Digg.com to your wordpress post and automatically display a link back to the digg post, for people to digg your story. When a digg is first recognized, it will send an email to the site’s admin.

Subscribe to comment

Subscribe to Comments 2.1 is a plugin that allows commenters on your blog to check a box before commenting and get e-mail notification of further comments. You probably seen it already, it adds a checkbox "Notify me of followup comments via e-mail" in the comment form.

Admin Drop Down Menu

I’ve been this plugin since my first WordPress site, it is a must have for every WordPress site. It saves me so much time and clicks. It basically makes your secondary menu activate on mouseover. For example, instead of click Write, then click Page; you can mouseover Write and click Page (this will save one click and one pageload). Big time saver!

Adsense Deluxe

Adsense Deluxe is probably the best Adsense plugin available on the web. Very easy to use: first you define your ad code through the Admin options, then insert a HTML snippet ("<!–adsense–>") into anywhere of your post content, and it will automatically repace it with your ad code.

Search Everything

Default WordPress search engine doesn’t search metadatas, static Pages, etc. This plugin allows you to search everything in the database. Of course, it comes with options, so you can set what to search.

Ajax Calendar

If you use calendar in your sidebar, consider this Ajax Calendar. Your visitor can browse through the calendar without refreshing the page.

Breadcrumb Navigation XT

Although not many sites use breadcrumb navigation now, but if you want, here is one: Breadcrumb Navigation XT. It basically lets you add a breabcrumb navigation to your site.

Google Sitemap Generator

If you need to generate a XML compliant sitemap for search engines, Google Sitemap Generator is the best choice (supported by most popular search engines: Google, Yahoo, Ask.com, and MSN).

Simple Recent Comments

Another must have plugin. In fact, it is in all my WordPress sites. It outputs a list of recent comment excerpt. You can install as WordPress plugin or simply include in your theme folder (no activation required). Simple!

Simple Tags

As of version 2.3, WordPress has a built-in tagging system, however with very limited features. Simple Tags gives you more features: type-ahead / auto suggestion tags, manage tags (rename, delete, add..), edit mass tags, dynamic tag cloud colors, and more!

WP Mailing List

Not sure if anyone would still signup newsletter since we have RSS now. But newsletter is the best way to inform your subscribers with new products and updates. I find this plugin will be useful if you run a WP eCommerce shop. It is not free (cost $14.99), but totally worth it (check out their features).

Category Tag Cloud

If you want to fake your categories into a tag cloud like what I did at Best Web Gallery, here is the plugin Category Tag Cloud. It is very easy to install and customize.

Paged Comments

This plugin is useful if you get a lot of comments on your blog. It breaks your comments into a number of pages. Imagine if your blog gets over a thousand of comments? You definitely need this plugin.

flickrRSS

This plugin allows you to easily display Flickr photos on your weblog. It supports user, public and group photostreams. The plugin is relatively easy to setup and configure via an options panel. It also has support for an image cache located on your server.

Theme Switcher

Theme Switcher allows your readers to switch among installed themes. This plugin is useful if you offer WordPress theme and you want to let your users to preview the themes. I use it to showcase my free WordPress themes (demo here).

Not enough?

If you still think these are not enough, you can digg more at:

240 Comments

JeffreyG
Oct 22, 2007 at 2:55 am

Thanks, I try to find out how WordPress works. And these plug-ins will probably make my life easier :)

Mark Forrester
Oct 22, 2007 at 4:22 am

Another great post guys with a lot of plugins I defintely want to take a look at.

What would you guys recommend as the best Flickr plugin to display all your photos from within your blog. FAlbum?

CrazyLeaf
Oct 22, 2007 at 4:38 am

Pretty interesting post. Some plugins I didn’t know about, like Adsense Deluxe or Sideblog, which I found particularly interesting.

Franck
Oct 22, 2007 at 4:48 am

Hello,
good post. Very useful !
I’m looking for a plugin which allows custom fields creation like I want to publish an album with Title, Song and time without having to create an article…

Paul Burgess
Oct 22, 2007 at 4:50 am

I have become a bit of a WordPress addict recently – but I have reservations about relying too heavily on it and the plugins. Simply because I sometimes get the feeling that I am not in control. If there is a big error, I wouldn’t really know how to fix it as it’s all someone else’s code, unlike something I built where I know it inside out. If a critical upgrade comes out and half of your plugins aren’t compatible you might have some issues. That said – WordPress is still the shiznizzle.

Paul Burgess
Oct 22, 2007 at 4:51 am

Franck – see the previous post for the Custom Field options :)

faizan
Oct 22, 2007 at 5:25 am

Thanks its very useful but i also love to search plugins at http://wordpress.softplug.net

Mykal Cave
Oct 22, 2007 at 5:39 am

Wow thats a good list. I saw the title and was expecting to see a bunch of plug-ins that I already use but you put together a nice list. Thanks!

max
Oct 22, 2007 at 7:38 am

thanks for the list. i like your wordpress theme, it’s extreme individual!

Matt
Oct 22, 2007 at 7:56 am

thanks, another great post! these plug-ins will probably make my life easier :)

Andy
Oct 22, 2007 at 8:05 am

Great post. I’ll be having a look at these plugins and adding them to my blog shortly. Thanks!

Moses Francis
Oct 22, 2007 at 8:32 am

That’s a pretty good list of plugins, i would also suggest the “Share this” plugin by Alex King

milo
Oct 22, 2007 at 8:33 am

Gravatar plugin is out of date, as it’s implemented now in the core and a sideblog is easy to manage via a second loop in the sidebar…

Niall Doherty
Oct 22, 2007 at 8:48 am

I’m looking for a plugin that helps with permalinks. I’d like my blog to have links like http://www.ndoherty.com/blog/2007/10/22/title-of-new-entry, but other sections of the site should be just http://www.ndoherty.com/about or whatever.

By default, WP makes me page permalinks appear as http://www.ndoherty.com/category/about

Any ideas?

Luke
Oct 22, 2007 at 8:58 am

Kool. I will be putting some of these on my new WordPress Blog soon

jeff
Oct 22, 2007 at 9:32 am

Thanks a bunch, this list is great! If anyone can find a good plug-in that allows a reader of a blog to join (register) and create a simple profile with a photo, I was would be deeply indebted.

sturdy
Oct 22, 2007 at 1:55 pm

Thanks Nick.
This was a very usefull post!

Guido
Oct 22, 2007 at 2:05 pm

You can add these to your list, they are very useful.
“Content Show/Hide” – “Contextual Related Posts” – “Subscribe2” – “Share This”

They are a must have in your blog.

Ozh
Oct 22, 2007 at 1:49 pm

Adsense Deluxe is highly deprecated (not maintained and not using WP’s internal security functions). Have a look at Who Sees Ads instead :)

Neil
Oct 22, 2007 at 3:31 pm

Great list. I think Instinct’s Mailing List plugin – http://www.instinct.co.nz/wp-campaign-monitor/100 – is better than the other one and integrates with the shop.

rokryan
Oct 22, 2007 at 7:41 pm

Don’t know of any HTML comment or image upload comment plugins do you by any chance?

Florian Weich
Oct 22, 2007 at 8:13 pm

Thanks a lot for these really helpful links! I am looking forward to your next posts…

Carly
Oct 22, 2007 at 9:49 pm

There’s at least 5 on there I need to use and a couple I never even knew existed. Thanks so much!

fearflex
Oct 22, 2007 at 10:44 pm

This is a GREAT list, thanks for sharing :D

Jermayn Parker
Oct 22, 2007 at 11:22 pm

Best contact forms I have seen is cforms, I use it all the time and also allows you to use several forms on one website.

Alvin
Oct 22, 2007 at 11:42 pm

This is a very useful list, thanks!

Jonathan
Oct 23, 2007 at 4:22 am

Capital N for Nick! Man yesterday I wrote a comment in Ndesign-studio site in Plugins i use in my site! Thanks for the follow up plugins in wordpress!

feyd
Oct 23, 2007 at 8:56 am

you have no idea how i much i needed this “category tag cloud” fake plugin. thank you!

Koen Van der Auwera
Oct 23, 2007 at 9:00 am

Don’t forget the Shareomatic! plugin. It’s gives your readers access to (currently) 69 services with one single link.

There even is a feedflare for all feedburner-users out there ;)

eshark
Oct 23, 2007 at 10:53 pm

Waaahhh! great bunch of useful plugin list you got there, I’ve use only a few and many that I don’t really know. Currently I’m under repairing my site with the help of one of my best buddy due to my action installing some lousy plugins.. damn! need to get this problem fix faster.

BTW big thanks for sharing!

WP Themes Gallery
Oct 24, 2007 at 4:37 am

Hey Nick, thanks for making this great list!

Robet
Oct 24, 2007 at 5:23 pm

Great list – I was looking for some nice contact form for quite a long time. Thank you:)

cturner
Oct 25, 2007 at 11:35 am

What can I say, Web Designer Wall is easily becoming one of my most frequent resources for new and exciting tips.

This list of WordPress plug ins is absolutely perfect. I’m excited to start adding them to my projects.

Adam Patterson
Oct 26, 2007 at 6:32 pm

This is great, i tried the Paged Comments, as well as the AJAX inline comments and they don’t seam to play nice.

That being said the Ajax Comments site doesn’t have any mention of how to actual use it, it might be a install and go type of thing, but that doesn’t leave much room for trouble shooting.

Chris
Oct 28, 2007 at 6:04 pm

Hey, lovin the site Nick. Great Job man… I’m definately visiting more often. shot

fanboy
Oct 29, 2007 at 9:00 am

At last a list of useful plugins. I find the plugins site overwhelming… there are too many.

pat
Oct 30, 2007 at 5:30 pm

Coffee2Code’s Get Custom Field plugin is great — it’s amazingly versatile, and makes using custom fields (like you mentioned in your other post) really easy…

zonovo
Oct 31, 2007 at 10:02 am

What’s the plugins you used for “comment preview” and “collapse/expand all”.
The linkpref.js for “Add” and “Back to top” links works fantastic. Would you share this .js anyway.

Brian Purkiss
Nov 1, 2007 at 1:33 pm

Very nice collection!
I’ve heard of a lot of plug-ins, but there were a bunch in there that I hadn’t heard of!
Thanks so much!

Loretta
Nov 3, 2007 at 4:52 pm

The only one I disagree with is the Google Sitemaps plugin, that thing can make a mess of your blog and your database.

Adam
Nov 5, 2007 at 7:11 am

Hi
Great post ..
What do you use for the Ads on this site or are they manually added, I have a requirement to include Ads (non AdSence or Yahoo!) in a community type wordpress site, you mentioned “Adsense Deluxe” but this only seems to be used to “Selectively embed Google AdSense and Yahoo! Publisher Network ads in your WordPress posts.”
Thanks,
Adam

Kamal
Nov 5, 2007 at 11:03 am

The ecom plugin is very useful if you run a shopping website with wp.
Thanks for the information

idezmax
Nov 7, 2007 at 8:39 pm

it’s good. thank.

Search Scripts
Nov 8, 2007 at 8:14 am

This is very useful list of WordPress plugins nick. Thanks for sharing them with all of us.

Mauro Casas
Nov 11, 2007 at 2:30 pm

Great plugins! Love them and going to use a few…

Charles
Nov 11, 2007 at 2:48 pm

Great list of plugins! Thanks!

dunnas
Nov 12, 2007 at 4:11 am

it´s cool

www.maxbmx.ownlog.com
Nov 13, 2007 at 9:32 am

cool :-)

Milan
Nov 15, 2007 at 12:54 pm

Hey thanks a lot for this helpful tips!! Grate Site!!

Jacorre
Nov 18, 2007 at 10:29 pm

Awesome post Nick. Thanks! Does anyone know if the InTouch Ajax Contact Form has any issues with installing on WordPress 2.3.1? It keeps giving me an error that the intouch-sajax.php file does not exist, but it’s in the folder?

Whatever-ishere
Nov 21, 2007 at 12:25 pm

thanks for the GREAT post! Very useful…

pykman
Nov 26, 2007 at 5:05 pm

I love your websites and great tutorials. Keep ’em coming you really inspire me. Thank you for your effort. God bless.

Nick La
Nov 26, 2007 at 7:22 pm

@Jacorre – I just upgraded Web Designer Wall to WordPress 2.3.1 (currently latest) and I don’t have any problem with InTouch form.

Woo
Nov 26, 2007 at 9:17 pm

Thanks a lot~ These are really useful for me~~
I was just really wondering what is the plug-in used on the images on the page “http://www.webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/vector-polishing-techniques/”.
When I clicked your small images, I can see kind of lightbox Plug in. But it seemed to be a little bit different from others. Can you tell me what that is? Thanks~

Milan
Nov 28, 2007 at 4:34 am

@Jacorre
Hi I have the same problem with InTouch Ajax Contact and I’m using also WP 2.3.1. Well, now I use ContactForm 7 it works very well and it has a easy configuration. So good luck! Try ContactForm 7…

Nick La
Nov 28, 2007 at 6:43 am

@Milan or Jacorre – also check out cforms plugin (more features).

Martin
Nov 30, 2007 at 4:03 am

You have got me into really downloading the wordpress – I dont think I have anything wise to say in my blog – but I just has to try it out. thanks for being such an inspiration

Sumeet
Dec 13, 2007 at 8:26 pm

Thanks :)

Idetrorce
Dec 15, 2007 at 5:05 pm

very interesting, but I don’t agree with you
Idetrorce

Fabio
Dec 26, 2007 at 7:11 am

I agree with the list but I think the polyglot should be included. I know that few people keep a multilingual blog, but for those who do need to post in different languages… That is a must have.

ALi SEVİMLİ
Dec 26, 2007 at 12:57 pm

Nice, thanks.

Alejandro Reyes
Dec 27, 2007 at 11:19 am

Is that a plugin or custom css in your right column? The one that has the “Extra’s and Recent Comments” Tabs?

I would love to get something like that for my blog.

Thanks.

alejandro

pony
Dec 28, 2007 at 4:18 am

Thanks for the list.

Thiemo Gillissen
Dec 31, 2007 at 11:14 am

Thanks, very useful collection.

CiCi
Jan 4, 2008 at 11:19 am

Thanks a lot for the useful list. I was just looking for sth like “Simple-Recent-Comment” and “Admin Drop down menu”.

Looking forward to your updated version of the list in the future.:-)

Adrian
Jan 15, 2008 at 1:27 am

Holy crap this is an awesome list. Thanks;

Sumit
Jan 18, 2008 at 9:46 pm

Wow thank you thank you thank you.
Really awesome collection

aznangel
Jan 21, 2008 at 7:14 am

Ajax Inline Comment
This plugin gives your visitors an Ajax live comment preview. It is great if they need to enter HTML tags in your comments. So, no more syntax errors in your comments.

http://kashou.net/blog/inline-ajax-comments/

this link no longer works.

Vlad
Jan 22, 2008 at 6:01 am

Wow, cool, awesome collection, thanks for sharing :)

Dizin Directory
Jan 28, 2008 at 5:16 pm

Thanks you this is nice.

Foxinni - Wordpress Designer
Jan 30, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Cool. Plugins deluxe :)

Braden Keith
Feb 14, 2008 at 9:55 pm

hey man, think you could update some of these links, a lot are broken.

But thanks for taking the time to do this, as a new word press user, this is helpful!

Yar Zar
Feb 20, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Great support for every wordpressfuns!!

doug
Feb 22, 2008 at 10:29 am

Here is another plugin, we just made. Its call WP Spam Blocker and it eliminates the need to mark all those comments pending modification as spam. Its real simple to install and uses no captcha.

http://www.amazingwordpressthemes.com/wordpress-spam-blocker/

mitcho
Feb 24, 2008 at 8:24 am

I would highly recommend a plugin I wrote, Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Listing related posts on a page is not only user-friendly, but good for SEO as well.

Postman
Mar 4, 2008 at 4:36 pm

I love you suggestions for WP plugins! My favourite is the AJAX contact page! Thanks

coderbari
Mar 14, 2008 at 3:31 pm

Thanks a lot for posting such a nice guide on WP plugins . It will help the newbies like me to select the effective plugins for our sites.

yosax
Mar 18, 2008 at 5:33 am

I’m combining search-meter/search-term-tagging/global-translator and get some great result in index and SERP for my Auto Trends website.

Jaclyn
Mar 20, 2008 at 8:50 pm

Could you say what you use for the Expand/Collapse All, in comments and for the Comment Guidelines thing? Thanks!

DamionKutaeff
Mar 22, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Hello everybody, my name is Damion, and I’m glad to join your conmunity,
and wish to assit as far as possible.

Yan
Mar 24, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Being new to your blog I swear this is the best blog design I’ve seen…
Definitely I wouldn’t want to miss anything tips you have shared here, are sharing and will be sharing in the future.

DonRaF
Mar 25, 2008 at 4:19 pm

Thank you, this is great list of best plugins.. i am a will this.

Austin
Mar 27, 2008 at 2:23 am

That’s an awesome list of plugins. I’m gonna try some of those for my blog. Thank you for sharing the list.

Cheers!
Austin

MAJ3STIC
Apr 9, 2008 at 12:23 am

Aloha, what’s a good way to have rss feed similar to your website?

hip hop videos
Apr 10, 2008 at 7:01 pm

I had forgotten the names of so many plugins till I came here. Had to grab the ajax ratings one and the adsense plug. Thanks Nick!

Sez
Apr 19, 2008 at 5:48 am

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! I am in the process of starting my interior design blog, your tips are fantastic and I look forward to reading more.

Ben
Apr 23, 2008 at 7:55 am

You’re always here when I Google something about wordpress, webdesign or ergonomy. You are quite important for the blogosphere! Keep the good stuff going out of your keyboard.

Nikita
Apr 30, 2008 at 3:12 am

Great review

logistyka
May 12, 2008 at 10:38 am

that is very interesting posts, thanks

Mike
May 20, 2008 at 5:37 am

What about a plugin that enables your blog to be part of a distributed social network ;) ? Minerva WordPress plugin ( http://minerva.sapiensworks.com ) adds the following capabilities to your blog with a single click:
– Add friend
– Join other people networks
– Create and manage your own networks

You don’t have to register anywhere and you don’t need an openid account, your blog is the only account you’ll need.

CSS Designer
May 23, 2008 at 12:55 am

Fantastic, this is a great start! Thank you thank you!
Love this style , btw!

~ Zach

ces
May 30, 2008 at 9:05 am

thanks for that link.. i will be checking it out in a while!just want to say you have a avery wonderful layout theme! love it so much…everyhing in it…is this in any way available anywhere ? or any tutorials on how to tweak my own site into something like this?

jocuri
May 30, 2008 at 1:58 pm

Keep up the good work! 10q

AdSense VS WidgetBucks
Jun 13, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Nice list of plugins! Thanks!

uzmanca
Jun 22, 2008 at 3:20 pm

I had forgotten the names of so many plugins till I came here. Had to grab the ajax ratings one and the adsense plug. Thanks Nick!

Vic
Jun 24, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Hi there,
Know anyone how plugin to use if I want only a part of the article to be displayed? If someone want to read more there will be a “read more” link…
On my blog right now is displayed all of article content and I don’t want this…
I’m talking about the latest 10 articles displayed on the first page of my blog.
I’m using WordPress.
Can anyone help?

teknobakis
Jun 25, 2008 at 4:15 am

Great list, thanks

erotik hikayeler
Jun 30, 2008 at 9:31 am

thanks good list..

geekprincess
Jul 2, 2008 at 9:56 pm

Hi Nick, this is a great list of plugins! Thanks for sharing it with us.

What is the plugin you use for your portfolio page?

oyun hileleri
Jul 8, 2008 at 3:52 pm

thanks a lot..good list :)

manken
Jul 11, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Nice plugins…thanks..

metraco
Jul 18, 2008 at 8:44 am

Many thanks for the work.
Thank you guys.

ccspic
Jul 18, 2008 at 2:59 pm

more plugins for adsense please

gf
Jul 19, 2008 at 1:24 am

not nice..

Susan
Jul 19, 2008 at 10:27 am

Thanks for sharing these great plugins!! I installed sociable and WP-PostRating to my blog.

Jayce
Jul 22, 2008 at 1:16 am

Really great articles…

Thanks for share…
Anyway…any read more plugin?

Paul
Aug 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm

How about adding the Arkayne Widget to your list. It makes tagging obsolete by automatically cross linking your posts for you based on content.

I ask because this seems like a cool list and Arkayne seems to fit right in with some of the other plugins you’ve reviewed.

ankara halı yıkama
Aug 5, 2008 at 3:34 am

very nice article.

Alfonso
Aug 7, 2008 at 1:14 am

what do you use to display recent posts on the side panel? also what do you use to create the cool tag cloud?

Lisa Bennett
Aug 19, 2008 at 4:37 am

We just released a new plugin that allows you to add interactive video capabilities to your blog! Enhance your blog with both basic and advanced video capabilities. Upload/ record/import videos directly to your post, edit and remix video content, enable video responses, manage and track your video content and much more…

Check it out and download it here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/kaltura-interactive-video

Examples and pictures are on the plugin forum: http://community.kaltura.org/viewforum.php?f=4

Yoyon Sugiono
Aug 20, 2008 at 2:44 am

I have usefull plugin too, check it out…

Iso 9001 Kalite Belgesi
Aug 20, 2008 at 9:11 am

thank you very much

simon bullock
Aug 28, 2008 at 7:26 am

Here is one of the best new plugins to be released to work with WordPress, it’s a mass video embedding plugin that works with over 30 search engines.

Now you can add 100’s of videos to your blog in a matter of seconds.

Here is the site
http://www.videoswiper.com

Zeytin
Aug 28, 2008 at 9:17 pm

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UKAS
Sep 20, 2008 at 8:47 pm

I have usefull plugin too

Elora Mariel
Oct 1, 2008 at 12:47 am

Thanks for sharing that with us! It really helped me a lot in choosing plugins for my site. :D

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Tom Klein
Oct 14, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Well, I hope this isn’t appropriate to comment about, but we’ve created a very special plugin. It’s for making comments on top of images. We just looked all over for something that already did this and couldn’t find anything. You can see it at work in our caption contest: http://feedgrowth.com/weekly/

You can get the plugin for your own blog here: http://digitalscientists.com/digital-scientists-image-commenting-plugin-for-wordpress/

Good luck with it!

Cheers –

Tom Klein

TARGYGARLYCAR
Oct 20, 2008 at 2:24 pm

Hey,
I am, Donald
some nice posts here
my page:

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Watch Anime Online
Oct 20, 2008 at 2:50 pm

Thanks for sharing that with us! It really helped me a lot in choosing plugins for my site

ISO 14001 Belgelendirme
Oct 20, 2008 at 5:32 pm

Thanks for sharing that with us! It really helped me a lot in choosing plugins for my site

cheritycall
Oct 27, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Hi, Do something for help the hungry people from Africa and India,
I made this blog about them:
at http://tinyurl.com/5t2jg6

Surendran Haridoss
Nov 12, 2008 at 6:16 am

Hi,

Here is the another wordpress plug-in which helps to translate your blog into 10 different languages.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/free-translation/

Thanks,

herrurniliali
Nov 27, 2008 at 11:41 am

hi there!
I made with photoshop glitter myspace pictures.
take a look at them:
http://tinyurl.com/65lf75
Thanks a lot 4 your website ;) xoxo

Darius
Dec 7, 2008 at 9:13 pm

Nick, there seems a lot of spam in your comments section. Is Akismet not a good WP plugin?

Belgelendirme
Dec 8, 2008 at 8:21 am

Nick, there seems a lot of spam in your comments section

David Morris
Dec 8, 2008 at 8:31 pm

Feel free to check out my new plugin. It generates an image list from from the custom fields specified by the author. Generates clearer images (not stretched/skewed) and less server load.

http://webunaire.com/image-list-from-custom-fields-plugin

Thanks!

Fred
Dec 9, 2008 at 7:41 am

Thanks
;)

James
Dec 14, 2008 at 6:27 am

Thanks for a great article ! I’ve got a favored list of plugins I use for most of my sites, but this has opened my eyes to other options.

Web Design Los Angeles
Dec 23, 2008 at 5:21 am

This really interesting Article. I was not aware of some plugins. These plugins really useful to all. Thanks for information…

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I am currently developing WordPress plugins and have four available. They are very simple ones, but are very useful. Would you be interested in checking them out and letting me know what you think?

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Aug 21, 2009 at 4:50 am

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Great list, but you forgot one (or perhaps you simply dont like/use it):
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I’ll certainly be looking at some of the plugins from your list that I haven’t used before :)

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What about the All In One SEO plugin?

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