My Favourite WordPress Plugins

I am fairly new to WordPress, but I became a quick learner due to the fact that WordPress does not come with a lot of features that one finds they need over time.Don’t get me wrong, WP v2.9 comes with plenty of features to get the new blogger up and running quickly enough, but if you are going to have a blog that needs a few extra features (such as Google AdSense ads), then the easiest way to go is with plugins, and there appears to be plugins for every possible need you could have.

My WP Dashboard tells me I have 19 active plugins, including Aksimet, which comes with a WP install anyway. So here are the plugins I am currently using:

  1. Akismet (anti-spam)
  2. All in One SEO Pack
  3. Blog Stats by W3Counter
  4. Fast and Secure Contact Form
  5. Google XML Sitemaps
  6. Infolinks Ad Wrap
  7. Login Lockdown
  8. Max Banner Ads
  9. MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer
  10. Quick Adsense
  11. Redirection
  12. ShareThis
  13. TweetMeme Retweet Button
  14. Ultimate Google Analytics
  15. WordPress Database Backup
  16. WP-CopyRight Pro
  17. WP Page Numbers
  18. WP Security Scan
  19. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

Most, if not all of these WP plugins can be found at the WordPress.org Plugin Directory: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

Hopefully this list will help you with choosing what plugins to use on your WP blog. If you know of any other ‘must-have’ plugins, please post a comment about them here.