Here’s a list of some of the most high powered, traffic generating, money making and can’t live without wordpress plugins available. My personal favorites! Some I use on all sites, others on specific sites like with the article directory plugin. I hope you find this list helpful and feel free to share your favorite wordpress plugins by posting a comment.
My Favorite Wordpress Plugins
AddToAny: Share/Bookmark/Email Button – Help people share, bookmark, and email your posts & pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz, Digg and many more.
Akismet – Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not.
All in One SEO Pack – Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog.
Article Directory – Displays the structured list of categories (like in article directory), which can be easily customized with CSS.
Auto Installer – WP Auto Installer is the leading solution to install, upgrade, back-up and recover all your WordPress blogs.
Auto Social Poster – If you are looking for a super-fast, user-friendly and yet professional solution to bookmark WordPress posts and pages to over 30 social bookmarking sites, you came to the right place! Auto Social Poster is the leading WordPress bookmarking plugin –simply the best.
Cforms – cforms offers unparalleled flexibility in deploying contact forms across your blog. Features include: comprehensive SPAM protection, Ajax support, Backup & Restore, Multi-Recipients, Role Manager support, Database tracking and many more.
Cloner – If you are looking for a super-fast, user-friendly and yet professional solution to clone your best WordPress blogs together with their content, plugins, theme, widget and/or settings, you came to the right place!! WP Cloner is the leading solution to clone all or part of a central blog to a network of WordPress blogs.
Content Aggregator – Automatically add customized content to your blogs. The WordPress Content Aggregator plugin is based on several well-known API which are used to retrieve content from the Internet, based on keywords and filters. These various contents are then automatically ‘aggregated’ in a new post which is published by the plugin on your WP blog.
Cross-linker – A plugin which allows you to set-up words which are automatically hyperlinked to desired URLs.
Evermore – Abbreviate all posts when viewed on multiple post pages. This makes all posts behave as if there is a “more” at an appropriate spot inside the content.
FAQ-Tastic - A FREE multiple FAQ plugin for WordPress that makes light work of answering questions from your site visitors. Unlike other WordPress FAQ plugins, FAQ-Tastic can help you build different FAQs for different areas on your WordPress site.
Fold Category List – Provides PHP functions to display a folding category tree.
Get Recent Comments – Display the most recent comments or trackbacks with your own formatting in the sidebar.
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.
Latest From Each Category – This plugin displays a list of the latest post from each category of your WordPress installation. It can be added to a post or page, or used directly in a template file.
Membership Tool – Turn Your WordPress Blog Into A Fully Fledged Membership Site. The WP Membership Tool plugin will add *membership* support to your WordPress blogs. You will be able to restrict specific pages or posts to your subscribers and start collecting recurring subscriptions from your members.
Post Blaster – Submit a New Blog Post to Mutliple Blogs Instantly. Write one blog post then send it to all of your blogs automatically. Many people have discovered the income generation potential of having a great blog. Manging multiple blogs is a time consuming task. There’s no way around it! This plugin will help to alleviate some of that work by saving you hours of repetitive work.
Random Posts – This simple plugin is a widget that displays a list of random posts on your widgetized sidebar.
Raw HTML Capability – Lets you enter raw HTML in your posts. You can also enable/disable smart quotes and other automatic formatting on a per-post basis.
Register Plus – Enhance your Registration Page. Add Custom Logo, Password Field, Invitation Codes, Disclaimer, Captcha Validation, Email Validation, User Moderation, Profile Fields and more.
RSS Bookmarker – Easily automate the bookmarking of your website. If you are looking for a super-fast, user-friendly and yet professional solution to bookmark your RSS feeds to over 30 social bookmarking web sites, you came to the right place. RSS Bookmarker is the leading solution to bookmark all your RSS feeds.
Smart Youtube – Insert YouTube videos in posts, comments and RSS feeds with ease and full customization.
runPHP – Allows you to put PHP code into a post and have it eval()’d.
Search Regex – Adds search & replace functionality across posts, pages, comments, and meta-data, with full regular expression support.
Synonymizer – The Article Spinner WordPress Plugin. One way new sites can ensure their longevitity in the search engines is to avoid publishing large amounts of duplicate content. When you make your content as unique as possble, you won’t be competing with other sites because your content is only found on your site and Google loves that! The problem with this is that it takes time to modify each article or feed item manually. Synonymizer allows you to automatically modify all blog posts to make them look less like duplicate content.
Ultimate Plugins Smart Update Pinger – Replaces the built-in ping/notify functionality. Pings only when publishing new or future posts, not when editing. The new post’s url is pinged, not the main url. Also includes reverse order logfile.
Users Sync – Manage your WP usernames from one central blog. WordPress Users Sync is a time saving tool that enables you to easily synchronize your users between your WordPress blogs.
Virtual Silo – Instantly convert your blog into a traditional silo structure. Virtual Silo wordpress plugin enables the average blog owner to get the most benefit from a Silo structure without the headache and frustration that goes along with manually converting your site. A “Silo” is a way to organize your website or blog’s internal linking structure to direct and control the flow of PageRank and authority throughout the site. It organizes your pages so they follow a natural LSI-type progression from the broad topic home page, to a niche topic category page, and finally to the specific topic post page. The importance and authority of each page is increased by the related page linking to it.
VoucherPress - VoucherPress allows you to offer downloadable, printable vouchers from your WordPress site. Vouchers can be available to anyone, or require a name and email address before they can be downloaded. Please note: On activation this plugin will send a message to the developer with your site name and URL. This information will be kept private.
WebThumb – Automatically insert screenshots in your blog. WebThumb is based on the Bluga WebThumb API. Bluga is a white-label web service API for generating web thumbnails and full size snapshots of websites. WebThumb enables your visitors to take elegant screenshots of their favorite websites, upload them on your own website or blog and let other users rate and comment them.
WordPress.com Stats – Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks.
WP125 – Easily manage 125×125 ads within your WordPress Dashboard.
WP-PageNavi – Adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress blog.
WP-PostRatings – Adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog’s post/page.
WP Shopping Cart – WP e-Commerce is a free bolt-on shopping cart that lets customers buy your products, services and digital downloads online. We make setting up shop incredibly easy.
WPtouch iPhone Theme – A plugin which formats your site with a mobile theme for the Apple iPhone / iPod touch, Google Android, Palm Pre and other touch-based smartphones.