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David Ziguras September 13th, 2009

There are plenty of them out there these days, and it can be quite the task to keep up to date with all of them, even more so to work out which ones are worthwhile.

We have taken the headache away, done the research, and listed the best WordPress plugins below:

Akismet

Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not, and will let you review the spam it catches under your blogs “Comments” admin screen.

All In One SEO

Optimises your WordPress website for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimisation).

Broken Link Checker

This plugin is will monitor your site, looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.

WordPress Database Back Up

WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database.

Exec-Php

The Exec-PHP plugin executes PHP code in posts, pages and text widgets.

Google XML Sitemaps

This plugin will create a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress website.

MaxBlogPress Ping Optimiser

Save your blog from getting tagged as ping spammer by installing this plugin.

MaxBlogPress Favicon

Help create brand awareness by displaying a little favourite icon (favicon) in the title of your website next to the URL.

WP-Cache

WP-Cache is an extremely efficient WordPress page caching system to make your website much faster and responsive.

Auto Hyperlink URLs

Auto-hyperlink text URLs in post content and comment text to the URL they reference.

No Ping Wait

The purpose of the No Ping Wait plugin is to prevent WordPress authors from having to wait for all of the update services to respond to new post pings.

FD Feedburner Plugin

Redirects the main feed and optionally the comments feed to Feedburner.com.

WordPress.com Stats

Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks.

What Would Seth Godin Do

Displays a custom welcome message to new visitors and much more.

Popularity Contest

This will enable ranking of your posts by popularity; using the behaviour of your visitors to determine each post’s popularity.

That’s it. The list of the best WordPress Plug-Ins we feel are currently available. Please feel free to list new ones below in the comments section.

Happy WordPressing 🙂

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