10 WordPress Plugins Worth Plugging In To

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Its been MONTHS since we paid some homage to WordPress so we thought that today we would provide you with ten neato plugins worth plugging in to your WordPress website! From spam handling to image galleries to SEO to social media!


Akismet filters out your comment and track-back spam for you, so you can focus on more important things. Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.

Developed by Automattic | Plugin Link

All in One SEO

Automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization). Support for Custom Post Types, Advanced Canonical URLs and other options. Backwards-Compatibility with many other plugins like Auto Meta, Ultimate Tag Warrior and more.

Developed by Michael Torbert | Plugin Link

Social Toolbar

WP Social Toolbar will display your latest tweet status, list your social networking profiles, and allow users to “Like” your page on Facebook or tweet about it on Twitter! With so many options for customization our toolbar will easily adapt to your WordPress theme’s style. Some of the customization options include; specifying colors, changing fonts, and rearranging your list of social network icons to your desired order.

Developed by Daddy Design | Plugin Link

WP e-Commerce

WP e-Commerce is a free bolt-on shopping cart that lets customers buy your products, services and digital downloads online. Integrates with Google Checkout, Paypal, Payment Express, and many other trusted payment processors. Flexible built-in shipping rate calculators. Integrates with a variety of shippers for real-time rates.

Developed by Get Shopped | Plugin Link


The ShareThis plugin allows users to share your content through email and 50+ social networks including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogger, Tumblr, Google, Yahoo and a whole lot more!

Developed by ShareThis | Plugin Link

GRAND Flash Album Gallery

A powerfull flash media content plugin. It provides a comprehensive interface for handling image galleries, audio and video. With this WordPress photo gallery plugin you can easily manage photos and images through a set of admin pages and it displays you image galleries in a professional way. You can also display galleries with beautiful flash skins integrated with GRAND Flash Album Gallery.

Developed by CodEasily | Plugin Link

GD Star Rating

GD Star Rating plugin allows you to set up rating and review system for posts, pages and comments in your blog. You can set many options for displaying the rating stars, and add widgets into the sidebars for displaying top ratings and other statistics generated by the plugin. Plugin includes advanced settings panels that will allow you to control many aspects of rating. Plugin also supports multi ratings along with thumbs based ratings. Plugin supports use of cache plugins and dynamic loading of data using ajax.

Developed by gdragon | Plugin Link

Events Manager

A Complete Events Registration and Booking solution for WordPress. Create a one-off event, or regularly occurring events with just a few clicks! Using the WordPress WYSIWYG editor, you can create complex event descriptions with html, images, and even integrates with other plugin shortcodes. Get your events better rankings on google with pretty and meaningful URLs that the search engines love giving points to!

Developed by Davide and Marcus | Plugin Link

Widget Logic

This plugin gives every widget an extra control field called “Widget logic” that lets you control the pages that the widget will appear on. The text field lets you use WP’s Conditional Tags, or any general PHP code.
There is also an option to add a wordpress ‘widget_content’ filter — this lets you tweak standard widgets to suit your theme without editing plugins and core code.

Developed by alanft | Plugin Link

Jetpack for WordPress

Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com. Get stats, email subscriptions, social networking, contact forms and plenty more!

Developed by Automattic | Plugin Link

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