Essential WordPress Plugins – Recommended plugins I use
Here you will find a list of plug-ins that I use over the various sites that I have developed and maintain for customers. Some of really crucial plug-ins and some are small plug-ins that solved a tiny task. I will update this list from time to time.
wp-spamfree by Scott Allen
An extremely powerful anti-spam plugin for WordPress that virtually eliminates comment spam, including trackback and pingback spam. The plugin includes a spam-free contact form too. The plugin works behind the scenes without any captcha’s, challenging question such as “is the sky green ?” or any other inconvenience to your sites visitors. You may follow the plugin’s on twitter @WPSpamFree
my-page-order – A simple plugin that allows you to easily rearrange your pages into whatever order you’d like.
page-restrict – You can select all, none or some of your pages to be viewable only by registered users. Great for sites being used as a CMS.
Page Template Extended – A simple plugin that allows you to build templates unique to any page by simply building it a PHP file named for its ID tag.
xavins-list-subpages – Allows you to display either all of the subpages, or just the ones you choose, on the parent page.
automagic-twitter-profile-uri – Automatically add your users twitter profile link to comments
faster-image-insert – Image manipulation directly form a metabox.
Getting visitors to sign up!
wp-greet-box – This plugin lets you show a different greeting message to your new visitors depending on their referrer url. This can certainly help increase your RSS and email subscriber count. The greeting is placed at the top of the post.