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Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers

These are our favorite WordPress plugins. Some are widely used by bloggers and others are lesser known. These are plugins you will want to use if you're using your blog for profit.
Sep 16, 2012 - wordpress.org - 520
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | List.ly Plugin

This WordPress Plugin from List.Ly allows you to embed your lists without hassle. You must request a publisher's code in order to use this Plugin, but it's worth it.

Sep 16, 2012 - commentluv.com - 496
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | CommentLuv Plugin

This plugin shares the love with your readers, by allowing them to showcase their most recent post along with their comments. While controversial for some, if you want to get more comments on your blog, it's worth doing. I've also just recently upgraded to their premium plugin which I'm liking quite a bit.

Sep 16, 2012 - wordpress.org - 568
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | Broken Link Checker plugin

This plugin checks your blog for broken links and reports them to you. Important! Uncheck the setting that places a line through broken links or you may lose money due to people not clicking on your links or thinking your blog is outdated.

Sep 17, 2012 by Diane Merriam - wordpress.org - 477
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | WordPress › Shortcodes Ultimate « WordPress Plugins

With this plugin you can easily create buttons, boxes, different sliders and much, much more. Turn your free theme to premium in just a few clicks. Using Shortcodes Ultimate you can quickly and easily retrieve many premium themes features and display it on your site. See screenshots for more information.

Sep 17, 2012 by Jocelyn Mozak - mozakdesign.com - 556
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | Login LockDown Security Plug-in

One of the most common forms of attack used by hackers is called a brute force attack.
This attack involves testing password after password on a WordPress account until one of them hits and opens up the administration features of the blog. To avoid becoming the victim of such an attack, the Login LockDown plug-in is a good choice.

Sep 17, 2012 by Diane Merriam - wordpress.org - 562
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | WordPress › Jetpack by WordPress.com « WordPress Plugins

Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com.

Sep 16, 2012 - wordpress.org - 459
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | All in One SEO Pack

While there are more robust SEO Plugins available, this one is super easy and workable for even the less experienced bloggers.

Sep 17, 2012 by Arun Kumar - wordpress.org - 441
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | WordPress › Widget Logic « WordPress Plugins

Widget Logic lets you control on which pages widgets appear using WP's conditional tags. It also adds a 'widget_content' filter.

Sep 17, 2012 by Jocelyn Mozak - mozakdesign.com - 465
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | TinyMCE Advanced

Finally you can format your text the way you want!

Sep 20, 2012 by Jon Bishop - wordpress.org - 562
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | WordPress SEO

Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast.

Jan 04, 2013 by Michael Giordano - wordpress.org - 538
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | WordPress › W3 Total Cache « WordPress Plugins

Essential for speed and caching to keep your site running as fast as possible. Customization offers many option and once you set it up there is nothing more to do.

May 25, 2013 by Caroline Donnelly - wordpress.org - 471
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | WordPress › Contact Form 7 " WordPress Plugins

Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

Sep 16, 2012 - gravityforms.com - 526
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | Gravity Forms Plugin

This plugin makes creating forms on your WordPress site easy to do.

Sep 16, 2012 - nicoledean.com - 441
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | Covert Messenger Plugin

This plugin got its start in the adult industry and moved over to work great for us regular folk, too. If you go to my blog NicoleontheNet.com and wait a few seconds, you will see a chat window pop up on the bottom right corner. That's this plugin at work.

Sep 16, 2012 - nicoleonthenet.com - 441
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | Duplicate Post Plugin

If you do a series on your blog, or seem to use standard text on blogs regularly, this plugin is a lifesaver. You just click "Create new draft" on your previous post and a new draft is created that's identical to the old one. You can then edit is as you wish - and all categories, and tags, and settings will carry over. Slick.

Sep 16, 2012 - wordpress.org - 477
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | What Would Seth Godin Do Plugin

If you use this plugin, you can greet your new readers differently than you welcome back your regulars.

Sep 16, 2012 - wordpress.org - 556
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | Max A/B Plugin

I love this plugin for quickly and easily testing a sales page to see what is and is not converting.

Sep 17, 2012 - nicoleonthenet.com - 562
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | Subscribers Magnet Plugin

This plugin can help you to get more blog subscribers. It's not perfect, but I have been using it for over a year and it's encouraging people to join my list.

Sep 17, 2012 by Diane Merriam - maxblogpress.com - 423
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer&nbsp| MaxBlogPress

In fact, if you have been using WordPress for a long time then by now your blog probably has been banned from ping services and you don’t even know it.

Sep 17, 2012 by Diane Merriam - planetozh.com - 568
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | Wordpress Plugin : Admin Drop Down Menu « planetOzh

One of the first things I wanted to improve in the admin area of my WordPress blog, back in the 1.5 days, was the header menu. I wanted to be able to reach any admin page in one click, instead of first clicking on the first level link (”Manage” for example) and then only on a submenu link (”Comments“) So came a very neat plugin : the WordPress Admin Drop Down Menu

Sep 17, 2012 by Diane Merriam - wordpress.org - 429
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | WordPress › Thank Me Later « WordPress Plugins

Automatically send a 'thank you' e-mail to those who comment on your blog. This plugin engages visitors by reminding them to check back for

Sep 20, 2012 by Jon Bishop - wordpress.org - 556
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | Socialize

Provides an easy way to selectively add actionable social sharing buttons to your posts content or below the post in a 'Call To Action' box.

Sep 24, 2012 by Lior Benderski - wordpress.org - 441
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | Post video players, slideshow albums, photo galleries and music / podcast playlist « WordPress Plugins

No need for multiple plugins for your WordPress media!
Cincopa is The only plugin you need for all your media needs. Use Cincopa to easily add videos, photo galleries, slideshows, music and playlists and much more. Enjoy more than 40 designed skins for slideshows, video players, Cooliris, Lightbox and many more.

May 25, 2013 by Caroline Donnelly - wordpress.org - 526
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | WordPress › BulletProof Security " WordPress Plugins

htaccess Core Website Security WordPress Website Security Protection: BulletProof Security protects your WordPress website against XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Base64, Code Injection and SQL Injection hacking attempts. One-click .htaccess WordPress security protection. Protects wp-config.php, bb-config.php, php.ini, php5.ini, install.php and readme.html with .htaccess security protection. Security Logging. HTTP Error Logging.

May 25, 2013 by Caroline Donnelly - wordpress.org - 574
Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers | WordPress › Ultimate TinyMCE " WordPress Plugins

Ultimate TinyMCE will add over 40 new buttons to the default visual tinymce editor, giving you the power to visually create your pages and posts. No need for mucking about in HTML and CSS.