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WordPress Plugins to Try

A list of useful plugins to make your blog more interactive

Source: http://socialmediaslant.com/wordpress-plugins-2014/

404 to Start

Send 404 page not found error directly to start page (or any other page/site) to overcome problems with search engines. With optional email alert.

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Akismet

Akismet

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.

All in One SEO Pack

All in One SEO Pack is a WordPress SEO plugin to automatically optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines such as Google.

Breadcrumb NavXT

Breadcrumb NavXT, the successor to the popular WordPress plugin Breadcrumb Navigation XT, was written from the ground up to be better than its ancestor. Table of Contents Purpose Breadcrumb NavXT is a WordPress plugin compatible with WordPress versions 3.2 and up. This plugin generates locational breadcrumb trails for your WordPress blog.

Broken Link Checker

This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found. Features Monitors links in your posts, pages, comments, the blogroll, and custom fields (optional). Detects links that don't work, missing images and redirects. Notifies you either via the Dashboard or by email.

Call to Action

Calls to action are displayed randomly based on the category they are assigned to. If no category is assigned to a Call to Action then that action will display on pages with no categories.

Click To Tweet

This WordPress plugin allows you to easily create tweetable content for your readers. Use pullquotes and custom messages inside the body of your blog post to highlight your content for the reader and make it simple for them to share on Twitter. This is a plugin by CoSchedule, the all-in-one content marketing editorial calendar for WordPress.

Comment Redirect

Redirect commenters who just made their first comment to a page of your choice. On this page, you could thank them for commenting and ask them to subscribe to your blog, like you on Facebook, whatever you want!

Comments Evolved for WordPress

Comments Evolved ( formerly Google+ Comments for WordPress ) makes the comment section tabbed seamlessly adding tabs for G+ Comments, Facebook, Disqus, WordPress Comments, and Trackbacks If a user is required to create an account with your site before they can comment, you might as well ask them to fetch you a soda from mars.

Contact Form 7

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. Docs & Support You can find docs, FAQ and more detailed information about Contact Form 7 on contactform7.com.

Contextual Related Posts

Contextual Related Posts is a powerful plugin for WordPress that allows you to display a list of related posts on your website and in your feed. The list is based on the content of the title and/or content of the posts which makes them more relevant and more likely to be of interest to your readers.

Disqus Comment System

The Disqus comment system replaces your WordPress comment system with your comments hosted and powered by Disqus.

Dreamgrow Scroll Triggered Box

If there's anything that can be called the silver bullet in getting people to take action then this is it! Scroll triggered box has consistently increased conversions rate by several times. Newsletter sign-up, Facebook like button, social bookmarking or something else you want to draw attention to after people have engaged with your website.

DW Question & Answer

DW Question and Answer is a WordPress plugin which builds a complete Question & Answer system for your WordPress site, like Quora or Stackoverflow. The plugin supports multi-languages, shortcodes, reCAPTCHA, email notification system and so on.

Evergreen Post Tweeter

Evergreen Post Tweeter enables you to schedule and automatically tweet out links to old posts. Your Twitter followers will thank you for exposing them to more of your great content and you will get even more traffic to your site! I recently boosted Twitter referrals to my site by approximately 250% with Evergreen Post Tweeter.

Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup

For support requests please use our dedicated support forums at - http://support.thematosoup.com/ If you're looking for a way to make your every page a landing page for new contacts and leads, then you will find Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup invaluable. Make your every post stand out and attract your readers' eyes.

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Flare

Flare

Flare buttons work in IE7+ as well as current versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera; vertical following does not work in IE6. Admin interface requires a modern browser (e.g. anything not IE 6-8 :). Utilizes jQuery for JavaScript processing, although it is setup to work properly with other libraries, your experience may vary.

Google Drive for WordPress

This plugin used to Make backups of your WordPress files and Mysql DB with Google Drive. Google Drive for WordPress is a plugin that provides backup capabilities for WordPress. Backups are 'zip' archives created locally and uploaded to a folder of your choosing on Google Drive.

Google XML Sitemaps

This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it's much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently.

Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator for WordPress

This plugin generates a XML-Sitemap compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. This format is supported by Ask.com, Google, YAHOO and MSN Search. More information about what XML-Sitemaps are and how they can help you to get indexed by the major search engines can be found at Sitemaps.org and the searchenginewatch blog.

Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin

This plugin will add a client side generated checkbox to your comment form asking users to confirm that they are not a spammer. It is a lot less trouble to click a box than it is to enter a captcha and because the box is genereated via client side javascript that bots cannot see, it should stop 99% of all automated spam bots.

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