10 Useful WordPress Plugins

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If you use the WordPress blogging software then here’s 10 great plugins you might consider installing…

Name: Headspace2
Download: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/headspace2.zip
Description: Allows management of a blog’s META tags
• Title
• Description
• Keywords

Basic Configuration:

Headspace Basic Configuration

Headspace Basic Configuration

Name: Google XML Sitemaps
Download: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/google-sitemap-generator.3.2.4.zip
Description: Automatically generate XML sitemap for blog
Notes: Standard settings work fine, use in conjunction with Google’s webmasters tools.

Name: Quick Cache
Download: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/quick-cache.2.2.2.zip
Description: Creates a cache for every page, post, category, link, etc. in order to improve performance
Notes: Standard settings work fine. Important to install as Google say they are going to penalise slow loading web pages in their search results.

Name: Askimet
Download: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/akismet.2.4.0.zip
Description: Spam blocker
Notes: No configuration needed.

Name: SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam
Download: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/si-captcha-for-wordpress.zip
Description: Spambot blocker
Notes: No configuration needed.

Name: WP-PageNavi
Download: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-pagenavi.zip
Description: Advanced paging navigation to your WordPress site, see below:



Notes: This plugin requires a basic knowledge of editing/modifying themes and is not a “Plug and Play” plugin! Editing of the supplied .css file is required to achieve a satisfactory result.

Name: WPtouch
Download: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wptouch.1.9.19.zip
Description: Transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application
Notes: Currently supported devices include Android, blackberry9500, blackberry9520, blackberry9530, blackberry9550, blackberry9800, iPhone and iPod. Some other WordPress Plugins are not compatible with this plugin.

Name: Google Analytics for WordPress
Download: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/google-analytics-for-wordpress.4.0.9.zip
Description: Website statistics for WordPress Blogs
Notes: This plugin should be considered for standalone websites and where a customised theme is not used.

Name: Old Post Spinner (OPS)
Download: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/old-post-spinner.zip
Description: Create new, unique posts from old posts
Notes: Do not use this plugin if your permalink structure includes dates

Name: Twitter Widget Pro
Download: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/twitter-widget-pro.2.2.0.zip
Description: Website statistics for WordPress Blogs
Notes: Not really a plugin but adds a widget to display your last tweets on your blog. This widget requires a basic knowledge of editing/modifying themes and is not a “Plug and Play” widget!