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  1. Very Good list of plugins. Anyone with a blog should be incorporating some of these.


  2. Thanks for the comments guys! It seems I’m a bit of a plugin-a-holic :) I hope they come in handy for you!

    Update:
    I’ve updated the list today with the new NEXGEN photo gallery plugin (with companion sidebar widget). The Picasa one is still great, but the NEXGEN plugin is brilliant!! Perfect for what I was looking for – a plugin to equip my WordPress blog with a fully integrated photo gallery system.


  3. Hi, Sorry about the slow reply, I just got back from holidays. But thanks for the comment on my site. Your list is great too :)


  4. @Jacob
    Thanks for checking it out and for the comments :)

    Update:
    I’ve added a few more and found alternative for a few others since the orginal post just a few weeks ago.

    Namely RSS-Footer (Joost de Valk), DoFollow(a more direct alterantive to Lucy’s round-about plugin) and Enchanced-Contact-Form which is already a hit with several of my friends ;)

    For those trolling around looking for more great plugins check out Jacobs post – “WordPress Plugins You Must Have” – Where he has listed a number of great plugins – some of which I’m checking out and may end up using myself.


  5. Great resource. Many thanks. I’m building a WordPress.org site, and these are just the job.


  6. Awesome! Glad this helped!

    These are all great plugins, but be sure to check out similar posts from other WordPress bloggers – you’re likely to find a few more plugins perfectly suited for your WordPress project.

    I know everytime I check out these kinds of posts I end up finding something else I like.
    ;)



  7. Some other great plugins I’m using:

    Bad Behavior – block spambots
    BotTracker – track bots and block bot hacks
    Spam Karma2 – the best blog spam blocker
    Comment Timeout – automatically close comments on old posts
    Comment Relish – Thanks a first-time commenter via email
    Live Comment Preview – previews the comment below the comment form as you type
    FireStats – a terrific stats package for the WP Admin panel, I also use it for country flags on comments
    CSS Compress – removes whitespace to lighten your stylesheet
    Date Exclusion – exclude dates for “timeless” content
    wp-cache – this classic will significantly increase average page load speed.
    Berri-PersonalizedCare – personalized welcome messages
    Genki Announcement – display announcements on your blog outside posts

    Jacob


  8. Thanks for the plugins! I must have downloaded a dozen or more. I’m a WP newbie… so let’s see how long it takes for me to install them!


  9. A great list, Jayson. I’m off to check out some of your recommendations now!

  10. Peter Blake

    I may have missed something simple but I can’t find your list of plugins. Could you point me in the right directions please?

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  12. Connie

    I ended up here via Stumble Upon – have you updated the list or will you be?

    Thanks!

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