10 Common WordPress Plugin to get started with WP

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There are thousands of plugin in wordpress community and new plugins are comming day by day.Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything we can imagine.Here, I have collected some of the most common plugins to get started with wordpress from wordpress.org.

1. 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. Akismet is tightly integrated with WordPress itself, allowing for easy comment management. Every comment you get is sent through Akismet’s spam-detecting servers for community-based spam analysis.

2. Bad Behavior
Bad Behavior complements other link spam solutions by acting as a gatekeeper, preventing spammers from ever delivering their junk, and in many cases, from ever reading your site in the first place. This keeps your site’s load down, makes your site logs cleaner, and can help prevent denial of service conditions caused by spammers.

3. Subscribe to Comments
Help readers share, save, bookmark, and email posts and pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Delicious, and over 100 more social bookmarking and sharing sites. The button comes with AddToAny’s customizable Smart Menu, which places the services visitors use at the top of the menu, based on each visitor’s browsing and usage history.

4. WP FollowMe
WP FollowMe is a WordPress plugin that allow you to add a twitter “Follow me” badge on your WordPress blog. This is one of the most recent plugins from the list, with the increasing numbers of tools twitter related, this plugin has become a must have. A simple badge with great customization options. Great if you want to get more followers, as we all want. (follow me).

5. Google Analytics for WordPress
The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin automatically tracks and segments all outbound links from within posts, comment author links, links within comments, blogroll links and downloads. It also allows you to track AdSense clicks, add extra search engines, track image search queries and it will even work together with Urchin.

6. 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. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.

7. WordPress Related Posts
When a visitor finds your website via a search engine or other website, they’re often there for a reason. They want to find out about a particular topic of interest. Related Posts makes life easier on your visitors by showing them other posts you’ve written on the subject. This greatly increases the chance that a visitor will stick around browsing your blog, and is perfect for existing visitors to find out your past thoughts on a particular subject.

8. Popularity Contest
Popularity Contest keeps a count of your post, category and archive views, comments, trackbacks, etc. and uses them to determine which of your posts are most popular. There are numerical values assigned to each type of view and feedback; these are used to create a ‘popularity score’ for each post.
The values assigned to each view and feedback type are editable and can be changed at any time. When you change any of these values, the ‘popularity score’ for all posts are updated immediately to reflect the new values.

9. WordPress Automatic Online Backup
You can prevent loss of data using a automated backup of your blog database. You create a free account on http://www.wordpressbackup.com (wpb), connect your blog with the wbp via a key.

Your data will be backed up every few hours in a sql-export format, compatible with phpMyAdmin or any other software that lets you run sql queries on MySQL servers.

10. WP Greet Box
This plugin lets you show a different greeting message to your new visitors depending on their referrer url. For example, when a Digg user clicks through from Digg, they will see a message reminding them to digg your post if they like it. Another example, when a visitor clicks through from Twitter, they will see a message suggesting them to twit the post and follow you on Twitter. You can also set a default greeting message for new visitors (not matching any referrer URLs) suggesting them to subscribe to your RSS feed.

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