Easy availability of thousands of Plugins and support are one of the reason behind success of WordPress. In case if you find trouble with then don’t panic because there are hundred thousands of developers for your support via forums, blog posts. But wait, there are thousands of plugins in WordPress Plugin directory; Do you need them all? Simple answer is NO. The selection of plugin depends on the requirement of the project. For e.g; I use WP125 plugin for ads et cetera.
I am making a list of plugins that I use frequently in my most of the projects and recommend buyers to use.
Do you often hit by spam? No worries Akismet is a saviour. Akismet protects your site against comment spam. Activate this plugin and you won’t need to moderate or captcha your comment submissions. Akismet does 99% of the work for you. In order to make this plugin work, you need Akismet Key which is easily available.
2. All-in-One SEO for Search Engine Optimization
Permalink feature of WordPress makes itself SEO friendly platform. Similarly most WordPress themes are built in SEO friendly manner. But again it is better to use AIOSEO which gives complete control over meta tags and title of the page.
Almost all project needs contact forms, survey, input from reader; CForms makes life easier to integrate forms.
CformsII offers unparalleled flexibility in deploying contact forms across your blog. Features include: comprehensive SPAM protection, Ajax support, Backup & Restore, Multi-Recipients, Role Manager support, Database tracking and many more.
If you need to put advertisement widgets in your page then WP125 is an option for you. It supports an image ad of 125×125 px. The interface to manage ads is very clean and easy to understand. Further statistics about ads clicks can also be viewed. Its only drawback is; there’s no support for text ads and ads with other sizes.
DB is always the most important asset of your website. This little gem is amazing for backing up your website. It actually has quite a few functions that it can perform but perhaps it’s most impressive feature is it’s ability to email the entire WordPress databse to me every day.
6. WP Super Cache
This plugin generates static html files from your WordPress powered website. After a html file is generated then webserver will will serve that static file instead of processing the comparatively more heavier and expensive WordPress scripts. It reduces database connection overhead as well. So if you’re getting heavy traffic to your site; consider using this.
7. YARPP Related Posts – to increase Pageviews and guide readers for possible suggestion
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) automatically scout out other posts on your site that are related to the post being read. YARPP lists related posts at the end of the post being read.
There are many other plugins which are as better than the plugin I listed above.