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8 Great WordPress Plugins I’m Using

February 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

One of the first things I realized was that tylerwhitaker.com was pretty light on plugins. I have been running Akismet for spam (and it works great.) But the rest are new. If you know of any better plugins, please let me know.

Akismet
Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. You need a WordPress.com API key to use it. You can review the spam it catches under “Comments.” To show off your Akismet stats just put <?php akismet_counter(); ?> in your template. See also: WP Stats plugin. By Matt Mullenweg.

All in One SEO Pack
Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog. By uberdose.

Contextual Related Posts
Show last 5 contextually related posts on single blog posts, increase exposure By Mark Ghosh (LaughingLizard). I did some editing on this one so that it would work with my theme.

FeedBurner FeedSmith
Originally authored by Steve Smith, this plugin detects all ways to access your original WordPress feeds and redirects them to your FeedBurner feed so you can track every possible subscriber. By FeedBurner.

Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin will generate a sitemaps.org compatible sitemap of your WordPress blog which is supported by Ask.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO. By Arne Brachhold.

ShareThis
Let your visitors share a post/page with others. Supports e-mail and posting to social bookmarking sites. Questions on configuration, etc.? Make sure to read the README. By ShareThis and Crowd Favorite (crowdfavorite.com).

Twitter Tools
A complete integration between your WordPress blog and Twitter. Bring your tweets into your blog and pass your blog posts to Twitter. By Alex King. My Twitter account is tylerwhitaker come follow me when you get a chance.

What Would Seth Godin Do
Displays a custom welcome message to new visitors. By Richard K Miller. Richard is a good guy and I’m glad to support him and his plugin.

Tags: Internet Marketing · Plugins · SEO · Web 2.0 · WordPress

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Jurgen // Dec 3, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Hi Tyler, thanks for the list on WP plugins, some very handy ones in there.

    Purely because I have a little free time, I thought I’d share a note to let you know how I got to your blog (in line with the marketing category for this post).

    I frequently visit Tim Ferriss’s blog, and saw your comment there about his new TV show. I just clicked the title randomly – there wasn’t any reason behind it. After visitng your site, I clicked on the marketing link then saw you had a Twitter plugin for wordpress. Looked around and saw your recent Twitter posts, then saw the link to Tim’s tv show. That brought it around full-circle and made me interested enough to type this comment haha.

    I thought it would be interesting for you to know the path I took, as it could help us both understand online behaviour better. Anyways, thanks mate, looks like some useful information on your blog here. Will have a look around.

    Cheers

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