I have earlier posted about Some must have WordPress Plugins. In this post I will recommend some more plugins that may be useful for you. Since this is not a must have list, You may may not need some plugins. You will also see some plugins that have same features, you should choose either.
1. Defensio Antispam: Defensio is probably a less popular plugin. But it is one of the most powerful tool. It has some better plan and prices in compared to Akismet. If you have five employee and posts less than 25000/month and don’t want to pay, choose this one. You may customize level and stats of your Antispam account. This type of feature is not available in Akismet and Typepad.
I have tried this plugin for this blog when some spams are not filtered by Typepad Antispam. Believe me it is working good and current success rate is 95.37%. So try it. You may download this plugin form WordPress.org. I will write a separate post for this plugin.
I am using this plugin and no need to switch to Akismet .
Typepad-Antispam: This is another Akismet alternative and widely used since this is free and open source project from SixApart. But it is not powerful as Akismet or Defensio, So I have switched to free account of Defensio.
2. Google Analytics for WordPress: If you wish to get more stat about your blog there is another choice to switch to Google Analytics, try this plugin. This plugin is developed by SEO guru Joost de Valk.
4. Comment e-mail verification: It is also one of the option you may follow to reduce spams. This plugin enables you to verify the commentator’s email.
5. CommnetLuv: It offers your commentator to add a link to their last post of the url provided, if any.
6 WP Super Cache: WP-Cache is the most downloaded cache plugin and works best. But not recommended Hyper Cache for shared hosting. If you have a lot of traffic but have no cdn, Hyper cache will work better on shared hosting environment.
7 Google XML Sitemaps: This is a great plugin for generating xml sitemaps. If you have a WordPress plugin that can not generate sitemaps, You should rely on this plugin. This is most used WordPress plugin to generate sitemaps.
8 WP Greet Box: This plugin lets you show a different greeting message to your new visitors depending on their referrers url. For example, when somebody comes from digg.com he or she will be welcomed as digg user and asked to digg the post if they like it.
9 WordPress Popular Posts: WordPress Popular Posts is a highly customizable sidebar widget that displays the most popular posts on your blog. You can use it as a template tag, too!
10 Broken Link Checker: It is another great plugin to improve your site ranking by removing 404 pages. this plugin will automatically check all your links at regular interval of time.
11 SI CAPTCHA Anti Spam is a light weight tool to generate CAPTCHA with some good feature like CAPTCHA for login, register, and making comment. this is great tool to reduce your spam count. Since this do not required any off domain lookup so better for SEO.
12 wp-reCaptcha: This is powered by Google reCaptcha and most used CAPTCHA beside SI captcha. You need keys from Google to use the service and so more reliable but it my increase your page load time.
13 Disqus Comments: This is another 3rd party tool and most famous platform to handle comments. It is also used by Mashable and Techcrunch. You may customize your comment form layout and modify without any headache.
14 Sociable: It is a lightweight plugin to add official plugins to your WordPress blog without modifying a single code of your theme. You may also customize the color of the sociable box and customize button for each post.
The list is still incomplete and I will include some more plugins in next post and will discuss SEO plugin also.
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