8 plugins that you must install in a fresh WordPress installation
I’ve been messing lately a lot with DIY Powder‘s WordPress backend & theme. After apas.gr & DIY Powder, I’ve figured out some essential plugins that are a “must” for every fresh WordPress installation.
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Out-of-the-box SEO settings for your WordPress blog. There’s also a Pro version, but the free is rocking itself.
The most flexible, yet extremely simple (can’t be simpler than that) Contact Form there is out there.
This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics, as well as automatic clickout and download tracking to your WordPress blog.
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog. Works perfectly for Google Webmaster Tools.
Adds extended search functionality for to search all context, not only titles or tags without editing any PHP template file.
Automatically add links on your posts, pages and RSS feed to your favorite social bookmarking sites. Very simple & CSS customizable.
Allows readers to receive notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry.
Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks. Requires a WordPress.com API key, which you can get at WordPress.com.
I’m going to write another one list which will feature some more complicated or more advanced plugins soon.
Am I missing something? Would you recommend something else? Comment below!