6 Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Blog

By on Dec 13, 2010 in Wordpress Plugins |

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Here is a quick guide to 6 essential plugins for every wordpress blog These plugins greatly increase the power of WordPress in several important areas.
WordPress Plugins
AkismetProvides superior anti-spam protection with customizable moderation functionality. Akismet is included with all selfhosted installations of Word- Press, but you need to sign up for a free account at WordPress.com to obtain the activation key.

WP DB Manager Robust database management from within the Word-Press Admin area. Database Manager makes it easy to backup, optimize, repair, and perform many other administrative tasks with your database.

All-in-One SEO Pack or Headspace2 Either of these plugins equips Word- Press with much-needed SEO functionality, including everything from advanced meta configuration and canonical URLs to custom descriptions, keywords, and page titles.
allinone seo pack
WP Super Cache Boosts the performance of your site with powerful caching functionality. Works by generating static HTML files from your dynamic Word-Press blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.

Google XML Sitemaps This plugin will create a Google sitemaps-compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog. It supports all of the WordPress generated pages as well as custom ones. Everytime you edit or create a post, your sitemap is updated and all major search engines that support the sitemap protocol, like ASK.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO, are notified about the update.
google xml sitemaps
Subscribe to Comments Subscribe to Comments is a robust plugin that enables commentators to sign up for e-mail notification of subsequent comments.The plugin includes a full-featured subscription manager that your commentators can use to unsubscribe to certain posts, block all notifications, or even change their notification e-mail address. More info here.