Best WordPress Plugins for a new site..
For a site I’m finishing up right now, I went through my list of WordPress Plugins that are really nice “must haves” for a new website. Since I was documenting what I was recommending for the client, I figured I’d share it with you guys as well. There are tons of great plugins out there, but these are a few that provide some great value…
(I like this particular viewer best out of the ones I’ve tried)
|Redirects all feeds to a Feedburner feed
(Recommended for integrating feedburner)
|Display a set of manually selected related items with your posts
(I like that it lets you choose the posts that are ACTUALLY related!)
|Twitter for WordPress||Displays your public Twitter messages for all to read. Based on Pownce for WordPress by Cavemonkey50.
(Good basic integration.)
|Ultimate Google Analytics||Enable Google Analytics on your blog. Has options to also track external links, mailto links and links to downloads on your own site. Check http://www.oratransplant.nl/uga/#versions for version updates
(I like that it gives you a GA Dashboard on your WP Dashboard)
|Block comment spam without captcha.
(Simple and effective)
|Adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress blog.
(Very nice feature)
|Sociable||Automatically add links on your posts, pages and RSS feed to your favorite social bookmarking sites.|
|Exclude Pages from Navigation||Provides a checkbox on the editing page which you can check to exclude pages from the primary navigation. IMPORTANT NOTE: This will remove the pages from any “consumer” side page listings, which may not be limited to your page navigation listings.
(Not useful for all site, but really nice for the more complex ones.)
Got others? Let me know!