I am always looking at new and old plugins. Trying to find some useful plugins and some fun plugins – and ALWAYS having to go back to a bunch of different sites that I manage – just to see what plugins I put in place for myself or a client.
I thought it was time I made a list and kept it up to date. So here is a list of a few plugins I use regularly. I hope you find them of use.
SEO / Analytics
Multi Keyword Statistics – SEO Plugin This SEO plugin checks the content of posts/pages for the keyword density (single/phrases) while writing and is automatically setting the META-tags.
This Plugin Dynamically choose an old post and reset the publication date to the latest. And Promote older posts back to front page and RSS feed.
This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics to your WordPress blog, adding lots of features, eg. custom variables and automatic clickout and download tracking.
Of course Wishlist Member takes the cake as the BEST membership plugin available – hands down.
Affiliate Marketing / Advertising
In a Nutshell… this sleek WordPress shopping cart plugin allows you to sell any form of digital products and services from your wordpress blog securely with complete automation.
The ‘WordPress Affiliate Platform’ is an easy to use WordPress plugin for affiliate recruitment, management and tracking that can be used on any WordPress blog/site.
A plugin for showcasing items from Amazon. Simply enter the ASIN/ISBN numbers of any products and optionally enter an Associate ID for earning commissions.
Easily manage 125×125 ads within your WordPress Dashboard.
Scrubs amazon links and replaces (or adds) the affiliate ID set in Amazon Aff options. IMPORTANT NOTE: the default affiliate ID is my affiliate ID. You MUST UPDATE THE AFFILIATE ID USING THE PLUGIN SETTINGS PAGE; otherwise any affiliate sales will be paid out to my account.
With multiple banners on a Ad zone, the banners will rotate automatically and if you want you can tracks the views and clicks. You can also show an empty slot on your Ad Zone with a link to your advertise page. This free WordPress plugin is released under a GPL license.
Updates Twitter when you create a new blog post or add to your blogroll using Cli.gs. With a Cli.gs API key, creates a clig in your Cli.gs account with the name of your post as the title.
Events Manager Fully featured event registration management including recurring events, locations management, calendar, Google map integration, booking management. I REALLY LIKE THIS ONE!!
Calendar Plus Edited Version by Paul Newman at http://webjunk.com to Support displaying calendar by Category. This plugin allows you to display a calendar of all your events and appointments as a page on your site.
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.
The Disqus comment system replaces your WordPress comment system with your comments hosted and powered by Disqus. Head over to the Comments admin page to set up your DISQUS Comment System.
Manage all your 301 redirects and monitor 404 errors
Good for one – five page sites or just squeeze pages
The WP PDF Stamper plugin allows you to dynamically stamp a PDF file with the customer’s details (e.g. name, email, address etc.) upon purchase.
PayPal Donation Button Free
‘WordPress Easy Paypal Payment or Donation Accept Plugin’ is an easy to use WordPress plugin to Accept Paypal payment for a service or a product or Donation in one click. Can be used in the sidebar, posts and pages.
Core Tweaks Free
SEO Automatic WordPress setup programmed by Heather Barger for Search Commander, Inc. It also extends the built-in features of WordPress menu management, an and combines several common plugins into one.
The following list is directly from website magazine’s article
WordPress Plugins with jQuery – Five To Know
WP Sponsor Flip Wall is a plugin using jQuery and CSS for creating boxes that flip when clicked by the user. The plugin provides administrators a way to upload and crop images, and add custom text for the reverse side of the image.
Announcement Bar is a very new plugin (just a few hundred downloads at the moment) that adds a jQuery file to WordPress that will position a fixed bar at the top of the browser screen (which can be used to show announcements) on each page load.
WD3K Ajax Sliding Contact Form positions a sliding contact form in the left border of a WordPress blog. The plugin contains client side validation and ajax powered mailing so no page refresh is required. Site administrators can configure form labels, error messages and form status messages.
ThumbSniper is a WordPress plugin that shows preview screenshots of hyperlinks as tooltips. The plugin can be configured to display a preview of all links or just external or specially marketed links.
Polaroid Gallery is a CSS3 and jQuery image gallery plugin which uses the WordPress media library. The plugin is used to overlay images that look like Polaroid pictures on the page or post. Using the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin, administrators can regenerate thumbnails for any images that have already been uploaded so the Polaroid overlay works.