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Top 10 Most Popular WordPress Plugins

Top 10 Most Popular WordPress PluginsAre you using WordPress Plugins? If you are then good for you, but if you are not using WordPress Plugins, then you are really missing out on a lot of good and fun tools that could simplify your life. WordPress Plugins can simplify your life by helping you promote your blog faster, easier, and more efficient. Usually people go and find external sources to improve the functionality of their WordPress Blog, but why do that when there are so many Free, Useful, and very Beneficial Plugins. Some people might say that they don’t know where and how to start looking for the right Plugin for their blog. Well, that is why I decided to tell you about these Top Ten Most Popular WordPress Plugins. As of today June 3rd, 2010 These WordPress Plugins were the Top Ten Most Popular out of all the Plugins that the WordPress has. So, if you don’t know what plugins to consider for your WordPress Blog, then please do take some time to look through these top ten plugins that I have picked out for you.

— 1st Plugin…
Name: Akismet
Last Updated: 6-2-2010
Total Downloads: 341,161
Average Rating: 4 Stars
Description: Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.

— 2nd Plugin…
Name: Google XML Sitemaps
Last Updated: 5-29-2010
Total Downloads: 3,756,641
Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
Description: This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.

–3rd Plugin…
Name: All in One SEO Pack
Last Updated: 6-3-2010
Total Downloads: 5,075,405
Average Rating: 4 Stars
Description: Automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization – SEO). Very Good list of Features, follow its link to see it all.

–4th Plugin…
Name: Contact Form 7
Last Updated: 5-25-2010
Total Downloads: 1,918,656
Average Rating: 4 Stars
Description: Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible. Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

–5th Plugin…
Name: Google Analyticator
Last Updated: 5-27-2010
Total Downloads: 887,738
Average Rating: 4 Stars
Description: Google Analyticator adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytics logging on any WordPress blog. This eliminates the need to edit your template code to begin logging. Google Analyticator also includes several widgets for displaying Analytics data in the admin and on your blog. Very Good list of Features, follow its link to see it all.

–6th Plugin…
Name: SexyBookmarks
Last Updated: 5-28-2010
Total Downloads: 304,878
Average Rating: 4 Stars
Description: Though the name may be a little “edgy” for some, SexyBookmarks has proven time and time again to be an extremely useful and successful tool in getting your readers to actually submit your articles  to numerous social bookmarking sites. Our sole aim was to stray away from the “in the box” thinking behind most social bookmarking plugins, and add a little flair that would entice your readers, rather than deterring them with microscopic icons that get lost in pages heavy laden with content. Huge list of Social Sites.

–7th Plugin…
Name: WPtouch iPhone Theme
Last Updated: 5-21-2010
Total Downloads: 819,672
Average Rating: 4 Stars
Description: WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application-style theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects, when viewed from an iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini, Palm Pre and BlackBerry Storm mobile devices. The admin panel allows you to customize many aspects of its appearance, and deliver a fast, user-friendly and stylish version of your site to iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Palm Pre and BlackBerry Storm visitors, without modifying a single bit of code (or affecting) your regular desktop theme. The theme also includes the ability for your visitors to easily switch between the WPtouch view and your site’s regular theme.

–8th Plugin…
Name: Fast and Secure Contact Form
Last Updated: 5-30-2010
Total Downloads: 290,532
Average Rating: 5 Stars
Description: Fast and Secure Contact Form for WordPress. This contact form lets your visitors send you a quick E-mail message. Blocks all common spammer tactics. Spam is no longer a problem. Includes a CAPTCHA and Akismet support. Additionally, the plugin has a multi-form feature, optional extra fields, and an option to redirect visitors to any URL after the message is sent. Does not require JavaScript. Huge list of Features, follow its link to see it all.

–9th Plugin…
Name: NextGEN Gallery
Last Updated: 4-11-2010
Total Downloads: 1,886,577
Average Rating: 4 Stars
Description: NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a Flash slideshow option. Before I start writing the plugin I study all photo and picture plugins for WordPress, I figure out that some of them are really good and well designed, but I missed a simple and easy administration back end to handle multiple photos, galleries and albums. Huge list of Features, follow its link to see it all.

–10th Plugin…
Name: Post videos and photo galleries
Last Updated: 6-2-2010
Total Downloads: 272,576
Average Rating: 4 Stars
Description: Post your videos and photo galleries/flash slideshows easily and in seconds. One professional plugin handles all your multimedia needs for Free.

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One Response to "Top 10 Most Popular WordPress Plugins"

  1. Tempter says:

    Note: that I was using the All in One SEO Pack and I love it a lot… Also, after writing this article I became interested in most of these too myself :)

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