Catch Internet has been working as the WordPress Expert from last 4 years. We as a team like to share our Top Ten WordPress Plugins on the basis of popularity, stability and usefulness:
- Akismet: 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. Great spam protection. It is a must for the wordpress site.
- WP Page Numbers: Since there is no good page navigation is WordPress default installation. I recommend this plugin. With page numbers instead of next and previous links users can easily navigate much quicker to the page they want. It is good for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) as well, because it creates a tighter inner link structure. Works with all well known browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Safari).
- IntenseDebate Comments: This is a complete solution for comment system in your site. IntenseDebate Comments enhance and encourage conversation on your blog or website. Custom integration with your WordPress admin panel makes moderation a piece of cake. Comment threading, reply-by-email, user accounts and reputations, comment voting, along with Twitter and friendfeed integrations enrich your readers’ experience and make more of the internet aware of your blog and comments which drives traffic to you!
- Breadcrumb NavXT : Breadcrumb NavXT, the successor to the popular WordPress plugin Breadcrumb Navigation XT, was written from the ground up to be better than its ancestor. This plugin generates locational breadcrumb trails for your WordPress blog. These breadcrumb trails are highly customizable to suit the needs of just about any blog. The Administrative interface makes setting options easy, while a direct class access is available for theme developers and more adventurous users. Do note that Breadcrumb NavXT requires PHP5.
- Sociable: Now there is a trend of sharing your site and content in various social networks and site. This plugin automatically add links to your favorite social bookmarking sites on your posts, pages and in your RSS feed. You can choose from 99 different social bookmarking sites! WordPress 2.6 or above is required, if you use an older version, please download this version, please keep in mind that version is not maintained.
- Google Sitemap Generator: How can I forget the Google XML Sitemap plugin. This plugin is must for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). 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.
- All in One SEO Pack: I love this plugin. Very easy to use and best for SEO. Optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization). For most of the site the basic version will work best but for advance uses you need to buy the pro version.
- Contact Form 7: Very simple, flexible and easy to use contact form for your wordpress site. 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. You can use Really Simple CAPTCHA plugin is not a strong captcha for advance protection but it is simple and easy to use captcha that goes well with Contact Form 7.
- NextGEN Gallery: Complete solution for your images. 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.
- W3 Total Cache : The fastest and most complete WordPress performance optimization plugin. Trusted by many popular sites like: mashable.com, smashingmagazine.com, makeuseof.com, kiss925.com, lockergnome.com, tutsplus.com, johnchow.com, ilovetypography.com, webdesignerdepot.com, pearsonified.com, css-tricks.com, yoast.com and others — W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your blog by improving your server performance, caching every aspect of your site, reducing the download time of your theme and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration.
5 Replies to “Top Ten WordPress Plugins by Catch Internet”
🙂 IntenseDebate recommended, Disqus actually used!
Nice catch…. Actually when I compare IntenseDebate and Disqus, both came at the same level… I give InteseDebate in recommendation as it is developed by Automattic. Also, when you host your site in WordPress VIP hosting, you will need IntenseDebate. So, for WordPress, IntenseDebate is recommended.
Good reply Sakin!
I appreciate with your top ten list. I used all this plugins that makes your work more easy, best and fast. I most like Plugin is Sociable.
Wow what an awesome collection of free WordPress plugins!!!
I really liked All in One SEO Pack and Contact form 7 and already downloaded it
for my website. I am a huge fan of WordPress and its themes as well plug-ins that’s
why I usually download free and premium themes and plug-ins from
nulledstylez(.)com and wordpress(.)org respectively.