20 Most Popular WordPress Plugins
We all know that one of the advantage of using WordPress as a blogging client is its free plugins. Plugins are installed and applied to extend the usage of WordPress to almost anything you can imagine and they are pretty simple to customize.
Regardless you want to beautify your blog or optimize its search engine ranking, WordPress plugins can help you to achieve the blue sky without bells and whistles.
Here’s 20 most popular WordPress plugins which I found in WordPress.org. In case you are not aware of these plugins, each of them has been downloaded averagely 100,000++. Detail next!
All In One SEO Pack optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engine (SEO) by optimizing your titles, META tags, avoid duplicate content and etc.
All Time Downloads: 602,176
Akismet is a highly recommended plugin that helps you to filter your comments with Akismet web service to see if they’re spam.
All Time Downloads: 502,666
Upgrade the WordPress to the latest version has never been so easy if you use WordPress Automatic Upgrade. It allows an user to upgrade the WordPress automatically within 5 steps.
All Time Downloads: 121,075
Google XML Sitemaps creates a Google sitemap compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog. You sitemap will be updated whenever you edit or create a new post.
All Time Downloads: 464,989
CForms allows you to create a highly customizable and powerful form. It covers a variety of use cases from attachments to multi form management.
All Time Downloads: 220,707
WP Super Cache helps to generate static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. A HTML file will be served for a page instead of heavier WordPress PHP scripts.
All Time Downloads: 103,458
WordPress.com Stats will begin collecting information about your blog’s pageviews, popular post, popular pages, traffic sources, click area and duration.
All Time Downloads: 318,106
All Time Downloads: 283,906
WP-Polls enables you to create a poll from customizable templates, css styles and tons of options.
All Time Downloads: 109,590
ShareThis offers a quick, user friendly and unobtrusive method for users to share your post with many social bookmarking sites or to send your post to a friend via email, AIM, Facebook or MySpace.
All Time Downloads: 91,077
This plugin lets you backup your core WordPress database tables easily.
All Time Downloads: 94,635
Viper’s Video Quicktags
A new button will be generated by this plugin in your write screen and allows you to paste the URL of a video instead of copying and pasting the embed HTML from sites like YouTube.
All Time Downloads: 84,692
AdSense Manager is a WordPress plugin for managing AdSense ads on your blog. It generates code automatically and allows positioning with Widgets.
All Time Downloads: 105,596
PodPress adds tons of features designed to make WordPress the ideal platform for hosting a podcast.
All Time Downloads: 147,067
Sidebar widgets allows you to relocate things around, up and down in your sidebar easily.
All Time Downloads: 169,536
This plugin shows an excerpts of the latest comments in your sidebar. You can customize its appearance as in ranges from the number of comments, the length of the excerpts up to the html layout.
All Time Downloads: 90,290
Simple Tags is the successor of Simple Tagging Plugin This is THE perfect tool to manage perfeclty your WP 2.3 and 2.5 tags
All Time Downloads: 99,893
This plugin allows commenters to sign up for e-mail notification of subsequent entries.
All Time Downloads: 93,032
Events-Calendar is a diverse replacement for the original calendar included with WordPress adding many useful functions to keep track of your events.
All Time Downloads: 74,493
This plugin adds 15 plugins to TinyMCE: Advanced hr, Advanced Image, Advanced Link, Context Menu, Emotions (Smilies), Date and Time, IESpell, Layer, Nonbreaking, Print, Search and Replace, Style, Table, Visual Characters and XHTML Extras.
All Time Downloads: 73,890
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