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Top Plugins for WordPress

Frequently people asked me what plugins i use on my WordPress websites.

So i gather here on SilentBits the top best WordPress plugins.

Akismet – Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. The best anti spam plugin for WordPress. It just works.

Ultimate Tag Warrior – Best Tag system for WordPress. You can use categories and tag system on one website which is very cool.

Exec-PHP – Execute PHP code in posts or static pages. When this plugin is on you can add php code to static pages or even posts.

Google Sitemaps – This generator will create a Google compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog.

No Ping Wait – Speeds up posting by moving generic pings to execute-pings.php.

PXS Mail Form – Creates a mail form with multipart verification, various messages and an auto redirect on successful send. It is much more easy to contact with website author.

SpotMilk – SpotMilk is the admin theme for WordPress 2.0. It makes wp-admin panel much nicer.

Super Archive – Implements a dynamic archive, the best archives system i know.

SRG Clean Archives – Super clean archive. Very simple and useful.

WP lightbox 2 – Overlay images on the current page for WordPress. You can turn it on and all images are now working with it.

fQuick – Sidenotes, short notes for WordPress. You can place it for example in sidebar.

CG-FlashyTitles – Implementation of sIFR 2.0 Flash-based – Nice graphical flash titles for WP. Very easy to install.

flickrRSS – Integrate the photos from a flickr rss feed into your site. Show flickr photos on your website.

Feedburner Feed Replacement – Forwards all feed traffic to Feedburner while creating a randomized feed for Feedburner to pull from.

Gravatars – Add gravatar support to WP. Administrative interface to control default gravatar options.

Get Recent Comments – Display the most recent comments or trackbacks with your own formatting in the sidebar or where you want.

WP Paginate – Create pagination for pages. It is the best plugin for that makes navigation easy with many static pages.

wp-notable – Add social bookmark links such as digg or to each blog entry

Adsense-Deluxe – Support for AdSense ads. You can even add ads to posts.

I know there are many plugins for WordPress and this is only my list gathered from several websites.

You can also read this article:
6 free gold tricks to make your WordPress better.

All this to make WP the best platform for our websites.


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59 Responses to “Top Plugins for WordPress”

  1. 1 Jason Brown Jun 27th, 2006 at 4:58 am

    You should try my WordPress SEO plugin at my site, it will help improve your SEO efforts for WordPress 2.0 powered blogs.

  2. 2 CoXis Jun 27th, 2006 at 11:45 am

    Ok i’ve added your plugin for test.
    I also have a nice title tag content:
    < ?php wp_title(' '); ?>< ?php if(wp_title(' ', false)) { ?> | < ?php } ?> | Best WordPress themes, WordPress News, WP, Design, WeBlog, CSS, XHTML, WebDesign, Themes, Graphic, Desktops

  3. 3 Ferdinand Jun 29th, 2006 at 1:27 am

    the Super Archive Link isn’t working and I can’t find it on the net. Do you have the correct address?

  4. 4 Jorgeq Jun 29th, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    I wasn’t aware of about 6 of these great WP-plugins, so thanks for this informative list!

  5. 5 Ivan Minic Jun 29th, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    Great list mate!

  6. 6 Lautreamont Jul 6th, 2006 at 1:15 pm

    Very good plugin collection.

  7. 7 cameron Aug 3rd, 2006 at 11:15 pm

    nice liat. thanks

  8. 8 Rihanna Aug 5th, 2006 at 3:21 am

    Excellent post. Im going to try a few plugins.

  9. 9 Lewis Aug 15th, 2006 at 12:04 pm

    Hey hows it going

    Im looking to install some extra plugins for my blog, but thought id ask for advice first,…

    I want a photo gallery for my site… The images which i upload to and feed the url of the image into the gallery plugin,

    i want most recent image and random image to be displayed as thumbnails in the sidebar,,,

    also, as an extra page i want photos, which would contain albums with details of the album… then also those albums would contain specific photos…

    i dont want to upload all my fotos to my site, instead just to feed the url into it…

    what do you recomend?

    please email me back :)


  10. 10 CoXis Aug 15th, 2006 at 3:46 pm

    Well i am not a expert in photos for WordPress.
    For sidebar images you can use flickr and check out this plugin: for example.
    Sorry but i don’t use photo galleries.

  11. 11 milo Aug 25th, 2006 at 7:33 am

    Nice list, some of them i use too, but the social bookmarks with icons seems out of age…

  12. 12 Stahn Sep 8th, 2006 at 12:18 pm

    CoXis, can you give me some light on this subject?

    I don’t see too much the point of using Ultimate Tag Warrior, I like the idea of using categories as tags much more, mainly because it’s already on the WP install. Of course, if you use categories also, well, you have to install some type of tagging plugin.

    So, what are the main reasons for using UTW and not categories?

  13. 13 Peter Sep 8th, 2006 at 12:41 pm

    No, you got me wrong. The best way is to use categories and tagging system. It is all for Google and other search engines and it works :)

  14. 14 Peter Sep 17th, 2006 at 12:40 pm

    When i sit later to computer i email you this plugin :)

    Now i need to get better after yesterday….

  15. 15 jeri Sep 19th, 2006 at 10:19 pm

    nice plugin…

  16. 16 Marieke Hensel Oct 10th, 2006 at 4:48 pm

    Thanks for the list, I am going to implement some on my site.

    Do add the networking plugin as well. Where you can easily link to all your profiles on the different networking websites, like LinkedIn, OpenBC, Ecademy, and many more. Real fun to know if you can look someone up on any of the platforms you are on.

  17. 17 Peter Oct 10th, 2006 at 9:14 pm

    Thanks Marieke for good words :)

    The plugin you provide link to is also very nice.

  18. 18 ngkong Nov 2nd, 2006 at 7:33 pm

    hi peter. about no-wait-ping plugin, the download site is down. would you like to send me a copy for this plugin? pleaseeeeee…….. i can’t found anywhere. thx

  19. 19 Richard Dec 1st, 2006 at 5:16 pm

    Here’s an easy to use plugin for adding GoStats webtracking to your blog:

  20. 20 danmilward Dec 13th, 2006 at 2:14 am

    Hey guys. What about WP e-commerce – don’t forget us. A wordpress site isnt a site without a working wordpress shopping cart 😉

  21. 21 May Jan 16th, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Hi to everyone! Do you know a plugin named: “sociable” ? Is like “wp-notable” but with more options.

  22. 22 Peter Jan 17th, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    Yee i see it. It is very good, there are many plugins like “wp-notable� but i think this one fits my need in 100%.

  23. 23 raman Mar 15th, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    thx for nice information

  24. 24 Steve Mills Mar 28th, 2007 at 10:00 am

    Thanks for your comprehensive list of top plugins and including SpotMilk! We just recently we came across a relatively new contact form plugin: cforms which going forward will be a standard in our client projects, it’s a very universal and powerful contact form plugin!

  25. 25 Nikolas Ehrenberg Jun 8th, 2007 at 8:55 am

    Test my plugin to build into blog’s sidebar own software shop. Easy to use, no registration need.

  26. 26 razvanr Jul 18th, 2007 at 2:03 pm


    For all you guys out there supporting video content, you can now monetize it free with the NoPrimeTime wordpress plugin. You can also crosspromote your sites if you lack advertisers.

    The plugin can be found here:

  27. 27 Vic Aug 3rd, 2007 at 4:11 am

    Thanks for such a great list of plugins, this list are so helpful for the new guy.



  28. 28 Trive Oct 21st, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    WP commerce is a scam operation. Makes you pay for a cart that doesn’t work, just look at their forums

  29. 29 Apr 10th, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    thanks for this list of top wordpress plugin.

    any others social bookmark plugin? 😉

  30. 30 Jason D Jun 24th, 2008 at 1:22 am

    I found a great plugin I use on my site: TreeMagic Cypress by AmbientWebs. Basically it allows you to double-click any word on your site and get a drop-down list. From the list, you can select the definition for the word, search it on Google, or any other query that you can possibly think of.

  31. 31 Peter Jun 24th, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Thx for info :)

  32. 32 Andrew Sep 10th, 2008 at 11:18 am


    I just write a new plugin WP Widget Cache, which can cache the output of your blog widgets. I think it will significantly reduce your server usage, especially when Google is crawling your site.

    Will you please have a try, and add it to this list. Thanks very much.

    Here’s the plugin url:

  33. 33 Peter Sep 11th, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Tnx for info about that and hope it work good, personally i don’t use widgets, old school guy.

  34. 34 James Rosenstein Nov 10th, 2008 at 3:09 am

    check out the swear/profanity filter plugin WebPurify

  35. 35 Nina Wegner Feb 14th, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Please, can you PM me and tell me few more thinks about this, I am really fan of your blog…

  36. 36 Steffie Seidel Feb 14th, 2009 at 12:27 am

    As a Newbie, I am always searching online for articles that can help me. Thank you

  37. 37 Roni Mar 1st, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Here’s another one you might want to check out – Kaltura’s new All-in-one Video plugin for WordPress.

    This is not just another video embed tool, bloggers can upload, import and edit videos in any blog post, and allow readers to post video comments and participate in collaborative videos. You can download it free from –

    You can see a sample of what it looks like on our corporate blog: or read more at

  38. 38 Rich Gubby Aug 25th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Hi – some good suggestions for plugins there – definitely a few new ones to try.

    I’d like to suggest a plugin I’ve written for inclusion in your next list though – it’s called the Wapple Architect Mobile Plugin for WordPress and it mobilizes your blog. It makes sure your blog works on every single device, from a WML phone to a brand new swanky phone with XHTML. Images are dynamically resized and you get the option to really customize your blog any way you want.

    In addition, you can upload mobile logos and style your site so the mobile version matches the website and you retain your brand identity.

    If you fancy giving it a go, the URL is – it’d be great to hear some feedback!

    If you need any help setting it up or would like any assistance enhancing your mobile blog, get in touch over at and I’ll do my best to lend a hand!

  39. 39 Peter Aug 25th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    @Rich Gubby write some good text about your plugin because it looks promising and i try to make a post about it on my blog

  40. 40 Stas Dec 28th, 2009 at 10:11 am

    I suggest to use free PHP IDE Codelobster PHP Edition with special WordPress plug-in.

  41. 41 Nimit Kashyap Feb 6th, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Very useful Post! really helped me out! hope to check more out soon

  42. 42 Liongress Feb 18th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Hi, I found another cool flash photo galleries plugin for WordPress. Named GRAND Flash Album Gallery – multi category flash skin based photo gallery with powerful admin. I used it in my blog. There are so many different settings. You can adjust the color scheme for your blog as you wish. There are many different skins. You can present your photo gallery in a wonderful way, there is a full-screen mode. This is a very cool plugin.

  43. 43 Peter Feb 19th, 2010 at 9:59 am

    @Liongress COOL plugin for sharing photos , tnx for info !

  44. 44 nsp-code Sep 25th, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Absolutelly you’re missing from the list the Post Types Order, it allow a post types ordering, something like what PostMash

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