We like WordPress. Aside from it being user friendly, powerful, flexible, and SEO optimized, it also has almost as many plugins as the iPhone has apps. Well maybe that’s not quite true, but here are some of our favorite plugins.
Akismet – Akismet allows you to check your comments easily and quickly against their web service to see if they are spam.
Google XML Sitemaps – This will genrate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines better index your website.
WP SuperCache – This plugin creates static html files from your WordPress website to serve, instead of much heavier and larger PHP scripts. This makes for extremely fast page caching and a more responsive site. Traffic bursts that would normally cause a crash are easily handled by WP Super Cache.
HeadSpace 2 – This SEO plugin does it all and is very powerful. It handles tagging posts, meta data, titles, and descriptions.
WordPress Automatic Upgrade – You’ve got to take the good with the bad, and WordPress likes update their software. As some of you may know it can be a huge pain to update your WP version everytime they change something. WordPress Automatic Update allows you to upgrade with just a few clicks.
TweetMeme Button – This plugin allows your users to easily tweet about what’s on your site.
Action PopUp – This is an awesome WordPress tool for finding subscribers and building your email marketing list.
Contact Form 7 – Easily add contact forms to your site.
Disqus Comment System -This is a great plugin for any blog or website with social interaction. It takes commenting to a new level, allowing you to create a blog that integrates the top social media platforms seamlessly. Disqus helps your content go viral by using Facebook connect, letting visitors post their comment on their FB wall, showing all their friends what they found.
MobilePress – With mobile web browsing becoming larger by the day, you want to make sure your site is compatible and fast for the iPhone or droid. This plugin makes your website smart phone friendly to keep them coming back for more.
SEO Slugs -This plugin optimizes your site’s URLs for better search results.
Pretty Link -With Pretty Link you no longer have to build redirects or upload tons of PHP files. This plugin quickly and easily cloaks your affiliate links. You can share and track any URL on the internet from your site with Pretty Link. It will track each hit and give you an in-depth report on click stats.
Feedburner – This plugin redirects the main feed and optionally the comments will feed easily and transparently to feedburner.com
Popularity Contest – Want to know which of your posts are getting the most traffic? Install this plugin.
SexyBookmarks -Your users can quickly and easily share their posts on all the popular social media sites with this plugin.
Search Unleashed -This plugin extends the standard WordPress search to include data from posts, pages, comments, meta data, and even data inserted by plugins.