WordPress Plugins

How to choose and add WordPress Plugins. How to use the WordPress Plugin Directory. Plugins I suggest: Akismet for comment spam, Google Analytics for WordPress, easily hooks WordPress to Google Analytics. All In One SEO Pack – the changes WordPress should make. Google XML Sitemaps — creates a google sitemap, important for SEO. Fast Secure Contact Form — allows visitors to send you email. ShareThis — social sharing buttons in many different iterations. W3 Total Cache — creates flat (not dynamic) files. Disqus Comment System — Replaces wordPress comment system with more socially-aware system. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin — shows related posts from your blog. WP-DB-Backup — backs up your WordPress database. Smart YouTube — easily insert YouTube videos. Exclude Pages from Navigation — allows you to remove pages from your nav bar. AskApache Password Protect — adds level of protection for passwords. Dynamic Content Gallery — Creates a dynamic image gallery. FD Feedburner Plugin — redirects all feeds to a Feedburner feed. Featured Content Gallery — creates a rotating image gallery. Twitter Tools — integrates your blog with Twitter. WordPress Firewall — blocks suspicious-looking requests to WordPress. WP Facebook Like — Puts a Like button on posts. WP Security Scan — performs a security scan of your WordPress installation. WP iPhone Theme — formats your site with a mobile theme. These plugins cover traffic builder, traffic monitoring, traffic generator