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My 10 Favorite WordPress Plugins

Here is a list of my top 10 favorite WordPress plugins.

1. SEO Pack

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/

“ONLY plugin to provide SEO Integration for WP e-Commerce sites”

“Automatically optimizes your titles for search engines”

“Generates META tags automatically”

“For beginners, you don’t even have to look at the options, it works out-of-the-box. Just install.”

2. Twitter-tools

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/twitter-tools/

“Twitter Tools is a plugin that creates a complete integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account.”

3. WP-db-backup

http://austinmatzko.com/wordpress-plugins/wp-db-backup/

“When having the database backup emailed or sent to your browser for immediate download, the backup file will be deleted from the server when the transfer is finished. Only if you select delivery method “Save to server” will the backup file remain on your server.”

4. Featured Content Gallery

http://www.featuredcontentgallery.com/

“Featured Content Gallery is a WordPress plugin by iePlexus that creates an automated rotating image gallery of your posts or pages for use anywhere within your theme.”

“Choose to automate the plugin and simply add a custom field to each post or page you want to display and the gallery will show the image, an auto-generated thumbnail in the upper carousel, and the title and first few lines of page/post text. Advanced options allow inclusion of custom thumbnail images, text, gallery styles and transitions.”

5. Members Only

http://www.memberwing.com/software/wordpress-membership-site-plugin-memberwing/

“SEO (Search Engine) Optimized from the ground up. Allows you to use teasers (short snippets of text) visible to anyone, including search engines, while keeping your main contents protected and accessible only to members. This feature helps your membership site to be found by prospects on all search engines.”

“Digital Content Download Protection. Protects your files against unauthorized downloads due to link sharing and link “guessing”. No more problems with link sharing!”

“No site redesign or any changes are necessary – you may add it to already existing blog or brand new site.”

6. WordPress File Monitor

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-file-monitor/

“Monitors your WordPress installation for added/deleted/changed files. When a change is detected an email alert can be sent to a specified address.”

7. PageMash

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/pagemash/

“Customise the order your pages are listed in and manage the parent structure with this simple ajax drag-and-drop administrative interface with an option to toggle the page to be hidden from output. Great tool to quickly re-arrange your page menus.”

8. Simple Press Forum

http://simple-press.com/

“Simple:Press is a feature rich forum plugin for WordPress. It fully integrates into your WP based site utilising the same user records and database and displaying on a single WP page.” “Through it’s powerful and flexible permissions system it is suitable for those who wish to run private, specialist forums with invited members but is equally able to accommodate open, public forums that allow guest posting.”

9. BuddyPress

http://buddypress.org/

“BuddyPress was conceived in 2008 while working to add social networking features to a WordPress MU powered site. The first official stable release was in May 2009. The platform has grown and morphed considerably since then, into the dynamic, easily extensible package you see today.”

“Just like its parent project WordPress, BuddyPress is a completely open source endeavor. Everything from the core code, to the documentation, themes and plugin extensions are all built by the BuddyPress community. This means anyone can help the project by contributing their time and knowledge.”  Source: http://buddypress.org/about/story/

10. Contact Form 7

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

“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.”

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