WordPress Plugin List

WordPress Plugins extend the flexibility of WordPress to new levels of richness. Listed below are some of the most useful plugins that any WordPress administrator should consider installing.

All of these plugins work for WordPress 2.0.4 and above.

Most plugin version numbers were correct at time of posting. Please click on any plugin name or Author name to be taken to their plugin homepage to read more on the specific plugin and to get the latest release.

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WordPress Plugin Database



WordPress Plugin Name + Version
WordPress Plugin Description

Adsense-Deluxe 0.8
Place Google AdSense ads in your WordPress Posts. Requires WordPress 1.5 or higher. By Acme Technologies.

Adsense Injection 1.9
Inserts Adsense into your blog without a log of mucking around. By Dax “The Hammer” Herrera.

Advanced WYSIWYG Editor 0.2
Adds more styling options to the WYSIWYG post editor. By Assaf Arkin.

Akismet 2.0
Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. By Matt Mullenweg.

Backlinks 1.0a
Backlinks makes a nice graph that shows how your number of inbound links (backlinks) grow. By Gustaf Dymov.

Bad Behavior 2.0.10
Deny automated spambots access to your PHP-based Web site. By Michael Hampton.

Bunny’s Technorati Tags 0.5
Allows easy addition to a post of a space-separated list of tags which can be displayed with adequate Technorati links in the template. Can display keywords instead if no tags are available. By Stephanie Booth.

Buy Me a Beer 1.3
Allow your blog visitors to buy you a beer by sending you money through PayPal. A special BlogClout plugin By Sherief Mursyidi.

Captcha From ProtectWebForm 1.0.1
This plugin protects WP comment form with captcha from protectwebform.com, which is implemented as smart captcha (read: http://www.protectwebform.com/smartcaptcha/) and has audio support and reload image link. By Oleg from ProtectWebFrom.

Category LiveBookmarks Plus 1.3.3
CLB seamlessly generates a customizable set of contextually relevant “autodiscovery” category feed links. Automatically creates a user-specified set of category feed links in the document head, as well as an optional set of category feed links that may be called from anywhere within the document body. By Perishable @ Monzilla Media [monzilla.biz].

Contact Form ][ 2.0.12
Contact Form ][ is a drop-in form that allows site visitors to contact you. It can be implemented easily (via QuickTags) within any post or page. This version is *specifically* for WordPress 2.0 only. Original code derived from Ryan Duff’s WP-ContactForm plugin. By Chip Cuccio.

Count comments 0.4
Count comments By Martijn van der Kwast. Dagon Design Sitemap Generator 3.04 Generates a fully customizable sitemap By Aleister.

Diagnosis 1.2.1
Add a debugging page at Dashboard >> Diagnosis By Niklas Lindblad.

Digital Fingerprint Beta 0.1
This plugin enables you to easily and quickly search the web for potential cases of plagiarism and content theft. It works by adding a customizable “digital fingerprint” to your RSS feed in posts that you select. You can then easily monitor the blogosphere for your digital fingerprint in the hopes of finding potential content thieves and scrapers abusing your content. By Kirk Montgomery.

EmailShroud 1.0.1
Prevents email address harvesting by replacing mailto: references in anchor tags with obfuscated form. By Somethinkodd.com Development Team.

email users 2.1
Allows the administrator to send an e-mail to the blog users. Credits to Catalin Ionescu who gave me some ideas for the plugin and has made a similar plugin. This plugin is using PhpMailer. Bug reports and corrections by Cyril Crua and Pokey By Vincent Prat (email : vpratfr@yahoo.fr).

Extract blockquote info 1.0
A WP plugin based on Dunstan’s Blockquotes that extracts
cite="" and title="" details from blockquote to display with attribution and link below the quote. cite field is for the web address of source quoted from. title for the name of the author or source. By Chyetanya Kunte.

Feedburner Feed Replacement 2.02
Forwards all feed traffic to Feedburner while creating a randomized feed for Feedburner to pull from. By Steve Smith.

Get Recent Comments 1.5.3
Display the most recent comments or trackbacks with your own formatting in the sidebar. Visit Options/Recent Comments after activation of the plugin. By Krischan Jodies.

GoodLinks 1.0 (English)
This Plugin shortens long links in the comments, so that the won’t destroy the layout of the page. It also adds sets the target-attribute of the link and optionally removes the rel=”nofollow”-attribute. Attention: Prior to using the plugin, you have to set the options, you can find at the general options menu. By Markus Rehrs.

Google (XML) Sitemaps 3.0b7
This generator will create a sitemaps.org compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog which is supported By Google, MSN Search and YAHOO. Configuration Page By Arne Brachhold.

Google Analyticator 1.5
Adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google’s Analytics. After enabling this plugin visit the options page and enter your Google Analytics’ UID and enable logging. By Ronald Heft, Jr..

Google Sitemaps – Append UTW Tags 2.0b
This plugin will automatically append the tags used by the Ultimate Warrior Tags plugin (v3.14+) onto your Google XML Sitemap. The Google (XML) Sitemaps plugin (v3.0b6+) must also be installed. By Stewart Farquhar.

Head META Description R1.1.2
Insert HTML META description tag: excerpt/content brief for post/Page, description for category, and blog tagline for everything else. By Kaf Oseo.

http:BL WordPress Plugin 1.2
http:BL WordPress Plugin allows you to verify IP addresses of clients connecting to your blog against the Project Honey Pot database. By Jan Stępień.

Incoming Links 1.2
Shows incoming links on your sidebar. You need to add one line of code to your sidebar.php file. If you have any question, please add comment to the incoming links plugin page. By Pinyo Bhulipongsanon.

Lefthanded Feed Image 1.0
This plugin moves the feed image to the left when you are listing your categories. By whoo.

Link Harvest 1.0beta
This will harvest links from your WordPress database, creating a links list sorted by popularity. Once you have d the plugin, you can configure the Settings and see your list of links. Also see how to show the list of links in your blog. Questions on configuration, etc.? Make sure to read the README. By Alex King.

Link Indication 3.0
Adds CSS class attributes to external links and optionally to any other link types such as flickr, wikipedia, imdb, etc. By Michael Woehrer.

marketingop.us SEO 1.0
Making SEO easier for WordPress By Jason Brown.

Mullet 0.4
Creates a long-tail list of blog entries for display on a WordPress homepage or dedicated Archive page. The homepage instance automatically skips any entries already shown on the homepage and shows a user-configured number of entries. See Mullet Config. By Jonathan Broome.

No Ping Wait 2.0
Speeds up posting by moving generic pings to execute-pings.php By Robert Deaton.

Permalink Redirect 0.6.0
This plugin ensures that pages and entries are always accessed via the permalink. Otherwise, a 301 redirect will be issued. By Scott Yang.

Polite-ifier 1.0
Cleans up commenters’ bad language. [Edit badlist] By Elliott Back.

Related Posts 2.04
Returns a list of the related entries based on active/passive keyword matches. By Alexander Malov, Mike Lu & Jon Bourne.

SearchHistory 0.17
Stores details about previous searches in your blog… By Anders Holte Nielsen.

Search Meter 2.1
Keeps track of what your visitors are searching for. After you have d this plugin, you can check the Search Meter Statistics page to see what your visitors are searching for on your blog. By Bennett McElwee.

SEO Alt Tag Optimizer 1.0
Improves your Search Engine Optimization by up to 5% by optimizing the use of your ALT image tags under the disguise of a fully working font resizer tool to aid reading and site accessibility ratings By Stewart Farquhar, Dicontas Limited.

SH-Autolink 0.94b
In posts and comments, it transforms predefined words automatically into hyperlinks. By Stevie.

Share This 1.3
Let your visitors share a post/page with others. Supports e-mail and posting to social bookmarking sites. Thanks to Thomas McMahon for footwork on the URLs. By Alex King.

Silver’s CAPTCHA 0.1b
Silver’s CAPTCHA implementation to protecting comments from spam robots. Check plugin’s settings under Options / SCaptcha menu. The handfont2.ttf was taken from Openfontlibrary.org. For more info, please read the readme.txt file from the installation package. By Silver .

SimpleTags 2.0
Allows you to create a list of Technorati tags at the bottom of your post by providing a comma separated list of tags between the [tags] tags. You can use it with any blogging tool/method, not just when posting from WordPress itself (doesn’t use custom fields). Supports multiple words within tags. Also allows in-post tagging of words by enclosing them in [tag] tags. Works with the WYSIWYG editor. By Broobles.

Smart Update Pinger 2.0
Replaces the built-in ping/notify functionality. Pings only when publishing new posts, not when editing. By Christian Davén. Social Bookmark Links 0.3a Add social bookmark links to your posts. Config Instructions By Thomas McMahon.

Spam Karma 2 2.2 r3
Ultimate Spam Killer for WordPress. the plugin and go to Manage >> Spam Karma 2 to configure. See Spam Karma 2 >> About for details. By dr Dave.

Star Rating for Reviews 0.3
Insert inline rating stars within your posts based on the score you assign, supports outputting list of reviews sorted by date or scores. By Yaosan Yeo.

Subscribe2 2.2.2
Notifies an email list when new entries are posted. By Scott Merrill.

TanTanNoodles Version Checker 0.1
Checks for updates to plugins released by TanTanNoodles. Note: Compatible only with WordPress 2.1. By Joe Tan.

Throttle 1.3
Adds load-throttling capability to WordPress. By Martin Fitzpatrick.

TLA InLinks 1.1.0
Text Link Ads InLinks program sells links within your blog posts By Text Link Ads.

Todo List Plugin 1.2
Adds a Todo panel into the admin interface under ‘Manage’. Useful for ideas (for posts) and managment of the weblog. Create lists to organise yourself from the comfort of you blog admin. By Abstract Dimension.

Trackback Validator 0.7.1
Eliminates spam trackbacks with surprising accuracy (see website for details). By Dan Sandler and Andres Thomas-Stivalet.

Ultimate Tag Warrior 1.3
Legacy Add tags to wordpress. Tags and tag/post associations are seperated out for great justice. By Christine Davis.

Ultimate Tag Warrior 3.1415926
Ultimate Tag Warrior is a tagging plugin, that’s heavy on tag visualisation. I Like Pi! By Christine Davis.

Ultimate Tag Warrior: Tag Archive 1.0
Renders an archive view, based on tags. Depends on Ultimate Tag Warrior 2.5.1+ By Christine Davis.

Witty Text 1.1
Outputs a random quote, predefined in text file. Click here to define your own quotes (each quote in it’s own line). Usage:
witty('$before', '$after');. By Alexander Malov.

WordPress allow dashes 0.1.1
Ensures WordPress allows registration of user names with dashes By Manuel Amador (Rudd-O).

WordPress Database Backup 1.8
On-demand backup of your WordPress database. By Scott Merrill.

WordPress Mobile Edition 2.0
Show a mobile view of the post/page if the visitor is on a known mobile device. By Alex King.

WordPress Reports 0.80
Generates reports from Google Analytics and Feedburner data By Joe Tan.

WP-Ban 1.0
Ban Users By IP Or Host Name From Visiting Your WordPress Site By GaMerZ.

WP-EMail 2.07
Enable You To Send Your Webblog Entry To A Friend. By GaMerZ.

WP-PageNavi 2.03
Adds a more advanced page navigation to WordPress. By GaMerZ.

WP-Polls 2.12
Adds A Poll Feature To WordPress By GaMerZ.

WP-Polls Widget 2.12
Adds a Sidebar Widget To Display Poll From WP-Polls Plugin By GaMerZ.

WP-PostRatings 1.04
Enables You To Have A Rating System For Your Post By GaMerZ.

WP-PostViews 1.02
Enables You To Display How Many Time A Post Had Been Viewed. By GaMerZ.

WP-Print 2.05
Displays A Printable Version Of Your WordPress Weblog Post. By GaMerZ.

WP-RelativeDate 1.00
Displays Relative Date To Your Post By GaMerZ. WP-Scriptaculous 1.6.1 A simple plugin to make WordPress load the scriptaculous library to be used with other plugins that require it. By Christopher Hwang.

WP-Stats 2.05
Display Your WordPress Statistics. By GaMerZ.

WP-Stats Widget 2.05
Adds a Sidebar Widget To Display Partial Stats From WP-Stats Plugin By GaMerZ.

WP lightbox JS 0.8
Lightbox JS is a simple, unobtrusive script used to to overlay images on the current page written by Lokesh Dhakar. This plugin integrate its feature into your WordPress blog. By Safirul Alredha.


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