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8 Powerful WordPress Plugins You Probably Don’t Use But Should

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  1. Joe says:

    Great 8. thanks for the tip

  2. designfollow says:

    thanks for this article.

  3. Teasastips says:

    Fantastic information! For a girl coming from blogger, I don’t know why I stayed there so long!! thank you, gave you the tweet and the thumbs up!!

  4. Thanks for sharing those plugins.

    Gonna install the quick kismet and w3 cache.

    Deleting spam comments has been an issue for me
    lately, there are so many :)

    Igor

  5. Surfers says:

    This post rocks.. was totaly oblivous to W3 Total Cache.. amazing, thank you for this

  6. Thanks for this great list. I use almost all of these but Share this and related posts, which I’ve actually been looking for a great bookmarking plugin for my posts. Can’t seem to find one I like, so I’ll try this one. Thanks again :)

  7. yhurg says:

    We stopped using All-in-one-SEO because we experienced so many conflicts with it on our WPMU systems. In its place we now use Platinum SEO and are not experiencing the same difficulties.

    Contact Form 7 is a good plug-in but has some limitations on advanced functionality, although we have not explored modifying the code to do what we need.

    I am surprised to not see Hana Code Insert in your list. That has to be by and far the most useful WP plug-in we use.

    Thanks for sharing your this insight. The vast availability of WP plug-ins is a major value point for WP.

  8. Fatma says:

    I use most of those Thanks :)

  9. Kelsey says:

    Great post! I had some of them, but added others (like the mobile app and related posts) to my wordpress site (http://thesocialrobot.com)

    Thank you!

  10. You’re wrong, I use mostly all of these!

  11. Kasper says:

    Definitely all very useful.
    Only one of them i don’t use, when working with wp.

  12. Matt.mmwine says:

    I was given a lead on HeadSpace 2 – an SEO plugin – by a twitter friend @RedHeadWriting – just yesterday. I was having the worst time with All In One SEO. I have to say it’s easier to use, and works as well or better. I wont go back to AIO-SEO anytime soon.

    She also said AIO is very “heavy” and slows down page loads and HeadSpace 2 is lighter and easier on your page loads. Now, I dont have any statistical data to back that up .. but I trust her. It’s what she does.

    http://agoodtimewithwine.com
    -Matt

  13. Matt.mmwine – Thanks for the quote :) I personally use both Headspace2 and SEO Nova as my SEO plugins of choice. They don’t slow down page load and are pretty much no-brainers when it comes to getting your meta data in the right place. I also like the follow/no follow, index/no index capabilities these plugins bring to the table, something the AIOSEOP lacks. Glaringly.

  14. Kevin says:

    Awesome posting. I use most of these plugins on my own site. I find them quite useful. Thanks for the good article.

  15. Carl Hancock says:

    I’m confused. What is with the link bait title?

    All In One SEO, Akismet and Contact Form 7 are three of the most widely used plugins on the WordPress platform.

    The title of this post is “8 Powerful WordPress Plugins You Probably Don’t Use But Should” but yet you list plugins that most people DO use.

    You really did your homework on this one…

  16. James says:

    I will try the seo and mobile plugs tonight. Thanks for the article.

  17. Tim says:

    These are pretty good plugins and i have used some of them on several wp blogs. The mobilize one sounds pretty cool, haven’t tired that one yet.

  18. Chris says:

    WordPress users normally use all these plugins..Nothing new about the list

  19. Jeremy says:

    Two (ever-so-slightly) picky issues with this post:

    1. As someone else said, the title doesn’t even attempt to be accurate. Several of these plugins are quite popular. Why do you say “you probably don’t use” them? Because that’s common phrasing for lists like this? That’s either poor writing or link-bait.

    2. A few of these aren’t even the best options out there. For example, cforms and WPTouch should be on this list but for some reason aren’t even mentioned.

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  21. nice information,, i like your post,,thank dude

  22. Old post but still useful, thanks and congrats.

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