The world of internet is full of hundreds of wordpress plugins. WordPress by itself is very easy to use and its wide collection of plugins makes it more persuasive for its users.
Wordpress Plugin helps you to perform specific functions on your blog and help you in making your blog appear more strong and powerful. WordPress Plugins also give the readers of your blog an amazing and remarkable experience.
Here is a list of 15 most valuable and useful WP plugins that you should use for your WP blog. I hope you find it useful. Please feel free to share if you know any other useful or essential WordPress plugin.
cforms is a highly customizable, flexible and powerful form builder plugin, covering a variety of use cases and features from attachments to multi form management, you can even have multiple forms on the same page.
Insights brings a powerful new way to write your blog posts. It increases productivity and at the same time the appeal of your posts, Insights allows you to do all this using dynamic AJAX interface which loads the relevant information to your post in just a few seconds.
With Insights you can very quickly (in couple of seconds) do search your blog for posts, edit them or insert links to them into the current post, Insert Flickr Images, Insert Youtube videos, Search and link to Wikipedia, Search Google, Search News, Google Blog Search, Insert a Google Map
Add interactive video capabilities to your blog! This is not just another video embed tool – it includes the ability to upload/ record/import videos directly to your post, edit and remix content with an online video editor, enable video responses, manage and track your video content and much more… And Kaltura covers all hosting and streaming costs for FREE up to 10GB.
This is an easy-to-use plugin to quickly backup your WordPress database. You may download the backup file, or have it emailed to the address of your choice.
With this new Community News plugin you allow your visitors to add articles to the sidebar. Complete with moderation panel and a settings page, you can sit back while you have full control about the look and articles that being posted.
The WP e-Commerce shopping cart plugin for WordPress is an elegant easy to use fully featured shopping cart application suitable for selling your products, services, and or fees online. WP e-Commerce is a Web 2.0 application designed with usability, aesthetics, and presentation in mind.
Perfect for, Bands & Record Labels, Clothing Companies, Crafters & Artists, Books, DVDs & MP3 files
WP Easy Uploader was created to make the life of WordPress bloggers easier by allowing an Administrator to add plugins, themes, and any type of file to WordPress directly from inside WordPress. You no longer have to load up an FTP client just to try out that latest plugin or to upload a text document for people to download.
Automatically translates a blog in 34 different languages (English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Greek, Dutch, Norwegian,…) by wrapping four different online translation engines (Google Translation Engine, Babelfish Translation Engine, FreeTranslations.com, Promt). Give options for turning off languages you think you do not need and best part, it shows an image link (flags) instead of text links for translation.
Chitika|Premium is a CPC search-targeted advertising solution brought to you by Chitika. It can be run on the same page as Google AdSense, or on its own as an AdSense alternative.
This plugin allows you to easily change the display of your Chitika|Premium ads through a settings page in the WordPress admin interface.
This plugin allows you to notify your readers on their Instant Messaging (AIM, MSN, GTalk, ICQ…), Email or SMS when you publish new posts! It also adds a widget to your blog to allow your users to choose on which channel they want to be notified!
This plugin lets you show a different greeting message to your new visitors depending on their referrer url. For example, when a Digg user clicks through from Digg, they will see a message reminding them to digg your post if they like it. Another example, when a visitor clicks through from Twitter, they will see a message suggesting them to twit the post and follow you on Twitter. You can also set a default greeting message for new visitors (not matching any referrer URLs) suggesting them to subscribe to your RSS feed.
Twitter Tools is a plugin that creates a complete integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account. And this plugin allows you to automatically post your new posts on the twitter website.
We often develop sites that include static flash galleries, headers, menus, and intros. It’s often difficult, then, to explain which parts of the site can be changed within WordPress, and which are hard-coded. This plugin is built to manage the excellent flShow Photo Carousel within the comfort of the WordPress dashboard.
Liz Strauss Comment Counter is a highly configurable badge (very similar to the Feedburner one, except it’s more configurable) to show off the number of comments your blog has. This plugin was made in celebration of Liz Strauss dedication to blog community building so you, too, can show the world how social your blog is.
1. “Quote This” button fade in after quotes selected.
2. Screen will smoothly scroll to comment form after button is clicked.
This plugin makes using the Encouraged Commentary to quote post snippets within WordPress fast and easy. It easily integrates the Encouraged Commentary by Jim Jeffers into WordPress.