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Share Your Favorite WordPress Plugins

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Today @caropinto asked me, what are my top five WordPress plugins? It’s a great question and one I hope you all will help answer. There are so many plugins for WordPress, but it can be hard to find them through all the noise.

For me, I use the following:

  • Akismet – Blocks spam comments.
  • Google XML Sitemaps – Automatically creates and updates a sitemap and submits it to Google.
  • Jetpack (Does this one even count?) – Lots of WordPress goodies wrapped into one plugin.
  • SEO Ultimate – Let’s you add meta information to posts and set display for social media.
  • Page Links To – Easy way to put in a non-Wordpress URL for a post. It’s what I use to share links.

To help cut through that noise, please comment below, what are your favorite plugins and why do you recommend them?

Timothy A. Lepczyk

Tim is an instructional technologist and former librarian. On the side, he writes fiction and poetry, and publishes the magazine Scintilla. You can follow him on Twitter at @thirdcoast.

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rampantprint

WordPress Move (It requires a bit of configuration, but once you wrap your head around the process, it makes backups, migrations, and host changes convenient.)

Under Construction (A simple option while working on a live development site.)

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