My Favorite WordPress Plugins-Must Have If You Want To Make Money Online!
To make it easier when installing, put them all in one folder on your computer so they’re easier to find when you’re installing them on your blog.
I use both free and premium plugs and note that for each one.
Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep. To get started: 1) Click the “Activate” link to the left of this description, 2) Sign up for an Akismet API key, and 3) Go to your Akismet configuration page, and save your API key.
Version 2.5.3 | By Automattic
SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam -Free
Adds CAPTCHA anti-spam methods to WordPress forms for comments, registration, lost password, login, or all. This prevents spam from automated bots. WP, WPMU, and BuddyPress compatible. Along with Akismet, solves your spam problem.
Version 2.7 | By Mike Challis
Inserts Adsense or YPN code in to your blog posts. Ad position can be random or pre-defined. I think it’s pretty easy to use. I just hope the developer is on the level.
Version 2.01 | By linewbie
All in One SEO Pack -Free
Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog. I think this plugin does everything that’s needed though some people disagree and think other on page SEO plugins are better. I’ve looked at them and they are much more complicated. I do fine with this one so I’m sticking with it.
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Version 18.104.22.168 | By Michael Torbert
This plugin will create a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog which is supported by Ask.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO. qTranslate Compliant version by NeoEGM. Configuration Page
Version 22.214.171.124 | By NeoEGM, Arne Brachhold
Adds the StatCounter tracking code to your blog. After uploading this plugin click ‘Activate’ (to the right) and then afterward you must visit the options page and enter your StatCounter Project Info to enable logging.
I don’t use Google analytics. The best way for me to explain my feelings is this; Google is the biggest big brother ever and they know enough about my business without me giving them the keys to the front door too. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Google, I just don’t trust them.
StatCounter gives me all the info I need.
Version 1.5 | By Aodhan Cullen
Hyper Cache Extended- Free
You’ll have to look this one up. It’s free and the easiest cache plug in to use. I’ve ruined sites with W3 Total Cache and refuse to use it any more. Hyper cache is recommended by HostGator now.
Fast Secure Contact Form- Free
I don’t have the link for this one but it’ll be easy to find. Makes great contact forms. I use it on a lead generating site for the water softener niche. Works great for that. I made up about 8 fields and ask the visitor questions then sell the lead to service companies in the visitor’s area.