Top 10 WordPress Plugins for Blogs

These are of course my top suggested and favorite plugins for WordPress blogs.  I’m sure that after you review them, you’ll see why. Most of you will either already agree, or begin exploring to decide or find out for yourself.  I am currently using each of these plugins, they are all activated and running on this blog.

The ActiveRain ImporterZeek Interactive
This plugin allows you to import all your ActiveRain blog post content into WordPress fairly seamlessly. Get the ActiveRain Importer PluginWatch a Video first

ALL IN ONE SEO PACKMichael Torbert
This is an obvious plugin you’ll need and want if SEO is part of your online strategy. There is a FREE and PRO Version available.  This is one of the first plugins for WordPress I installed.
Get the All In One SEO Pack Plugin here – Downloaded: 9,979,884 times

dsIDXpressDiverse Solutions
This plugin allows WordPress to embed live real estate data from an MLS directly into a blog. You MUST have a dsIDXpress account to use this plugin.  See a “live” demo
Get Your dsIDXpress Plugin here

Google Analytics for WordPressJoost de Valk
Adding Google Analytics to your WordPress blog provides stats and tracking you won’t find in WordPress. Knowing and understanding your target audience vs your actual traffic is monumental.
Get the Google Analytics for WordPress Plugin here

Google XML SitemapsArne Brachhold
This plugin will generate a custom XML sitemap which helps search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and to better index your blog.  Don’t leave your blog without it!
Get the Google XML Sitemap plugin here

Local Market ExplorerAndrew Mattie & Jonathan Mabe
This plugin allows WordPress to load data from a number of real estate and neighborhood APIs to be presented all within a single page in WordPress.  By far, one of my favorites, you’ll see why.
Get the Local Market Explorer plugin here

Shareaholic – Email, Bookmark & ShareShareaholic
This is that cool set of icons (sexy bookmarks) that pop-up at the bottom of a Blog post that let you email, bookmarks, and share on other platforms with a single click.  Another favorite in my plugin toolbox. Get the Shareaholic plugin here

Share and FollowAndy Killen
This is a simple plugin to manage sharing and following for social networking.  This is a great addition as well as an alternative to social sharing using some of the other similar plugin types.
Get the Share and Follow plugin here

Slick Social Share ButtonsLee Chestnutt
This is the floating share button yo see along the left side of my Blog posts here.  This allows you to add a customized selection of social media and bookmarking platforms of your choice.
Get this Slick Social Share Button plugin here

Smooth SliderInternet Techies
The Smooth Slider is a plugin that adds a “smooth content and image slideshow” which is completely  customizable and can be added to any area or location of your blog.  A 5 star rating for “cool!” Get the Smooth Slider plugin here

Social ConnectBrent Shepherd
This allows your viewers and readers to comment, log-in, and register with their Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo or accounts.  Great for simplifying engagement.
Get the Social Connect plugin here

WPtouchBraveNewCode Inc
An absolute must for mobile user accessibility.  This plugin formats your site with a mobile theme for visitors on Apple iPhone / iPod touch, Google Android, Blackberry Storm and Torch, Palm Pre and other touch-based smartphones.  Get the WPtouch plugin here

WP Super CacheDonncha O Caoimh
Does your blog or page load slow?  It will with all these plugins, (lol) this plugin does the trick for caching your blog and speeding up the load speed for your visitors.  An Awesome plugin, but a lot of options. Get the WP Super Cache plugin here

WordPress ImporterWordPressdotorg
This plugin allows you to import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.  Move all your WordPress Blogs into one!
Get your WordPress Importer plugin here

Needing some Real Estate Specific Plugins?  These should keep you busy, I have not tested them.

I’m still testing out about 10-15 others including the new Jetpack, Page-Peel, WP-Topbar and others.  We’ll see if they make the next cut for Top WordPress plugins. Here’s a great plugin resource for finding and downloading WordPress plugins for your Blogs.

Comments (5)

  1. Pingback: Wordpress Plugins Research for New

  2. WordPress is a great and most popular blogging platform for it possibility to extend functions with plugins. WordPress Plugins make blogging easier for all of us who have chosen WordPress as our content management system. This time we want to present you 10 Most Useful Google Plugins for WordPress. Google is best known as a search engine and Internet giant, but this time we will check what Google can offer for WordPress users. This post lists the most useful WordPress plugins related to Google starting from XML Sitemaps and ending with FeedBurner subscribers counter.

Leave a comment