On the past we had seen many useful wordpress plugins and also plugins which are used on our very own blog madrasgeek. Today i have an interesting topic to be shared. Recently gone through wordpress infographic where it shows all big numbers related to wordpress. I just found that they have listed down the most downloaded wordpress plugins. So, from the title Most Downloaded wordpress plugins, it says that most of the people are using it.
So, just go ahead and check out if you’ve not installed any of the most downloaded wordpress plugins. All the top downloaded wordpress plugins are very much useful for running up the blog/website powered by WordPress. Below is the picture listing down the most downloaded plugins with their big numbers.
Most of the bloggers might be using it already. For new ones, this plugin is a must use and it improves your website search engine traffic and provides you a great place to fine tune your blog posts. It optimizes your Title, generates Meta tags automatically, You can override any title and set any META description and any META keywords you want. Strongly recommended.
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.
Best spam protecting WordPress plugin. Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.
This plugin ties a knot between the author and the reader. It lets you to create contact forms and post it on your website just by a click, using the contact form, your readers can contact you. Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a Flash slideshow option. It helps you to handle multiple photos, galleries and albums. The plugins works amazing and just check out the demo of this plugin here. http://nextgen-gallery.com/ , click on the photos on the page. You will see the new slideshow effect using the plugin.
This plugin lets you to analysis your blogs traffic, you can know the no of daily visits, page views etc. I always suggest Google Analytics which provides an incredible depth of information on visitors, traffic source and many more. This plugin gives an insight about your pageviews, which posts and pages are the most popular, where your traffic is coming from, and what people click on when they leave. It’ll also add a link to your dashboard which allows you to see all your stats on a single page.
A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files. Ultimately it makes your blog/website load faster. So for a speeder blog, you must install this plugin.
Certain percentage of traffic for blogs and websites also come from mobile phones. So optimizing your blog for mobile phone is a must. The survey says that, most of the mobile traffic users are from iPhone. So WP iphone touch wordpress plugin automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application-style theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects when viewed from an iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini, Palm Pre and BlackBerry Storm mobile devices.
We discussed about the Wp stats plugin which gives you the total number of visitors and pageviews. This plugin gives you a detailed insight of your blogs traffic growth. It supports standard Google Analytics tracking via the latest async tracking methods and many more features.
So these are the top most wordpress plugins, hope you get the missed ones. If you feel any wp plugins that are must for blogs, do leave it on comments. You can catch up all the interesting WordPress plugins and hacks @ WordPress category.
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