Essential WordPress Plugins

By | 25 May, 2012

Hello Gang!  It’s been awhile since I wrote.  I have been asked what are the ESSENTIAL wordpress plugins from my list.  Here is a little video (it’s my first one so pardon all the UMs).  The list of the plugins are below!

List of Essential
Wordpress Plugins in the Video

**Bad Behavior
**cbnet Ping Optimizer
**Contextual Related Posts
**Display Widgets
**Fast Secure Contact Form
**Google Analyticator**
**Google XML Sitemaps
**Improved Plugin Installation
**Permalinks Moved Permanently
**Platinum SEO Pack
**Quick Adsense
**StatPress Reloaded
**Twitter Facebook Social Share
**W3 Total Cache
**WordPress Database Backup
**WP Policies

You might be wondering why I use so many,  I don’t always use everyone of these.  I have a way of easily installing all of them so I automatically do and take out the ones I do not need.  The video on how to quickly install a plugin will be ready next week.  If the following is hyperlinked:  HOW TO QUICKLY INSTALL A PLUGINS  it means the video is available!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Comments and Questions are welcome.  I read and try to answer every comment I get.  So please ask or comment away.

UPDATE:  Created the video showing how to quickly install plugins <=====Click click

  • Hey Sylvia

    Great video for those people struggling to just get a handle of the basics of wordpress 🙂

    Looking forward to more of the same.

    PS I hipe you got my message of FB 🙂

  • Hi Sylvia

    Great Video,
    Quick Thanks for popping buy and checking out my site
    Have a question about pop up plugins, what are your views on them, and when should we use them.

    Warmest regards


    • sylvia

      Hi Wayne,

      That is funny you asked that question, only because I was just trying to install one. Based on my experience, the opt-in rate is sooooo much
      higher with a pop-up plugin. Example, I had one blog with a lot of opt-ins when the pop up was installed. I decided to take it off and the number of opt-in has not been the same. I am not very good with stat, which people love, but pop-ups are great.

      I have been actually trying to install a slider, a bar that slides up at the bottom of the page. I think those are much nicer and keeps the opt in form in front of the visitor without the annoying factor.

      Let me know you results if you try any of them.

  • Kevin

    Great post. I use some of the same plugins you use, and some different. No need to apologize for the long list – mine is just as long. I’ll have to give some of these a try.

    • sylvia

      Hi Kevin,
      I don’t think the list every stops growing! It’s nice to know I am not the only one using so many though.

      I just found some new security ones that I want to test out, some new video ones, and some free pop ups (from the bottom of the page). I am thinking of making a permanent page…mmm, something else to add to my every growing list of things to do.

      If you have some that you want to share let me know 🙂 I would be happy to put a link on the new page.