I am listing here all the plugins installed in this blog. This list can be a quick reference and a checklist for you to start a new blog.
In my previous post “The birth of SEO MMO Tips – The first step of starting a blog” we’ve seen the different aspects to consider and different steps to cover for a blog to start. I revealed how domain name, hosting, blogging platform, anti spamming plugin. As I promised, here goes the list of great plugins:
Plugins for Security
#1. Antivirus: It is a small efficient solution to protect your blog against exploits and spam injections.
Be ready for any kind of attacks against your blog and a single success of a mischief is far more than sufficient to shatter your month-long efforts. Mat Keegan from Matt’s Musings relates an incident with him (see Antivirus for WordPress Detects Mischief). Mat found devastating reduction of SERPs and when in investigation, it was explored that the description of the posts from that blog contained some filthy porn words. This caused the posts penalized and SERP dropped down heavily. Antivirus for WordPress developed by Sergej Müller works great!
#2. Login LockDown: Adds some extra security by restricting the rate at which failed logins can be re-attempted from a given IP range.
#3. WordPress Firewall: Blocks suspicious-looking requests to WordPress. After all security is of high concern!
Plugins for Efficiency
#4. Comment Approve Notifier: A very useful plugin that sends an e-mail when you approve their comment. They will feel it good to know the comments are approved!
#5. CommentLuv: Allows comment author to insert a link to current post from his blog. This is a great way to share posts. We will be sharing the hot cakes sooner.
#6. KeywordLuv: Comment authors are tempted to use their keyword in the name box so that it become the anchor text for the link of their site. This most often look so ridiculous. This plugin will let your user enter their Name @ their keyword so that the link is placed for keyword. This can encourage to enter the real name than company name!
#7. Dean’s FCKEditor for WordPress: This replaces the comment box that resembles with Word screen. Comment authors will have more options when entering comment improving commenting experience.
#8. FD Feedburner Plugin: I burn the feeds through Feedburner, so all the feed links should be redirected to feedburner feed. This plugin does great work for that.
#9. Subscribe Remind: It will place some text at the end of each post to remind your users subscribe feeds. This will be helpful to convert your reader to subscribers.
#10. Thank Me Later: This plugin engages the visitor by reminding them to check back for responses or new blog posts. The plugin is highly configurable with multiple messages, variable delays and restrictions. This can be helpful to improve the returning visitors.
#11. Twitterlink comments: This pluging lets comment author to enter twitter ID so that others can follow them through comment.
#12. WP-DBManager: Manages your WordPress database. Its possible to optimize, repair, backup, restore, delete, drop/empty tables and run selected queries right from our dashboard.
#13. WP-Typography: Make your text look good. Uses hyphenation, space control, intelligent character replacement, CSS hooks for styling.
#14. WP-UserOnline: displays how many user are online in blog.
Plugins for SEO
#15. Google XML Sitemaps: Sitemaps are the tool you can help search engine bots to identify your links and index them. This plugin creates sitemap.xml file that you can submit to Google Webmaster.
#16. No Self Pings: It would look odd when a post lists pings from other posts within same blog. This plugin will filter them out!
#17. Platinum SEO Pack: Complete SEO solution for your WordPress blog as the plugin description says. It is useful to set the post meta when posting.
#18. Target Blank In Posts And Comments: This pluggin will cause open external links in another tab or browser window. This way it will keep your visitors.
#19. WP-Optimize: This plugin helps you to keep your database clean by removing post revisions and spams in a blaze!
#20. YARPP: It returns a list of related entries based on a unique algorithm for display on blog and RSS feed.
OK, the construct of SEO MMO Tips blog is been revealed with a hope that you’ll find this post as checklist of useful plugins. I hope you’ll suggest some great and useful plugins if they are not listed here!