December 8, 2010

8 ‘Must Have’ WordPress Plugins for your Blog!

Hey everyone, today I want to look at WordPress plugins, in particular 8 of my favourite ones and what I believe to be the ‘must have’ plugins for your WordPress blog.

1. Share & Follow

Exceptional plugin that allows for full social interaction with your blog, a must have for any serious bloggers. We recently review this plugin and if you care to view the review then click here.

2. Flickr Photo Album plugin for WordPress

This is a really cool plugin by TanTanNoodles which allows you to pull your images from your Flickr account into your WordPress blog. No more stealing photo’s from the web huh!

3. Google Analytics for WordPress

Really simple plugin where by simply adding your analytics profile UA code, you can track the analytical data in your Google account.

4. Twitter Fans

Ever wanted to display your twitter followers on your blog? You can with Twitter Fans with a simple layout similar to the Facebook fan page widget.

5. CommentLuv

Really love this one, CommentLuv is a plugin growing with immense popularity offering your readers the opportunity to leave comments and by ticking the CommentLuv box they’ll also have their last blog post link shared on the post in question.

6. Online Backup for WordPress

This is definitely one of my favourites and highly recommended for any serious bloggers looking for a real simple way to backup their blog. We recently covered a short review and how to install and setup post on this, click here if your wish to read it.

7. WordPress Mal-Watch

An essential bit of kit for your blog, this anti-virus plugin will scan your WordPress system and keep nasty malware nosy parkers at bay…

8. WordPress Touch

This is a great plugin for turning your blog into a accessible mobile theme. Let your readers access your blog on their iPhone or Android phone with ease.

I’m currently using all of these on my blog, if I’ve missed out any good ones which I’m hoping I have, then leave a comment below.

About Fabrizio Van Marciano

Fabrizio Van Marciano is a fulltime international selling artist and blogger working from home. His insight into online business marketing and website design has lead him on the path to becoming one of the UK's biggest selling modern contemporary artists with over 3,000 original canvas paintings sold worldwide. You can follow Fabrizio on Twitter & Facebook.


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