If you have a WordPress blog, or actually any blog that uses plugins, you probably already know how useful they are. With just a bit of research you can find a plugin for almost anything you want to do. Hide My WP plugin Well, they still don’t have a plugin that makes a decent cup of coffee!
What are the top plugins?
With the thousands of plugins available, picking a list of top plugins is nearly impossible. People, especially bloggers, have their own opinions and preferences. Then there is the matter of using themes and assorted plugins. The themes may disagree with a plugin, two plugins may not work well together. So any list of plugins is only a list of personal preference. However, here are some great plugins that are not heard of, but are rather popular.
This program is far from tiny. With TinyMCE you are able to choose your font, font size and otherwise increase your WYSIWYG, or What You See Is What You Get, capacities. You can easily add tables to your WordPress blog. Other features are search and replace, insert time or date and many more.
Perhaps you have a download page you want to keep hidden. The Exclude Pages WordPress plugin adds ability to hide that page from the public menu. You could also use it hide a special offer page, and then direct certain people to this hidden page.
WP Greet Box
This blog plugin identifies how your reader came to your website. It then greets them and thanks them for coming from Twitter, Digg, Plurk, and others. You can edit the message from each for an even more unique and personal touch.
Putting your email address on your website can be a problem. Not granting your readers any sort of contact information is typically not an option either. With this blog plugin your readers can send you emails with the WP Contact form without you giving your email address out.
You could easily lose readers when they can not find the material for which they are searching. When they come across an error page it is very easy to lose their attention. Smart 404 WordPress Plugin redirects the visitor to a related post. If there is more than one, this plugin gives them suggestions, thus keeping your visitor a bit longer.
Many bloggers use around a dozen different plugins on their websites. This is a list of some less common blog plugins that can help your blog both for you and your readers.
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