There are lots of post about the top wordpress plugins, but they all seem to have very similar list. Since I’ma plug-in junkie I thought I’d give you a list of plugins I’ve found that don’t show up on the “top list” very often but should.
After The Deadline – Adds a contextual spell, style, and grammar checker to WordPress. Write better and spend less time editing
Freebie Images: Free Stock Images Plugin – Spice up your blog with high quality free stock photos & images created by professional photographers and illustrators: Easy to use search interface with advanced filtering and Drag & Drop functionality. Great way to easily add stock images, I just wish you could upload them to the local media library instead of just linking.
SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2 – The purpose of this plugins is to strengthened our on page SEO by adding new internal linking to the blog post using the most popular keywords used by visitors to find the blog post from search engine ( incoming search terms ). If you get over 4k hits per day there is reports of this plugin causing high CPU usage
Smart 404 – Rescue your viewers from site errors! When content cannot be found, Smart 404 will use the current URL to attempt to find matching content, and redirect to it automatically. Smart 404 also supplies template tags which provide a list of suggestions, for use on a 404.php template page if matching content can’t be immediately discovered.
WP Greet Box – Show a different message to your visitor depending on which site they are coming from. For example, you can ask Digg visitors to Digg your post, Google visitors to subscribe to your RSS feed, and more! Best of all, this plugin is compatible with various WordPress cache plugins.
Tweet Old Post – Tweet Old Posts randomly picks your older post based on the interval specified by you. The primary function of this plugin is to promote older blog posts by tweeting about them and getting more traffic.
Author Box Reloaded – It allows also the author to define links to the external websites like Twitter, Identi.ca, Facebook, Netlog, LinkedIn, Drupal Association and WordPress.Org (included). Those external websites are very simple plugins and you can check the included ones to see how to make your owns. At the front-end those will appear as clickable icons.
Thank Me Later – a plug-in which will automatically send a thank you email to readers after they post a comment. It can be set to send the message a time after the comment was posted (an hour, day, week, month, etc). It is effective as it will remind readers of their comments and gets them engaged with future discussion and your blog.
Share and Follow – Designed for average users to use, ideal for developers who want to save time, this plugin gives links to the most prominent Social Networking sites for sharing and following, presented in many different formats