Nine Plugins to install with a new wordpress installation

In response to this week’s #blogchat topic, I decided to make a quick post depicting some of the plugins you should install immediately upon setting up WordPress. These plugins will make your WordPress experience amazing and a breeze.

Zemanta – The main reason I use it is for images. It makes searching for images I can legally use simple and quick.

 Print Friendly and PDF –  This plugin lets readers create printer-friendly versions of your content, without the ads or the crazy code/design messups that frequent it.

Fast Secure Contact Form – It makes getting email from viewers easier, without having to deal with forms and PHP.

WP-Polls - Everyone should have this, especially if you want to know your reader’s opinions.

Tweet Old Post - This plugin automatically tweets some of your old content to your twitter account, giving you that vague appearance of being open 24-7, and interacting with others. Still, remember to be active YOURSELF on Twitter, else you risk looking like a spammer.

 Popular Posts – What better way to show newcomers some of your best posts then with a list? Popular posts helps show other interesting posts you’ve written that others find as great content.

w3 Total Cache – Site running a little slower than it should? Install W3 Total Cache! It helps speed up your site and getting content to readers quicker!

WordPress SEO – I used to be an All-In-One SEO fan until I discovered that it was really bogging down the system. Fortunately, I discovered WordPress SEO, which does almost everything AIOS does, only better. It even helps teach you SEO if you don’t know it.

LiveFyre – I’ve sung the praises of this good commenting plugin more than enough times, so I’ll just say this: DOWNLOAD IT.

What plugins can you think of?


      1.  @JTDabbagian Good point! But people still need to activate it. Here is a helpful post for those who may want more info on activating Akismet:

      1. @MackCollier Thanks for having me. Also testing my first, a Writing Tips plugin for WP bloggers. Lemme know if anyone’s interested #blogchat

  1. @MackCollier @jtdabbagian I’m going to try out this “Tweet Old Posts” plugin. It sounds like a good way to revive old posts #blogchat

        1. @SheilaAtwood Oddly enough, it didn’t ask me to create a new app. It just asked me to authorize the app…I guess I’ll see if it posts?

        1. @MackCollier Actually my FB privacy settings are maxed out so no one could post to my Wall. Lots of DM’s to answer… :)

  2. @NickKellet Funny – I took some of his and added them to the list :) (He tweeted his list out prior to #blogchat )

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