Top 5 Most Useful WordPress Plugins


1.
 DEAN’S FCK EDITOR FOR WORDPRESS 3.3.1

This replaces the WordPress default editor. This give you tools like the one in MS Word. It gives you a true WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) functions such as creating tables, inserting codes, and managing image positions. It’s lightweight and compatible in most internet browsers including IE 5.5+ and Firefox 1.0+.

Key Features

- MS Word-like tools
- Can be used in posting comments
- Built-in File manager and upload manager.
- Integrated with WordPress media buttons
- Configurable output formatting
- Manage and insert smileys into your post
- Customizable toolbar buttons
- Customizable skin

 

2SI CAPTCHA ANTI-SPAM

This works like a charm. This security feature will prevent spam from auto/robots. You don’t have to type in codes to use this, just install it and you are good to go. For advance users, there is an admin panel where you can configure the plugin manually.

Key Features

- Configure from Admin panel
- Valid HTML
- Allows Trackbacks and Pingbacks
- Setting to hide/show the CAPTCHA from logged in users and or admins, comments, registration, lost password or all
- Language translation support

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3. CONTACT FORM 7

This plugin gives you a simple and effective contact forms. It’s can be customize and flexible using HTML codes. It can manage multiple forms, you just need to save it in a different name. Contact Form 7 is best paired withReally Simple Captcha, which is a very simple CAPTCHA function to add to your contact form. What I really like about this plugin is that you can format how the email will look like and what email addresses you would like it to send.

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4. BACKUPWORDPRESS

Almost all of my sites have this plugin. This would backup all my files, including my database, once everyday. One thing I like about this is you can customize how it works, where you want the backup files to be, etc.

Key Features

- Very simple to use but can be customized using optional contants
- Uses zip and mysqldump
- Works in shared host environments
- Backup file email (optional)
- Works in Windows & Linux Server
- Exclude files and folders

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5. WORDSOCIAL

This plugin publishes your post/pages to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (for now). You can choose when will you publish it: immediately, delay for 2 minutes, etc. It also has a built-in link shortening method to save space in your tweets.

Key Features

- Simple, simple, simple
- For Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
- It uses a shortening method to save space in your tweets.
- Compatible with bit.ly and YOURLS.

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