Some Useful WordPress Plugins

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  • All In One SEO Pack
  • Yoast WordPress – SEO Plugin is another SEO pack
  • Yoast Google Analytics Plugin – allow you to add Google Analytics into your header or footer.  Can pull the Google Analytics code from your Analytics account or enter the code manually in the dashboard.
  • BackUpWordPress – backs up both the file system and the database either on a schedule and manually.  Allows you to download and delete the backup from the server without leaving WordPress dashboard
  • BackupBuddy – is another backup plugins
  • Duplicator – Duplicate, clone, backup, move and transfer an entire site from one location to another.
  • W3 Total Cache – speeds up your page loads and make for better search engine ranking.  On their site, they say that this plugin is recommended by many notable organizations.
  • wp-FileManager allows you to create new files and folder in the server without leaving your WordPress dashboard.  Useful if you need to add new theme files but only have WordPress admin access.
  • wp eCommerce by is useful for product categorization even if you are not needing to use its shopping cart functionality.  Allows for theme customization such that customization are not overwritten during plugin update.
  • Google XML Sitemaps
  • Admin renamer extended
  • Raw HTML – allow you to put HTML in your post and pages without wordpress autoformatting them.
  • WordPress Importer
  • Featured Content Gallery
  • TweetMeme Button
  • WP Super Popups
  • Redirection or Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin – setup url redirection in your admin panel
  • Gravity Forms – makes building complex forms easier
  • Contact Form 7 is another contact forms plugin
  • AJAX thumbnail rebuild – rebuilds your all your thumbnail images to different size.  Will do one-by-one so as to not cause a server timeout.
  • RoyalSlider is an responsive design and mobile friendly photo gallery plugin for WordPress.  It lets you upload and add photos to the gallery as well as hook into your existing default WordPress gallery.
  • Aqua Image Resizer for WordPress allow you to resize & crop WordPress images uploaded via the media uploader
  • Media File Manager Advanced lets you sort your media uploads into category folders.
  • WP Google Maps lets you add interactive Google Maps on your site.
  • The Events Calendar — its a calendar of events for your WordPress site.

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