75 Best WordPress Plugins That Make Bloggers Lives Easier

OpenID is an open standard that allows users to authenticate to websites without having to create a new password. This plugin allows users to login to their local WordPress account using an OpenID, as well as enabling commenters to leave authenticated comments with OpenID. The plugin also includes an OpenID provider, enabling users to login to OpenID-enabled sites using their own personal WordPress account.


46. sCategory Permalink

Permalink option of WordPress %category% has one great limitation – when this option is selected, WordPress uses category with lowest ID for permalink generation. This plugin is intented to bypass WordPress permalinks limitation and allows you to select category for permalink generation.


47. Google AJAX Translation

The Google AJAX Translation WordPress plugin provides a quick, simple, and light way to add translation to your blog.


48. Infinite scroll

Infinite scroll has been called autopagerize, unpaginate, endless pages. But essentially it is pre-fetching content from a subsequent page and adding it directly to the user’s current page. This means they never need to click “Next Page”, which dramatically increases stickiness.


49. GD Star Rating

GD Star Rating plugin allows you to set up rating and review system for posts, pages and comments in your blog. You can set many options for displaying the rating stars, and also add widgets into the sidebars for displaying top ratings and other statistics generated by the plugin. Plugin includes advanced settings panels that will allow you to control many aspects of rating. Plugin also supports multi ratings along with thumbs based ratings.


50. Image Drop Shadow

Image Drop Shadow wordpress plugin adds stylish drop shadow to images posted on your blog using jQuery. Just install it and all your posted images will automatically have a drop shadow.


51. J Post Slider

Show your post in fancy jQuery box, rotating images, with show-up text box with post description. This Plugin will present your HOT posts, in jQuery animation show.


52. Live Blogroll

Live Blogroll will make your blogroll livelier. It will show a number of ‘recent posts’ for each link in your Blogroll using Ajax.


53. WP Wall

WP Wall is a “Wall” widget that appears in your blog’s side bar. Readers can add a quick comment about the blog as a whole, and the comment will appear in the sidebar immediately, without reloading the page.


54. PixoPoint Menu Plugin

Adds an SEO friendly, accessible regular or dropdown menu to your WordPress blog.


55. Adding Form Validation to WordPress Comments using jQuery

This tutorial will show you how to use jQuery to do some instant checking on an example comment form.


56. Snazzy Archives

Snazzy Archives is a visualization plugin for your WordPress site featuring an unique way to display all your posts. Your archive page will never be boring again!


57. Shockingly Big IE6 Warning

The Shockingly Big IE6 Warning is a plugin that shows a warning message alerting the user why it is bad to use IE6, the security risk and the bad compatibility of Web Standards.

You can choose from 3 types of warning:

  • TOP, a discreet top bar
  • FULL, a fullscreen warning
  • CRASH, the mean option

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70 Responses

  1. SHAY says:

    I’ve been looking all over for this!


  2. I thought this was a very interesting post thanks for writing it!

  3. good Job
    Keep it going

  4. Sean says:

    Great list of plugins.
    It always amazes me how much there is to chose from.

    The only question that I come up with is. Which of these plugins add the most functionality to a site & which are just bells & whistles?!

    I guess (as always) it all depends on what is required.

    Thanks for the post : )

    PS: Are you using any of these on your loreleiwebdesign site?

    • Lorelei says:

      Hi Sean,

      Well, I guess functionality is a matter of preference. So many people are crazy about galleries and I find them pretty useless LOL.
      On Lorelei Web design I try to keep the plugins to the utmost minimum as we have a huge CPU usage and too many plugins makes the problem worse. I do use however:
      Akismet, FeedBurner FeedSmith, NoLIP: Nofollow Links in Posts (did I list it here?), TweetMeme Retweet Button, W3 Total Cache and WP-Spam free.

  5. Denny says:

    great list, i must say very good picks.

  6. emily says:

    Awesome, thanks for the list, make me want to switch to WordPress! LOL

  7. Don Elliott says:

    Nice compilation! There are several plugins here that I haven’t run across before and appear to be very useful. Thank you for taking the time to do this!

    -Don Elliott

  8. Great post.wow I like the presentation style of your blog.I think this post will so much useful & informatics for all reader.Keep blogging

  9. This is fantastic I am very interested in the focus of your post.Really helpful article.thanks for sharing with us.keep blogging.

  10. It’s really good and important informations.I am really thankful to u as well as I would like to tell you this is really a good article. Keep blogging.

  11. That is probably the biggest and most comprehensive list of wordpress plugins ever made, thanks for that 🙂

  12. rick says:

    Incredible list of plug-ins! Looks like my afternoon will involve plenty of plug-in test drives…thanks!

  13. daddy design says:

    great list!! thank you!

  14. Clint Maher says:

    Awesome, that list must have taken ages to put together. I use many of them already although there is some others that I will now be trying out 🙂

  15. Kaplang says:

    wow these are cool, my blog is run on wordpress so I will be using a coupls of these 🙂 thanks

  16. alufælge says:

    Really a very useful blog. I never knew so many useful and interesting plugins existed out there. Thanks a lot.

  17. Great Tuts…thanks for sharing

  18. Too many plugins will make bloging complex. So add only those plugins which are really necessary. Thanks for listing all these. Some of them are new to me.

  19. StorageCraft says:

    The wordpress plugins displayed through useful examples seems to be a useful content for learning a lot about the kind of marketing being done on the internet. I am also going to start a kind very soon.

  20. healthy says:

    yep.. the list is great,i find it very useful

  21. Well i mostly see this kind of things in all blogs that peoples are always commenting about different matters and topics instead of the topic they are on to, so this kind of things really makes me upset, because i always expecting to spread conversation at this kind of blogs and forum for improves my knowledge base.

  22. Great blog….very helpful blog

  23. thaiaaa says:

    Good Job.Keep it going.


  24. Very useful Post! really helped me out! hope to check more out soon

  25. Bing says:

    I use CommentLuv plugin

    Thank for info

  26. Bing says:

    Awesome, thanks for the list, make me want to switch to WordPress

  27. Manhattan says:

    Aksimet basically comes built into WordPress now, so there’s really no reason to talk about it. It’s default.

  28. thankka says:

    Ho….Thank So Much For This Post

  29. Hi friend it’s looking a nice informative post in this blog . Thanks and like to share my thought here.

  30. pretty good list, a great help to new bloggers…

  31. pretty good list, a great help to new bloggers.

  32. amazing post man i love that its so useful for me

  33. wew, I can choosing the best there are. thanks a lot

  34. Khiyo says:

    Thanks for posting this. Very helpful and I’m going to try some of them.

  35. Can SEO links get links from other blogs too ? Or you know any plugin that can work like SEO links but with external articles ?

  36. Thank you for such a comprehensive list! Lots of work on your part to gather everything together. Now, much work for me to go and install some interesting new plug-ins!

  37. onyx213 says:

    Thx for this great info….this very usefull for me as a newbie…

  38. John Design says:

    I like about interior design. This blog has information about the design. Thank you wants to share a tip with me. I look forward to posting about the design than you. Thanks

  39. I am Happy to visiting this blog. The Design of themes is very artistic. Article gives an idea of new ideas. I waited for the next post. Thanks

  40. I always wanted to learn from experts and hobbyists by reading blogs. Yours is interesting and informative. Great job for sharing.

  41. Wow lots of plugins with some very brief details. I am looking for th best video player plugin for my own videos. Any suggestions?

  42. Pilar Torres says:

    Really useful tools that I will be using on my blog.
    I already use some of them like twitter, askimet and so on.
    Will give the other ones a try.

  43. And I thought that there were no master lists like this on the web, I was just sure of it. This list should be a secret, that’s how dangerous it really is!

  44. A realy nice list of plugin. I’m not sure about clicky plugin utility, the code is easy to integrate in a theme, why need a plugin for it ?

  45. wow, very useful plugin

  46. Tom says:

    I am blown away reading the list of very good plugins here. Wow! This is one of the most comprehensive list for enhanced blogging.

    You are really good!

  47. Wow, this is really a amazing list of wordpress plugins. I definately approve of this, and will pass on amung my friends and blog networks. Thanks for the sweet list!

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