75 Best WordPress Plugins That Make Bloggers Lives Easier


58. WordPress Plugin – My Page Order

My Page Order allows you to set the order of pages through a drag and drop interface. The default method of setting the order page by page is extremely clumsy, especially with a large number of pages.


59. Using jQuery to liven up your WordPress login

Nifty WordPress login page using Thickbox jQuery plugin.


60. Plugin Central

Plugin Central is a comprehensive WordPress plugin solution. Main features are:

  • Install plugins directly by typing the name of plugin or the URL to zip file!
  • Multiple-plugin install feature allows you to move your plugins from one blog to another
  • Displays status of plugins in need of update on the Dashboard
  • Option to update all plugins at once!


61. Tweet Blender

Similar in functionality to Twitter’s own widget but has support for multiple authors, hashtags, and keywords all blended together. The plugin can show tweets from just one user (as all other Twitter plugins do); however, it can also show tweets for a topic which you can define via Twitter hashtag or keyword. But there is more! It can also show tweets for multiple authors AND multiple keywords AND multiple hashtags all blended together into a single stream.


62. SimpleModal Contact Form (SMCF)

SimpleModal Contact Form (SMCF) is an Ajax powered modal contact form. It utilizes the jQuery JavaScript library and the SimpleModal jQuery plugin.


63. Accordion Image Menu

This is a different menu that uses your post images as a background. You can insert the menu wherever you want: content, php files or widget if your theme allows it.


64. Quick Search

Quick Search add AJAX Search to your site sorting results by Posts, Page and Comments. You can easly customize the popup menu style by modifying the file quick-search.css.


65. Ozh’ Better Plugin Page

Better Plugin Page brings a few valueable enhancements to the Plugin Management page: tiny icons, less clutter, quick action links. Handy for those who have 70+ plugins on their blog.


66. Advanced Spoiler

Show or hide contents(text, image etc.) with animated effects wrapped by spoiler markup tag([spoiler][/spoiler]).


67.Highlight Search Terms

Highlights search terms using jQuery when referer is a Google, Yahoo or Lycos search engine or within WordPress generated search results. This plugin is a light weight, low resource demanding.


68. µAudio Player

µAudio is a slim (450 Bytes!), fast plugin to create a flash mp3 player when mp3 links are clicked. In order to reduce clutter and file transfer, the links are unmodified until they are clicked, at which point a div with the player is faded in after the link. A second click on the link fades the player back out.


69. WordPress Sidebar Turned Apple-Flashy Using jQuery UI

Beautiful tutorial, explaining how to modify and add Apple type sidebar using the Accordion plugin in jQuery UI.


70. News-Ticker

A JQuery based News Ticker Displays a sliding or fading list of post titles, rss reeds or comments and excerpts with links to post.


71. WP No External Links

Mask all external links to internal! In your own posts, comments pages, authors page… It does not change anything or write to base – just processes output.

72. Spell, Style and Grammar check with After the Deadline

Smart plugin that uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing technology to find your writing errors and offer smart suggestions.
after the deadline

73. Improve page load time – WP Minify

Once enabled, this plugin will combine and compress JS and CSS files to improve page load time.


74. Check for Broken Links

This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found. It also works for images.

75. Manage who sees the ads

Advanced ad management plugin that lets you decide who will see your ads, depending on user defined conditions.

ad manager

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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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