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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.

openid-comments-wordpress-jquery-plugin

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.

scategory-permalinks-wordpress-jquery-plugin

47. Google AJAX Translation

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

google-ajax-translation-wordpress-jquery-plugin

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.

infinite-scroll-wordpress-jquery-plugin

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.

gd-star-rating-wordpress-jquery-plugin

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.

image-drop-shadow-wordpress-jquery-plugin

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.

j-post-slider-animation-wordpress-jquery-plugin

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.

live-blogroll-wordpress-jquery-plugin

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.

wp-wall-wordpress-jquery-plugin

54. PixoPoint Menu Plugin

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

pixo-point-menu-wordpress-jquery-plugin

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.

form-validation-comments-wordpress-jquery-plugin

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!

snazzy-archives-wordpress-jquery-plugin

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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  2. Sean

    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?

    1. Lorelei

      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.

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  7. Tom

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

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