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75 Best WordPress Plugins That Make Bloggers Lives Easier

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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.

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59. Using jQuery to liven up your WordPress login

Nifty WordPress login page using Thickbox jQuery plugin.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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66. Advanced Spoiler

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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73. Improve page load time – WP Minify

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

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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.

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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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    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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