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10 Most Popular WordPress plugins

The best part of WordPress is its flexibility. Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything one can imagine. WordPress is fully loaded with tons of Plugins that are making our job pretty easy. Here is a list of 10 Most Popular WordPress plugins.

1. Akismet

Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.

2.  All in One SEO Pack

There seems to be a conflict between this plugin and the Kimili Flash Embed plugin. When I activated the All in One SEOPack, the flash banner in my sidebar quit working. When I deactivated it the flash started working again.

3.  WPtouch iPhone theme

This plugin to change your blog into an iPhone application-style theme, It is a single click task. To complete with ajax loading articles and effects when viewed from an iPhone, iPod touch, Android or BlackBerry touch mobile device.

4. WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache is a static caching plugin for WordPress. It generates html files that are served directly by Apache without processing comparatively heavy PHP scripts. By using this plugin you will speed up your WordPress blog significantly.

5. Smart YouTube

This WordPress plugin allows you to easily insert Youtube videos in your post , comments and RSS feed.

6. Fast and Secure Contant Form

This plugin is used to setup contact form on your blog through which visitors can email you quickly. This plugin is also supported with CAPTCHA and Akismet to combat with spam. This plugin does not JScript.

7.  Lightbox 2

Lightbox 2 allows you to present images in a slick window, while darkening the rest of the page. It makes your site look professional, and adds very little to page load times. It does not require any browser plugins to work, and works on just about every web browser out there! When a browser doesn’t support javascript, the code fails gracefully.

8.  BuddyPress

Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress.BuddyPress is completely free and open source. Unlike hosted services, BuddyPress allows you to stay in control of your site and create a totally customized, unique experience.

9. Twitter Tool

This wordpress plugin creates an integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account. Pull your tweets into your blog and create new tweets on blog posts and from within WordPress.

10.  WP to Twitter

The WP-to-Twitter plugin posts a Twitter status update from your WordPress blog using either the Cli.gs or Bit.ly URL shortening services to provide a link back to your post from Twitter.WP to Twitter can also post to any other service using the Twitter-compatible API.

P.S. if you have a WordPress blog then checkout our wpSimpleBackup a simple backup and blog migration plugin that gives you option to take backup to either Amazon s3, Rackspace CloudFiles or even FTP to another server.

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