Let’s talk about some of the top WordPress plugins.
Addthis social bookmarking widget is a great social networking tool that allows your users to share your WebPages on sites like facebook and twitter. For you blogs advertising I would recommend that you go with Ad Injection, this advertising manager will allow you to post any type of ads on your site. It could be Google ads, click bank ads, commission junction ads or you own email forms from acajoom, phplist, aweber, icontact, or get response. Ad Injector also allows you to place these ads anywhere on your site.
Akismet fights spam on your site by checking users with their database of known spammers. Broken Link Checker provides you with a report of broken links on your site. Cbnet Ping Optimizer protects you from being labeled a spammer when you submit articles to ping sites. Let’s say that you write a few articles in an hour and post them. Some sites might label you a spammer. What Cbnet Ping Optimizer does is it spaces out your ping submissions so you are not labeled a spammer.
Customize Your Community allows you to make the login and registration pages of your WordPress blog completely original.
Users will not even know if they are logging into a WordPress blog. Download Manager helps you to upload and make download files available to your users on WordPress. Easy Popular Posts finds all the most read post on your blog and arranges them in a nice list. Error Reporting does just what the name says, it’s good to keep track of your blogs performance in order to insure maximum up time.
Fast Secure Contact Form is one of the better contact forms for your WordPress blog. It is clean, neat and has captcha for spam protection. Google XML Sitemaps creates a Google, yahoo, Bing and ask.com friendly site map for your WordPress blog. Joomla 1.5 Importer has the ability to import an entire Joomla site into your WordPress blog. I migrated my blog gregGuide.com into WordPress from a Joomla site and can tell you it worked flawlessly. NextGEN Gallery is hands down the best gallery for WordPress. I use it on a few of my site and can say that I am very satisfied. Official Stat Counter Plugin allows you to track the stats of your website from stat counter.com. This is definitely a must have WordPress plugin.
Ozh' Admin Drop Down Menu put a horizontal drop down menu into your WordPress blog.
This is one of the best plugins ever and it really does turn your WordPress blog into a true CMS. Ping List Checker will ensure that your ping list is valid. It checks to make sure the links are not dead. Post Teaser will generate previews of your post with summaries and a read more link.