Redirection is a cool plugin that makes sure visitors get to your site instead of getting a blank 404 error page when they click on an old URL. SEO Friendly Images adds Meta info to your pictures. This will improve traffic to your site from Google and Yahoo image searches. SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam protects your WordPress blogs comments, registration and pretty much all the form that require user input with a captcha. This will greatly reduce the amount of spam on your site.
Simple Tags helps with your sites navigation and SEO by suggesting tags based on your article, blog and from the Internet. What I like the most about this plugin is that it can pull tags from Yahoo and other internet source that match commonly searched terms that match your article. Smart Youtube allows you to easily embed youtube videos onto your WordPress blog. Subscribe to Comments Reloaded does just what its name says. It allows user of your WordPress blog to get emails update of comments. This is a great way of keeping your audience involves in the site.
TinyMCE Advanced enhances the default WordPress editor. Viper's Video Quicktags embeds a variety of video formats, including Vimeo, DailyMotion and YouTube. This is a must have plugin if you are going to be embedding video on you site. WordPress Database Backup will back up your entire WordPress site including the SQL database. I have used this plugin before to back up and restore a site. It works great. WordPress Importer, imports WordPress and more. It actually imports, from blogger, Joomla 1.5, LiveJournal, Moveable Type and TypePad. WP-Polls are a cool plugin that allows you to create and insert polls on your blog. This is a fun feature for your visitors because it allows them to participate in your WordPress blog. WP Autoresponder puts the power of a full fledged auto responder program under the hood of your WordPress blog. With WP Autoresponder you are able to create newsletters and follow up emails that will be sent to your mailing list by a schedule. You can even set up post and categories as your newsletters. WP Favicon allows easy upload of your Favicon image to your blog. Yoast Breadcrumbs displays paths to your articles.
There you have it. My list of the Top WordPress Plugins. I hope that you can give this list a try. I think you will be very happy with these plugins. We appreciate the programmers who create these WordPress plugins and the people who use them every day.