What follows is a list of add-ons we have either used ourselves on our own websites, were recommended to us or have implemented for our clients. As these are often developed and supported by a user community with limited resources, please be sure to always fully test a module for your particular needs before committing to using it.
Modules -- Frontend
These are modules that will interact with visitors to your website.
- Angusuman's Permanent Redirect -- Allows you to create menu items that are actually links to other sites.
- WishList Member -- Easily Turn WordPress into a membership site.
- WP e-Commerce -- Shopping cart suitable to sell products, services and/or fees online. (IMPORTANT: not suitable for businesses in a province or states that must charge and show two separate taxes)
- Grunion Contact Form -- Easy to use contact form without any programming (tutorial)
- Contact Form 7 -- Manage multiple contact forms. Also check out cforms II and BestContactForm. PSX Mail Form -- Creates a mail form with multipart verification, and auto redirect upon successful send.
- ShareThis -- Provides a simple way for users to add your posts to many social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and more, or send a link of your post by email.
- NextGEN Gallery -- Create image galleries, slideshows, videos, playlists, podcasts and even flash annimation.
- Yet Another Related Posts Plug-in -- Displays a list of related posts.
- WordPress Lightbox 2 -- Overlay images on the current page.
- Ultimate Tag Warrior 3 -- Give tag to a post of your site with special syntax
- FD Feedburner Plugin -- Redirects the main feed and optionnally the comments feed to Feedburner.com. Also see Feedburner Feedsmith
- SocioFluid -- Provide links to submit articles to social networks. Also see AddThis.
- CodeColorer -- Add syntax highlighting to code snippets.
- WordPress Polls -- Add polls in posts and sidebars
- Twitter for WordPress -- Display your latest tweets anywhere on the site.
- Tweet This -- Adds a Tweet This Post link to every post and page.
- Maintenance Mode -- Provides a nice display while WordPress is in maintenance mode.
- Events Calendar -- Allows you to add events to your site.
- WordPress Email -- Allows people to recommend/send posts/pages to friends.
- WordPress Affiliate Store Plugin -- Add products to your WP blog from any of the major affiliate networks such as LinkShare, Commission Junction, ShareASale, Performics, LinkConnector, or Betty Mills.
- WP Mobile -- Automatically provide mobile device support on your site. Also see WPTouch which automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application-style theme.
- Advertising Manager -- Run ads or promote your favourite cause
Modules -- Administrative
These are modules whose purpose is to make your life, as a webmaster, a little easier.
- Akismet -- Helps prevent comment spam.
- Official SatCounter Plugin -- Easily add the StatCounter tracking code to your blog, for those who use this service.
- Twitter for WordPress -- Display your public Twitter messages on your blog.
- Google XML Sitemaps -- Creates a Google Sitemap for your WordPress blog. Also see Dragon Design Sitemap Generator.
- WordPress Database Backup -- Create backups of your WordPress data automatically. File backup not included.
- WordPress Database Manager -- Optimize database, repair and backup database, restore database and more.
- WordPress Optimize -- Clean-up and optimization tool.
- Google Analytics for WordPress -- Easily add Google Analytics tracking code to your blog, for those who use this service. Also see Ultimate Google Analytics.
- All in One SEO Pack -- Automatically optimize your site for search engines (Search Engine Optimization).
- Redirection -- Manage 301 redirections and track 404 errors on your site.
- My Page Order -- Set the order of the pages through a drag and drop interface.
- Search Regex Plugin -- Adds a powerful set of search and replace functions to WordPress.
- WordPress SpamFree Anti-Spam -- Eliminates blog comment spam including trackback and pingback spam.
- WordPress Super Cache -- Increase the performance and decrease the load of your WordPress site.
- Statpress Reloaded -- Shows real time statistics about your blog.
- Duplicate Posts (or Pages) -- Easily make a duplicate of your posts and pages.
- Broken Link Checker -- Check your WordPress site for broken links automatically
- White Label CMS -- Brand your WordPress installation.
- Web Invoicing and Billing -- Send invoices from WordPress. Includes support for re-occuring billing.
- StatPress Reloaded -- Lighter analytics stats for your site
- Bunny's Technorati Tags -- For SEO and Technorati links
- Digital Fingerprint -- To keep scrapers having to display my sig in article
- Fold Page List- Expand sub pages for asthetics
- Fold Category List -- Expand Category list for asthetics
- In Series -- For articles that I have series and want to show related
- Jerome's Keywords -- SEO
- List Subpages -- list subpages
- Link Indication -- Show Arrows after external links on whole site
- Optimal Title -- SEO and correct format for titles
- Post Updated -- Show when the post was updated if it was
- Post Teaser -- Show part of post on page to click for more..
- Plugins Used Plugin -- show all plugins used
- References -- show where I refer to in posts
- Related Posts -- show related links, SEO, user friendly
- WP-ContactForm -- must have to contact, easiest for me to use and config
- WP-EMail -- so people can email an article
- WP-Print -- so people can print user friendly format of post
- WP-GenericFooter -- I add a symbol at end of each article so known its the end
- Search Pages -- If you have pages on your site.
- Spam Karma 2 & SpamKarma 2 Akismet Plugin -- Get the best of both worlds
In addition to the many themes (templates) that are included with WordPress, we recommend the following:
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