WordPress now has over 12,000 plugins in its plugin database. Deciding on which of these to use can be tough! I have put together these top 10 WordPress plugins to make it easier for you to get the most functionality out of your WordPress install.
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“This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.”
WP Super Cache improves loading times greatly and is a must have for anyone with a WordPress based website.
Contact Form 7 is a really useful plugin allowing you to create your own customized contact form. Interacting with your readers is a key aspect of a blog, and allowing them to easily contact you via this contact form is a great way to do so.
4. Digg Digg
This is the best plugin I have seen among all the social plugins on WordPress. With a ton of customizable features, it even has an Ajax Float option which allows the bookmarking counters/buttons to float when a user scrolls down the page. You can also customize the css of the Ajax float function as by default it has rough white spaces as a border to the Horizontal floating buttons.
Google XML Sitemaps automatically creates an XML Sitemap for your blog, pings the famous Search Engines to update them about your sitemap & also allows you to set priorities to your sites’s pages, posts,categories,keywords, etc.