June 10, 2011 | Posted in:Wordpress

Here I am providing you the list of all the WordPress Plugins that I personally use (free and paid), these plugins are best for SEO and Design and are MUST HAVE 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. Broken Link Checker : Checks your blog for broken links and missing images and notifies you on the dashboard if any are found.
  3. Facebook Like Box : Facebook Like Box Widget is a social plugin that enables Facebook Page owners to attract and gain Likes from their own website. The Like Box enables users to: see how many users already like this page, and which of their friends like it too, read recent posts from the page and Like the page with one click, without needing to visit the page.
  4. FeedBurner FeedSmith : Originally authored by Steve Smith, this plugin detects all ways to access your original WordPress feeds and redirects them to your FeedBurner feed so you can track every possible subscriber.
  5. GoCodes : Create shortcut URLs to anywhere on the internet, right from your WordPress Admin.
  6. Google XML Sitemap for Images : This plugin will generate a XML Image Sitemap for your WordPress blog.
  7. Google XML Sitemap for Mobile : This plugin will generate a XML Mobile Sitemap for your WordPress blog.
  8. Google XML Sitemaps : This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com to better index your blog.
  9. MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer : Saves your wordpress blog from getting tagged as ping spammer by installing this plugin.
  10. Peter’s Collaboration E-mails : Enhance the “Submit for Review” feature for Contributor users. This plugin enables automatic e-mails to the relevant users when posts are pending, when they are approved, and when their statuses are changed from “pending” back to “draft”.
  11. Popular Posts Bars : Add your most commented (or viewed) posts in your sidebar with colored bars, Engadget-like.
  12. Private Messages For WordPress : Allow members of WordPress blog send and receive private messages (PM).
  13. Quick Adsense : Quick Adsense offers a quicker & flexible way to insert Google Adsense or any Ads code into a blog post.
  14. Redirection : Manage all your 301 redirects and monitor 404 errors.
  15. SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2 : This is my personal best free plugin for wordpress SEO. I can easily see a mass traffic drop when I disable this plugin. It Multiply blog traffic by strengthening on page SEO, increasing the number of indexed pages, auto convert search terms into post tags, and more.
  16. SEO Smart Links Business : SEO Smart Links Business provides automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow and much more.
  17. Subscribe to Comments Reloaded : Subscribe to Comments Reloaded is a robust plugin that enables commenters to sign up for e-mail notifications. It includes a full-featured subscription manager that your commenters can use to unsubscribe to certain posts or suspend all notifications.
  18. Thesis OpenHook : Use this plugin only if you have Thesis Premium Theme installed. This plugin allows you to insert arbitrary content into the many hooks that the Thesis Theme Framework provides. Never again edit a file!
  19. Visitor Maps and Who’s Online : Displays Visitor Maps with location pins, city, and country. Includes a Who’s Online Sidebar to show how many users are online. Includes a Who’s Online admin dashboard to view visitor details. The visitor details include: what page the visitor is on, IP address, host lookup, online time, city, state, country, geolocation maps and more. No API key needed.
  20. WordPress Database Backup : On-demand backup of your WordPress database and send the DB file to the specified email address.
  21. WordPress Facebook Fan Box Widget : Display facebook fan box as widget in your WordPress blog.
  22. WordPress Mobile Pack : The WordPress Mobile Pack is a complete toolkit to help mobilize your WordPress site and blog.
  23. WordPress SEO-Rank : Seo report on your dashboard of all your statistics ranking in web – PageRank Google- Alexa Rank – Backlinks Google – Backlinks Yahoo – Users Registered – FeedBurner Subscribers – Followers Twitter – Youtube Subscribers – Widget.
  24. WP125 : Easily manage 125×125 ads within your WordPress Dashboard.
  25. WP Hide Dashboard : A simple plugin that removes the Dashboard menu, the Personal Options section and the Help link on the Profile page, hides the Dashboard links in the admin bar menu (if activated), and prevents Dashboard access to users assigned to the Subscriber role. Useful if you allow your subscribers to edit their own profiles, but don’t want them wandering around your WordPress admin section. Note: This version requires a minimum of WordPress 3.1.
  26. WP Super Cache : Very fast caching plugin for WordPress.
  27. WP Syndicator : Automatically syndicate your content, dominate the SERPs and explode your traffic.
  28. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin : Returns a list of related entries based on a unique algorithm for display on your blog and RSS feeds. A templating feature allows customization of the display.
  29. YouTube Embed : Embed YouTube Videos in WordPress.

Along with these plugins you will need to have Thesis Premium Theme, the combination of both these plugins and theme will drive a load of traffic from Google. As you can see, the time I posted this article, it comes to the first page of Google for the keyword “wordpress plugins 2011” and “best wordpress plugins“.

Check our new list of “Best WordPress Plugins 2012” here.

Admin is the Founder and Administrator of Tech Blog. He love to explore the tech world. He is a part time dedicated blogger, coder and designer of Xinz.


  1. Giuseppina Sweaney
    June 13, 2011

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    This is a marvelous write-up. Thanks a ton for taking the time to summarize all this out for us. It is a great help!

  2. Srijn
    June 15, 2011

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    That really clarified my dilemma, thank you! This article is very helpful for me because I also work in WordPress and use so many plugins. It is a great help for us who work in WordPress.

    June 18, 2011

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    Hi this is a great article , I have installed all these plugins to my blog http://www.webteachindia.com Let us see what happens

  4. Ken Lewis
    June 20, 2011

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    The Facebook Like Box has one huge problem: it doesn’t appear properly/completely for users not simultaneously signed in with Facebook. Instead it leaves a big empty box with just something on the top and the bottom.

    If I can change the settings, please let me know here:

    • Sarami
      June 20, 2011

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      you can contact the plugin developer, I think the problem is related to the theme.

      • Ken Lewis
        June 22, 2011

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        I actually found the problem is when I am signed in as admin of a page. It is a plugin issue, not a theme issue. When I read on this issue it says that there is also a limitation on people’s ability to see the feed if you have created geo-limitations on who can “like” the page. Interesting to know these limitations. Anyway, I like this plugin.

        • Sarami
          June 22, 2011

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          Sorry but I really never have encountered with this type of problem till now, I would have loved to help you but i am really blank to your problem, coz i am a noob in programming. :-)

  5. magicguardian
    June 28, 2011

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    I’ve try some on http://magicguardian.com and i hope no conflict with the other plugin setting, just wait n see

  6. Karthik Ramadoss
    July 2, 2011

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    This is a fantastic list. I just updated my own 40+ Best WordPress Plugins article with current WordPress plugins we use in a host of WordPress sites we manage as blogs and as CMS platforms. I have also neatly categorized into different sections so it is easy to find the ones you are looking for.

  7. sam
    July 9, 2011

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    Google XML sitemaps does not work anymore, don’t know if anyone is updating the plugin but it does not work on my blog. It works but does not list the posts in chronological order – some one know if it is updated to 3.4 Wpress?

    • Sarami
      July 9, 2011

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      Hi, the plugin is working flawlessly for me. I am using wp 3.2. I think there is some plugin conflict in your blog, thats why it is not working correctly. Although you can contact the developer of the plugin in wordpress forum.

  8. Geoff
    July 12, 2011

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    The problem with plugins is that a lot of them are only compatible with older versions of WordPress.

    I’m using WP version 3.2 and none of the three plugins I’ve just read about here which I would like to download – SEO Smart Links, SEO Friendly Images, and Redirection – are guaranteed to work with the latest 3.2 version. The plugin designers are always playing catch-up I’m afraid. And some are way behind.

    • Sarami
      July 12, 2011

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      I am also using WP 3.2 and all the listed plugins are fully compatible and are working fine.

      • Geoff
        July 14, 2011

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        So you took the chance and downloaded them even though none of those three I want are listed as tested up to 3.2? Maybe I’m a bit of a coward when it comes to doing that, I’d just hate to hit any issues and cause something to crash on me.

  9. prateek bansal
    July 14, 2011

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    These are really nice plugins and a working well for me to . Thanks for sharing

  10. prateek bansal
    July 14, 2011

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    Google xml is not working any suggestions???

    • Sarami
      July 14, 2011

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      its working for me. Might be there is any conflict with any other plugin or server problem.

  11. sahil
    July 15, 2011

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    Realy Nice Site !! wow

  12. mmncs
    July 19, 2011

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    Great plugins!

    Check out our collection of top 20 WordPress plugins.
    Top 20 of Best WordPress plugins in 2011

  13. maxpanna
    August 9, 2011

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    Nice list of amazing WordPress plugins. But you forgot All In One SEO Pack, it is must have for all WordPress bloggers. For more check here http://sotzva.com/blogging/20-best-wordpress-plugin-recommonded-by-bloggers

  14. payday online
    August 14, 2011

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    Is there a wp plugin to compress the size of my blog pls, my google webmaster is saying my site is slow. Thankyou

  15. Hypnose Berlin
    September 6, 2011

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    Thank you a lot. I was hoping that you have writen such an article. I have bought thesis because of your article and it was a good dession.

    i will test some of pligins on my new website.

  16. ereader comparison
    September 7, 2011

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    I believe WpTimeMachine is better than wp database backup.

    in WpTimeMachine, you not only able to backup the posts. but also include all images within the website.


  17. Infopeer
    September 15, 2011

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    I love this post.
    I’m going to install thesis theme and the plugins you provided.Hoping I will get the same response you got from google.

  18. vinodh
    October 4, 2011

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    Great,Great list. exactly what i wanted.

  19. sam
    November 8, 2011

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    Nice article and thanks for sharing on your web site.I need this information and i got it.


  20. Raj
    December 27, 2011

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    what a huge collection of plugins!!!!! very helpful………….. nice to know. i will use some of these plugins on my web blog.

  21. parthiban
    October 2, 2012

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    thank you so much for this nice plugin collections…

  22. Toan
    April 12, 2013

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