7 Essential Plugins for Any WordPress Blog

I’m finally done with my last revisions to my wordpress blog. I ended up re-work my entire blog. In doing so, I was searching around for good plugins for my blog. At the end, these are the WordPress plugins that I think would be essentials for any WordPress blog. Blogs that feature specific subject might need more plugins, but generally speaking, if you setup your own blog for general purposes, these are the plugins you might want to install to your wordpress.

(FYI, I am using WordPress 2.7 (the latest one as of 01-01-2009) and PHP ver 4.3.11)


1. 1 Bit Audio Player

1 Bit Audio Player is a very simple and lightweight Adobe Flash MP3 player with automatic JavaScript insertion. It’s main purpose is to act as a quick in-page preview for audio files you link to from your website or blog. (Download)

Example: ello-pergi-untuk-kembali.mp3

2. 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. (Download)

3. cForms

cforms is a plugin for WordPress, offering convenient deployment of multiple contact forms throughout your blog or even on the same page. (Download)

Example: http://myinternetcorner.com/contact/

4. CyStat

CyStats is a feature-rich statistics plugin integrated in the WordPress admin area. (Download)


5. NextGEN Gallery

Simple and easy administration back end to handle multiple galleries. (Download)


6. Twitter Tools

Twitter Tools is a plugin that creates a complete integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account. (Download)

Example: see my “What I’m Doing” widget on the sidebar.

7. wordTube

This plugin manages the JW FLV MEDIA PLAYER 4.2 and makes it easy for you to put music, videos or flash movies onto your WordPress posts and pages. (Download)


[media id=1 width=320 height=240] 


Feel free to list down your own version of essential wordpress plugins here at the comment section.

Author: Steven Sentosa

Steven Sentosa is a passionate blogger who likes to share his life and help others through his blog, MyInternetCorner.com. He offers social media services and Internet marketing consultation per client's request. You can reach him via Twitter @StevenSentosa.