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)
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)
cforms is a plugin for WordPress, offering convenient deployment of multiple contact forms throughout your blog or even on the same page. (Download)
CyStats is a feature-rich statistics plugin integrated in the WordPress admin area. (Download)
Simple and easy administration back end to handle multiple galleries. (Download)
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.
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.