After showing my new MacTips Archive layout to a friend and fellow WordPress user, I was asked which plugins I use on that site. Here’s the list. Descriptions and links are taken straight from the Plugins page in the Dashboard, edited to remove non-essential content.
- Bad Behavior
Deny automated spambots access to your PHP-based Web site.
This poll plugin is easy to use, install, and manage. It uses AJAX to load data, making it quick and fun to use.
- Democracy Widget
Adds a sidebar widget for use with Andrew Sutherland’s Democracy Poll widget.
- Popularity Contest
This will enable ranking of your posts by popularity; using the behavior of your visitors to determine each post’s popularity.
- Related Posts
Returns a list of the related entries based on active / passive keyword matches.
- Secure and Accessible PHP Contact Form
This powerful yet easy-to-install contact form features exceptional accessibility and usability while still providing extensive anti-spam and anti-exploit security features.
- Social Bookmarks
Adds a list of XHTML compliant graphic links at the end of your posts that allow your visitors to easily submit them to a number of social bookmarking sites.
- Spam Karma 2
Ultimate Spam Killer for WordPress.
- Subscribe To Comments
Allows readers to receive notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry.
- WordPress.com Stats
Tracks views, post / page views, referrers, and clicks. Requires a WordPress.com API key.
Allows people to recommend / send your WordPress blog’s post / page to a friend.