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Popular Wordpress themes and plugins?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Briansstocks, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Briansstocks

    Briansstocks Registered Member

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    Im completely new to Wordpress. What the populare themes today, paid or free doesn't matter.

    Also after the latest updates, what are the recomended plugins for wordpress and what ones should I avoid?

    Thanks
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Briansstocks,

    Welcome to the world of Wordpress! This is a good question. There are tons of great Wordpress plugins but I?ll mention some essential ones to get you started. If you are planning to get the most out of the blogging platform, get the Akismet or Disqus commenting plugins. Both are great for fighting spam comments on your blog. You should also look into a good SEO plugin. I highly recommend either Yoast or SEO Ultimate. Both allow you to easily enrich your pages with keywords and perform other basic and more advanced SEO tasks. I would also get the Google analytics plugin for Wordpress instead of installing code manually.

    As far as themes go, it?s really a matter of style and functionality preference. The goals your website will fulfill will determine the theme you choose. You can always modify one of the default themes that are available or that come with the original Wordpress installation.

    If you still aren?t sure you can check out the 49 most downloaded Wordpress themes here,

    http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/49-most-downloaded-wordpress-themes-of-all-time/

    Here is a list of free Wordpress themes,

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/browse/popular/


    You can find Akismet here,

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/

    and SEO Ultimate here,

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/seo-ultimate/

    Google Analytics,

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/

    the Yoast SEO plugin can be found here,

    http://yoast.com/wordpress/seo/

    and finally the Disqus commenting system can be found here,

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/disqus-comment-system/

    Hope this helps you and good luck with Wordpress!

    Shawn
     
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  3. Toocoo82

    Toocoo82 Regular Member

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    Would you run seoultimate with the yoast plugin? Or just pick one?
     
  4. ice41

    ice41 Power Member

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    For premium themes, head over to:

    themefuse
    wpzoom
    themeskingdom
    wordpressthemeshock

    those have the best graphics / niche themes out there.