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THE ULTIMATE WORDPRESS PLUGINS THREAD - Kick-Ass Plugins And Ping List For Your Blog!

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by DimaKritchevski, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. DimaKritchevski

    DimaKritchevski Registered Member

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    Hey guys,

    To cut a long story short, Over the past few weeks after reading far too many "best plugins" blog posts and forum threads to count, and personally testing a ton of plugins I've compiled my current "ultimate wordpress plugins list" and I decided to give back to BHW by sharing this list.

    It will help you:

    • Gain maximum SEO benefit for your wordpress blog
    • Monetize your blog as best as possible
    Hope you guys get a ton of value from it and if you believe something is missing, feel free to contribute!

    NOTE: There's NO autoblog plugins here atm since I don't use them in my business. If someones whose an expert on that topic can contribute their list that would be great.
    The Ultimate Wordpress Plugins List:

    SEO Plugins:


    Platinum SEO Pack:
    Complete SEO solution for your wordpress blog. Better and more
    comprehensive solution than "All-In-One-SEO".

    Google XML Sitemaps:
    XML sitemaps are a must in google's eyes for SEO purposes, so this one is a no brainer.

    Dagon Design Sitemap Generator:
    Generates a fully customizable sitemap. Unlike XML sitemaps this is for your sites visitors not purely the search engines.

    Robots SEO:
    This plugin gives you awesome control over your robots meta tags to your pages and feeds, disabled unused archives and unfollow unnecessary links. Works very well together with Platinum SEO.

    Wordpress Duplicate Content Cure:
    Prevent search engines from indexing duplicate content if you choose, like archives and category pages.

    SEO Slugs:
    Automatically removes common (stop) words like 'a', 'the', 'in' from post slugs to improve SEO.

    SEO Smart Links:

    Provides even more automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow and much more.

    Yoast Breadcrumbs:
    Outputs a fully customizable breadcrumb path. For those who don't know what the term "breadcrumb" means it's the little navigation elements like you see on these forums that say "Black Hat SEO > Black Hat SEO > Blogging", apart from being great for site visitors to enhance navigation, they also provide a good internal link structure which helps for SEO.

    Monetization Plugins:

    All in One Adsense and YPN:
    Inserts Adsense or YPN code in to your blog posts. Really easy to use, great plugin.

    Pretty Link:
    Gives me the ability to create awesome looking affiliate links like "your-site.com/product-name/ or yoursite.com/recommended/product-name" or whatever I want for that matter in just a few clicks! Add clickthrough statistics to your dashboard, automatically no-follow your links, etc... One of my favourite plugins!

    WP Review Site:
    Allows you to turn your wordpress installation into a full blown review site complete with user reviews. Fully customizable CSS lets me integrate this into my theme seamlessly. I payed good money for this plugin and I don't regret it for a second.

    Add Sig:
    Allows me to add a custom signature at the end of my posts with the authors information, or my preferred choice... and opt-in box. =)

    Social Plugins:

    Add To Any:
    Helps readers share, bookmark and email your posts and pages with practically any service imaginable and has a sexy looking button. Easily customized but needs no configuration out of the box unlike sociable. Nuff' said.

    Sexy Bookmarks:
    Another option to Add To Any. Only use one per site obviously, choose whichever one you like best, I pick which one suits my sites theme the best on every site I create.

    Twitter Tools:
    Barely used it to be honest, but seems that this is the accepted best tool for integrating twitter and wordpress.

    Statistics Plugin:

    Statpress Reloaded:
    Easily the best stats plugin that I've seen for wordpress. Includes real time stats, nice bar charts, lots of sub lists like top 10 referred URL's and stuff like that and highly customizable. Way better than the original statpress, wassup and shits all over the "wordpress stats" plugin.

    Other Very Useful Plugins:

    Akismet (Duh!):
    Stop spam comments.

    Max BlogPress Ping Optimizer (Nulled Version):
    Stops your blog from getting tagged as ping spammer. You can use the nulled version that you can get on these forums in the download sections, which stops you from having to register your email address with Max Blog Press. Must have plugin. Goes great with the fat ping list I've included below.

    Query Posts:
    A widget that allows you to show posts/pages in any way you'd like on your site. My favorite use for it is as an "articles" sidebar list - and I exclude the "Product Reviews" category on my site so actual content doesn't get mixed up with sales messages.

    Wordpress Automatic Upgrade:
    Works great for upgrading wordpress versions. Great plugin.

    Wordpress Database Backup:
    On-demand backup of your Wordpress Blog and all your content.

    WP Super Cache:
    Makes your blog cache faster. Since page load times are SEO factor this also should theoretically help with your search engine rankings.

    Exec-PHP:
    Executes php code in your posts, pages and text widgets. Tons of possibilities if you know a little basic PHP for stuff like split testing, ad rotation, etc...

    [-- End of List --]

    Well, that's my list. I hope you guys found this useful and get some value from it. I sure love the power and flexibility these plugins give me. I realize this is a pretty huge list, so do what I did - try the plugins one at a time or as needed.

    P.S. Here's the ping list I currently use. My current perspective on using ridiculously huge ping lists is that you're site CAN get flagged for "ping spamming" which is obviously a bad thing. This list is what I currently use which I believe strikes a nice balance.

    The Kick-Ass Ping List:

    Code:
    http://1470.net/api/ping
    http://api.feedster.com/ping
    http://api.moreover.com/ping
    http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
    http://api.my.yahoo.co.jp/RPC2
    http://api.my.yahoo.com/RPC2
    http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping
    http://audiorpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
    http://bblog.com/ping.php
    http://bitacoras.net/ping
    http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC
    http://blogdb.jp/xmlrpc
    http://blogmatcher.com/u.php
    http://blogpeople.net/ping
    http://blogsearch.google.ae/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.at/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.be/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.bg/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.ca/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.ch/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.cl/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.co.cr/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.co.hu/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.co.id/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.co.il/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.co.in/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.co.it/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.co.jp/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.co.ma/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.co.nz/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.co.th/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.co.uk/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.co.ve/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.co.za/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.com.ar/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.com.au/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.com.br/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.com.co/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.com.do/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.com.mx/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.com.my/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.com.pe/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.com.sa/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.com.sg/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.com.tr/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.com.tw/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.com.ua/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.com.uy/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.com.vn/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.de/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.es/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.fi/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.fr/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.gr/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.hr/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.ie/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.in/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.it/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.jp/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.lt/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.nl/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.pl/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.pt/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.ro/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.ru/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.se/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.sk/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.tw/ping/RPC2
    http://blogsearch.google.us/ping/RPC2
    http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc
    http://coreblog.org/ping/
    http://feedsky.com/api/RPC2
    http://hamo-search.com/ping.php
    http://holycowdude.com/rpc/ping/
    http://mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatt
    http://ping.amagle.com/
    http://ping.bitacoras.com
    http://ping.blo.gs/
    http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/
    http://ping.blogmura.jp/rpc/
    http://ping.blogoon.net/
    http://ping.blogs.yandex.ru/RPC2
    http://ping.cocolog-nifty.com/xmlrpc
    http://ping.exblog.jp/xmlrpc
    http://ping.fc2.com/
    http://ping.feedburner.com
    http://ping.feedburner.com/
    http://ping.kutsulog.net/
    http://ping.myblog.jp
    http://ping.myblog.jp/
    http://ping.namaan.net/rpc
    http://ping.rootblog.com/rpc.php
    http://ping.snap.com/ping/RPC2
    http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
    http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
    http://ping.weblogs.se/
    http://ping.wordblog.de/
    http://pingoat.com/goat/RPC2
    http://r.hatena.ne.jp/rpc
    http://rcs.datashed.net/RPC2/
    http://rpc.blogbuzzmachine.com/RPC2
    http://rpc.bloggerei.de/ping/
    http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
    http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080/
    http://rpc.newsgator.com/
    http://rpc.pingomatic.com
    http://rpc.reader.livedoor.com/ping
    http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
    http://rpc.technorati.jp/rpc/ping
    http://rpc.twingly.com/
    http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
    http://topicexchange.com/RPC2
    http://trackback.bakeinu.jp/bakeping.php
    http://wasalive.com/ping/
    http://www.a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b
    http://www.bitacoles.net/ping.php
    http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
    http://www.blogoole.com/ping/
    http://www.blogoon.net/ping/
    http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
    http://www.blogroots.com/tb_populi.blog?id=1
    http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php
    http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
    http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
    http://www.lasermemory.com/lsrpc/
    http://www.mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatter/ping.php
    http://www.newsisfree.com/RPCCloud
    http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
    http://www.popdex.com/addsite.php
    http://www.snipsnap.org/RPC2
    http://www.weblogues.com/RPC/
    http://xmlrpc.blogg.de
    http://xping.pubsub.com/ping/
    http://zhuaxia.com/rpc/server.php
    P.P.S. If you have a contribution to the list, please post it below and I'll add it to the thread. Let's make this the best damn wordpress plugins list available! :)
     
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  2. thehotboss

    thehotboss BANNED BANNED

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    that is huge. Thaks for this aweson share of ping list
     
  3. Tseng

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    This title speaks for itself, awesome post.
     
  4. leiif

    leiif Newbie

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    Hey thanks for the great list. Are you getting the wp-super-cache to work for you? I had a major crash with it.

    Another cool plugin is "tagaroo". From what I was able to find the "wp-to-twitter" is a good twitter tool. Also check "wickedwpposter" as it includes more than just twitter. "cbnet-ping-optimizer" is the same as max blog press without the login requirements, no need for any nulled version. "seo-image" is good for images links and attributes.
     
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    I like YARPP
    and for autobloggin you can't beat WP-Robot
     
  6. leiif

    leiif Newbie

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    This page is valuable also.
    Code:
    http://www.howtospoter.com/wordpress-web-20-guide
     
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  7. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

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    Nice plugin list. Thank you for this post.

    Question:

    What is your most favorite (least glitches) theme... please list your theme of choice to work best/most compatible with the plugins posted above.
     
  8. ratonjd

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    Thanks a lot for this super list!! i was wondering... Can I use this list for a porn blog? or porn blogs use a different ping list?

    Thanks!!
     
  9. DimaKritchevski

    DimaKritchevski Registered Member

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    @ratonjd Ye man, you're sweet to use this list for porn. You might be able to find some *extra* ping servers for porn, though it ain't my niche so I'm not sure. I had a quick search for you on Google and couldn't find anything about porn ping servers. But if you dig around a bit further you may find something, in which case just add it to the list!

    @lived66 Thesis is great. The "Headway" theme also impresses the heck out of me. Seriously epic theme. Anything by iThemes or Woo Themes as well cos they're both pro as hell when it comes to WP. But really, this is a topic for a separate threads called "Awesome Wordpress Themes That Don't Fk Up"

    @leiff @tseng @hotboss Thanks! glad you got some value out of it =)
     
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  10. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

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    DimaKritchevski- Thanks for the recommendations... I do like Thesis. Will check out Headway and woo themes... will look into that thread:D

    -Lived66
     
  11. sidaz

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    Nice list, with downloads links would be even better :)
     
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    great post bro. thanks !
     
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    Nice list dude! This was what I was looking for.
     
  15. blackhatq

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    No links to the plugins ?

    I recommend these

    Akismet - Enter your API key to activate this plugin. This plugin will help prevent comment spam.
    Adsense Manager - This is my favorite advertising plugin. This plugin will place your ads randomly throughout your posts. Simply add your publisher ID and change the ad colors.
    Advertising Manager - Here's another great advertising plugin. With this plugin you can setup a wide selection of ads including random CPA offers. Once you've created an ad, view your widgets panel and drag the ad to your sidebar.
    Easy Privacy Policy - This Privacy Policy is great to protect your site, looks professional, and it includes information that Adsense requires.
    Global Translator - Your visitors can be from any country. I always include this plugin on my sidebar. You can translate your entire site into another language with this plugin.
    Google XML Sitemaps - This plugin will help with Google indexing. It's a map of your site. This plugin is a must.
    Kontera ContentLink - Another great way to earn revenue is by turning random words throughout your articles into advertisements. This plugin does just that. Sign up with Kontera and enter your publisher ID in the Kontera settings.
    MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer - This plugin is a great way to spread your site amongst the internet. The more backlinks you create the better your search engine rankings will be. Run a search and look for a list of popular websites to ping.
    WP OnlyWire Auto Poster - This program has made a huge difference with backlinks. You can use onlywire to send your posts to 30 different social networks. This has created many backlinks for me and has helped tremendously with backlinking.
    Platinum SEO Pack - This plugin is another must. This plugin will allow you to create META tags to help with search engine indexing. Be sure to select appropriate keywords and a keyword rich description.
    SEO Smart Links - This program will turn random words throughout your articles into links to other articles on your blog. You can also setup specific words to link to offers or other revenue generating services. For example, if you have an iPad blog, you may want to link the word "iPad" to an email submit for a free iPad.
    SEO Super Comments - This program will generate extra pages for each comment. Users will have another page with all of their comments. This will give you more pages for search engine indexing.
    Sociable - This plugin will allow you to choose from 100+ different social networks that users can click and post to their social network site.
    StatPress Reloaded - This plugin is a must! It's filled with statistics to help you understand how your blog is performing.
    WP-PostRatings - This is a simple plugin that will allow users to rate your posts. It can help attract a users eye and give them more confidence in the article.
    WP Robot - This is one of your most important plugins
     
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  16. voodoo1

    voodoo1 Registered Member

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    Thanks for sharing...the ping list is great!

    Bear in mind, it also pays to be aware there can be problems with plugins and the amount of plugins installed.

    1/ Constant updates required
    2/ Can slow load times
    3/ Technical compatibility issues
    4/ Vulnerability, back door for hackers
    5/ If plugin fails, your blog goes down
     
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    thnks
    but ping list is old

    but thanks anyway gd info
     
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    MrOrange Newbie

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    Yes it is hard to choose when so many about.
     
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    noname boy Newbie

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    Nice list of pings, thanks!
     
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    i reccomend blogsense very great piece of code