Current Favorite WordPress Plugins December 2012

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Here are a few of our current favorites. The list is not exhaustive, but it’s a nice little collection of solid recommendations.

Current Favorite Plugins

  • Google Analytics for WordPress by Yoast

    “Uses the asynchronous Google Analytics tracking code, the fastest and most reliable tracking code Google Analytics offers.”

  • WordPress SEO by Yoast

    “Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast.”

  • Jetpack by WordPress.com

    Social sharing, email subscriptions, stats, spell-check, URL-shortener, Twitter feed widget, easy video embeds, and more.

  • Search Light

    Find-As-You-Type dropdown extension for the standard WordPress search

  • WP-DBManager

    optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up and optimizing of database

  • Hyper Cache

    a well reviewed cache plugin specifically for shared hosting

  • Page Links To

    allows you to make a WordPress page or post link to a URL of your choosing, instead of its WordPress page or post URL

  • Redirection

    Manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have. This is particularly useful if you are migrating pages from an old website, or are changing the directory of your WordPress installation.

  • Disable Trackbacks

    “Globally disables trackbacks to cut down on spam. Very, very few people legitimately use trackbacks and spammers love them, so it’s worthy tradeoff.”

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Have great plugins to recommend? Use the comments below to suggest new additions to our list.

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