WordPress has been the best web site hosting service for a long time. One of the many reasons for its success is the huge repository of dependable plugins that can be installed. They can be for SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), Social, or even productivity. If you aren’t installing plugins, you’re leaving your site handicapped. So here is a list of the plugins that must be installed! I’ve presumed that you know how to install plugins, if not go to this link
All in One SEO Pack
This is a must install plugin which automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization). This helps your site get higher pageranks on search engines like Google and Ask.
Spam is rampant on WordPress. Not anymore, Akismet keeps all the filthy spam away and quite nicely too!
This plugin adds Google Analytics code to every page, as per your command. Easy as Pie!
This plugin automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application-style theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects, when viewed from iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Palm Pre, Samsung touch and BlackBerry Storm/Torch mobile devices.
It adds Breadcrumbs to your template which look like TheGeeksClub>Programming>PHP. Very useful for SEO as crawlers find it easy to index your page
Post video players, slideshow albums, photo galleries and music / podcast playlist
The long name doesn’t mean that its useless. It allows you to post all the stuff written in the title and also creates rich flash slideshows. Just awesome
This one provides a comprehensive subscription management and email notification system for WordPress blogs that sends email notifications to a list of subscribers when you publish new content to your blog.
Redirection is a WordPress plugin to 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.
This gem adds a CSS based dropdown/flyout/slider menu to your WordPress blog. Looks beautiful.
This plugin adds more fields to the edit post page. If you’re writing about games, you can add a field for publisher, price etc. Quite useful at times.
All these plugins would help you build an awesome site. Good Luck from the entire team of TGC!
Think I have missed out something? Do let us know.