Chapter 14

Ten Popular WordPress Plugins

In This Chapter

arrow Finding popular WordPress plugins

arrow Using plugins to enhance your blog

In this chapter, I list ten of the most popular plugins available for your WordPress blog. This list isn’t exhaustive by any means; hundreds of excellent WordPress plugins can, and do, provide multiple ways to extend the functionality of your blog. And if these ten plugins aren’t enough for you, you can find many more at the official WordPress Plugin Directory (

remember.eps The greatest plugin of all is Akismet, which I describe in Chapter 10. Akismet is the answer to comment and trackback spam; it kills spam dead. It’s installed with WordPress. Chapter 10 contains information on how to locate, download, unpack, install, activate, and manage plugins in your WordPress blog.


Developer: Automattic

Jetpack is not just one simple plugin; it’s a suite of plugins that connects your self-hosted website running with the hosted service — and brings you many of the features that users enjoy. Jetpack bundles great features such as Stats: ...

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