Top 10 Favorite WordPress Plugins

Whew! WordPress has made some great strides these past couple of years and GlobalSpex has been moving many new customers toward this content management and blog application lately. It’s free and very easy to install.

Wordpress Plugins

We’ve learned that there are some basic plugins that should be installed with each WordPress website. These are administrative plugins that make managing your WordPress a bit easier. Be careful as each WordPress website is unique and could have custom code or plugins that render some plugins useless.

Always test before using any plugin and BACKUP!

  1. All in One SEO Pack
    Optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines. It allows you to create a unique title, description, and keyword tags. Avoids the typical duplicate content found on WordPress blogs
  2. cforms ii
    cforms is a powerful and feature rich form plugin for WordPress, offering convenient deployment of multiple Ajax driven contact forms throughout your blog or even on the same page.
  3. pageMash
    Customize the order your pages are listed in and manage the parent structure with this simple ajax drag-and-drop administrative interface with an option to toggle the page to be hidden from output. Great tool to quickly re-arrange your page menus.
  4. Ultimate Google Analytics
    Adds Google Analytics JavaScript to each page on your weblog without making changes to your template. The plugin can also add tracking to outbound links, downloads from your own site and mailto: links using the FREE Google analytics application.
  5. WordPress Database Backup
    WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database. Be sure to follow the instructions for security.
  6. WP htaccess Control
    provides an interface to add custom htaccess rules to the htaccess file generated by WordPress. It also includes an improved and much more stable version of Custom Author Permalink.
  7. Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu
    All admin links are shown in a neat horizontal CSS driven drop down menu. Makes moving to different pages easier.
  8. Google XML Sitemaps
    All admin links are shown in a neat horizontal CSS driven drop down menu. Makes moving to different pages easier.
  9. Akismet
    Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.
  10. WordPress Automatic Upgrade. WordPress Automatic Upgrade allows a user to automatically upgrade the wordpress installation to the latest one provided by
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Christina Hawkins

Since 1999, Christina has been designing and building exceptional websites. With many years of experience in creating thousands of websites, she understands the need for continuing education in her field and, therefore, is constantly learning and teaching others about internet marketing and digital processes. Christina is known for her highly-collaborative methods that help her realize the vision each customer has to successfully create engaging content to captivate targeted audiences across multiple platforms. Christina has honed her digital marketing and graphic design skills so that she can help B2B industries get their message out to their target audience in the right way. In addition to her ability as a digital marketer, Christina serves as a coach and mentor with WPElevation to other digital marketing freelancers, helping them grow their businesses. She is also a sponsor and co-leader of Houston's WordPress Meetup.

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