Essentials Plugins For Wordpress
Wordpress can be customized and developed by two means, in addition to the options offered by the administering panel: a theme to change the appearance, and plugins to add functions. Plugins are installed easily by storing files in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory and often add a menu of extra options.
Plugins for the content
They help to develop the features about the content of the site, to make it more dynamic in particular.
Awesome : Image gallery
A plugin of gallery image is not required if you create post with the offline editor Live Writer: it allows you to create galleries very easily. Unless you want to add a name or description beside the photos because Live Writer does not. But Live Writer tends to multiply image files on the site.
Plugins of presentation
They change the appearance of the blog regardless of the theme that we have installed.
Pagebar : Navigation
The plugin replaces the words "older" and "newer" at the bottom of page by a list of numbers corresponding to sets of pages and thus allow to go to a group without shifting them one by one. To be used on a blog where SEO in not important, as adding too much irrelevant links is not good.
YARPP : Related
The "related posts" plugins are supposed to add links to posts in connection with the one displayed.
Plugins of site management
They complement the administering panel and add management functions.
Hyper cache : Speeding up
There are several plug-in to accelerate the loading of pages. It is both simple to install and efficient.
All-in-One SEO : Optimizing
Eeases engines in indexing articles. It allows to control the content of <title> tag, and possibly <description>, useful for the pages with small textual content.
Google XML Sitemaps : Sitemap Generator
Automatically generates the map of your site for Google and other search engines. With each new post or update, the sitemap is changed and engines are notified. The compressed format is supported. Easy to install and configure.
Some plugins offer to generate the "keyword" meta for "SEO". It is unnecessary, engines prefer to use the words in the visible text, rather than a hidden list that visitors do not see.
With this plugin you can add news to the home page of your website even if it is powered by another CMS.