WordPress is one blogging platform that can be easily upgraded with latest plugins. Although there are an array of wordpress plugins available, only a few have made it to the top. Here are the Top 10 WordPress Plugins in 2009.
Bloggers using WordPress based websites will find this plugin very useful. It allows you to brand the WordPress admin section using unique header and footer. It also removes WordPress links to better distinguish the site as a custom work and reinforce the sites branding.
You can search your blog, Wikipedia, images, videos, and Google while writing a post with this plugin. You can then link the search results to your post’s keywords. You can also edit them if they are from your own blog increasing productivity and at the same time the appeal of your posts.
This plugin allows you to have your own rating system for your posts. You can display stats on the sidebar and also customize the stars in your rating.
This plugin allows you to promote older posts by classifying them under latest posts. The plugin chooses a particular older post at random and revises the timestamp. As a result, the post appears as a latest post on your blog.
This compact plugin allows you to back up the current theme, uploaded images and plugin directories. You can schedule the backup to occur at a particular time and set it to be sent to your email address.
6. WP GreetBox
This plugin inserts a special greeting box on top of blog posts based on the source of the readers like Google, RSS, Technorati etc. It also informs the visitor about how simple it is to subscribe to the RSS feed.
This is an essential plugin to help your blog do well in search engines. It helps by automatically informing Google on updates in your website.
Broken links can severely affect your page rank. This plugin investigates your webpages and shows all the broken links, allowing you to repair them with ease.
9. In the Loop
With this handy plugin you can easily add stuff to the end of your blog posts. You don’t have to mess up with the template to add codes to your webpages anymore.
When you use wordpress as CMS, you would have found that the WebPages are not shown in the RSS feed. To solve this issue, all you have to do is install this plugin and your web pages will start showing in the RSS feed.